Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Two Books And A Movie Review!

I have the day off from work! No, I didn't call off, it's my scheduled day. I have some serious house cleaning that I want to get done. I also want to find some new tunes for my IPOD. And I want to spend a couple of hours reading. I am reading two books right now, and I thought I would share a little bit of my opinion of them with you all. Now remember everyone, I am BEHIND the times! Let me just go ahead and get this one out of the way!

I am so Behind the times, that I think this is some kind of generic book cover or something. It took me forever to find a picture of it! I found tons of sites that had the hands holding the apple. It made me wonder if I was reading the right book! I was at Walmart last weekend, and finally remembered to look for it. There it was, in paperback for $5.95. Well, I couldn't pass it up. Normally I would buy the hardback, as I just prefer the "feel" of a hardback book over a paperback. If I really get into it, I will go back and spring for the good one. I'm only on page 32 right now, but I think that I am going to like it. I'll keep you posted.

This next one, I started about two weeks ago, and I am having a hard time with it! It started off weird, and it keeps getting weirder. I don't really like it, but I have to know how it ends. Again, behind the times. I would LOVE to go see the Broadway Production, but for now I will struggle through the book. I actually prefer to read a book before seeing the movie or stage performance. So here it is...

I am about half way done with it, and it's my goal to finish it before the end of the week. I keep hoping that there will be that "Ah-Ha" moment where it all comes together, and the weirdness of it all makes so much sense. We'll see!

And I am throwing this review in here as a treat just for you. Go ahead, yell at me.....blow off some steam...throw something at the monitor...kick me out of the chick flick club...question my judgment for what I am about to write...I watched this the other night...

...and I don't like it. There, I said it. I didn't hate it (not like I hate "Fargo"!), but I didn't like it.

The first time I watched it, I got into my favorite PJ's, I sat down with my supper and my favorite blanket, and pushed the play button expecting great things! .......hmmm.......

The second time I watched it (same night), I turned on the sing-a-long feature, turned the surround sound on, and sang along to the great ABBA songs!......hmmmmm........

The third time I watched it, (next night), I had been out to dinner and had a couple of drinks. I came home and poured one more glass of wine, scooted the foot stool out of the way, turned on the surround sound, turned on the sing-a-long feature, and danced and sang while I watched it!

Still. Nothing. I must be doing something wrong, because people LOVE this movie! I love musicals. I even liked "Moulin Rouge" for crying out loud.

What movies did you have high expectations for, that left you feeling like the odd one out?


Janene said...

Cassie~You are so funny!
I haven't read or seen any of those!
So I am more behind than you are!
Thank you for the reviews!

Janene said...

Cassie~You are so funny!
I haven't read or seen any of those!
So I am more behind than you are!
Thank you for the reviews!

Janene said...

Cassie~You are so funny!
I haven't read or seen any of those!
So I am more behind than you are!
Thank you for the reviews!

Anonymous said...

Over from SITS.

I too tried to read Wicked, and never could get into it... I ended up taking it back to the library.

I've read all the Twilight series - it became a quest to find out what happens in the end too - but it was a fast and easy read! Wicked was just like pulling teeth. I am sure I would much rather see the broadway show! :)

Nicolle said...

I am on the third Twilight book. I guess because I waited so long between 2 and 3, I kind of lost interest. I hope to get back into them and finish. I liked the movie...it was corny, but pretty much met my expectations.

I have not read Wicked or seen Mama Mia. I don't really watch a lot of musicals. That cracked me up that you watched it 3 times though! :)

We recently saw a mob movie. I can't think of the name of it for the life of me, but it was awful and we had heard it was great.

I hope you're getting a lot done on your day off!

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by to say hello from SITS!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

This is why we primarily rent rather than going to the theatre to see a movie. I had heard Mama Mia didn't cut it as a movie so I haven't rented it for that reason.

Movies I didn't get..."The DaVinci Code"...the book was so much better and now I see they are making "Angels and Demons" into a movie too. Oh boy!!

Dawn said...

Hi Cassie
How you doing?
I can never find the time to read books - I usually have craft mags and no time for books - still haven't finished the last one.
I sart my new job on Tuesday so kinda looking forward to it although not so much crafting or blogging!!!


Nicolle said...

Hi Cassie! Thanks for all of your sweet comments. I've missed seeing you on here lately! :) I know you're probably playing catch-up on your day off. Talk to ya soon!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Drinking and singing and you still didn't like it?? Hmm, my friends and I had a good time at it, and it really isn't my type of movie, but I loved it.

The one that made me really sad was Shopaholic. I LOVED that whole series of books, but man, the movie was really just wrong.

Tooj said...

Hi there. I am stopping by from SITS roll call. I actually have a post to do about Mama Mia since I just viewed it recently myself. It certainly wasn't a favorite, but I didn't dislike it. I'd venture to say I DID like it...I think. I laughed out loud a few times. Anyhow...have a good Sunday night!

Catherine Holman said...

Hi Cassie,
I loved Twilight and just finished the second book. I know I'm a little old for these, but I still enjoyed them. I could not finish Wicked and was not determined to finish it.
Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cassie..Well I am not a reader or much of a Movie fan!!!lol..
but I did enjoy the music in Mamma Mia I have to admit...
Have a fab weekend:)♥

Queenie Jeannie said...

I agree 100%!!

Loved Twilight (all the books!)
Hated Wicked.
Hated Mama Mia (although I LOVE Abba!!)

Nicolle said...

I'm worried about you! Are you doing OK??

Nicolle said...

I seriously miss you!