Sunday, 11 August 2013

Books Books Books!!

So recently I have acquired a lot of books either buying them myself or being given them, a couple of them were given to me as a birthday present.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time 
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.
This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.
The perks of being a wallflower 
Charlie is a freshman.
And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.

Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
The film was released in 2012 and stars Emma Watson and Logan Lerman and Esra Miller and was directed by the author Stephen Chbosky.  Personally I would read the book before watching the film as I think you would appreciate the film more.
Check out the trailer!

The Green Mile Series At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, along the lonely stretch of cells known as the Green Mile, killers are depraved as the psychopathic "Billy the Kid" Wharton and the possessed Eduard Delacroix await death strapped in "Old Sparky." Here guards as decent as Paul Edgecombe and as sadistic as Percy Wetmore watch over them. But good or evil, innocent or guilty, none have ever seen the brutal likes of the new prisoner, John Coffey, sentenced to death for raping and murdering two young girls. Is Coffey a devil in human form? Or is he a far, far different kind of being?

The film came out back in 2000, while I have heard of it I have never seen. I will more than likely read the books before watching the film. 
Looking For Alaska Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Fran├žois Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same
The HostMelanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.
The film was released earlier this year, I have not seen it yet as I want to read the book first, but have heard it received mixed reviews.
Here's the trailer

Trailers came from YouTube and synopsis from Goodreads  
Lots of Love
Dayan xxx



  1. I've read The Curious Incident, Looking For Alaska and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and I think they are all amazing!! Great Post xox

    1. Thanks I loved The Perks of being a wallflower and I am looking forward to reading the others.:) xoxo

  2. I so badly want to read these books! Great reviews!

    1. When you do, let me know what you think :)


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