She's cute right? ^^
(Typical of me to discover books only because they get adapted into movies >3<)
Back to the book ^O^
It's actually a very long time since I bought this book, but I have had a lot of other books to read before this one (while going to school, this can take a while >.<;). After finishing "ZOO" by Otsu-ichi, I thought: "Now it's time to read something less dark….!" xD When you look at the cover for this book, I think of a nice light and happy novel ~ ^o^
As soon as I got started on this novel, I couldn't put it down. Gabrielle Zevin writes in such a different way, for what I'm used too. It was a little hard adjusting to at first, but now I think the challenge was very much worth it. Zevin is a really talented writer :)
The theme "amnesia" proved to be a much more interesting quality in this book, than I expected at first :) I really liked the fact that the protagonist Naomi, being an amnesiac after the accident, suddenly had the opportunity to be a totally different person; such many opportunities…Even though she didn't know if her memory would come back she just wanted to live her life as it was now and distanced herself from the past, which of course felt alien to her.
I also liked the part where Naomi cuts her long hair; with each piece it felt like she got rid of someone's expectations of her – interesting way of thinking! ^o^b
The three boyfriends' drama was very entertaining, even though I felt a little sorry for the first guy, Ace XD haha
Naomi's friendship with Will (William) was so sweet<3 Maybe he was a little dorky at times, but I loved how the boy made her a CD mix every time something was up (I wish I had a friend doing the same thing for me!!) He's such a caring and loyal friend :') Really adorable~ (Tegoshi Yuya is totally perfect for this role XD)
Then there was James. I really liked him at first, but in the end I had a really hard time understanding him… The death of his brother really gave him a tough time :O I can not tell you any more, then I'll just spoil the ending xO That wouldn't be any fun ;)
But anyways, I really loved the ending – so perfect! In some kind of way it made an end to all the conflicts and struggles, which had troubled Naomi throughout the whole book, in a very natural and heartwarming way.
Totally recommend this book to everyone who would like a little different kind of love story ^___^
PS. Man it was hard picturing Naomi, when first watching the cover, then seeing the movie trailer xD The two girls look nothing alike, so I had a hard time choosing the look in my head, but in the end I went with Maki's look of course :p I'm going to watch the movie anyway ^_~
A trailer has finally slipped out for Maki-chan's new movie "Dareka ga Watashi ni Kiss wo Shita"! XD (or the original title "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac")!!
I'm so excited for this film, especially because
1) Maki Horikita is playing the main character
2) It's an American produced movie by Hans Conosa (which means international – sweet~baby~)
3) Yuya Tegoshi is playing one of the guys :P Love Tegoshi!!
4) I'm reading the book right now XD
5) There's a chance of international publishing (that means Denmark maybe – yeah! ^O^)
Yes! Finally my Hana-Kimi dvd box arrived! I've waited 2 long weeks on this X'D But NOW it's mine! ^O^ It's so beautiful<3 Hana-Kimi is one of my favorite doramas, so I decided to buy it on dvd. This is a Taiwanese dvd box with English and Chinese subtitles. I bought it on wala-wala.net it was really cheap, but it's really nice quality. The subtitles aren't bad and it code free ^__~ Subarashii! Definitely worth the money! XD
It's finally Christmas time, and I've started watching Maki's new drama series "Innocent Love". I've only watched two episodes so far because there haven't been translated more episodes so far… The drama has a Christmas feel to it, which suits me fine with the season ^__^ I think Maki acts more mature in this drama and then it's totally exciting to watch! There constantly happen nerve wracking things and you really feel for the persons! >O< The drama's quite sad, but when happy moments happen you feel it much stronger! I like the actors and the music is wonderful!! Utada Hikaru sings the theme song which is called "Eternally – Drama Mix" ;) It's just sooo good! <3
Watch the opening here:
The OST is coming out today! :D
But I haven't found the download yet… D'X
Here's some pictures from a press conference with the Innocent Love cast ^o^
The Christmas clothing is beautiful! :O
Maki's so pretty… (>o<)<3
Pics from the photo books:
I like Maki's clothes in this drama! It's very feminine and stylish XD
And to complete my obsesness about Maki I made this drawing of her yesterday, it was really tough to make it look right, but I hope you like it! ^O^
I hope they soon will upload subs for the next episodes! X3 I can't wait >,o<