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
When I look back over 2019 as a reading year, it is definitely one full of ups and downs. I've had a few months where I've read loads and others where I've read just one or two books. It is definitely a mixed bag. However, in that bag are ten stand-out books I will now… Continue reading Reading Highlights of 2019
Ah, it is now the time I start getting into the Christmas spirit and I need it to hit me with full force this year. After a rather upsetting and difficult couple of months, I'd love nothing more than to curl up under a crochet blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and a favourite… Continue reading Top 5: Favourite Christmas Films
Hello! I have a bumper Goodreads Top 100 YA books today to finally round off this series and honestly go out with a bang! Looking at the books for this post, it felt right to combine them because I would end up saying the same damn comments over and over again. It's tiring, repetitive and… Continue reading GR: How Many Top 100 YA Books Have I Read #9 and 10.
Hello! Autumn has come and gone, Winter is here and it is time to warm up in front of the fire. We never really know if we'll have the white winter that creates the most idyllic artwork and scenes, and if we do, it is more likely to cause absolute chaos, but that doesn't stop… Continue reading Cosy Winter Comforts