The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post — September 13th, 2015 | #27

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


Last week on the blog:

    


What I read:

   

  • A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. 3 stars. Eh, I didn’t find it that interesting. However, I’m trying to hunt down the movie because I’m pretty sure I’ll like that more. (Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Daniel Day-Lewis? Yes, please!)
  • Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman. 5 stars! A Western full of grit and violence. Man, this was epic.
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. 5 stars! So beautiful and strange and magical. Maggie Stiefvater remains one of my favorite authors.
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. 3 stars. I liked this more than The Time Machine, because of ALIENS and DESTRUCTION. 😉

Currently reading:

  • QUEEN OF FREAKING SHADOWS BY SARAH J.MAAS!!!!! 😀

The library haul:

Here’s what I picked up from the library last week.

   

  • QUEEN OF SHADOWS BY SARAH J. MAAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 600+ pages of awesome, I am sure.
  • Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell. Cinderella retelling, only Cinderella’s a mechanic.
  • Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson. Alternate history. And SPIES! I think.
  • Paperweight by Meg Haston. Ehh… not in the mood for this. Anorexia and suicide in one book? I really don’t want to read something sad and distressing. This is going back to the library unread…

In other news…

Okay, this is random and not reading related, but… I watched Tyler Oakley and Zoella’s Disney Challenge video and got caught up in my childhood again. So I went and filled my iPhone with a gazillion Disney songs and have been listening to them every day, in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening. Favorites I’ve rediscovered after all these years? “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan. But I am absolutely ADDICTED to “Be Prepared” from The Lion King. I also love “My Lullaby” from The Lion King 2 and “Hellfire” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. (Hmmm… what does this say about me? That I love great villains and their spectacularly dramatic songs? 😉 But on a serious note, these songs are DARK and are way deeper when you get older and understand the weight of them. I could write an entire essay on Disney villain songs but I”ll spare you.) But I think my absolute favorite is “God Help the Outcasts” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. That song is just GORGEOUS. ❤ I also for the first time exposed myself to a few bits from Dumbo and GUYS I WAS SOBBING MY HEART OUT. I’ve never seen Dumbo and I don’t know if I really want to after what “Baby Mine” did to me. I was a complete ocean of feelings.

So, um, guys, what are your favorite Disney songs? (I also love “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas and “Where Do I Go from Here?” from Pocahontas 2.) And what were your favorite Disney films from your childhood? (Mulan for obvious reasons. But also The Lion King 2 — which I watched before I ever watched The Lion King. Weird, I know.)


What are you currently reading?
And DISNEY! Tell me all about your favorite songs and movies! 😀

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3 thoughts on “The Sunday Post — September 13th, 2015 | #27

  1. Now I am even curiouser about The Raven Boys. Mechanica sounds really interesting.
    I’m not sure what my favorite Disney movie was when I was young. But now I really love Tangled, Brave, Princess and the Frog, etc. I really need to rewatch some of the Disney movies we own.

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