Sunday, October 2, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 10.2.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update


Linking up with:
Mailbox Monday (details)
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Sunday Salon (details)

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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Dreaming to international travel in 2023 - Switzerland? Italy? both?
2. Completed knitted hat project and started knitted cowl project
3. Puzzle imagery
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Bought:
It Ends with Us
by Colleen Hoover
Romance, New Adult | Published: 2016 | Goodreads


Library: audiobook
Anne of Green Gables
by L.M. Montgomery
Classic, YA, Canada | Published: 2014 (first 1908) | Goodreads


The Island of Sea Women
by Lisa See
Historical, South Korea | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
Bellewether
by Susanna Kearsley
Historical, Romance | Published: 2018 | Goodreads


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AND watched: theatre
Oni: Thunder God's Tale (2022)
Netflix tv series, episodes 1 and 2
available Oct 21, 2022
Director: Daisuke 'Dice' Tsutsumi
Animation, Action, Adventure | imdb | my rating: 5

The oddball gods and monsters of Japanese mythology.

Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March (2022)
Directors: Gina Kim, Titi Yu
Documentary | PBS | my rating: 5

Explore the fight against Asian American hate following the March 2021 mass shootings at three spas in Atlanta. Examine how this critical moment of racial reckoning sheds light on the struggles, triumphs and achievements of AAPI communities.

AND watched: online
Hazing (2022)
Director: Byron Hurt
Writer: Jessica Lee Salas
Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

Explores a variety of underground hazing rituals that are abusive and sometimes deadly. The exploration journey reveals a world of toxic masculinity, violence, humiliation, binge drinking, denial, and institutional coverups.

My Best Friend's Exorcism (2022)
Director: Damon Thomas
Writer: Jenna Lamia
Based on book: Grady Hendrix
Stars: Elsie Fisher, Amiah Miller, Rachel Ogechi Kanu
Comedy, Horror, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

Teen best friends Abby and Gretchen grapple with an otherworldly demon that takes up residence in Gretchen's body.

AND watched: virtual Shotgun Players theatre -live stream (details)
Man of God (2022)
Sep 3 to Oct 2, 2022
Video on demand available: Oct 5-16, 2022
Director: Michelle Talgarow
Writer: Anna Ouyang Moench
Thriller, Feminism | my rating: 5

Inspired by a real life incident at a Christian mission in Southeast Asia, this play delves into the lives of four young women faced with a choice. A funny feminist thriller about that moment when girls realize the male gaze has been watching all along - and decide they are definitely gonna do something about it.


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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Rabbit rabbit: White Rabbit

White Rabbit, Red Wolf
by Tom Pollock
YA, Thriller | Published: 2019 | Goodreads

Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother—a famous scientist—and his beloved twin sister, Bel.

But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete finds himself on the run. Dragged into a world where state and family secrets intertwine, Pete must use his extraordinary analytical skills to find his missing sister and track down the people who attacked his mother. But his greatest battle will be with the enemy inside: the constant terror that threatens to overwhelm him.


Sunday, September 25, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 9.25.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update


Linking up with:
Mailbox Monday (details)
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Sunday Salon (details)

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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Celebrating the first day of Autumn with a Pumpkin Spice Latte
2. Live stream theatre of Man of God by Shotgun Players (here) runs through Oct 2
3. Happy Everything cross stitch piece at Goodwill
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Bought:
The Make-Up Test
by Jenny L. Howe
Romance, Academia | Published: 2022 | Goodreads


Library: audiobook
Terminal Boredom
by Izumi Suzuki
translated by Polly Barton, Sam Bett, David Boyd, Daniel Joseph, Aiko Masubuchi, Helen O'Horan
SciFi, Short Stories | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Library:
The Greengage Summer
by Rumer Godden
Classics, British, YA, France | Published: 1958 | Goodreads


Freebies: from Free Little Library
Three
by Valérie Perrin
translated by Hildegarde Serle
Mystery, France | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


For Review:
Confidence
by Rafael Frumkin
Contemporary, LGBTQ | Published: February 2023 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
fyi: Goodreads has a giveaway for this that ends Oct 10


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AND watched: theatre
Confess, Fletch (2022)
Director/Writer: Greg Mottola
Writer: Zev Borow
Based on book by: Gregory McDonald
Stars: Jon Hamm, Lorenza Izzo
Comedy, Crime | imdb | my rating: 4

After becoming the prime suspect in multiple murders, Fletch strives to prove his innocence while simultaneously searching for his fiancé's stolen art collection.

Don't Worry Darling (2022)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Writers: Katie Silberman, Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke
Stars: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles
Drama, Mystery, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets.

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

Books and Bag: Crocodiles

Books and Bag
doing some dreaming
a designer bag and books to fill it

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and add a Pumpkin Spice Latte to this mix...

The Crocodile Bride
by Ashleigh Bell Pedersen
Historical, Magical Realism | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Set during the swampy summer in 1982, this stunning debut novel follows eleven-year-old Sunshine Turner and her troubled father Billy as the secrets of their family’s past swirl around them in the one-road town of Fingertip, Louisiana. During a hot summer of June moods, grubworms, and dark storms, Sunshine discovers stones in her chest – and learns the dangers her coming-of-age will bring about in the yellow house she shares with her father. Without the vocabulary to comprehend Billy’s actions or her own changing body, Sunshine turns to an apocryphal story passed down from her grandmother: in the dark waters of the Black Bayou lives a crocodile with an insatiable appetite and a woman with a mysterious healing gift. As Sunshine’s summer unspools, she turns to the one person who will need no explanation of the family secrets she carries—the crocodile bride.

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* image source: bag -Birkin, Hermès Shiny Porosus Crocodile Birkin

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 9.18.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update


Linking up with:
Mailbox Monday (details)
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Sunday Salon (details)

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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Squid Game Emmy 2022 wins - gotta/gonna rewatch it
2. Autumn Moon festival on Clement Street (here) - mmm, mooncake time
3. My first cross stitch reproduction sampler for #samplerseptember and #septembersamplersoiree
Ellen Barber 1895
Home Sweet Home
from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

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Library:
Manhunt
by Gretchen Felker-Martin
Horror, LGBTQ | Published: 2022 | Goodreads


Library: audiobook
The Unexpected Guest: A Play In Two Acts
by Agatha Christie
Mystery, Play | Published: 1958 | Goodreads


My Name Is Lucy Barton
by Elizabeth Strout
Literary | Published: 2016 | Goodreads


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AND watched: theatre
See How They Run (2022)
Director: Tom George
Writer: Mark Chappell
Stars: Adrien Brody, Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell
Comedy, Mystery, Agatha Christie theme | imdb | my rating: 4
loved the cast

In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered.


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