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?
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
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.
We are now a couple of weeks into the new year and round this time my mind starts wondering and thinking about all the new and upcoming releases for this year. Now I have to admit that when I looked at 2020 releases lists, I was not enamoured by 98% of the books. Hardly anything… Continue reading New And Upcoming Releases On My Radar
The new year means a fresh start in my book/reading journal and although it is still relatively new, I have made a few new spreads to help me track my books and reading. Genre Tracking: I used to do this in one of my old journals but not in this way with different check boxes… Continue reading Book Journal Spreads For 2020
Traditionally, it is usually time for the "worst of" books but I decided to scrap that idea this year because I don't really have any books that fit that category. It also seems harsh towards those books I read and didn't like so much because at the end of the day, those dislikes come down… Continue reading Books Read in 2019 That Weren’t For Me