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I haven't been online for several days now - something I thought I could never do, ZOMG. So very much work, so very little sleep.

I finished reading Message in a Bottle last night. I hadn't really wanted to read it, but was urged by both my male roommates that it was a must. I've never been much for cheesy love stories. My brother told me that he cried TWICE while reading it. I was just thumbing along, minding my own business and rolling my eyes at the sheer contrived conversation between the two main characters... until I hit the big twist at the end. Yes, I cried. I didn't just CRY, I sobbed as if I was five and had watched my favorite dolly taken from me and fed to the neighborhood Dog of Evil. Stupid freaking book. I saw another book by him in Barnes & Noble today and decided that I would boycot anything by Nicholas Sparks from this day forward. He got me once with The Notebook movie, and again with the stupid bottle book. Jerkhead.

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

I've since headed back to the world of Narnia, where things are much simpler. I'm wishing I would have read these books when I was a preteen, not 33. They're still great fun, though.

Brother and I saw Mamma Mia! after work today. There were other things I had wanted to see (*cough*Batman*ahem*) but it was still fun. I hated it at first, until... I discovered that watching musicals can sometimes be like watching Shakespearian movies. You don't "get it" until halfway through the movie, when the language they're using clicks. For him, it was during "Dancing Queen", for me, during the part where all the half nekkid boys were dancing on the pier in flippers.

Coworker Lori loaned me Batman Begins and Hellboy so I can get my comic book nerdery on. (I've never seen either.) I still have Season 2 and 3 of The Office to finish, and a whole buncha Buffy and Angel and Dead Like Me. If that has not convinced you of my geekery, I shall add the fact that Final Fantasy IV will be refurbished and re-released on the DS in a few days. Oh, how I need to find my charger!!

Instead of having a pajama day tomorrow, I will be working an open to close shift for a coworker so that she can go to her daughter's ball game.

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gautelen
Jul. 20th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
I swear The Notebook has taken down more people to crytown than any other I've ever seen. He's evil. I recommend the Earthesea cycle, it's pretty awesome if you like Narnia and HP.
talkingpotato
Jul. 20th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
I've been slowly working my way through all those books I bought when I had no time to read. Time Travellers Wife was pretty good.
Im waiting for the next book after Shadowbridge though, that book had me hooked then it had to end!! NOOO!
hypergraffic
Jul. 20th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
I saw Batman Begins when it came out, and I believe that was the last time I did. I don't remember a thing about it, except that for some reason Bale had a beard at some point, but you don't really need to have seen a shred to love The Dark Knight.

Books that make boys cry? Uh oh.
chibi_faolan
Jul. 20th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC)
I've since headed back to the world of Narnia, where things are much simpler. I'm wishing I would have read these books when I was a preteen, not 33. They're still great fun, though.

Tell me about it... I think I'd have enjoyed them more if I'd read them without knowing they were written as Christian allegory... that kind of left me feeling like I was reading something in the same genre as Left Behind, no matter how much better-written. *twitch*

But I LOVED Lewis' 'Till We Have Faces. I'm tempted to say it's a better book, but knowing how highly Narnia is held by fans, I'll refrain. XD
aubkabob
Jul. 21st, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
I totally agree that I wish I hadn't known about the whole Christianity thingie before reading it, I'm sure that my imagination would have taken me to different places, otherwise. Still enjoyful, though.

I haven't read the Left Behind books, but I think that we own them all, as I could swear my brother read them!
chibi_faolan
Jul. 22nd, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
Well, you're not missing much... someone gave me the first two of the series way back in the day, so I'd never heard of them. I thought the first one was interesting, if maybe a little preachy... I didn't make it through the second. There was at least some effort put into plot and character development (not to mention basic sentence structure and vocabulary) of the first one -- and it all went downhill from there. *twitch*

... On the other hand, I ended up bored enough to join a messageboard about the books, and very much enjoyed the ruckus I caused there. Ah, the "good" ol' days! XD
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