A darkly poetic fable that begins with a little girl drawing figures of people with chalk on the cement of a playground. She takes notice of an unusual crack in the pavement that is seeping a mysterious black fluid, which she follows to an ominous building. Inside, she encounters several bizarre phenomena, including walls that…… Continue reading The Captured Bird (2012)
I’ve been wanting to own this book for a while now having seen it in a few bookstores in NYC. Not sure why I haven’t bought it yet, but the shelf space is still there waiting to inhabit it. I heard of Edward Gorey before but thanks to John Charet of Cinematic Coffee recommendation based on…… Continue reading The Gashlycrumb Tinies: the Edward Gorey Alphabet Book
Happy birthday to Doug Jones, born 59 years ago today (May 24). Doug Jones is perhaps the most prolific actor you’ve never actually seen on screen. His thin-visage is usually covered in heavy makeup, rubber latex, and computer-generated imagery and he’s responsible for a wide variety of fantastic characters which perhaps you never knew were…… Continue reading The Most Famous Actor You’ve Never Seen
“I, myself, am strange and unusual” – Lydia Deetz (BeetleJuice, 1988) Ever since I was a kid, I had an interest in strange and unusual things, like our little pale-faced Ms. Deetz. My mom always said oh so lovingly that I’m “so strange sometimes” and I always took it as the biggest compliment because I’ve always aspired…… Continue reading The Strange & Unusual: Lois Hannah
I’ve been recently defining myself as a book worm although I’ve always loved reading. But I feel that ‘Book Worm’ is a term I needed to officially earn, and I think my frequent visits to the library and different book stores clearly prove I am one. I began reading books which were later on adapted…… Continue reading The Club Dumas, The Ninth Gate & Johnny Depp
I don’t normally recommend anything I haven’t watched or read, but I’ll make an exception this time as this is a special day and a special story. So please bear with me… Today’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day and I want to bring to light a book I was recently introduced to. “Of Bitter Herbs and…… Continue reading Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections
We’ve recently welcomed 2019 and with it come brand new resolutions. Well, my 2018 good-for-you goals are still very much on with tiny lifestyle tweaks to implement on 2019. Reading more is one of them! I’ve always been a book lover. As a kid, I used to binge-read books like Little Women, Dance of the…… Continue reading Bionic Book Worm’s Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 books I NEED to read in 2019
I’m in the midst of reading Joanne Harris’s third novel in Vianne Rocher series “Peaches for Monsieur le Curé”. After reading Chocolat and watching Lasse Hallström’s magical and somewhat altered adaptation, I’ve become obsessed – and it’s official! http://gph.is/1kTmwow Unlike Hallström’s film, Vianne leaves the village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes and returns after a long period during…… Continue reading Vianne Rocher, Chocolat, and the sequel.
Happy birthday to Meg Ryan, one of Hollywood’s most beloved actresses best known for her romantic comedy hits, cute expressions and changing her styles which definitely deserves our praises today and thanks to Paul, I’ll do so right here. I recently caught up with two of Meg Ryan movies, When Harry Met Sally and When…… Continue reading The Meg Ryan Birthday Blogathon – “When…” Movies
Happy Halloween, Everybody! Even though we’re not in the habit of celebrating Halloween in my country, we’re gradually adopting the trick and treating tradition and partying all night long (with me excluded, zzz…). But you can always find something fun and terroriffic to do on Halloween. I, for example, decided to go to the movies…… Continue reading It’s a Rocky Horror Halloween!