Just a few days ago, I received an e-mail telling me about an original web series from CBS.com called Novel Adventures. Here's a little bit about the new series: Lizzie, Laura, Joanna, and Amy are decidedly uninterested in the pretentious book club they belong to, but they enjoy the time away from their families. Determined to take their 'us'-time and enjoy it, they decide to use the books as inspiration. It's great to read about amazing lives, but these girls are ready to live them.
And so, the four women start a new kind of book club, picking a "novel adventure" for each book. Each meeting is an opportunity for discovery, freedom, and fun. The adventure is just the beginning.
The novels explored in the web series include the following:
The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)
Girls Like Us (Sheila Weller)
The Bourne Trilogy (Robert Ludlum)
Monster of Florence (Douglas Preston)
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry (Kathleen Flinn)
Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
Life So Far (Betty Friedan)
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society (Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows)
Knit Two (Kate Jacobs)
Check out the trailer below:
I have watched the first two episodes so far and thought they were kind of cute. I am anxious to see what adventures the women face for the last two books -- THE GUERNSEY LITERARY & POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY (which I just finished) and KNIT TWO (which is in my TBR pile.)
You can see the first two episodes as well as some bonus footage here. You can also join Novel Adventures, learn more about the show and the cast, create your own profile, chat with other book lovers, and even find book clubs in your area. (Plus, you can learn a lot about Saturn vehicles -- they sponsor the series.)