Saturday, May 5, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 5.5.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)



1. Reading short stories from The New Yorker magazine
*** Happy Short Story Month ***

2. Meeting friends for dinner

3. Trying out a new coffee cafe - treated myself to a Lavender Latte, Milk & Cereal Toast (with Lucky Charms, butter and condensed milk) and a book from my latest haul


For Review:

Isabella's Painting
(Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 1)
by Ellen Butler
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

STAY TUNED: I have an extra copy of this to give away on the review post later this month.

Brave New Girl
(Brave New Girl #1)
by Rachel Vincent
-Dystopia, YA
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Strange New World
(Brave New Girl #2)
by Rachel Vincent
-Dystopia, YA
Release date: May 8, 2018
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Dark Tales
The Call of Cthulhu
by H. P. Lovecraft
illustrated by Dave Shephard
-Horror, Graphic Novel
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


From Deep Readers Club (website & instagram):

The Deep Readers Club is a new monthly book box for the #bookworm who wants to be moved by the books they read. Each box follows a theme around a certain feeling and includes a literary novel and 3-5 bookish goods.

GOING backwards. I ordered this box which was released earlier this year as I liked the theme and contents.

January theme: Nostalgia
-Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
-Sugar cookie candle by Cornerfolds Candles
-Lavendar and rose petals by Sweet Nostalgia Herbal Tea by Boondock Enterprises
-Bookmark designed by Three Schatze
-Dot paged notebook by Cognitive Surplus
-Art print by Footnotes Studio

Tell the Wolves I'm Home
by Carol Rifka Brunt
-Historical, LGBTQ, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

1987. There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life—someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart.

At Finn’s funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he just might be the one she needs the most.

An emotionally charged coming-of-age novel, Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again.

AND watched: in theatre

Lives Well Lived (2018)
Director: Sky Bergman
-Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

Lives Well Lived celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100 years old. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. These men and women open the vault on their journey into old age through family histories, personal triumph and tragedies, loves and losses - seeing the best and worst of humanity along the way. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.

PROVIDES inspiration for creating a happy future.

AND watched: on Netflix

Alias Grace (2017)
tv series, season one
Director: Mary Harron
Based on book by: Margaret Atwood
Stars: Sarah Gadon, Edward Holcroft
-Biography, Crime, Drama, Canada | imdb | my rating: 5

In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity.

LOVED this adaptation of another Atwood novel. She makes a cameo appearance in one of the episodes.

AND watched: online

Breathless (1960)
À bout de souffle (original title)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Writer: François Truffaut
Based on book by:
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg
-Crime, Drama, Classic | imdb | my rating: 4

A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.

FULL of easter eggs of popular 1950s films. Artsy and incorporates jazz.


* comment and TELL me what you have acquired for your shelves recently

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