Dancing With The Stars Recap: “Disney Night Was Full of Magic”

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Season 25, Episode 6 “Disney Night”

Tonight was “Disney Night” and this was a magical night. I enjoyed all the routines, some were stronger than others. I will say I was quite shocked by not only who got eliminated, but who was in the bottom two this week. The opening number was really cute. I loved how it started off slow & made you feel like you were watching a ball scene out of Cinderella and then picked up the pace. Then I liked the introduction of each couple & getting a sneak peek of what Disney routines we were about to see.
Now let’s look at these performances one by one.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS RECAP: “The Pleasures May Have Been Guilty, But the Dancing Was Fun”

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Season 25, Episode 4 “Guilty Pleasure Night”

Tonight was “Guilty Pleasures Night” and this was a really fun night. I’d say the dancing tonight, while fun, was pretty average, with the exception of one performance. The opening number they did was really enjoyable to watch. It was fun and gave a great sneak peek of everyone’s guilty pleasures.
Now let’s look at these performances one by one.

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Dancing With The Stars Recap: “Could of Used a Little More Sizzle”

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Season 25, Episode 3 “Latin Night”

Tonight was “Latin Night” and it was good, but it could have been better. I was expecting fire and, like my title says, some sizzle with these performances. Now, I did get that with some, but not all. It was a better night compared to last night, but I think I may have set my expectations a little too high.
Now let’s look at these performances one by one.

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Dancing With The Stars Recap: “Ballroom Night Was Alright”

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Season 25, Episode 2 “Ballroom Night”

First you all should know that this is the first time I’ve ever watched Dancing with the Stars. In the past I’ve watched clips on YouTube of the celebrity that I knew, but this is my first time missing WWE Monday Night Raw, which is what I usually watch, to watch this show. Now, you may be wondering why? What celebrity do I love so much that I had to watch this instead of wrestling and the answer, or I guess I should say answers, are:

WWE‘s very own Nikki Bella


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YouTube Violinist Sensation Lindsey Stirling

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and lastly Pretty Little Liars star Sasha Pieterse


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I’m a big fan of these three ladies, but especially Nikki Bella. So, I just had to watch this live and not just on my computer screen. Now, that you know a little about me and why I decided to watch this let’s get into tonight’s episode.

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Book Review – The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening & The Struggle by L.J. Smith

The Awakening / The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2)

So, I decided to reread the books simply because I was feeling a little nostalgic after the series finale of the TV show, not so much for the show, but for the books.
Now, the one thing I clearly remembered from the first time I read these books, which I think was almost ten years ago, was how much I hated Elena Gilbert and after finishing the books I can say those feelings were justified.

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Book Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

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So, when I started this book, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. All I knew was that a lot of people really liked this book and the plot seemed interesting.

At first I thought everyone had lied to me or that this just wasn’t the book for me because I did not enjoy it. For the first 170 pages, I honestly was not enjoying this book. It almost felt like a chore to get through it. I didn’t care about Tariq or Jahandar, so when chapters popped up dedicated to their POV, I found myself wanting to skip it entirely, but knowing I couldn’t because they were most likely important to the plot. Shahrzad and Khalid’s parts were interesting, but still not grabbing my attention. A part of me feels like a lot of this had to do with the fact that Renee Ahdieh takes her time setting up the story, which isn’t a bad thing, but doesn’t make for an exciting, attention grabbing beginning. The other thing is I’m quite ignorant of the culture that is depicted in this book so it was sometimes hard to follow and it also took me forever to realize there was a glossary in the back to help me understand, so once I found that, it helped me understand a lot better.

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Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Okay, so this was a really cute book. I really loved the relationship between Maddy and Olly, even though I thought the love developed a little too quick for my liking, but I can get past that. I loved Carla and found it fascinating how she felt more like Maddy’s mom then Pauline did. The reveal near the end of the book was a little surprising to me, but I did start suspecting something else might be going on that we weren’t aware of in the beginning of the story.
Really didn’t like the ending. To me it was as just as unsatisfying as Eleanor and Park‘s ending. I mean, it was in no way as bad, but I just wasn’t happy with how suddenly it ended. You couldn’t give me like a page or two more? I understand why Nicola Yoon decided to end it that way, but I’m not a fan of it.
I do really like Nicola Yoon‘s writing style. I loved how she told the story in a way that kept the story moving without it dragging, but still kept it entertaining. Just because the ending wasn’t my favorite, doesn’t mean I don’t want to read her other books. Actually it’s the exact opposite. I would love to read more of her work and get lost in these worlds she creates. I also really enjoyed her husband, David Yoon‘s, illustrations. Those were also another nice touch to keep the reader engaged in Maddy’s world.
Overall, loved the story, disliked the way it ended. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves quick, cute teen romance novels.
I’d give Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon 4outof5Stars.

Book Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (SPOILERS)

So, I read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell during this years BookTube-A-Thon and decided to record a review. This is actually more of a rant then a review and quite long, but I still hope you guys enjoy.

Also, I should mention that I gave the book 4outof5Stars. If you want to find out why this book only got 4 stars then you’ve got to watch the video.