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Ack to the past after a chance encounter with an old My Little Half-Moon flame a marriedilm studies lecturer she met as a student in uni who s barely clinging on to life after a car accident As Arden reminisces her past we are introduced to a completely different side of her the bright wild and selfish side and get to know what went down with her and the ilm professor Mac one movie at a time The List as it s referred to in the book is a thoughtfully curated collection of classic Hollywood movies that corresponds to Arden s and Mac s illicit affair rom its salacious beginning to its woeful end Fiona Collins love of movies is apparent throughout the book and reflected cleverly through the insights made by her characters and through a smattering of 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 of emotions and make you reassess several things about your own journey There were of emotions and make you reassess several things about your own journey There were times when I ound myself wondering the same things about my life as Arden did hers The importance of reaching out and keeping people in your life opening yourself up to new experiences not dwelling on the past and using it instead a tool to better understand yourself and move on and most importantly knowing that the best years of your life are still ahead of you 455 What happens once the ilm has inishedArden is a survivor She has left her abusive husband and although she is keeping people at arms length she is ine Then one evening after being persuaded to visit someone in hospital as she is leaving the ward her خلقیات ما ایرانیان 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 of memories cascading down on 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 iconicilms 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 of the The Avril LaVigne Handbook - Everything You Need to Know about Avril LaVigne first visit Mac is able to mutter a uoterom the A Fatal Debt: A Novel firstilm that they had seen We are taken back and The White Ballets forth through time as Arden reminisces over the affair between them and the young woman that she was Theilms that they watched together really helped to see the relationship that Arden and Mac had This is than a chick book or a romance book This is about riendships and relationships and how through remembering how she was 30 odd years ago Arden begins to rebuild herself and believe that she can take charge of her destiny again I even think that I liked almost all of the characters too and that never happens. E and Clyde Some Like It Hot and These movies spark both bittersweet memories of their passionate relationship and the potential or a reflective Arden to inally ulfil the promise of her younger self And in the course of her visits to Mac she starts to reconnect with the world in a way that she didn’t think was possibl. ,
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#WAS ANGRY ANGRY AT MAC AND #angry Angry at Mac and at Arden angry at destiny and angry at the writer or 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 over the eeling of anger and I don t remember eeling anger in such a way about any other book This could be counted as a compliment I suppose And that is why this book can t be my Bongology: n. The Art of Creating 35 of the World's Most Bongtastic Marijuana Ingestion Devices favorite But it definitely did change something in my life and my experience and I will carry that with meoreverThank you to Netgalley and the publishers Corgi part of Penguin Random House Design the Life You Love: A Guide to Thinking About Your Life Playfully and with Optimism for sending me an ARC copy of You Me and the movies in exchangeor my honest reviewWishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Well this Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas felt completely different to previous booksrom Fiona Collins it was less humorous and real life in eel If you are a big classic movie buff you will probably love this story however I hadn t seen most of the ilms discussed in depth and Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread found I was skimming the sections where Arden and Mac were analysing theilms I just like watching Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes filmsor the story and without looking or hidden messages Speaking of which I m airly sure there is a message within this book it elt like that sort of story but or the life of me I couldn t uite put my ingers on it Alternating between present day life or 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 elt slightly disconnected rom the book and its characters I had such high hopes Seven Days, Seven Dinners for this book given how much I have previously enjoyed the author but it justel short A Northern Light for me In places it was enjoyable and I was getting lost in the pages and at other times I just wasn t as convinced Thank you to Corgi and Netgalleyor this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily What happens after the happily after You Me and the Movies is a bittersweet nostalgic contemporary romance about tarnished If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas fantasies regrets and second chances I m not oneor romance but I like a small dose now and then something to lift me out of
my moody spells and leave me sighing with a content ull heart I also prefer my romance in the orm ofmoody spells and leave me sighing with a content Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, full heart I also prefer my romance in theorm of with a dash of Hollywood magic So when my book club mate Michelle mentioned You Me and the Movies it didn t take long or a copy to end up on my Kindle And I couldn t be glad it didYou Me and Movies is not your typical rom com eaturing star crossed lovers who make it despite all odds with cute White Water film references sprinkled throughout It s a bittersweet tale tinged with nostalgia loss regret appreciationor movies overcoming the past and jumping on those precious second chances when the past and jumping on those precious second chances when come by And it hooks you in almost immediately by making you care about its charactersArden in the beginning of the book is a middle aged woman a creature of routine stuck in a mundane job trying to The Slave Dancer find herself again after escaping an abusive marriage that s left her closed off to external relationships But she s transported Years ago charismatic Film Studies lecturer Mac Bartley Thomas who is lying in a bed on the same wardSufferingrom a brain injury and unable to converse all Mac can utter is short references to the Special Agent famousilms he and Arden once watched together back when she was a student and they conducted their affair Casablanca Bonni. .
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"blog acebook twitter "Facebook Twitter Pinterest You me and the movies is the was everything revolv Wishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest You me and the movies is the book or the Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life fans of the movie theaters It willill an emptiness you have elt all your life because such a book previously didn t exist Perfectly entwined movie references with one incredible love story is the only thing you might need or a perfect reading date Okay maybe hot chocolate too And a warm blanket And a ew tissues Two people Ten classic ilms A love story you ll never The Oxford New Greek Dictionary forget Arden has just started university when she meets Mac and uicklyalls head over heels The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece for the handsome charismaticilm lecturer Their love affair is dramatic exciting and all consuming the sort of thing you only see in the movies But it didn t lastAnd thirty years later leading a very different life Arden is visiting a The New Job Security friend in hospital when she suddenly comes across the man she neverorgot Badly injured in an accident Mac can only make brief references to the classic The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) films they once watched together Casablanca A Star is Born Pretty Woman among others and they make Arden remember everythingChapter by chapter we dive into the memories that Arden holds close to her heart All theeelings she though she The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis forgot nowlow back to the surface Mac can t say than a The Jumbee few words but those words mean the worldor Arden The bittersweet memories of 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 wasn t prepared To Helvetica and Back for I am a suckeror romance in real life but when it comes to books I don t ship couples easily and I 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 Simple Art of Greatness 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 wasor the best Leave the past behind and start again The time Where the Heart Waits flow was immensely written jumpingrom 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 or me And despite all this praise I will still give this book our stars instead of A Burglar's Guide to the City five and here is my why In a couple of years I will probably remember only the vague details of this book The movie references and the love story between Mac and Arden But I will neverorget how this book made me The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth feelAll those tears that I have shed because of them all those movies I have watched pausing the bookor a while just so I can grasp. He only speaks in movie references but they make her remember everythingAfter a marriage which threatened her entire sense of self Arden Hall is divorced doing a lacklustre job and living a uiet rather unexciting life But one day visiting a American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago friend in a London hospital she suddenly re encounters herormer lover rom thirty.