Category Archives: YA Lit & Films

List of Katy’s Christmas Originals

I realise that, having had this blog for nearly eight years, I have accumulated a collection of original Christmas stories. As I will likely not get one done this year, I am compiling all of my previous ones into one … Continue reading

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Loyalties – Leaving the Harbour

copyright 2018 The mood had been somber as their ship had pulled out of the harbour. The soldiers had tried their best to be cheerful, but morale was low, especially among the families. Susan had remained on deck, watching as … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) Having finally watched How to Train Your Dragon earlier this summer, I got around to watching How to Train Your Dragon 2 this past week. It was a great story and I look … Continue reading

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Stardust (2007)

Stardust (2007) There is something to be said for deciding to create a ‘2.0’ version of a story when adapting a novel to film. While all films technically do this, the creators of Stardust openly opted to create new characters, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) At long last (after having the film on my shelf for a year and a half), I finally worked up the courage to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Now, … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Hmm, what’s there not to love about this film? It has Vikings (albeit mythical versions), dragons, action, family drama, romance, gorgeous scenery, and awesome music! Aside from that, which make for an entertaining film … Continue reading

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Having not seen the first two Avengers films (and having only seen a couple of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe), I nonetheless very much enjoyed Infinity War.  Despite being the first part of a culmination … Continue reading

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