Read this book: The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

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Book Description (from Goodreads):
Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Doctor Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West–and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing–down to number four.

Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben’s, including give up sleep and comic books–well, maybe not comic books–but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it’s time to declare a champion once and for all.

The war is Trixie’s for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben’s best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben’s cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie’s best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they’re on–and they might not pick the same side.

 

My review:
5 Stars

I was fortunate to read an ARC from work and this was exactly what I didn’t know I needed. This book spoke to the comic/Doctor Who/Firefly/Shakespeare fangirl, that I certainly am. The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You is a retelling of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing (which is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays). I could not put this book down, it was funny, it tugged the heart strings. This was a fantastic debut and I look forward to reading Ms. Anderson’s future work. GO BUY THIS BOOK!!

 

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Wait for it, Wait for it, Wait for it: Film – The Light Between Oceans Trailer (2016)

The Light Between Oceans (Release date: September 2nd, 2016)
Directed by Derek Cianfrance
Based on the book by M.L. Steadman
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz

So finally the first trailer for The Light Between Oceans has been released, which makes me: a)excited and b) now makes me want to read the book. Also, it’s starring Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender & Rachel Weisz – could this cast be more talented and stunning?

Wait for it, Wait for it, Wait for it: Film – Me Before You trailer

 

Me Before You – Out on June 3rd
Based on the novel by Jojo Moyes
Starring: Emilia Clarke & Sam Claflin.

This is one of my highly anticipated movies for this year. I read this book twice & both times the book wrecked me. The casting looks brilliant and I know I will be needing at least 2 boxes of tissue when I watch this film. If you haven’t read the book yet, I highly encourage you to do so.

Description from Youtube:

Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to the test, however, when she faces her newest career challenge. Taking a job at the local “castle,” she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor (Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years prior, and whose whole world changed dramatically in the blink of an eye. No longer the adventurous soul he once was, the now cynical Will has all but given up. That is until Lou determines to show him that life is worth living. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for, and find their lives—and hearts—changing in ways neither one could have imagined.

 

Top 5: Most Anticipated Books (2016)

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What can I say, I love books. These are my top 5: most anticipated books that are coming out in 2016.

  1. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab out on February 23rd. This is the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic (ADSOM) which I loved. ADSOM is a fantasy novel that has magicians who can travel into parallel versions of London. I am so excited that this is coming out next week.
  2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas out on May 3rd. The first book in this trilogy, A Court of Thrones and Roses was one of my favorite books of 2015. I can’t wait to find out about what happens next to Feyre and Tamlin. If you love fairies & Beauty and the Beast, read this series.
  3. The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Ahdeih out on May 3rd. What can I say I love fantasy. I especially love retellings of fairy tales. So when I found out that The Wrath and The Dawn, was inspired by A Thousand and One Nights – I quickly snatched it up.
  4. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover  out on August 2nd. I am a big Colleen Hoover fan. I love everything she writes. I have been known to devour her books in one sitting, like a bag of potato chips. My only gripe is that August is too far away.
  5. Never Stop Falling by Ashley Drew out on March 1st. I was fortunate enough to be able to read this book before it’s publication. I have certainly read my fair share of good and bad New Adult/Romance novels, but Never Stop Falling was very refreshing. Don’t let the fact that it’s a romance novel, deter you from reading this book. It’s a novel about second chances, whether it be with your crush from your childhood or with family/friends that you have fallen out of touch with, this book will make you feel all the feels.

Friday’s 10 Happy Things No. 6

  1. Colouring books – It’s such a great way of relaxing, especially while watching mindless television.
  2. Food: Peter’s Kettle Corn (the best kettle corn ever!), watermelon juice, and iced chai tea lattes.
  3. Red nail polish.
  4. Music: Years & Years, Ducktails & Lana del Rey’s new single High By The Beach.
  5. Cold showers on a hot day.
  6. The feeling of relief when you take off your sneakers after a long day working in retail.
  7. Doctor Who Series 9 Trailer. I am so excited for this show to come back.
  8. Sunday Movie Night planned with my nephew and niece. Cheap pizza and a crappy film.
  9. Being able to put my hair in a messy bun.
  10. Finally being able to get a copy of Frankie Magazine in the U.S. Even if it is a month behind.