Saturday, July 21, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 7.21.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



1. Free film screening tickets - I joined the mailing list for a local theatre which sends out giveaway contest offers to attend newly released films.

2. Lahmejun aka Armenian/Turkish Pizza - love it as a quick, tasty, savory, snack from a local grocery

3. Coloring a mini page for one of my activities for Paris in July (here)



All These Beautiful Strangers
by Elizabeth Klehfoth
-Mystery, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

PART of the Blog All About It Challenge: Spirit (here) - the secret society element of this one catches my eye.

Author event:

Book Passage, Corte Madera, hosted an event with Kate Christensen to present The Last Cruise. After hearing about the origin story of this story, I wonder if I will still be interested in taking a future cruise trip.

The Last Cruise
by Kate Christensen
-Contemporary, Historical
Amazon | Goodreads

Breaking Up with Busy:
Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women
by Yvonne Tally
-Self Help, Meditation, Time Management
Amazon | Goodreads

BOOK Passage SF at the Ferry Building hosted a reading and Q&A with Yvonne Tally. She has interesting tips on how to slow down and adding quality to life.

AND watched: in theatre

Eighth Grade (2018)
Director/Writer: Bo Burnham
Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
-Comedy | imdb | my rating: 4

A teenager tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.

As painful to watch as it sounds. But, a good snapshot of how some of the kids survive the 8th grade experience in contemporary times with the added element of digital devices.

AND watched: on DVD

The King Is Dancing (2000)
Le roi danse (original title)
Director/Writer: Gérard Corbiau
Writers: Ève de Castro, Andrée Corbiau, Didier Decoin
Based on book by: Philippe Beaussant
Stars: Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral, Tchéky Karyo
-Drama, History, Music, France, Versailles | imdb | my rating: 5

PART of Paris in July (here)

LOVED the beautiful scenes of music, dance and decadence of this time period.


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