So far, 2019 has been a great year for me in terms of stories to read (and watch). There’s a few things coming up which I’m particularly looking forward to!
April: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
@ A Great Book Study
I’m so excited that Ruth is hosting a read-along for Mary Wollstonecraft’s classic text. I’ve been meaning to read it for ages, but it’s good I waited… it’s going to be more fun as a group!
@ Brona’s Books
August will be Herman Melville’s bicentennial birthday! A great time to re-read this novel. This time, I plan to give a thorough review, maybe even a miniseries.
Disney Live-Action Remakes
I’m really quite excited about the TWO Disney live-action remakes coming out this year, Aladdin and The Lion King. The animated Aladdin was a favorite of mine as a kid, and I’m pretty sure The Lion King is one of Disney’s very best stories. I just hope both remakes stay close to the originals, like Beauty and the Beast did.
May 24: Aladdin
July 19: The Lion King
I’m thinking about starting the podcast back up again. I haven’t decided whether to do that, or focus on the YouTube channel, or some combination. Either way… planning to make a decision in the near future.
I'm really looking forward to Aladdin. I'm not sure about The Lion King, though. The classic animated one was the first movie I ever saw in theaters, and its voice actors MADE my childhood.
I'm excited you'll be joining me for the Wollstonecraft read-along, Marian!And I'm looking forward to Brona's MD read-along, as well as both of those Disney films. I'm not a big movie fan, but these look well done.
It was my first trip to the theater, too! I must say, I'm pretty bummed Jeremy Irons wasn't recast as Scar, as James Earl Jones was for Mufasa.
I've been pleasantly surprised by the Disney remakes, for the most part. Even Cinderella was pretty good, in spite of no talking animals or songs. :OFrozen 2 is also coming out this fall…I'm a little more wary because I actually really liked the first one and don't think it needs a sequel.
I've decided that I'm going to join Ruth's read along after reading the introduction to the book (by the author). It sounds not only interesting but a balanced, sensible treatise, not a raging indictment against men as I was fearing. I'm looking so forward to it. And Moby Dick too although I wish it wasn't at the same time as Adam's read-along of The Divine Comedy. Podcast or YouTube …. I'm interested to see what you choose! …..
Hurrah, glad you're joining!! I know what you mean about raging indictments. I've never read Wollstonecraft, but I find earlier feminists tend to be more sensible in general. :)Moby-Dick and The Divine Comedy would be a pretty heavy pairing. You might start Moby-Dick early – in fact, I might do that since I tend to fall behind anyway!
I am also joining in for Ruth's read along! Looking forward to it!
Awesome – there should be a lot of great discussion!
Marian,I would love to see more Youtube videos! I love seeing how others organize their collections. I'm looking forward to reading Moby Dick later this year as well!Catherine
Thanks, Catherine! It should be a fun readalong. The last time I read it was by myself, so I really can't wait to hear other viewpoints. 🙂