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)



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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  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!!

  2. I love the soundtrack from The Greatest Showman!

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

  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.

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

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

  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. :)

  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!

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

  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

  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!

  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!

  11. Thanks for sharing your week.

    I love author events.

    Have a wonderful upcoming week.

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

  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!

  14. Another Star Wars backstory lover! Yippeee


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