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Bookstr’s Week in Review ICYMI

Hello (book)lovers. Happy Valentine’s Day! Take a break from all the romantic pressure today and catch up on what we’ve been up to at Bookstr this week. No chocolate covered strawberries needed.

If you are celebrating though, this weekend is your last chance to enter our giveaway for 50+ romance novels. FIFTY. PLUS. They can all be yours. All you have to do is enter here.


                                      five by five

Speaking of romance. We’ve just launched Five by Five, an article series where we ask five authors of a similar background five questions. For our first article, we were lucky enough to speak to Black Romance Authors Network members and get their perspective. Catch it over here and keep an eye out for all the exciting 5x5s to come. Read it five times if you’re really committed.



 black history month

February is Black History Month and we’ve got some great content on the go. Get inspired with these Alice Walker quotes. Check out this list of Nelson Mandela’s books. If you haven’t enough in those, try these.



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This week was an exciting one for Patti Smith, as she is to be honored with an incredible award from PEN America. I don’t know about the ghost of Charles Dickens, maybe it was an exciting week for him too? Previously unpublished letters by the legend have been discovered and put on display.


The world of book-to-screen adaptations is an ever-changing landscape, not a week goes by where there isn’t something new happening. This week we’ve learned more about The Woman in the Window controversy. It’s been ten years since first The Percy Jackson film adaption hit cinemas. I will be accepting NO hate for that movie at this time. For vampire fans everywhere, House of Night will be joining the legion of adaptations soon. Lot’s more here too.

Gnéas agus grá

Don’t worry, you’re not going insane. Those are actual words. Irish words to be exact, meaning sex and love. I couldn’t stay away from the romance for long and neither could our writers, it seems. We’ve got Notebook memes, top romance novels. If, like me, you’re currently swooning over Emma and Mr. Knightley, here’s some more romantic fodder to feed that appetite! Speaking of appetite, we’ve also got not one, not two, but SEVEN books on female sexuality.




RIP Justgirlythings is all I’ll say. Nehal has some gorgeous romance for us on this week’s Three to Read and you can check it out here. There’s a very exciting Bookstagrammer installment here where we are talking to @michellereadsbooks. Check out her feed when you get a chance!

There you have it! You’re all caught up. I wish I could cover everything but alas, there’s no point to a highlight reel if everything is in it. The best way, as always, to keep up with all things Bookstr is to catch us on our socials; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Five Romantic ‘The Notebook’ Memes

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and what better way to celebrate than with one of the most romantic movies of all time, The Notebook. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The movie chronicles the love of Allie and Noah, from the moment they meet, to everything that keeps them apart, and what finally brought them back together. It’s the most romantic story on earth, and these five memes are some of the funniest on the internet.

The Accuracy

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This is so true! In the movie Noah wrote Allie a letter everyday for a year. That’s 365 letters! But that was way before the technology we have now. Now boys can easily send a text or in this case tag you in a meme and hope for a response. At least if he tagged her in a meme, Allie’s mom wouldn’t be able to hide it like she hid the letters.



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Pretty much similar to the first meme, but different. Who really has time to write a letter for everyday of the year? Noah had a job, and he took care of his father, but he took time out of his day to write Allie and she didn’t write back. Again, because her mother hid them, but still, after the first month he should have stopped, but that’s just shows how strong his love was for her.



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Valentine’s day doesn’t always turn out how we may think, but that’s life. So, what better way to spend a Valentine’s day alone than by watching everyone’s favorite love story. Plus, watching a movie alone? That’s the dream any day of the year.


It’s difficult!

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Does anyone ever know what they want to eat? It really isn’t that simple, with some many different varieties and also trying to be healthy, it’s just so hard. Eventually a decision will be made, but sometimes it’s best if someone suggest something and you just go with it, because that makes life a lot easier.



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This is really funny, but it’s also the saddest moment in the movie. This is the moment the tears begin to fall and this meme, as funny as the wording choice is, it’s also spot on. They loved each other so much that they died together. Noah, couldn’t let Allie die alone, he had to be there for her and that’s what he did. That’s love.


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Netflix Sparks Outrage With ‘The Notebook’ Alternate Ending

Alternate endings are a touchy subject. Regarding the distinctly different film Blade Runner, fans have debated which of the cult classic’s seven iterations rank the best for decades. How I Met Your Mother left fans with extremely mixed feelings after its series finale, but the alternate ending implies that Ted and Tracy live a full life together.

Digital Spy reports that the latest alternate ending uproar revolves around The Notebook, the tearjerker adaptation of Nicholas Sparks‘ equally tearjerking romance novel of the same name. Netflix UK added the romance classic to its rotation of films but released a version that drastically changed its ending. Longtime fans were heartbroken.



The Nicholas Sparks classic follows modern star-crossed lovers Noah and Allie, who fall in love in the 1940s, break up, and eventually find their way back to each other after resolving all sorts of issues ranging from health to family.


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The film originally ends with the two of them passing away in old age. The alternate ending replaces the final shot of them at peace with a more ambiguous one of birds flying over a lake.

Netflix issued a public twitter acknowledgement of its misstep and returned the original version to the streaming service.


It’s a safe bet that Netflix won’t be releasing the alternate ending version of The Notebook in the US on March 1.




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Amazing Adaptations Coming to Netflix in March!

The Netflix gods are kind (and so is their messenger, EW). We’re getting all sorts of good stuff to stream in March — many of them being book adaptations. Here is a list of the various adapted titles coming to Netflix according to their decidedly appropriate category.


Christopher Robin

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The Throwbacks

Stuart Little
A Clockwork Orange
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
The Notebook
Disney’s Christopher Robin



Apollo 13
The Hurt Locker
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks
The Dirt


Mythology/Historical Fiction

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon



Hunter X Hunter: Seasons 1-3



Winter’s Bone


Guess I won’t be leaving my house this month.


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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 were 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 is 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.

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 welfare 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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