My reading habits often throw me into deep water. As a fantasy, sci-fi and historical fiction reader, the vast majority of my books are series and I can’t always binge read them in one go. I’m always swapping and changing them around, or throwing the odd standalone in the mix to shake things up a bit. However, it means I don’t always finish a full series. I will have every intention of finishing it, but I just don’t do it.Continue reading
Welcome to the post where I ramble and rave about a few Young Adult books I consider to be rather under-hyped. By this I mean those books I’ve rarely heard spoken about in the YA book community and seem to fall under the radar. You know we all have these lists of books we can’t wait to read and love as soon as they are released, but at the same time, there are some smaller authors whose books don’t receive the same fuss and they’re missing out because the books happen to be really good and showcase some important messages! Three of these might be on the younger side of YA but the themes portrayed transcend the age range of the characters and the target audience.
Over a month or so ago, my family was throwing about the idea of a holiday to America and specifically, California. We scrapped it in the end due to family circumstances and the like but I got to thinking about Disneyland and what I would have loved to experience on such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity trip. When it is on my mind, I can see myself doing exactly what I do with Disneyland Paris – walk under the Disneyland railroad and stand at the top of Main Street USA, thinking about how to fill a day in the park. I’d do a gentle saunter around the park, taking in the atmosphere and loving the feel of being there for the first time. I also might interact with a couple of characters and most likely experience some of the attractions not found in Disneyland Paris.
For the last few days I have Beauty and the Beast on the brain. In fact I’ve been humming and quietly singing a couple of its songs all day, so of course I have to write about it. It would only be fair to all of you other Beauty and the Beast fans out there.