Saturday, March 30, 2019

My Disney Read-a-thon

Welcome to my brainchild, I have created a monster! It's beautiful Disney/book mash-up and I'm fully in love with the idea. I spent the better part of my free time this past week working on this new project. I took all the full-length animated theatrical releases Disney has to offer and separated them into different reading tracks. The main one is a list of the main Disney movies not including Pixar.
In an effort to keep the main list smaller (lol), I created side tracks that come under the Disney umbrella ranging from Pixar and TV spin-offs to specific series with multiple movies. Each of these movies on the lists were then assigned a reading prompt. Guys, there are so many movies, it was sometimes a bit difficult to come up with a prompt that fit the movie well. I've done my best and I'm really quite proud of what I've produced.

So here's the idea: This will be my long standing challenge, I will choose 1-3 movies each month at random. I will read a book that corresponds to the prompts and then I will watch the movies. It's fun because I'm challenging myself reading-wise and I get to watch Disney movies in the process! There are some movies on this list I haven't seen in a very long time and I'm just as excited to revisit them as I am to read all these books.
I will (hopefully) be posting a monthly TBRs with the chosen prompts/movies and then do a monthly recap on both movies and books. I think this will be a fun way to go through this project. It's an as-long-as-it-takes Disney read-a-thon!

Below is this full list of prompts and anyone who'd like to is welcome to join me!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - Read a book featuring roommates
Pinocchio (1940) - Read a book with an unreliable narrator
Fantasia (1940) - Read a book of short stories
Dumbo (1941) - Read a book featuring a circus
Bambi (1942) - Read a book featuring animals
Fun and Fancy Free (1947) - Read a book featuring music
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) - Read a thriller
Cinderella (1950) - Read a Cinderella story
Alice in Wonderland (1951) - Read a book featuring a portal
Peter Pan (1953) - Read a children's book
Lady and the Tramp (1955) - Read a book where opposites attract
Sleeping Beauty (1959) - Read a book featuring a dragon
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) - Read a book with lots of chapters
The Sword in the Stone (1963) - Read an Arthurian book
The Jungle Book (1967) - Read a book set in the jungle
The Aristocats (1970) - Read a book featuring a kidnapping/disappearance
Robin Hood (1973) - Read a book featuring an vigilante hero
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) - Read your favorite book growing up
The Rescuers (1977) - Read a book featuring unlikely heroes
The Fox and the Hound (1981) - Read a book featuring unlikely friendship
The Black Cauldron (1985) - Read an underrated book
The Great Mouse Detective (1986) - Read a book with Sherlockian ties
Oliver & Company (1988) - Read a book that's set in a big city
The Little Mermaid (1989) - Read a book featuring mermaids
The Rescuers Down Under (1990) - Read a book set in Australia
Beauty and the Beast (1991) - Read a book about books
Aladdin (1992) - Read a rags to riches story
The Lion King (1994) - Read a book featuring a dysfunctional family
Pocahontas (1995) - Read a book featuring Native/Indigenous people
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) - Read a book with a differently-abled main character
Hercules (1997) - Read a book about Greek mythology
Mulan (1998) - Read a gender-bent book or Read a book with a character in disguise
Tarzan (1999) - Read a book featuring foster care/adoption
Fantasia 2000 (1999) - Read someone else's favorite book
Dinosaur (2000) - Read a book set in the past
The Emperor's New Groove (2000) - Read a book featuring a redemption story
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) - Read a book set in a different world
Lilo & Stitch (2002) - Read a book featuring aliens
Treasure Planet (2002) - Read a book featuring pirates
Brother Bear (2003) - Read a book featuring siblings
Home on the Range (2004) - Read a book that takes place on a ranch or features a cowboy
Valiant (2005) - Read a WWII book
Chicken Little (2005) - Read a book featuring dancing
Meet the Robinsons (2007) - Read a book set in the future
Bolt (2008) - Read a book featuring the film industry
The Princess and the Frog (2009) - Read a book featuring a funny best friend
Tangled (2010) - Read a book featuring a prisoner
Winnie the Pooh (2011) - Read a book featuring red on the cover
Wreck-It Ralph (2012) - Read a book featuring an anti-hero
Frozen (2013) - Read a book featuring a character that has superhuman abilities
Big Hero 6 (2014) - Read a book featuring superheroes
Zootopia (2016) - Read a diverse book
Moana (2016) - Read a book that takes place on the sea
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) - Read a book featuring the Internet

