Saturday, June 9, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 6.9.18

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. My Happy Birthday week :-)

2. Won free movie tickets for the SF Documentary Film Festival

3. Alexander Nevsky at Herbst Theatre - I had a blast singing with the chorus at this performance.


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Bought:


THE Bindery hosted a conversation between Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang to celebrate the release of Mariko's Supergirl: Being Super. Cool talk on graphic novels, superheroes, DC vs. Marvel as well as Mariko's origin story.

Supergirl: Being Super
by Mariko Tamaki
illustrated by Joëlle Jones
-Graphic Novel, Superhero
Amazon | Goodreads

She's super-strong. She can fly. She crash-landed on Earth in a rocket ship. But for Kara Danvers, winning the next track meet, celebrating her 16th birthday and surviving her latest mega-zit are her top concerns. And with the help of her best friends and her kinda-infuriating-but-totally-loving adoptive parents, she just might be able to put her troubling dreams--shattered glimpses of another world--behind her.

Until an earthquake shatters her small town of Midvale...and uncovers secrets about her past she thought would always stay buried.

Now Kara's incredible powers are kicking into high gear, and people she trusted are revealing creepy ulterior motives. The time has come for her to choose between the world where she was born and the only world she's ever known. Will she find a way to save her town and be super, or will she crash and burn?


THIS will be my introduction to the superhero Supergirl as I do not know anything about her. Looking forward to the mega-zit part as that was spoken of affectionately at the talk.


Library: for the Rooster Summer Reading Challenge (here)

An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones
-Literary, African American
Amazon | Goodreads

Census
by Jesse Ball
-Literary, Dystopia
Amazon | Goodreads

The Friend
by Sigrid Nunez
Amazon | Goodreads

Tomb Song
by Julián Herbert
-Literary, Historical
Amazon | Goodreads


AND watched: in theatre

The Pain of Others (2018)
Director: Penny Lane
-Documentary | imdb | my rating: 4

The Pain of Others is a found footage documentary about Morgellons, a mysterious illness whose sufferers say they have parasites under the skin, long colored fibers emerging from lesions, and a host of other bizarre symptoms which could be borrowed from a horror film. The Pain of Others is composed entirely of videos shared by a group of "Morgies" who have turned to YouTube for community and to prove they're not crazy. Unsettling, funny and intimate, The Pain of Others is at once a body-horror documentary and a radical act of empathy.

INTERESTING compilation of videos to inform and start dialogue about this unusual illness.

American Animals (2018)
Director/Writer: Bart Layton
Stars: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Ann Dowd
-Crime, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

LOVED the mish mosh kind of way this was filmed with heist movie pop culture references and documentary vibe.


EARLY birds got a free coloring book that is illustrated by one of the four, Spencer Reinhard.

RBG (2018)
Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg
-Documentary, Biography | imdb | my rating: 5

A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

AN amazing woman to take note of indeed!

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

Thanks for stopping by :-)

11 comments:

  1. Happy birthday! And yay for the movie tickets- how fun!

    The Pain of Others sounds totally freaky. Yikes!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. Happy birthday! I hope you like An American Marriage because that one’s on my TBR list. Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  3. Now, that's a lovely birthday/week. I'll have to hunt down the RBG movie b/c I've had something of a heroine crush on her since I was a girl.

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  4. Happy belated birthday :) it seems three people on STS had a birthday last week! And congrats on those tickets! That is absolutely awesome. Your haul looks great too.
    Have a great week!

    Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

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  5. Happy Birthday! You piked up some great books this week. The coloring book looks really great. Enjoy!

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  6. American Animals is one I think I would enjoy. Happy Belated Birthday! My adult girls love to color. Enjoy!

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  7. Happy Birthday Week - isn't it grand to make a week celebrating?
    You always have many unusual (to me) books. Happy Reading!

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  8. RBG has a lot of books about her. It must be flattering to have so many

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  9. I tell myself no to kindle 1.99 deals but I always manage to get one or two during the week...picked Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor. Happy belated birthday!

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