Books

What Should I Read: Fantastical Fiction Edition

If you had of asked me what my favourite genre was when I was growing up I would have said ‘fantasy.’ But now that I’m older and hopefully a bit wiser, I’ve learnt just why some certain fantasy books were my favourite. They all had something in common, and thanks to my hours getting lost on Goodreads, I’ve realised what it is. They all had a fantastical twist to them but were all grounded in reality. Harry Potter is a prime example. The idea that an entire magical community was hidden in in plain sight was more exciting to me than an alternate universe that comes with its own new set of vocab.

So if you are looking for a little magic in everyday life then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of my recent finds of fantastical fiction with a twist…

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The Vending Machine: Twilight, Aladdin and Santa Claus

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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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September YA Reading Wrap Up

Last month I went back and read some Australian YA that I missed the first time around, as well as a more recent YA contemporary romance.

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The Vending Machine: Princess Moana, Kate Spade Cupcake Purse and Matthew Lewis’ Mustache

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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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Trailer Trash: Jungle Book, Room & Allegiant

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Because originality is dead, check out the latest books that have been adapted into movies.

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What Should I Watch? Nicholas Sparks!

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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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