Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (2006)

In Power, Freedom, and Grace, Deepak Chopra considers the mystery of our existence and its significance in our eternal quest for happiness. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where do I go when I die? Chopra draws upon the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the findings of modern science to help us understandContinue reading “Power, Freedom, and Grace by Deepak Chopra (2006)”

Dumped, Actually by Nick Spalding

When Ollie Sweet is very publicly dumped by ‘The One’, his seemingly perfect world dissolves into misery, self-pity, and a bizarre rooftop meeting with a suicidal man in flip-flops. While most would seek out the support of loved ones at such a torrid time, natural-born journalist Ollie asks the subscribers of his website: how did they getContinue reading “Dumped, Actually by Nick Spalding”

Jojo Moyes * The Girl you left behind

France, 1916. Sophie Lefevre must keep her family safe whilst her adored husband Edouard fights at the front. When she is ordered to serve the German officers who descend on her hotel each evening, her home becomes riven by fierce tensions. And from the moment the new Kommandant sets eyes on Sophie’s portrait – paintedContinue reading “Jojo Moyes * The Girl you left behind”

Oscar Winners 2022

I wrote recently about my predictions for 2022 Oscars nominations 2022: the full list and my favourites and I’m happy to see that CODA won! Dune also raked up a lot of awards! The only embarrassing moment was Will Smith punching Chris Rock. I mean his joke was funny and not at all insulting: https://www.reddit.com/r/HolUp/comments/tq0mhk/will_smith_slaps_chris_rock_at_the_oscars_full/ CODAContinue reading “Oscar Winners 2022”

Who else had a crush on Sylar from Heroes about 10,000 years ago?

I ran into an old folder on my hard drive and I had a bout of nostalgia coming along. Gabriel Gray (alias Sylar, after his favorite brand of wristwatch) is the main antagonist of the Heroes series. He was once a casual watchmaker until he was visited by Chandra Suresh who identified him as PatientContinue reading “Who else had a crush on Sylar from Heroes about 10,000 years ago?”

Embers: An Inferno Conclusion * Olson, Yolanda

Here’s another short I received from one of our readers. The mini synopsis indicated I’d be in some trouble as it related to a series I’ve never read before. This is the conclusion to the Inferno series. It is highly advised to read Inferno, Cinere, and Sparks first. How about no. I’ll see how theContinue reading “Embers: An Inferno Conclusion * Olson, Yolanda”