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I am offering a release challenge again for 2015. No prizes, only bragging rights.


1. Book must have been made into a movie
e.g., Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
or book was based on a movie
e.g., Fantastic Voyage, by Isaac Asimov

Made-for-television movies and mini-series count, as well as motion pictures that were shown in theatres.

Except for mini-series, books that were made into television series or which are based on television series are not included in this challenge.

Books published in any year, and movies released in any year, are eligible.

2. All releases must be wild. Releases to OBCZs or thrift shops will be considered wild.

3. Releases that fit multiple release challenges are welcome.

4. After journaling your release, record it here with a link to your journal entry. Please mention in your release note that the book was released as part of this challenge.

5. Optional: celebrate catches and new members resulting from this challenge.

6. This challenge will run from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, your time.



1. The Colour of Magic ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13104654/ ), photo. [I actually braved the chill weather (20 degrees F, wind-chill to 6) to drop off a few books, choosing sheltered spots where I hope someone nabs them before they freeze solid {wry grin}.]


choosing sheltered spots where I hope someone nabs them before they freeze solid {wry grin}.]

You optimist, you!!


2. Laura ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13107355 ), with photo.


Both released on New Year's Day, with release photos.

1. Flight of the Intruder - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13089251
2. The Hunger Games - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8171514


#001: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12786668 - Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Thank you for hosting this challenge again.



1. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13047112/
2. The Three Musketeers, http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13113173



3. Carrie ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13118234/ ), wild release, photo.


1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13024004/ Nights in Rodanthe

2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012584/ Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil



6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13037832/ Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and Other Battles


4. The Maltese Falcon ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13132077/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


7 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090846/ Nancy Drew: A Novelization of the Hit Movie

8 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033331/ Night at the Museum: The Junior Novelization

9 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13004425/ New Moon

10 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13058278/ The Hugo Movie Companion: A Behind the Scenes Look at How a Beloved Book Became a Major Motion Picture

11 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13105020/ Spy Kids Adventures # 7: Superstar Spies

12 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13148800/ The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

13 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13039369/ The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963




16 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090826/ My Friend Flicka

17 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13119205/ Nancy Drew Case Files # 45: Out of Bounds

18 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090836/ War Horse

19 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13011753/ Ramona Quimby, Age 8

20 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13172308/ The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

21 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13024187/ The Tooth Fairy: Junior Novelization

22 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13148803/ Disney Fairies: Tinkerbell: A Fairy Tale

23 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12922781/ Sounder



#002: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12673288 - Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta.
#003: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12786701 - Paper Planes by Phil Joho.





25 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090902/ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

26 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012644/ The Swiss Family Robinson

27 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13144674/ Coraline

28 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12847293/ A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning

29 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13068371/ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

30 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13179542/ The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

31 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13177034/ The Perfect Storm

32 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12721188/ Robin Hood: The Story Behind the Legend

33 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13144070/ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


5. Kitchen ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743979/ ), multiple challenges.

6. The Picture of Dorian Gray ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13199595/ ), photo.


5. Kitchen ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12743979/ ), multiple challenges.

I had no idea that there'd been a movie, but it does make sense that there'd be a Japanese version..



7. The Manchurian Candidate ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13173963/ ), multiple challenges.

8. Flash Gordon ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13202848/ ), multiple challenges.


34 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13038980/ The Nanny Diaries: A Novel

35 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13186901 Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest

36 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090925/ Like Water for Chocolate


9. She ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6219599/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



#004: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12961459 - Last Orders by Graham Swift.


10. Tristram Shandy ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13214170/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

11. Mrs. Miniver ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13115491/ ), photo.


12. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13173455/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

13. Redwall ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13106631/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



wingmrsmontaguewing 4 yrs ago


37 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090458/ The Winter of Our Discontent

38 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12742654/ Love in the Time of Cholera

39 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13068372/ Angels & Demons


40 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13158017/ Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia


41 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13058282/ Like Water for Chocolate

42 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13056504/ Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

43 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13166543/ Angela's Ashes

44 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13157893/ The Little Mermaid


45 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13180148/ Mr. Bean's Holiday: Have a Good Trip, Mr. Bean!: The Junior Novelization


14. The Gods Trilogy ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13115507/ ), in memory of author Terry Pratchett. [This omnibus edition includes Hogfather, which was adapted to the screen.] With photo.


46 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13217444/ Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom



msrubble 4 yrs ago
Release 1
About time (I hear you say). I am starting off this year with a dual challenge release.

Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone

It also qualifies for Never Judge a Book by Its Cover, week 11 (some green on the cover).


48 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012608/ Disney's Pocahontas

49 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13013750/ Kong: Meet Kong and Ann

50 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13233602/ The Bridge of San Luis Rey



54 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13201482/ Bridge to Terabithia

55 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13201528/ Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Storybook


56 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13208941/ Disney's Pocahontas: The Sparkling River

57 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13203638/ Push [Precious]



#005: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12961454 - Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy



The Shootist.

It's also in Never Judge a Book by Its Cover, week 12 (double letters).


16. The Egyptian ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12845365/ ), multiple challenges, photo.






wingPlum-crazywing 4 yrs ago
Release 1
1 One for the Money - Janet Evanovich http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13185538

bit of a slow start this year...



#5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13222622/
#6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13222622

Quick question, mrsmontague. Your fifth and sixth releases seem to be the same book. Typo?


#5 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13222622/
#6 http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13222622

Quick question, mrsmontague. Your fifth and sixth releases seem to be the same book. Typo?

Yeah - I'll go back through and see which one I meant!



1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13250997/ The Da Vinci Code
2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13257895/ Be Cool (starring John Travolta!)
3 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13284097/ Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
4 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13257885/ Full Dress Gray
5 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13269123/ Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors
6 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13303154/ Fifty Shades of Grey


18. Legend of Sleepy Hollow ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13040508/ ), photo.


19. The Collected Works of Oscar Wilde ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6419949/ ), for "The Canterville Ghost"; multiple challenges, photo.

20. Into the Wild ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13231558/ ), multiple challenges, photo.


#006: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033190 - The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
#007: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12786669 - A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean



21. Complete Works of Oscar Wilde ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13231561/ ), multiple challenges, photo. [The book includes several works that inspired films.]


64 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13223484/ Beloved

65 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13255624 Postcards from the Edge

66 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13205840/ Cry, the Beloved Country

67 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13217447/ The Constant Gardener

68 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13205797/ Toy Story 3: Woody's Wild Adventure

69 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13286342/ Walt Disney's Dumbo

70 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13012651/ The Call of the Wild

71 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12847300/ The Call of the Wild

72 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13157999/ The Call of the Wild and White Fang


Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. There was a 2005 TV movie with Halle Berry. It's also in the NJABBIC challenge, week 16. Tree on cover.



Pride and Prejudice. Filmed many times. Also in the NJABBIC release challenge, week 17.


msrubble 4 yrs ago
Catch #2

Pride and Prejudice.

Caught by a geocacher, the day after I released it.


#008: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033198 - Gallipoli by Jack Bennett
#009: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13033199 - The Breaker by Kit Denton

Joint challenges.


wingPlum-crazywing 4 yrs ago
Release 2
2 Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella


msrubble 4 yrs ago
Release 5


The Scarlet Letter

Bridge to Terabithia. Also part of the NJABBIC challenge, week 17.


22. V ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/2168550/ ), multiple challenges, photo.




74 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13192378/ Disney High School Musical: Stories from East High # 7: Friends 4Ever?


msrubble 4 yrs ago
Release 8


23. The Bonfire of the Vanities ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12580706/ ), multiple challenges, photo.

24. The Colour of Magic ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13352028/ ), photo.



3 The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window & Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson

4 One Day - David Nicholls


msrubble 4 yrs ago
Release 11
Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor




5 The Reader - Bernhard Schlink

6 Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen


msrubble 4 yrs ago
Release 12
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


80 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090928/ The Secret Garden

81 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13090908/ The Road

82 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13192380/ Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass


The Bridges of Madison County.

It also counts for the Never Judge a Book by Its Cover release challenge, week 21.


83 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13205917/ Master and Commander

84 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13227636/ The Pelican Shakespeare: Hamlet

85 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13157924/ A Raisin in the Sun: The Unfilmed Original Screenplay [see JE]


msrubble 4 yrs ago
Release 14


7 The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

8 About A Boy - Nick Hornby



With release photos - one caught!

13. My Girl 2 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13365907
14. The Bourne Ultimatum - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13365919 - CAUGHT!


25. Dance Till Tomorrow V. 1 ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8454654/ ), multiple challenges, photo.



Both are dual release challenges. Never Judge a Book by Its Cover's theme for week 22 was one-word titles.





Caught. Happy dance, happy dance.


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