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message 1: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I loved this movie so much....I have to read the book :-)


Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Haven't seen the movie, just found the book when I was snooping peoples shelves.
Hope you deleted a book before adding this one:) See I pay attention:)


message 3: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Lol...I totally fell off the wagon...;-)


message 4: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I highly recommend the movie. One of my all time favorites!!


message 5: by Beth (new)

Beth Knight I just watched the movie on Friday and loved it! Even though I know what happend I still can't wait to read the book!


Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Beth wrote: "I just watched the movie on Friday and loved it! Even though I know what happend I still can't wait to read the book!"

It's funny I hope? I'm craving something not to deep right now...


message 7: by Kirat Pawar (new)

Kirat Pawar read the daydreamer by ian mcewan , snow child by eowyn ivey , god was a rabbit by sarah winam or fish change direction in cold weather by szalowski pierre . these r the best "non - deep " books ever ! i reallly needed some light books to read after books like wolf hall or the book thief !!


Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Kirat wrote: "read the daydreamer by ian mcewan , snow child by eowyn ivey , god was a rabbit by sarah winam or fish change direction in cold weather by szalowski pierre . these r the best "non - deep " books ev..."

I hear you Kirat. I've not read The Book Thief (want to though) but yeh - Wolf Hall not exactly light:) Thanks for the picks, I'll check them out.


message 9: by Mary (new)

Mary Just watched this movie, and it was so good. Funny, heartbreaking, and sweet. Debating whether I should read the book...


message 10: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Mary wrote: "Just watched this movie, and it was so good. Funny, heartbreaking, and sweet. Debating whether I should read the book..."

The book is great Mary, review coming. MUST see the movie.


message 11: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Just have to put my two cents in:

The Book Thief - one if my all time favs!!!

And I adored The Snow Child!!


message 12: by Florence (Lefty) (last edited May 23, 2013 07:21PM) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Kelly wrote: "Just have to put my two cents in:

The Book Thief - one if my all time favs!!!

And I adored The Snow Child!!"


Hmmm, The Snow Child wouldn't that make for a great group read? 'magical realism' genre. Theresa & Doug both have it TBR'd. But you've read it already(:


message 13: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I will happily read it again. I can't remember but it seems we have a couple members here who didn't like it at all. I'll go check that out, but if we chose that genre (wouldn't that be fun) it would make a great choice, as would an Alice Hoffman (I need to read her) or Sarah Addison Allen...all are quick reads which always work better for a group read, imo.


message 14: by Beth (new)

Beth Knight Great review, Florence. I think I'm going to start this today.


message 15: by Ivonne (new)

Ivonne Rovira Definitely will read this. I'm presuming that I should read the book BEFORE seeing the movie?


message 16: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Beth wrote: "Great review, Florence. I think I'm going to start this today."

Thanks Beth! From what I'm hearing it's a lot different from the movie, which I plan on watching this weekend:)


message 17: by Michael (new)

Michael LOL on "Imagine Forrest Gump with a major attitude problem prone to fits of rage." I like books that deflate the idea of positive attitude saving the day (but I am known to hug a tree upon occasion.) :-)


message 18: by Gary (new)

Gary  the Bookworm This sounds great. I didn't see the movie so I'll have no preconceived notions about it.


message 19: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Ivonne wrote: "Definitely will read this. I'm presuming that I should read the book BEFORE seeing the movie?"

I would Ivonne. Have heard they're completely different - but both great in their own way.


message 20: by Kelly (new)

Kelly LOVE your review!!


message 21: by Florence (Lefty) (last edited May 25, 2013 01:21PM) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Michael wrote: "LOL on "Imagine Forrest Gump with a major attitude problem prone to fits of rage." I like books that deflate the idea of positive attitude saving the day (but I am known to hug a tree upon occasio..."

His resistance to his therapist's attempts to control his overblown optimism are hilarious, he just never quits....
On Dr. Timbers: "that’s just how much he does not believe in silver linings, making it his business to preach apathy and negativity and pessimism unceasingly. But I make sure he understands that he has failed to infect me with his depressing life philosophies"
You can't help wishing for his sake that just having a good attitude was enough to fix all lifes problems -but the book is better than that.

ps: I've been known to hug the odd tree myself:)


message 22: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Gary wrote: "This sounds great. I didn't see the movie so I'll have no preconceived notions about it."

