Saturday, July 28, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 7.28.18

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. Peach oolong tea while doing a dvd binge of CSI: Las Vegas season 7

2. Totally taken with All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth - elite boarding school, missing mother and secrets

3. Squeezing in time to work on a crochet project

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Bought:

Children of Blood and Bone
Legacy of OrĂ¯sha #1
by Tomi Adeyemi
-Fantasy, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

VOTED to be the Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show Summer Read (details).


Library:

Kudos
by Rachel Cusk
-Literary, Contemporary
Amazon | Goodreads

FOR the Rooster Summer Reading Challenge (here)


Author event:


Book Passage, Corte Madera, hosted an event with Ayobami Adebayo with the recent paperback release of Stay With Me. Found out that this novel started out as a short story. Also, some of her sources of inspiration are Toni Morrison and Margaret Atwood.

Stay With Me
by Ayobami Adebayo
-Historical, Literary, Africa, Nigeria
Amazon | Goodreads


AND watched: in theatre

The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)
Director/Writer: Susanna Fogel
Writers: David Iserson
Stars: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Sam Heughan
-Action, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5

Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

HILARIOUS!

Sorry To Bother You (2018)
Director/Writer: Boots Riley
Stars: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson
-Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | imdb | my rating: 5

In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.

THOUGHT provoking. Loved how the storyline turned into something that was totally unexpected.

Dark Money (2018)
Director/Writer: Kimberly Reed
Witer: Jay Arthur Sterrenberg
-Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana--a front line in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide--to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impact of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).

SCARY.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)

10 comments:

  1. The only CSI show I watched is CSI: New York and I loved it. I'm going to have to try Vegas and Miami, too. Have a great week!

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  2. I do not watch CSI. My hubby loves it. I just got Children of Bone and Blood and have to tell you...I am intimidated by the size. I will pick some of my smaller books before this one until my mid August challenge is over. Have a wonderful week!

    Mary

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  3. I need to read Children of Blood and Bone and Stay With Me. I’ve heard good things about both of them. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I've had Children of Blood and Bone on the wish list. Oh... Stay With Me does sound interesting based on her inspirations.

    The crochet project looks nifty. Love CSI! :)

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  5. Tea and a DVD binge sound pretty good! And The Spy Who Dumped Me does look fun.

    All These Beautiful Strangers sounds good! I like boarding schools and secrets...

    Have a great week!

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  6. The author event looks good! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your books. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. I haven't watched CSI for a while but I do enjoy the show. Nice crochet work. What are you making? Looks like you were able to go to a nice author even. Have a great week!

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  8. Love author events. I used to love CSI, but I haven't watched in ages

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  9. Nice crochet. You are always watching movies that are new to me. Books too. Happy Reading!

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  10. Peach tea sounds wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend!

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