Monday, June 15, 2009

i love summer.

one reason i love summer is because i get to READ. yes READ. i try and try throughout the school year to really read something for enjoyment, and it never works. there is always something more pressing to read like a math book or something (ya right) but seriously, i just never get a chance to pick up a good book and do nothing but READ. in the summer i can do just that, and this summer is no different. i made a goal to read a book each week of summer camp, and i am going to do just that. one week of camp down, and one book down. i chose to read My Sister's Keeper for many reasons. #1- Jodi Picoult is an amazing author who knows how to mix drama with love, passion, family, medicine, you name it, she can do it. #2- I saw THIS TRAILER. while waiting for some movie to start, and did in fact start crying in the movie theater. Not just a few tears, no I mean a full fledged cry. It was pretty crazy. So I knew I needed to read the book before I saw the movie, and let me just tell you, what a way to start of my book goal. PHENOMENAL book. I loved every minute. I couldnt put it down. It took me maybe 3 days to read it instead of the whole week. Seriously pick it up... I would suggest having some of those handy though...

Hopefully the movie is just as good, but I really dont see how they could go wrong with a heart-wrenching story like this one, especially with all star actors playing the characters too. We shall see though! Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer too!

* Next on the list:
The Thirteenth Tale


  1. You are so cute. I love that sunflower picture :) so i'm usually a "johnny-come-lately" to books so i have just started reading wicked. It is really not what i thought it was going to be. a girl i work with saw the musical when it came and she said it was amazing and very "disney-like" which is what i thought the book was gonna be. but yeah anyway, i just expected something different haha. anyway, i love the summer so i can read too. i don't even attempt during the school year. but just think, after graduation, you can read all year long! after grading homework is done of course :)

  2. wicked is on my list for the summer! i bought it months ago and katie actually read it before i did. i hear the book is a lot like the musical. i wish i could have seen the musical. ahh some day. maybe after grading homework is done :P

  3. Whitney oh Whitney! I love this post and I love you. My Sister's Keeper is amazing and I wish you were in Logan so we could see it! So my latest post on my blog you totally know about. July 7th is when Hailey's missionary comes home. I was very ambiguous because a certain ex boy of her's sister is a blogging pal of mine. Plus I didn't want to get too wierd or embarrassing. Anyways, please come to Logan soon. I want some Whitney time. No joke. I want it now.