Friday, 20 February 2015

What I've been watching and reading: The Fault in our Stars.

the fault in our stars
I've been meaning to work my way through all of John Greens books, The Fault in our Stars being near the top. Then last year the film came out and there was a big hype surrounding it. I ended up watching the film first something I don't usually do, but I had the DVD and I had asked for the book for Christmas, I was planning on waiting until I had read the book but caved. 

I'm sure most of you know the story line by now but if not the story is told by Hazel Grace, a 16 year old who is a thyroid cancer patient, at the start of the story she is hustled of to a cancer support group by her mum who think she has depression. It is at this support group she meets Augustus a survivor of cancer who lost his leg to the disease. The rest of the story follows Hazel and Augustus as they try to find an answer to what happened at the end of one of their favourite books 'An Imperial Infliction.' Battling with the problems of cancer and falling in love.

After watching the film first then reading the book, it was easy to spot the differences which are only small for example Augustus had a girlfriend in the book who had died of cancer, other than the only other differences were the moving around of some quotes such as 'I fell in love they way you fall asleep, slowly, than all at once.' I loved that quote in the film and I'm happy they moved it to the scene they did in the film because it worked perfectly. Either way the film was pretty spot on to the book. 

I loved Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace but I wasn't a fan of Ansel as Augustus at first, but throughout the film he grew on, he portrayed Augustus really well with his charm and wit, I'm not sure I can see anyone else playing him now. The storyline in both the book and film, is smartly written, filled with beautiful quotes, sarcasm, and fun. 

I would highly recommended and if you aren't a fan of reading the film is a perfect adaptation. 

Have you seen/read The Fault in our Stars, I'd love hear your thoughts, and below is one of my favourite quotes from the book/film.

“There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.” 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Loot Crate unboxing REWIND edition.

If you haven't heard about Loot Crate before, it is a monthly subscription box from America full of all things GEEK, each month has a theme, last months was anniversary, to view past crates click the link. The box cost $29.95 (for the UK) including shipping, you can subscribe here!! Next months theme is Heroes,  if this is your first crate you can also use code Heroes to get 10% off! 

January's theme was REWIND
loot crate rewind
What's inside:
An exclusive Retro arcade skinny tie*, this is cool but not something I would wear my self. - An exclusive 10-Doh! Figure* I got the fire hunt one, although some what cute it's not something I'm bothered about keeping. - Exclusive Star Wars comic book, my favourite item in this months box, I love Star Wars. - Exclusive Voltron Blueprint T-shirt, although I'm not a massive Transformers fan I can't go wrong with another top to sleep in.... - Comic Notebook* - Exclusive 8-Bit Glasses*

Overall there are more items I don't want in this months box, those marked with a star so if anyone is interested in buying them let me know before I put them on ebay!

What do you think of this months Loot Crate?

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Little Things

As a few of you know I've become a little disheartened with blogging and the main reason for this at the moment is because for some reason my images keep breaking, what's frustrating is that I have no idea why it keeps happening, even when I've uploaded the image again it does it. So, I've decided to upload photos from a different platform and pray this works, then fix broken images as and when I can, but I'd love for you to share how you upload photos to blogger.

This past week I've been eating a lot more healthful food and drink, I've started to add fruit to my lunch at work e.g. apples, oranges and bananas. I'm also drinking smoothies and drinks that promise to provide energy and other good things.

Saying that though, I do have to satisfy my sweet tooth, whilst in Tesco before college I saw these on offer two for £3 still expensive but I couldn't resist, cookies and cream is my favourite of the two, the salted caramel is too sweet to 'pig' out on.

Today I went to see my Grandma and Granddad, it sounds terrible but my Grandma was diagnosed with cancer in December, other then a brief five minutes, today has been the first time I've actually had the time to go and see them. She had her first chemotherapy the other day and seems to be doing well. It was nice to get to spend some time with her! My Grandma found these plates out for my Mum, my Grandma has had them for over thirty years, so she ended up giving them to me because she didn't want to end up breaking them. Aren't they lovely?

Other things:
If you love reading I'd love it if you could support a Emma who has written her own book called 'Lonely as a Cloud' set in a post-apocalyptic world. What if you woke up one day to find that everybody you knew had gone? Not just those you loved, but everybody you ever had, or ever might...... You can find more out here.

Also I'm debating whether to do a charity event next year, which involves canooing the Zambezi river and working with big cats in support of Cats Proctection it is something I really want to do but the sponsorship money is £3900 which is an awful lot, I'd love to know your thoughts since I would ask my readers if they would sponsor me. 

What little things have made your week?
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