Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Past Pages to Big Screen

Dear John....

I think back on Dear John by Nicholas Sparks fondly because it was the book that got me back into reading. It was the book that motivated me to move from non-reader to mild book junkie and could hardly contain myself when it came to the big screen.

I always look foward to any movie when I have read the book even though we all know the chances of leaving the theatre disappointed are high. I will even watch the movie when I didn't like the book hoping that the movie will be better. Case in point, Time Travelers' Wife. Everyone warned me and I went anyways. I couldn't help myself, I love Rachel McAdams.

If I think a books cheesy, although I still might enjoy it, the movie will put me into a cheese coma. I may be glutton for punishment but One For the Money by Janet Evanovich I fully intend to watch July 8, 2011. At least I'm not lactose intolerant.

In the spirit of blogging and I Am Number Four week, Monday I decided to visit a real movie rental store and face looming late charges to finish something I started months ago. Kite Runner has been gnawing at the back of my mind. To put the universe back in balance I knew I had to watch the movie. To my suprise I found that having read the book first actually enhanced the movie. In fact its safe to say if I had watched the movie without reading the book I would NOT have liked it or even finished it. Now I wonder why I ever put it off.

Confessions of a Shopaholic.... Corn and cheese ball fest I know, but fashion is a guilty pleasure. While the movie as a whole was "eh" the dance with the fan made it all worth while. Check it out.
Confessions of a Shopaholic - Fan-tastic Dancing: "Confessions of a Shopaholic - Movie Clip"

Marley and Me.... I cried like a baby in both book and movie. Enough said.

I had to pick an ornery picture to prevent tears welling in my eyes.

Even though Dear John the movie may have crapped on my fond memory of Dear John the book, I am confident I am number Four will not conjure up the same sentiments.....


  1. Don't hate, but I actually preferred the movie Dear John to the book!

  2. I LOVE the fan dance!! It has inspired many of my mad dance moves!

  3. Well said sister! I hope hope hope they do a movie for The Host!