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3rd Blogiversary: Guest Post by Catherine Bennetto + Giveaway
The Blogiversary celebrations continue today with a Top Three by rom-com author Catherine Bennetto and a Giveaway of her debut novel. I adored Catherine's book, so it's an honour to welcome her to the blog:
All of the Harry Potter books into all of the Harry Potter movies
I love them all and still watch them frequently. My children don’t. My seven year old said ‘They’re for little kids, Mum’ with a disdainful glance down his not-yet-lost-the-puppy-fat nose. But that doesn’t stop my sister and I sitting down with Harry, Ron, Hermione and a family sized bag of Maltesers whenever we get the chance.
My children have moved on to more sophisticated choices, like Richard Attenborough’s animals-eating-other-animals type stuff, but I’m still enraptured by floating candles and a sorting hat.
Bridget Jones’ Diary
Even my husband will happily watch this movie – if only for the Hugh Grant/Colin Firth fight scene in a Greek restaurant. And when the sequel came out, with yet another posh-boy-kicking, jacket-and-hair-pulling, limb flailing fight in a fountain, he was more than happy to be forced into the wall-less restaurant/bootleg cinema on top of a cliff in India to watch it. And that’s even with Kill Bill: Volume 2 being shown at the open-aired seafood BBQ place with the cheaper Kingfisher beer three ‘doors’ (they didn’t have doors) down.
The Avengers –Marvel Comics
This really was a toss up between The Notebook and The Avengers but seeing as the last time I shot out of my seat saying ‘GET HIM!’ was not when McAdams stood partially clothed and emotionally conflicted next to a shirtless Gosling, but was actually when Downey Jnr zipped over New York trying to neutralise some weird robot alien eel/dragon things, I realised The Avengers are AWESOME DUDE.
These Producers really knew what they were doing when they selected their cast: Get the mums on board and you’ll make the CGI budget back in a weekend. You’ve got Robert Downey Junior and Mark Ruffalo for the older mums, Tom Hiddleston for the mid-aged mums and Chris Hemsworth for every single one of us. I’ve been to all variations of the Avenger franchise and my boys can’t quite believe my excitement. I can’t either really. But the films are surprisingly funny, well plotted, brilliantly shot and most of the men are in very tight suits.
Thank you so much Catherine for sharing your favourite film adaptations with us. I completely love these movies too!
And now, here's your chance to win one of the 3 copies of How to Fall in Love Actually that Simon & Schuster is offering to 3 lucky winners. I can guarantee you that you are in for a really good laugh with this one, it's so original and fresh!
A hilarious debut for all fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Lisa Owens. The perfect antidote for Valentine's Day!
How Not To Fall In Love, Actually by Catherine Bennetto is published by Simon & Schuster, priced £7.99
The Giveaway is open to Europe and the winner will be contacted via email. They will have then 48 hours to claim their prize. Good luck!