On a summer day at the arcade, timid sixteen-year-old Ignacio Cañas encounters two charismatic rebels: El Zarco (“Blue Eyes”) and his gorgeous girl, Tere. Entranced, he crosses the border into their dangero...

Dylan O'Brien stars as Thomas in THE MAZE RUNNER.

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The Maze Runner

This one is not going to be a book versus movie kinda review. And that's because I haven't read the book this movie is based on - The Maze Runner by James Dashner, although I have often mentioned on this blog m...

WW: View From the top

Makalidurga is about 2 hours drive north of Bangalore, and is a popular trekking place. This place first became famous after a tragedy that occurred on October 31 1991, when a boulder rolled down the hill to hi...

27 Dresses

I've been on a movie-watching rampage recently. The past couple of weekends have been blessedly free of any social obligations, and there have been some good movies coming on TV recently, so watch this space fo...
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Lady Audley’s Secret

This book has been on my TBR list for years, and it feels good to finally cross it off my classics book club list. Lady Audley's Secret is one of those gothic "sensation" novels in the style of Wilkie Col...

Fun Quirky Tees at Champu

Quirky tees seem to be all the rage these days. Every day on my commute to work and back, I love to spend the idle time waiting at traffic signals and such reading the text on the fun tees sported by all the bi...


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 ...