5 Reasons to Watch The Incredibles 2!

FINALLY the long awaited sequel for The Incredibles 2 is here (not for the UK yet, though 😦 ). I have seen so many amazing reviews and reactions to this movie that I cannot wait to see it for myself. I will sit in the cinema by myself, as long as I watch it!! However, some may not want to see it simply because they may not want to feel ‘let down’ or underwhelmed in any way. But I highly doubt anyone will be disappointed. Here are some reasons to watch The Incredibles 2...

You can see what happens with The Underminer.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to know what happened with him! Did they fight in the street? If so, did they give away their identities? Or did we just completely misunderstand him? We’ll know soon!

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You can see more of Jack-Jack’s powers.

From the trailer alone, it’s pretty obvious that his newfound powers will be one of the main plot lines for the movie. We can be sure that Bob will go through a lot of trouble to keep Jack-Jack still! It’ll be humorous but also interesting to see. Maybe he’ll burn the house down or impress the kid who was waiting for ‘something amazing [I guess],’ in the first movie.

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Mr Incredible and Frozone taking care of Jack-Jack.

Relating to the previous point, it’ll be so funny to watch these two guys – who went ‘bowling’ together in the first movie – try to take care of a mad, crazy baby. It must have been hard enough taking care of an invisible and super fast babies, so imagine how hard it would be to take care of one that shoots lazers, and can basically shape-shift!

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Meeting Frozone’s wife.

I really really reaaalllyyyyyyy hope we can see Frozone’s ‘greater good’ – what will she look like? Will she have any more sassy remarks? Will she help take care of Jack-Jack, or be like ‘nah fam’? Ahhh the suspense is killing me!!

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Mrs Incredible in action again.

Similarly, we’ll get to see Mrs. Incredile – AKA Elastigirl – kick some butt. She won’t be going to rescue Bob from Jack-Jack; she’ll be saving the world! Yas, queen!

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Are you excited for The Incredibles 2? Or have you already seen it? Let me know.

 

Have a magical day!

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Johnny Depp’s Top 5 Disney/Animated Characters

Johnny Depp is one of the greatest actors out there (when will he get his Oscar award?? What the hell?!), and is my favourite. He is handsome, sweet and hilarious. He’s also basically a shape shifter! Yesterday, this great actor turned 55. I know! He still doesn’t look his age. He went from a young hottie to a rock hottie! I’m sure that, for most of us, Johnny Depp was a big part of our childhood; with all of his family friendly films, and films made with Tim Burton, it’s hard to not have seen a movie with him in it. Not that I’m complaining. Anyway, here are my five favourite Disney/Animated/Tim Burton movies that Johnny Depp starred in.

5. Corpse Bride (2005) – Victor Van Dort.

Who hasn’t seen this movie? It’s a Tim Burton – Johnny Depp classic, that’s a particularly good watch during Halloween. The humour, animation style, and narrative is great for that season and for families. Johnny Depp represents Victor as a nervous clutz, who just wants to ‘do the right thing,’ not mess up, and make his parents happy. Though, I assume that making his parents is easier said than done.

 

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4. The Lone Ranger (2013) – Tonto.

Not many people seem to like this movie, though I don’t know why. It’s a great Disney adventure, with the plot focusing on the Native American and Indian culture. Some scenes are obviously a bit far fetched (like jumping on trains) but that’s Disney. It’s not always going to be realistic. Anyway, Tonto is a funny character, whose heart is in the right place.

 

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3. Into The Woods (2014) – The Wolf.

This is a fantastic, underrated movie. It’s a musical based on the Brother’s Grimm  fairy tales. It’s an interesting take and, in my opinion, is quite clever with how they managed to link all of the characters together. Johnny Depp’s character, The Wolf, doesn’t get much screen time, but with the time he does have… He owns it! He sings a funny duet with Red Riding Hood (he has a BEAUTIFUL voice, might I add), and does what a wolf does; attack his prey. I do wish this movie had more recognition. Maybe it will in future.

 

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2. Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass (2010/2016) – Mad Hatter.

Alice in Wonderland is an absolute gem. And these live action movies did so much justice for it. While it is different from the animated version, it certainly is great in its own right. Johnny Depp’s character is one that the audience doesn’t forget easily; he’s probably one of the best things about these movies, since he’s just so fun, bubbly and innocent. Plus, he loves tea, so for us Brits, that’s a bonus!

 

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1.Pirates of the Caribbean franchise – Captain Jack Sparrow.

