It seems like summer is the season when all of the best movies come out in the movie theater. After reading the book by John Green, I just had to check out “The Fault in Our Stars” this weekend and I’m really, really glad I did! This is probably one of my new favorite movies and I’m actually thinking of going to see it again next weekend with my sister.
This is definitely a movie that pulls at your heart-strings and you can see why if you check out the brief movie description on iMDb, “Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.”
So I have to admit that I’m not always up to date when it comes to popular things in the entertainment world. I just recently started “Grey’s Anatomy” on Netflix, which is YEARS after everybody else fell in love with it. I have yet to read “50 Shades of Grey”, and I most definitely haven’t watched a full episode of “The Big Bang Theory”. I feel like I’m decades older than I really am when it comes to entertainment (as well as my 9pm bedtime).
However, when people started talking about “Divergent” I came to the realization that I’ve already read the book! The movie is coming out a week from day, and if you’ve seen the previews for it, you probably think it looks pretty darn good! My advice is to get your hands on the copy of the book and try to read it in the next week… they say that the book is always better than the movie!
I saw this and it just seemed like the perfect title. I remember reading a book titled The Last Catholic in America, a book that detailed the year by year struggles of a fictional student in a Catholic grade school. And knowing what it was like to attend a similar system, I loved the book and its humorous look at school life. This book, Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind, is probably in a very similar vein.
Now with St. Patrick’s Day come and gone, it’s time to get prepared for one of the funniest days of the year, April Fool’s Day. I may not be the biggest practical joker, but I do love to see people execute a good prank. If you’re looking for an idea, take a look at this prank book.
This is another gift idea that has to be given to friend that understands your sense of humor or a significant other that knows how to take a joke. A reprint of the 1936 original, this book offers some tips and tricks on how to be good at kissing. And there is a such a thing as a bad kisser, which is why this gift should be given out to people with a sense of humor.