Ditto Gary, I wanted to read the book 1st. Hear the movie's main focus is on the romance element and that the book deeper.


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Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Kelly wrote: "LOVE your review!!"

Thanks Kelly! I've bullied Mur into watching this with me this weekend:)


message 24: by Rowena (new)

Rowena Thanks Florence! A friend recommended I read it but she and I have very different reading tastes so I wasn't sure. You on the other hand have always given me great recommendations so I'm not too hesitant to read this now :)


message 25: by Beth (new)

Beth Knight Enjoy the movie, Florence and Mur! I loved it. I usually tried to read books before seeing movies but I was kind of bored and tired one day, and I saw that The Silver Linings Playbook was on Direct TV, so I decided to go ahead and watch it.


message 26: by Beth (last edited May 25, 2013 12:47PM) (new)

Beth Knight Oh, and so far I'm loving the book. I do see some differences between the book and the movie but I won't say anything until everyone's done with both the book and the movie. It would be fun to discuss with all of you!


message 27: by Caroline (new)

Caroline "Imagine Forrest Gump with a major attitude problem prone to fits of rage."

Nice! :D I really want to read this, then see the movie!


message 28: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Caroline wrote: ""Imagine Forrest Gump with a major attitude problem prone to fits of rage."

Nice! :D I really want to read this, then see the movie!"


:) I loved Forest Gump, but he was a bit of a wuss. Betting you'll like it Caroline.


message 29: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Beth wrote: "Oh, and so far I'm loving the book. I do see some differences between the book and the movie but I won't say anything until everyone's done with both the book and the movie. It would be fun to di..."

Absolutely Beth - will be fun to compare notes. I have heard the book & movie are completely different -both really good in their own ways. Mur's watching hockey now (: This isn't going to be easy, lol!


message 30: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Rowena wrote: "Thanks Florence! A friend recommended I read it but she and I have very different reading tastes so I wasn't sure. You on the other hand have always given me great recommendations so I'm not too he..."

Hi Rowena. Appreciate the vote of confidence, it is worth reading. Will be watching out for your review -here's hoping it doesn't disappoint:)


message 31: by Agnes (new)

Agnes Houston Florence wrote: "Beth wrote: "Oh, and so far I'm loving the book. I do see some differences between the book and the movie but I won't say anything until everyone's done with both the book and the movie. It would..."

Florence, forget Murray. I'll come watch it with you. I'm free tomorrow afternoon, have some books for you as well.


message 32: by Petal Eggs (new)

Petal Eggs I'd like to read this book, based on your review.


message 33: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Florence! Did you watch the movie??? Did you make Mur turn off the dang hockey game? ;-)


message 34: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Kelly wrote: "Florence! Did you watch the movie??? Did you make Mur turn off the dang hockey game? ;-)"

Yes, Mur succombed to my charms & we watched it last night. Kinda telling that it was all about turning off the hockey game...Now that I've read the book / watched the movie I have a better understanding (maybe tolerance?) of his sports addiction:) His entire family have it bad:)


message 35: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Petra X wrote: "I'd like to read this book, based on your review."

Thanks Petra. It's pretty good as realistic fiction. Writing isn't brilliant or anything - subject appealed. Have some family members with mental health issues, and a sports fanatic for a boyfriend so worked for me:)


message 36: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Okay, so I'm dying to know how you liked the movie, Florence! It's okay if you didn't...I watched it without having read the book. I'm wondering how it was after you've read the book. Did Mur like it?


message 37: by Will (new)

Will Byrnes Tossing in two cents, without having read the book, the film was top-notch, entertaining, substantive and fabulously acted.


message 38: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Will wrote: "Tossing in two cents, without having read the book, the film was top-notch, entertaining, substantive and fabulously acted."

I could not agree more Will! This movie is one of my all time favs :-)


message 39: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Kelly wrote: "Okay, so I'm dying to know how you liked the movie, Florence! It's okay if you didn't...I watched it without having read the book. I'm wondering how it was after you've read the book. Did Mur like it?"

