Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Titanic; Fourth Annual Viewing



Oh how I love this movie!! I love the love story between Jack and Rose. I love learning about the history of Titanic.  I can't tell you how many times I've seen this movie, I've honestly lost count. I remember first watching it back when it was in theaters. I didn't really understand the movie and I hid on the floor when the ship started going down because I was scared. I was 9!!

Ever since the 100th anniversary in 2012, I've made it a habit to watch this movie around the time the Titanic set sail to the day it sank. I don't have a set date, I just have 5 days that I can watch it on. For instance in 2012, I watched it the day the Titanic set sail. I can't remember what day I watched in 2013. But last year I watched on the 15th, technically the day the ship sank (2:20am). I watched it last night this year. I plan to keep this tradition going for a very long time. It makes watching this movie special.

Do you love this movie? When did you first see Titanic?

Thanks for reading!!


Michelle

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

A fan of the Nicholas Sparks franchise


I've been a fan of Nicholas Sparks stories since I saw A Walk to Remember, where it all began. Yes, the stories are predictable at times and have a lot of the same elements, but I still love all of them. Sometimes I just like a nice love story with a side of tragedy for the feels.

The Longest Ride came out in theaters on the 10th, and I want to see it and read the book so badly that I've been watching the trailer every now and then. I roped my mom into seeing it with me soon, and I plan on buying the book then. This got me reminiscing about my love for all his books and movies. I loved reading all my John Green books, that I thought I'd do the same with my Nicholas Sparks books. I only own the eight you see above. Out of those eight, I've only read four of them.

I'm not sure what order I'll read them in yet. But I had an idea to watch the movie and then read the book, then compare them in a Book vs Movie post as well as doing a separate book review post. So be prepared for a lot of Nicholas Sparks posts in the near future is the point I'm trying to make.

Are you a Nicholas Sparks fan? What's your favourite?

Thanks for reading!!


Michelle

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Looking For Alaska - Book Review


Started: April 2, 2015 | Finished: April 6, 2015

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Published by Speak on December 28th, 2006
Genre: YA
Pages: 221
Book Edition: Paperback
No. of times read: 2
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis:
Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Fran├žois Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.
After. Nothing is ever the same.
Rating: 5/5

My Review:

I first read this book about 2 and a half years ago, so I want to give it a re-read especially since I've been in a John Green reading kick at the moment. I do love this one! I hope rumours are true and it gets made into a movie.

We follow Miles "Pudge" Halter has he leaves his parents in Florida to go to Culver Creek Boarding School in Alabama. There, he meets his roommate Chip "The Colonel" Martin, along with Takumi, an Asian who loves to rap, and of course Alaska Young who he's immediately attracted to and who changes his life forever.

I love the way John Green writes his books! This one, a big event happens in the book and the before section counts down to the event, and the after counts the days after it happens. I also love the way he writes characters, there's always this mysterious person, often a girl who is so different from anyone you'd ever met.

Again, I loved this book! I can't wait for John Green to write more books for me to read and write about!!

What's your favourite John Green book?

Thanks for reading!!


Michelle

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Monthly Wrap Up: March


I want to try something new on this blog, something I see book blogs do that I think would be nice to do once a month. So here's the first of many Monthly Wrap Up's!

Stats:

Books read: 3
Total No. of Pages Read: 845
Genres of Books Read: 2 Contemporary, 1 Non-Fiction

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris
Rating: 5/5

I loved Neil's book so much!! He's one of my all-time fav celebs, and this book just made me love him more which is something I didn't think was possible! 















Paper Towns by John Green
Rating: 5/5

Before this I'd only read The Fault in Our Stars, and Let It Snow that he co-wrote. I loved those and wanted to read more from him. I loved this one!! It was such an adventure to read, and I cannot wait for the movie to come out!















An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Rating: 4/5

This one started off slow for me, and all the graphs and mathematics through me off and confused me. But overall I did love this book. I really enjoyed the story and the meaning behind it. 














So there you have it! My first monthly wrap up of the books I've read. 
What books did you read last month? 

Thanks for reading!!


Michelle

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