The Strange & Unusual

The Strange & Unusual: Lois Hannah

“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

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The Club Dumas, The Ninth Gate & Johnny Depp

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

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Of Bitter Herbs and Sweet Confections

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

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Bionic Book Worm’s Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 books I NEED to read in 2019

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

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Vianne Rocher, Chocolat, and the sequel.

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! 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.

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The Meg Ryan Birthday Blogathon – “When…” Movies

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

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It’s a Rocky Horror Halloween!

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!

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Extraordinary Tales (2013) – The ❝October Birthdayz❞ Blogathon

If you’re a fan of the macabre, you’re in for a real treat…and some trick. With the intention of following the rules of Nuwan’s October Birthdays blogathon, I unknowingly chose to focus on Edgar Allan Poe – The notoriously grim poet that died on October 7th, 1894. So, this isn’t about a birthday but rather…… Continue reading Extraordinary Tales (2013) – The ❝October Birthdayz❞ Blogathon

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Hold the Dark (2018)

In a cold Alaskan town, three children are dead after being kidnaped by wolves. A worried mother Medora Slone (Riley Keough) whose six-year-old son is missing hires writer Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) to track down her boy in the snowy wilderness. Knee-deep in snow Core goes out to locate the boy’s remains only to find nothing and recognize…… Continue reading Hold the Dark (2018)

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Hereditary (2018)

I haven’t been having nightmares from a movie in a long while, but Hereditary managed to sleep deprive me of about half of the night. I love Horror flicks, and I love the adrenaline involved and it only took a glimpse at Toni Collette’s face to convince me this film is IT for this Friday…… Continue reading Hereditary (2018)