Personal Messages/Updates

Update!

So, I stated in the previous posts that I am currently planning what posts are going to be made come the return of the blog in January.

This is just post offering you all, again, the opportunity to make requests and state things you would like to see on the blog!

Also, there will be spaces left in the plans as I am hoping to get a lot more books, etc and other blogging material come my birthday on December 19th, and Christmas!

Hoping you are all well!

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Movie Reviews, Personal Messages/Updates, Personal: Facts About Me ETC

Harry Potter Marathon Tonight

So, British time, given I live in Britain, I shall be working from 5PM – 10PM tonight. However, that being said, I know what day it is today…

Happy Birthday to my first ever favourite character and first fictional crush 😏☺

To celebrate, tonight once I am home from work I shall be having a Harry Potter Marathon!

Yes, that means I am going to watch all of the movies back to back without sleeping. My notepad will be at the ready for taking notes for the new and better reviews of the films which will be written, edited and posted starting next year.

My progress will also be recorded i.e what time each movie started at, any breaks in between etc.

Fun times begin after work tonight!

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Personal Messages/Updates, Personal: Facts About Me ETC

2019 Blog Plans : Keep Checking!

Here is a little chart of sorts to keep you up to date with how the planning for next year is coming along. I really hope to be in a better place and improve by next year! My motivational levels are rising. 🙂

January – Month Blog Plans Complete

February – Almost Compete

March – Not Yet Being Worked On

April – Not Yet Being Worked On

May – Not Yet Being Worked On

June – Not Yet Being Worked On

July – Not Yet Being Worked On

August – Not Yet Being Worked On

September – Not Yet Being Worked On

October – Not Yet Being Worked On

November – Not Yet Being Worked On

December – Not Yet Being Worked On

Personal Messages/Updates, Personal: Facts About Me ETC

CALLING ALL FOLLOWERS/READERS!

Well, no one has entered a rage for my decision to restart the blog in January and therefore I assume you’re all fine with it.

I knew you were all awesome!

Anyway with plans for January fixed, and plans for February underway at this very moment, I am curious to know what you all would like to see.

So comment with what you’d like to see on the blog. It could be a books, movie or TV show you want me to review of simply want my opinion on. It could be my thoughts on a particular topic or character or issue in the reality we live in…

Anything.

Just comment and let me know and I’ll add it to the schedule!

Love,

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Personal Messages/Updates, Personal: Facts About Me ETC

SHALL RETURN IN JANUARY 2019

It was a tough decision but I feel good about it. At least I have months to plan how to renew old material and provide fresh and new ideas for the blog come the start of next year.

Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect in January at least. Feel free to have a nosy.

Blog posts will still be made on occasion to keep you up to date with what is happening so you are not all following for no reason, also the blog will be redesigned as well so keep checking it out if you are interested to see the progress.

Many thanks and hoping you are all well, remember your health comes before all else!

Love,

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Question Time

Question Time With RenOnTheRoad

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I’m finally able to post this, after being at my Aunts house with no Internet for the entire weekend… Here are the questions which I asked book-tuber, Lauren – otherwise known as RenOnTheRoad and here are her answers! 


 

What is the first book you remember reading on your own? (Not having it read to you by parent etc)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 🙂

Which fictional world (from book/TV/Movie) would you most like to be a part of?

The Harry Potter universe. There are so many more that I’d love to visit (Hawkins to fight some Demogorgons, or go to Idris with the Shadowhunters) but ultimately my heart remains in Hogwarts.

Name a movie adaptation of a book which disappointed you & state 3 reasons why.

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief because they immediately spoil key parts of the story from the opening scenes, they seem to have missed the entire point of how the books are written to release information slowly and keep you guessing and finally because those casting choices. What on earth was that movie.

As a fellow Harry Potter fan, if you could be a part of only 1 book which one would it be?

Half Blood Prince

Name a TV show that is no longer on air, but you wish was still around.

Good Luck Charlie. Arguably one of the best shows The Disney Channel ever produced.

One book you read and didn’t like but read again and came to like/love.

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: In your opinion, is it canon?

