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S4S – Books you’d take on an Autumn Walk

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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
I read this around autumn last year and I did actually take this out on an Autumn walk so I couldn’t leave it out. I’m hoping to get the second book read before the end of this year with any luck as I really enjoyed the first immensely.

The Near Witch by V.E Schwab
This is another book I’ve taken out on an autumn walk, I spent a good couple of hours in a book shop reading this while the rain poured and the wind howled outside as I sipped a lovely hot chocolate. It was basically perfect.

City of Bones by Cassie Clare
This is a book I genuinely love to snuggle up with and just enjoy reading but because I’ve read it so many times I tend to just flick through to my favourite parts which I could honestly see myself doing a nice Autumn walk.

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
A great chunk of Tolkiens books just feel like they have this connection to nature and The Hobbit is no exception and this is defintley a book that would fit an Autumn walk.

Hex Life Anthology by Various
I still have to read this (it’s next on my list, Angel Mage is just taking me quite a while to read) but I feel like this would be perfect with all its witchy stories!

City of Ghosts by V.E Schwab
I feel like this is a fairly obvious one as it is full of creepy, spooky vibes that are perfect for an early evening Autumn walk, but maybe not after dark eh?

I think if the weather improves next week I may have to grab a book and go for a nice walk! At the moment it’s just been raining almost non-stop and I don’t want my book to get wet. What books would you choose to take on an Autumn walk with you?

 

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#Six for Sunday – Film interpretations of books

It’s that time of week again! I can’t believe how fast this week has gone! Nether the less lets crack on with today’s prompt for #SixforSunday. (Thanks once again to Steph at A little but a lot for providing these prompts). This weeks is…

Film interpretations of books
Weather it’s based on or inspired by, absolute favourites of all time or guilty pleasures these are my top six books brought to the big screen.

  1. Stardust – by Neil Gaiman.
    Now, Neil Gaiman is awesome but for me this is one of those rare occasions where I enjoyed the film more than the book. It may have had something to do with choosing the perfect actor for Tristan Thorne or the fact that the book left out Robert DiNio’s character, the cross dressing pirate Captain Shakespere but although charming the book just didn’t have the same feel for me.
  2. Warm Bodies – By Issac Marion
    Although not my favourite film of all time I do love this book to pieces. The fact that it’s quite a short book helps I think because it meant there wasn’t loads they left out and the things that were added usually worked quite well, most of my favourite lines were kept in and delivered extremely well by the beautiful Nicholas Hault. It was probably a little funnier and action heavy than the book but it worked.
  3. City of Bones – By Cassandra Clare
    I know not everyone is a fan of this (understandably) but I enjoyed the hell out of this film. Mostly because I just loved seeing a book I loved on screen to the point where I managed to block out (most) of the cringe worthy bits and poor casting to appreciate the aesthetic they mostly got right. Also Jamie Campbell Bower NAILED that sass.
  4. Harry Potter – By JK Rowling 
    I know this is probably an obvious one and probably doesn’t need explaining but we tend to watch at least a couple of these at least once or twice a year.
  5. Lord of the Rings – By J.R.R Tolkien. 
    Another obvious one. I read The Hobbit to death as a child but had more trouble getting into Lord of the Rings but five or six years later when I turned 13 we got the Fellowship of the Ring on the big screen and I knew I needed to read these books immediately.
  6. The Perks of being a Wallflower – By Stephen Chobsky
    Probably not an obvious choice for me as I’m a very Fantasy/Science Fiction based reader but I loved this intesnsely simple but deep book and is one of the instances when I watched the film first then knew I needed to read the book. There’s a kind of feeling you experience after reading a book like this and I got that after the film too which I think speaks volumes about it. I also loved that the same letter writing format was still used in the film and that Charlie’s poem is used because I adore it.

