Celebrity Book Spot

Who said reading wasn’t cool? Well whoever it was, there’s definitely nothing sexier than seeing some of the hottest celebrities geeking out with some of the best books around.  It just goes to show that everyone’s at it; reading is the new ‘cool’

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Sarah Jessica Parker out and about with a copy of ‘The History of Love’ by Nicole Krauss

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Keira Knightly swatting up on ‘Anna Karenina’ by Leo Tolstoy before portraying her on the big screen

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Miley Cyrus pouting with a copy of ‘ The Hunger Games’ by Suzanne Collins

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Is Kristen Stewart set to star as Anastasia from Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James in the new movie version of the erotic phenomenon?

I know its already nearly March and i probably should have already posted about about all the books im really excited about reading this year, but… I keep discovering new books and i love scouring the ‘coming soon’ section on both Amazon and Fantastic Fiction and my to read list just keeps getting longer!There’s tonnes of amazing fiction coming out this year

My Top Page to Screen Releases 2013

Even though I much prefer a good old-fashioned book to an on-screen adaptation, I do like venturing out to the cinema once in a while. I reckon I’ve seen most of the great page to screen adaptations in my time and I’m often surprised at how much I’ve actually enjoyed them. This week I went down to Leavesden Studios to visit the place they filmed the Harry Potter series, and absolutely loved it. Growing up, the Harry Potter books were my go to reads, I was obsessed with them and the films were just as magical. So with those films in mind, here is a list of the page to screen adaptations I’m anticipating the most this year:

Beautiful Creatures – Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (cinema release February 2013)

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Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins (cinema release November 2013)

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The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (cinema release May 2013)

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Hansel and Gretal – The Brothers Grimm (cinema release February 2013)

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The Host – Stephenie Meyer (cinema release March 2013)

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Joseph Jacobs (cinema release March 2013)

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Les Miserable – Victor Hugo (cinema release January 2013)

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – Cassandra Clare (cinema release August 2013)

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Safe Haven – Nicholas Sparks (cinema release March 2013)

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Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion (cinema release January 2013)

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The Wizard of Oz (Oz: The Great and Powerful) – L.Frank Baum (cinema release March 2013)

My Top 10 Favourite Classic Reads

Staying with the classics theme tonight, I thought I’d share ten of my favourite classics with you. I’ve been reading classics ever since I fell in love with Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in my late teens and I even went to uni and studied some of them. As I explained in the previous post, I’m into all types of classics; modern or cult it doesn’t matter, I’ll read it. So without further ado, and in alphabetical order, here’s my top ten.

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
Catcher in the Rye – J D Salinger
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Howards End – E M Forster
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
The Woman in Black – Susan Hill

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