Marry, Date or Dump: Augustus, Park, & Adam

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I took todays contenders for marry, date or dump straight from the pages of the New York Times YA Bestseller list. Without giving away any spoilers from these books, let me assure you each of these three men is more than swoon-worthy. Augustus Waters woos Hazel in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars with an unending supply of witty quips, living metaphors, and a shared taste in books. Park from Eleanor & Park is a quiet and sensitive fan of comics and music. And Adam is the rock’n’roll, not-so-bad, bad boy in If I Stay, by Gayle Forman. I’ve reviewed all three books, and fallen at least a little in love with each of these characters. Now I’m excited to see who you will marry, date and dump. Let me know in the comments!

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What Do You Like in Film Adaptions of Books?

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I know this isn’t a new thing, but it feels like this year there are more film adaptations of books than ever. With the TFiOS movie coming out in less than a month, the recent trailer for If I Stay, and the recent news that These Broken Stars (a book on my TBR list) is being made into a film … I’ve been thinking more and more about what I like and what I don’t like when my favorite books are turned into movies.  Continue reading “What Do You Like in Film Adaptions of Books?”

If I Stay & Where She Went, by Gayle Forman

ifIstayEarlier this week I read If I Stay and the sequel Where She Went, by Gayle Forman. Both books were stay-up-way-to-late, read-in-one-sitting books for me. While both books, especially the first one, have plots that are designed to create an incredible amount of tension it was the plot that kept me reading. It was the characters. I fell in love with almost all of them.  Continue reading “If I Stay & Where She Went, by Gayle Forman”