And everyone’s favourite! Who doesn’t love these films? Again, Johnny Depp’s performance adds a little je ne said quoi. He’s drunk, loves rum, is carefree and is totally hot. What a catch!

 

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Whose your favourite Johnny Depp character?

 

Have a magical day!

 

Lessons to Learn from Disney Princesses

Yesterday the new trailer for Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet was released. It was fun, exciting and completely different. There’s a bunch of Easter Eggs in it, and a whole scene dedicated to the Disney Princesses. How awesome is that?! They unite over feminism and the voice actresses that are still living, are voicing their princesses. I for one, can not wait. At all!

 

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So, with everyone excited about this exciting movie and completely different turn, let’s see what lessons we have learnt from our beloved princesses.

Your comfort zone was meant to be shattered.

If our princesses didn’t take risks and have an adventure, they wouldn’t have their character change or their happily ever after. Rapunzel left her tower, Moana went beyond the reef, Aurora spoke to her prince, Tiana worked her butt off. These girls are crazy inspiring.

 

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Kindness is power.

None of them were cruel to anyone. They helped everyone and were kind. Karma acted, and they got kindness in return 😉 Treat others as you wish to be treated and you’ll get what you need. Cinderella was kind to the mice, and they helped free her from the tower. Pocahontas was kind to her ‘enemies’ and ended a war.

 

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Simply having a dream isn’t enough.

You need to act on your dream and make it happen. It won’t just fall in to place; you need to be like Tiana and ‘work real hard each and every day!’

 

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Live like there’s no tomorrow.

As if the clock is about to strike midnight. Life’s too short. Don’t wait around for Prince Charming 😉 none of our princesses really waited for them either – they just came across them by chance. Apart from Elsa and Merida!

 

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Don’t dismiss your family and friends.

Your family and friends are important and will always be there for you; don’t take them for granted. In Frozen, we can see that with Elsa and Anna. They had a tough life, made even harder through their lack of communication

 

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Listen to your heart.

Follow your dreams and what you love. All of these girls did, and their lives changed for the better. ‘The voice inside is who you are.’

 

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Don’t let others define you.

Why should someone else be able to tell you what you can and can’t achieve? What you can and can’t dream? They can’t; you’re the only one who knows your limits. But even then, you may shock yourself and be capable of much more than you thought. Ariel knew that she didn’t belong underwater, and where the people are, and she went there. Sure, at first she didn’t exactly do it the right way, with Ursula and the deal. But, she listened to her heart, didn’t let her misunderstanding father hold her back, and got her happily ever after. Even Tiana didn’t let others define her, with raising money for a restaurant. And she got that restaurant!

 

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Never stop learning.

If they didn’t learn about life in general and their situation, their journey would be much more difficult. Knowledge is key. Belle continued to learn about the beast (or, Adam) and the enchanted castle. If she didn’t, she probably would have continued to be afraid of them. And Jasmine learnt about her kingdom and people by disguising herself as one. If she hadn’t had done that, she wouldn’t have met Aladdin or tasted the freedom that she craved.

 

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Be open to new ideas.

Be open to new ideas and change your perspective. Perspective is also key! Don’t be afraid to change your mind. If Belle hadn’t had changed her perspective on Adam (with the help of love, of course), then she wouldn’t have fallen in love with him, broke the curse and changed the villagers view of him. She also read a lot even though the villagers didn’t exactly approve of it. Those books helped her become more adventurous, wanting much more than ‘this provincial life…’ Mulan also changed her appearance to save her father and China. Disney princesses are brave and fierce!

 

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There’s magic in you.

No question about it. Deep down, we’re all a Disney Princess; ‘where there is kindness, there is goodness. Where there is goodness there is magic. Have courage and be kind.’ A quote I live by, which I think we should all live by.

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Who’s your favourite Disney princess?

 

Have a magical day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lessons to Learn from Moana

Isn’t it hard to believe that Moana was released almost two years ago now? Time certainly does fly by, even quicker as you get older. That’s what I find, anyway. Nevertheless, Moana gave us a lot of lessons to take away with us after watching it, and these lessons are more noticeable the more you watch it. I’m on my twentieth… Or two hundredth time now. More or less. Here are just a few lessons we can learn from our tough princess.

Listen to your heart and follow it.

 

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“Moana, that voice inside is who you are…” We must listen to our heart and our instinct. Who are we to deny our true selves?

Face your fears.

