Don’t Judge…

How often have we been told not to judge a book by its cover? In general, I abide by this - in life, and when it comes to actual books. As a reader, I'm more likely to be drawn in by a powerful synopsis than by a cover. But, undeniably, a gorgeous cover is super... Continue Reading →

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Why not both?

I'm sure y'all have seen the meme that has come to be known across the internet as "Why not both?" It looks like this, for the unfamiliar: I think about it often, especially when I see debates over certain topics popping up across the internet, or in everyday life. There seems to be things that... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Captain Marvel (2018)

Dir: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Lee Pace, Djimon Hounsou, Gemma Chan, etc. Runtime: 2hr4min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Anything major will be marked under a 'Read more'! Captain Marvel, the latest origin story in the extensive Marvel Cinematic Universe, follows the titular heroine... Continue Reading →

Unexpected

When I was in 6th grade, my classmates and I participated in a program at a place called Exchange City. Basically, we were to apply for jobs, learn how to interview, and, once our positions were secured, we went on a field trip to a makeshift "city" set up where we were told to run... Continue Reading →

Favorite Tropes

Writers are often advised to avoid certain tropes in their writing, but let's face it... some tropes/cliches are unavoidable. And some are irresistible! Tropes and cliches can be bad, don't get me wrong.  They are dreaded and spurned for a reason. They can break a story and turn a reader away from a book or... Continue Reading →

Oscars Reaction 2019!

I missed the red carpet because of work and I am PISSED. I love seeing all the snazzy suits and dresses. But at least I am not missing the actual show. We will see how this host-less show goes. I actually liked Kimmel the last two years, but other recent hosts have totally flopped, so... Continue Reading →

Best Picture Countdown #1: The Favourite

"I have sent for some lobsters. I thought we could race them and then eat them." - Olivia Colman as Queen Anne in The Favourite (2018) Of all eight films nominated for Best Picture at the 91st Academy Awards, Yorgos Lanthimos's semi-ridiculous period dramedy The Favourite impressed me the most. A thrilling combination of absurd... Continue Reading →

Best Picture Countdown #3: Roma

"We are alone. No matter what they tell you, we women are always alone." - Marina de Tavira as Sofía in Roma (2018) Alfonso Cuarón's semi-autobiographical drama Roma has become the Awards season darling over the last few months, racking up heaps of praise from critics and audiences alike - though many viewers never had... Continue Reading →

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