Saturday, 17 January 2015

Saturday: Christmas book and film adaptation haul

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I thought I would show you the books I got for Christmas (yep, I must be the last one in the book blogging community to be doing this) but also the book to film adaptation dvds that I received too!

1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

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I put this on my Christmas list because, as those who have been reading my blog for a while will already know, I am a huge philosophy geek. This is a fictional book, however, not about the actual Aristotle and Dante, but about two boys who change each other's lives through meeting. I saw this book on Amazon and instantly fell in love. I'm so happy to own it! This is going on my priority read list.

2. Landline by Rainbow Rowell

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I have read two of Rainbow Rowell's books and I saw that she had released this new one later on in 2014. I adore her writing, and so I had to put this one on my Christmas list. And this one came in a pretty hardback cover.

3. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

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As you know, I have been eagerly awaiting this book and although I didn't put it on my Christmas list, my parents were kind enough to buy it for me along with some more Zoella goodies. I own it in the beautiful hardback version and it looks so pretty on my second bookshelf. I'm going to save it for when I have some spare time, though, perhaps after my school exams in the summer.

4. Perks of Being a Wallflower

I have read this book twice and have been constantly amazed by the depth of this book. Whenever you feel lost in the world, you turn to this book, and I have been so desperate to watch the film adaptation for a long time now.

5. The Fault in our Stars

Who hasn't read this book? I went to see the special fan screening back in 2014 and I just adored the movie, as well as the soundtrack, which I also have on my phone. My mum is also keen to watch this as she wants to know what all the fuss is about!

6. Intouchables

I watched this movie when I was in AS level French and it was the only part of any of those French lessons that I actually enjoyed. It is such a beautiful story, and the movie is stunning. I'm cheating a bit here, because although it is in a book, the book is just a companion to the movie. Intouchables is about a paralysed man who takes on a man who has a troubled past to look after him, and the story is all about their growing friendship and special bond. Very emotional and a gripping tale, and the book related to it is A Second Wind: The true story that inspired the motion picture the Intouchables.

That's my Christmas haul! I got everything that I put on my Christmas list this year (I wasn't too demanding!) and I'm really happy with the books and movie adaptations. 

What books or book-film adaptations did you get?

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