Saturday, January 26, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 1.26.19

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. Library visits

2. Homemade carrot soup

3. Tarot cards with Mucha illustrations


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Library: part of this year's Tournament of Books (here)

Call Me Zebra
by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
-Contemporary
Goodreads

The Dictionary of Animal Languages
by Heidi Sopinka
-Historical
Goodreads

The Golden State
by Lydia Kiesling
-Literary
Goodreads

The House of Broken Angels
by Luis Alberto Urrea
-Literary
Goodreads

The Parking Lot Attendant
by Nafkote Tamirat
-Literary, Africa
Goodreads

America Is Not the Heart
by Elaine Castillo
-Historical
Goodreads


AND watched: in theatre - nominated for the Oscar's 2019

Capernaum (2018)
Capharna├╝m (original title)
Director/screenplay: Nadine Labaki
Screenplay: Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar
Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
-Drama, Lebanon | imdb | my rating: 5

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

LOVED this beautifully made film. The kids were wonderfully played and portrayed.

Shoplifters (2018)
Manbiki kazoku (original title)
Director/writer: Hirokazu Koreeda
Screenplay: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura And├┤, Mayu Matsuoka
-Crime, Drama, Japan | imdb | my rating: 5

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

LOVED this too! Life living on the fringe.

The Favourite (2018)
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Writers: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Stars: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
-Biography, Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

OH, the costumes, setting and quirkiness makes this an enjoyable one. The dance scene, ha!

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

Thanks for stopping by :-)

5 comments:

  1. Love library visits, too. You got a nice stack. Hope you enjoy them. Caparnaum looks good and the first I've heard of it.

    Have a good week!

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  2. Library visits are lovely :) Hmmm carrot soup? I do like carrots but I've never tried that. I'll have to do some recipe searching :)

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  3. Nice book covers!!

    I was at the library earlier. :)

    Book club at the library is tonight.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

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  4. Carrot Soup sounds good.
    That is an interesting set of books - several on immigration and more.
    The movies sound interesting too.
    Happy Reading!

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  5. Your new books look very interesting. Sounds like you’ve had a busy week.

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