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What Should I Watch? Nicholas Sparks!

Nicholas Sparks Movies

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It has to be said: I am a big, big fan of Nicholas Sparks. It all started back in 2002 with the movie A Walk to Remember and from then on I was hooked. I’ve read almost all of Sparks’ books, and I religiously go and see the movies as they come out almost annually. I am a total, absolute sucker for the romance, the inevitable illness/death that will come up, and the attractive male leads that get cast. So, for those of you not yet on the Nicholas Sparks train (for this I focus only on the movies), what should you watch? Well, I am glad you asked!

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August YA Reading Wrap Up

I can’t believe that it’s the end of August already. With the end of the year looming, the reading goals I set in January are starting to seem a bit…ambitious. While I have made a sizeable dent in my Goodreads reading challenge I’ve still got a long ways to go. Check out my thoughts on some of the YA books I’ve been reading this month.

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The Definitive Jane Austen Collection

I love a good Jane Austen movie, and these days we are spoilt for choice. Discussions with my other Jane-ite friends get so confusing with all the remakes…Do you mean the 1995 version? Or the 2005 version?’
I often see box sets for sale but there’s never been a complete collection of adaptations that are my favourite. So that got me thinking… Which ones would I choose to make my own personal definitive Jane Austen Collection? Which ones do I see as the ‘definitive version’ of each novel?

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The Vending Machine: Little Women, Coach Taylor and Sephora

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The Vending Machine dispenses tasty internet snacks to satisfy your taste for junk at the end of a long working week!

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Review: A Lot Like Love by Julie James

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Review: Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

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The Vending Machine: Carpool Karaoke, Clueless the Musical and Pizza Chicken

Vending MachineThe Vending Machine dispenses tasty internet snacks to satisfy your taste for junk at the end of a long working week!

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Far From the Madding Crowd: Book to Screen

far from madding movieBefore I get too invested in this review I just want to say SPOILER ALERT, SPOILER ALERT!!! If you don’t want to know the details of the book or the movie (because you know…they are the same thing) then read no further.

Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), an independent woman who finds herself dealing with the attentions of three very different suiters. The gentle and kind Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), the rogue soldier Francis Troy (Tom Sturridge) and the mature bachelor William Boldwood (Michael Sheen).

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Review: Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich

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