"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be."

-Shel Silverstein

6.24.2010

FUN? I THINK NOT

These past few days have been pretty busy, so I haven't gotten on here in a while. But today is the day that I catch up!!

Days 81-83:



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I worked the past three days and every day, I had to paper fold shirts. It's not that I don't like paper folding, but I don't like it doing it for three days. Now, I'm home and ready to go on vacation, plus I don't have to work for over a week and a half!!

Day 84:



Today, I laid around and watched the Real Housewives of NYC marathon. They weren't showing episodes from this season and the episodes were from season 2; I had never seen any of them, so it was great.

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I finished Practical Magic the other day! It was an awesome book.



"For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well: As children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Teir elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cate. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared, even into adulthood, brought them back - almost as if by magic."

from the back cover

At first the author's style of writing was kind of annoying. Her sentences were wordy and really hard to follow, but as soon as the story started to pick up, I didn't even notice them. I'm pretty pumped to watch the movie now! I've seen it before, but after reading the book, it makes me want to watch it even more. The movie was pretty different from what I can remember and like most situations, I'm pretty sure the book was better. There are more characters and they all are more developed. I would definitely recommend this to everyone, awesome read!!



12 comments:

  1. Cool!! I'm ticked that I left that book at the apartment...I'm 2/3 of the way done with The Pact, so I'll probably start on something from home next haha. The Pact is good! I think Em was molested in the Mickey D's, FYI. AM I RIGHT?!

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  2. its been so long since ive read it, i honestly dont remember...

    im glad you like it though!

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  3. I own the movie! I didn't even know there was a book... shame on me!

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

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  4. Nine times out ten books are always better than the movie. I dont think Ive seen a movie better than the book yet. Have you?

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  5. not that i can think of! the only close call would be the green mile, but other than that the book always beats the movie.

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  6. I hope you can relax soon!:D

    http://allthingsmarie.blogspot.com/
    BEAUTY. FASHION. DESIGN.
    ...and everything girly under the sun!

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  7. i didn't know 'practical magic' was based on a novel (i just remember watching the movie with sandra bullock from forever ago). i'll add it to my reading list! ^_^

    sorry about all the stress from work >_< hopefully you'll find time to bum around soon.

    <3

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  8. Ugh, I'm so addicted to any of the Real Housewives (Orange County are my favorites) -- it honestly gets to be a problem when a marathon is on.
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment! Your sis lovely; I can't wait for more!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  9. The Green Mile is one of my all-time favorites, along with The Shawshank Redemption. Movie adaptations of Stephen King novels can be hit or miss but when they are done right they are amazing. I read Hearts In Atlantis a while ago and I'm ready to see the movie.

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    Thanks

    <3 Jess

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  11. ooh that book sounds interesting!
    I will definitely check that out.

    :)

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