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Top Five Anticipated Releases (for me) in 2016!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by the wonderful crew at the Broke and the Bookish. While looking through my list of books I want to read, I found most of them are books that have already come out and that I need to catch up with. However, I did some research and found books by authors I truly love with release dates next year. Some of these I didn’t even know were coming out and can I say, I’m suddenly very excited?! Here are five releases I’m looking forward to next year. Bring it on 2016!

February 1st
You’re the One That I Want, Susan May Warren
I love Susan May Warren!! There’s something really wonderful about picking up a book by an author and being certain you’re going to love it. This is a continuation of the Christiansen Family, revolving around bad boy Owen who’s finally getting his redemption story. Super excited.

March 8th
The Goodbye Bride, Denise Hunter
I haven’t read too many of Hunter’s books, but I can tell she’s a keeper. Her writing is …

Cinderella Party/Blogathon This New Year!

2016 is already looking like a fun year, and what a great way to start it off but with a look at Cinderella and her many wonderful adaptations?!

Blogger Heidi from Along The Brandywineis hosting a Grand New Year's Party from January 4-9! There will be exciting giveaways and loads of Cinderella themed posts - on her blog and with all the fellow bloggers who are joining in for the festivities.

I'll be doing three posts during the Cinderella party - in-depth reviews of Amanda Bynes's fun and sweet What A Girl Wants and the beautiful, classic The Glass Slipper. I'l also being doing a review of a Cinderella cartoon that I just discovered existed. It's sure to be loads of fun!

Movies I'm looking forward to in 2016

2016 is just around the corner and how time flies. It seems to be ever increasing in its speed. I thought that 2015 was the year crammed with anticipated movies, but it seems that each year only increases the amount of exciting, much-hyped films eagerly awaited by fans. 2016 is promising to have more blockbuster films than one thought possible (remember the bygone days when a couple blockbuster films would come out a year?). Here's a look at the movies that I'm excited, curious about, and favorably considering for the new year!


December 30 (2015) The Joseon Magician So technically this movie is coming out in 2015, but since it's a Korean film I won't get to see it until sometime later in 2016 if and when it's released on DVD and hopefully subtitled. I watched a couple trailers for this movie - there doesn't seem to be a lot of plot (at least they didn't reveal much) except a love story between a magician and a Joseon princess. But it looks so gorgeous!! I mea…

20 Classic, strange and terrible Cinderella adaptations! Part 2!

So after much writing (and reading plots to refresh my mind) I have finished the Cinderella adaptations. Some of these are looser adaptations and a couple of them Cinderella isn’t even the main character. There are a few of these that I love, some I like, and a few I’d mostly forgotten about. Here are the last ten Cinderella adaptations in order of release date! Enjoy!

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister2002 This made for TV film aired in 2002 on ABC’s Wonderful World of Disney series (when Disney used to put out TV films on their ABC channel). I’m not certain when I saw this movie; honestly it was so long ago, I can barely remember the film. The film (based on a book of the same name) is a retelling in which the story revolves around one of the stepsisters, named Iris. Iris’s mother, Margarethe, remarries, hoping to elevate her and her daughters’ lives. The sisters, Iris and Ruth, aren’t welcomed by the spoilt and condescending Clara (Cinderella) who suffers from agoraphobia because of…

20 Classic, Unusual and Terrible Cinderella adaptations!

Over the years I’ve seen way more Cinderella versions than even I realized. Writing last week’s review opened my memory’s floodgates of Cinderella adaptations from cartoons I watched as a kid to musicals to modern day retellings. Some of these films I still re-watch today, classics to be cherished. Others I’ve forgotten over the years or some of them I really don’t want to see again. With so many, I’ve divided them in half. I wrote this list up in chronological order of their release dates. 
Here are the first ten Cinderella adaptations!


Tex Avery’sSwing Shift Cinderella (cartoon) 1945
As a kid, I used to watch Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and MGM’S Tex Avery cartoons every day. If it was animated, I would’ve enjoyed it. I really hadn’t thought about this cartoon in years; writing up this list brought back some old memories and I had to do a little researching to figure out the name of the Cinderella parody cartoon I watched in my childhood. Released fifteen years before Disney’s classic …

Cinderella 2015

I had the great pleasure of seeing this movie in the theaters with my sisters. When I learned that Disney was remaking their animated 1950 Cinderella classic into a live-action movie, I wasn’t as excited as a Disney princess aficionado ought to be. I had my doubts, mostly concerning a retelling that would be essentially the same. Though I adore all the Disney animated movies, with the princess films being a childhood obsession, Cinderella hadn’t been on my top list. The plot was simple to me even as a child and, I wasn’t a huge fan of the long mice scenes. I wondered how they would keep the interest of the viewers if this wasn’t going to be a dramatically different retelling. Well, they had no problem in keeping mine. Just yesterday I decided to finally re-watch the movie since it released on DVD. I have to say, I loved it even more than the first.

Set in a fantastical period of an indeterminable time, Ella grows up vastly loved by her kind parents. Ella’s heart is broken when her mo…

Another Top Ten OTP K-Dramas, part 2

So here it is! Part two of some of the most romantic, exciting and emotional OTPs of the K-drama universe! I had a lot of fun remembering how much I enjoyed these couples.

5. Sol Kong-Chan & Joo Yoo-Rin (My Girl)
An oldie but a goodie. From 2005, the drama visually shows its 10 year age, but the story and lovable characters remain timeless. Yoo-Rin spends most of her life lying – to get jobs or whatever she wants. Kong-Chan just wants his grandfather to be happy and healthy. So when he becomes ill while still desperately searching for his lost grandchild, Kong-Chan decides to hire Yoo-Rin to pretend to be his long-lost cousin. When Kong-Chan and Yoo-Rin start falling for each other, they might have some big problems.
A favorite OTP scene: Kong-Chan finds Yoo-Rin wandering the street tipsy and tells her he’s been looking for her. She’s mad at him and he tells her to go ahead and take her anger out at him. She takes that literally and tries to hit him but only swings herself around an…