Novel to Films Blogfest

Picks for Day 2.  I love a good romance, and this one rips at your heart strings.

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The story begins with Noah, an 80-year-old man, reading to a woman in a nursing home.  He is reading the story of their meeting to his wife who is battling Alzheimers and doesn't recognize him.  Her only memory is sparked by his relating of the story, which he reads to her every day.  He explains that he is also ill, battling a third cancer, and suffering heart disease, kidney failure, and severe arthritis in his hands.  The story starts with a tempestuous romance and ends with their death, side by side on the hospital bed.  I've never cried so much during a movie.

Next:  Bridget Jones Diary.  It has humor, sexy guys, and a fabulous romance.


This is the story of a 30+ woman jotting down her personal journal.  She writes down everything about her life, her career, self-image, vices, family, friends, and romantic relationships.  Bridget not only obsesses about her love life, but also details her various daily struggles with her weight, her over-indulgence in alcohol and cigarettes, and her career. At the beginning of the novel she is employed in the publishing industry, but after her breakup with Daniel she quits and begins working, somewhat accidentally, as a journalist for a local television station. Bridget's friends and family are the supporting characters in her diary. Her best friends are Shazzer, a strident feminist; Jude, a highly successful business woman; and Tom, a gay man. These friends are there for her unconditionally throughout the novel; they give her advice about her relationships, and support when problems arise.  The story is funny and heartwarming.  I liked it so much I had to watch the movie.

That's it for today.  Tomorrow I'll toss in a couple fantasy movies into the equation.

Have a great day!


  1. Those were fabulous both on screen and in writing.

  2. Loved the Bridget Jones's Diary movie. I haven't read the book, but I probably should. So funny.

  3. My wifey roped me into watching "The Notebook" one night.

    I have to admit, that one had me turning my head to hide the tears.

  4. @Shelly. I agree. I enjoyed them so much. I cried and laughed...that's what a story should do, play with you emotions. :)

    @L.G. You should watch part 2 of the movie. I just love the characters and their cute brit accent. :)

    @Bryce. I'm still trying to get hubby to watch it. I think he's scared of crying like a baby. Movies move him. :)

  5. :) Great post. I had a hard time with The Notebook, mainly because it was so sad. Beautiful story, though. :)

  6. I have a love/hate relationship with Nicolas Sparks. I love his stories but I hate his endings! And Bridget Jones was just plan hilarious.

    Hey, I know you received the Liebster Blog Award from LG, but I wanted to nominate you, as well, so you're on my blog post today.

  7. @Bethany. Yup, it was sad...a heartwrenching romance. It's one of those stories that keep you believing in true love. I know I'm one of those eternal romantics. :)

    @Nancy. I know it. He could make happier endings. Wait, we can do that?...nominate people that have already been nominated? Well, damn, I've been holding back. I'm planning on passing on my Liebster on Thursday. Well, thank you Nancy. :)

    Tomorrow will be the last day for this NOVEL thing so will be posting a few good reads/movies. I am very excited about joining the upcoming Star Trek Fest though, have had Star Trek music in my head for two days.
    ...^-^.... Hmm, I'm getting in the habit of speaking to the blog as if it were a living entity. Beware the voices in my head.

  8. One extreme to the other today! Great picks. :)

  9. @Carrie. Yup, I'm trying to be nice. I'll be posting a whole lot more tomorrow though. :)

  10. Sorry, I've not read either book or seen the movies. (I'm sure that's not a big shocker.)

  11. I've heard of the books/movies, but never read or watched them . . . I'll have to check out the books at the least. :)

  12. I should rent Bridget Jones' Diary. I've never seen it or read the book.

    Thank you by the way for becoming a new follower :D I tagged you in a meme if you want to participate at all

  13. @Alex. I figured these might not be your cup of tea...but will have lots more tomorrow that I'm sure you've watched or read...even some Sci-Fi. :)

    @Golden Eagle. I think you'd like them, even if you don't normally read romances, they're down to Earth stories. :)

    @Taryn. Well, thank you. I have to figure out what a meme is first...yes I'm admitting to it in public. Will stop by your blog. :)

  14. Word to followers. If by some fluke of nature you follow me but I'm not following you, drop me an email. I have no clue how to follow you otherwise. :D

  15. Nice reviews and if you like Sparks you have to read The Choice and everyone in your whole family should read it too. I made it mandatory!

  16. Thanks to my lovely wife, I've seen both those movies. I can't say I swooned, but I found them tolerable. I liked Bridgette Jones moreso than the Notebook though.

    Reading them though, I just couldn't do it.

  17. @Desert Rocks. I will have to Google The Choice to see why you would make it mandatory. :)

    @Rusty. Brave man. The things men do for their wives. My hubby sat through both of these. At least Bridgette Jones had a happy ending. :)

  18. I haven't read Bridget Jones. I've only seen the movie. I should really read the book...

  19. @Jeff. Thanks again.

    @Lynda. Bridget Jones is hilarious.

    @Lisa. Yes he is, but I find hotness in most men.



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