The Notebook
Written by Nicholas Sparks
Published October 1, 1996
Rating 4/5

I decided to read The Notebook last summer while living in Charleston, South Carolina recovering from a bone marrow transplant. At the time I lived on Calhoun Street not far from where this photo was taken. Personally I’ve never been one to chase after love and up until my cancer diagnosis I considered my career (being an actor and creating content) my true love. Initially I read the book prepping to make a video where I compare and contrast the book to the movie while visiting the filming locations. Nearly half of the video is complete; however, Covid-19 halted the completion of the video.

The backdrop for this photo is The American, which was featured in the film where Noah and Allie have their first date. ✨


One of my favorite scenes in the movie doesn’t actually take place in it’s original source material. That scene, which was filmed only a couple blocks down from this location had Noah and Allie dancing in the street, they also lay in the street watching the stop lights.

Overall for romantic novels I give The Notebook a 4/5 because it really didn’t disappoint. Yes I definitely recommend it, even if you’ve watched the movie.