more like, good read. because i only read one book. which, technically, is no big deal because i read extra last month. (funny how i read extra during the shortest month and less during the "longest" month.) but it still bothers me that a whole month went by and i only read one book.
i also feel like i can't really call it a good read because i wasn't such a fan. but let me recap.
i think my reason for choosing to read a nicholas sparks book is fairly obvious. (hello. have you read/watched the notebook?) and like the notebook, the lucky one was turned into a movie that's coming out in a few weeks. i think i've mentioned this before, but i generally like to read the books before i see the movies because the books are always better (with the exception of the time traveler's wife, which was a better movie) and seeing the movie first will often ruin the experience of reading the book.
but now i'm starting to wonder if reading the book first is ruining my experience of watching the movie because hollywood always does that thing where they change all the little details, which creates a slightly different (and worse) variation of the story in the book. in fact, i'm really curious as to how this movie will end, because based on the preview, it can't have the same ending due to mixed up details in the story. and i don't know about you, but i find that really annoying.
as for the actual story, i wasn't too impressed with it. i think i expected it to be more of a love story than it actually was. although the characters do fall in love (spoiler alert?), it was, overall, not a story about love. and that's what i expected it to be.
but i do still plan on seeing the movie. because, hello zac efron without a shirt on. i'll let you know how it goes.