House of Spies by Daniel Silva: I haven't enjoyed a Silva book so much since The English Girl!
Starflight by Melissa Landers: So far a pretty silly YA romance... IN SPACE!
The discussion for Devils in Daylight over at Book Bloggers International. And hopefully at some point I'll have time to actually post responses.
Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron
1989 Berlin. On the eve of the "end" of the Cold War, MI6 agent Lorraine must find a Very Important List before the Soviets do, and ferret out a MI6 mole while she's at it.
It wouldn't be quite correct to say this movie is an example of style over substance, but the costume and art departments definitely deserve an A+++++. Everything in Atomic Blonde looks absolutely fantastic, from the setting to the clothes to the way the shots are framed. Visually, it's to die for. The acting is also top-notch. Unfortunately, the other aspects of the film aren't as successful. It could lose about 20 minutes and be the better for it, and the script really needed a few moments of comic relief or SOMETHING to break up the unrelenting close-ups and face punching. Not sure I can entirely recommend this one, although it's not a bad movie by any means.
Greenfingers, starring Clive Owen, Natasha Little, and Helen Mirren
If you're into plants and gardening, you will adore this movie. It's about a man in prison who discovers a love of gardening and, through working on the prison's garden, he and the other gardeners become bffs and turn their lives around. Such a sweet, warm-hearted film, and I loved the romance between Colin and Primrose.
This month in heidenkindom:
At the risk of sounding like an Old Person, I can't believe it's almost mid-August already. The last few weeks have been pretty busy, what with appointments, work, events, and so on. It's also been rainy and cool the past few weeks, which doesn't put me in the greatest mood, although it is helping weeds grow. So there's that.
One cool thing that happened recently is someone gave me an old Brownie Reflex camera they found in their basement. I cleaned it up and bought film so I can take pictures with it (I'm not sure where the film will be developed, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it). The film roll only has 12 photos, so I'm being picky about what I photograph with it. I'm thinking of maybe using it for the solar eclipse next week. Either way I'm pretty excited to see how the photos turn out and I'll share them on here once I finish and develop the roll!
There's still lunch to be eaten, laundry to be folded, and a book to finish, so I'm off for now. Have an excellent week, everyone!
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