Saturday, March 24, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 3.24.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Starbucks Citrus Defender White Tea (with lemonade and honey)

2. Dreaming of travel to Europe

3. Paint nite at LaLe

I tried out the latest group activity craze - it was fun to come out of this two hour paint and (eating/drinking) with a somewhat finished creation. It was a paint-by-number experience except you had to eyeball things that the instructor did.



BOOKS, Inc. hosted author, Kristin Hannah, to promote her latest, The Great Alone. Most of the inspiration for this novel was Alaska.

The Great Alone
by Kristin Hannah
-Women's Fiction, Alaska
Amazon | Goodreads

For Review:

My Sister's Intended
by Rachael Anderson
-Historical, Romance
courtesy of tour -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

ONE of my favorite romance author's new one is a must read.

AND watched: at community event

Finding Kukan (2016)
Director/Writer: Robin Lung
Writer: Shirley Thompson
Stars: Ling-Ai Li, Kelly Hu, Daniel Dae Kim
-Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

FINDING KUKAN investigates the story of Chinese Hawaii-born Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, a 1941 Academy Award-winning color documentary about World War II China that has been lost for decades.

GREAT pick for Women's History Month as it reveals Li Ling-Ai and the scope of her involvement in the Oscar documentary film winner, Kukan. What a woman!

Check out their website (here) for a screening near you. And, be on the lookout as it will air on PBS soon.


* comment and TELL me what you have acquired for your shelves recently

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I just checked out Children of Blood and Bone, Love, Hate and Other Filters plus a few other books. The Great Alone looks like it would be a good read.

  2. The cover of My Sister's Intended is beautiful.

  3. What a lovely painting - I love it!

  4. Your painting looks cool. I have no artistic skills whatsoever. Enjoy your new books! I still need to get a copy of The Great Alone.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. That might be paint by numbers, but I love it. Great job. That's neat how its part of a whole event.

    I want to read the Kristen Hannah book. Oh neat on finding the film about the obscure historic woman producer.

    Just got the latest Elizabeth Kostova for review so I'm off to Eastern Europe. ;)

  6. I've never done a sip and paint event but a lot of my friends have said it's great fun. I've never read a Hannah book either and I know I should.

  7. Your painting is amazing! I know that I couldn't have done anywhere near as good even if someone was telling me what to do. I have heard great things about The Great Alone. I hope you enjoy your new reads.

  8. Dreaming of travel to Europe is a favorite pastime of mine as well lol. So many countries, so little time. :) The Starbucks tea doesn't sound bad either. Hope you have a great weekend and happy reading!

  9. The painting looks great! I am dreaming of traveling more too - and it's been a while since I last went to Starbucks! Have a great week!

  10. Love the painting!

    The Great Alone is on my wishlist. I always enjoy Kristin Hannah's books but I haven't read any in awhile.

    Have a great week!

  11. Wow. Your painting turned out beautifully! I've always wanted to do a paint nite. They look like so much fun.

  12. I'm looking forward to reading The Great Alone myself at some point. I haven't yet read anything by Hannah but I've heard lots of great things about her books. Have a great week and I hope that you enjoy your new books!

  13. Love your paint night pictures how awesome! I have done this twice a firefly picture and a barn picture. I tired that is all I will say. =)
    I hope you have a great week reading!

    Mary my #SundayRoundup

  14. oh your painting looks so pretty :D well done. The Great Alone looks really good, hope you enjoy

  15. Your painting looks great! Hope you enjoy your books and have a great week!

  16. Your painting turned out wonderful! Have a great week <3

  17. Your painting seems wonderful :)
    I haven't heard about any of these books but they seems great.
    I hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

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  18. I've heard good things about the Hannah book so I hope you enjoy it!

  19. ENJOY your books.

    I have heard nothing but RAVES about The Great Alone.

    Have a great week.

  20. I like your painting. Two nice books. Happy Reading!

  21. Wow, the painting looks good. I can't manage anything like that, even with paint by numbers, ha!


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