Friday, August 7, 2009

Bookies!


Over my trip to Nashville, I finished reading The Time Traveler's Wife. As I've mentioned before, the beginning was really confusing to me. I mean, how can a guy be two ages at the same time?? I was stumped!

But once the book got going it started to come together and make more sense. I would recommend sticking it out if anyone is having trouble getting started. I did, however, find myself having to go back from time to time to check Henry or Clare's ages and thinking...hm...now when did this happen again?

But overall, I think the book was great! It was unlike any book I have ever read. I simply couldn't read fast enough. I just wanted to find out what happened. But I will say, when I did find out what happened at the end...I was kind of disappointed. It just seemed like a really depressing ending. But I do believe it is worth the read if anyone is contemplating giving it a try.

I'm very interested to see how this movie transfers to film. I have convinced my husband to accompany me when it comes out (in return for seeing Funny People with Adam Sandler this weekend) so we shall see.

Next up:


I've read about 100 pages so far and it is not really about what I expected. Should be interesting!


We don't have a ton planned for the weekend...but I am meeting a group of girls after work for bowling! Yep...me...meeting girls! I know...weird! Actual friends! AND I have a Junior League event downtown on Saturday afternoon so I will be full of fun girl events for two whole days.

Hope your weekends are filled with tons of fun!!

19 comments:

~ Donna ~ said...

Im so torn, I dont know if I want to read the book "Time Traveler's Wife" or see the movie?? And Jodi Picoult's book, I have it but havent started to read it yet. I just finished "Perfect Match" and really enjoyed it. I am now reading "The Red Scarf", so far its good.

Have a great weekend!!!

Baker's Cakes said...

loved my sister's keeper! Jodi Picoult has written some great books! I want to see Julie and Julia... maybe on DVD...someday!

Mrs. W said...

I ordered the Time Travelers Wife on Amazon last week. It should be here today! I cant wait to read it!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

I want to read Time Travelers Wife! I've heard quite a bit about it!

New England Girl said...

I desperately want to read both of these selections, especially after seeing so many posts on them! :) I am going to see TTTW on film before reading the book; backwards, I know, but I wouldn't want the movie adaptation to ruin the book... or something. I just want to see the movie! haha. :)

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Heather said...

I finished Time Travelers Wife last week. I love it too but I agree about the ending. It was depressing. Cant wait for the movie though!

Kristen said...

I loved my sisters keeper, very good book! It was a very different read and took me a few chapters in to get the hang of switching characters like that. Enjoy!

The Novelista Barista said...

OOO ill have to read that one!

Im reading my sisters keeper right now..
Its really good!!! But i know there will be a ridiculously sad ending so that will suck!

a H.I.T. said...

I loved Time Traveler's Wife. Such an amazing story.

I've read a few of Jodi Picoult's books and am just not a fan. I don't like her weird twists.

PinkSass said...

I was the same way with the Time Traveler's Wife..I kept having to go back to see what ages they were. I also thought the ending was way too depressing.

I should really read my sisters keeper..it's on my list.

oh ps heard funny people is awful!

PinkSass said...

Yea good thinking. You've got to have leverage so you can go see a movie you like! :)

That was really the only part that I liked was that she waited for him. Very sweet but still very sad.

Hated the part with Gomez...sick!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i read my sister's keeper this summer and enjoyed it. haven't seen the movie yet. the time traveler's wife is on my list for this summer, so i appreciate your review. i wonder if i'll like it...

Lucy Marie said...

I'm still working on getting a hold of the time traveler's wife but I LOVED my sister's keeper. Let me know how you like it when you get done.

Newlywed Next Door said...

I've read both of these!

You know I love TTW!

And My Sisters Keeper was really good (although I thought "Nineteen Minutes" by the same author was better)

Happy reading!

Dollface said...

I def want to read the time traveler's wife book... and thanks for telling me to stick it out, sometimes i cant do that, but i will... u will love my sister's keeper... but same thing, stick it out, its amazing, xxxooo

Cristina said...

You are going to love "my sister's keeper" I read it on my honeymoon and noticed a few other women on the resort were as well, we had an impromtu book club meeting one night! lol...I want to read the time travelers wife before watching the movie

Ashley said...

I saw the preview for "time travelers wife" while seeing funny people last night and it looks interesting but I just can't decide if I want to read the book or just see the movie.

I do know that "my sister's keeper" is an amazing book and I hope you love it! I still haven't seen the movie but hopefully soon!

Marissa {sparkles and fate} said...

My Sister's Keeper is an AMAZING book!! loved it!

Kristen said...

I am wanting to read both of those books before I see the movies. I keep hearing how sad my sister's keeper is but I haven't heard much about the time travelers wife yet, thanks for sharing!!