The Silver Linings Playbook

I finished listening to The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. I heard about this book through my book blogs that I follow. I knew this book was a mental health book from reading the blogs. At first, I didn’t want to read this book. But since I am doing a book to movie marathon right now, I decided to read it. I’m watching the movie on Monday.

Warning: some cussing.

The Silver Linings Playbook is about a man named Pat. He was in a mental institution. He thought that has been a few months. But it has been 4 years. His mother finally got him out of the mental institution. (His rambles remind me of Chris, my fiancé.) He really wants to get back with his wife. His mother tries to protect him from what had happened. (I thought the crime he committed was hurting a kid. But I was wrong, it was pretty bad though.) I should also say I don’t like American football. And this book talks a lot about the American football team The Eagles.

I sorta like this book. I’m going to listen to/read Maximum Ride: School’s Out by James Patterson. It is the second book of the Maximum Ride book series. The audiobook is abridged so I will be also reading the ebook. On Monday I’m going to listen to Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. I will be watching the movie next Monday.

You can get this book at Amazon.com, Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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The month of October

Happy October!!

Today I am supposed to get the shoes I ordered.

I’m glad for the new and old shows coming tv. But right now there are too many shows to watch. Mr. Robot is coming back on!! Yay!! It was too crazy last season.

I’m not glad though that I have a doctor’s appointment later this month. I hate going to the doctor. It is just an annual check-up.

Also, I hope Chris comes down this month.

The Book Thief (movie)

I did watch The Book Thief yesterday. It is based on the book by Markus Zusak. I read it last week. I loved the book. The movie has Roger Allam, Sophie Nélisse, Heike Makatsch, Julian Lehmann, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Nico Liersch.

Warning: one very sad part, and some violence.

There were some differences between the book and the movie. Liesel’s receives two books from Max in the book. The first one wasn’t a journal. The story of her life was called The Book Thief in the book. Death finds it and gives it back to her at the end. And there were some other small differences.

Even though there were differences, it was a great movie just like the book. Next week I’m watching The Silver Linings Playbook. I will finish listening to the book today.

Zoo and Somewhere Between season finales

A few days ago I watched the season finales of Zoo and Somewhere Between.

Zoo is based on a book by James Patterson. Although he hasn’t written a third book for this third season. I wish he would. Anyway, this third season time past and it was 10 years later. Mitch was in a tank for that time. His daughter is grown up and is pregnant which is miracle sine no woman can. The season finale ended with a cliffhanger where the baby was kidnapped. I hope there will be a season 4.

Somewhere Between was one of the new shows this summer. It is about a news producer who is hunting down a serial killer. Then her daughter is kidnapped and is later killed. Somehow she relives the same week to make things right. Someone else also relives the week with her. An ex-cop who is now a private eye helps her catch the killer before her daughter gets killed again. The season finale was sweet. I don’t know if there will be a season 2.

The Book Thief

I finished listening to The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. There is a movie based on the book which I’m watching on Monday.

Big Warning: there are some sad parts and some violence.

Before I begin the summary, I should say with this book I’m reading out of comfort zone. I hardly read books about war. At first, I didn’t think I would like the book, but I ended up loving this book. I did cry toward the end of the book.

Anyway, The Book Thief is about a book thief. lol  I believe if I lived in that time I would have been a book thief too. Death narrates the story. I didn’t think Death had a heart for people, but he does in this book. This book is set in Nazi Germany. The book thief is a girl named Liesel. Her mother is taking her and her brother to safety in the arms of another family. Her brother though dies on the train on the journey. Liesel can’t read or write, but she steals a book in hopes to someday read it. Her adopted father ends up teaching her to read. She does read that book and other books she steals.

Like I said, I loved this book. Next, I’m going to listen to The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick.

You can get this book at Amazon.com, Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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Maximum Ride (movie)

I did watch Maximum Ride. I had seen it on Netflix thinking it was a tv series, but it was a movie. It is based on the book series by James Patterson. I just read the first book. It has Allie Marie Evans, Patrick Johnson, Lyliana Wray, Luke Gregory Crosby, Gavin Lewis, Tetona Jackson, Zayne Emory, and Peter O’Brien.

Big Warning: there is some violence.

There are some differences between the book and movie:

1. Angel is taken when they are picking strawberries in the book.

2. Gazzy and Iggy are the ones that stay home. Nudge does go to rescue Angel in the book. 3. Max is alone when fighting for the girl. And there were several guys she was fighting not one.

4. Max doesn’t kill Ari until they go to NYC in the book.

5. Angel is the one who tells them about NYC.

6. Jeb tells Max she is to save the world and he also tells her that Ari is her brother in the book.

Even though the movie had slight differences, it was an awesome movie. But there isn’t a sequel. But I did find out there is a Youtube webseries of the books. I will be checking that out in a few days. Next week I’m watching The Book Thief.

The Angel Experiment

I finish listening/reading Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson. I had gotten the audiobook, but I found out that the audiobook is the abridged version. So I had to get the ebook version so I found what chapters were missing from the audiobook. The Angel Experiment is the first book of Maximum Ride book series.

Warning: there is a cliffhanger ending, and one sad part.

The Angel Experiment is about a girl named Max. She takes care of five other kids. They are not normal kids. They are bird kids. They have wings and can fly. They later on find out that they have other special powers. Max and the others go picking strawberries, but then Angel, the youngest one,  gets kidnapped by Erasers (big dog mutant kids). Max decides to rescue Angel. After they escape Angel tells them that she “learned” about a place that holds information on where they came from. Max decides to go to that place. When they get there, she prints out the info and they help some other kids escape. Later when they are safe, they look at the info and they make plans to go to Washington D.C.

I did like this book. I have the second audiobook on hold. I found out the second audiobook is abridged version too so I will need to get the ebook again. Next, I’m listening to The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I will be watching the movie The Book Thief next Monday.

You can get this book at Amazon.com, Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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