Both these books helped me reach my measely goal of reading 6 books in 2009. It's no secret from my other posts that I did not like "Twilight", but I did enjoy "Marley & Me" - it is just a basic 'this is my life' story, but I found it well written and it kept my interest. I knew I'd end up in tears, and I was right.
I've always preferred reading the book instead of watching the movie, and most often opt not to bother with the movie, but with these two, I was curious to see how each translated to the big screen. So upon a lucky trip to the library, both were in! I quickly grabbed the cases and then went to look to make movie night the trifecta with "Mystic River", but no such luck.
Back at home, neither garnered interest from the hubby, in fact, he looked at me and said "did you actually think I'd want to watch these movies?" Truth be told, NO I didn't, and that was fine by me, but I has to ask. :-)
I watched "Twilight" first and liked the movie much better than the book. I thought Kristin Stewart played a good part - better than Rob Pattinson (?) as Edward - too much make-up made his face look strange. Now I want to see "New Moon", but will trudge through the book first. uugh.
"Marley & Me" was the next night. I loved the Jennifer Aniston 'Jenny' and the Owen Wilson 'John' - a great paring. Eric Dane and Alan Arkin made for great supporting roles. But Marley - the dog they got was spot-on from the book. I couldn't stop laughing at the obedience school scene - and hubby reminded me that I shouldn't wake the sleeping child!
Any others care to chime in on these two? Or other movie / book combos?