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Gone Baby Gone – Book vs Movie


When I see a movie I really like, and then learn that it is based on a book. Well, then I have to immediately go read the book ASAP.

This is what happened when I saw the excellent Gone Baby Gone on Netflix. It stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, and a whole slew of sublime secondary characters – Morgan Freeman, John Ashton, and Ed Harris. Harris especially is the selling point for me. I almost invariably watch and enjoy every movie of his.

Anyway, it was only after watching the movie that I came to know it was based on the book by Dennis Lehane.

Life Lately #1


Of late, I have been feeling like my blogging has got a bit mechanical – a bunch of book reviews (usually done way after I have read the book), the occasional restaurant review, but I think the earlier personal note has started to go missing. Partly, because somewhere along the way I started doing book reviews for publishers and food posts for restaurants (meaning I have a deadline), and basically the blog has started feeling more business-like, than like a personal blog.

I can’t say I can go completely back to the old tone and content as i no longer feel like I am writing solely for friends and family. But I also don’t want the blog to exist merely as a database of places to go, and books to read. I don’t know how the new style will evolve but I plan to have a little more about my daily life and routines, things I am thinking, what the kids are doing/saying to me, and so on.

Let’s see how things evolve. Old readers, I hope you will like my going back to more of what made you read my blog read in the first place, newer readers, I hope you find reading about the person behind the blog as interesting as the blog itself.

Fingers crossed and hoping.

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 the kids to sleep, and then settled down on the sofa to peaceably watch it on the telly. ...