Saturday, May 12, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 5.12.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Instances of warm and sunny days.

2. Mediterranean themed food truck that has yummy hummus

3. I tried my hand at another Paint Nite with the cherry blossom theme again. I was pleasantly surprised to meet a buddy from chorus also there with her daughter for a Mother's Day treat.

FYI: Paint Nites can be found in most cities (details).

Fun fact: their mascot is Bob Ross :-)


I am going to start reading this for the occasion...

The Mothers
by Brit Bennett
Amazon | Goodreads



4 3 2 1
by Paul Auster
-Literary, Family saga
Amazon | Goodreads

ONE of those ones on the Man Booker Prize 2017 short list that I want to attempt.

Crazy Rich Asians
by Kevin Kwan
-Women's Fiction, Asian American
Amazon | Goodreads

WANT to read this before the August 17 movie release.

I'll Be Gone In The Dark:
One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
by Michelle McNamara
-True Crime, Mystery
Amazon | Goodreads

ENQUIRING minds want to know - of which I am one.

OTHER things (kinda book-related):

Bout of Books 22
hosted by Bout of Books
May 14 to 20, 2018
signup | details
#boutofbooks @boutofbooks

SIGNED up to start this on Monday!

AND watched: on Netflix

The Boss Baby (2017)
Director: Tom McGrath
Writer: Michael McCullers, Marla Frazee
Based on book by: Marla Frazee
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel
-Animation, Comedy, Family | imdb | my rating: 4
Oscar 2018 nominee

A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

FUN one with action, adventure and laughs.

AND watched: on DVD

Fernando (2017)
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Screen story: Ron Burch, David Kidd, Don Rhymer
Screenplay: Robert L. Baird, Tim Federle, Brad Copeland
Based on book by: Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson
Stars: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale
-Animation, Adventure, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 3
Oscar 2018 nominee

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

CUTE illustrations with one hilarious dance off between the bulls and horses.

Coco (2017)
Director/Writer: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina
Writer: Jason Katz
Writer/Screenplay: Matthew Aldrich
Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
-Animation, Adventure, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5
Oscar 2018 winner

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

REMEMBER ME song continues to haunt me - in a good way. Definitely worth all the hype. Such a beautiful story that also describes the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead.


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