Saturday, August 31, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 8.31.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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1. Getting back on track after returning from vacation

2. Surprise chocolate marzipan gift from a friend who returned from travels

3. Andy Warhol exhibit at the SF MOMA



The Last House Guest
by Megan Miranda
-Mystery, Thriller, Maine | Goodreads

AUGUST pick for Reese's Book Club and for my Books and States challenge.

Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home
by Matthew Kepnes
-Memoir, Travel | Goodreads

FOR tips, tricks and tales of travel for wanderlust cravings.

Review posts theme for next week: Australia
Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar
The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman
Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

AND watched: in theatre

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (2019)
Director/Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Writer: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
-Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Sooo Hollywood.
Sooo Tarantino.
Pleasantly surprised. I usually am not into the 70's genre, but loved the filming style and Tarantino's take.

AND watched: on DVD

My Brilliant Career (1979)
Director: Gillian Armstrong
Screenplay: Eleanor Witcombe
Based on novel by: Miles Franklin
Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes
-Biography, Drama, Romance, Coming of Age, Australia | imdb | my rating: 4

A young independent woman who lives with her grandmother and aunt in the countryside rebels against being pressured into marriage and chooses to solely focus on having a career as a writer. Nevertheless, two suitors propose to her.

LOVELY scenes from the well-manicured mostly the wealthier side of Australia as well as some vast landscapes.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. The Last House Guest looks good! I usually like Megan Miranda's stuff. :)

    Will be curious to see what you think of Nine Perfect strangers- I still need to read that one.

  2. G’day! I like your post theme for next week :) Kirsty Eager is one of my favourite Australian YA writers.

    Have a great reading week

  3. Glad you're back in the swing of things after your vacation and got a lovely chocolate gift. I see we're going Down Under this week. I liked the Robert Hillman book. My Brilliant Career sounds fun.

    Have a good week!

  4. I just read The Last House Guest and liked it. I hope you enjoy it, happy reading!

  5. I just picked up How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, The Chain by Adrian McKinty, and Chase the Darkness with Me by Billy Jensen. Looks like you had a great vacation!

  6. Nice mailbox!!


    Hope you are having a good week.


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