Very restrained telling of the fight by British women for the right to vote. Meryl Streep has a bit role as Emmeline Plankhurst. Carey Mulligan plays a laundry woman whose gradual political awakening occurs alongside the daily abuse she faces at the laundry, and the growing understanding that she has no legal rights over her […]Read more "Suffragette"
Eleanor and Park was harder to read than I thought it would be. I picked it up blithely thinking it was another YA romance :young love! misfits!TEEN LIFE. But it wasn’t as easy on the emotions as that. I thought that one of them would feel self conscious a la Bella of something bland and forgettable […]Read more "Eleanor & Park"
Fangirl is a pretty good book by itself, I started reading it for the references to Baz and Simon though. This book is the genesis of Carry On because Simon , Baz , Penelope were drawn here as characters in the imaginary “Simon Snow series”.Because Carry On has such a fixed place in my mind […]Read more "Fangirl and Carry On "
Excellent fantasy romance read. I picked up the book because of its straight up, easy going well defined voice- this was a writer who had struck gold- and because the blurb promised a vampire. As I read it I realised this was a vampire human romance between two school age wizards. 🙂 It’s amusing just […]Read more "Carry On by Rainbow Rowell"
Language swings and dances in this short story collection by Junot Diaz. He’s probably been popular at least since 2007 but I never wanted to buy him. Day before I finally did and today I polished off the last couple of chapters, licked my lips and am now greedily considering buying another of his books. […]Read more "This is How You Lose Her"
Leo DiCaprio doesn’t die this time. I think the man suffers from some kind of complex of grandeur. Why does he keep choosing roles that die encompassed by pointedly humble magnitude? He certainly seems to be under the impression that he can more than support the part of vulnerable, unlovable greatness. Think of his movie […]Read more "Thoughts on Leo in the times of The Revenant"
I’m hooked! Adam Driver as Kylo Ren is so jawdropping HOT! I hope the force is strong in this one, and that he winds up with Rey. I sense an angst filled movie times couple in the making. That last fight scene was awesome. I thought Daisey Ridley instilled it with so much unexpected raw […]Read more "The Force Awakens- and is unexpectedly goodlooking"
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde!Read more "From here to there <3"
The Intern lacks a certain something. A certain…. Meryl-iness. In its tone we have observed a lack of Streep. Okay, so although Devil Wears Prada comparisons are inevitable… this movie is a cute movie. Anne Hathaway is nice… or at least her character allows her to be interesting. Although, by the way, the infantilisation of […]Read more "The Intern"
You know after watching the brilliance and the super connectedness of TVD S1-4 (it’s really very good you know, if you can watch the stilted, stiff necked, s*&% that is GoT you can watch the literary allusive-pop cultural reference laden dialogue, emotionally surcharged, epically [that’s kind of a TVD word ;)] soundtracked, sharply cast-ed, drama […]Read more "TVD marathon ( Yes I bought the box set!!)"