Saturday, February 2, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 2.2.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



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.


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