Thursday, July 8, 2010

Movie Night!!

I"ve been pooped all week and the kids are out of the house tonight with their friends and I don't have THAT much else that i OUGHT to be doing...so it's Movie Night!

My new netflix is here - The Last Station


Who doesn't love Helen Miran! And James McAvoy is awesome!

I didn't get to see the end, but my girls bawled their eyes out in Remember Me.


I did see most of it and I'm telling you, Robert Pattinson is a way better actor than he's been allowed to be in the Twilight Series!! Youngest Angel cried so much she had wet spots on her shirt!! Seriously have to see this movie!!

I did finish and fall in a weird dysfunctional sorta love with The Jane Austen Book Club.

I shouldn't have liked it because it's a neat package and I hate neat packages... I think, because I DID like it! Very Much! And I longed for a group of friends like those who would sit around basking in Austen! awww. Sorta like Bloggers ;)

Off to make popcorn :)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Awesome Awesome!!

I just finished my first book for the Summer Reading Challenge I joined.



The book was Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan.


Synopsis

A 2011 Stonewall Children's & Young Adult Literature Honor Book
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.

Review:



I've read every John Green book and didn't really expect to like this book, or at least not much. I mean face it, John Green's writing is incredible so I would only assume David Levithan's would be good too. But the characters in Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska seemed to blend in my mind a bit, so I guessed this book would be more of the same.

But it really wasn't. It was in a way, in that "unrealized expectations idealist youth meets reality" sorta way. But the rest was pretty fresh and turned more to how fast teens move and how much they miss that's right there with them because they don't take 1 second to appreciate anything.

All in All... Abundance of Katherine's will be my favorite forever because it was my first, but Will Grayson Will Grayson will be a milisecond out of a tie for first. I loved this book.

As a disclaimer --  it is a young adult book...but make no mistake the emphasis is on the ADULT. Language and discussions are not really for the tweeners. High Schoolers will do just fine with it.

Thanks John and David for a great read and as always.... DFTBA!!


(oh yeah...that's Don't Forget To Be Awesome, John's Vlog brother's moto)