A Quiet Place – Movie Review

“If they hear you, they hunt you.”

Welcome to a new Earth, inhabited by extraterrestrial predators that are blind but have a razor-sharp hearing. They attack anything that makes noise. Consequently, most of the human and animal population has been annihilated. To survive, you must be deathly quiet. 

A Quiet Place - a horror film
A Quiet Place – Review
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Two Spies Reach Out From the Grave by Chad Huskins – Review

Two Spies Reach Out From the Grave by Chad Huskins Review
Two Spies Reach Out From the Grave by Chad Huskins – Review

Rating – 3.5/5

Nathan Adamson, former SEAL and now a member of CIA’s Special Operations Group, goes to Siberia to collect evidence of a destructive weapon developed by Russia. However, the safe house at his first rendezvous point is compromised, leaving him to fend for himself in hostile territory.

Nathan’s career has left him with virtually no relatives, except Sophia—a hundred-year-old veteran of the French Resistance who is his friend-cum-mentor. Sophia harbors some secrets which she hasn’t divulged to even her own family. She is gradually losing her battle against dementia. However, in the foggy depths of her memory, lie the face of a Nazi tyrant who escaped justice. Sophia now sees that face again, or is it her hallucination?

As Nathan’s Siberia mission results in unprecedented international political turbulence, his present and Sophia’s past collide violently, resulting in unlikely enemies and even unlikelier alliances.

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The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas – Review

Review of The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
The Psychology of Time Travel – Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Four female scientists construct the world’s first time machine in 1967. However, one of them suffers a breakdown on the day they showcase their invention to the world. To protect the project’s future, she is ostracized from that group, and her contributions are erased from history.

Five decades later, time travel is a profitable business and an elite profession. A young woman, Ruby, knows that her grandmother, Barbara, was the time-travel pioneer who went mad, but nobody in her family talks about it. One fine morning, Barbara receives a cryptic message from the future conveying about the murder of a woman. Who is she? Can she be saved?

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Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

After participating in the 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, I am now participating in the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019. Being an Indian, I want to celebrate Asian, particularly, Indian literature.

You can read the guidelines here.

I aim to read 10 books by Asian authors this year, and hence I’m going for the badge – Philippine Tarsier.

The official hashtag for this reading challenge is #YARC2019 hosted by
@YearOfTheAsian.

Wish me luck for this challenge!

5 Quotes to Cheer You Up

The frosty, somber days of January are so gloomy. The Christmas vacations are over, and it’s get-back-to-work mode for all of us. Further, many of you (brave souls) make myriads of New Year resolutions; keeping up with these resolutions makes you even crankier.

So, here are some quotes to cheer you up.

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The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang – Review

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang review by Debjanisthoughts
The Kiss Quotient By Helen Hoang Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Stella is a thirty-something, rich, single, autistic woman, and a data geek. She has the amazing superpower of crunching data to provide fascinating insights into customers’ buying behavior.

However, she hasn’t had any success in relationships.

She devises a brilliant idea. Why not practice with a professional who can teach her how to be a seductress. So, she hires Michael, a part Vietnamese, part Swedish male escort who can’t turn down Stella’s offer. Voila! A romance novel is born. Ahem! Love takes root.

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is a refreshingly unique take on the girl-meets-boy tale, making this more than just a superficial love story or erotica. Sure, there are titillating parts, but it also features a romance that tugs at your heartstrings. The story is remarkable and the execution phenomenal.

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