"The Notebook" chapters: Courtrooms, An Unexpected Visitor, & Crossroads p. 131-147

"Courtrooms" (pg. 131-132)
Uh-O, Lon is has finally put Allie before his job and is now on his way to New Bern......
Hence the next chapter title:

"An Unexpected Visitor" (pg. 133-139)
It gets better, there are two visitors... Read the book and you will know who they are. I liked the first one, making amends for old mistakes.

"Crossroads" (pg. 140-147)
NO, Allie can not go to Lon. Noah is better. She has to realize that she will be happier with Noah. The love with Noah is passion and friendship and he's her soul mate. Yes, maybe she cares for Lon, but its not the same. Allie needs to break it off with Lon and go back to Noah. She needs to follow her heart.

Next chapters: "A Letter from Yesterday" and "Winter for Two"
pages 148-165*

*Winter for Two is the last chapter of the book which is pages 153-214 so I will break it up into about 20 pages at a time with paragraph breaks.
THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks

Mrs. Marine


I'm going cloth...

Cloth Diapers that is, you can read my full post I'm converting to Cloth Diapers on my other blog. I entered a contest on Baby Cheapskate to win 12 bumGenius Cloth Diapers! I wanted to post about the contest here too. Check it out!

Mrs. Marine


"The Notebook" chapter: Swans and Storms p. 109-130

I would love to jump into the first scene in this chapter. A lake full of swan and geese, how beautiful a picture that would be.
Then as Allie and Noah are heading back to the house it begins to downpour rain.

They change out of wet clothes and snuggle in front of a fire.
WOW, things heat up between them, the rest of the chapter is quite steamy (in other words they do it, in front of a fire, how romantic can you get). I knew they were going to get back together. Although, Allie is still engaged. Oops, what about Lon.... Hmm, I am waiting for him to show up looking for her, he knows something is up.
Allie and Noah are in love again!

Quoting Noah:
"You are the answer to every prayer I've offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don't know how I lived without you for as long as I have. I love you, Allie, more than you can ever imagine. I always have, and I always will."

Next chapters: "Courtrooms", "An Unexpected Visitor", & "Crossroads"
pages 131-147 on Tuesday July 29th
THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks

Mrs. Marine

"The Notebook" Chapter: Moving Water p. 98-108

This was a short chapter so I don't have too much to say.
How romantic, Allie and Noah alone in a canoe.
Quoting the book, Noah said to Allie:
"Poets often describe love as an emotion that we cant control, one that overwhelms logic and common sense. That's what is was like for me. I didn't plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has happened only once, and that's why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it."

Next chapters: "Swans and Storms" pages 109-130
on Tuesday July 22th
THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks

Mrs. Marine


"The Notebook" Chapters: Phone Calls & Kayaks and Forgotten Dreams p. 80-97

(Sorry this was late, long weekend mixed me up)

Phone Calls:
Lon has a good memory. Too bad he neglects Allie, maybe if he didn't she could have loved him as much as she loved Noah.... He is beginning to suspect something for sure. The question is, what is he going to do about it, he doesn't want to loose her. But I don't think he ever fully had her to begin with. Allie has never fully given him her heart.

Kayaks and Forgotten Dreams:
I like small towns. Sometimes I think I want to move to a small town again, but a large city has its perks too. New Bern seems so quaint and friendly. Being out on a kayak on the river at sunrise, you couldn't ask for a more beautiful scene.
Good for Allie, she is drawing again. I wonder what the second picture is of? Is it Noah? Maybe.
Allie doesn't want to talk to her fiance, that's not normal. Why didn't she call him when she got in the night before? She cant marry him.

Next chapters: "Moving Water" pages 98-108
on Tuesday July 15th
THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks

Mrs. Marine


"The Notebook" Chapter: Reunion p. 57-79

- This is the second half of this chapter. -

Thats so terrible that Allie's mother hid all her letters from Noah. It's unfair. If Allie had gotten the letters she probably would be married to Noah right now and not ingaged to Lon...

Well my question about the painting was answered. Allie didnt notice it when she walked through the house.

These two are going to drive me nuts. When are they going to confess to eachother that they are both still in love with one another. Just kiss already.... There eyes lock and they share a "moment" which is interupted by the kitchen timer.
Allie can be herself with Noah, she can tell him anything. They were friends and lovers. Thats the way a relationship should be. She doesnt have that with Lon.

I enjoy a good love story! Its been a while since I have read one.

Next chapters: "Phone Calls" & "Kayaks and Forgotten Dreams" pages 80-97
on Tuesday July 8th
THE NOTEBOOK by Nicholas Sparks

Mrs. Marine