Read With Us: My February Pick

February 13, 2010

It was so hard deciding which book to pick to read for February. After going through about 10 choices, I decided to pick the book Dear John, by Nicholas Sparks for a few reasons.

I’ve been very happy with several of movies based on books by Nicholas Sparks, such as A Walk to Remember and The Notebook. Also, the book was turned into a movie that’s just been released so I thought it might be fun to see it in the theater after I finish reading the book.

So I thought that I’d give this new book a chance to see if it compares. I hope that you also have found a great pick for your February book that you are going to read.

Stay tuned as I’ll be doing a giveaway for a few copies of Dear John

NOTE: Dear John is discounted to only $6.50 on Amazon right now. It’s such a good price that they’ve limited each person to only 3 copies.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cathy February 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

I enjoyed reading Dear John. It lives up to the standards of Nicolas Sparks. His books are not the ‘fairy tale’ ending type of books, and this one is true to his style. It is a real world story about love. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I can’t wait to see the movie.

2 Mamiv February 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

ooh, I want to join in on the fun. I will check my library to check it out. I will stay tuned!


3 marybeth @ February 13, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Ooooh, his books are too sad. They all make me cry! Now I have to just say no to Nicholas Sparks because he breaks my heart every time :)

4 coupongeek February 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Yes, he definitely doesn’t write fairy tale endings. But I guess it helps me going into it knowing that now. It’s more real-life.

This is the first one I’ve read before watching the movie. So now I can’t wait to see how close the movie is to the book.

5 Ashley February 13, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I was at Target today and some of the movies for 7.50, like American Sweethearts and the Notebook, have coupons for a free movie ticket to see Valentines day or Dear John, I know Im going to see these two movies in the next few weeks anyway, so I figured since Im spending the money anyway, might as well get a few movies for free :-)

6 coupongeek February 13, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Oh wow! Thank you so much for sharing, Ashley!! I have to go there tomorrow so I’m going to see if ours has some, too. After finishing up the book, I’d love to see the movie. Greatly appreciate the tip!


7 Joy February 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I read this and it was very good. I will be anxious to see the movie.

8 Leslie February 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Saw the movie last week and I’ve been wanting to read the book for a while. We have an awesome used book store in our Goodwill where I’ll probably pick it up for a couple bucks.

9 Mamiv March 6, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I am so excited I got this book this morning at my local library book sale for .75 cents. I linked to this post because I so wanted to join your read last month. Better later than never.



10 FishMama March 12, 2010 at 12:32 am

So, did you finish? How was it?

11 coupongeek March 12, 2010 at 7:34 am

Yes, I did finish and loved it! I am anxious to see the movie now.

But the thing you need to know/remember is that Nicholas Sparks isn’t one for fairytale endings. So if you go into it knowing his style of writing, then you’ll love it.

Thanks for asking!


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