Films that were better than the book

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

While we sit crying into our large Coke, it might be easy to forget that there are so many other great adaptations that have been just as good, if not maybe better, than their literary basis.

Yes, I did really say that. Sometimes, the movie completely does the book justice.

Image via Not on the High Street

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Recent TBR Additions

This post is part of Top 10 Tuesday, run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Books are to me what a shiny trinket is to a magpie. I seem to buy books like it’s going out of style, and I generally leave books on my TBR for about 20 years before I manage to get to them.

I’ve added a couple of books to my TBR recently, and I aim to have read them by the end of 2019. I really hope writing my intentions down will actually give me that kick up the butt I need to read them.

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Review: I’ll Be Home for Christmas in aid of Crisis

Challenge criteria: A book with multiple authors

Blurb:

The UK’s top Young Adult authors join together in this collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home. Contributors include: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon , Cat Clarke, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah. GBP1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Crisis, the national homelessness charity.

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Books That Deal with Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the world. Unfortunately, it’s a disease quite a lot of us are personally familiar with – my own family included. For some people, reading about people going through the same struggles and joys as they are, can make their own experiences a little easier to deal with.

There are quite a lot of books, both fiction and non fiction, that feature cancer. Not just breast cancer, but many of the other forms we’ve all come to know and recognise. This list is, of course, not exhaustive. If there’s one you’ve read I missed out on, let me know in the comments. There are a couple of books I’ve read also featuring cancer, but as it’s not disclosed before you start reading I’ve left them out. Spoilers suck, yo.

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To All The Blog Posts I Loved Before

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little But A Lot.

We’ve all been a little overtaken with the latest Netflix craze. The inspiration for the title of this blog post. I think I’ve watched it about 2840923714 times since it came out. It was the perfect title for this Six for Sunday post, where I’m sharing the love for some bloggers and their fantastic work. You just know this is going to be a fan girl campaign for one specific blogger, don’t you. . .

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