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Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Falling in love in the world's most romantic city is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year at the School of America in Paris, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to deal with the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren't always for ever. Isla and Josh's romantic journey is skilfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne, and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

The Harry Potter Tag

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So I have a confession to make. I only finished reading the Harry Potter books about 2 years ago *ducks for cover*. I know, I know... for someone who loves reading as much as me, I should be ashamed. My first experience of the series was when I was in year 5 (about 1997) and my favourite primary school teacher read us this little book that hadn’t long been published about a boy who goes to wizard school. We all loved it, and wrote a letter to J.K. Rowling who actually responded to us which is all kinds of awesome. Then I left primary school and went to secondary school where I discovered much more ‘grown up’ books and so I never really bothered to read the rest of the series. Then came uni where I studied English and during my degree and even after I graduated, I had a reading 'burn out' if you will, and didn’t really get back into reading for pleasure until a few years later. I saw all the movies, loved them and finally decided I needed to stop putting it off and read them. I regret not reading them sooner, and I definitely regret not reading them before seeing the movies!

When I saw this tag on Hayley’s blog, Water Painted Dreams, I just had to give it a go...

Advance warning: Contains HUGE spoilers! Read at your peril...

Movies to watch in 2014

There are quite a few movies that have come out or are due to come out in 2014, so I've put together a list of those I have seen or am looking forward to seeing...


12 Years a SlaveOne of the most talked about movies of the year, and Oscar winning... I have heard excellent things about this movie…
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