For What It's Worth

For What It's Worth

Monday, August 16, 2021

All the things! Books, Movies, Music...

 


READ:

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean ~ Goodreads Izumi Tanaka, a Japanese-American girl, lives with her single mom in her rural, mostly white town but has always felt curious about her Japanese side but her mom never speaks about who her father might be. One day Izzy and her bff discover a poem to her mom from a lost love and realize her dad is the Crown Prince of Japan, making Izzy a princess. 

Tokyo Ever After was the whirlwind, secret princess, fish out of water, cotton candy fluff everyone said it was. She is swept up in etiquette lessons, dress fittings, hobby finding and all things Japanese culture after she travels there to get to know her dad. There's romance, palace intrigue, deception and it's both a little over-the-top but fun! and rooted in Izumi's love of Japan and desire to belong.

I also loved Izzy's awesome mom and possible second chance romance with the Crown Prince.  👍😍

WATCHED:

The Suicide Squad - HBOMax The first SS was fine but I didn't love it. This one is ridiculously over-the-top with action, humor, and violence but I loved it. They just keeping throwing stuff out there. Some of it sticks and lands well and some of it doesn't but the movie moves so fast it's fine and a lot of fun. Despite the craziness, there's a surprising amount of character depth. I mean...on a scale of 1-5 - it's maybe a 2.5 or 3 but it's there and you start to care about the outcome for most of the characters. 

I rolled my eyes at the absurdity of it all but I laughed out loud and had a fun escape for a few hours 👍👍

MUSIC:

Speaking of The Suicide Squad...here's a song from the soundtrack

grandson (with Jessie Reyez) - RAIN


And one more by grandson just because I like him

DIRTY




(someone take this pet clipart away from me - I'm out of control lol)

Let me know if you there are any books, tv/movies, music I would like in the comments!

15 comments:

  1. You ARE good at minis! No need to be jealous LOL.

    Tokyo sounds like The Princess Diaries with a Japanese angle. Retelling?

    "(someone take this pet clipart away from me - I'm out of control lol)"
    😂😂😂

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    1. They're ok - yours sound like professional reviews. Seriously!! But thank you. :-)

      I saw it described as Crazy Rich Asians meets The Princess Diaries (which I have not read) so maybe.

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    2. "They're ok - yours sound like professional reviews."
      😭😘

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  2. Ooh, second chance romance in Tokyo Ever After? Has me even more excited. I have a library hold for that book and can't wait to get to it.

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    1. It's not front and center but it's there and I'm here for it! I would love a spin off novella or something of how they met leading to her get pregnant.

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  3. Tokyo Ever After sounds so cute, the recap reminds me a little of the original Princess Diaries. I've never seen either of the SS movies or Birds of Prey. Can I watch the latest one as a standalone?

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    1. Yes! it's kind of a reboot and not a sequel. I couldn't finish Birds of Prey lol

      Tokyo Ever After is super cute! It definitely has similarities to Princess Diaries.

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  4. The Suicide Squad sounds like a hot mess that actually worked. LOL
    I've never heard of grandson, but I like the music.

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  5. Yes the first SS was good, but I do hear this about this one, so yes, for over the top

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    1. It was fun over the top though. It just keeps moving along lol

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  6. Gosh, I haven't watched television in so long. I keep saying I'm going to use my Netflix free trial, and then I forget. 😯

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    1. I get Hulu and Disney+ free with my phone plan and pay for Netflix. We go through cycles. I won't use it for months but then I'll watch several shows in a few weeks.

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    2. Our cable almost doubled in price a few years ago, so I cancelled it. I have a "pay as you go" phone so I don't have a plan. I do most of what others do on their phones on my Kindle(s); I have a small one I keep in my backpack all the time. I know I would love Netflix. I should write a reminder on my calendar. 😊

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    3. Make a list of everything you want to binge within your window lol I've done that with different services.

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