Sunday, May 27, 2012

I just finished listening to Dear John.  While I wished it had a happier ending, what could I expect from the title?  It was a bittersweet ending and one I could see coming but enjoyed the story anyway.  Nicholas Sparks really knows how to write a love story.

The title brought back memories.  I could remember the radio hung on the wall when I was a child.  My Daddy loved music and the radio would play into the night while we were falling off to sleep.  Dear John sang by Ferlin Husky and Jean Shepard was one of my favorites. 

The story brought back memories too.  Like Savannah, I survived a time when the man I loved was away in Vietnam and Okinawa.   As I heard John and Savannah's story, feelings came flooding back and I wish so much that I had kept those letters.  I can't remember why I didn't. He didn't keep mine either. 

Now I really want to see the movie.  I am getting so behind on movies I want to see because I heard the book first.  I guess I'll have to sign up for Netflix DVDs so I can catch up.

I enjoyed reading this interview of Nicholas Sparks

I wanted something different for my next listen so I chose the first in the Maisie Dobbs series. The story takes place in London.  I love anything British so I'm looking forward to this one.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I'm an addict

I love to listen to audio books!  I have always loved good fiction and now I have a way to enjoy a good book while I'm doing other things.  Mowing the lawn is such a pleasure while I'm walking The Green Mile with John Coffy or confronting a fugitive with Stephanie Plum or experiencing The Hunger Games with Katniss Everdeen.

I like to hear the book before I watch the movie so I can compare.  I saw The Green Mile a long time ago and now want to see it again since i recently heard it.  I have not seen One For the Money yet but I'm so looking forward to it.  Recently I heard The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks and I'm looking forward to that movie as well. 

My name is Judy and I'm an audio book addict but I'm not trying to cure my addiction.  I just want to connect with others who share it. 

Right now I'm listening to Dear John by Nicholas Sparks.

So, what are you listening to?