Monthly Round-Up! July 2017

Posted July 31, 2017 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Currently reading: Reviews: Blog Tours: Bookish Gossip: Book vs. Film: Pastime Pleasures: Through the Letterbox: Challenges: As per usual I’m participating in the Goodreads Challenge. For Movie Musical Challenge I watched: Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 752 other subscribers Email Address

Movie Musical Challenge: Chicago

Posted July 28, 2017 by Charlotte in Movie Musical Challenge! / 0 Comments
Movie Musical Challenge: Chicago

For this Movie Musical Challenge I’m using the AFI’s 25 Best Musicals List to try and work my way through. The challenge is throughout the year and once watched I’ll put my thoughts up on the blog. So the eighth movie for the challenge is Chicago (2002), starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger and Richard Gere. Last year was the first time I watched this film despite having the soundtrack and knowing all the songs off by heart. And I love the soundtrack. In a way I think it is even better than the film because there are no words to get in the way and I can use my imagination. Just saying, sometimes not knowing is better than being in the know. But this film is incredible. I love the set pieces and how Roxy uses her imagination to turn everything into a stage. And despite everything she is quite good at manipulating the press. I honestly love ever song in this show but I guess the classic/favourite include: ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’ and ‘Razzle Dazzle’, but all the songs are incredibly catchy so each to their own. This is an energetic and enthusiastic musical that will get your feet stomping and leave […]

Through the Letterbox: MiniMoone Box Harry Potter Unboxing

Posted July 26, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Through the Letterbox: MiniMoone Box Harry Potter Unboxing

Mini Moone Box is a monthly subscription box from France.  And this was their first flat package box. I love that the theme for this pack is based on a fandom. Meaning that you can really get some items that you can’t anywhere else and you can show your fandom love! the box: In each box you can expect: two bookmarks, a sticker, a print, a pin, a magnet and a coaster All exclusively designed by Moone Box The box is £12€  which includes world wide shipping.  I honestly thing that this is amazing value! This Month’s theme was Harry Potter, so it was kind of natural to go purchase…. the unboxing: two bookmarks – which were double sided. One depicted the original marauders map owners. The other was an ode to Gildory Lockhat – an unsung hero in the Harry Potter franchise. a sticker of the Harry Potter theme Logo a print – depicting Snape with one of his most famous sayings… a pin depicting the deathly hallows a magnet depicting the three hoops and two brooms from Quidditch and a coaster from the three broomsticks   LET ME KNOW IF YOU’VE RECEIVED A  MINI MOONE  BOX, I’D LOVE TO KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS, WHAT WAS […]

Review: The Year of Saying Yes by Hannah Doyle

Posted July 24, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Year of Saying Yes by Hannah Doyle

We all start the year with some New Year’s Resolutions, Normally their all no things, negative statements – less chocolate, no alcohol. It’s always a bit depressing. So it is so refreshing to have some positive resolutions to make. This was originally published as four short stories and is now one book. When I read part one, originally back in January I fell in love with Izzy and her mad life. She was a hilarious, warm and caring person who has been stuck in a rut for too long. I think Izzy may resonate with a lot of 25 year olds, who either want to progress or are unsure of their future. Maybe, like Izzy, we should all say yes to something new each month. This was a great little book about taking chances and stepping out of your comfort zone. Sometimes a little something new can do us the power of good. Although I don’t think that I would be as brave as Izzy and take on a dare given to me by a stranger. After all her year is going to be a little crazy, and at times a little unexpected. One thing that really frustrated me was Izzy’s infatuation with George. I really wanted to […]

Review: Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Posted July 21, 2017 by Charlotte in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review: Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

When I frist started reading this book I wasn’t sure whether this was the book for me. There was a sense of whimsicalness about it. Of opportunity and fulfilment. Needless to say that after a couple of chapters I was drawn in like the rest of the lost property in this book. Anthony is the keeper of lost things, he has spent most of life picking up stray items, taking them home and ling labelling them with the aim to reunite them with their owners. When he dies he leaves this task to Laura, his housekeeper. Alongside this story we have the story of Eunice and Bomber – a publicist and his assistant running from the late seventies to the present day. I loved how these two stories were interwoven with each other and how we also go flashbacks to how certain items came to be lost – the blue jigsaw piece one was hilarious. The friendship bracelet story heartbreaking. And the china cup story heartwarming. It’s funny to think how such small items can have such history and impact on those around. The Keeper of Lost Things has a gentle charm about it, which can delight the reader and draw you […]