Today’s post is really special. Today’s post is part of the blog tour for Hide and Seek, a book written by one of my dear blogging friends, Mya. I’m really excited.
About the Book:
Amara Clark is haunted. When her childhood friend, Asher, vanished during a seemingly ordinary game of hide and seek, she was left bewildered and alone.
Now, eight years later, memories of Asher are coming back to haunt her and she struggles to decipher the meaning of his disappearance. In a terrifying sequence of events, she comes to the deadly realization that a simple game of hide and seek can be much more dangerous than one might think.
Before they know it, Amara and her best friend, Rowan, are whisked away on a journey to find Asher and take down the sinister group that is holding him captive. But time is running out, and saving one friend could mean losing another.
Mya Gray is a teenager with a knack for words: when she isn’t penning a story, she can be found reading, taking photos, or blogging. Her dreams range from becoming a well-known author to fostering shelter kittens. Mya is a homeschooled high school student who resides in the Midwest with her parents, three siblings, and cat, Cupcake. Stay up to date with her and her writing on her website, lifefrombehindacamera.com.
For my part of the tour, Mya and I created a book tag inspired by her book. Check out her part here. Let’s get started!
Hi guys! Happy Tuesday and Happy July! Today, as the (Very long) title implies, I’m going to be talking about my reads for the first half of the year. I probably should have posted this in June like everyone else, but better late than never, right?
I’ll be sharing my favorites, least favorites, books I want to read, and everything in between! I’ll be doing this with the help of the dramatically titled Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag.
I’ve seen bloggers like Kerys and Olivia do it and I thought that it would be fun. So, let’s get into it.
Hi guys! Welcome back! Thank you guys so much for all of your support on my blogiversary post. It means a lot that you all continue to read my blog! You guys really are (Winged) Wonders.
Some of my long time readers might know that my first post was my Top 4 Favorite Books. I posted that today in 2017. I thought that it would be fun to make this kind of a tradition. So, every year on June 26, you’ll see 4 more of my favorite books. 🙂
Just a note, these are in no particular order. I can not pick favorites out of my favorites. No. I just can’t! Okay, now we can proceed to the first book:
Happy National Photography Day, you guys! I hope you all take the time today to take your lovely photographs. I know I will! In celebration of today, I have decided to post my 10 favorite pictures that I have taken in the past year. All photos will have been taken between last August and this August.
What if I “studied” different musicals and try to understand why people do or don’t like them very much. Is it the song? The dance? The fact that it’s just a classic? I don’t know, and that’s what I want to find out. This will have 4 parts to it:
Disney Animated Movies
Live Action Movies
Movies That Are Set to Original Music (Think Star Wars)
Today, I will be talking about Disney Animated Movies. So, let’s get started with one we all know very well:
Let’s all think back to a couple of years ago when all of a sudden, we all wanted to Let It Go, and give warm hugs to a snowman.
And suddenly, everyone began to dress up as Anna and Elsa and see the movie on repeat. I’m sure this sounds very familiar as Frozen Fever still lives on.
But, what exactly was it that made it so popular? I think that this one was all about the songs. They were honest, funny, and sometimes heart-felt. And okay, maybe some of it was Olaf (Or, a lot of it), but most of it was the songs. I won’t go through every one of them for your sake, but let’s take a look at the main ones:
Do You Want To Build A Snowman?
This one is very catchy and as I am writing this, it is currently playing somewhere in my mind. It basically gives an introduction to the whole Anna-Elsa relationship and what has happened to the castle. This one is very sad, especially what happens in between the verses, but, the song is necessary to understand the entire movie. Without it, we would be lost to see how Anna and Elsa feel about each other.
For The First Time In Forever
Anna’s part of this song is mostly comic relief, but she shares with us yet again, how much the castle had changed. It’s also sort of her every thought, yet… it makes sense. Elsa, on the other hand, oh boy. She is trying to be very careful and is putting a lot of pressure on herself. Everything she’s known for most of her life, all of the warnings, today it really matters. For Anna, well, let’s just put it this way: “Nothing’s in myyyyy wayyyyyyyyyyyy!”
This one is the most popular song of the whole movie! For a full year, this was every little girl’s theme song. It was also Elsa’s transformation from good, perfect little daughter to magical ice queen/rebel. She even sings, to prove my point, “That perfect girl is gone!” It is the perfect example of how most people have a self hidden beneath them, just waiting to come out.
People like songs to share feelings. All of these songs, and possibly all songs in movies can be traced back to a certain feeling or idea.
They like songs to share things that mere dialogue can’t. I mean, how boring would Frozen be if Elsa’s transformation was spoken? I don’t even know how Disney would pull that off!
People like it when songs are silly, or certain words are silly. To put it in fancy terms, they like to see flaws in the character. Foibles, you could say. And people love it, apparently, when foibles are expressed through song!
Your Welcome for including this. Sorry, but that line/song is so fun to use in everyday situations. Moana is such a great movie , but the songs are the best part. They are just so fun to sing and listen too! Moana is just like one big dance party with the songs. Once, again, I’m going to go through a few of the main songs, so let’s see How Far I’ll Go with this *winkwink* 🙂 :
How Far I’ll Go
This is possibly the best song of the whole movie! (What, I never said this was going to be all factual) (Well, factual-ish) This song just shows Moana’s longing to get off the island and see the world, which seems to be a pretty common thing for people around that age. *Dances/sings to the Alessia Cara version of this song* She also seems to be conflicted between what she wants and what she is expected to want. So, it’s very honest and just so beautifully written.
This is the song you can incorporate into literally any conversation. Observe:
You: “I love your new shoes!”
Friend: “Thank you!”
You: “You’re Welcome”Winks at imaginary audience
This song is also extremely catchy. But, on a deeper note, we learn Maui’s back story and his personality. He is slightly self-centered and only acts in his own interests. He also has a way of incorporating anything into his lyrics! Plus, his rhymes are spot on.
People like songs where they learn more about the character. You’re Welcome teaches us about Maui’s history and personality. Shiny teaches us about the villain-like creature Moana and Maui are up against. And, How Far I’ll Go is all about how Moana feels about the island and her role on it.
That’s all for today’s investigation/musical party! I hope you enjoyed learning about it! I sure had a fun time writing this post and I can’t wait to do more.
Welcome back to another Top 4 post! Today, for those of you who didn’t bother to read the title and just rushed eagerly to the post (Like that actually happened 🙂 ), I am posting about my favorite board games. Continue reading “My Top 4 Favorite Board Games”→