Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 8.11.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Loving arm-chair traveling to Singapore via reading Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. And, excited to continue the fun with book 2 of the trilogy, China Rich Girlfriend.

2. Free tickets to see the film The Wife.

3. Visiting the Legion of Honor museum and finding art by Julian Schnabel



Next Year in Havana
by Chanel Cleeton
-Romance, Caribbean, Cuba, Havana
Amazon | Goodreads

REESE Witherspoon's book club July pick (here).

Author event:

The Masterpiece
by Fiona Davis
-Historical, New York City
Just released: August 7, 2018
Amazon | Goodreads

BookShop West Portal hosted an event with Fiona Davis to celebrate the release of her third historical novel set in New York's Grand Central Terminal, The Masterpiece. Loved to listen to the research process for the novel and found that Helen Dryden was one of inspirational points.

AND watched: in theatre

Puzzle (2018)
Director: Marc Turtletaub
Screenplay: Polly Mann, Oren Moverman
based on the Argentinian film "Rompecabezas" by: Natalia Smirnoff
Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denman
-Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world - where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

LOVED the scenes at Grand Central Station. One of those taking stock of your life stories.

The Wife (2018)
Director: Björn Runge
Screenplay: Jane Anderson
Based on book by: Meg Wolitzer
Stars: Christian Slater, Glenn Close, Max Irons
-Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

GLENN is amazing in this role. Interesting take on a couple and the power that writing holds.


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  1. I need to read Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend. I read the third book in the series and really liked it. Now, I need to go back to the beginning :)

  2. I just broke down last night and bought Crazy Rich Asians (arriving tomorrow). The library list for it is sooooo long and I just wanted to get my hands on it. Lol. Happy reading!


  3. The Wife looks like an interesting movie! And The Masterpiece looks interesting too with its emphasis on Grand Central.

  4. Yay for armchair travels and free movie tickets. The Wife does sound good with that cast and the premise.

    Have a great week!

  5. That art looks strange and interesting. Have a great week. Enjoy your new book.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. Nice to visit museums. It's been a long time since I did that.
    The movie Puzzle caught my interest.
    Happy Reading and viewing!


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