29 March 2010

New Moon ~ The Movie

I am so close to finishing the book that when my husband and I went to the store to pick up a couple of items I decided to rent the movie from Red Box. Holy smokes...can I just say that I liked the movie so much more than the book, for a couple of reasons.

First, obviously they had more money. For one, you didn't notice every time they re-colored someones hair for their character. The graphics were a lot better as well. To me, it also seemed that they didn't drag out the first part of the story and Jacob had a lot more of a back bone. The other part I thought was pretty great was how they dealt with bringing a story that was already a book onto the movie screen. Bella has a lot of internal dialogue so I was wondering how they were going to get the full affect of the story, but they covered that by having her send e-mails to Alice. As you all know by know I really think the first two-thirds of the book took way to long {not to mention, it was pretty depressing as well} and I really liked how they were able to condense it all, for instance Harry's heart attack.

Anyways now I need to make sure I finish the book and get started on book number three. I tried it a year ago but it never caught my attention so hopefully this time I'll be able to make it further into the story and not just give up on it. Anyone have any thoughts on the third book? Out of the series, which book did you enjoy the most and why?

26 March 2010

Stuck in Denver

My husband and I were lucky enough to take a trip to Boston so that he could look into grad schools. The weekend part of our trip was fantastic. It was perfect weather for walking around and the commuter system out there is something else.

On the days that my husband went in and interviewed with the professors I sat out in the hall and had a chance to read. I decided that the reason it has taken me so long to finish this book is because it has taken me so long to get into it. The whole first of the book is spent with Bella telling us that she thinks of Jacob as a friend but is still using him to create situations in which she gets to hear Edward. It's hard for me to get into a story line where the main character is so self involved and only wants to maintain relationships that she will directly and immensely benefit from. For me the story FINALLY picked up when Bella took a dive off the cliff. I think if she was developing feelings for Jacob this whole time there would have been more to the story to keep my attention and make the twist in the book as she runs off to save Edward all the more intriguing. She would have to choose between two who really love her and want the best for her. It also would have helped Jacob not seem like such a noodle. Don't get me wrong, I really like Jacob and think he is a very honest character, but I think most of his character develops once Alice shows up to Bella's home and he reacts but making Bella choose.

While I haven't read the last two books ~ I know Bella chooses Edward. I still have never seen the movie The Titanic, but come on I know the ship sinks. I just would like to see Bella have more of a struggle in deciding between this two guys (boys) who care so much for her instead of her walking around like a zombie for most of the book and using Jacob.

Anyways, I got a little bit of reading done during his interviews but it wasn't until we got stuck in the Denver Airport that I was really able to spend some time in the book. Our flight from Denver to home was canceled earlier in the day because of the weather but if the airport had waited an hour or so before they canceled our flight, they would have seen the skies clearing, the snow melting and the sun out still 2 hours before we were supposed to take off. We were put on another flight was was canceled, and still put on another flight. At least we made it home the same day. Most people trying to get to the same place we were going, were told that they would have to wait until the next day to get on a flight. After standing in two different customer service lines for a couple hours each I was able to sit down and wait for my flight. I am now so close to getting done with the book, now I just need to be sure to make the time to finish it.

02 March 2010

Book vs. Movie ~ Twilight Saga

Ok, it's been a while since I have written because I really have not done that much reading into New Moon. I talked with my sister a little bit and she was saying that she wants to read the books again but since New Moon (the movie) just came out and the third movie is coming out in the Spring, she told me that she is going to wait to read the books until after she sees the movies. Her reasons are ~ books are always better then movies: so she doesn't want to ruin the story in her mind by reading the book first then seeing the movie. It is like eating something that tastes bad, you always have to follow it with something better, and in this case, that would be the book. If she reads the books after watching the movies, then it will simply add to the story. Now I think I have changed my mind. Before I go much further in the books I think I will watch the movies first. That way I won't get a bad taste left in my mouth.


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