Saturday, April 28, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 4.28.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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1. Bone Broth to combat a cold

2. Visiting a (new-to-me) bookstore - Russian Hill Bookstore

3. Done with preparations and packing for an office move. We will be in a new smaller space but in a corporate building setting next week. It will be nice to be in a nice office space, but I will miss the location of the previous place.



You're The Most Beautiful Thing That Happened
by Arisa White
-LGBTQ, Poetry
Amazon | Goodreads

PICKED this up to celebrate April Poetry Month.


Art Under Control in North Korea
by Jane Portal
courtesy of Artseed -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

NORTH Korea topic grabbed my attention.


Heart Berries
by Terese Marie Mailhot
-Memoir, Feminism, Native American
Amazon | Goodreads

MARCH/APRIL pick for Emma Watson's Our Shared Shelf book club.

Author events:

THE Bindery hosted another fabulous author event - a dramatic reading of a novel in verse, The Others by Matthew Rohrer.

The reading included guest authors per picture above: the Bindery host, Matthew Zapruder, Matthew Rohrer, Bridget Quinn, Arisa White and Daniel Handler.

BOOKS on the Park hosted a reading and Q&A with Richard Powers to feature his latest, The Overstory. He shared his thoughts on trees and experience writing the novel.

Other Happy Mail:

GOT some KPOP, Dean's 130 Mood: TRBL which is an alternative R&B CD. I love the extra swag-like goodies that come with KPOP CDs. This one included artsy photo cards with a description of each song on the back.

AND watched: in theatre

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Screenplay: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Based on comics by: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Stars: Josh Brolin, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Benedict Cumberbatch
-Action, Adventure, Fantasy | imdb | my rating: 5

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

AMAZING all-star cast of superheroes in this non-stop action film. Loved the fun snappy dialogue. Make sure to stay for the very end for the end credits special preview.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I'm not sure if I'm going to see the Avengers in the theater. I'm excited for it, but I really just prefer to watch movies on my couch NOT surrounded by people who can't not look at their phones every 5 minutes. Hope you love your new reads!

  2. What an eclectic bunch of reading! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my stack.


  3. Definitely a wide variety here again, happy reading!

  4. The Russian Hill Bookstore sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing your week...and for visiting my blog.

  5. Oh neat! I love discovering 'new' bookstores. The poetry and photography books look good. Hope you feel better from your cold and yay, for the nice office move.

    Have a good week!

  6. Looks like a nice author event! And I always love finding a new bookstore!

    I saw avengers today and wow! Loved the dialogue!

  7. I need to watch Infinity War!!!

    Bone broth for the win when you have a cold!

    Have a great week, enjoy your books!

  8. Looks like a great haul, all of your new books sound really intriguing. I'm hoping we'll be able to go see Avengers in theaters, but we are a bit behind on the franchise at the moment so we may have to wait until it's out on DVD.

    Have a wonderful week. - Katie

  9. My youngest daughter wants us to go watch Avengers today! I have to finish grading some papers, then we'll see if we still have time :)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  10. Your Korean art book looks wonderful and I love the idea of the author poetry events. Perfect for poetry month :-)

  11. Hmmm, North Korea, an interesting country to read about! I hope you enjoy all of your new goodies. :D

    Have a lovely week, Velvet!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  12. So many people are watching The Avengers. I'm trying to avoid spoilers but have not been successful. Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting The Farm.

  13. OMG yes on Infinity War I can't wait to see it again! I hope awesome goodies I hope you enjoy the books!


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