small book haul.

When I woke up this morning the first thing I did was check my phone. I checked my emails to see that the books I’d ordered from Amazon, that were estimated to be delivered on tuesday, would be delivered today! 

The two books I ordered were the Illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by J.K. Rowling illustrated by Jim Kay and The Amazing Book is not on Fire by Dan and Phil.

I was super excited to get these so I just had to write a post about it:)

Photo is mine.

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Book to movie adaptions.

We all have that one book that we love and wish would be adapted into a movie. There’s certain books that we love that have been turned in to a movie but you wish they hadn’t.
For me I will always choose to read a book before watching a movie, this way I get to imagine characters, buildings and objects in my head and have my own perception of it, when I see the movie I want all of that to come to life. There’s always a 50/50 chance of the movie going off the rails.
One of my favourite book to movie adaptions is of course the Harry Potter Series, I love the world in the books and I love it just as much on the screen. Granted, a few characters are missing, lines may have changed and your favourite bits may not shown, but you have to admit they didn’t do a bad job.
Then we have the hunger games, I loved the books and I fell in love with the characters, the movies were not what I expected but they were equally as great and I enjoy watching them every time.
Divergent. I’m not proud of this but I actually watched the movie prior (ha) to the book (please don’t hate me). I then read the book and learnt my lesson. They missed out quite a lot, although some characters and chapters may not be necessary to the plot, I loved knowing more than the just the plot of the movie. When I watched the movie again I found myself turning into a stereotypical book nerd by talking through the the movie about what happened in the book; who really said that line, what they were supposed to say, in the book they really… Etc. I read the rest of the series and found it amazing, so obviously when Insurgent came out on DVD I went out and brought it, although it had been some time since reading the book, I didn’t recognise most of what was going on so I didn’t enjoy it as much.
Another one of my personal favourites is To Kill A Mockingbird, I had wanted to read this book for the longest time, when I finally got it I could not put in down. I then got the movie and it was just as amazing if not better.
One of my favourite stand alone novels, and one of the first books that got be back into reading was John Green’s Paper Towns. I loved this book and I still do, I love the characters, the adventures and the quirky things people say and do. So naturally when the movie can out in cinemas I was there. I loved it, of course it wouldn’t be a book to movie adaption if there weren’t bits missing or modified but over all I really enjoyed it.
Wouldn’t it just be easier to turn every book into a to series. One chapter equals one episode and one book equals one season? Then maybe it will be perfect. Of course there are more books that have been turned into movies or tv shoes than what I have mentioned that I am yet to discover. What are some of your favourites? What adaptions do you hate and what book do you hope makes it to the big screen?

Happy October everybody. (Sorry it’s late) 

August Wrap up.

I know that this is very belated but i thought I would show you what books I read in August!  

 I surprised myself this month, I was able to read 10 books. Some of them I liked, some of them I disliked and 1 or 2 I just didn’t get the message or understand.

As I said in a previous blog post, I’ve rediscovered the world of the library so quite a few of these book I have Checked out and returned to the Library, which explains why not all of the titles listed are in the image above.

Starting with the books I own;

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins [4.5/5 Stars]

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins[4/5 Stars]

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare[5/5 Stars]

The Books I got from the Library;

Luck by Alison Prince [3/5 Stars] (I also did a blog post about this book, check it out if you haven’t already)

Slammed (Slammed #1) by Colleen Hoover [4.5/5 Stars]

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Jim Kay and Siobhan Dowd [4/5 Stars]

Point of Retreat (Slammed #2) by Colleen Hoover [4.5/5 Stars] (When I finished this book I completed by good reads goal of reading 50 books, so yay)

The Humans by Matt Haig [3/5 Stars]

If I Stay by Gayle Foreman [4.5/5 Stars]

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman [2/5 Stars]

So these are all the books I managed to get through this month:)

Book review #3

confess by colleen hoover.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it. The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin. 

I loved this book, i liked how as soon as i started reading it i knew that they both had secrets that would have to be revealed, that made me want to keep reading. Which i why i read this book in around 2 days. I gave this book 4.5/5 stars, although i really enjoyed it i felt like it was a but rushed and that everything happened all at once.  I was amazed at how the art work related and worked so well with the story (my favourite from the book is below). To me the painting explains every relationship that ensues throughout the book.

Owen. Wow. He seems like the most down to earth guy that ever lived. I love how passionate he is about he art and chooses the right buyer for all his pieces.

If you haven’t read this book I highly recommend it. This was tha first Colleen Hoover novel i had ever read and i really want to read more.

Hope you enjoyed, i suck at these.

Comment your opinions.

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March Wrap up!


These are all the books I had managed to read in the month of March, I got through quite a lot and even reread some of my favourites.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn [3/5 stars] 

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger [3/5 stars] 

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey [4/5 stars] 

We Were Liars by e. lockhart  [3/5 stars] 

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series #1 [4/5 stars] 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling [5/5 stars]

The Boy In the Stripes Pyjamas by John Boyne [5/5 stars] 

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (The Mortal Instruments Series #2) [4/5 stars] 

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo [3/5 stars] 

Paper Towns by John Green [5/5 stars] 

Looking for Alaska by John Green [5/5 stars] 

 I understand that people have their own opinions about different book so you may not agree with my ratings, feel free to comment your own thoughts about any of the books listed 🙂