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Ove on and most importantly knowing that the best years of your life are still ahead of you 455 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 nd with the happily Snowflakes on the Sea ever after drive off into the sunset of movies and this storyxplores the what next aspect of storytelling NetGalley 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 of 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 of which I m fairly sure there is a message within this book it felt like that sort of story but for the life of me I couldn t uite put my fingers on it Alternating between present day life for Arden and her great love affair with Mac thirty years Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy earlier we see just how life has changed her and Mac Injoyed 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 njoyed the author but it just fel short for me In places it was njoyable and I was getting lost in the pages and at other times I just wasn t as convinced Thank you to Corgi and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily I read this as my C author book for my A Z of romances I thought from the blurb and cover it was chicklit and I suppose it was in some ways but really I m not xactly sure how I d catergorise it It wasn t as funny as most chicklit nor was it as romantic as I xpected The book s heroine is Arden a 48 year old who s suffered through an abusive relationship 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 read about their relationship via flashbacksMac was a lecturer and Arden a university student when they had an affair and considering they ve not seen Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival each other in about 30 years the reader realises how the flashbacks will pan out prettyarly on Mac taught film and throughout their romance he and Arden watch and discuss a list of movies which would be featured in his lectures hence the title I loved reading about the movies Most I ve seen they re famous movies nothing obscure Mac s theme for the movies is the way women are depicted in Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, each I didnjoy reading 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 were a fun part the bookThe flashbacks also help Arden realise she can be strong enough to live her life the way she wants to now her abusive x is out of to live her life the way she wants to now her abusive x is out of life and that perhaps she might get another chance at a romance that doesn t nd badly So on paper the book sounds like a winner ButI ve been trying to put my finger on xactly 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 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 almost the same as me And yet she never really 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 is sad and dramatic at times but I wasn t really moved by it unfortunately It also had touches of feminism and mpowerment but nothing that made me punch the air in triumph I must admit I was njoying the book much in the beginning and it was around the 50% mark that I became restless with it It felt long but when I checked it was only around 350 pages so Not a good sign I guess Desire in Seven Voices everything was a little average and that was the problem Average rating of 3 out of 5 Wishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest You me and the movies is the perfect book for the fans of the movie theaters It will fill anmptiness you have felt all your life because such a book previously didn t xist Perfectly ntwined movie references with one incredible love story is the only 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 over heels for the handsome charismatic film lecturer Their love affair is dramatic xciting and all consuming the

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of thing you 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 never forgot Badly injured in an accident Mac can only make brief references to the classic films they once watched together Casablanca A Star is Born Pretty Woman among others and they make Arden remember verythingChapter by chapter we dive into the memories that Arden holds close to her heart All the feeli. 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 short references 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 read 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 What happens once 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 one vening 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 xcuse 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 iconic films Arden returns to the hospital to visit Mac ach vening Mac has had an accident which has resulted in Mac barely being able to speak but at the nd 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 reminisces over 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 or a romance book This is about friendships 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 ven think that I liked almost all of the characters too and that never happens A different kind of a story with a sprinkle of romance 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 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 fun to read the present and get the visuality of the past through Arden s memories I loved how the author showed me happiness and love for the old classics There was something so special when the characters remembered the dialogues I got to see the kal 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 like a small dose now and Then Something To Lift Me Out Of something to lift me out of moody spells and leave me sighing with a content full heart I also prefer my romance in the form of movies with a dash of Hollywood magic So when my book club mate Michelle mentioned You Me and the Movies it didn #t take long for a copy to nd up on my Kindle And # take long for a copy to nd up on my Kindle And couldn t be glad it didYou Me and Movies is not your typical rom com featuring star crossed lovers who make it despite all odds with cute film references sprinkled throughout It s a bittersweet tale tinged with nostalgia loss regret appreciation for movies overcoming the past and jumping on 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 of the book is a middle aged woman a creature of routine stuck in a mundane job trying to find herself again after scaping an abusive marriage that s left her closed off to xternal relationships But she s transported back to the past after a chance ncounter with an old flame a married film 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 film 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 from its salacious beginning to its woeful nd 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 xtra 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 motions and make you reassess several things about your own journey There were several times when I found 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 Conflict in Blood experiences not dwelling on the past and using it instead a tool to better understand yourself and He only speaks in movie references but they make her rememberverythingAfter a marriage which threatened her ntire sense of self Arden Hall is divorced doing a lacklustre job and living a uiet rather unexciting life But one day visiting a friend in a London hospital she suddenly re ncounters her former lover from thirty. .

Ngs 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 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 The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant ever be hers again This book gave me a story I wasn t prepared for I am a sucker for romance in real life but when it comes to books I don t ship couplesasily 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 Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age (Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation series) every single moment Every single situationvery memory Logic, Labels, And Flesh every scene at the hospital The whole story is surreal Imaginencountering your Dialogue: Relationships in Graphic Design 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 wayasy to get into I knew The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths exactly when in time we were which made the readingxperience significantly better for me And despite all this praise I will still give this book four stars instead of 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 never forget how this book made me feelAll those tears that I have shed because of 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 Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems 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 fornding this book in this way I am slowly beginning to realise and understand why this was the perfect Inventing the Medium: Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice ending but I can never get over the feeling of anger and I don t remember feeling 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 favorite But it definitely did change something in my life and myxperience and I will carry that with me foreverThank you to Netgalley and the publishers Corgi part of Penguin Random House for sending me an ARC copy of You Me and the movies in The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth exchange for my honest reviewWishlist Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Bizarrely I saw a review for this book imagine One Day with movies 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 over 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 friendships the future the past middle age bad decisions and utter utter sadness And I d read it again I will read it again I will read it again and againven 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 may me cry the hardest the that I read
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a weird sad smile until it smacked me round the face the book that took me way longer to 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 favourite reads Thank you Fiona Collins you ve broken me but that journey that story those movies made it worth it This is one for movie obsessives and film fans Fiona Collins writes a story of Arden Hall with a narrative that goes back and forth in time from when as a university student she mbarked on an motionally intense and passionate relationship that was verything revolving around the classic movies she loved and watched with her lover Film Studies lecturer Mac Bartley Thomas a man who was the centre of her world As is often 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 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 ncounters her former lover Mac left with serious brain damage after an accident Mac can only 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 of life that she used to be a life force to be reckoned to be We are given a picture of used to be a life force to be reckoned to be We are given a picture of her life then began to take its toll on her There is humour in this Personlighetspsykiatri entertaining story of movies love and of an Arden who slowly begins to find herself again to begin to live again This annjoyable read overall but the storytelling at times made for a rather uneven reading xperience Many thanks to Random House Transworld for an ARC. E and Clyde Some Like It Hot and These movies spark both bittersweet memories of their passionate relationship and the potential for a reflective Arden to finally fulfil 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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