Tally can't wait to turn sixteen and become pretty. Sixteen is the magic number that brings a transformation from repellent Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech parad...

A Court of Thorns and Roses

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre di...

Tips on Choosing the Right Anniversary Rings

Being married is an ongoing struggle for most people and will take a lot of work to make things last. Hitting important anniversary milestones is a big deal for most couples and a reason for them to celebrate. ...

For History Buffs

While many of us are always trying to move forward into the future, a lot of people don't want to let go of the past. People everywhere have a fascination with eras gone by. It doesn't matter whether they were ...

A Discovery of Witches

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished ...

Two Movies and a Makeover

Last weekend was an epic movie watching weekend. Gone Girl premiered on Star Movies on July 25th, and it's one I've long been wanting to see. I was so super-efficient that evening, wrapped up dinner, put both t...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue ...

Written in the Stars

Twenty-seven-year old Ananya Jhangiani has had more jobs than she can count on two hands. The black sheep in a family of overachievers, Ananya flits from job to job unable to find the career that will grab...

Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz is one of those hugely popular authors that has largely left me unmoved. He's put out tons of books, but I've only read a couple of them (one reviewed here), both very forgettable. So, I don't ...

Conflicted About Zoos

I seriously don't know what I feel about housing animals in zoos. In principle, I can't stand the thought of animals caged up, but then I think of issues like conservation and the fact that we would probably ne...

God Help the Child

As expected from Toni Morrison's books, this is a short (but disturbing) novel about a young woman trying to come to terms with her identity as a black woman. Bride is a beautiful young woman who on the ou...

The Invention of Wings

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sara...
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All Hail the King! Burger King

Phoenix Mall is one of our favorite hang-out places in Bangalore. It helps that it is close to home and that they have a wonderful Hamleys, the amazing Zara, and the fun Itsy-Bitsy. What Phoenix didn't have,...