​Summer Binge watch: Pretty Little Liars 

Dying to find out who I am? – A

The soap opera teen in me loved this series.

It can be pretty dramatic and it might not appeal to those who are looking out for some serious stuff.

But for a summer binge watching marathon this one is pretty good enough.

I had decided to give it a try to just see what it is about but then i started liking it so I hoarded the seasons. 😝

Synopsis:

Four best friends; Aria, Emily, Spencer and Hannah fall out with each other after the leader of thier gang, Alison, mysteriously disappears. 

A year later, the friends start recieving anonymous texts signed from someone called A threatening to reveal their personal secrets which only Ali knew. 

So does this mean Ali is back from the dead? 

The friends need to stick together to find out the truth about A and about Ali.

I like the way this show is presented.

Clockwise : Emily, Hannah, Aria, Alison and Spencer

The casting is great. I like the liars minus their queen bee. All of them dress up like 😍

Aria – the eclectic girl with a stubborn air

Hannah – The IT girl with soft corners around her heart

Spencer – The smart girl whose DNA has victory embedded in it 😝

Emily – the sporty one and the quiet one

Hannah is my favorite😁

She may act all snobby at times but she really is a softie. Plus, she can be funny right in the middle of a serious scene.

Spencer, I like or hate depending on my mood😂

This series is based on a book series by Sara Sepherd.

I had read the first book in between the show, and I was surprised to find the whole first book summarized into the pilot episode 😂

It is addicting!!

At the end of every episode I feel an itching to download the next one to find out what happens next.  It kind of drags you into the drama.

Right now I’m on Season 5 and I’m consuming it rapidly and repeatedly ( a Hannah reference 😜)

Tip: If u do watch this show, don’t get too much into figuring out who A is and why and how. Let it unwind on it’s own.

Till then, Sshhhh 😉

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​Book Reviews from My Pending Drafts – Book III, IV, V

Continued from Part I and II

Book III – Such A Perfect Sister by Donna Hay

Phoebe Redmond has always lived under the shadow of her dazzling and gorgeous sister Alex. Whatever Phoebe wanted, Alex got it without asking. 
Phoebe always had a crush on Luke but naturally Luke fell in love with Alex. When Alex decides to marry Luke, Phoebe suspects that there is something going on in Alex’s mind that she isn’t sharing. But will this mean that Phoebe finally gets to come out of being “Alex Redmond’s sister”? 

This book is a fantastic entertainer. I really enjoyed it. Those who enjoy sibling rivalry will like this one. I couldn’t put it down – I wanted to know what happened next with Phoebe, Alex, Luke and Will. 

This book is the fastest one I have read. Finished it in a day! 😁

Book IV – Keeping Mum by Kate Lawson

The tagline of this book makes no sense at all. Throughout the book I was waiting for when Nita might behave badly but she’s always helping Cass. 
Cass lives in Norfolk & runs a furniture shop attached to her house. With her boys in university & her mom hitting it off with her toy boy, everything is going as usual. When enters her childhood friend Fioana into her life once again. Cass finds herself getting pestled between Fioana and her partner Andy’s relationship which is in troubled waters. 

Just when Cass thinks that their choir competition in Cyprus would be the perfect opportunity to get away from all this, that’s when the real drama starts. 

This book is slow to start. There isn’t anything much happening until the All Stars get to Cyprus. After that it picks pace and turns out to be a good read. Though with the ending, it nose dives again. 

Book V – Kate’s Wedding by Chris Manby

I have heard that Chris Manby was actually supposed to release another novel in 2011 but after the engagement announcement of Prince William & Kate Middleton, she was suddenly struck by inspiration & wrote Kate’s Wedding in a month. 
No, this book isn’t a tribute to the royal couple. 

The Kate in the book is Kate Williamson. 39 years old, successful partner in a law firm, she was hardly expecting her boyfriend to propose to her. But when he did what should have been the most beautiful moment in her life turns into an almighty source of misery. Kate wonders if Kate Middleton too feels like what in the world has she signed up for? Will Kate make it to the aisle or will she bail? 

Diana Ashcroft on the other hand spent all her life dreaming up about her perfect wedding. She was born at the exact moment when Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles & hence was named after her. So it feels like destiny that she should have a wedding as royal as Prince William & Kate Middleton. 

This novel is the kind of stuff that can be made into a good Bridezilla movie! 😁

​Book Reviews from My Pending Drafts – Book II

This post series is for all the book reviews that stayed pending in my drafts. Continuing from Book I. 

Book II – The Time Of My Life by Cecelia Ahern

I guess I was feeling symbolic when I picked this book up as the first thing to read in the new year 2016 as I had decided to basically give some time to myself. 
I was about to give up on this book after reading the first few pages but then soon as Lucy’s Life entered the picture – the book took on a whole new turn. 

Lucy is a mess. She gets fired from jobs, has been dumped by her boyfriend, is living in a one room studio that is barely clean & is ignoring her family and friends. She has spun a whole web of lies to make herself look good to others. And she is OK with it. Thing is her life isn’t! 

And he – her Life – comes calling and throws her a curveball. 

It’s really easy to relate to Lucy. And the concept of ur Life being an actual person is an interesting idea. What if u met ur life face to face? Would you be happy to see it glowing? Or would you be appalled at the state it is in? 

The book touches upon some fundas in life in a most humorous way. At some places, it really made me pause & think back a little. 

Small small pieces of advice by Lucy’s Life like:

We often do not pay enough attention to our lives by busying ourselves in other things – friend’s lives, work issues, car issues, that kind of thing. 

But with your life, you make a few bad decisions, get unlucky a few times, whatever, but you have to keep going right? Nobody can see the underneath part of who you are – how you’re hurting, how you’re unhappy. 

really make sense.  We are responsible for our own life and what happens in it. 

How else do you think life happens? 😊