Hello! Or bonjour, I should say as I am diving into one of the French-inspired Disney classics for Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Books today with The Hunchback of Notre Dame and specifically, God Help The Outcasts, arguably my favourite song from the film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQO4TtmmwNc It's a beautiful track with messages about beating the injustices of everyday society and showing… Continue reading Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Books: God Help The Outcasts
Out of all three original Walt Disney princess films, Cinderella is the film that really brings to light the lessons of holding on to ones dreams, being kind, compassionate, and having the belief life will get better. For this reason, Cinderella as a character is the main focus because she is the one who exudes… Continue reading WDAS Life Lessons – Cinderella
After a week or so's unplanned hiatus, I am back with a post I was inspired to write after reading @SylviaReadsBooks's recent post. As the title suggests, it is all about my anticipated releases from last year and whether or not I have actually read them all. I have 23 books altogether so before I… Continue reading Have I Read My 2019 Anticipated Releases?
We all want the time to sit down and read, but sometimes our lives don't give us that opportunity. We're dashing around from place to place, caring for people or animals, working, studying, trying to keep ourselves healthy or well enough to function etcetera. It's not always easy. However, I know for me, that if… Continue reading How I Fit Reading Into My Day
The start of 2020 has seen me in a mix of reading moods: Sci-fi, fantasy, a bit of contemporary, crime and thriller. I don't usually move across the genres like that, but this month it seems to have worked and I'm reading the books I've had on my shelf for a while which is fabulous.… Continue reading January Wrap Up and Book Haul
Reading and books are such a part of us that when we are browsing or hearing about books, certain details will pop out to us and influence whether we want to read them or not. For me, it's those buzz words, phrases and tropes. Someone can say one thing and I'm transfixed in a flash,… Continue reading Book Buzz Words, Phrases and Tropes
We all know I'm bad at reading new releases as soon as they are published. We also know they can languish on my shelves for a couple of years before I decide to pick them up. I don't particularly want to wait those couple of years. I want to get into the habit of reading… Continue reading 2019 Releases To Read In 2020
Having run various blogs over the years, one of the main lessons I've learnt is to stay organised. Knowing what you want to write and when, doing any research (if necessary), keeping note of any new ideas, knowing your review deadlines etcetera... All that needs to be organised, otherwise blogging is overwhelming and not the… Continue reading How I Organise My Blogging
WDAS Life Lessons has hit the sticky interwar and post-war moments in Disney history - those years when Disney didn't release full length feature films but rather package films: Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, Fun and Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad. Out of the six… Continue reading WDAS Life Lessons: Fun and Fancy Free.
Following the publication of my "anticipated releases" post a few days ago, Sarah asked me if I would share some of the new and upcoming books she's looking forward to reading. They're all pretty much Children and Middle Grade Fantasy so you never know, some of these might make their way onto my reading lists… Continue reading Sarah's New and Anticipated Releases