Toy Story (1995) - Read the first book in a series
A Bug's Life (1998) - Read a book featuring a "big bad"
Toy Story 2 (1999) - Read a sequel 
Monsters, Inc. (2001) - Read a book that makes you laugh
Finding Nemo (2003) - Read a book nominated for an award
The Incredibles (2004) - Read a book featuring a character with a secret identity 
Cars (2006) - Read a book from a celebrity book club
Ratatouille (2007) - Read a book featuring cooking/baking
WALL-E (2008) - Rad a dystopian/post-apocalyptic book
Up (2009) - Read a book featuring an epic love story
Toy Story 3 (2010) - Read a coming of age story
Cars 2 (2011) - Read a book featuring a world adventure
Brave (2012) - Read a book featuring fate/destiny
Monsters University (2013) - Read a prequel
Inside Out (2015) - Read a book featuring mental health
The Good Dinosaur (2015) - Read a book featuring an alternate reality
Finding Dory (2016) - Read a book you forgot was on your TBR
Cars 3 (2017) - Read a book featuring a comeback kid
Coco (2017) - Read a book dealing with death
Incredibles 2 (2018) - Read the book you've had on your TBR the longest
Toy Story 4 (2019) - Read the last book in a series
Onward (2020) - Read a book you don't know much about

DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) - Read a book featuring an Indiana Jones-like adventure
A Goofy Movie (1995) - Read a book featuring a parent/child relationship
Doug's 1st Movie (1999) - Read a book featuring a monster
Recess: School's Out (2001) - Read a middle grade book
Teacher's Pet (2004) - Read a book set in a school

Tinker Bell (2008) - Read a book featuring fairies
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009) - Read a book featuring a nature word in the title
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue (2010) - Read a book featuring a real/fantasy world crossover
The Secret of Wings (2012) - Read a book featuring long lost siblings
The Pirate Fairy (2014) - Read a book featuring a badass female character
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2015) - Read a book featuring a legend come to life

The Tigger Movie (2000) - Read a book featuring a found family
Piglet's Big Movie (2003) - Read a companion book
Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) - Read a book featuring misconceptions

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) - Read a holiday book
James and the Giant Peach (1996) - Read a Roald Dahl book
Frankenweenie (2012) - Read a book with Halloween vibes (zombies/ghosts)

The Brave Little Toaster (1987) - Read a book featuring a road trip
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998) - Read a book featuring space
The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue (1999) - Read a book featuring a science lab

Return to Never Land (2002) - Read a book set in London
The Jungle Book 2 (2003) - Read a book featuring green on the cover
Bambi II (2006) - Read a book featuring a number in the title

There you have it, lots of movies and lots of book prompts. I'm excited to get started.
As always, happy reading.  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Notable Quotable: Susanna Kearsley (#227)

"Silence in the face of nonsense, that's what my father always said."
     --The Shadowy Horses

Friday, March 8, 2019

Notable Quotable: Sarah J. Maas (#226)

"Perhaps the world would never be perfect, perhaps some things would never be right, but maybe she stood a chance of finding her own sort of peace and freedom." 
     --Crown of Midnight

Friday, March 1, 2019

Notable Quotable: Kendare Blake (#225)

"Three dark queens
Are born in a glen,
Sweet little triplets
Will never be friends

Three dark sisters
All fair to be seen, 
Two to devour
And one to be Queen"
     --Three Dark Crowns