Yes. I’ve seen the show a fair few times now and seeing it on stage is entirely different to reading it. It makes sense and it works and you can see how the characters react to each moment. I feel like Albus’ struggles are very real, and definitely something that you would deal with if your family was so high profile and you felt you didn’t live up to it. The struggles he and Harry face make sense to me and seeing them explore that and improve that and start to heal is really important. Harrys struggle with Voldemort as well is also important and the line where he says that he was physically gone from him, but not mentally shows just how much of an impact Harry’s life has had on him and is still having on him. Draco’s redemption and showing how he has grown as a character is also equally as important to me. I think there are definitely parts of the story that don’t make sense (what is up with that trolley witch tho) but ultimately, I see it as canon and I think it’s a important part of their lives. Also, I refuse to believe Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy is not canon. That child is a blessing and we don’t deserve him.

Which TV show would you recommend watching?

One Day at a Time! It’s just been renewed for a season 3 and it’s brilliant. It’s on Netflix if you want to check it out #notspon.

As a reader yourself, is there any advice you would give to other readers?

Just read. Don’t put pressure on yourself. No numbers, no time limits, no stress, no restrictions. It doesn’t matter what genre a book is, what age range a book is, how long or how short it is. If you don’t like it, don’t finish it. If you love it, read it again immediately. Use a kindle, a hardback, a paperback or an audio book. Read for five hours a day, or read for five minutes. Read how you want to read. Just as long as you’re reading and you’re having fun whilst doing so, then you’re doing it right.

Which would you rather do: Be an Author, produce a TV Show or direct a movie? (Feel free to include why).

Author. I have lots of words in my head and lots of things to say that I don’t think I could condense my stories into two-hour scripts.

 


 

And that is it for this session of Question Time! 

Many thanks again to Lauren for her participation! Also, if you don’t know of her yet and you want to check out her own works then take a look by clicking on the link to her blog and/or her YouTube channel featured below! 

RenOnTheRoad’s Blog

RenOnTheRoad’s YouTube Channel

 

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Book Reviews, Personal Messages/Updates

I Joined A Book Club

So from the title, you most likely know what this blog post is about… I have, as stated in the post title, joined a book club which is run at one of my local libraries!

Therefore, given that the book club will most likely assign me novels to read which I may not ever have chosen to read without being prompted, I will document it each time a new book is given.

I also plan on reviewing the books as well! Consider this post just a little notification. 🙂

Hoping that you are all well,

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Personal Messages/Updates, Question Time

Coming Soon: Q/T WITH YOUTUBERS!

So you know about Question Time which shall be continuing for a long time given how much fun I have asking questions of those I have similar interests with and admire!

So far I have planned many more a Question Time sessions with fellow book lovers on Instagram an now is the time to expand.

So… Thanks to the ability to contact some of my favourite YouTubers via this lovely site below, I have managed to organised even more Question Time sessions with Youtubers whom you might know yourselves!

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More messages have been sent out to Youtubers and should they be interested then they are welcome to become involved but until then you can all look forward to the Question Times in which you can find out what goes on behind the scenes and in the minds of these fabulous individuals and many more…

 

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Day Nine: Writing and Not Writing

When I’m not writing: 

When I’m not writing, I’m working as a Customer Assistant at my local Supermarket.

When I’m not writing, I’m reading and enjoying books and looking for material to review.

When I’m not writing, I’m watching book-tuber videos on YouTube or researching additional material on fandoms which I am apart of.

When I’m not writing, I’m listening to music and enjoying time with my family.

When I’m not writing, I’m thinking of what to write next and creating my monthly blog plans.

 

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Question Time, The Nerd Daily

Question Time With Literature_Ever_After

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Below are a list of questions that I decided to ask fellow book lover, Jess, about the types of books she likes, her television interests and favourite movie moments and dreams. 

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Which genre of book are you most likely to be seen reading?
Definitely YA fantasy! I absolutely love losing myself in a mythical world. I especially love if there’s a certain government or culture to learn about the world I’m reading about. It makes me feel more involved!

