Fiona Collins ì 5 Read & DownloadI too love so much Life doesn t end with the happily ever after drive off into the sunset of movies and this story explores the what next aspect of storytelling NetGalley I READ THIS AS MY C read this as my C book for my A Z of omances I thought from the blurb and cover it was chicklit and
I SUPPOSE IT WAS IN SOME WAYS BUT REALLYsuppose it was in some ways but eally m not exactly sure how I d catergorise it It wasn t as funny as most chicklit nor was it as omantic as I expected The book s heroine is Arden a 48 year old who s suffered through an abusive elationship and come out the other side only barely She is visiting a friend in hospital when she spies her first and last love in one of the beds This of course stirs up the memories of their time together and we get to Impaired: A Nurse's Story of Addiction read about theirelationship via flashbacksMac was a lecturer and Arden a university student when they had an affair and considering they ve not seen each other in about 30 years the The Forever Court (Knights of the Borrowed Dark readerealises how the flashbacks will pan out pretty early on Mac taught film and throughout their omance he and Arden watch and discuss a list of movies which would be featured in his lectures hence the title I loved eading about the movies Most I ve seen they Ola Shakes It Up re famous movies nothing obscure Mac s theme for the movies is the way women are depicted in each I did enjoyeading Mac and Arden s take on whether there s anything feminist about the likes of Fatal Attraction or Pretty Woman I m not sure I agreed with all their views but they were a fun part of the bookThe flashbacks also help Arden ealise she can be strong enough to live her life the way she wants to now her abusive ex is out of her life and that perhaps she might get another chance at a omance that doesn t end badly So on paper the book sounds like a winner ButI ve been trying to put my finger on exactly what is wrong with You Me and the Movies and I think my biggest beef is the fact there s no clear hero I started Einatmen, Ausatmen reading the book thinking the hero was Mac but into the mix came James Mac s neighbour who also starts visiting Mac in hospital A minor issue was Arden s age Okay I loved her age 48. Years ago charismatic Film Studies lecturer Mac Bartley Thomas who is lying in a bed on the same wardSuffering from a brain injury and unable to converse all Mac can utter is shorteferences to the famous films he and Arden once watched together back when she was a student and they conducted their affair Casablanca Bonni. .
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 ead the book not only the clothes and music and movies but also the feelings of a young woman let loose on 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 A different kind of a story with a sprinkle of omance nostalgia happiness and sadness Just like life The story spanned the past and the present and made way for the possibility of 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 on the hospital bed who Lightfoot the Historian: The Nature and Role of History in the Life and Thought of J.B. Lightfoot (1828-1884) as Churchman and Scholar resembled Mac He had a stroke and aphasia and could talk only in phrases All of them were from the movies he saw with Arden during their short affair My first book by Fiona Collins it was toead the present get the visuality of the through Arden s memories I loved how the author to ead the present and the visuality of the past through Arden s memories I loved how the author me happiness and love for the old classics There was something so special when the characters emembered the dialogues I got to see the kaleidoscope of 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 out of the shell slowly down the pages and I got to see the woman who had found her joie de vivre All shades of 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 of past and living life completely in the present finding the small joys in life 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 oom watching the classic movies that. He only speaks in movie eferences but they make her Dahmer Detective: The Interrogation and Investigation That Shocked The World remember everythingAfter a marriage which threatened her entire sense of self Arden Hall is divorced doing a lacklustre job and living a uietather unexciting life But one day visiting a friend in a London hospital she suddenly e encounters her former lover from thirty. ,
Almost the same as me And yet she never eally seemed to act that age She doesn t act like a teenager but I always had the feeling she and her friends seemed to be in their 30s I also had the dilemma of Mac s age I couldn t uite work out how old he was supposed
TO BE IN THE NOW SCENES THE BOOK ISbe in the now scenes The book is and dramatic at times but I wasn t eally moved by it unfortunately It also had touches of feminism and empowerment but nothing that made me punch the air in triumph I must admit I was enjoying the book much in the beginning and it was around the 50% mark that I became The Scruffy Drunk: The Wife in Space, Volume 2 restless with it It felt long but when I checked it was only around 350 pages so Not a good sign I guess everything was a little average and that was the problem Averageating of 3 out of 5 Bizarrely I saw a Mise En Sc�ne: Cin�ma Et Lecture review for this book imagine One Day with movies One Day is my favourite book and thateview 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 Deathless 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 over it One Day left me crying for days I m writing thiseview days after finishing and I m still upset You me and the movies and music books long summer days and ainy nights happiness hope youth first loves friendships the future the past middle age bad decisions and utter utter sadness And I d ead it again I will ead it again I will ead it again and again even though it s going to hurtI m 100% sure this will be my book of the year the book that may me cry the hardest the book that I The Third Lynx (Quadrail, read with a weird sad hopeful smile until it smacked meound the face the book that took me way longer to Mixed Doubles read than necessary because I could not see the words through my tears the book that now sits beside One Day and Charlotte Street my all time favouriteeads Thank you Fiona Collins you ve broken me but that journey that story those movies made it worth it. E and Clyde Some Like It Hot and These movies spark both bittersweet memories of their passionate Julio Bunny and the Foreign Lion (Free Audio Book Inside): --- Easter Book Collection For Kids relationship and the potential for aeflective Arden to finally fulfil the promise of her younger self And in the course of her visits to Mac she starts to Von Dr. Jakobsen bestraft - SM Krimi (Teil 3) reconnect with the world in a way that she didn’t think was possibl.