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‘The Notebook’ Is About to Become a Broadway Musical

Yeah. Buckle up.

Disclaimer: The word love will be used here.

Well, it’s finally happening; Nicholas Sparks’ sappy songbird of a novel will be sung loud and proud on stage. The Notebook, which was obviously turned into a game-changing romantic movie of the same name that captured the hearts and soul of angsty romantics everywhere, is going to break and reassemble our hearts once again. A story whose romance rivals that of Kate and Leo in the one and only Titanic will bring dramatic rainy-day monologues back to contemporary pop culture. This article will now be briefly interrupted for an anecdote.

A brief anecdote: I remember being bed-ridden, sick with the flu, at the age of thirteen. I, like most teenage boys, laughed at the phenomena that was Ryan Gosling and Rachel Macadams’ lovefest. However, my younger sister had ominously left her copy of The Notebook on top of the DVD player… so I watched it. Twice. I was shookith, emotional, but also probably a little delirious. It was the only thing that seemed to ease my pain. And fine, I watched it three times.

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Nicholas Sparks receives criticism from people for prose that are often simple and predictable, if you are one of these people, you can probably admit to this being part of the charm. His work is easily accessible and entertaining. The man has published twenty soul-mate loving books, most of these everyone knows of because they’ve been adapted into movies, such as Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, Dear John, The Last Song, Nights in Rodanthe, Safe Haven, The Longest Ride… Good lord this man is bankable. I haven’t even seen the majority of those, but I know of them off the top of my head. Multimillion-dollar films are the result of this author’s love for…well… love. Actors fall for one another on the set of his movies and people all over the globe cry tears of unacquainted love upon reading his novels. He clearly knows what he is doing.

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Singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has been developing the music for the earlier referenced Broadway adaption of The Notebook for over a year. It will be produced by Sparks with the help of This is Us producer Bekah Brunstetter (who will be penning the play), a show that provokes a compelling amount of emotion. R.I.P Jack. Too much smoke? He saved the family dog and seemed fine. They were laughing. WTF.

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The idea of turning feature films into Broadway Musicals has become popular lately ever since movies like La La Land (Emma Stone is the definition of BAE= before anyone else) reignited our love of song and dance. Tina Fey just recently brought Mean Girls (famously inspired by the book Queen Bees) to the stage as a musical. It was critically acclaimed due to the comedy genius that is Tina Fey; none of the important plot points or quirks from the movie were lost in translation. The Notebook adaptation execution will most likely be just as faithful to its silver screen counterpart. Here’s to hoping that the “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard…” number brings everyone to tears like it’s 2004 predecessor.

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Fun fact: Nicholas Sparks’ middle name is Charles, Charles was also the name of a British monarch who was tried, convicted, and executed for high treason. Maybe Nicholas should be tried for betraying the emotional wellfare of this nation’s youth over and over again.

 

 

No casting or opening date announcements have been made yet for this epic.

 

 

 

 

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Top 10 Dreamiest Boyfriends from Literature

Cuddle weather has arrived, and with it, National Boyfriend Day! It’s always heartwarming to find a book where you can fall in love with the love interest, so here they are the cream of the crop, the best boyfriends out there, who love with all their hearts, who make sacrifices, put their lives on the line and are romantic to their core. This list will shine the spotlight on some of the best boyfriends in books we’ve read (and if you haven’t read these books, you will now!)

 

 

1. Edward Cullen (Twilight by Stephanie Meyer)

 

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Edward Cullen, a vampire and completely head over hills for Bella Swan, he had fallen for her for the first time he set eyes on her.  He constantly protects her against vampire and werewolf attacks. And lets be real, he’s dreamy.

 

 

2. Peeta Mellark  (Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)

 

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Peeta was the very foundation that held Katniss up when she needed it. Even before the games, he would burn bread on purpose to give it to her and her family. In the games, his support was undying, he assist her in winning the games and eventually marries her. 

 

 

3. Jamie Fraser (Outlander by Diana Gabaldon)

 

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A sexy Scottish man from the past, a warrior and landowner, he did everything in his power to protect Claire through the fiery embers of war. He stuck to her side through miscarriage and pain, being what her rock in her time of need as well as establishing a beautiful family and marrying her.

 

 

4.  Nick O’Leary (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn)

 

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Nick is the ultimate boyfriend and buddy. He agreed to be Norah’s fake boyfriend, shares the same taste in music and even goes on an adventure to locate and bring her drunk friend home. The ultimate ride or die. Nick was one of the best boyfriends to wreak havoc with and then cuddle at the end of the night.

