Film Review | Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast
5 / 5
IMDb Rating: 7.9
Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad.
Director: Bill Condon
Plot Summary: Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside. Continue reading


One of my favourite poems…

The Lost Generation
Jonathan Reed

I am part of a lost generation.
And I refuse to believe that
I can change the world.
I realize this may be a shock, but
“Happiness comes from within”
Is a lie, and
“Money will make me happy”
So in thirty years, I will tell my children
They are not the most important thing in my life.
My employer will know that
I have my priorities straight because
Is more important than
I tell you this:
Once upon a time
Families stayed together
But this will not be true in my era.
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
Thirty years from now, I will be celebrating the tenth anniversary of my divorce.
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making.
In the future,
Environmental destruction will be the norm.
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this Earth.
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic.
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope.

And all of this will come true unless we choose reverse it.
Read the poem in reverse. 🙂

The Humpo Show | Richard 

Book Review | King’s Cage

King’s Cage
Victoria Aveyard

Genre(s) | Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopia
Goodreads Rating | 4.13

Humpo Rating | 5 / 5

Not a god’s chosen, but a god’s cursed.

King’s Cage is the breathtaking third installment of the Red Queen series that leaves a blaze in the popular Young Adult genre, and I am not referring to Cal’s fire abilities.

Mare is Maven’s prisoner, powerless without her lightning, and she spends her imprisonment replaying every excruciating detail that lead to this moment, as well as the potential horrors to come. The boy-King of Norta seems intent on walking the path that Queen Elara intended for him, as her surgical manipulation of her son’s mind becomes more and more apparent given his political decision-making concerning the Scarlet Guard, the Lakelander War, Newbloods and Mare. Meanwhile, Cal, Cameron, Kilorn, Farley and the rest of the Scarlet Guard continue in Mare’s absence, recruiting as many Newbloods as they can before King Maven gets his hands on them, as well as organizing, training and expanding as they prepare for war. The Scarlet Guard can no longer keep hidden in the shadows as Maven makes moves on the chessboard that no longer involves just his kingdom. They have to make alliances and sacrifices as they take their seat at the top table where they are on equal footing with Norta, Lakelands, Piedmont and Montfort in terms of importance and threat- depending on perspective. Continue reading

Let me Follow you! (Send your Links)

I’m looking to get everyone who follows me on WordPress, and whoever I follow on here to post links to their other sites so we can follow each other on them too. My links are below.

Instagram    |   Goodreads    |   Twitter 

I am trying to post more regularly on Instagram, where I will be holding more Book Giveaways in future, so that is a good one to follow if you want free books! But I also need to follow more bookstagram accounts and people’s instagrams that I don’t yet follow!

I have updated my Goodreads profile, but I don’t really have any friends on it yet. Send me links to your Goodreads profile so we can follow one another! Continue reading

Films I Think Students Should Watch (Discussion Post)

Further to my other discussion post on the books that I think students should have read by the time they finish education, I have compiled a list of films that I think students should watch as films are just as important to students as they grow up. The 10 films I have chosen are from a variety of genres, displaying both males and females in lead roles, race issues, issues of sexuality, individuality, history, loss, escapism and comedy.

Let me know in the comments, or in your post, what films you would have students watch before they leave education.

Alien, Bend It Like Beckham, The Breakfast Club, Coach Carter, Dead Poet’s Society, History Boys, Hotel Rwanda, Schindler’s List, The Impossible and The Theory of Everything. Continue reading