Watching Wednesday : The Dark Crystal

Hello and welcome to my first ever Watching Wednesday! 

For a while I had toyed with the idea of making posts about things I’ve watched whether or not I have enjoyed them. I did one in the past and decided to start it up again. 

So, today in anticipation of Netflix’s release of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, I will talk a bit about a movie that holds a place special in my heart and childhood, The Dark Crystal. A dark fantasy adventure puppet animated movie that instilled a love in me for fantasy and adventure stories.

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WWW 5/8/2019

Time for another WWW Wednesday! This is reading meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words that asks

What are you currently reading?

What did you finish recently reading?

 What do you think you’ll read next?

So I’ll be sharing with you what I have read in the past week, what I am reading now and what I hope to read soon.

All links lead to Goodreads page

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April Wrap UP

It is once again time for another monthly wrap up!

I am actually pretty proud of myself this month for reading 7 books (I DNF’d one but we’ll get to that later) and it’s mostly thanks to #Unsolvedathon.

Readathon’s were something I have heard about but never participated in (I don’t know why but I just didn’t) but when I saw this one that was based off of Buzzfeeds Unsolved I could not not join. I did join it once it was already underway so I didn’t read as many books as most of the other participants or get to finish all its prompts but I am so glad I joined and actually signed up to join another readathon next month!

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Unsolvedathon Check In


With only one week left in Unsolvedathon I am feeling the pressure but enjoying it at the same time. I have been able to check off six of the prompts, ( I read five books, one book fits two prompts ) and hopefully will be able to complete the full ten by 4/30. So here are the books I read so far and what last five books I plan reading to finish off this readathon.

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I first saw Lorryn post about this readathon and was intrigued. B.U. is one of my all time favorite YouTube series/channel and knew I just needed to check it out.

This readathon is hosted by Laura at Thebookcorps and wow! The dedication that they put into this is just phenomenal. I have not participated in a readathon before but once I saw this post I knew that I had to do it.

This is a bit ambitious seeing as we are ten days into April but that’s me.

Ambitious Shantall.

It was hard picking which path I wanted to take but ultimately I chose Shane’s.

Book wise, I am on a buying ban, so I made sure to pick books that I either owned already or were easily accessible through my library. Plus I made sure that they were all already part of my TBR pile as to not add more later now. **I also doubled up on one book that fit two of the prompts.

So without further ado here is my Buzzfeed Unsolved Readathon TBR.

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Wrestling Patronus


My husband and I were having a random conversation and somehow one thing led to another and we began to discuss who in the wrestling world would be our Patronus. I know weird. But if you knew us, this wouldn’t be weird at all, it’s pretty par for the course.

For those who might not know what a Patronus is this is how it’s explained on Pottermore :

As Professor Lupin told Harry in Prisoner of Azkaban, the Patronus is ‘a kind of Anti-Dementor – a guardian which acts as a shield between you and the Dementor.’ It’s also ‘a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the Dementor feeds upon – hope, happiness, the desire to survive – but it cannot feel despair, as real humans can, so the Dementors can’t hurt it.’

The Patronus has two forms, non-corporeal and corporeal. A non-corporeal Patronus can appear as ‘a thin wisp of silver’ that hovers ‘like mist’. Whereas a corporeal Patronus has a form that is clearly defined and is more than vapour or smoke.

The ability to cast a corporeal or non-corporeal Patronus is down to the skill of the witch or wizard. Each Patronus is unique to the witch or wizard who conjures it, and it’s possible, in some cases, for a Patronus to change.

So we got to thinking which wrestler would be our Patronus?

No hesitation, my husband quickly declared Randy Orton as his.


I, myself, haven’t not watched the world of wrestling in a long time, having grown up with a younger brother the only time I had watched it was with him. Now that we are both grown I haven’t kept up with the sport as much as he has. My picks were limited to what I remembered from back then. There were so many choices from Chyna, Lita, Trish Stratus to Goldberg, The Undertaker and Rikishi there were so many choices for me to consider. But the more I thought about it and the description on pottermore ‘a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the Dementor feeds upon – hope, happiness, the desire to survive’ and immediately I knew who would be my Patronus.

Eddie Guerrero.


I remember how much joy my brother and I got from watching him enter any match and then watching him frog splash opponents was always a highlight. He was a joy to watch and a force to be reckoned with and I miss him everyday.

How about you? Do you watch or watched wrestling in the past? Do you have a wrestler that you would like as your Patronus ?