So I tried to do this blog year thing. While it was a cute experiment, I know myself well enough that, if I have a choice between sleep and bullshitting a blog post, sleep always wins. Between projects, being sick, vacations, and just life, it ain’t gonna work out. I can see myself posting more regularly in summer; just now, it’s not a top priority. Loves.
The Perks movie. Bless Emma Watson’s heart. Every time she opened her mouth, I cringed. I kind of wish she just somehow was British in the story. I wouldn’t have minded that little tweak in the story. The American accent was that bad.
Everything else though was perfect. Patrick was perfect. I really want to read and then watch We Need to Talk about Kevin because he stars as Kevin in that movie.
Charlie. Omg, Logan Lerman. Like Josh Hutcherson, he is painfully too short for me coming in a 5’7″; however, he is a sexy motherf**ker. SPOILER, when he emerged from the fight and said “blind you”, I went hard. Also, his acting at the end, when…things happen…., was so believable.
Fun Fact: The actress that plays Mary Elizabeth was like 5 in one of me and my mom’s favorite movies from the 90′s One Fine Day, with the Cloonster.
All in all, I think the adaption was great and would recommend experiencing the story in both mediums. 5/5 stars
My Favorite Scene: (aka me when I actually do go to a dance club)
After finishing Beautiful Creature, I was in Barnes and Noble studying when I wanted to pick up Perks of Being a Wallflower, which of course was sold out. When that kind of shit happens, I get really pissed and do rash things. Call me melodramatic. So I bought the ebook and read the book and watched the movie in one night. Whoops.
The book was really good. I was warned that I might be too old for it at this point, but I think the problems that Charlie faces are pretty universal. You know what they say “Life is like high school, but you have to pay utilities.”
It follows Charlie in first year of high school. He is beginning it just after his best and only friend killed himself. Along the way he makes friends and lovers and finds a way to survive it all. He has a pretty troubled past besides the best friend thing, but that’s a spoiler.
I love Charlie’s “voice” and point of view. The format of the book being told in letters was also interesting. It made you feel like you were the “friend” he was writing to. I love Patrick/”Nothing”, too; he’s so vivacious. Also, Bill was a great character. For a second, I had an ominous feeling that somehow he was going to be a weirdo teacher that rapes him or some shit; glad that didn’t happen.
All in all, I loved this book. I love Charlie. He is basically me in high school, except smarter. I definitely didn’t participate in high school. I mean, I danced and had some great friends, but I wasn’t the type that had plans every weekend night. I had my first drink when I was 18 with my family. I still haven’t been high off of anything except life. And even now, most Saturday nights, I’m reading, ordering Domino’s for myself, and watching something on HBO. This book is making want to participate again, just in time for my 21st. 5/5 stars
It’s been a busy weekend. I finished 2 books. First being Beautiful Creatures. This novel tells the love story between a southern boy, Ethan, and a caster, Lena. It’s basically Twilight in reverse with better sentence structure. The plot follows Lena’s countdown to her birthday where she will be “claimed” for the dark or the light. She faces challenges from both within and outside of her magical world. Ethan, the protagonist, has his own struggles dealing with the loss of his mom and, later, the loss of his friends when he dates Lena, the town pariah.
It was an intriguing enough story. I liked Lena’s “quirky” caster family; they added a little color to the tale. The last third kind of dragged on, but I was ultimately happy with how it ended. I don’t know if I will be continuing with the series. Maybe in summer? 4/5 stars
Nothing too exciting and new.
Look at my highly edited sorry face. I needed a new twitter pro pic.