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I read this as my C author book for my A Z f romances I thought from the blurb and cover it was chicklit and I suppose it was in some ways but really I m not exactly sure how I d catergorise it It wasn t as funny as most chicklit nor was it as romantic as I expected The book s heroine is Arden a 48 year Beautiful Oblivion old who s suffered through an abusive relationship and comeut the Day Zero Day Zero Duology other sidenly barely She is visiting a friend in hospital when she spies her first and last love in Je sais que vous mentez ! L'art de dtecter les menteurs et les manipulateurs onef the beds This f course stirs up the mem What happens after the happily after You Me and the Movies is a bittersweet nostalgic contemporary romance about tarnished fantasies regrets and second chances I M Not One For Romance But I not ne for romance but I a small dose now and then something to lift me S'initier la programmation et l'orient objet: Avec des exemples en C, C, C outf my moody spells and leave me sighing with a content full heart I also prefer my romance in the form La légende Kingdom Hearts III : Partie 1 : création of movies with a dashf Hollywood magic So when my book club mate Michelle mentioned You Me and the Movies it didn t take long for a copy to end up n my Kindle And I couldn t be glad it didYou Me and Movies is not your typical rom com featuring star crossed lovers who make it despite all dds with cute film references sprinkled throughout It s a bittersweet tale tinged with nostalgia loss regret appreciation for movies The Edge of Nowhere overcoming the past and jumpingn those precious second chances when they come by And it hooks you in almost immediately by making you care about its charactersArden in the beginning Kaamelott, Tome 9 : Les Renforts Malfiques of the book is a middle aged woman a creaturef routine stuck in a mundane job trying to find herself again after escaping an abusive marriage that s left her closed The Edge of Nowhere off to external relationships But she s transported back to the past after a chance encounter with anld flame a married film studies lecturer she met as a student in uni who s barely clinging n to life after a car accident As Arden reminisces her past we are introduced to a completely different side f her the bright wild and selfish side and get to know what went down with her and the film professor Mac La Vague one movie at a time The List as it s referred to in the book is a thoughtfully curated collectionf classic Hollywood movies that corresponds to Arden s and Mac s illicit affair from its salacious beginning to its woeful end Fiona Collins love El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro of movies is apparent throughout the book and reflected cleverly through the insights made by her characters and through a smatteringf amusing referencesWhat makes this book special is the characters and how invested you get as Collins takes them through good times bad times serendipitous turns heartbreaking realizations and nostalgia trips And despite delving in sensitive topics such as abuse depression extra marital affairs and the book never gets melodramatic Collins is tactful in her approach and guides both the characters and the readers delicately through heavy themes never lingering longer than needed Collins will take you through a rollercoaster Foufoune cosmique - Petit guide pratique vers une sexualité sacrée, consciente et épanouie of emotions and make you reassess several things about yourwn journey There were several times when I found myself wondering the same things about my life as Arden did hers The importance Il était une fois les Expos - Lintégrale of reachingut and keeping people in your life The Edge of Nowhere opening yourself up to new experiences not dwellingn the past and using it instead a tool to better understand yourself and move The Unwavering Miss Winslow on and most importantly knowing that the best yearsf your life are still ahead Kaamelott, Tome 2 : Les Siges De Transport of you 455 I loved this book It s such a great premise and the characters were wonderfully drawn I was at university around the same time as Arden and so many memories flooded back when I read the book notnly the clothes and music and movies but also the feelings La Transformation intérieure of a young woman let loosen the world She is a fantastic character And Mac well I know Arden shouldn t have gone there but I couldn t blame her at all This is a book which would make a great Richard Curtis movie it s feel good and poignant and very very funny Wishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest You me and the movies is the perfect book for the fans LA MAISON DE L'ABBAYE: Les chroniques dEdward Holmes sous la rgence du duc de Bedford et durant la cruelle et sanglante guerre entre les Armagnacs et les Bourguignons of the movie theaters It will fill an emptiness you have felt all your life because such a book previously didn t exist Perfectly entwined movie references withne incredible love story is the nly thing you might need for a perfect reading date Okay maybe hot chocolate too And a warm blanket And a few tissues Two people Ten classic films A love story you ll never forget Arden has just started university when she meets Mac and uickly falls head ver heels for the handsome charismatic film lecturer Their love affair is dramatic exciting and all consuming the sort Dtruite : J'ai pous un pervers narcissique (Rcits, tmoignages) of thing younly see in the movies But it didn t lastAnd thirty years later leading a very different life Arden is visiting a friend in hospital when she suddenly comes across the man she ne. Years ago charismatic Film Studies lecturer Mac Bartley Thomas who is lying in a bed Los Animales Fruteros on the same wardSuffering from a brain injury and unable to converse all Mac can utter is short references to the famous films he and Ardennce watched together back when she was a student and they conducted their affair Casablanca Bonni. .
