Sunday, September 8, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 9.8.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Celebrating friends on their birthday

2. Shakespeare in the Park - I love this annual event held at the Presidio. These productions are usually a contemporary version of the plays but still retaining Shakespeare-speak. This year's show is a musical version of As You Like It.

3. Downton Abbey tea event in anticipation for the film release, September 20, 2019


Library: FOR Books and States reading challenge

America is for Beginners
by Leah Franqui
-Contemporary, Road Trip, India | Goodreads

The Summer Demands
by Deborah Shapiro
-LGBT | Goodreads

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
by Ocean Vuong
-Literary, Poetry, LGBTQ, Asian American, Vietnamese, Connecticut | Goodreads

Review posts theme for next week: Japan
Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
Lion Cross Point by Masatsugu Ono
Me by Tomoyuki Hoshino
The Sea of Japan by Keita Nagano
The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima

AND watched: in theatre

Midsommar (2019)
Director/Writer: Ari Aster
Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper
-Drama, Horror, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 5

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

LOVED it just as much as the theatrical version. Certain things that were previously hinted are more outright. And one scene was slipped back in which provided more meaning to things that occur later in the film.


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