Book and Movie review

It's FINALLY Friday!!! Can I get a big woot woot?!?!

I'm exhausted and I'm not sure why--maybe it was the insanely long feeling week, the nasty rainy/dark/stormy weather outside, or some other factor I can't put my finger on, but I am brain dead this morning.

So, I'm coming at you today with two reviews: one for a book, and one for a movie. Are you ready?

Earlier this week, I finished another book on my lovely Kindle (man, I love that thing!): The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

I had seen a movie poster featuring Zac Effron on Pinterest earlier in the month (maybe it was December), looked into it, and decided to add the book to my "To Read" list when I got some feedback about the book being really good. Plus, I wanted to read the book before the movie came out.

It's about a guy named Logan who discovers a photograph of a girl while he is fighting in the war. After the picture appears to be some kind of a lucky charm for him, when he returns from the war, he goes in search of the girl in the photo. Upon finding her, he tries to discover his purpose for being in her life, all in the midst of falling in love.

The book itself was an easy read, and a typical romantical book with love-against-odds and a bad guy. It was an easy, light read. Nothing really earth shattering about the book, but I'm looking forward to seeing it in movie form. I'd recommend it for easy reading and if you're looking for a romantic, fate-filled kind of love story.

The movie that I'm reviewing is 50/50:
When I first saw the previews for this movie, I thought "Oh here we go with another dumb guy movie filled with nudity, farting and other bodily functions"....but it's not that. Not at all.

Once I heard the reviews about the movie, I was a little more intrigued and when it came out this past week, MG and I rented it at Redbox. I'm really glad that we did. It was actually a really great movie.

It features a guy who finds out that he has cancer and a 50/50 chance to live. As depressing as it sounds (and, in reality, is), the movie does a really good job of making you laugh and find humorous moments during a pretty scary time. Along the way it touches on how relationships can/are affected during tragic things like this.

I 100% recommend this movie. It's serious, but not so serious that you leave depressed. It keeps things light enough, but you still feel the gravity of the situation. I would definitely watch this movie again, and I give it two thumbs up for taking on such a heavy topic and doing it so well.

Have you read any good books lately or seen any good movies? Have anything on the agenda for the weekend?


  1. Glad to know this movie doesn't leave you feeling depressed - that's what I was worried about so I hadn't rented it yet! I will give it a whirl:)

    Added your button to my blog today:)

  2. i've never read a nicholas sparks books. not enough blood.

    i'm going to add 50/50 to my netflix list now.

  3. The Lucky One is my fave Nicholas Sparks book, so I can't wait to see it on the screen! Doesn't hurt that Zac Efron is in it either...hehe

  4. I am not a Nicholas Sparks fan, but I picked up 'The Lucky One' last summer because it looked good and I loved it! I think because I didn't know what to expect, and with his books since they turn into movies I usually see the movie before and hate the book lol. I hope the movie is good!

  5. You gotta love Nicholas Sparks!! My hubby wants to see that movie, so I'm glad you liked it, since I assumed the same thing you did hehe.
    Ps. I took that "Love Language" quiz and blogged about it! Thanks for sharing it.

  6. I'll have to check out that book!
    Scott and I watched that movie last night!

  7. great reviews girlie!! I definitely need to catch up on reading nicholas sparks books -- I've actually only read the notebook, can you believe that?! I probably won't be watching 50/50 anytime soon -- too close to home! I'm sure it's inspiring, though

  8. I've read The Lucky One! And I completely agree with your review! :) I can't wait to see Zac Efron in the movie version of the book! And I LOVED 50/50. It was so good! :) Thanks for the reviews!

  9. I thought 'The Lucky One' was a pretty good book - the last couple of chapters are really well-written and suspenseful. Those scenes didn't translate quite as well into the movie, but it's still a decent movie. The book is just better.


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