Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Turn the Page Tuesday

I am finally getting back into the bloggy swing of things. As I was trying to get caught up on one of my favorite blogs Some of a Kind during a break this morning I realized Adrienne is up to something new (at least new to me in my recent live under a rock state, but hey she started this on the day I delivered the twins!)...Turn the Page Tuesdays. Her challenge - read a good book and tell a bit about it the first Tuesday of the month. Well, I'm in luck. Reading is one thing I do have time to do during all of those nursing sessions and I recently read a good one.

Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks is a beautifully written story. I read it in 4 days flat only picking it up while I was nursing or pumping. It was all the better because I had no idea what the book was about when I started it (again, I live under a rock). This book fell into my hands because last weekend when I was on call I started talking to the nurses about movies while doing a c-section. I told them up next on my Netfix queue was Nights in Rodanthe (DH fills our queue with movies for me interspersed with movies for him). Of course, all the ladies were telling me how much I was going to love the movie. "But the book is so much better," one of the girls said. THE BOOK??? This movie was made based on a book?!? (see, told you...live under a rock lately). So the next day, one of the nurses brought me the book and I of course have had the DVD sitting on the coffee table still. It is one of my rules...if there is a movie based on a book I must read the book first. So I did. And it was fantastic.

The book is centered around a woman named Adrienne and her story of a weekend spent in Rodanthe, NC watching a bed and breakfast owned by a friend. 3 years divorced it is here that she meets the true love of her life Paul who is also recently divorced. The story tells of their getting to know one another over the course of days and then continuing their romance through letters over a year. The book is somewhat predictable and very Nicholas Sparks-y but still a good read.

I'll let you know what I think about the movie once I get a chance to watch it.


Paula said...

First of all, congratulations on your sweet little twins! What a lot of hard work that must be. Can't quite imagine it, but very very precious.

Now I have seen this movie, but not read the book. I thought the movie was just okay, though had so much potential. Maybe I should pick up the book. Would be a good summertime read.

heather jane said...

I live under a rock where most popular fiction is concerned as well, but every once in awhile I feel the need to find a quick read for a diversion. I'll keep this in mind. The cover is pretty enough to convince me!

Congrats on those twins!!! Yay for you for breastfeeding twins. What a lot of work!!!

Adrienne said...

I just started reading A Bend In The Road by Sparks and couldn't remember which one you had read ... I had to come back to peek! So far it's pretty darn good. Hope you are doing well :-P