Saturday, February 2, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 2.2.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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1. Girl's night with pizza and a movie

2. Swaine Adeney Brigg umbrella to handle the rainstorms

3. Raindrops on a leaf


Freebie: friend recommended and loaned

Running in the Family
by Michael Ondaatje
-Memoir, Travel | Goodreads

Author event:

Green Apple Books on the Park, hosted a conversation between Seth Kugel and Ross Borden (from travel site, Matador Network) for the release of Rediscovering Travel.

Rediscovering Travel:
A Guide for the Globally Curious

by Seth Kugel
-Travel | Goodreads

AND watched: online

Widows (2018)
Director/screenplay: Steve McQueen
Screenplay: Gillian Flynn
Based on book by: Lynda La Plante
Stars: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki
-Crime, Drama, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.

THIS kind of heist film plays out well with a more serious than fun vibe.

AND watched: in theatre

Balboa Theatre hosted a Tribute to the Tamale Lady with live music from Beauty Operators & The Goat Family.

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

Green Book (2018)
Director/Writer: Peter Farrelly
Writers: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie (as Brian Currie),
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
-Biography, Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

FEEL good friendship story that evolves from a road trip.

Vice (2018)
Director/Writer: Adam McKay
Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell
-Biography, Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.

IF you did not already know about Cheney, this was an interesting way to learn a bit about his part in the political world.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Hello!

    I've just started joining in with this meme. :)

    Oh, I'm really looking forward to Green Book!

    Here's my Saturday post. Happy Weekend!

  2. Pizza and a movie is ALWAYS a win, I say. :) And ooh Vice- I bet THAT'S an interesting movie!

    Raindrops on a leaf- nice!

  3. Pizza makes me happy, too. I wish there were more author events around here. I miss going to them. Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. I love cute umbrellas for the rainy season.
    Green Book is on my list to watch.

  5. I'm really excited to watch both Widows and Vice. Glad you enjoyed both. And yes to pizza!

  6. I started watching Widows at the theater...and then left in the middle, because I wasn't feeling well. May try again, now that it's on Prime.

    I also want to see Vice...but not in the theater. I realize that I am not a good theater viewer...I like moving around between bits of the show.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. Pizza and movie sounds like bliss. Hope you have another good week!

  8. How cool that you went to an author event. I am still missing that. I want to get my butt to one. Pizza and movies go hand in hand and popcorn! =) Happy Reading!


  9. I love author events. It’s great hear an author’s passion when talking about their book. Your raindrops on a leaf photo is beautiful.

  10. Such a nice photo - and description is poetic.
    Glad you enjoyed the author event. Rediscovering Travel sounds interesting.
    Happy Reading!

  11. Running in the Family is a very interesting memoir. I hope you enjoy it.

  12. It's great you get out to author events. We have had some amazing ones in the area but not really frequently. I am such a homebody anyway. Every day I don't have to leave home is a great day. I like to do my reading and knitting or sewing or cooking. I need to make pizza when it turns cold in a couple days; it's been like a month since I made pizza. Enjoy your reads! Anne - Books of My Heart


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