 

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There is nothing to fear but fear itself. We must face our fears in order to become a better person, have a better life, to go after our dreams. If Moana hadn’t had faced her fear and encouraged the rest of the village to sail the seas, then they all would have suffered and not carried on their tradition; to voyage.

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.

 

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The first time Moana tried to go beyond the reef wasn’t pleasant at all for Moana. But did she let that stop her? Did she immediately pass the responsibility the Ocean gave her to someone else? No. She did her best and in the end, succeeded and saved her village and returned Maui’s hook.

When you make a mistake, fix it. Don’t leave it.

 

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Relating to the previous point, Moana did try to tell the Ocean to leave her alone and to give the heart to someone else as soon as it got too much. But, with the help of her Grandmother and her ancestors, she regained the courage to pursue her destiny and help her village. You’re stronger than you think.

The ones we love never leave us.

 

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Moana’s Grandmother never left her side. She was always in her heart and in the lessons she taught Moana. This lesson especially helps me.

Never be afraid of being different.

 

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This lesson is evident in pretty much most Disney movies, but that doesn’t make its meaning any less important. Stand out. It’s boring being the same as everyone else!

Kindness is key.

 

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With Moana’s kindness, Hei Hei got a chance to live. The villagers wanted to cook him because he wasn’t very ‘smart,’ but she tells them that, “sometimes our strengths lie beneath the surface.” Yes, Moana! You stand up for animals! After all, Hei Hei helped deliver the heart of the ocean, so he obviously is a very good chicken. Plus, he’s adorable.

 

Have a magical day!

 

 

Some of the Best Disney Princess Quotes

Disney characters are probably one of the first and best role models for kids nowadays. Whether it be classic Disney characters, Marvel or Star Wars characters; there’s someone for everyone. Even teenagers and adults can idolize these characters. Personally, I have always admired the princesses and fairies. So these are some of the best quotes from our princesses that are iconic, sassy and yet, still, inspirational.

“I am not a prize to be won!” – Jasmine, Aladdin.

You tell them, Jasmine; don’t let them objectify you!

 

“And so I’ll read a book, or maybe two, or three.” – Rapunzel, Tangled.

Literally every bookworm. Ever.

 

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“You believed Ping. Why is Mulan any different?” – Mulan, Mulan.

Yes! Nothing about her really changed, so why should they no longer trust her? After all, she was still a better soldier, as both Ping and Mulan.

 

“He’s no monster, Gaston. You are!” – Belle, Beauty and the Beast.

Tell that handsome villain how awful he is in the sassiest way ever.

 

“Remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” – Snow White, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Perspective. Things may be tough, but it’s up to you to change your life for the better.

 

“We must simply have courage and be kind.” – Cinderella.

This is my all time favourite quote! It’s so simple but so meaningful.

 

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“Yes, I’m alone, but I’m alone and free!” – Elsa, Frozen.

Embrace your own company and independence.

 

“The only way to get what you want in this world is through hard work.” – Tiana, The Princess and the Frog.

Nothing’s going to get done by itself. Work hard; what you plant now will harvest later.

 

“No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.” – Cinderella, Cinderella.

Similar to Tiana’s quote, your dream will come true. With hard work, faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust.

 

“If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.” – Pocahontas, Pocahontas.

Don’t judge anyone. We all have our own problems, our secrets. Give people a chance and don’t be too harsh on them.

 

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“Can I just say something crazy?” – Anna, Frozen.

Yes, Anna. Yes, you can, because we should all say something crazy sometimes. For example; supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

 

“All at once, everything is different, now that I see you.” – Rapunzel, Tangled.

This is probably the best quote to describe falling in love. I wouldn’t know, but it seems that way.

 

“People think I’m odd.” – Belle, Beauty and the Beast.

Same.

 

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“If you dream a thing more than once, it’s sure to come true.” Aurora, Sleeping Beauty.

Believe in yourself and your dreams!

 

“Write our own stories, follow our hearts, and find love. In our own time.” – Merida, Brave.

Take things slow, don’t rush yourself. Be content.

 

Bonus!

“How could there be anything wrong with something so wonderful?” – Melody, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.

We can’t forget about this little princess! But we should always remain optimistic.

 

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Who’s your favourite princess and why?

 

Have a magical day!

