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Affinity by J.N. Williamson
Ashenden or the British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham
At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Matthessen
Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis
To Bathe in Lightning by Anne Gay
The Bird Shaman's Girl by Judith Moffett
Birthday Card, Where Are You? by Harriet Ziefert
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Fortunately by Remy Charlip
The Great Ringtail Garbage Caper by Timothy Foote
Honesty: Zach's Tall Tale by Shelagh Canning
Journey to the Orange Islands by Tracey West
Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems
Lucky You by Carl Hiaasen
M is for Malice by Sue Grafton
The Mysterious Island (Secrets of Droon 3) by Tony Abbott
Mystery of the Moaning Cave by William Arden
National Velvet by Enid Bagnold
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
The Recreation Room by Albert E. Cowdrey
Responsibility: Annie Shows Off by Shelagh Canning
Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters
Sock at Work by Shelagh Canning
The Star to Every Wandering Barque by James Stoddard
Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O'Connell Thundershock in Pummelo Stadium by Tracey West
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Comments for Auntie Mame

Auntie MameAuntie Mame: 11/01/07

Auntie Mame was one of my favorite movies as a child. So when BookCrossing offered me the chance to read the book that inspired the film, I had to jump on it. Of course, real life being what it is, I ended up shelving the book for about three years before I finally read it. The Book to Movie Challenge at SMS Reviews finally inspired me to read the book.

Auntie Mame (An Irreverent Episode) is the first in a series of books by Patrick Dennis (Edward Everett Tanner III). This memoir, while perhaps inspired by real people in his life. In that regard, Auntie Mame is among a number of novels disguised as memoirs: Life on the Mississippi, Tales from Margaritaville, most of Philip Roth's novels and so forth.

I have to admit that while I enjoyed some of the chapters, over all I found Dennis's style of writing rather dry. The situations he dreamed up are bizarre but the way in which he describes them manages to drain the humor right out of the situation.

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Comment #1: Sunday, November, 4, 2007 at 15:07:34

Callista

I've added this to the Book to Movie listing. I too have noticed a whole bunch of books that were made into Movies that I didn't have on my list. I'd read them like you are but I have too many other challenges I'm doing. "