Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lovely Books and Things - 9.30.17

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)


It has been Indian summer weather this past week. Been spending a lot of time outdoors in short sleeves which is a rarity for me in San Francisco. So, reading (print) is still slow going. However, I have been doing more audiobook listening while walking about town.

Things to do in October...

1. Attend the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Annual General Meeting
2. Visit a pumpkin patch
3. Set up a garage sale
4. Attend a Halloween event


For Review:

All the Tomorrows
by Nillu Nasser
-Women's Fiction, Marriage
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Release date: November 6, 2017
Amazon | Goodreads

The Scent of Rain
by Anne Montgomery
-Social & Family Issues, YA
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Release date: March 28, 2017
Amazon | Goodreads

OTHER things (kinda book-related):

Book Blogger Hop
features a book related question
Sponsored by The Coffee Addicted Writer (details)

This week's prompt: Have you ever slept with a favorite, beloved book under your pillow, or cradled in your arms? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

NOPE. My books land on the side table because I like space around me to be able to toss and turn when sleeping.

AND watched: on DVD

Assassin's Creed (2016)
Director: Justin Kurzel
Screenplay: Michael Lesslie, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage
Based on video game by: Corey May, Jade Raymond, Patrice Désilets
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons
-Action, Adventure, Fantasy | imdb | my rating: 2

Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.

For Fall Film challenge: starring jeremy irons

MEH. The scenes with architecture of old Spain were cool. And a shirtless Fassbender is a treat for fans.

I Capture the Castle (2003)
Director: Tim Fywell
Screenplay: Heidi Thomas
Based on book by: Dodie Smith
Starring: Romola Garai, Rose Byrne, Bill Nighy
-Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 4

A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle.

For Fall Film challenge: set in a castle

LOVED the kinda crumbling castle setting. Sweet but sad coming of age story. Bill Nighy was great.

Heat (1995)
Director/Writer: Michael Mann
Based on book by:
Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer
-Action, Crime, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and their professional lives.

For Fall Film challenge: starring val kilmer

LOVED the Pacino and De Niro interactions. This is one of those films where my alliance flip flops between the good guy and the bad guy.


* comment and TELL me what you have acquired for your shelves recently



  1. I hope you accomplish your October goals and enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I never did watch that Assassin's Creed movie. I feel like I should!

  3. Ah pumpkin patches- fun stuff. :)

    Heat is so awesome, love that movie. And the cast is primo!

  4. I've been thinking about going to a pumpkin patch this year, although whether or not we will be making pumpkin pies this year is still unknown.

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  5. I hope you enjoy your new books and have a wonderful week. Happy reading. 😁❤️

  6. You have great October plans. A visit to the pumpkin patch should be lovely.

  7. Enjoy your new books! Sounds like you have some great October plans. Enjoy!

  8. I really need to get back to listening to my audiobooks. I had planned to this past Monday on my drive to work, but I
    ended up listening to the news instead.

    My book or eReader land on my nightstand too. Although I did accidentally sleep on one of my daughter's books one night. She'd hid it under the sheets and I didn't find it until morning. I hope you enjoy your new books and have a great October.


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