 

 

 

The Best Disney Road Trip Playlist…

Are you going on a road trip soon? With the Summer holidays being so close, pretty much everyone will be. I wish I could be one of the luckier people and go to a Disney theme park, though! It’s been years since I’ve been myself. But whether you’re going to Disneyland, Disneyworld or anywhere else on a road trip, you may as well listen to some Disney songs. Here are some of the best songs to listen to whilst on a road trip;

  1. On the Open Road – A Goofy Movie. You can’t not play this one! It’s literally a song about a road trip, and is especially great for a family road trip.
  2. How Far I’ll Go/How Far I’ll Go (Reprise) – Moana. How far will your car take you? Belt your heart out and see.
  3. Belle/Belle (Reprise) – Beauty and the Beast. This is quite a long song so will take up some of your time. But it’s funny and sassy, so you just have to have it.
  4. I Won’t Say I’m in Love – Hercules. Because who doesn’t love a ballad?
  5. A Whole New World – Aladdin. While on your road trip, you’ll be seeing more of the world, so this song only seems right.
  6. Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid. It’s fun, catchy and a classic.
  7. I’ve Got a Dream – Tangled. There’s room for everyone to sing this fun, inspirational song. It’s loud and will surely liven spirits.
  8. Out There – The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This fits with the ‘road trip’ theme and adventure. You’ll possibly be experiencing new things, so you need to see what’s ‘out there.’
  9. Friend Like Me – Aladdin. Particularly great for a friendship road trip, but everyone knows this song, everyone loves Robin Williams so everyone will get excited singing this.
  10. Hakuna Matata – The Lion King. With the lyric, “it means no worries,” this song is perfect. A road trip is meant to be stress-free, so if you’ve taken a wrong turn, make sure you put this song on at that moment!
  11. Try Everything – Zootropolis. Try everything when you arrive at your destination. Let your hair down and have fun.
  12. We’re All in This Together – High School Musical. You’re all in the road trip together, so have fun and make the most of it. There’s likely to be a singing part for everyone in this song as well, so sing at the top of your lungs.
  13. You Can Fly! – Peter Pan. Stepping into the classics again, this song will make you feel nostalgic and bring just a little bit of faith, trust and pixie dust on your trip.
  14. Let’s Get Together – The Parent Trap. To give your voice a mini break, this low key, slightly calmer song will be the best fit.
  15. It’s a Small World. Another break for your voice, to bring back the ‘road trip’ vibes at the same time.
  16. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Mary Poppins. I hope I spelt that right. This tongue twister is nostalgic, magical and fun.
  17. Zero to Hero – Hercules. Have a little contest of who can remember the words to this underrated song.
  18. Love is an Open Door – Frozen. If someone in the car with you loves duets, be sure to get them to sing it with you.
  19. All for One – High School Musical 2. Mainly good for a summer road trip, but it will help bring a summer vibe to it.
  20. I Can Go the Distance – Hercules. Another ballad type song, because you CAN go the distance to your destination!
  21. We Know the Way – Moana. Because, “we were voyagers! We can voyage again!”
  22. Eye to Eye – A Goofy Movie. A Disney version of Michael Jackson? YES PLEASE!

 

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If you’re having some sort of road trip or adventure, have fun. If not, have fun and listen to the playlist anyway.

Have a magical day!

Important Characters: Dory

I want to start a series for Disney characters that I think are particularly important and why. These characters  will range from main characters to minor characters. It’ll be a fun mini sort of project, that’ll be interesting to research and entertaining to write. It’ll also be yet another excuse to watch Disney films!

To start with, I thought I’d take a closer look at Finding Nemo‘s Dory. Both films contain some perspective on animal rights, especially the sequel, so she’s clearly involved in some particularly important films anyway! And her being there just adds to the importance of them.

Dory’s an incredible character, hilarious and so sweet. Within the first and second movie, Dory is always there for Marlin and Nemo, and never gives up on them. Even when she and Marlin has an argument, she still sticks by his side, is loyal to him, and still wants to help him out. While she may be scared, she keeps her courage to help and go out of her way.

 

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Whilst on her adventures, Dory makes friends easily and trusts others. Marlin learns to put his faith in others because of her. He learns it the tough way, but better late than never! Because they trusted others and made new friends, they succeeded in ‘finding Nemo.’ And in the sequel, they found each other and *spoiler* they find Dory’s parents.

Dory is also an amazing character who has a mental illness. Nevertheless, her illness doesn’t hold her back. While it’s difficult for her to cope, she always pulls through. She’s so inspirational that even Nemo thinks, ‘what would Dory do?’ and teaches Marlin to do the same. Watching the movies, you can see that Dory tells us that it’s okay to have a mental illness, and that it doesn’t have to hold you back.

