Friday, August 28, 2009

The Time Travler's Wife

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I didn't want anything to do with this book/movie. As most people who know me know, I hate liking things that are cool "in the now". I didn't watch The Office until after the 3rd season. I didn't watch scrubs until it was well into it's 4th or 5th. I didn't watch Desperate Housewives until earlier this year (and quickly fell out of it). But while on vacation my sister, who is an English teacher and reads lots and lots of books, told me the Time Traveler's Wife was really good. I saw the trailer for the movie, and it made me laugh. It seemed like the main character was just whining, "you're never home, you're always off time traveling". But I bought the book Wednesday night, and started reading it yesterday. I finished it last night at 1am. I couldn't put it down. It was amazing. Sure, there are loopholes and whatnot, but the pure romance helped me to look past that. Unfortunately, what always happens, happened. I read the book, loved it, felt it too much, and cried until 3am. This is why I don't like romantic movies or books. I just feel too much. I feel silly now this morning. But looking forward to seeing the movie later tonight. $20 my next post is about my new celebrity crush on Eric Bana.

What books make you feel like this? I'm a masochist, I want another.

14 comments:

The Snuggler said...

"Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Seuss. Just kidding. Chuck Palahniuk books fuck me up, hence the reason I haven't finished "Invisible Monsters"

Nicole said...

No No No no Desperate Housewives sucked this season! You must give it another chance lol Netflix it or something =D I am excited to read/watch Time Travelers Wife I am just not sure which to do 1st =D

Mrs. Marine said...

I am currently reading that book, I love it and I am not that far into it! I definitely plan on seeing the movie after I finish the book.
Have you read "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks - Awesome love story!

Anonymous said...

another favorite of mine: Snow Flower and the Secre Fan by Lisa See...another all-time favorite!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I liked the book, but not the ending. I thought it ended sooner, when Henry... you know. I don't want to spoil it for anyone.

And usually, I'm one of those people who avoids the mainstream, too.

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Stacie's Madness said...

oh wow. now I want to read this.

My Sister's Keeper- I haven't seen the movie yet, but the book was really good.

by Jodi Picoult

Dori said...

This is one of my favorite books. I read it a good while back and just loved it :)

I recently saw the movie and I liked it too.

Pricilla said...

I read the book a couple of years ago and did love it.

I still read Gone with the Wind. At least once a year. The book far outshines the movie for me.

Try The Count of Monte Cristo. It's long but full of revenge, love lost, love found...I read that one once a year too.

Dorothy said...

Thanks for reminding me I wanted to read that book so far I haven't heard anyone say it wasn't fantastic.

Dorothy from grammology
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Duni said...

I read a lot of books, and many of them 'stay' with me for days after...I get really caught up in some of the stories :)

ps - I'll probably watch the movie to this book too.

One Creative Queen said...

I'm SO glad to know I'm not the only one who goes thru this. I avoid them at all costs. My 'beasts make fun of me because I'll even (literally) run away at sad commercials. I'm glad you're wanting another...but I'm (politely) staying away from the comments to this post. I want nothing to do with books/movies that make me "feel". Even after seeing Beaches like a 15,035 times, I'm avoiding it, too...since I still cry.

I'm glad you liked the book...and either way, Eric Bana is pretty hot. I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers!;) xx

Petula said...

Yes, I heard this is really good and I'm looking forward to reading the book and seeing the movie.

Holly said...

I love all of Jodi Picoult's book. I just got into reading so I'm still new to it.