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Further Thoughts: Moana


So a lot of people are saying that while Moana definitely looks and (at least to an extent) sounds nice (I especially love the use of Pacific Islander vocals and music), the story is too familiar and/or has some pacing issues. 871 more words


Book Review: The Other Widow by Susan Crawford---and a Giveaway!

The Other Widow
Susan Crawford
William Morrow Paperbacks, December 2016
ISBN 978-0-06-236289-6
Trade Paperback

From the publisher—

Everybody’s luck runs out. This time it could be theirs . 880 more words

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The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Oddballs

It’s the holiday season, folks! And naturally, that means that bloggers are out in full force with our annual holiday gift guides! (Insert eye roll here.) 930 more words

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Book Review: The Inside Passage by Carl Brookins

The Inside Passage
Carl Brookins
Brookins Books, February 2016
ISBN 978-0-9853906-7-9
Trade Paperback

From the author—

Murder, mystery and adventure on the restless ocean waters off the rugged coast of British Columbia. 448 more words

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My Review : Kahani 2

Prelude :

Exactly 4 years ago, I had watched Kahani in Bangalore. Being quite aware of Mr Sujoy Ghosh’s body of work back then, I was not expecting much from the film..but it did surprise me as it became one of my favourite thriller films till date. 552 more words

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Review - Animal Tales

My youngest daughter especially loves cats.  So when I saw this little title advertised at the Book Club, the cat photograph initially interested me.  However, if you enjoy true stories about cats and other animals, you will love this book just as much as younger readers. 436 more words

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