Thursday, April 1, 2010

Gossip Time!

When I was in middle school I read the Babysitter's Club. During the early teen years I read vampire novels by Anne Rice. Interview with the Vampire was the 90's version of Twilight, although I don't believe it ever got quite as hyped up. In high school a friend's mom lent me a copy of The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, and I have been a Nicholas Sparks fan ever since. And now every Christmas Sarcastically Delicious (aka boyfriend) gives me Spark's latest book as a present. Books are the BEST present.

I finished reading the Last Song yesterday and recommend it. Spark's books are typically about love and tragedy and are usually about adults. But I believe this book could be considered YA because it's told from the point of view of three very different teens and one adult.

I don't want to give too much of the story away since the movie was just released. I won't ruin it for you like Miley Ray Cyrus ruined the book for me when she did an interview on Jay Leno's Tonight Show. When Leno asked her why she did the movie, she replied, "I did it because it's a story of a Dad blah blah blah." (Don't want to ruin it for you). At that point I was only 50% of the way through the book and I was like NO! She didn't just say that!  Of course it kind of ruined the book for me, but that's neither here nor there.

Nicholas Spark's books often make me cry (or bawl may be appropriate), so I usually don't watch the movies. Why would I want to put myself through that twice? So when someone recommends a book or a movie, I will ask if it has a sad ending. And if it does, then i won't watch it or prepare myself with a box of Kleenex. So for those of you who need to know, I would say the Last Song is not as sad as Dear John. It's a mixture of happiness and sadness.


  1. I've heard great things about Nicholas Sparks!

    Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. I heard they changed the movie ending for DJ b/c audiences didn't like the sad conclusion -- gotta love Hollywood.