Saturday, January 20, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 1.20.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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

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Current happy things:

1. Watching commercials directed by Wes Anderson on YouTube
2. Road trip
3. Crab feed event

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Bought:


Booksmith in San Francisco hosted an event with Leni Zumas featuring her new book, Red Clocks. It is a dystopia that is in keeping with current women's issues, in particular, personhood amendment. Leni mentioned that Virginia Woolf's The Waves was a source of inspiration in regards to names selected for characters in the book.

Red Clocks
by Leni Zumas
-Dystopia, Feminism
Amazon | Goodreads


I also picked up the February book for Books, Inc. Foreign Intrigue Book Club (here), The Dry by Jane Harper. The Jane Austen Notes & Quotes has illustrations, quotes and blank lined pages for journaling. AND could not resist the book pins of Sense & Sensibility and The Handmaid's Tale created by Jane Mount.

Fire and Fury
Inside the Trump White House
by Michael Wolff
-Non-fiction, Politics
Amazon | Goodreads

YUP. Got on the hype train. It has trumped the tbr pile and is taking up my current reading time.


For Review:

A Different Kind of Evil
by Andrew Wilson
-Historical, Mystery, Agatha Christie
Release date: March 13, 2018
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

CURIOUS to see how Agatha Christie plays a role in this one.


AND watched: on DVD

Big Little Lies (2017)
tv series
Creator: David E. Kelley
Based on book by: Liane Moriarty
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern
-Crime, Drama, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 5

The apparently perfect lives of three mothers of first graders unravel to the point of murder.

JUST as good as the book. Its various awards are well deserved.

Home Again (2017)
Director/Writer: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen
-Comedy, Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

CUTE single mom fantasy flick.

Suffragette
Director: Sarah Gavron
Writer: Abi Morgan
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter
-Biography, Drama, History | imdb | my rating: 5

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

THIS women's herstory film is reminder of how the vote is precious.


AND watched: in theatre

In The Fade (2017)
Aus dem Nichts (original title)
Director/Screenplay: Fatih Akin
Writers: Hark Bohm (author) (co-writer)
Stars: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar
-Crime, Drama, Germany | imdb | my rating: 5

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

SAD but something to think about these days.

The Post (2017)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Liz Hannah, Josh Singer
Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
-Biography, Drama, History | imdb | my rating: 5

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

BIT of history learned with stellar actors.


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

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9 comments:

  1. I liked Big Little Lies too. And the Dry has caught my eye- I've been thinking of getting that one. :)

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  2. You perked up with my interest on A Different Kind of Evil. Love the Jane Austen journal.

    Have a great week!

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  3. Big Little Lies is calling my name. Sounds great. I hope you enjoy it and the other new books. Have a wonderful reading week. ❤️😁

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  4. Wow, you've definitely got some cool grabs this week :) enjoy!

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  5. The Dry has been on my radar for a while. Someday I'll get around to reading it (perhaps listening).

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  6. I'm not a fan Liane Moriarty's books, but I kind of want to watch Big Little Lies. I also want to watch Home Again.

    I've never heard of Red Clocks or The Dry. I'll have to check them out.

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  7. I have enjoyed several Harper thrillers so I expect The Dry to be good. A Different Kind of Evil sounds very good. Happy Reading!

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  8. I hope your reading week has been good.

    ENJOY your books.

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