Friday, March 2, 2018

Books and Movies for February





I knew it was risky hanging my new spring wreath earlier this week. Today we are in the midst of a Nor'Easter! Fortunately, for us, so far it's just 45MPH winds and heavy rain. Better this than snow at this point as long as we do not lose power.

















Books Read in February - 5

  1. The Woman in the Window; A.J. Finn - 4/5 (eGalley) Feb/2018
  2. Nomadland; Jessica Bruder - 4.5/5 NF/library Feb/2018
  3. Saints for All Occasions; J. Courtney Sullivan (eGalley) - 4.5/5 - Feb/2018 (review not completed yet)
  4. Girl on the Train; Paula Hawkins (reread/book group) - 4/5 - Feb/2018
  5. Census; Jesse Ball - (eGalley) 4/5 - Feb/2018 (review not completed yet)
My Book Group read for February was: Girl on the Train; Paula Hawkins. It was a reread for me.  It made for a lively discussion and I enjoyed the refresher. Only (1) club member did not like the book!

































Movies Watched in February - 9

Plans for March

  • Catch Up on reviews
  • read/review a few children's books
  • read Lucky Us; Amy Bloom (book group read)
  • read a few review books releasing in March
  • plan a mini getaway

How was your February?

29 comments:

  1. We had rain and winds the last two days and are very happy to see the sun today.

    I want to read Nomadland.

    My son and I loved Three Billboards too.

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  2. My 'movies' are all television shows. ;<)) I should start listing them, though. Fun to think back on the month of viewing. Acorn, Netflix, Britbox, and my DVDs.

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    1. It is fun to look back and see what we watched and what we enjoyed.

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  3. I loved Good Will Hunting when I saw it all those years ago and I definitely want to see 3 Billboards.

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  4. I need to try J. Courtney Sullivan...I can't believe I haven't read her yet.

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  5. We have disgustingly hot humid days and then showers in early evening.

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  6. Hope you don't lose power. Just saw a bit about the weather in your part of the world on the early news. Beautiful wreath! You had some good reads and movies. It's been years since I saw Gaslight. After reading The Woman in the Window, all those B/W movies mentioned seemed interesting.

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    1. We did not lose power - so happy but, we have another storm coming on Wednesday UGH

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  7. That's a nice bunch of good ones! I hope the storm behaves in your neck of the woods!

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    1. No power loss so that was good, but, now another storm coming on Wednesday.

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  8. Diane, don't forget to get me a mailing address so I can send you your book. My email is lloydrrussell@gmail.com.

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    1. Unfortunately, I didn't enter any giveaway; please select another winner.

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  9. I was going to try to see Three Billboards today before watching the Oscars tomorrow but it is raining hard and I am staying in! I thought The Girl on the Train movie was immensely better than the book. I am looking forward to reading your review of Census.

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    1. Just loved Three Billboards but, so THRILLED that my Shape of Water won best picture - such a great movie.

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  10. I hope you don't lose power! We've had lots of rain this past month, but today the sun came out and it looks like it will be a nice day. I need to get outside and walk! Your wreath is so pretty. I'm ready for spring, too. I checked out Nomadland from the library the other day, but haven't gotten to it yet. I hope I can get it read before it's due back! Good Will Hunting was such a good movie! I should add it to my Netflix queue for a second viewing. It's been years! Have a great week, Diane.

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    1. Les, we didn't lose power; so happy about that. Unfortunately, we have a huge storm coming again on Wednesday.

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  11. The only movie listed here that I've seen is The Girl on the Train (which I saw a while ago). You have the perfect "excuse" to stay inside this weekend and enjoy more books and movies, Diane!

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    1. We have another storm scheduled for Wednesday; hope spring comes quickly.

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  12. I really enjoy your postings of the films you've seen and your thoughts about them. And of course you know I appreciate your comments about the books you've read.
    I gave "Good Will Hunting" a five plus rating. An absolutely top-notch stunner of a film that hit me to my core.
    And "Gaslight" is phenomenal, and every five years or so, worth a re-watch.

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    1. Loved, loved Gaslight!! And, yes, Good Will Hunting is such a terrific movie as well.

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  13. I love movies but haven't seen any of those. I just bought Love Story from Amazon. It was the first movie my mom took me to the theater to see. I loved it and wanted a copy so I could watch it whenever I wanted. Have you seen it?

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  14. I really enjoyed Girl on the Train--haven't watched the movie because I heard it was so-so. Did you like it?

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  15. I am liking the novel The Woman in the Window -- midway into it. It is a bit similar to The Girl on the Train -- with the narrator's drinking & pill consumption. It's entertaining so far.

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  16. Looks like a great month for you! So many good books AND movies! I have The Woman in the Window on audio - saving it for a road trip with my husband next month - can't wait! We both enjoyed Girl on the Train - both book & movie.

    I've been hearing about Census - it sounds intriguing.

    And Good Will Hunting is one of my favorite movies!

    Hope March is just as good for you! I am hopefully finishing up my Feb reviews this week so I can do my summary next week.

    Sue

    Book By Book

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  17. You had a good reading month! Totally agree with you about Three Billboards.

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