Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bossypants- Tina Fey

I never really liked SNL, and I still don't. For some reason I just don't find it funny, except for the occasional SNL shorts, and the clips with Justin Timberlake in them. I actually don't really remember when I first saw Tina Fey, maybe it was when she did the Sarah Palin imitation. But anyway, when I first saw her, I loved her immediately. Was I disappointed in Baby Mama? Yeah, I was. I expected it to be a whole lot funnier. I started watching 30 Rock with my husband, and I loved her in that too, but Tracey Morgan was just too annoying for me so I stopped watching. But Date Night with Steve Carrell... That is my favorite movie of all time. I love it. So last Christmas, my brother-in-law got me Bossypants as a gift, and I was totally excited to start reading it. I didn't really know what to expect from the book either. I never really heard about it before and wasn't too sure if it was an autobiography or what. It is.

I enjoyed the book a lot. I will admit that there were a lot of references that I didn't understand, but it was a good read. I like the way she writes, it's like she's just talking to you, explaining how her life was, and she had a lot of funny and embarrassing stories. The one thing I didn't like is that she kind of went out of order of her life, like back and forth, which was a little confusing. But I'd definitely recommend it.

Book Movies

The Lucky One- Nicholas Sparks

I like to read books that are turned into movies. I might have mentioned that before. I never really wanted to read Nicholas Sparks books because I always felt kind of funny like I'm some mushy, lovey girl. But I was fresh out of ideas, so I decided to pick one up. I was greatly surprised. They are mushy, lovey books, but they are a fun and easy read. The Lucky One was really good. It was about a man who finds this girls picture in the war, and his friend believes that this picture is what kept him from dying the whole three years he was in the war, and he decides to travel across the states to find her. There was obviously a lot of other stuff that went on in the book, even a douche bag character that annoyed the crap out of me, and I really enjoyed it. I like how Sparks writes. At some chapters, he leaves you with cliff hangers and I like that because it's not every chapter, but enough to keep you wanting to read more.

Now the movie on the other hand. Of course the books are always better than the movies, but this movie was very disappointing. Like with Harry Potter, the movies are still exciting even though they don't match the books that well, but this one, the story was lacking A LOT of the details in the book. Like the douche bag character in the book was barely even a douche bag in the movie, and that sucked because even though I hated his character, I liked it because I hated him so much. I'd definitely recommend the book though.

Safe Haven- Nicholas Sparks

Now this book was amazing. It's about a girl who ran away from her abusive husband, but was always scared that he was going to find her. What an awful life to live. While I was reading this book, on the chapters that especially made me mad because the husband was an a-hole, I would slam the book closed, give an evil look to my husband and say, "If you EVER hit me, I would cut off your weener and throw it down the garbage disposal!" and then walk out of the room. But the book was just really good. It made me feel a lot of different emotions, and I was so tensed up during the end of the book because I was afraid of what was going to happen. Sparks really made me feel anxious and I loved it.

The movie was quite the opposite. This movie was just so different from the book that it made me angry. The parts that I loved the most in the book, the parts that made me feel  the most emotion weren't even in the movie, and the story was changed too much. The movie also started off super slow and I was getting bored with it. I'm surprised my brother and his friend didn't walk out of the room to watch something else.