Lastly, Dory is voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, who is gay and is a feminist. Personally, I think she’s one of the best celebrities out there! Her and Dory are quite similar, personality wise.

As you can see, Dory is extremely important. And, actually, quite underrated. She represents some marginalized groups and is inspiring, funny, sweet and loyal. Plus, fishes are cute; so that’s a bonus! I’m sure I’ve left some valid points out, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less important.

Why do you love Dory?

 

Have a magical day!

2018 Reading Goals

Each year, I try to set myself specific goals when it comes to reading. These goals can be from how many books I’d like to read, to specific books I want to read. It’s fun to do and actually help keep myself organised, since I have so many books to read for university. While I don’t always read every book that I specifically planned on reading, it’s nice to at least try, and to have a list in my mind of what to read.

Before I ramble on anymore, let’s get down to it! The amount of books I want to read is 23 (you can follow me on GoodReads here!). I know it’s not an awful lot, but with my university workload, it can sometimes be hard to find time to read. Plus, if I end up reading more than 23 books, I’ll feel proud!

 

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The books I’d like to read this year are mainly books that are on my university reading list for next year. However, this time I’ve been quite lucky, and a lot of these books are ones that I’ve been wanting to read anyway, although not all of them are on this list (lol);

  1. Dracula – Bram Stoker. This one is on one of my university modules next year, but is something I’ve wanted to read for a while but never got around to. It’s a gothic classic, so right down my street.
  2. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens. Another book for university; but this one is what I was meant to read this year, but just haven’t yet. Oops… I will read it, though! But I wanted to read this anyway as well, I love Charles Dickens, I think he’s amazing.
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas. A couple of my friends recommended this book to me, and one let me borrow it. It sounds amazing and something slightly different for me. I’m very excited to read it!
  4. Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon. I saw this in cinema last year, and thought the movie was pretty good, but slightly cliché. I heard so many good things about the book though, so I’m willing to give it a go!
  5. It – Stephen King. I LOVE Stephen King!!! The movie adaptions of this were absolutely incredible, and I cannot wait to read the book! I purposely left it until I finish my assignments this school year, though, just so I can concentrate on it more.
  6. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks. My English teacher in secondary school recommended this book and I’ve wanted to read it since. Ironically, it’s on one of my university modules next year. Perfect! It’s a horror and a classic, so it should be pretty good.
  7. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson. Another book for university. But I’ve heard so many great things that I’m looking forward to reading it anyway. I helped one of my friends with a couple of extract questions before, when she was studying it at GCSE, so hopefully that’ll come to more use.
  8. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare. I LOVE Shakespeare! And call me a typical girly-girl, but this is my favourite Shakespeare play. I don’t care! I think it’s beautiful. And yes, I also love the movie adaption with Leonardo DiCaprio – it’s a clever adaption.
  9. I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzai. This is such an inspiring story and seems as though it will be thought provoking. Truly putting your life in to perspective. I plan on reading more biographies/autobiographies, so this will be a good book to read.
  10. Paul O’Grady’s Country Life. Paul O’Grady is adorable! When I saw this book in Tesco, I had to get it. The photo’s were stunning, there’s some pretty good recipes which I’m sure will be easy to turn vegan, as well as an interesting story.
  11. Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson. A friend recommended this book to me, and I had a copy for Christmas, so I simply must read it now. It sounds like a good read.
  12. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie. I saw the movie adaption for my birthday (partly because Johnny Depp was in it) and loved it. The story was so well thought-out, and the ending was unexpected. The book must be just as good, if not, better!
  13. Beauty and the Beast – Disney. Obviously, I have to have something Disney on the list! Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favourite films so this should be a good, quick read.
  14. Selected Poems – Robert Browning. I’m starting to enjoy poetry more and would like to start reading more of it. Browning’s poems are very interesting, so his poems as well as a couple of other poets’ are definitely on my list.

So, there you go, the main books I’d like to read this year! Are there any on the list that you’ve read? If so, what did you think of it/them? And what do you plan on reading this year?

Have a magical day!

Disney Christmas Playlist!

Who doesn’t love Christmas? And adding Disney sparkle to that Christmas magic just makes it even better! Here are some of my favourite Disney Christmas songs:

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The Christmas Song – Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

A traditional, sweet, and catchy song. I love singing along to this because it just adds to much magic without even trying too hard.