Bizarrely I saw a review for BOOK IMAGINE ONE DAY WITH book imagine One Day with One Day is my favourite book and that review made me need this book in my life When will I learn these beautiful plain cover books can smash your heart make you ugly cry and leave you broken I have been swept up in these pages it s all been so vivid theres not a character I didnt bond with root for feel for I ve been swept away by giddiness and punched so hard in the stomach I m not sure when I m going to get ver it One Day left me crying for days I m writing this review days after finishing and I m still upset You me and the movies and music books long summer days and rainy nights happiness hope youth first loves Well this felt completely different to previous books from Fiona Collins it was less humorous and real life in feel If you are a big classic movie buff you will probably love this story however I hadn t seen most f the films discussed in depth and found I was skimming the sections where Arden and Mac were analysing the films I just like watching films for the story and without looking for hidden messages Speaking Manhunting of which I m fairly sure there is a message within this book it felt like that sortf story but for the life Trauée Rebecca Kean of me I couldn t uite put my fingersn it Alternating between present day life for Arden and her great love affair with Mac thirty years earlier we see just how life has changed her and Mac I enjoyed seeing how the two timelines progressed while at the Same time just felt slightly disconnected from the book and its characters I had such high hopes for this book given how much I have previously enjoyed the author but it just fel short for me In places it was enjoyable and I was getting lost in the pages and at The Ghostfaces other times I just wasn t as convinced Thank you to Corgi and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily A different kindf a story with a sprinkle Le Grand Silence of romance nostalgia happiness and sadness Just like life The story spanned the past and the present and made way for the possibilityf a future Arden had an affair with a professor Mac who was a classic movie buff Cut to the present time she saw a man Les pieds nickeles sur beta 2 on the hospital bed who resembled Mac He had a stroke and aphasia and could talknly in phrases All f them were from the movies he saw with Arden during their short affair My first book by Fiona Collins it was fun to read the present and get the visuality f the past through Arden s memories I loved how the author showed me happiness and love for the ld classics There was something so special when the characters remembered the dialogues I got to see the kaleidoscope f their life together in all colors The author s writing made me smile and emotions gathered in me when I learned about Arden s life in the present uite a contrast from the effervescent girl she was I loved how the author got her Le revers de la médaille outf the shell slowly down the pages and I got to see the woman who had found her joie de vivre All shades f life were sensitively dealt with by the author There was much to smile about some to cry and frown But it was all about letting go f past and living life completely in the present finding the small joys in life This is La saga des Baker: Saga intgrale one for moviebsessives and film fans Fiona Collins writes a story Le Mystère des cathédrales of Arden Hall with a narrative that goes back and forth in time from when as a university student she embarkedn an emotionally intense and passionate relationship that was everything revolving around the classic movies she loved and watched with her lover Film Studies lecturer Mac Bartley Thomas a man who was the centre Fundamentals of Marketing of her world As isften the case this all consuming youthful love affair was destined to not last and Arden s life trajectory through the years shaped her into a very different woman from who she used to be The trials and tribulations Atlas militaire et stratgique : Menaces, conflits et forces armes dans le monde of the life she faced included a troubled marriage she is now thirty years later divorced lonely doing an uninspiring job and to all intents and purposes a broken womanOn visiting a friend in hospital the present day Arden coincidentally encounters her former lover Mac left with serious brain damage after an accident Mac cannly make short references to the great movie classics they watched all those years ago such as Pretty Woman and Casablanca However these references takes Arden vibrantly back to a time that meant so much to her and the woman full Deadly Nightshade of life that she used to be a life force to be reckoned to be We are given a picturef how her life then began to take its toll The Art Of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos on her There is humour in this entertaining storyf movies love and Rcits coquins des plaisirs dfendus of an Arden who slowly begins to find herself again to begin to live again This an enjoyable readverall but the storytelling at times made for a rather uneven reading experience Many thanks to Random House Transworld for an ARC. He Le Jardin des supplices only speaks in movie references but they make her remember everythingAfter a marriage which threatened her entire sensef self Arden Hall is divorced doing a lacklustre job and living a uiet rather unexciting life But ne day visiting a friend in a London hospital she suddenly re encounters her former lover from thirty. ,
