Wee...we got a WII!!!
And, it's the coolest thing EVER!
If you're looking for something that magically makes the hours tick by like seconds...well...all I have to say is get a WII. I'm fighting the urge to throw this laptop down right now and start playing! You just think I'm kidding...
In other news, I finished Dear John last weekend. I didn't dislike this book, but I didn't really love it either. I think I've become too spoiled by all of those YA writers--their books are always filled with drama, drama, drama, which, Dear John, had its share of drama too. Just a different kind of drama, I guess.
An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life.
Savannah and John, the two main characters in Dear John, were believable and a very interesting pair, to say the least. I loved reading the parts where they were together, but when Savannah is missing and we're just in John's (the narrator) head I found myself plowing through to get back to the good parts. And the ending, well, broke my little 'hopeless romantic' heart, but I kind of expected it to. In my opinion, there just wasn't enough action in the plot line to yank my attention away from the millions of other things I could be doing at that moment. Again, maybe it's just me--spoiled by those DANG Y.A. authors and all of their angsty drama, cute boys, and supernatural action (I love you guys!!!).
I suggest this book if you're looking for a sweet, quick and easy read. It was kind of nice to take a break from YA, but it only made me realize how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the YA genre.
I'm still plan on seeing the movie. The trailer looked awesome. Maybe, just maybe, that's because of Channing Tatum (my secret superstar boyfriend). I'll never tell. : )
Okay, so now that I've worked for ten minutes, I think I will reward myself with a few hours of WII time. In my world ten minutes of working = three hours of play time. That's equal, right? Super Mario Brothers ...here I come.