Confession time. This is not the first time I’ve read Yes Please by Amy Poehler. It’s actually the third. I read it when it first came out back in 2014, and then I listened to the audiobook (which I recommend for everyone, it’s amazing).
I decided to pick this book up again because I had just finished watching 13 Reasons Why, and I needed something light and happy to lift my spirits up after that major downer. Also, I just finished my latest Parks and Recreation watch, and was having a serious case of PPD – Post Parks Depression. What better way to soften the blow of leaving Pawnee than by reading about the amazing woman who brought Leslie Knope to life.
I recently finished reading What Light by Jay Asher, and oof. Sorry guys, this was a rough one. *Some spoilers ahead, so proceed with caution.*
If you know me, you know that I LOVE Jimmy Fallon! He is so funny and seems like such a nice guy and I’m in love with him. If you didn’t know, Universal Studios in Orlando made a ride starring Jimmy! Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is a simulation ride where Jimmy hops in a special go-kart and you race him through the streets of New York, while other popular stars and characters of The Tonight Show pop up along the way. (My official review of the ride will be coming up in a later post).
With the opening of his ride, The Tonight Show hit the road and did a week of shows from the Universal Orlando Resort!
I received an ARC of this book over the summer when I won a contest at Barnes & Noble. It was trivia night for their teen book festival, B-Fest, and my prize was that I would receive advanced copies of books in the mail throughout the year.
I just finished reading The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, and it did not disappoint. I was so excited to read this book because Nicola’s first book, Everything Everything, was one of my favorite books that I read last year. Her writing is so beautiful, and she has quickly become one of my favorite authors.
One thing I planned on doing when I created this blog was publishing book reviews. I have been a bookworm basically since I was old enough to understand what books were. Books and reading hold such a special place in my heart, and when I find a book that I love, I always try to push it onto my friends so that we can discuss it. I love giving and getting recommendations for new reads, so that’s why I wanted to add this aspect to my blog. My favorite genre is Contemporary Young Adult but I will throw the occasional fantasy or nonfiction into the mix. So, here it is, my first book review! Hope you enjoy!
On Sunday, I met my best friend Jordan at the Ticket & Transportation Center for a day at the Magic Kingdom. My annual pass expired back at the beginning of January, and this was my first trip back with a renewed pass. After not being at Disney for more than a month, I was in serious need of some magic, and I was so excited to be back. Since it was President’s Day weekend, the TTC was pretty crowded, so we hopped on the Resort Monorail and were on our way!
Welcome friends! I’m Danielle – a small town girl, born and raised in South Florida. I am a self proclaimed Disney Freak, Professional Fangirl, Bibliophile, Television Junkie, and I’d like to think of myself as an honorary Gilmore Girl. I am a two time alumni of the Disney College Program, but as of now, I’m just trying to find my place in this world. Now that we got the boring stuff out of the way, lets move on to the reason you’re here.
I think we can all agree that being a grown up sucks. To escape my troubles of the real world, I find myself getting lost in worlds of fiction and fantasy. Whether it be between the pages of a book, through the small screen, or countless adventures in magical places, I want to document how these things and places lift me up (or down; you never know with books) at a time when I really need a little happiness in my life. So please, join me on this journey while I review books, write about my favorite television shows, recap the never ending amount of trips I make to Walt Disney World, and any other thing that adds a little sunshine to my life.
The name “Danielle In The Hollow,” comes from an episode of Gilmore Girls where Rory says, “We’re low-tech here in the Hollow, but we do have payphones.” I’m not sure why, but it just stuck. The idea for this blog came about right before Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiered. I was writing in my journal about how excited I was, and how much the original show meant to me, and the idea to publish that journal entry popped into my head, and here we are.
So come on in and take a look around. I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures as much as I did having them!