Book: The Time Machine

H.G. Wells the father of science fiction? So they say, and I guess from the sheer amount of famous work he has produced, I cannot deny his influence on science fiction. The library I went to recently had a showcase of science fiction and I picked this book up (because it looked thin!). I actually … Continue reading

Anime: Tabisuru Nuigurumi: Traveling Daru

I was browsing through the Crunchyroll site and I came across this gem under the slice of life category. It’s a simple and (almost) wordless short just 10 mins long, but it speaks volumes and is an absolute beauty to watch.   It tells the story of a little soft toy who gets left behind … Continue reading

Book: Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox

Remember the last book where there was a dabbling of time travel? Well, this books expounds on that and introduced young readers to the difficult concept of paradox. It’s something that requires a good deal of logic and equal amount of creativity. It’s mind boggling, but really well done and makes for a very interesting … Continue reading

Book: Ox-tales Air

Having read the first book of this series recently, I was quite interested to read the rest. So here is Air, the second collection of short-stories compiled by Ox-farm. The short story I was looking forward to was by Alexander McCall Smith. I’d heard of his books, but have never read anything by him before, … Continue reading

Anime: Otona Joshi no Anime Time

Otona Joshi no Anime Time translates to Anime Time for Adult Women. It is a collection of four episodes portraying the lives of different types of older women. The first episode aired in 2011, but it was only recently that the other 3 episodes were released. I actually think all four episodes are really good … Continue reading

Book: Animal Farm

Animal Farm is a surprising short and easy read, which brings across its message of how power corrupts in the form of a fairy story. There’s talking animals, that take over the farm chasing away the humans and abolishing slavery as it were. I guess most people are familiar with this book, a satire about … Continue reading

Book: Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

This series of books by Eoin Colfer, just seems to keep on giving. There is never a moment inactivity. The Underground, or the world of fairies is constantly under attack and needs saving by boy genius (who is now undergoing puberty) Artemis Fowl. This fifth installment brings back the mastermind and pits him against a … Continue reading

Anime: Itazura Na Kiss

The land of shoujo anime is one that strikes fear into my heart. I used to love it, but that was before I went through a relationship of my own. Now I just roll my eyes and look for josei anime instead. Yet, here I am reviewing a shoujo anime. I would like to just begin … Continue reading

Book: Ox-tales Earth

Original stories written by remarkable writers is a project by Oxfarm to raise money and awareness. There are four books in the series, which highlight the key areas of Oxfam’s work. This particular collection of short stories begins with a poem by Vikram Seth entitled Earth, which is part of a sequence of poems called … Continue reading

Book: The Hobbit

This is my second reading of the book, and I’m going to try to be as objective as possible; even though I’m a huge fan of Lord of the Rings. They are different books after all, part of the same big story, but vastly different books. The Hobbit or There and Back Again by J.R.R. … Continue reading