The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I had heard sometime back that it was a good book but opted not to get it as I was reading “educational” stuff at the time and I wanted to stay focused on that. But because the movie was coming out I bought it to read before I saw the movie. I can see and fully understand why people would have an issue with the book and thereby the movie. The book goes between Clare’s and Henry’s perspective in a time line based on their first meeting in a diary sort of telling. This one contains adult language. The reason, I think, some folks will have issues with the book…well what do you think of a forty-something year old man appearing naked around a little girl, yeah. That said I enjoyed the book and give it 4 thumbs up.
Movie Time Traveler’s Wife: If you have read the book and liked it you may not like the movie, it starts when they meet in “real time.” If you read it and didn’t like the book well I’m sure you won’t be going to the movie. I give the movie 2 thumbs on accounta I wanted to see it, but not real happy because they changed some elements that appeared in book and did not show enough of Clare’s life moving on and the deep love she had for Henry.
The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum. It was the cover followed by the title that caught my eye. The story of a female lawyer, Emily, trying to cope with her past, current life and an aging grandparent. Emily was portrayed well, in fact she could have been a friend. I will not give anything away for this one although there is some, well maybe more then some, adult language in it. I give it 5 thumbs up (only because some adult verbiage was a bit much)
Julie and Julia: What can I say about Meryl other than I love her comedian style. Inspiring movie for some folks I’m sure. My beloved was a little leery of the chick flick status but he laughed just as hard if not harder then I. We both figure that the real Julia Child was a hoot and this move is a definite 6 thumbs up.
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright. The cover is what first attracted me followed by the title. Jack wrote a letter every Wednesday to his wife Laurel, some were funny recaps of events others were mundane. In my opinion there were not enough letters exposed in the book about this couple’s lifetime of love. I found the beginning filled with too much of an information dump and skimmed over 3 or 4 chapters. For me there were too many characters, as endearing as some were they only cluttered the room. It was predictable and typical… I thought the best character was A and P, the family friend who had a thing for flashlights. I give this book a 1 thumb up for the cover…and that is my fifteen dollar and ninety nine cent opinion.
The Proposal- a cute and yes predictable story line. That Ryan is a real cutie pie, Sandra did a good funny mean lady and Betty White…well if you know anything of Betty and her totally unpredictable characters prepare for rolling laughter during the Indian scene in the woods. Yes this was a 5 thumbs up kinda movie.
There y'all go my summer reading and movie re-viewing
FTC Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any form for any of my opinions in this post