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ms-wanderlust:

Books I Like
The Fault In Our Stars
John Green 
Fav quotes: 
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.” 
“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” 
“Because you’re beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.”

ms-wanderlust:

Books I Like

The Fault In Our Stars

John Green 

Fav quotes: 

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once.” 

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”

“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”

“Because you’re beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.”

(Source: aviland)


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Yasmina’s Top Books of 2012

1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

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2. Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson

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3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

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4. Wonder by R J Palacio

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5. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

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6. Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

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7. Adorkable by Sarra Manning

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8. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

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9. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

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My little sister is now reading Looking For Alaska

Ok so I just posted that my sister is reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Well, she just finished it and I gave her Looking for Alaska to read. I’m so excited I got her reading and I get to recommend her my favourite books.

- Yasmina


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My little sister is reading The Fault In Our Stars!!!!

I got my little sister to read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green and she adores Augustus :D Now her heart is breaking because she’s near the end of the book.

I feel like I accomplished something by getting her to read it. YAY

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astoryofourselves:

This is an art project I did. The books read “The fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” It’s from my favorite book, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Originally the quote is from the play Julius Caesar.

What a clever art project. I hope John Green sees it

astoryofourselves:

This is an art project I did. The books read “The fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” It’s from my favorite book, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Originally the quote is from the play Julius Caesar.

What a clever art project. I hope John Green sees it


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2016

heidiloveslife asked: How do you feel about the movie rights for The Fault in Our Stars being optioned?

fishingboatproceeds:

Unambiguously happy. (By the way, the movie rights to The Fault in Our Stars were optioned by Fox 2000.)

Why unambiguously happy?

1. I like the people who are involved in this. They read the book with tremendous clarity and care, and they didn’t respond to it by being like, “This will make a billion dollars and we’ll all be rich,” which was really refreshing.

2. One of the producers is a Liverpool supporter.

3. There’s been a lot of grumble grumble the same production company made Twilight grumble grumble. Well, rest assured: They won’t make Twilight again. They can’t, because my book contains no vampires and very little glitter. What they’ve shown is an ability to make movies people like without comic book characters and billion dollar budgets, which is an underappreciated skill, and one that I find very valuable going into a challenging project like this one. It’s not easy to get Hollywood to make a funnysad movie about smart teenagers* with disabilities, let alone one that captures the guts of a story.

For the first time in my career, I feel like it might really work, and so I’m completely thrilled. (That said, there is a long way to go, and the vast majority of books that get optioned never actually turn into movies, and etc. etc. etc., so I’m not getting ahead of myself. But I’m very excited.)

* And, like, on some level it just required a lot of faith in contemporary movie-going audiences even to take a chance on a book like TFiOS. I am reminded of something a very prominent and famous Hollywood producer said to me about Will Grayson, Will Grayson: “The only thing audiences hate more than smart teenagers are gay teenagers.” Hearing things like that made me disinclined to work with people in Hollywood. But the discussions I’ve had with the people involved in developing The Fault in Our Stars have been vastly and refreshingly different.


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Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

I pre-ordered The Fault In Our Stars last year in August I think and like many others who ordered from Amazon UK, I expected a signed copy. Alas that was not the case, which really upset me. I told myself I couldn’t read it until I had a signed copy but lucky for me I found a signed copy at the Waterstones near my university (my local Waterstones didn’t have it and I didn’t want to ask them to order it in fear of getting another unsigned copy.)

Here’s a picture of my signed copy. I have a purple scribble :D YAY

*SPOILER ALERT!*

The Fault In Ours Stars is about Hazel Grace Lancaster who has stage 4 thyroid cancer and problems with her lungs that requires her to breathe with an oxygen tube. Hazel attends a regular cancer support meeting which is where she meets the beautiful Augustus Waters. Augustus and Hazel bond over their mutual intellect, books, video games and metaphors. Their relationship soon develops into love.

Firstly, I have to say like thousands of others who have read this book; I ADORE this book. Honestly, in my opinion this is John Green’s best work yet. I know most people love Looking For Alaska but I love The Fault In Our Stars. I finished this in one day because I just had to know what was going to happen next and I loved the main characters.

Hazel and Augustus are incredibly loveable characters. The way their love develops really touched my heart and I broke down in tears when Augustus died. I’m one of those people that lives in denial until something actually happens, so I carried on reading the book thinking “Oh he’ll survive this and so will she then they’ll live happily ever after. THE END :)” Ok i’m not that bad but it’s along those lines. When Hazel describes how Augustus deteriorates I could feel my eyes welling up (like right now as I type this) and my heart would clench. Augustus is amazing. PERIOD. It is fact. For example he uses his one wish to take Hazel across the world to meet her favourite writer just so she can find out what happens to the characters in her favourite book. Not just the characters but the bloody hamster too! All the while keeping it a secret that his cancer is back in a very aggressive form. This guy is a freaking martyr.

The way this book was written was magnificent. I like that it ended somewhat suddenly just like how An Imperial Affliction ends. You don’t get to find out what happens to Hazel and if Peter Van Houten actually writes the sequel like Augustus and Hazel wanted him to. I also liked that John was able to portray the lives of people with cancer so well but also show that illnesses do not define a person. However this does not stop others from defining them as their illness which I guess is what gets them their “cancer perks”. 

I feel like I have not done The Fault In Our Stars any justice in this review. I’m going to re-read TFIOS and hopefully I can edit this review and write something more substantial to prove to you how brilliant this book really is. 

I am giving this 5/5 and I would most definitely recommend it. 


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In My Mailbox (1) - Yasmina

First off I want to say I have noticed huge amount of book blogs posting In My Mailbox posts which I believe was started off by The Story Siren. In My Mailbox is where you post pictures and maybe a small synopsis of the books you have received, bought or borrowed lately.

Okay so I’m just going to go ahead and post pictures of all the books I have bought in the last 2 months which have only recently been taken out of their amazon boxes or Waterstones/Foyles bags lol.

Harry Potter Page to Screen by Bob McCabe & Harry Potter Film Wizardry. I know everybody already knows about Harry Potter Page to Screen but Film Wizardry is awesome too. It had the Hogwarts Letter and Marauder’s Map inside as extras!!

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J K Rowling. I know I should have bought this a long time ago but I would always forget :S

The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen & Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales. These are extremely hard to come by in the UK so after a lot of searching I managed to find them for around £15 each.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern & Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (signed) & The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Ben Selznick. I’m going to read The Invention of Hugo Cabret after I watch the movie because I’ve heard wonderful things.

White Cat & Red Glove by Holly Black

The Playbook by Barney Stinson & Palo Alto by James Franco. I still need to buy The Bro Code.

Maze Runner & The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Heroes of Olympus - The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan & Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes & Before I Go To Sleep by S J Watson & A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French

The Special Foyles Editions of 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. 

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell & The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett & Emma by Jane Austen. I had to get these books when I saw them on Tumblr, they’re beautiful.

Before I fall and Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick & Power of Six by Pittacus Lore

Hopefully this will become a regular monthly post on the last Sunday of the month and I’ll most likely have only one book to post about.