The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year – A Book That Makes You Think

As a person who loves their sleep, it is plain enough why I picked up this book. Sue Townsend’s The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year is the story of Eva Beaver, a woman who is fed up of everyday life and takes to her bed. For a year. Obviously. And the summary had me thinking of how I could be this woman someday.

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The Old Man and the Sea – Wonder and Inspiration Galore

The impact that The Old Man and the Sea has is so intense that its review preaches more than the book does. No wonder the book was recognized and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, also gaining a mention when its author, Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature the following year.

Baby Driver – Movie That Firmly Parks Ansel Elgort in Hollywood

If you’ve watched The Fault in Our Stars and loved it, you’ll agree with me that the most loveable part of the movie, apart from the moving story, is Ansel Elgort. He’s tall and good-looking and acts pretty well. After TFIOS, though, a lot of people weren’t too keen on Elgort’s acting chops. Despite his role in Men Women and Children garnering positivity, Elgort was summarily dismissed as just another one-time romantic hero. That’s how I see it.

Life Is What You Make It – Agree and Disagree

At first glance, it seems like a teen romance – something that gives them the impetus to plod on through the challenging years. But it is not. Sure, the encouragement is there, but not in the way we envisioned it to be. The phrase “appearances are deceptive” quickly jumped to mind as I was halfway through the story.

Dunkirk – What’s A Little Nolan Without Confusion?

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.

House Rules – Heartbreaking and Heartwarming At The Same Time

I am part of an awesome group on Facebook that has 10k other readers like me (10k as of this instant). Every day, there are scores of discussions on books and reading, not to forget the long list of book recommendations that the members dole out. Thanks to this group, I built up a TBR…

Bask Under Ruskin Bond’s ‘The Blue Umbrella’

Like I’d done with The Cherry Tree, I bought The Blue Umbrella when it was on sale. And just like The Cherry Tree, I fell in love with this book, too. Ruskin Bond is pure genius in his simplicity. His stories are simple, yet carry a message that resonates with every reader in some form…

Naam Shabana – A Story Of Gritty, Sometimes Witty Shabana

If you have watched Neeraj Pandey’s 2015 action thriller, Baby, you’ll know Shabana. Played by Taapsee Pannu, Shabana is a character who oozes grit and determination. Patriotic to the hilt and righteous in the most positive sense of the word, Shabana knows no limit when it comes to serving her country.

‘Think With Me’ – Annoys With Its Preposterous Ideas

Saharasri Subrata Roy Sahara – I knew that this man, a brilliant businessman, was arrested in 2014. But I didn’t know why. It doesn’t matter early in this review, but it somewhat dented my opinion of him when I read the book with his arrest in mind. I agreed to review Think With Me, the…

Fight Club – I’m Breaking Rule Number 1!

I did come around to finally, finally watching Fight Club. And now that I have, I understand the years and years of people staring at me like I was mad for not having watched this classic. I did question my sanity for not having watched it earlier.

King Lear – Strenuous To Read But Heartbreaking

The only book I’d read of William Shakespeare was Timon of Athens. As time passed, I thought, maybe I should be reading his more popular works like Romeo and Juliet, and As You Like It. But then my book list kept expanding (and still does) to the point where I did not want to concentrate…

Stanley ka Dabba – A Generous Serving of Silent Retrospection

I’ve been waiting a long time to find the perfect movie that will make me write a review and kick off the movie reviews section of The Review Lounge. Until a few days ago, even the thought of starting this barren section did not cross my mind. And then I watched Stanley ka Dabba.  The…