Celebrities’ lives are always beyond what we can even begin to comprehend. What we see in the media is such a small fragment of what their lives actually are like. The pressure to perform, to look good, to have that perfect balance or at least look like it – all this, while staying true to themselves is one that simmers under their smiling, picture-perfect facades. And there’s one author – among the many, I’m sure, but my favorite of them – who does it amazingly well: Taylor Jenkins Reid.
Sometimes you read about a character so wonderful, so enigmatic, that their charm drips off the pages and into your mind and heart. One such was this book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. There’s so much I want to say about her here, in written format too, but a year and a half after having read the book for the first time, I find myself at a loss for words. It’s a paradox, really. A side-effect of the aura the book exudes.
A quickly put together review of The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue. I listened to the audiobook on Libro.fm.
I read Swimming in the Dark in June and it’s taken me a long, long time to write this review, because every time I think of this book, my heart breaks and my eyes fill up. That’s not to say that this is a sad book. It’s a very matter-of-fact narration and that is exactly what will reach inside you and shake your very core.
Historical fiction is a genre that requires a lot of research. And if you combine it with a murder mystery, a lot of work goes into getting everything in place and making sure that there are no loose ends.
Harini Srinivasan’s ‘The Curse of Anuganga’ is a combination of historical fiction and murder mystery that is set in 403 CE in the city of Nandivardhana.
The word ‘atonement’ usually means making amends for your actions that have done wrong to a person or people around you. And when a book with this name starts off with a teenager trying to direct a play that she can show off at a family gathering, you wonder why it is named thus. It is only some tens of pages into the book that you read on, becoming horrified with each page as the story progresses and clears the contextual meaning of the title for you.
The first I’d ever heard of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was when an awesome reading group on Facebook collectively suggested it to the Universe watching. With an intriguing title that had two words that I love – literary and potato – the book was destined to land in my lap. And if it hadn’t, it would have been a complete shame. On me.
The movie Mudbound is based on the book of the same name by Hillary Jordan. Mudbound was nominated in 4 categories at the Academy Awards 2018: Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Song, and Best Cinematography.
This review is in collaboration with Instagrammer rad.movies. I’d been craving to read this for a long time and when this finally came through, my excitement knew no limit. Read on for my review of Mudbound, on which the Oscar-nominated film of the same name is based.
Dunkirk is Nolan’s attempt to impress the story upon audiences through visuals and music for most part of the movie. It’s the story of English forces stranded in Dunkirk while being gunned down upon by Allied Forces, and their evacuation.