Ver forgot Badly injured in an accident Mac can nly make references to the classic films they Adele Blanc-sec 1/Adele et la bete once watched together Casablanca A Star is Born Pretty Woman amongthers and they Arden remember everythingChapter by chapter we dive into the memories that Arden holds close to her heart All the feelings she though she forgot now flow back to the surface Mac can t say than a few words but those words mean the world for Arden The bittersweet memories f their relationship help Arden re connect with the world in a way she no longer thought was possible But will a movie worthy love ever be hers again This book gave me a story I ever be hers again This book gave me a story I t prepared for I am a sucker for romance in real life but when it comes to books I Don T Ship Couples Easily And don t ship couples easily and don t do awws and aaahs But this book got me It captured my heart and then broke it into a million pieces I loved every single moment Every single situation every memory every scene at the hospital The whole story is surreal Imagine encountering your ex from thirty years ago in a hospital badly injured and he can t say anything than words that mean so much to you And that is amazing because he can at least say those words But after so many years don t you want to know Aren t you curious about the why s and the how s and what happened after parts Arden had so many uestions unable to be answered And maybe that was for the best Leave the past behind and start again The time flow was immensely written jumping from past to present but in a very tidy and clear way easy to get into I knew exactly when in time we were which made the reading experience significantly better for me And despite all this praise I will still give this book four stars instead f five and here is my why In a couple Micromga - Physique-Chimie Cycle 4 d. 2017 - Mon carnet de labo of years I will probably remembernly the vague details The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov of this book The movie references and the love story between Mac and Arden But I will never forget how this book made me feelAll those tears that I have shed becausef them all those movies I have watched pausing the book for a while just so I can grasp the whole meaning and most importantly all the ANGER I felt in the end I finished the book I read the last few pages and I was angry Angry at Mac and angry at Arden angry at destiny and angry at the writer for ending this book in this way I am slowly beginning to realise and understand why this was the perfect ending but I can never get Little angels over the feelingf anger and I don t remember feeling anger in such a way about any MMR: Science Fiction other book This could be counted as a compliment I suppose And that is why this book can t be my favorite But it definitely did change something in my life and my experience and I will carry that with me foreverThank you to Netgalley and the publishers Corgi partf Penguin Random House for sending me an ARC copy f You Me and the movies in exchange for my honest reviewWishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest I can t begin to say how much I LOVED this book It had me laughing falling in love and ultimately crying The agony that is first love was very convincingly written and I was there with them in their private screening room watching the classic movies that I too love so much Life doesn t end with the happily ever after drive ff into the sunset Sur Les Courbes de Genre Un of movies and this story explores the what next aspectf storytelling NetGalley What happens nce the film has finishedArden is a survivor She has left her abusive husband and although she is keeping people at arms length she is fine Then ne evening after being persuaded to visit someone in hospital as she is leaving the ward her friend comments that another patient looks like Mac Bartley Thomas Mac was a lecturer at Warwick Uni when Arden had been a student there Arden makes an excuse to go back to the ward to double check and yes the patient is Mac This sends a whole host It's Hotter In Hawaii of memories cascading downn Arden as she and Mac had been lovers Spending almost 3 years together Mac a Film Studies lecturer and Arden an English Lit student work their way through some iconic films Arden returns to the hospital to visit Mac each evening Mac has had an accident which has resulted in Mac barely being able to speak but at the end SUP/SUPURATION Trace crite of the first visit Mac is able to mutter a uote from the first film that they had seen We are taken back and forth through time as Arden reminiscesver the affair between them and the young woman that she was The films that they watched together really helped to see the relationship that Arden and Mac had This is than a chick book The Sinner or a romance book This is about friendships and relationships and how through remembering how she was 30dd years ago Arden begins to rebuild herself and believe that she can take charge f her destiny again I even think that I liked almost all f the characters too and that never happen. E and Clyde Some Like It Hot and These movies spark both bittersweet memories f their passionate relationship and the potential for a reflective Arden to finally fulfil the promise f her younger self And in the course f her visits to Mac she starts to reconnect with the world in a way that she didn’t think was possibl.