Book: The Island of Doctor Moreau

  Strangely enough, this has been my favourite read from H.G. Wells so far. Set on an island far from prying eyes, it tells the story of a shipwrecked passenger and his short time on the island. There is plenty of “science”, which is a hallmark of Wells style. I guess that’s why he’s called … Continue reading

Anime: Minami-ke Omatase

Sorry to keep you waiting indeed! This OVA bundled with the 10th volume of the manga comes almost 3 years after the last season. I have missed the Minami family more than I realized and watching this has reminded me of all the little quirks each sister has and why I love them so much. … Continue reading

Book: The Spiderwick Chronicles

  This series of 5 books, are so easy to read! I know that they are meant for kids, but there haven been some children books that adults read too. Unfortunately this is not one of them. The plots are pretty linear and straightforward. The characters while well crafted, don’t have enough depth to them. … Continue reading

Book: The Night Watch

Well, I obviously managed to finish the book! It’s a really interesting read. Took me awhile to get through, but I’m actually looking forward to the next book in the series. It started with a recommendation from a friend who then went on to lend me The Twilight Watch and The Last Watch. I wasn’t … Continue reading

Something Old and Something New

I know this is supposed to be an anime and book blog. But let’s be honest, I have a lot of other hobbies and sometimes they get in the way of my anime watching and book reading. This explains why I don’t have an anime review today. Please excuse any tardiness in the month of June. … Continue reading

Book: The Inivisible Man

Remember when I mentioned that I was slightly obsessive? Yeah, I’m sort of in a H.G. Wells phase, and although he’s not my favourite author, I have a compulsion to read as many of his books that I can get my hands on. And this is  why I try not to read new authors too … Continue reading

Book: A Spot of Bother

A disturbing yet amusing portrait of a dignified man trying to go insane politely More or less sums up this book. It was an interesting read, with a really dysfunctional family that kind of reminds you of the strange people who make up your own family. In the midst of all the busyness and drama, … Continue reading

Anime: 1001 Nights

The power of music is really a force to be reckoned with. This beautiful one-shot is just a perfect homage to music. It is part of the Filmharmonic series, which saw orchestral pieces accompanied by short films. Nights was the series’ only animated work and is a wonderful journey into the dreams of two lovers. It’s colourful … Continue reading

Book: Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

Wow, so we’re finally at the end. It’s been a really interesting ride and I must say that Artemis Fowl is one of the most intriguing and memorable characters I have met on page. The stories have been amazing, the plots are intricate, well planned and just full of action and adventure. I think the … Continue reading

Book: Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex

I have to admit that this is probably my least favourite book in the series so far. The plot was ingenious as usual. The nefarious villain really out did himself this time. It’s just that, Artemis wasn’t himself. Sure, it’s nice to know that our favourite boy genius has some weak spots, chinks in the … Continue reading