2018 – A Retrospective

Happy New Year to you all! Another year has come and gone and it truly feels like 2018 has flown by. In this post I am going to look back at my favourite books and movies of 2018 while looking forward into 2019 at what am I going to read and watch.  Books I started…

Why Change a Classic? – Mulan (2020) live-action

Currently scheduled for release in 2020, Disney’s upcoming live-action release of Mulan has left many fans scratching their heads as casting and narrative decisions have been released to the public. Perhaps one decision which left many fans of the original animated movie stunned was the decision not to follow in the footsteps of Beauty and…

Fourth Anniversary Celebration

Oh my gosh, I would never believe that four years ago that Read Between the Scenes would still be here today. It was created, with the encouragement of my friends, as something to do when I was unsure about where I was going with my life (I’m sure we’ve all been there). Four years later,…

The Bookish Conundrum: eBook vs Books

📸Rachel Caine’s The Great Library Series It is the 21st century where we have many options on how we wish to read books, even to the point that we no longer need to read just listen. In 2016 the UK saw a rise in sales from traditional bookshops which shows there is still a market for…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

I was one of those lucky people who managed to get tickets in the first release and on August 10th I got to witness this story on stage in the Palace Theatre in London. Having gone into the theatre having not read the script (I have since) I was full of apprehension and excitement over…

Origins: Princess and the Frog

Princess and the Frog is a 2009 animated Disney film. The last film (as of now) that was animated in the two dimensional classic Disney style. Telling the story of Tiana, a hard working girl in New Orleans who through numerous events has to kiss a frog (Prince Naveen) which, inevitably leads to the happily ever…

The Origins of Mulan

The story of perhaps one of the most daring stories Disney has gone onto adapt is Mulan. The history of this story is well documented and there are only two different historical accounts/ stories of Hua (Fa) Mulan although both follow the same vein of the story. The Ballad of Mulan was first transcribed in…

A Nerd filled Summer.

 This summer myself along with Emma and Jacqueline travelled down to London to complete a long awaited and planned trip to the place where Harry Potter came to life for the big screen. Down at Pinewood Studios just north of London is where the magic is, and from the outset the place just oozes the…

The world of Pre-order.

As a self-confessed bookie, I am a huge fan of getting the books on the day of release, who wouldn’t be? Unfortunately for myself I live in a semi-remote area of the British Isles and constantly am left disappointed and spoiler-avoiding till the book arrives. Although this has lessened since having an e-reader, I am…