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Sunday, August 1, 2010

And this is where I say....

I hope I got the question for the first discussion topic for The Last Song book club right. I wanted to get my post up before I went to bed (sometimes working the "graveyard shift" is the pits.) So if my question is wrong...I'm sorry. The Book Vixen came up with this really Awesome Sauce discussion question and asked me, since we are co-hosting this month's book club, what I thought of it and if it needed anything....I didn't think it did. Below is a linky to link up your posts so that we can all visit your blogs and leave comments.
Have you read any of Nicholas Sparks novels before? What was your first read by him? What is it about his books that you like? If this your first book by Nicholas Sparks, what about this book appealed to you? Has anyone seen any of his book-to-movie adaptations?
The Last Song isn't my first book by Nicholas Sparks. Actually, I've read pretty much all of the one's that have been turned into movie's...with the exception of Dear John and Nights in Rodanthe. That one is still in my TBR mountain. And of course The Last Song...But I'm knocking that one off my list too.
My first read by Nick was The Notebook. My best friend/sister-by-a-different mother said I NEEDED to read the book. So I did and I really enjoyed that book too. Cried like a baby at the end of the book but not the end of the movie....WEIRD! Actually, when we went and saw the movie, I was giggling at the people who were clearing sitting in their chairs crying. At the time I didn't feel all that bad about it, but now when ever I watch it I cry at the end so I guess payback is a BITCH.
I'm not really sure what it is about Nicholas Sparks' book's that draws me in. Of the books that I have read by him I guess I really like his writing style. That and if you didn't know that the book was actually written by a man you would swear it was written by a woman. He just really knows how to craft a "love story." So far, those are all that I've really read by him.
As I've stated already above...I've seen all the book-to-movie adaptations with exception of The Last Song. I think so far my favorite two are The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. Oh and a little fact about The Notebook....The director of the movie is actually Gena Rowland's son (well that's what he said in the bonus features of the movie anyway) and Gena Rowland (like myself) is a Wisconsinite.



The Book Vixen said...

The Notebook was my first read too! I cry reading all his books and watching all the movies. I'm a crybaby.

I agree, Nicholas Sparks is very in touch with his feminine side. And I think that makes his writing bare true feelings and emotions.

Missie said...

So, you were the one that was laughing at me in the theater! I watched The Notebook at the movies 4 times and cried ever single time! I'm a big baby!

Cool facts! Thanks for sharing.

Chas @ LLL Reviews said...

Great post!!=)

If you ever do review the movie for The Last Song. I'd love to read it.

The Readings of a Busy Mom said...

great great post

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Natalie said...

I really want to watch the movies now! Should I read the book then see the movie? One by one...

elizabeth said...

Great post! I am excited to read The Last Song.

Anonymous said...

I've seen all the book to movie adaptations and I'm going to stick with the crowd and say that "The Notebook" and "A Walk to Remember" are the best as of yet. However, "The Last Song" was a tear jerker as well! I think i'm just not a huge Miley fan so that may have altered my judgement a little!