Category Archives: Literature

Sentimentality done right. Me Before You trailer promises the movie will be as good as the book #MeBeforeYou

“Me Before You” sounds as if it would be sentimental: a paralyzed young man, a fish-out-of-water girl; classes clash; yada yada yada. But it isn’t maudlin. It’s saved by an authentic voice and characters that aren’t annoying. I’m not one

Sentimentality done right. Me Before You trailer promises the movie will be as good as the book #MeBeforeYou

“Me Before You” sounds as if it would be sentimental: a paralyzed young man, a fish-out-of-water girl; classes clash; yada yada yada. But it isn’t maudlin. It’s saved by an authentic voice and characters that aren’t annoying. I’m not one

Stories with female leads are not all chick lit. #EatPrayLove needs to be reviewed on its own terms.

Since when is traveling, getting over personal failures, and spiritual journeys “female”?  At what point did novels that feature a female lead on a journey become “chick lit”?  A genre which, as lucrative as it is, is implicitly subpar to

Stories with female leads are not all chick lit. #EatPrayLove needs to be reviewed on its own terms.

Since when is traveling, getting over personal failures, and spiritual journeys “female”?  At what point did novels that feature a female lead on a journey become “chick lit”?  A genre which, as lucrative as it is, is implicitly subpar to

Attack on Atticus Finch

Submitted by Amisha Upadhyaya Atticus Finch is one of my favorite, if not the favorite hero of mine from childhood. He is the widower who will never remarry from profound love and devotion to his wife; the father every child

Attack on Atticus Finch

Submitted by Amisha Upadhyaya Atticus Finch is one of my favorite, if not the favorite hero of mine from childhood. He is the widower who will never remarry from profound love and devotion to his wife; the father every child

The Power of the Audience: Use Yours

Submitted by Amisha Upadhyaya On the heels of my newfound love for “Eat Pray Love,”  I turn from the book to the film, supercharged into production with the attachment of megawatt star, Julia Roberts.  Which is interesting.   It’s not

The Power of the Audience: Use Yours

Submitted by Amisha Upadhyaya On the heels of my newfound love for “Eat Pray Love,”  I turn from the book to the film, supercharged into production with the attachment of megawatt star, Julia Roberts.  Which is interesting.   It’s not

giving into Eat Pray Love

Submitted by Amisha Upadhyaya This was a book where I felt it deserved nothing more than a downloaded digitized excerpt.  I thought I would hate it, thinking it would be about a WASP woman, blessed in every way, whining about

giving into Eat Pray Love

Submitted by Amisha Upadhyaya This was a book where I felt it deserved nothing more than a downloaded digitized excerpt.  I thought I would hate it, thinking it would be about a WASP woman, blessed in every way, whining about