Saturday, May 26, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 5.26.18

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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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Millionaire's Bacon at Sweet Maple (here)

2. Movie release of the latest Star Wars story - Solo!

3. Mail from Japan - a friend went to visit Morioka Shoten & Co., Ltd which is a bookstore in Tokyo that I mentioned to her as something to see on my bucket list. She sent a brief note and pictures of her visit. Makes me want to go even more!

I featured this place a couple years ago (here)



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Library:

I Am A Hero
Omnibus, Volume 4
by Kengo Hanazawa
-Graphic Novel, Zombies, Japan
Amazon | Goodreads

I Am A Hero
Omnibus, Volume 5
by Kengo Hanazawa
-Graphic Novel, Zombies, Japan
Amazon | Goodreads

HOOKED, got these two to continue this series.

Dread Nation
by Justina Ireland
-Historical, YA, Zombies
Amazon | Goodreads

KEEPING up with Zombie month awareness.

Sky in the Deep
by Adrienne Young
-Fantasy, Historical, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

WANTED to meet this kick-ass heroine.


Author event:


THE library hosted a local author event with Jasmine Guillory featuring The Wedding Date. It was fun to learn about her "day in the life of a writer" thoughts.

The Wedding Date
by Jasmine Guillory
-Chick-lit
Amazon | Goodreads


AND watched: on Netflix

Santa Clarita Diet
Netflix series, season one
imdb | my rating: 4

Sheila and Joel are married real estate agents in Santa Clarita, California. When Sheila dies, their lives take a dark turn.

HAS the campy suburb humor with a zombie element. How the family copes with a mom turning into a "mombie" as well as the mystery of why/how kept leading me to the end. And of course into season two.


AND watched: on DVD

The Greatest Showman (2017)
Director: Michael Gracey
Screenplay/story: Jenny Bicks
Screenplay: Bill Condon
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
- Biography, Drama, Musical | imdb | my rating: 5
Oscar 2018 nominee

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

MOSTLY upbeat and uplifting with a good soundtrack.


AND watched: in theatre

Deadpool 2 (2018)
Director: David Leitch
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin
-Action, Adventure, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg, Cable.

MORE of the same style and humor that I enjoyed from the first film is unleashed in this second film.

Life of the Party (2018)
Director/Writer: Ben Falcone
Writer: Melissa McCarthy
Stars: Debby Ryan, Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Luke Benward
-Comedy | imdb | my rating: 3

After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.

CUTE and fun mom chick flick fantasy.

First Reformed (2018)
Director/Writer: Paul Schrader
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Ethan Hawke, Cedric the Entertainer
-Drama, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

A former military chaplain is wracked by grief over the death of his son. Mary is a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion.

MEANING of life kind of story. Ethan does really well with the struggle and portrayal of his character.

Solo (2018)
A Star Wars Story
Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan
Based on characters by: George Lucas
Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke
-Action, Adventure, Fantasy | imdb | my rating: 5

During an adventure into the criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

AGAIN - I must watch this one more time on the big screen. Always love back stories and the how friends/enemies initially meet. Loved it. The opening night fan screening included goodies to celebrate.


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17 comments:

  1. I have the Wedding Date on my tbr so that is really great you got to meet the author! I also want to read Sky in the Deep, I love the cover!!

    https://justmeandmyblogreviews.blogspot.com/2018/05/stacking-shelves_26.html

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  2. I love the soundtrack from The Greatest Showman!

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  3. I loved Sky In The Deep! One of my absolute favorite books of this year so far! Hope you have a great week! :)

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  4. Lots of goodies and fun stuff in your week. Neat about the Japan correspondence and cool zombie books and shows. I read a couple of zombie books in honor of your event. LOL
    I want to see Solo, too.

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    1. Yay! thanks for joining the zombie month celebration. What did you read?

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    2. I read Heart of Steel and Tethered by Meljean Brook and My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland.

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  5. I really want to see Solo! And I just finished Sky in the Deep!

    Yay for the mail from Japan. Have a nice weekend. :)

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  6. The author event looks like fun. I've been wanting to see Life of the Party.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Happy week!

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  7. My husband wants to see SOLO so badly. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)

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  8. I LOVELOVELOVE The Greatest Showman!!! I watched and enjoyed Deadpool 2 last week too. I'd really like to read Dread Nation at some point...

    Have a nice Sunday evening!!

    My Weekend Post

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  9. Dread Nation is one that I do want to read. I have a copy of Sky in the Deep but haven't had the chance to read it yet. I am not sure that I will see Solo. I just haven't clicked with any of the newer Star Wars movies but do love the originals. Have a great week!

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  10. I really liked Dread Nation, but I expected it to have more zombies. I wish there were author events around here. There’s not enough bookish stuff for me to do. Have a good week and enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your week.

    I love author events.

    Have a wonderful upcoming week.

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  12. I didn't know there was a Zombie Awareness Month. Looks like you did it proud. Happy Reading!

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  13. What a fun library event! I didn't know that there was a Zombie Awareness Month. I can't say that I'm surprised that there is one now that you mention it though. Looks like you've got some great things watched and read! Hope you're having a great week!

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  14. Another Star Wars backstory lover! Yippeee

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