Kelly, we both loved it. It was pretty funny that I had to force Mur to make the time to watch it though. He's totally consumed with hockey right now (playoffs)- and sports addiction such a big part of the story (far more so in the book than the movie though). As usual, book & movie quite a bit different - can't wait till you read it to see which you preferred.


message 40: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Will wrote: "Tossing in two cents, without having read the book, the film was top-notch, entertaining, substantive and fabulously acted."

Two cents? Definitely worth a shiny loonie. As usual quite a bit of creative licence by the script writers - all worked though. Jennifer Lawrence was perfection as Tiffany.


message 41: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I'm so glad you loved it! I knew you would! You're too emotionally deep not to have loved it :-)

I am so excited to read the book now. So which did you prefer?

And you are so right...Jennifer Lawrence was fantastic. The funny thing is I've always disliked Bradley Cooper (I don't know why) but I love him now! He was so good and I just wanted to give him a hug :-)


message 42: by Florence (Lefty) (last edited May 27, 2013 07:32PM) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Kelly wrote: "I'm so glad you loved it! I knew you would! You're too emotionally deep not to have loved it :-)

I am so excited to read the book now. So which did you prefer?

And you are so right...Jennifer Law..."


Oh I know Kelly! Any man that can pull of wearing garbage bags melts my heart.

I don't want to say which I liked better, major changes to some of the characters (his father & brother in particular) by the script writers & in typical fashion they gave it a Hollywood happy-ever-after ending. Waiting till you read it as well (may sway you, lol) Then I'd love to talk about it. You, Theresa & Beth all saw the movie 1st and are planning on reading it. Actually Beth's reading it now - I'm going to post her:)


message 43: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Beth wrote: "Oh, and so far I'm loving the book. I do see some differences between the book and the movie but I won't say anything until everyone's done with both the book and the movie. It would be fun to di..."

Hi Beth! You gave it 5 stars, excellent:) Just so you know, Kelly & Theresa both loved the movie and plan on reading it as well. Read post just above this:)


message 44: by Kelly (new)

Kelly I've got to read a couple books before I can get to this one, but I'll hurry...I am very intrigued now. I must confess I did like the happy ending :-)


message 45: by Florence (Lefty) (new)

Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh Kelly wrote: "I've got to read a couple books before I can get to this one, but I'll hurry...I am very intrigued now. I must confess I did like the happy ending :-)"

Kelly, not a real spoiler - just a push (view spoiler)


message 46: by Caroline (new)

Caroline This movie would make me like Bradley Cooper?! It MUST be fantastic then. :P

Jennifer Lawrence, though...she can do no wrong. Total fan girl here.


message 47: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Florence wrote: "Kelly wrote: "I've got to read a couple books before I can get to this one, but I'll hurry...I am very intrigued now. I must confess I did like the happy ending :-)"

Kelly, not a real spoiler - ju..."


YAY!


message 48: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Caroline wrote: "This movie would make me like Bradley Cooper?! It MUST be fantastic then. :P

Jennifer Lawrence, though...she can do no wrong. Total fan girl here."


I agree completely about Jennifer Lawrence...she can do no wrong. Just a fantastic actress!

I can't promise you'll like him, but honestly I detested him before...I thought he came across as arrogant and slick - a player (and I thought his hair was ridiculous)...in this movie I loved his hair (hahaha). So he does an amazing job in this movie which made me love him. The icing on the cake was then I watched an "Inside the Actor's Studio" about him and he is such a humble guy...loves his family and he cried and just seemed lovely. My husband also told me that everyone that ever talks about him in an interview says he is the most humble guy ever. So voila! I love him now! Hope he keeps his hair short ;-) Keep me posted on what you think, Caroline!


message 49: by Caroline (new)

Caroline HA! OMG. SAME exact impressions of Cooper. He just comes across like such a sleazy player to me. And the hair! I feel the same way about that hair--hate it. Give me clean cut, please! :D What a surprise that he's actually humble. I believe you, but what a surprise.


message 50: by Arah-Lynda (new)

Arah-Lynda Really want to see the movie but had not thought much about the book until now. Interesting review,


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