 

 

5. Jean Claude (Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton)

 

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Smooth and sexy is what embodies this curly haired vampiric Casanova. Fianceof Anita Blake, he is constantly assisting her in paranormal investigations. Whenever Anita calls, he will always answer, doesn’t matter whether it’s day or night, far or wide. Numerous times, he had gone face to face against ancient vampires in order to protect his beloved Anita (despite her protests).

 

 

6. Nick Young (Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan)

 

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What’s not to love about Nick? He’s down to earth, he’s fun and he loves to eat. Nick doesn’t judge people by how much money they have or their background; he loves Rachel the way she is. Despite his family’s disapproval, he gave up his rights to the family inheritance (though only temporarily), supported and assisted in finding her lost father and eventually married her.

 

 

7.    Landon Carter (A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Spark)

 

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Despite knowing her fatal condition, he makes it his duty to make every day meaningful and fulfilling for Jamie Sullivan. Your heart will skip a beat when you hear how dutiful, romantic and sensitive Landon.

 

 

8.  Augustus Waters (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green)

 

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Both share a sickness. Hazel and Augustus have cancer. Augustus has a brilliant outlook on life despite his condition, he brings Hazel along on the journey, showing her how to live their lives to the fullest.

 

 

9.  Matthew Clairmont (A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness)

 

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Image via MTV UK

 

 

Another vampire on our list, and a big romantic, is Matthew Clairmont. Upon meeting Diana, he falls in love with the reluctant witch. However, there are mysterious forces that oppose their union and will stop at nothing to end their lives and relationship. Matthew fights hand in hand, sword and claws, to protect his beloved and defend their love.

 

 

 

10.  Graystripe (Warriors by Erin Hunter)

 

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Graystripe, though not human is, one of the best boyfriends on this list. A young warrior from the Thunderclan, he found love in the opposing clan, Riverclan, where he fell in love with a she-cat. He had fought hard for her and when they eventually had kits, he left his own clan to join hers and raise their kits together.

 

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10 Crush-Worthy Quotes From Jenny Han’s ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

Today is the day and I could not be more excited to finally sit myself down and watch this. I’m not talking about the hit new movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians, although the success of the film so far has been exactly what I imagined. I’m talking about the other upcoming adaptation of an Asian-American author’s work! Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is coming to Netflix tomorrow and I’m buzzing for it.

 

Both works are rom-coms, but Han’s work has that young adult coming-of-age essence. Even the title itself has that dreamy appeal we all look for. The 2014 novel with two sequels has captured hearts before and it’s about to do it all over again. Here are ten quotes from Han’s book To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before for your wistful teenage heart.
 

 

 
1. “When someone’s been gone a long time, at first you save up all the things you want to tell them. You try to keep track of everything in your head. But it’s like trying to hold on to a fistful of sand: all the little bits slip out of your hands, and then you’re just clutching air and grit.”

 


 
 
2. “You’d rather make up a fantasy version of somebody in your head than be with a real person.”

 


 
3. “Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That’s the part of the risk. I don’t want to be scared anymore.”
 
 

 

4. “Life doesn’t have to be so planned. Just roll with it and let it happen.”
 
 

 

5. “It’s not like in the movies. It’s better, because it’s real.”

 


 
 
6. “I don’t have to be so afraid of good-bye, because good-bye doesn’t have to be forever.”

 


 
 
7. “Do you think there’s a difference? Between belonging with and belonging to?”

 


 
 
8. “I wonder what it’s like to have that much power over a boy. I don’t think I’d want it; it’s a lot of responsibility to hold a person’s heart in your hands.”

 


 
9. “Plenty of people are good-looking. That doesn’t make them interesting or intriguing or cool.”

 


 
10. “You’ve just gotta hold your head up and act like you don’t give a shit.”

 

 

 

 

 

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YA Books

5 YA Romance Books If You Have a Crush on ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

My goodness how I love a good YA romance; they’re like my guilty pleasure. Except I don’t feel guilty; I love ‘em and I don’t care who knows it. From when I was a younger to now, YA novels have always had a way of stealing my heart and making everything much sweeter. They make you feel starry-eyed and remind you of what it’s like to fall in love with life and someone else.
 

 

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Naturally, I was very happy to hear that Netflix was releasing an adaptation of Jenny Han’s well known YA romance novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. What a treat! If you’ve already read the book, you’re set. And even if you haven’t read it, we’ve got the list for you. Here are five books to check out if you’ve got a crush on To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

 

 
 

 

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A fifteen-year-old Ruby Oliver has a shrink for all the hardships she’s been through for the past few days. From losing her friends to becoming an outcast to having her first beer. She finds her way through each challenge by listing it all out. We think she’ll be okay, but not without a few more funny faults and heartaches.