 

Have you ever watched a movie adaptation of a book that was better than the book itself?
I would definitely have to say the maze runner. I was reluctant to see the films since I didn’t like the books, but the movie changed my mind about the franchise.

 

Name a TV show that is no longer on air, but you still love?
Tough one… there’s so many I love, but I think I’m going to have to go with the Vicar Of Dibley. A true British classic!

 

Name your favourite book, TV show & Movie. Now, if you could be your own character in one of those, which would one would you choose?
My favourite book is probably A Court of Mist and Fury, my favourite movie is either breakfast at Tiffany’s or Disney’s Atlantis and my favourite TV show has got to be Brooklyn nine nine! Out of all of them, I would want to be in Disney’s Atlantis! I would be on the team searching with Milo for the lost city.

 

What is your preferred reading style: books, e-books, audio books etc?
I will always pick books! But at work, I do listen to audio books since I usually sit at my desk doing work.

 

What are three fandoms which you are a part of?
I never get into fandoms! I don’t know why but I’ve never felt a pull to any set groups. I love so many books it’s hard to pour my heart into one fandom!

 

If you could direct your own movie, what would it be about?
Definitely a fantasy about a bad ass woman looking to save her people.

 

How do you get yourself out of reading slumps?
I actually wrote a whole article about this on TheNerdDaily.com! But my favourite way is to watch booktube! Their perkiness just makes me want to pick up all the books!!!!

 

Which TV shows would you recommend to others?
Hmmm… probably absolutely fabulous! It’s so funny and is still hilarious today!

 

Where is your favourite place to read?
A sofa. If I read in my bed I tend to fall asleep quickly! I’m always tired. 


And that is the end of another Question Time! Thank you once again to Jess for her participation. If you are interested in reading any of her published work for The Nerd Daily then feel free to click on the link below to be directed to her profile:

JESS’S PROFILE – THE NERD DAILY

 

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Suggestion Sunday

Suggestion Sunday

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Do you have any topics you would like me to post about on my blog, within reason of course? Are you interested on my thoughts and opinions regarding an issue? Or do you simply have a book, TV show, movie etc recommendation to make?

Let me know by commenting below and I’ll get back to you either in the comments as well or in a future blog post!

Hope you’re all well,

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Day Eight: Reinvent the Letter Format

Dear Great Granny Mary,

This here is a… not so private letter to you, despite how it’s one you’ll never read I still feel that it is one which needs to be written. I may not have known you, and you may not have known me or the respect which I hold for you (having heard about you from the stories told by others) but those storytellers know and now whoever else that reads this will to.

There are so many things that I wish I could say to you. Really, I just wish I’d been able to meet you, to hear your stories and just be in your presence. I wish I could thank you for giving me the most favourite members of my family and for giving me my Nan – who I literally could not live without.

I suppose this short letter is just that… a thank you. Sadly it’s a thank you that you’ll never get, not really. A thank you letter for giving me a Nan who means the world to me and for showing me that it’s possible to love, respect and admire someone that I’ve never actually met – that person being you, obviously. 🙂

With love,

Stacey.

 

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Personal: Facts About Me ETC

My Fictional Crew

Ever sat and imagined who would be what from each of your favourite fandoms? Well, that’s what I did just a few nights ago. This ‘tag’/challenge may have been thought up before but I’ve got no knowledge of any in existence – having merely thought of the idea out of boredom to begin with. It can be completed by any of you and I’d more than love for you all to post a link to your blog posts, once posted on your own blogs, dictating your own fictional crew 😉

Rule: Because there’s only ONE > Each character must belong to a different fandom/movie/book/TV show! 