Make Me Look Good – Mickey’s Twice Upon A Christmas

This just shows family in such a funny way but somewhat real way. Sure, your family can sometimes embarrass you, but that’s what families do.

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What’s This? – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Of course, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of Nightmare Before Christmas action. And in this song, Jack literally says (or sings) almost everything there is about Christmas.

Making Christmas – The Nightmare Before Christmas

This song is literally about making Christmas – or, at least, what they thought Christmas was!

As Long as there’s Christmas – Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

This song is so meaningful and beautiful. It’s such a brilliant song! The reprise of this is just as amazing, too.

Stories – Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Yes, this isn’t exactly about Christmas. But it is about a gift Belle is giving the Beast, and it’s such a beautiful song about books. So as a bookworm, how could I not include this?!

Let it go – Frozen/Demi Lovato

This isn’t exactly about Christmas either, but I always feel quite Christmassy because it has that sort of vibe. Plus, I watched it in cinema for my birthday which is pretty close to Christmas, so I still associate Frozen with that memory anyway.

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman? – Frozen/Disney Channel Cast

This also counts as a Christmas song, right?

It Feels Like Christmas – The Muppets Christmas Carol

I still actually haven’t seen this film, but I plan to this year! It’s a pretty cute and catchy song, though.

Let it Snow – Liv and Maddie

I love her voice and I feel like she sings this song very well. And the whole scene is just so Christmassy!

Up on the Housetop – Liv and Maddie

This song reminds me of my childhood (big Jackson 5 and former Barney fan here lol) so I had to add this one too. It’s a cute, festive, innocent song. You can’t help but sing along with it. And then have it stuck in your head for years after.

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Last Christmas/Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande

Queen Ariana Grande sang these in the Disneyland Christmas Parade 2014, so I had to add these too. She did such a great job, and if you haven’t already watched her perform these songs at that event, you need to!

Bonus!

It’s Not Christmas Without You – Victorious

This isn’t a Disney song, but it’s Nickelodeon so I guess it sort of counts? This song is just so amazing and I actually still enjoy watching the Christmas episode of Victorious, as well as many others.

The Christmas Song – Nickelodeon

Again, it’s not Disney, it’s Nickelodeon, but it’s more or less the same thing, and it’s so festive!!

What are your favourite Disney Christmas songs?

 

Have a magical day

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Christmas Must Reads

Christmas is in just 26 days! It’s probably the best time of year. The family comes together, the food is great, the music and movies are just beautifully cheesy, the books and poems are wonderful, and the sales are extremely satisfying. You can’t go wrong with Christmas! And reading festive books is a great way to get in the spirit. Before I keep rambling on, here are some festive books which I think you should definitely read!

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A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

This may very well be the most iconic Christmas novel ever, and one of Charles Dickens’ most celebrated works. Since its publication, ‘God bless us. Everyone!’ has been a popular and well-used phrase. It’s beautifully written, exciting and reminds you of the true meaning of friendship, family and Christmas.

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The Night Before Christmas – Clement C. Moore

I haven’t actually read this myself yet, but I’m planning to on Christmas Eve (just to be ironic). This is another classic Christmas read though. From what I’ve heard, it’s well-written, beautiful, festive and magic. It’s a poem, so it’ll be quite a quick read, so there’s no excuse as to why you can’t read it!

Christmas Cookbooks

Christmas recipe books are a great way to get creative in the kitchen. It’ll add a little more ‘oomph’ and jazz to your Christmas, by baking something you haven’t baked before. And any recipe book will do, so you could even get one for free on your Kindle! Me? Well, I love baking so I’m going to try to find time to bake some Christmas tree brownies!

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Make A Christmas Wish – Julia Williams

This festive novel is a witty, festive piece about a woman who got knocked down in a supermarket car park and died. She’s sort of ‘floating around’ and so needs to make things right with her husband and son, so that she can move on. It’s different, funny, festive and just a little sad.

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Let it Snow – John Green, Lauren Myracle, Maureen Johnson

This book contains three short stories, by the three different authors, which connect to each other. They are funny, relatable, romantic and, sometimes, unpredictable.

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Frozen: Book of the Film – Sarah Nathan

This isn’t exactly all about Christmas and festivity, but I feel like it counts. And either way, it’s an enjoyable read – plus it’s Disney!

 

I know there are so many more, but these are just the ones I read (apart from The Night Before Christmas). What are you going to be reading this Christmas?

 

Have a magical day!