Book Quote Tuesday


Today’s book quote is from Nicholas Sparks’, Dear John.

“When you’re struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realise that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it’s just as hard as what you’re going through.”

And today’s quote about books/reading is:

“Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.”

– Mason Cooley

Ok so thats it for today, unfortunately I won’t be putting a book review up tomorrow as I haven’t been feeling the best lately – so  no reading 😦 but I’ll try to get one up as soon as possible.

Minnie ♥

The DUFF Movie Review


I know that this isn’t a Book review, I’m sorry.

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The Duff Poster

I really, really, really enjoyed this movie. I’m sorry that I didn’t see this movie earlier – it was amazing! Mae Whitman and Robbie Amell did an awesome job with this movie. Whilst the relationship between the characters was almost completely different to in the book, it worked.

Now I don’t want to be one of those people who obsesses over the tiny details that were different to the book, but I will say that I was weary about seeing the movie because from the vibe I got from the movie trailer was that the dynamic of the character’s relationship was different, but as I said before it worked really well with the movie’s storyline.

I said in my book review that I didn’t find myself relating to Bianca very well, but after Mae’s wonderful job with the movie, my view has changed.

One of the things that I absolutely loved about this movie is that after it finished I left with a huge confidence boost – Never have I left a cinema feeling like that. I knew before seeing this movie that it would promote self-love, and did they deliver. Technically I would have given the movie 4.5 hearts, but I can’t seem to figure out how to do that. I know that I will be buying this movie as soon as it is released so that I can watch it over and over again.

Before I go, I would like to say that if you aren’t going to see the movie because you don’t like the concept of the ‘DUFF‘ (nobody does!) it isn’t about calling young girls ugly or fat, it is about a girl who discovers just how beautiful she is without changing everything about herself.

If you have seen the DUFF I would love to hear what you thought about it 🙂

Minnie ♥

Book Quote Tuesday


I hope you’re having a good day so far 🙂

So I picked today’s book related quote because I was trolling Pinterest and it caught my eye.

Today’s quote about books has more to do with the author, but same difference:

“Do authors cry when they kill their best characters or do they smile, laugh and have a cup of tea with Satan?”

– Unknown

I chose this book quote from the book that I’m currently reading (This is what happy looks like)

“There are different kinds of happy. Some kinds don’t need any proof.”

– Ellie O’Neill

Do you have any suggestions for Book Quote Tuesday or for my blog in general? If you do I would love to hear them – if you don’t want to comment publicly, you can message me on my FB page (

Minnie ♥

Love, Rosie Review

Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End)

By Cecelia Ahern

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Love, Rosie was originally published as Where Rainbows End, hence the above^. The title of the book changed when it was adapted into a movie featuring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. It took me a lot longer to read this book than other books, granted the size may have intimidated me a little. One of the awesome things about this book is that it is written as letter, email, IMs and text messages, which was definitely something that I haven’t come across yet. The book was long, the storyline intricate, and the characters took a little longer to get to know as we never truly know how they feel just how they tell people how they feel, which leaves the dialect up for interpretation.

Yes, Rosie made a few poor life choices, but when she was strong when it was needed most and always put her daughter’s needs before her own, even if it temporarily prevented her own happiness.

Alex…. I have no idea what he was doing half the time, Do I love her? Don’t I lover her? Please make up your mind I’m getting whiplash here.

I rated this book three hearts because whilst I did enjoy it, it seemed to drag on a little. The timeline makes sense and everything happens for a reason and it answers most questions that I would have had, but I wasn’t completely hooked so it seemed to take forever to finish.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for an adult contemporary, who is ready to commit to this book, because you will need to. If you don’t feel that you have the time or could make the commitment a movie has been made, so feel free to watch it instead. If you have read the book and are yet to watch the movie, be prepared because the timeline is seriously different to the book’s and certain “significant” events don’t happen. I’m not saying don’t watch it, I’m saying be prepared.

