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Books and Their Movies (Part 1)

I recently had a conversation with my Fiancé’s mom, that triggered this conclusion- books are NOT always better than their movies.

Bear with me, fellow readers, I promise I haven’t turned to the dark-er side.

Bobby and I have been engaged for a few weeks and I have met his mom about four times throughout our relationship. When it came down to me marrying her son, her and my relationship, of course, has become more of an investment than it was before.

I have never spent so much energy trying to seem perfect to someone like I do to his mom. I balance that with worrying that I seem too uptight in front of her.

But the other day at dinner, she brought up “The Notebook” written by Nicholas Sparks and how she actually enjoyed the movie more than she did the read. When she said this, I felt the curtain drop.

Do you ever see tweets or memes on social media about bookish people stumbling on another reader and how it turns into a mini freakout moment? If you don’t follow any pages that post these, I encourage you to do so, readers.

These Ryan Gosling memes-worth following as well.

This was me in front of my soon-to-be-mother-inlaw last Friday.

I was shocked to find someone who held the same opinion as I do about this book. Most people I have brought the subject up to absolutely love the movie and have never read the book. Which, by now, readers should be used to it. I have only met two people who have read the novel, one having no useful opinion at all.

Bobby’s mom was a real source of information for this discussion. We conversed on how we both felt the movie was more emotional than the book, that the love story was more believable and heart-wrenching in the movie. I brought up to her that Allie was portrayed as an innocent virgin in the novel, but had a more spirited attitude in her relationship with Noah in the movie, and she agreed.

More on books and their movies later, take notice, this is only part one.

What is your take “The Notebook” the novel and its movie?

If you haven’t read it yet, find your copy here.