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Remix: A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU

Remix: A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU

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EMERGENCY DANCE PARTY. BOOK REMIX.

Something that is becoming increasingly popular among authors and among the bookish community is adding a playlist to a novel. A lot of people find themselves listening to music while reading as a way of transporting themselves into the story. I have never been able to do this, for me I am either full on reading or I am full on jamming out, there is no multi-tasking of those two things.

 

I have chosen to remix the novel A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray to get ready for the release (much anticipated by moi) of A Million Worlds With You, which comes out on November 1st!

If you have not read this book, 1. READITITSSOGOOD 2. You are going to be spoiled by reading this. If you do not care, you should have some background, check out the synopsis on GoodReads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17234658-a-thousand-pieces-of-you?ac=1&from_search=true

***SPOILERS***

blog-claudia-grayA Thousand Pieces of You.

One Way or Another by Blondie … As Marguerite goes on her search for Paul to kill him for the murder of her father.

Out of My System by Youngr … When Marguerite cant stop thinking about the Paul she knew before, doing so at a raging party.

False Alarm by The Head and the Heart … After getting abducted by Paul and finding out he was framed for her fathers murder.

Journey to the Past (from Anastasia) … Entering the “Russia-verse” and walking through the halls of the Tsars palace.

Like Real People Do by Hozier … Falling in love with the Paul of the Russia-verse.

Bitter Water by The Oh Hellos … The Tsar’s palace under attack forced to run.

I Don’t Wanna Love Somebody Else by A Great Big World… Confused about Paul, which version of him Marguerite is really in love with.

Somebody Told Me by the Killers … When the real villain is revealed and Marguerite has to run away from him.

The Mtn Song by Rayland Baxter … During the sentimental conversation with Paul on the train.

Under the Sea (from The Little Mermaid) … Entering the “Ocean-verse” where they live in a lab under the ocean.

Love Love Love by Of Monsters and Men … finding that Marguerite’s father is alive and trapped.

Runaway by Galantis … When Theo turns out evil and Marguerite must leave that dimension, ending the novel.

This book is a confusing twist of universes and multiples of the same person, such a wonderful, engaging and quick read. These songs are all ones that I listen to and were on my playlist that I thought fit well with this books theme.

Happy reading and happy jamming out!

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS NEW: YA Book to Movie Adaptations I’m Freaking Out About.

WHAT IS NEW: YA Book to Movie Adaptations I’m Freaking Out About.

Is the book really always better than the movie? Yes. Maybe…

I have had some pretty bad experience with book to movie adaptations, and some decently good ones. So when I hear that a book that I love is being turned into a movie/ tv show, my reactions can vary from ..

There is always the chance that they will screw it up *cough* Percy Jackson *cough* , and viewers will have a negative experience with something I love. But occasionally I feel differently… 

If it ends up being a decent movie/ show, I finally get to share my love for the book with other people! YAY!

Now, with the recent movie release of Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, book by Ransom Riggs, it got me excited for other upcoming YA movies and shows…

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

When I learned that this was going to be a movie I almost lost my mind right in the middle of class. Not only is it going to be a movie but Robert Sheehan is suppose to play in it.. what?! I am full on in love with him, how can this even go wrong? I don’t know when it is supposedly going to be released but I am just happy it is happening.

Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle 

This was originally set to release December of this year but has apparently been pushed back another year, I would usually be upset about this because I love this book so much and have read it the last two Christmas eves, but I just want them to do it right, so I am okay with waiting.

The Death Cure by James Dashner 

This isn’t a shock considering this is the third one but I am still excited to see what they do with it. I enjoyed the first two movies ( and the first two books) but I didn’t really enjoy the third book as much so I am interested to see how the movie goes.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo 

This is in very early stages but has been taken up by the producers of Harry Potter which I think is incredibly exciting because the entire aesthetic of Shadow and Bone would go really well with the darkness of the the last few HP movies.

ALSO:

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas 

This has been taken up by Hulu as a tv show.. my reaction to this was (and still is) more toward the Steve Carrell gif.. Oh I sure hope they don’t screw this up for me.

 

Now there are a few others that are being thrown around and the rights have been acquired but nothing is happening yet, a few that I would like to see of these are..

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 

Happy Reading and Happy watching all!!

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REVIEW: The Geography of You and Me

REVIEW: The Geography of You and Me

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The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith 

2.5/5 Stars

 

“And it struck her now—with a jarring obviousness—that a postcard was just about the stupidest possible form of communication.”

Wow. Really? You don’t say..

This book was cute and quirky and all of that that you would expect from Jennifer E. Smith, only heaped with so much more needlessness. The whole premise of this books is that Lucy and Owen get stuck in an elevator and then realize they enjoy each others presence, only to move away right after. Now, I have loved Jennifer’s other novels, the theme of fate and timing being perfectly sewn through an adorable story. But with The Geography of You and Me (which I am going to call GOYAM – for funsies) it sort of fell flat.

The main characters were stuck in the elevator for about ten minutes. Now, if I am being honest, if I was stuck in the elevator with someone for about ten minutes I probably wouldn’t talk to them about my life in depth or proceed to hang out with them after being rescued. And its all fine and dandy that this pair decided they were soul mates within ten minutes of talking to each other but the whole story from there just seemed highly unrealistic.

Postcards. This book relied so much on the postal system and went out of its way to avoid anything involving technology.. this is the 21st century, sending postcards is not a great way to communicate. I just feel like the entire book I was waiting for that *spark* and GOYAM didn’t deliver. I much prefer her other novels.

 

TOP 5: Places to Read

TOP 5: Places to Read

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Everyone has their own particular “reading spot”, the place where they feel the most comfortable sitting back to crack open your book and transport yourself inside. This place may change of course, don’t want to be flying hundreds of feet above the Quidditch pitch when the kids in the apartment upstairs wake up from their scheduled naps and start wailing above you- you’d fall off your broom.

Here are a few places that I find myself the happiest while going on m bookish adventures…

  1. My bed. Curled up in my covers like a happy burrito human.
  2. The couch. Only, of course when no one is around to try and sit beside me.
  3. Public Transit. Earphones in but not turned on and the weirdos on the bus jus disappear.
  4. The old Lazy Boy in the corner. Old, fabric furniture is perfect for cozying up.
  5. The corner of the room on the floor. It happens.

I’m honestly just happiest while reading and when no one is bothering me, If you have a specific place you love to read let me know in the comments, I’d love to try out new nooks.