And Julie & Julia:
Both at the same time (I do that sometimes), so that I can get out to see the movies.
They are both pretty "brainy" books (also known as, :) literary fiction) and so it helps to take a break from the eloquently flowing sentences and big words of one, and dive into the other.
If there is a movie I want to see and I know it's based on a book, I do my darndest to read the book first.
I like to compare the book to the movie and see how they envisioned the scenes and what they changed.
Does anyone else do that?
Also, I have this crazy little pipe dream of the young adult book I just finished writing being published and then later, being turned into a movie. YEP!
It is a zombie love story (shocking, I know, coming from me-you were probably expecting something more along the lines of Gossip Girl or Sex in the City), and my leading man isn't zombie-ish at all (until he turns into one), he's rather dreamy. And his love interest, well, she kind of resembles me (not personality wise, though) and she's got some dark and mysterious stuff of her own going on.......
So here's how I envision it:
The leading man (whose mature, but young) should be played by a relatively unknown actor, like say, Chris Pine (although Star Trek has made him popular):
Or, maybe, Channing Tatum:
But I'd take Jake or Zac too :) Really I'd love Johnny Depp or Christian Bale but they're (yikes) too old for the character (like me). ;)
(But we'll have to rough them up a little and make them look more scruffy and bad boyish for the zombie parts)
And my leading lady (mature, but young too) would be played by Megan Fox:
Or as my BFF, Denise suggests (she read my manuscript and we have these silly conversations), Camilla Belle:
I know, I know: SILLY (but fun)!