Below I have some more of my thoughts on Love, Rosie.

**Contains spoilers**

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Book Quote Tuesday

Hello, I hope everyone had a good Easter break 🙂

I only have one quote for today, sorry. Hopefully within the next few weeks when school finishes, I’ll have a bit more time.

Anyhow today’s quote about a book is…..

“We lose ourselves in books, we find ourselves there too”

– Unknown

Have a great day,

Minnie ♥

The DUFF Review

The DUFF (The Designated Ugly Fat Friend) By Kody Keplinger

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Hmm, what to say… I’m really looking forward to the movie. I thoroughly enjoyed The DUFF, the premise of which the book is based on, not so much, but Kody Keplinger did an awesome job with this book. The DUFF told a really compelling story about Bianca, a 17 year old high school student, whose life is seemingly falling apart. It does not take Bianca long to realise that Wesley Rush, the popular jock, is the perfect escape.

I can’t say that I related to Bianca as much as I thought I would, but I did find myself relating to her in some ways. Bianca is funny, sarcastic and not afraid to stand up for herself.

Wesley Rush… Wesley changes a lot as a person throughout the novel. I did not find him as repulsive as Bianca did, then again I don’t think that I was supposed to. Whilst he was annoying and completely insensitive at times, he wash;t such a bad guy the more we got to know him and the more he got to know Bianca.

Although I did enjoy this book, it only got 3 hearts because whilst the characters were funny I did not relate to them as much as I have with other characters. I will definitely read other books by Kody Keplinger, as it was written well. I won’t say don’t read it, because I did enjoy it, so read it if you would like. From what I can tell from the trailer of the movie, I think the story line is going to be quite different to the book’s, but I don’t know maybe they left out all of the major things of the book.

Minnie ♥

Book Quote Tuesday


All of my assessment is almost over, just a couple of day to go! Yay! Ok so getting down to business, the Book Quote for today is….

“Of course it is happening inside your head, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

– Albus Dumbledore (HP)

And the quote about books, which I’m kinda loving at the moment is….

“Sometimes I want to slap some of the characters with their own book”

– Anonymous

So thats it for now, have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow 🙂

Minnie ♥

Alienated Review


By Melissa Landers

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I’ve had this book on my TBR shelf for quite some time now, but I finally got to it and was pleasantly surprised. It took me two days to read this and that was only because I was feeling tired. I wasn’t too sure what to expect but this is the first alien book that I have read and liked.

I was completely hooked after the first couple of chapters. The concept of an alien exchange program sounds and was awesome – for the book, if we have one I don’t know how I’d react. At the start I wasn’t a huge fan of Aelyx, he was arrogant and annoying, but as the book progressed and Aelyx settled in we started to see who he really is. Aelyx’s character development was huge and completely crucial, if he had stayed the same throughout the book I don’t know that I would have liked it as much. Cara grew on me as well, in the beginning I wasn’t a huge fan of her, but her loyalty and relationship with Aelyx swayed me.

 I gave Alienated 4 hearts, because whilst I enjoyed it I didn’t relate to the characters as much as I would have liked, but then again I’m not too sure how I would react if an alien were staying with me. At the end when everything is supposed to ‘go down’ as such, I was disappointed the realisation of who the Humanist was and how things were dealt with was not as intense as I was expecting; you wait for this big show-down and it lasts two pages. Seriously? Oh well, aside from those minor details the book was good.

If you’ve already read Alienated I’d like to know what you thought, if you haven’t you should pick up a copy 🙂

Minnie ♥

Book Quote Tuesday

How is your week going? Mine is pretty eh, like normal but at least I’ve got my books.

This week’s book quote is from Cassandra Clare’s City of Ashes

“If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change”

– Jocelyn

And because I’m feeling generous the quote about books is:

“We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming”

– Anna Quindlen

Have a great week everybody 🙂

Minnie ♥