The Secret Lives of Bees * by Sue Monk Kidd

It came to my mind when I saw Oprah’s book list of books to read that I have heard of “The secret lives of bees” but I never knew what it was about. Beekeepers? The lives of bees? I never expected to read  a touching story of growing up and taking responsability, racism in AmericaContinue reading “The Secret Lives of Bees * by Sue Monk Kidd”

Let the right one in – John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Right One In (Original Swedish: Låt den rätte komma in), also known as Let Me In, is a 2004 vampire fiction novel by Swedish writer John Ajvide Lindqvist. Centering on the relationship between a 12-year-old boy, Oskar, and a centuries-old vampire in the form of the child, Eli. The story takes place inContinue reading “Let the right one in – John Ajvide Lindqvist”

The Host – Stephanie Meyer

Completely different from Twilight and offering a slightly better love story than Bella and Edward, The Host is a book about an alien species who call themselves “souls” who like to invade unsuspecting planets and attach themselves in the aboriginal life forms and live on their life spans. It’s a story about an invasion aftermath,Continue reading “The Host – Stephanie Meyer”

Of Mice and Men Encore * Theatre

I have been most blessed to see an outstanding performance from James Franco and Chris O’Dowd acting in the stage production of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”. An american classic, Of Mice and Men is one of the most read books in schools across the country despite appearing on the American Library Association’s list of MostContinue reading “Of Mice and Men Encore * Theatre”

H Rider Haggard – She – Her declaration of love

Excerpt from H Rider Haggard – “She”. Among the ancient Arabians the power of poetic declamation, either in verse or prose, was held in the highest honour and esteem, and he who excelled in it was known as “Khateb,” or Orator. Every year a general assembly was held at which the rival poets repeated theirContinue reading “H Rider Haggard – She – Her declaration of love”

The Exorcist * Novel by William Peter Blatty

To this day The Exorcist stands as one of the most horrifying movies ever made, a legendary cinematic venture that graphically portrays an epic struggle between human lives and demonic forces. Adapted from William Peter Blatty’s best-selling 1971 novel of the same name, the film was released by Warner Brothers on December 26, 1973 andContinue reading “The Exorcist * Novel by William Peter Blatty”

Life of PI – Yann Martel

I have never fallen in love with a book before as I have with Yann Martel’s Life of PI. When I was a kid, I had tried to read it but found the language too tiresome, too complicated. Recently, I received as a birthday present a limited edition illustrated copy of this wonderful book andContinue reading “Life of PI – Yann Martel”

You – Caroline Kepnes Book Review

Can’t wait to get started! Reading “You” by Caroline Kepnes @kepnesisms #book #obsession — Carra Lucia Books (@BooksCarra) August 15, 2015 YOU is an intensely nerve racking and creepy novel with a touch black humour, leading towards the end that will have you screaming. YOU gives the reader an insight into the theme ofContinue reading “You – Caroline Kepnes Book Review”

Blindness – José Saramago

The winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize for Literature, a novel about the survival against all odds. A city is hit by an epidemic of “white blindness” which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and raping women. ThereContinue reading “Blindness – José Saramago”