When I first heard that Lana Del Rey was singing Once Upon A Dream for Disney’s new movie “Maleficent”, I was so excited. I love Disney music and I love Lana’s songs. Put them together and I’m in heaven. When I heard the song today I was not disappointed. The song is dark, somber, but beautiful. It’s perfect for the movie (which I cannot wait to see). I even made my dad listen to it and he loved Lana’s voice. Listen to the song for yourself here.
2 shows. 2 very different hiatuses. Agents of SHIELD has the typical hiatus, going on a couple of weeks breaks throughout the season. Once Upon A Time on the other hand decided to go on a 3 month hiatus to avoid this. At first I wasn’t a fan of it. 3 months is way too long to wait, especially after what happened in the winter finale (Spoiler alert: Is Rumple really dead!?!? Will Emma and Henry ever remember?!?!) Now that I’m experiencing the mini hiatuses that AoS are having, I think I prefer the long hiatus. At least with that, it will be on week after week.
This is just a post saying that between Goodreads and LibraryThing I have won 24 books from giveaways. Here is a list of them in no particular order.
- The Disappearing Girl by Heather Topham Wood (won on Goodreads and it was signed by the author)
- The J.M. Barrie Ladies’s Swimming Society by Barbara J. Zitwer (won on Goodreads and it came with a swimming cap)
- Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties by Renee Rosen (won on Goodreads)
- Facing Grace with Gloria and Other Stories by William H. Coles (this came with another book that I won on Goodreads)
- Shorecliff by Ursula DeYoung (won on Goodreads)
- Thinking in Numbers: On Life, Love, Meaning, and Math by Daniel Tammet (won on Goodreads)
- Pigeon in a Crosswalk: Tales of Anxiety and Accidental Glamour by Jack Gray (won on Goodreads)
- Sucker Literary Magazine volume 1 by Hannah Goodman (won on Goodreads)
- Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford (won on Goodreads)
- Motherland: A Novel by Amy Sohn (won on Goodreads)
- Lookaway, Lookaway by Wilton Barnhardt (won on Goodreads)
- Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon (won on Goodreads)
- Sister Carrie by William H. Coles (won on Goodreads)
- A Sinner in Paradise by Deborah Hining (won on Goodreads)
- Tripped Up Love by Julie Farley (won on Goodreads and signed by author)
- Watering Heaven by Peter Tieryas (won on Goodreads and signed by author)
- The Outcasts by Kathleen Kent (won on Goodreads)
- HomeSkills: Wiring: Fix Your Own Lights, Switches, Receptacles, Boxes, Cables & More by Various Authors (won on Goodreads)
- Queen Bee of Tuscany: The Redoubtable Janet Ross by Ben Downing (won on Goodreads)
- The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters to a New Generation by Scott Reich (won on Goodreads)
- The Melody of Secrets by Jeffrey Stepakoff (won on Goodreads)
- Good Girl, Bad Girl by Christopher Finch (won on Goodreads)
- Half Moon Bay by Helene Young (won on LibraryThing)
- Bullies and Mean Girls in Popular Culture by Patrice Oppliger (won on LibraryThing)
Last season on “Once Upon A Time” they mentioned that Peter Pan was evil. I did not like that at all. I could not imagine how that would work. I kept telling myself that Peter Pan isn’t evil. It just doesn’t make sense. I was wrong. Every new episode of “Once” makes me love Peter Pan even more. Robbie Kay makes an amazing Peter Pan. He brings so much to the character and now I don’t mind that Peter is an evil boy. Robbie is the most perfect Peter Pan ever. Even better than Jeremy Sumpter in the 2003 movie. And let’s face it, we all loved Jeremy and thought he was super hot. Also, as a side note, I love that the lost boys act like the boys from Lord of the Flies.
In my computer science class we have a forum called Piazza where we can post questions. Well today some of my classmates decided to get a little weird. They were apparently looking for me during lecture. Very weird. I don’t even know these people. Here is what they posted.
P.S. I was in the middle of finding inspiration for a novel I’m writing when they started posting these things.
This movie is about 2 surfers who end up in a 1960′s musical called Wet Side Story (obviously a beach themed West Side Story) about a rivalry between surfers and bikers.
What I really loved about this movie was the messages it had. It showed that girls shouldn’t have to dress for boys; they should dress for themselves. It also showed that girls can be just as tough as boys, and that you should follow your heart and do what you love.
The musical numbers where not as great as High School Musical, but still fun. The costumes were amazing. I loved everything the cast wore.
Overall Disney Channel really did a great job with this movie. It made fun of the 1960′s, but still managed to provide a positive message for kids. Also, the dedication to Annette Funicello was just so perf. It’s nice to see Disney pay a tribute to one of their most famous mouseketeers.