My Favourite On-Screen Bookworms!

I love it when I see my favourite fictional characters pick up a book, I love it even more when they turn our to be a bit of a bookworm just like me (the use of the word worm when it comes to readers is a discussion for another day…)
So here is a list of my favourite fictional readers I hope you like my choices!

Tyrion Lannister – Game of Thrones

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I am a bit of a Game of Thrones addict, and Tyrion is one of my favourite characters he’s charming and a game player and best of all he comes out with lines like this-

 ‘A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge. ‘

Rory Gilmore – The Gilmore Girls 

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When it comes to lists about readers Rory Gilmore makes nearly every list out there, there is even a Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge out there! Rory is girl after my own heart she just loves to read, she’s also a witty fast talking lass always full of family fun, thanks for the book recommendations Rory!

Jane Villanueva – Jane The Virgin

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Jane is probably the character on this list who I can most relate too. She gets swept up in her stories and loves nothing more than disappearing into a novel as completely as possible. And nothing makes her happier than a sweeping romance and a happily ever after.

Kat Stratford- 10 Things I Hate About You

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How many times have I see this film, to many to count, that’s how many! 10 Things I Hate About You is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Kat is angry, and with good reason, she also doesn’t suffer fools. In walks Heath Ledger and that’s when things get interesting, she’s also a ferocious reader and an intelligent character who doesn’t give her heart to just anyone.

Sawyer – Lost

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Lost, the perfect series for any binge watcher – a nervous flyers nightmare though! Sawyer who doesn’t have a High School Diploma sits on the beach and reads every book that was on that plane. Sawyer might not have a Diploma but he definitely has a brain, he’s a great character with a sharp tongue. (Great Series, shame about the ending!)

Hope you enjoyed my Favourite Fictional On-Screen Book Worms list, let me know if you have any favourite t.v or movie book worms…see you next time guys!`

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The Fault in Our Stars – Movie Review

If you follow me on Twitter (@chloemckayyy) you might have seen me tweeting about The Fault in Our Stars today. I have had a couple of (well deserved) days of work and a few of my friends and I got together and decided to have a bit of a movie marathon starting with The Fault in Our Stars.

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Now I have been putting on The Fault in Our Stars for a while now (both book and movie, I’m still yet to read the book), sometimes I do this when books get a bit over hyped I start off wanting to read it and at some point when the hype just goes seriously insane my interest wanes and the book goes on my probably not going to read anytime soon TBR.

But I have to say watching the film adaptation has totally changed my mind and I have already ordered myself a copy of the novel by John Green.

Synopsis of the film (and book)…

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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.”

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

When you go into a film knowing you are watching a story about two young people with cancer the emotional heights can be high (tissues at the ready anyone?)

I loved the book (not the film) My Sister Keeper by Jodi Picoult so had that sort of in the back of my mind when going into The Fault in Our Stars, they were absolutely NOTHING alike but both just as brilliant.

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What I loved about this film aside from the fabulous acting, the story does the amazing job of telling a love story but also a really unfair love story. This isn’t just a story of two teenagers who fall in love this is a story of the realities of life and sometimes, although we don’t like to think about it, life can be absolutely heartbreaking and tragic. We can laugh, we can love, be kind and a terrible disease can rip all those things away from us, us and the ones we love and who love us.

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This film didn’t hold back, and I’m sure a huge part of that was due to the author of the novel John Green. When a story is sad the easy thing to do is to say, don’t worry everything is going to be alright, or give the characters a happy ending. That doesn’t happen here and that is so brave.

The pay off for me as a viewer was, firstly I have ordered the book and can’t wait to read it to compare it the film, I should also say that I didn’t just wipe a couple of tears away while watching this movie I wept, I sobbed uncontrollably. I fell in love with these characters and when you love with something you wish there was a better way, but there are real people out there who have to deal with these issues, so when it comes to this film and this ending I really feel there was no better way.

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I hope you enjoyed my The Fault in Our Stars Review, see you next time!

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Reading Slumps, October, Writing and my TBR!

Reading or lack of…

This past couple of months has been a hard one from a reading perspective I have been a very big reading slump. I hate reading slumps, they’re so frustrating but they do happen to me now and again. I have always found that the right book normally gets me through and I have hunted high and low for THAT book to get me through my slump but it took me longer than normal to find it, so I have been suffering a bit of a drought. So September and the beginning of October was a bit dry on the reading front.

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But I have recently started reading The Lesser Bohemians a novel about a drama student with an older lover- I loved the concept of the book when I first heard about it and now I have started reading it, it has the most interesting narrative structure.

Written in the form of prose, The Lesser Bohemians is more like a 300-page poem than a novel but it is beautifully written and the story is really interesting and I can’t wait to read more!

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Now I am back in the reading swing of things I have some really interesting books on my TBR pile but I am particularly excited about The Muse and The Essex Serpent which I cannot wait to get too!

Writing…

Another reason for my lack of reading is my writing.

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For those of you who don’t know, I am currently writing the first draft of my first book The Girl Who Fell Out of the Ocean which is available of Wattpad (I’m @paintandbutterflies). I am close to the end now with the last few chapters to go, and while writing my first novel has been a real learning curve I am looking forward to having my whole story (well the first draft) done so I can concentrate on a serious edit.

How has your Autumn reading been going? Got any new and interesting books on your TBR?

See you next time guys,

Happy reading and writing everyone xx

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