Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: Welcome to The Family


Top Ten is an original feature/weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl that features a great bookish top ten every week.

This week's TTT is the latest additions to our book collection. I'm going to do the newest audio and physical.

Physical: (All Christmas presents)


Friday, January 7, 2022

Book Blogger Hop: Do you have a genre you haven't read before but would like to?

What To Do:

1. Post an answer for the prompt.

2. Enter your Name/Nickname @ Blog Name and the direct URL to your post answering this week’s question linky list widget. Here's an example: Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer

3. Please visit other blogs on the list and leave a comment on their BBH post.

This week's prompt:
Do you have a genre you haven't read before but would like to?

I don't think I have one I haven't read but want to, I think I've read most genres at least once. However, I would like to branch out a bit with the genres I do read. I mostly read horror and mystery thriller, followed by YA contemporary. 

I would love to read more sci-fi and non-fiction!

What about you? Is there any genres you haven't read but would like to, or are you like me? You want to branch out a bit more?

Watch With Me: Encanto

Movie: Encanto
Release date: November 24th, 2021
Rated: PG for some thematic elements and mild peril
Production company: Walt Disney Pictures
Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith
Writers: Screenplay: Charise Castro Smith, Screenplay: Jared Bush, Story: Byron Howard
Stars: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo

What it's about:
A young Colombian girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers.

What I thought:
I'm really not surprised by how much I liked this movie. I didn't know what it was about going in, I'm not going to lie. Finn wanted to watch it and I told him he can't watch without me and John. So we watched it together. 
The movie was funny, had bright beautiful colors, the music was great, it had a great story. 
Honestly everything you could ever want in a movie like this. I love the cultural references, I love how modern they made it with the style and the love in the movie (They even have a gay couple in it) 
The only problem I had was everything happened really really quickly. I was like "wait, that's it?" by the time it was done because it went by so fast. 
I think it has a beautiful story about family, about how you can be special even if you're not the same as everyone else.
In a way I also kind of know how Maribel feels. Not because of powers, but because everyone around me has something I desperately want, but can't have. More kids. Everyone around me has a miracle, or a gift, or whatever you want to call it. But I feel like I'll never have it. It definitely makes me feel like I'll never be good enough.

Overall be prepared to cry! And laugh... and just enjoy the ride. 

Fun facts:
The word encanto comes from Spanish and means charm, spell, or enchantment. It is both used as a way to tell a magic incantation and as an adjective for "sweetheart."

Bruno was originally named Oscar, but his name was changed to better fit the song lyrics, "We don't talk about Bruno-no-no-no-no."

Most of the Latin voices are from Colombian-born or Colombian-descent actors.
Augustin says "Miércoles!" when he discovers Dolores overheard him speaking. This means "Wednesday" in Spanish but is close to the more colorful "Mierda" which means "crap".

Lin-Manuel Miranda has stated as the film was being conceived that he wanted it to be about a Latin American Disney Princess and that he wanted it to take place in the same universe as Moana (2016), though nothing in the finished product confirms the latter.

During a song towards the end of the film, the uncle character Bruno sings the line, "Let it out, let it in, let it go!" while stretching his arms outward in a fashion similar to Elsa in Frozen (2013). While this line is spoken, the notes from the piano introduction to Let It Go from Frozen (2013) are played.

If you liked this movie then watch...

Thursday, January 6, 2022

2022 Discussion Challenge


I've decided to join the 2022 discussion challenge! It's hosted by Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight.

I decided to only do a discussion once a month, so that puts me at the creative conversationalist tier.

So go ahead and check these out if you haven't already. 

The Prepared Prepper's Wishlist: Tiny Tools


The Prepared Preppers Wishlist is a list of items that I think any prepper would benefit from or be able to use.

This Prepared Prepper's Wishlist I decided to just look for survival items on Etsy. I found some really great survival guides that are small and able to be carried in your every day carry, bug out bag, or in your car. 

I also found some tiny knives and other tiny survival items.

What are some of your favorite tiny survival tools? Or what are some tools you wish came this tiny?

About me!

  Hey y'all! I want to start out my brand new blog by introducing myself. My name is Ash, I have been blogging on and off for years now....