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janusvielle

The Blair Book Project

Hello! I'm Janus. I am a 3D Graphics Artist by profession, and a proud Book Addict - i mean Enthusiast, and Blogger. I'm very much into Young Adult and Fantasy genre but I open myself to reading other genres from time to time. I run a blog launched as The Blair Book Project on Blogger, where I post entries such as my book reviews and other book related articles. I obviously got the name of this blog for the movie "The Blair Witch Project," why the name you may ask? I have no idea! I just thought it had a good ring to it. Ha! Ha! I post reviews twice a week and I regularly participate in book memes and features that readers and blogger all over the globe share their book interests (i.e. In My Malibox, Top Ten Tuesdays, etc). I have 230 GFC Followers. My blog has over 37,000 pageviews history and have roughly 200 page views per day. I have written over 267 reviews since my span of blogging. I am also an avid Instagram user, with over 350 followers, where I post pictures mostly of books I'm currently reading, books I got for review, galleys, purchased from bookstores, etc. (Statistics as of March 2013). My book reviews are not exactly "reviews" in a sense because I simply just type down what I feel about the book. What I write is solely my opinion and should not be taken as a definite basis of how the book is to be judged entirely. We all have different likes and dislikes so please do understand that although I'm very optimistic about the books I read, there will be negative comments towards those that I don't find suiting for my taste. BLOG URL: http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNT: http://goodreads.com/janusvielle AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AFAGLA0UYBOMH?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_56 INSTAGRAM: @janusvielle

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Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss  - Stephanie Perkins Anna’s father is a well known author, and with that comes the idea (since he’s rich and all) of sending Anna to boarding school – in Paris. Now to think getting to study in Paris is an amazing experience, but not to Anna. She feels like she’s leaving her entire life in Atlanta and venture into the unknown. But lo and behold, things seem to work out for her after all. Getting shipped off to Paris wasn’t as bad as she thought. She makes new friends, eats great food, explores the wonderful city, and befriends swoon-worthy, Etienne St. Claire. Too bad he has a girlfriend, and Anna is somewhat “unavailable” as well. While things might be getting bad over at Atlanta, she find comfort in hanging out with St. Claire. Gladly he feels likewise, but with this comes the growing feeling of falling in love with the already-taken best friend. And as Anna tries to fight off her feelings for St. Claire, he somehow makes it even harder... I never thought I’d find myself enjoy a contemporary chic lit novel this much. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy chic literatures now and then but I never found them as lovable as Anna and the French Kiss. It’s so cute and light that it makes me mushy. I have no idea why it is a wonderful story, it just is!There are several things that made this book work for me: I admire Anna for trying to do the right thing. She doesn’t want to be the girl that a guy cheats with over their girlfriends. I like the idea that St. Claire isn’t the tall, dark, handsome dude that has been the stereotype over male leads. The idea of being in Paris is just divine! *sigh* Who doesn’t want to experience touring Paris, right? Anna and St. Claire’s story just proves that love really does happen in so many forms. You can’t settle for the images of a love story that you, yourself formulated on your own. When it happens, it happens... and it’s your choice whether to take the leap or not.Anna and the French Kiss is the epitome of a cheesy chick flick – there’s the romantic setting (Paris), a protag looking to fit in (Anna), the hot but unfortunately unavailable best friend (St. Claire), and then there’s the ever beautiful girlfriend of the best friend. Come to think of it, there’s nothing really new to this book... BUT Stephanie Perkins sure knows how to turn a simple story to an all out beautiful, tickled pink tale. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com