Here’s mine…

Mother:
Melissa McCall (MTV’s Teen Wolf)

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Father: 
Bryan Mills (Taken)

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Brother: 
Peter Rumancek (Hemlock Grove) 

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Sister: 
Molly Hooper (BBC’s Sherlock) 

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Aunt:
Nymphadora Tonks (Harry Potter)

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Uncle:
Magnus Bane (Shadowhunters)

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Cousin: 
Lex Luthor (DC’s Batman VS Superman) 

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Best Friend: 
Shuri (Marvel’s Black Panther) 

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Enemy: 
Sheriff of Nottingham (BBC’s Robin Hood) 

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Love Interest:
Mordred (BBC’s Merlin) 

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Why don’t you have a shot at it now? Remember to comment with the link to your blog post so I can take a peek! ❤

 

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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Published in the UK in 2014, Fangirl is a contemporary Young Adult fiction novel written by Rainbow Rowell. The 456 paged novel follows the main character Cath as she begins University along with her twin sister, Wren. With her sister determined to become more independent, Cath is faced with going through Uni life without Wren to lean on as well as overcoming the challenges which life at University presents: socialising, course work, boys and of course finishing her beloved fan-fiction before the release of the final book.

Warning: Potential Spoilers ahead…

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Day Seven: Let Social Media Inspire You

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We are our biggest critics. This is something I have learned throughout the years whether it’s when writing an essay for class or a piece for my blog or just one of the little stories I make up in my head whilst bored… The difficulty of writing is something which is overlooked by many because many take it for granted. As a reader, you are presented with the final piece and whether you critique it or not that piece is never going to change. However, that is merely the process with completed works undergo… Before the piece is complete it embarks on a much more perilous journey.

As writers, we are faced with a series of difficult challenges which force us to expand our knowledge, imagination and all other boundaries which come with the act of writing. We must create something which is unique and our own, making sure not to plagiarise the works of others, whilst also making sure that our work remains something which will still appeal to the masses and/or our target audience.

And so the self-criticism begins and draft after draft of the same piece of work is created. Paper is crumpled and binned, text on screen is deleted and re-typed… The cycle is an endlessly tiresome one which leaves many wondering why they were even thinking about writing in the first place, wondering if it is worth all the stress and anxiety being put upon them as they sit there staring – yet again – at a blank sheet of paper or screen…

Yes. Yes it is. Let me tell you my own personal opinion. Many would say that perfection takes time and therefore the writings which take longer to write are better, more perfected than those written in the space of five minutes. I don’t agree. Perfection, in my opinion, does not exist…

So, readers and writers, if you find yourself in the position of thinking such a thing as mentioned on this tweet, know this… Whatever you write will be enjoyed by at least someone out there in the world and if at least one person enjoys reading it and you enjoyed writing it then it is worth it all.

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And you’d be surprised at how many people want to listen. 

 

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Movie Reviews, Personal Messages/Updates

Announcement: Harry Potter Movie Reviews

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Harry Potter Movies 1-8 Trailer

And so begins the movie reviews for the Harry Potter franchise.

A link has been provided above to a YouTube video posted by the HBO channel showing snippets from each of the eight Harry Potter Movies. Feel free to watch it if you so desire. 🙂

The first Harry Potter movie review will arrive to you on Soon!

Who’s excited?

 

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Personal: Facts About Me ETC

My Top 10 Favourite Youtubers

  1. TheBakeey > CHANNEL LINK
  2. Jacob Wilkins > CHANNEL LINK
  3. Daz Games > CHANNEL LINK
  4. reontheroad > CHANNEL LINK
  5. abnormallyadam > CHANNEL LINK
  6. Torchwood Boy > CHANNEL LINK
  7. Laurasalwayspottering > CHANNEL LINK
  8. drowninginfandomfeels > CHANNEL LINK
  9. Thomas Sanders > CHANNEL LINK
  10. Drew Malino > CHANNEL LINK

 

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Wordpress Tasks

Day Six: The Space to Write

  • What are your writing habits?
    I have a tendency to always be writing, or at least thinking about writing during the times when I can’t write. This has always been a habit of mine and that habit has only increased in frequency with this blog in production!
  • What equipment or supplies do you use to write?
    A notepad, or at least a LOT of paper, some pens and whatever else I need, this normally includes a book that I am reviewing. I also type up final drafts on my laptop or phone before posting.
  • What do you need and want in a physical space?
    I like a lot of space to write but somewhere I can be left in peace. As long as I have enough room to have all my notes and essentials sitting in front of me then I’m alright!

 

Additional Question: What would you, as the readers of my blog, like to see posted? Let me know in the comments below! 

 

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