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From Page to Screen: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Posted in From Page to Screen
on September 17, 2018
to all the boys i've loved before, tatbilb, lara jean covey, peter kavinsky

This is a series I’ve been wanting to do for a while now – a comparison between a book and its movie. I’m going to compare the two together, to highlight what remains the same and what differs from the source material and let you know what I did and didn’t like about those changes, and then I’ll let you know whether I preferred the book or the film. It’s important to remember that while the book is the source material, the movie is an adaptation and doesn’t necessarily have to remain the same as the book. There could be a number of reasons for this, from budget to time constraints to actor capabilities. Certain things in a book might not translate well on screen.

Movie adaptations are becoming increasingly popular and there are so many that I have planned for this series, but what better way to kick it off than one of the hottest movies to hit this summer – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. My last post was a review of the book, so if you haven’t read it yet then you can find it here.

Warning: this will contain spoilers.

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, YA
on September 8, 2018
to all the boys i've loved before, jenny han, talbilb, book

Synopsis: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Author: Jenny Han

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September TBR

Posted in Books, TBR
on September 3, 2018
september tbr, tbr, to be read, book, books, paperbackadventures, paperback adventures, six of crows, the cruel prince, the girl on the train

My August wrap-up has been posted and now it’s time to reveal the books I hope to read in September. I say hope because this month, on Wednesday I’m starting my college course and it’s going to be the start of what I hope is five years worth of study in order to become a forensic psychologist! I’m super excited, but also extremely nervous because it’s been eight years since I was last in education, but I feel more prepared than I was then. Hopefully anxiety will stay well away!

I want to beat the four books I read in August this month. I’m aiming for six this month.

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August Wrap-Up

Posted in Books, Wrap Up, YA
on September 1, 2018
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It’s September!

Yay for cooler weather, cozy jumpers, and sitting in front of the fire with a book and a mug of hot chocolate filled to the brim with marshmallows! That is my idea of perfection. I love autumn and everything about it.

This month wasn’t the best for reading – I only managed to finish four books, which I guess isn’t too shabby.

Unintentionally, I had a bit of a red theme going on with these!

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Mental Health & Mental Breakdowns

Posted in Anxiety, Mental Health
on August 22, 2018
mental health & mental breakdowns

This is going to be a different kind of post. I’m going to tackle the topic of mental health. More specifically, my mental health. I’ve made no secret, on here and on social media, that I suffer with anxiety, in particular social anxiety disorder and OCD. I’ve had anxiety for my entire life. The last twenty-four hours have been, for lack of a better term, hell. I’ve almost had a complete breakdown. I’m going to talk about what happened (as much as I can), what I’ve done about it, and where I’m going from here. I’ll warn you now that this post is quite long, but with the way my thoughts have been in the last 24 hours, I needed to get all of this out.

WARNINGS: mentions of emotional & physical abuse.

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Final Girls

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
on August 15, 2018
book review of final girls

Synopsis: Three tragedies. One unthinkable secret. The media calls them the Final Girls – Quincy, Sam, Lisa – the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. But when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doorstep, Quincy must admit that she doesn’t really know anything about the other Final Girls. Can she trust them? Or can there only ever be one? All Quincy knows is one thing: she is next.

Author: Riley Sager

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Throne of Glass

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, YA
on August 7, 2018

Synopsis: Meet Celaena Sardothien.

Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfell offers her a deal, her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament – fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

Author: Sarah J. Maas

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Posted in About Me, Blog Award
on August 5, 2018

A huge thank you to Marcia from Trendy Simple Life for this nomination! It came as an extremely lovely surprise to wake up to this morning. I’ve seen a lot of bloggers be nominated for this award – and deservedly so – but never did I think my blog and I would ever be nominated, so thank you so much! Please check out Marcia’s blog here – I absolutely love it!

For those of you that don’t know the Sunshine Blogger Award is an award by bloggers to bloggers. It’s recognition for being a source of inspiration and spreading positivity within the blogging community, so the fact I’ve been nominated for this still blows my mind.

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How To Stop Time

Posted in Book Reviews, Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction
on August 1, 2018

Synopsis: I am old. That is the first thing to tell you. The thing you are least likely to believe. If you saw me you would probably think I was about forty, but you would be very wrong.

Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret.

He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he’s been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. It’s a life he once had, long since buried but buried secrets have a habit of catching up with you and nobody can outrun their past.

Always changing his identity to stay alive, Tom has the perfect cover – working as a history teacher at a London comprehensive. Here he can teach the kids about wars and witch hunts as if he’d never witnessed them first-hand. He can try to tame the past that is fast catching up with him. The only thing Tom must not do is fall in love.

Author: Matt Haig

This review contains major spoilers for the book.

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24 Facts About Me

Posted in About Me
on July 18, 2018

As it was my 24th birthday on Monday (July 16th), I thought I would tell you 24 facts that you might not know about me. I never really introduced myself properly on this blog so I thought this would be a good way of doing that. I love reading these types of posts about other bloggers – it helps to make you become more than just a person behind a screen.

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