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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  1. Ah Bob Ross! How cool. and a Mediterranean themed food truck- sounds yummy! It's finally been warmer and sunny here too, and it's about time :)

    I've heard good things about Coco but haven't seen yet.

  2. Paint nite sounds amazing. I'm not a very good artist but I loved and enjoyed folk art painting.

    I've had Crazy Rich Asians in my tbr for ages and will definitely be reading before the movie too.

    Have a great weekend and happy reading.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

  3. Fun painting and movie adventures. Your Cherry Blossom piece is lovely. The Golden Gate killer looks good, too.

    Have a Happy Mother's Day!

  4. Nice new books! I hope you'll find the time to read the Crazy Rich Asians before the movie comes out!
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  5. Bob Ross seems to be so popular once again. I think it is great. Your painting is amazing! I hope to see Coco and Ferdinand very soon. Have a great week and good luck with the readathon!

  6. Love, love, love the painting! I have done two paint nights myself! Have a great week of reading and Happy Mother's Day!

    Mary my #Sunday Roundup #18!

  7. I've seen so many people reading I'll Be Alone in the Dark. I have to admit, I'm curious too. Nice haul!

  8. Bob Ross! Me and my fiance honest to god love sitting down and watching some of the Bob Ross videos on Youtube! It's just so relaxing! Very nice paintings!

    I'll also be participating in Bout of Books this week! :)

    I hope you have a great week! :)

  9. I'll Be Gone in the Dark is on my list. Can't wait to read it!

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  10. Boss Baby is on Netflix? I always thought that looked fun. I'm glad to hear it is. I have lists of things I think I want to watch but always end up reading or listening to audiobooks instead it seems. Anne - Books of My Heart

  11. Each time I see the cover of Crazy Rich Asians I'm tempted. I should probably read it. Hope you enjoy all of your books!

  12. I like the painting! Nice variety in the books. Happy Reading!

  13. I love paint nights and bob ross; true story -- one of my best childhood friends taught herself how to paint watching bob ross as a kid!

  14. Coco is on my to watch list. I've heard it's really emotional.


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