Saturday, May 26, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 5.26.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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Mailbox Monday (details)



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)



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
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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