June 07, 2010

3 chapters


3 chapters in and I'm hooked.

If you need a book to read this summer, start with Ender's Game and then jump over to Ender's Shadow. I don't see how you would ever be disappointed, especially if you like space ships and children and a well told story.


On a completely different note....
I really liked the movie Revolutionary Road. It's not happy. It's not a comedy. It's dark and twisted and sad. But told so very well. A movie doesn't have to be fun and happy to be enjoyable, in my opinion.
Tonight, I was once again berated and belittled because I liked this movie (my friends all HATED it). Sorry, friends, I like my stories with a twinge of sadness. I like to cry and feel something. A great big NO THANKS to sappy, silliness for me. I'd rather claw my eyes out than watch The Notebook. The horror!

But we can still be friends, right?!

5 comments:

Kaley said...

So, was this Jenny and Tara? I would have sided with them, but I still love you!!
without you I would have never found Emily of new moon. you've made it up to me- ha ha!

Gina said...

You know what? I like a sad movie too as long as it is ridden with deep, complex characters, which Rev. Rd. was. However, I did not like it. I thought it was dark for darkness' sake.
But I also, would rather lick a hot iron than to watch the Notebook and the like.
I recently watched Precious (based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire)
;0), Monster's Ball, and The Hurt Locker in a matter of 2 weeks. I think, perhaps, I should spread the Sadness out a bit more though. That is why Bride Wars and perhaps a good Veggie Tales Film await in my mailbox.

Anonymous said...

I am your friend.

I will never stop loving you.

I will always support you.

(except for when you say you love something that includes a self inflicted abortion)

that i cannot support.

but i still love you.

j-lo

cottage girl said...

G- beware...Bride Wars is so stupid. Someone forgot to write a storyline. But thanks for your sad movie support. We can watch cry-fest movies together anytime.

J - I figure if you will go see Iron Man 2 with me for my B-day, than our friendship is sealed forever. That's love. Capital L-O-V-E.

RaCeQu said...

Have you seen Boy in Striped Pajamas? WOW.

And G-G, Next time you come to visit, we are watching The Notebook or you WILL lick a hot iron!!!