Honourable mention to Ready Player One – By Earnest Cline, this book is easily one of my top ten favourite books of all times, full of nerdy references which I’m the perfect age to get, quirky dialogue, a magnificent world and an intriguing story line this is a book I recommend anyone who loved the 80’s/90’s culture, plays video games or dungeons and dragons check this out because it’s a masterpiece. This get’s an honourable mention because the film will be out soon and from the trailers it looks pretty good and I’ll keep my fingers crossed but until I’ve seen it I can’t put it on the list sadly but I didn’t want to leave it out. Also The Princess Bride – by William Goldaman, I had it vying for that last spot but I didn’t overly enjoy the book after having watched the film over and over and knowing it by heart, but I wanted to mention it because it’s one of my favourite films.

I now want to go spend the rest of the day gorging myself on these films so if you need me I’ll be wrapped up on my sofa inside my blanket burrito eating cookies and drinking milk. I’m so very hardcore.

P.S Don’t forget to use the #SixforSunday hashtag on your blog of choice but more importantly (because this is where I’ll look!) on Twitter as inbetween film breaks I’ll totally be checking the hashtag out as will others. Also if  you do this yourself let me know! Leave a link to your own post in the comments for me and I’ll check it out!

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#SixforSunday – Fictional Partners

Sunday has arrived! The weather is glorious! Me and the little family went for a walk, I’m pooped. I proceeded to sleepily scroll through Twitter for about an hour when I came across the #SixforSunday prompts and knew this was something I had to join in for! This week’s prompt is from Steph at A Little but a lot and is….(drumroll please)
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Favourite Fictional Partners!
This can be romantically, partners in crime or BFF’s.

I’ve never been a huge “Book Boyfriend” kind of person but on reflection there are a few fictional characters who hold my heart as well as a whole stack of them I’d love to hang out and cause mischief with! I had to think long and hard to narrow it down to just three.

  1. Jace Herondale – The Mortal instruments series etc by Cassandra Clare.
    Jace is the closest thing to a book boyfriend for me. I adore his sass, he’s gorgeous, talented, kicks butt and has the whole angsty puppy dog thing going on while being a little ambiguous at times which I’m all here for.
  2. Lazlo Strange – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.
    I will take Lazlo in any form, partner or BFF because I cannot get over him (especially with THAT VOICE! Thank you Steve West!) He’s a massive nerd that loves to read and he’s just so precious and pure. I imagine we’d probably just end up stuck in a library forever which I’m totally fine with thanks.
  3. Shazad – Rebel of the sands series by Alwyn Hamilton.
    This woman is absolute glorious, she’s totally kick ass, she is amazing at coming up with great strategies and she’s just downright fun. How could I say no?
  4. Newt Scamander – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
    I would LOVE to go on adventures with this adorable, shy mazizoologist, exploring the world and learning about all the magical creatures in it sounds like my ideal career thank you very much. Well apart from the having to leave my house bit.
  5. Bilbo Baggins – The Hobbit and LOTR by J.R.R Tolkien
    Book Bilbo and film Bilbo both hold a very special place in my heart. Even as a child I thought myself rather like Bilbo, I loved the comforts of home, curled up with a book in the warm but I wanted adventure too but was always so bad at trying to find it myself so I think we’d get along and either adventure together or just eat a lot of second breakfasts. Burglar seeks advernture and great reward!
    6. Any member of the Court of Dreamers – ACOTAR series by Sarah J Maas.
    Cassian, Mor, Azriel, Amren, Feyre or Rhysand…any of them is fine for me in any capacity. Maybe Cas and Az could teach me to fight, me and Mor could go dancing, me and Amren could terrify the locals while we go out for food, Feyre could introduce me to Lucien and Rhysand could bestow sassy wisdom onto me while giving me an amazing tattoo?

So that was much much harder than I had at first thought. I literally got to five and panicked realising I could only pick one more so I kind of cheated a little bit with that sixth one I apologise! I will endeavour to join in with as many #sixforsunday challenges as possible in the future. That was far too much fun! Remember if you join in use the #SixforSunday hash tag on Twitter so I and everyone else can check out your posts! If you read this and do your own leave me a link to your post in the comments so I can see which six fictional characters you picked!