Sunday, May 22, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 5.22.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update


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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Winner of Syrie James Sanditon/Masterpiece Theatre swag - totebag and socks
2. Pre-screening film tickets to Downton Abbey: A New Era
3. Blogging time at the Garden Cafe
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Library: audiobook
Certain Dark Things
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Fantasy, Horror, Vampires, Mexico | Published: 2021 (first 2016) | Goodreads


Library:
The Doloriad
by Missouri Williams
Horror, SciFi | Published: 2022 | Goodreads


Nightshift
by Kiare Ladner
Thriller, London | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

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AND watched: theatre
Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)
Director: Simon Curtis
Screenplay: Julian Fellowes
Stars: Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville
Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5
lots of smiles

Follow-up to the 2019 feature film in which the Crawley family and Downton staff received a royal visit from the King and Queen of Great Britain.

AND watched: virtual theatre for CAAMfest40 (xxx">details)
Anita (2021)
Director/Screenplay: Lok Man Leung
Screenplay: Wai Lun Ng
Stars: Louise Wong, Louis Koo
Biography, Drama, History | imdb | my rating: 5
amazing superstar

Traces the life of Anita Mui, Hong Kong's legendary Cantopop star.

Silent River (2021)
Director/Writer: Chris Chan Lee
Stars: West Liang, Amy Tsang
Drama, SciFi | imdb | my rating: 5
Wha...what just happened... must re-watch

Desperate to reconcile with his estranged wife, Elliot stops at a desert motel where he encounters Greta, an uncanny woman on the run from a mysterious past.

Drifting (2021)
Director/Writer: Jun LI
Stars: Francis Ng, Cecilia Choi
Drama, Hong Kong | imdb | my rating: 5

Just out of jail, Fai finds a spot on a street corner where other homeless people welcome him. But he doesn't get much time to settle in. The police soon chase them away, and their possessions disappear into a garbage truck. Young social worker Ms Ho thinks it's time to fight this in court. In the meantime, Fai and his friends have other concerns.


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5 comments:

  1. I have to say, even when my power was out I couldn't stand the idea of going to a nearby cafe for Internet or AC. I'm just too comfortable at home these days.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  2. I really want to watch Downton Abbey soon. I'm hoping it will stream or something soon as I don't like theaters. Even before COVID, I rarely went to a movie theater.

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  3. Neat that you have a cozy cafe to give you a nice ambience and that you were able to see an early screening of Downton Abbey. LOL, lots of chilling ones in your reading stack this week.

    Have a great week!

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  4. I've never seen Downton Abbey...D:

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  5. Congratulations on your win. The cover of Certain Dark Things got my attention.
    Looks like you enjoyed a lot of movies last week. I hope this week is going well for you. Happy Reading and watching!

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