Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pass the Tissues!


Tissue Ratings

I have no idea how the idea popped into my head. But once it did, it took hold. Now, when I read a book or watch a movie that evokes some tears, I count the tissues that I use. Hence, my Tissue Rating system. (See the charts below.)

 
It’s much easier to track movie tissue ratings because, for the most part, the movie is over in two hours or less. Reading books may take days, weeks and sometimes months. So, oftentimes I lose track of the number of tissues I’ve used.

I LOVE to laugh. So, I’m seriously considering Laughter Ratings. Not sure exactly how that would look. Maybe tally smiles, tee hees, guffaws, and belly laughs. Or maybe just a 1 – 10 laughter scale.

I’d love to get some feedback! How do your Tissue Ratings stack up against mine? And what do you think about the idea of Laughter Ratings?

#Rating #Book #Movies

 Books:

# of Tissues
 
Book Titles
 
12
 
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
 
 
3
 
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
 
 
0
 
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
 
 
A BOX!
 
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
 
 
2
 
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
 

 

Movies:

# of Tissues
 
Movie Titles
 
8
 
50/50
 
 
1.5
 
Albert Nobbs
 
 
1
 
Being Flynn
 
 
1
 
Brave
 
 
2
 
Everything Must Go
 
 
5
 
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
 
 
1
 
Friends with Kids
 
 
0
 
Gone
 
 
0
 
Hop
 
 
4
 
Hope Springs
 
 
.5
 
Identity Thief
 
 
.5
 
Intouchables
 
 
0
 
John Carter
 
 
0
 
Larry Crowne
 
 
1
 
New Year’s Eve
 
 
1
 
Parental Guidance
 
 
3
 
Red Tails
 
 
0
 
Ruby Sparks
 
 
0
 
Safe House
 
 
1
 
Safety not Guaranteed
 
 
2
 
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
 
 
.5
 
The Artist
 
 
4
 
The Descendents
 
 
1
 
The Gray
 
 
3.5
 
The Great Debators
 
 
2
 
The Iron Lady
 
 
3.5
 
The Odd Life of Timothy Green
 
 
6
 
The Way
 
 
0
 
The Woman in Black
 
 
0
 
This Means War
 
 
3
 
War Horse
 
 
1.5
 
We Bought a Zoo
 
 
1
 
You Again
 

2 comments:

Julie-Ann said...

Jeanne, I love this idea. I am ashamed to say I've not watched any of these movies nor read any of these books. Whassa matta with me?

jeanne curtin said...

Julie-Ann~
Thanks! :)
Honestly, a lot of the movies were fluff. My favs, and ones I'd recommend for you to watch are: The Intouchables (rated R)and The Great Debators (could have been shortened a little), but both worth the time.
If you watch them, I'd be interested to hear what you thought of them.
My fav books aren't even on the list because I read them prior to tracking tissues. They're Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden and The Help by Kathryn Stockett. But if I had to guess, I'm not sure a tear was shed in either one.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
take care~
jeanne

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