Rambling: Movie Time

So I watched some movies and felt like talking about them!

The decoy bride

Courtesy of IMDb

The decoy bride is about a celebrity couple that gets so much paparazzi-attention that they can’t even have a private wedding anymore. That’s all I will be saying about the plot, because I don’t want to be any more spoilerific than the title already is. Anyway, watching this movie was a good time. It was funny, it was a little bit cliché but I don’t really mind that too much. And I love David Tennant, so for me this movie was good before I even started watching it. And I just love the Scottish accent (the movie takes place on the beautiful Hegg), so there, many ingredients for a fun time.

My favourite line in the movie:

Predominently this is a sheep-snatching thing.

(Though it might not mean much to people who haven’t seen the movie, this definitely made me laugh out loud, and that is the direct reason for it being my favourite line in the entire movie.)

The Duff

Courtesy of IMDb

I read the book a while back so I thought it was finally time for me to check out the movie. What I do remember from the book isn’t super detailed but enough for me to know that there are some definite changes in the story. Did I mind? Not really because I can see that they made certain changes to make this a little more PG. I still liked the characters, I still enjoyed the movie and the Bianca and Wes had some serious chemistry in the movie. The start of the movie was niceley done, with a reference to an old classic, which was nice. And it gets you quickly up to speed with the characters so the story and the tone is set right from the start. Was it perfect? Probably not, but I did enjoy this movie a whole lot. And I think it sends a great message to teenagers. Bonus fun: gag reels at the end of the movie for all the characters!

Favourite quote from the movie:

– You… look crazy?!

-Crazy amazing!


Rambling: an ever-growing “currently reading”-list

For those who haven’t been following me on this blog for long, or maybe for those who haven’t picked up this fact before: I read a lot of books at the same time. I never really used to do this while I was younger, but then somehow it picked up. I think it used to be pretty low-key where I was just reading a very outspoken genre and then one day I  wouldn’t be in the mood for that specific genre and I would pick up a second book that would be exactly what I wanted to read at that time.

But then it started getting more intense, because when I started spending prolonged times at my boyfriend’s place and I’d sometimes be stuck without a book. And I’d just pick up one of his and start reading it whenever I was there. It wasn’t a big deal. But then I also bought an e-reader which was a super easy device for me to take to school (it was about a half-hour train ride each way) and get some primo reading time in every day on the commute. I don’t know if many people actually do own the same copy in both physical form and digital form, but I’m generally not one of them (I have maybe two books that I bought in hardback after really loving the e-book SOOO much). So that would be the third book on the stack on most days (at home I still prefer to read regular books).

And while I don’t have a problem with keeping all the storylines separate, I think the whole situation is getting a bit out of control at the moment; And the major culprit is this: picking up a book with the best of intentions but then not soon after the start, slacking off. And starting to read a different book on top of the other one. Before I slack off on that one also, and pick up yet another book. At this very moment Goodreads is telling me that I am “currently reading” 20 books! Most of these books I am definitely not actively reading at this very moment, but I really do want to get around to reading them some day soon (that just never seems to feel like today?!) It has definitely come to the point that if I were to pick some of these books back up that I would have to start right from the beginning because it has been so long since I last read in that book. Yet somehow it wouldn’t feel right to take them of that currently reading list, especially since I’m not disliking these books (I blame various reading slumps that I fell into while I started these books). They are currently in Book Limbo, but I hope to get them out there soon!

Is this something any of you have ever experienced? Have you ever had a book wind up in Book Limbo before? Or are you someone who would rather just read one book after another?