Sunday, October 29, 2017

Lovely Books and Things - 10.28.17

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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Been trying to get mentally prepared for an upcoming trip to Singapore and will be offline for a couple weeks. It will be a first visit there. I hear that it is a yummy place for foodies :-)

Currently reading: to get familiar with the travel destination

Sarong Party Girls
by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
-Chick-lit, Singapore
Amazon | Goodreads

Most of my reading will most likely be on the airplane. So, I should be able to finish at least one book with the long flight. But then, I may get distracted with the sight-seeing a travel related doings.

Happy things:

1. Yin and Restorative Yoga in the evening - great way to get a good night's sleep
2. Fresh bone broth - building up the immune system - winter is coming
3. Colored brush pens - to create fancy lettering in journal



A Book That Takes Its Time:
An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness (Flow)

by Irene Smit, Astrid van der Hulst
Amazon | Goodreads

FOR arts and crafts inspiration.

Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal

FOR future insight on myself.


Demon Freaks
by J.R.R.R. Hardison
-Horror, Humor, YA
courtesy of Wunderkind -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

A Halloween treat in the mail - as I was not expecting it.

Author event:

Books Inc. of Opera Plaza, San Francisco presented Bruce Campbell with his latest release. He was hilarious!

Hail to the Chin:
Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor

by Bruce Campbell
Amazon | Goodreads

AND, here's a fan with her puppet creation of Bruce...

OTHER things (kinda book-related):

Frankenstein Mary Shelley
and includes The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge

A new audio release narrated by Alison Larkin!

JUST right for Halloween.

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

This week's prompt: Candy Corn, a chocolate bar, or Popcorn. Which of these snacks are your favorite to eat while reading?
(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

CHOCOLATE BAR - chocolate goes with everything ;-)

AND watched: in theatre

one. above suspicion.
Thusitha Jayasundera, The Foreigner (2017)
imdb | my rating: 4

JACKIE Chan plays a serious and sad and vengeful character which is reflected in the fighting scenes as well. Amazing how he still can pull off those scenes.

Wormwood (2017)
TV mini-series
Netflix release: December 15, 2017
Director: Errol Morris
Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Molly Parker
-Documentary, Biography | imdb | my rating: 5

This six-part series explores the limits of our knowledge about the past and the lengths we'll go in our search for the truth. A family story of one man's (Eric Olson) sixty-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father's mysterious death. A quest which brings him face-to-face with some of the darkest secrets of the United States.

WATCHED the premiere screening of this. And afterwards, was treated to a Q&A with Oscar-winning director Errol Morris. Loved listening to his views and inspiration on documentary story telling. One of his goal mentioned is trying to uncover something about the world. In this film along with theatrical pieces interwoven in the story, collage work by Eric Olson are interspersed as well.

AND watched: on DVD

Dumplings (2004), Hong Kong
Director: Fruit Chan
Writer: Pik Wah Lee
Starring: Pauline Lau, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Bai Ling
-Drama, Horror | imdb | my rating: 5

A former TV star, plagued by the thought of her shallow and unfaithful executive husband leaving her due to her advancing age visits Mei, a retired gynecologist who now makes "miracle dumplings" for women looking to regain their youth. The main ingredient, however, might be more than she can handle. —lazypixel

For Fall Film challenge: about gluttony

CAN'T help but want to eat some dumplings after watching this despite the ingredients. The visuals and colors were done beautifully. Something to be said on the birth issues in China.

This film completes my Fall Film Challenge. Loved this challenge! I will continue film watching through November with the Bonus Round (here).


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  1. I hope your trip to Singapore is wonderful. Enjoy the new books and your time away.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Sunday Post

  2. Have fun and be safe on your trip. Neat books and projects you have going on. I always thought Bruce Campbell was an amusing actor. I'll have to check out his book.

  3. Enjoy Singapore! That sounds like an awesome trip. I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. Enjoy your lovely books...and that broth!

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  5. A nice mix of books. The event looked fun too!

  6. Love the title of A BOOK THAT TAKES ITS TIME.

    ENJOY all of your books, and have a good week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  7. The book on creative mindfulness looks lovely

  8. That cover and title, A Book That Takes its Time, draws you in. The event looks fun. Not so sure about that mysterious dumpling.
    Happy Reading!


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