Book Review

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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I originally missed the hype train for this book. It came out while I was still in university and I wasn’t reading much in the way of fiction at that time (let alone keeping up to date with the latest bestsellers). When the first trailer for the movie came out (and that obnoxious basically-just-an-ad-for-this-movie episode of Riverdale came out), I knew I had to read this book ASAP. I’ve finally gotten around to reading it and seeing the movie, so which did I enjoy more?

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Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is: Back to School/Learning. High school was a very formative time for me, and I read a lot of books back then. There were days I would bring two novels to school. Teachers knew I read so much that they would let me read in the back of the class and generally ignore the lesson (it sounds bad, but I turned out fine, I promise). This week I’m just going to talk about five books/series: Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday”

Book Review

Walt Disney: An American Original by Bob Thomas

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I am a massive Disney fan. I’m lucky enough to have gone to Disneyland and Disney World (and I am counting down until I can go back to Disney World). I’ve read all sorts of insider posts about the parks and watched all the documentaries that I could get my hands on. Of course, I’ve also done a ton of reading about the man himself. I love the fact that he was a self made man who worked hard to become one of the biggest names in entertainment. I had been wanting to read a biography about him for ages, but there were so many of them that I wanted to be sure I chose the right one for me. This book paints a beautiful picture of Walt Disney: it’s honest and doesn’t sugar coat his failures, and it doesn’t over exaggerate his successes. It’s the definitive biography for any fan who wants to know more about who Walt Disney was not only as a filmmaker, but also as a person.

“After I die, I would hate to look down at this studio and find everything in a mess,” Hazel retorted “What makes you think you won’t be using a periscope?”

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