Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Just Living, No Jessica

So remember when we always had a project going on?  

Yeah, well I don't think any of do this year.  Do we?

I thought my project this year would be to read 20 books and watch 20 movies and review them all.  What's the problem with that?

Well, besides the fact that I'm afraid I'd offend you all with my choices - also, apparently I'm unusually picky and weird.

I have strange tastes and there's no rhyme or reason as to what I will like.  I definitely hate reading a book or watching a movie and being able to predict the end.  If I guess what will happen I immediately hate it.  I hate a happy movie that's made with no other reason except to be happy.  

One of my biggest, worst, largest pet peeves is reading a book and loving it, and then seeing the movie and being so sorely, sadly, crushingly disappointed.  

Example: Memoirs of a Geisha.  I remember sitting in the hallway of our first little apartment huddled up to the heater, skipping a SHOWER, nearly being late to work to read more of that book.
Saw the movie and was sad.

Example: The Time Travelers Wife.  Finished the book, and immediately closed it, opened the first page and started reading it again.
Saw the movie and was mad.

Example: Water for Elephants.  Exciting book, full of adventure, edge of your seat suspense!
Saw the movie and was bored.

There are some exceptions I do have to admit: The Help.  Little Women.  The Secret Life of Bees.  Charlotte's Web.  Anne of Green Gables.  Great books, great movies {in my weird and opinionated opinion}

Where am I going with all this?

Well, I saw a great movie and I read a great book and I'm going to review them {briefly}.  

Book: Rules of Civility.  It's not what I expected.  It would make a great movie {ha ha}

Movie: Quartet.  No need to rush out and see this at the theater, but rent it when it comes out.  It doesn't look very exciting, but it grabs you. Made me laugh, made me teary, made me watch all the way till the very last credit rolled. 


The End.


Mirjam said...

Thanks for the recommendation for the book and the movie.

CoriLynn said...

I started Rules of Civility but have not had one second lately to devote to it. You know when I start a book it consumes all my time! The prologue was good though. ;)

Jessica said...

Thanks Mirjam - It's scary giving recommendations, I hope you don't hate them :) Maybe on the plane ride, Cori?