Sunday, June 5, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 6.5.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update


Linking up with:
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)

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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Fortune cookie with a message that made me smile :-)
2. A New Era: 6 Piece Downton Abbey Collection - nail polish by Butter London (here)
3. Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and my birthday with tea time at Crown and Crumpet (here)
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Library: audiobook
A Fatal Grace
(Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2)
by Louise Penny
Mystery, Canada | Published: 2007 | Goodreads
making my way through this series...

Library:
Cold Enough for Snow
by Jessica Au
Literary, Novella, Japan, Australia | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

House and Garden Samplers
by Mary Jenkins
Needlework, Embroidery | Published: 1996 | Goodreads
cross-stitch - my latest craze

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Virtual Author event: hosted by Macmillan Publishers
Bliss Montage: Stories
by Ling Ma
Short Stories | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

The Book of Goose
by Yiyun Li
Historical, Literary | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Strangers to Ourselves:
Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us

by Rachel Aviv
Nonfiction, Mental Illness | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

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AND watched: Roxie theatre - free screening included a surprise double feature!
Crimes of the Future (1970)
Director/Writer: David Cronenberg
Stars: Ronald Mlodzik, Jon Lidolt
Comedy, SciFi | imdb | my rating: 4
creepy, icky scenes

Crimes of the Future details the wanderings of Tripod (Mlodzik), sometime director of a dermatological clinic called the House of Skin, who is searching for his mentor, the mad dermatologist Antoine Rouge. Rouge has disappeared following a catastrophic plague resulting from cosmetic products, which has killed the entire population of sexually mature women. Tripod joins a succession of organisations including Metaphysical Import-Export and the Oceanic Podiatry Group, and meets various individuals and groups of men who are trying to adjust themselves to a defeminized world. One man parodies childbirth by continually growing new organs which are removed from his body. Eventually Tripod comes upon a group of paedophiles which is holding a 5 year-old girl, and they urge him to mate with her. He senses the presence of Antoine Rouge.

Crimes of the Future (2022)
Director/Writer: David Cronenberg
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart
Drama, Horror, SciFi | imdb | my rating: 5
visually stunning body horror scenes

Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances.


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Thanks for stopping by :-)

6 comments:

  1. Happy celebration! I've been seeing some of the coverage and it's neat. And I love fortune cookies. the simple pleasures haha!

    The Penny books look fun.

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  2. Pretty covers.

    I hope you enjoy A Fatal Grace - I always enjoy her books.

    Happy Birthday!!

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  3. I've been watching some of the Jubilee here, and it's just amazing.

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  4. Happy birthday! I've also been watching some of the Jubilee coverage. How exciting. Long live the Queen.

    A Fatal Grace and the House & Gardens Samplers caught my eye. I use to do needlework all the time when I was younger. No free time for that these days.

    Hope you enjoy your week.

    https://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2022/06/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and.html

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