Monday, August 19, 2013

2013 Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge: Second Roundup

We are past the second month mark so I'm sharing some new entries for the 2013 Summer Reading Classic Film Book Challenge.

Everyone can chose to read up to 6 books but if you read a total 6 and review them by September 15th, you are eligible to win a prize. The prize in question is your choice of any single disc movie from the Warner Archive and up to $30 worth of books from Barnes and Noble or your favorite Independent Bookstore (or a gift certificate). The prize can be modified if the winner is from outside the U.S.!

How is everyone doing? I have 3 books read, 2 books reviewed, I'm almost done with my 4th book and I'm half way through my 5th. I'm starting to feel the time crunch but I'm confident I can finish the 6 before the deadline of September 15th.

If you are behind, don't be discouraged. Make a plan. Figure out how much reading you have to do, how long you have and try to make daily goals. You can do it! Also, be realistic. If reading 6 books isn't going to happen, lower your number.

On to the reviews!

Lê of Crítica Retrô
Lembranças de Hollywood, de Dulce Damasceno de Brito (There is a Translate button for those of you who are not fluent in Portuguese!)

Margaret of The Great Katharine Hepburn
Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching by Jennifer C. Garlen
Movies and the Battle of the Sexes by ZetMec
The Private World of Katharine Hepburn by John Bryson

Raquel of Out of the Past
My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles

Rich of Wide Screen World
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by Dick Moore

Sara on Goodreads
My Lunches with Orson: Conversations Between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles
The Making of The African Queen, or: How I went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and almost lost my mind by Katharine Hepburn

Travis of Cinemalacrum
 British Cinema and the Cold War: The State, Propaganda and Consensus
Killer Kaiju Monsters

(Editor's Note: If you have posted since July 15th and your review is not included above, let me know in the comment section below and I'll add it.) 


  1. Very excited that Margaret chose my book for one of her posts! Looks like the Orson Welles book is getting lots of attention - I want to read that one, so thanks for the reminder to everyone who is reviewing it. :)

  2. Here's a great review of the Orson Welles book:
    Thanks for sending readers my way!


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