 

 
 
2. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

 

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Emily has always been the quiet one; she’s the one to stay within the safe confines of her comfort zone. Then Sloane comes along and yanks her right out of it. But right as their wild summer is about to begin, Sloane just disappears. Emily is left by herself again… along with a big list of to-do’s from Sloane. Will she have the guts to do all these without someone by her side? Will it lead her to Sloane? With the help of a cute guy she’s never seen before Emily lives life like she never has before.

 

 
3. 99 Days by Katie Cotugno

 

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Could you imagine spending the 99 days of summer at home before college with the boy whose heart you broke and the boy you broke it for? Awkward. Now imagine them being brothers. That’s rough. Molly Barlow has to live with the pain of hurting not just her ex, but his whole family. Their sister is mad, the town remembers, and Molly just wants to avoid everyone. But when memories resurface, mistakes are forgiven, and feelings are hard to fight, summer can start to feel a lot longer.

 

 

 

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To know every single thought that your crush has, every fantasy, and all those unspoken words would be pretty unreal. When Gideon surprisingly lands himself in one of New England’s most esteemed prep schools, his head is barely keeping above water. His roommates are totally cool, but lack the character that Gideon has. He soon finds himself faced with an initiation to lose his virginity to the sexy Molly, but his plan could change. He can’t help but want to win over Pilar, the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen. Everyone is confused, except for the one girl that can read his every thought.

 

 
 
5. Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

 

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From the beginning, Rosie and Alex were meant to be together. At least that’s what they thought until Alex and his family moved from Dublin to Boston. The two try their best to stay in touch with emails and phone calls, but eventually, time and life pull them in different directions. However, destiny has a different plan for them. Throughout the novel, we catch all the miss opportunities and how one moment can change everything.
 

 

 

 

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20 Fan-tastic Redesigns of Harry Potter Paint New Wizarding Romances

I believe J. K. Rolling’s fantastic books about the Wizarding World not only present an imaginary territory in her mind, but also unfold dimensions of creativity for so many Harry Potter fans… And this allows them to be Fan-tastic.

 

 

Screenpaint has this amazing article about HP fans’ creativity. We love to see Harry and Ginny, Ron and Hermonie, James and Lily, and Lupin and Tonks in Rowling’s original settings. They’re romantic couples, no doubt. Yet, paralleling the Potterverse, there are lines of flight sprawling and multiplying with a group of unsatisfied, bold, and creative fans-artists. They reimagine the romances among characters, scatter them, and paint the world. 

 

 

The following are twenty amazing art pieces introducing some unexpected (Yas I’m surprised by some) and some expected (for some fans who have prophetic eyes) couples from the Harry Potter world:

 

 

20. DRACO AND HARRY    

 

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19. HARRY AND HERMIONE

 

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18. HERMIONE AND GINNY

 

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17. SIRIUS AND JAMES

 

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16. LUNA AND GINNY

 

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15. PARVATI PATIL AND LAVENDER BROWN

 

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Parvati is Harry’s classmate in Gryffindor and the best friend of Lavender Brown. She’s also the member of Dumbledore’s Army.

 

 

14. HARRY AND LUNA

 

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13 LILY AND REMUS

 

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12. HERMIONE AND DRACO

 

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11. SNAPE AND BELLATRIX

 

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10. MCGONAGALL AND DUMBLEDORE

 

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9. GINNY AND DRACO

 

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8. HARRY AND RON

 

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7. RON AND DRACO

 

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6. TEDDY LUPIN AND JAMES SIRIUS POTTER

 

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5. LUPIN AND SIRIUS

 

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4. SCORPIUS MALFOY AND ROSE GRANGER-WEASLEY

 

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3. LUNA AND RON

 

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2. PANSY PARKINSON AND HERMIONE

 

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Being easily forgotten, Pansy is a fierce Slytherin student and a big admirer of Draco Malfoy. She’s also one of the members in Inquisitorial Squad, the Umbridge’s terrorising team in volume 5.

Interestingly, the article interprets that Pansy, a mean girl, and Hermione, a little bit conceited girl, could be a good match. Lol.

 

 

1. HARRY AND NEVILLE

 

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Yasss, maybe in some fans’ mind, Ginny is not the best fit for Harry - Neville is. Both of the boys are proved to be the true Gryffindorian students who can draw out the Sword of Gryffindor from the sorting hat.

 

 

Some cues are like hidden gems shining in the dark cave, aren’t they?

 

 

 

 

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