Anyone who read last
month’s wrap-up will know this year hasn’t quite got off to the start I wanted.
I was so optimistic that February was going to be my month and it…well, it
This is definitely a case
of reality being a b*tch and a few health scares in the family that led to a
lot of stress and worry – still are, in fact.
I did manage a little bit of a social life though! Admittedly it was all crammed into one weekend, so the result ended up being a haze of exhaustion, but it was still enjoyable. I failed on the book club front: I wasn’t 100% and didn’t want to wait around for two hours and then have a late night. Who knows where this is going to lead!
Synopsis:Disney animated adventure set in ancient Oceania.
When a fiery ocean demon threatens her peaceful island home, teenage Princess Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) vows to fulfil her heroic destiny and save her people. Putting her navigation skills to the test, Moana sets out on a daring sea voyage to find the once-mighty demi-God Maui (Dwayne Johnson), the legendary creator of the Pacific Islands and the only one who can help her with her quest.
Together, they traverse the treacherous open waters, encountering difficult conditions and dangerous creatures along the way, as Moana searches for the mythical island which holds the key to completing her mission.
Amazon Synopsis: On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard.
However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.Read More »
Although March has whizzed by in a blink of an eye, it feels like it has been ages since I wrote an `Up and Coming` post. Perhaps I was just more organised at the end of February in regards to knowing what I wanted to happen in March. Who knows!
I have had such a reading buzz lately that it was hard selecting four books to focus my reviews on. Although the way I have been going, I’m certain that I will get a few more slipped in there somewhere!
It’s because of the train journeys that I’ve been reading so much. But, scarily, I don’t have many of them left. Or, at least, they won’t be as frequent. I’m going to have to be careful how I plan my reviews from now on to make sure I can stay on top of things.
That being said, I’ve taken it as a personal challenge to see how much I can read before those journeys stop. I’m trying to get a better balance of books for reviewing and books for pleasure and, I must admit, it feels like it might be working. Watch this space is all I can say there!Read More »
Another deadline out of the way! Needless to say, this week has been another crazy one with working intently. How can you finish something, and then two days later still be tweaking and altering words? What can I say: I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my work.
Apart from having work (at my job) this weekend, I’ve allowed it to be a couple of days of breathing space. I am certainly ending this week feeling ready for the week to come – which is more than I can say for last week!
I’m really behind on promoting posts at the moment, but managed to get a few of those done. I’ve also written a review and have actually scheduled some tweets for the first time in about a month.
Plus, I’ve just done a face-mask, my eyebrows and painted my nails. I am so excited to be breaking the spring colours out. There has been some gorgeous weather lately and it has lifted my mood (and energy levels) no end. I’ve never noticeably suffered from SAD before, but I think this winter did affect me.
After winning a contest, Caleb finds himself in the middle of nowhere, unable to contact the outside world. The reason? An A.I that requires testing to see if it can function as a human being.
Caleb is quickly drawn to the A.I – Ava – and vows to try and help her escape from her room/cell. Her creator – Nathan – only sees her as a robot and not a real conscious being, but Caleb wants to help.
But Caleb doesn’t know what he has got himself into. Does he trust humanity or machinery? If a consciousness is truly advanced, can it also lie?Read More »