Saturday, October 13, 2012

Feeling MOVED

On Thursday I went to see Perks of Being a Wallflower with two of my besties, one of them being the fab Steph Campbell. I admit that I haven't read the book. I wasn't sure it would be my thing. Didn't know how I felt about it being written in journal format. Yes, I wanted to read it, but it wasn't high on my list. Loved the trailer though and really wanted to see the movie.

So we did.

I will never be the same.

I expected this cute, quirky, coming of age story and though I got that in a lot of ways, it was also SO much more. I can't even explain how much more it was. I laughed. I cried. I fell in love. More than that I was MOVED. Moved in a way I haven't felt in a long time, or at all.

It's ridiculous because I'm a writer and I can't put into words how amazingly beautiful this movie was.

What I can say is, I've never felt anything like it. That THAT movie is what I strive for. I would give anything to make a reader feel the way I felt after watching that movie. To move someone so much.

I've been in funky reading quirks lately. I haven't been really GRABBED by much. I haven't felt characters to the marrow of my bones the way I felt Charlie, Patrick and Sam. It's days later and I'm still thinking about their story. I want to read that. I want to write that.

What's the last book or movie to really MOVE you?


And don't forget, we're in the final days of Steph Campbell's Paying it Forward giveaway where you can enter to win about fifty books (including paperbacks of mine).

Lastly, if you didn't see my suprise post from yesterday, scroll down. It's a fun one :)

And I am totally reading Perks soon!

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6 comments:

  1. I'd read the book several years ago, and it was so quotable. I'm so glad he found Logan Lerman to play Charlie. Of course, I loved Ezra Miller as Patrick too.

    It was definitely moving. I'm so glad the author got to write the screenplay and direct the movie.

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  2. Last book that moved me? CHARADE! ;)

    Now I'm really intrigued to see this movie...

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  3. I haven't read this book, nor have I seen the movie, but it sounds amazing!! Must check it out.

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  4. I read Sweet Evil recently. I really liked it. And in a way it did move me. Not in the usual heartbreaking or smile-ish satisfying way, but more by reminding me of the importance of love, life and living it to the fullest.

    I also watched the X-Men movies back to back recently and Rogue's almost-dead end scene near the ending did move me more than I expected it to.

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    1. <3 Awww! As a writer, this means more to me to hear than any other compliment. Thank you!

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  5. I definitely need to watch that movie now! I was undecided like you were about watching it but now, well, now I think I will.

    As for the last book I read that really moved me, well I probably have too many. I read..A LOT. Probably too much.
    Crewel would be the last one though. It was so beautifully written. It didn't make me cry but it really made me think and I like it when a book can do that.

    As for the last movie I watched that made me cry was Hope Springs. It was pretty emotional. I felt so bad for Meryl Streep's character. She is an amazing actress.

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