Zoë`s Book Club #1 -Thanks for the Memories

Instead of going with a book I`ve never read before by an author I don`t know much of, i decided to go with a book by my favorite author, Cecelia Ahern, that has stuck with me ever since I read it as a young teenager. “Thanks for the memories”. Basically, I`ve been super busy lately, but also I genuinely want to share this amazing book with you!

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Summary:

A woman (Joyce) has a miscarriage when she falls  down the stairs. Her life is saved by a blood transfusion. When she wakes up she suddenly has knowledge she never had before. Like architectural history and how to speak Italian.  While in the midst of her divorce and sorrow she keeps running in to a (handsome) american (Justin). They seem to be drawn to each other and are in actuality tied by a magical connection.

Favorite Character:

My favorite character in this book is Joyce`s father. This is because he loves her so much and keeps supporting her in everything she does even though he is sort of confused and scared. The relationship between him and his daughter is also adorable. The “father-with-dementia” concept is in no way a new one, but it`s usually just downright sad. Here I felt he was much more layered and not just an object of pity, but rather a support and with a good sense of humor.

Favorite Quote:

“I’m never overwhelmed or under it either; just nicely whelmed. I’m OK. Nothing spectacular but sometimes special. I look in the mirror and see this medium average person. A little tired, a little sad, but not falling apart.”

Favorite Part:

When the hairdresser says she can`t possibly cut off all that long gorgeous hair, and Joyce is like “sure you can, just like this” and takes the scissor and cut`s it off herself.

Three life lessons:

  1. Memories aren’t just moments, they`re parts of us. And that no matter what happens, we can find the strength to move on and make new ones.
  2. If you aren`t happy with something, then change it. it`s never to late to make life changes and do what`s best for you.
  3. As always is Cecelia Aherns books, that there is some magic in the world. Not fairies and unicorns, or anything like that. But deja vu`s and insane amounts of everyday beauty, and maybe even soulmates.

Rating:

A solid 4/5 stars.

It`s so beautiful and the charcters are great, but it is slightly to fairytale-ish.

 

Would I recommend it?

Yes!

 

 

 

Top 5 Valentine movies!

 

Here to give you advice on which movies you should see tonight to celebrate eternal and sweet love, is the very, very single Zee! Ha-ha, all devastatingly true jokes aside, here are five movies I think are perfect for tonight; either you are chilling with your cat, your friends or your boyfriend or girlfriend. Alternatively, leftover cake from the mother’s day dinner like me (mother’s day was today here, I`m not crazy. Well, not on account of that anyways). Back to the point, let’s check out some rom-coms.

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  1. Notting Hill is my favorite typical and classic rom-com. Partly because Hugh Grant is adorable there, but mainly because British and American culture meet there. And I love both American and British culture. I mean, we all do. Right? Either way, this movie, about a small town brit, and a big time American movie star accidently meeting and falling in love, is perfect for all of us. Single, in love, young, old. Cheesy romantics, or cold hearted bitches as my self. It is cheesily perfect.

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  1. The amazing Spiderman. Have you ever seen a couple as in love as Peter and Gwen? Of course you haven`t. If they are not “goals”, I have no idea who are. Of course we all love the original Spiderman, but there is just something about the action and passion of the new ones that just speaks to us on a different level. And the romance, is high!

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3. The most beloved character of the 90s in the world of books is also the most beloved character of the early 2000s in the world of movies. Watching Bridget Jones figuring out of life, work and love is the most funny and heartwarming experience. Her clumsy and awkwardness makes us all feel great about ourselves, but also makes us low-key wish we could be her, because she is so sweet and naïve, yet sarcastic and intelligent. Not to mention that she just stumbles around in life getting the hottest guys. Colin Firths adorableness in this movie definitely puts the movie high on the VD list. And Hugh Grants sex appeal makes it perfect for the single ladies who want to believe in love, or at least, lust.

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2. Although, more of an epic and game changing movie than a rom-com, Twilight is just so beautifully romantic, and over all beautiful actually, that it cannot be left out of the ultimate VD movie list. For those of you who have been sleeping under a rock for the past years, Twilight is about this intelligent and mature seventeen year old, Bella, who moves from Arizona to a small town in Washington to stay with her father so that her mother can follow her baseball husband on his baseball tours or whatever and be happy. She never fit in with her peers, but there she finds someone who understands her. The mysterious, and absolutely gorgeous Edward. He turns out to be a vampire, and tries to stay away from her, but is unable to. I always make amazing movies sound cheesy and weird, but trust me, it is definitely worth seeing, and even more worth reading!

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1.You cannot spell Valentine’s Day without Valentine’s Day, am I right? Possibly the most adorable film ever. The story of several different couples valentine’s day were they keep breaking up, making up, and looking to damn good. This is the kind of magic we get when we put the biggest lot of famous actors and actresses together, including my fav couple of all time (that I am still very sad broke up), Taylor and Taylor, AKA, Taylor!

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Happy Valentines!