LD&L: She’s The Man

Fun Fact: I am ALWAYS down to binge and re-watch early to mid 2000’s movies. Anyone else like that?

The Review:

What’s not to love? You’ve got early 2000’s Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum portraying dreamy Duke Orsino. Not to mention, hilarious content. No matter how many times I could possibly watch this movie, I will always laugh at the same parts every time.

As I’m sure a handful of you already know, this movie was based off of Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night. I’m someone who enjoyed English and Drama throughout my schooling (and as I obviously still do), this movie is topnotch material. I love how they were able to bring Shakespeare’s work to life in a modern and hilarious way. 10/10, would recommend for your Saturday night feature. Real question though… is Gouda your favourite kind of cheese? #notmine.

Rating: 5/5 – Isn’t it always?

This movie will always receive the highest of ratings because it never fails to keep me entertained. Isn’t that why we watch movies, read books, go to live plays? Don’t listen to the downers over on the Rotten Tomatoes website (tough crowd…).

Let’s Chat:

Here in Ontario, it seems we forgot a season and went right from Winter into Summer. Had to pop on shorts already! Do you guys have summer plans? What are you looking forward to?

I’m so excited to be working on my first makeup post. Drugstore products for an everyday look is something so achievable at a reasonable price! I can’t wait to share the content with you all. If you were able to send suggestions of products I might like over on my Instagram account, thank you! I look forward to introducing some new products into my everyday routine. Stay tuned this week for the post!

LD&L: When Breath Becomes Air

This book was an emotional roller coaster. I’m not typically one for reading memoirs, but this found it’s way into my home. Literally. My boyfriend mailed me (yes, old school snail-mailed) a copy of When Breath Becomes Air with a simple message; “I love getting mail. People should get more mail, you know”? Knowing I’m a reader, and often a fan of Heather’s Picks at Chapter’s/Indigo, he made a great choice!

My advice to readers who still love holding the physical copy of a book…take time to “old-school mail” a new book to your friend, loved-one, parent, sibling. It will brighten up their day tremendously and it’s such a simple, fun, kind gesture that goes a long way.

The Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

As I mentioned, memoirs often do not catch my interest on the bookshelf. With that being said, this book was a lovely reminder that everyone one in life has a purpose. That even in times of struggle, and in this case illness, your purpose in life doesn’t shrink when you put into perspective what’s most important in your life. The memoir was beautifully crafted. It was well thought out from the prologue and introduction to the closure written by his wife.

I was hesitant to read this knowing it was going to be a sad read. A book about a patient with lung cancer is not something I would have selected to enjoy in my spare time, but I’m glad I did. It brought a new perspective on how to handle devastating news, much like Paul and his family experienced upon his diagnosis. The astonishing part about reading this book was… I wasn’t overwhelmingly sad reading it. Paul presented his cancer journey as a fact rather than an emotion. Reading this, you learn about the science behind his diagnosis, the cold hard facts. Emotion at times does play a role in his journey, but it was not necessarily the forefront of how he chose to present his story. It translated through Paul’s novel that he really lived his life to it’s fullest. Despite the trying circumstance in his last year, his life always had a clear purpose.

Rating: 4.5/5

What’s coming on the blog?

Lined up, my first Wales travel post will be coming this week! I’m also working on putting together an “everyday drugstore makeup” look (something like my picture below). Of course, some more movies, more books. Are you guys enjoying the book LD&L’s or movies?

Also in the works (hopefully for month-end or a post sometime in July), I’m working on my first collab with some fellow blog readers! This post is going to be so fun to create, I love that some of you want to be involved! Thanks for following along so far!

Let me know if you’ve read When Breath Becomes Air. What did you think?

Until next time, xx