Saturday, June 30, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 6.30.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Fascination with miniatures (after watching the horror film, Hereditary) has led me to watch CSI Las Vegas, Season 7, which includes a story arc of the Miniature Killer.

2. Catching up on sleep - hard to do with our summer daylight hours schedule

3. Lovely evening walk in San Francisco downtown on a warm night - The Salesforce building top floors with its animated light art show was in action. FYI: Salesforce is now the tallest building in the city.



by Madeline Miller
-Fantasy, Mythology, Retelling
Amazon | Goodreads

FOR the Rooster Summer Reading Challenge (here)

Lion Cross Point
by Masatsugu Ono
translated by Angus Turvill
-Literary, Short Stories, Japan
Amazon | Goodreads

ON a Japanese reading binge this year.

The Good Son
by You-jeong Jeong
-Mystery, Thriller, South Korea
Amazon | Goodreads

IN preparation for a Korea reading binge.

Books Inc. at Opera Plaza hosted a reading and Q&A with David Sedaris for the release of Calypso (Amazon | Goodreads). I had to go to the latest David book release as he is my favorite humorist. It is my fourth time to go to a David event. He does not take to photos. So, this book photo is from the dinner after the event at Max's Opera Cafe.


Persuasions #39
The Jane Austen Journal

by JASNA (website)

COMES with the membership to JASNA, Jane Austen Society of North America. This is a collection of essays related to Jane Austen and her works.

Other book-ish stuff:

Paris in July 2018
hosted by Thyme for Tea
(details & my post)

THE francophile in me could not resist joining this book blog event.

AND watched: live theatre

Soft Power
Play and Lyrics by David Henry Hwang
Music and Additional Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori
Choreography by Sam Pinkleton
Directed by Leigh Silverman
at the Curran Theatre

A mostly asian cast with democracy and hope as strong themes provide the perfect messages for the times.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I envy you the walks in SF. I only lived there for a few months, in the 1960s, but I loved it! Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. I've heard such good things about catching David Sedaris live. Cool for you. Neat walk. I go first thing in the mornings to avoid the heat.
    I love seeing what you're picking up on your Japanese kick. Looks like you're doing some globe trotting with your Korean book, Greek mythology and Paris challenge. :)

    Have a great week!

  3. Ooh Circe. Looks good and I keep seeing positive reviews. And your SF walk sounds fabulous!

  4. The walk sounds lovely. And I remember the Miniature Killer episodes. Too chilling! Nice book haul this week. Enjoy!

  5. I keep hearing great things about Circe so I hope you love it! Your walk in San Francisco sounds wonderful. I've always wanted to visit that city. It's on my travel bucket list :)

  6. I loved San Francisco when we visited, but it was so long ago. Hope you have a great week.

    My Sunday post is here.

  7. I've been meaning to grab a copy of The Good Son. It's a horror title right? Might need to add some creepy into my July reading!

  8. I can't decide if I want to watch Hereditary or not. Of course your post now makes me want to!
    Check out my Wrap-Up Post

  9. I'm excited to watch Hereditary. I keep hearing great things about it. I need to read Circe. I had it checked out from the library but didn't get to it in time and had to take it back. Happy reading!


  10. I have heard great things about David Sedaris's books but have yet to read any. I wonder why he doesn't do photos? It does look like a lovely place to take a walk. Have a great week!

  11. I have acquired way too many books recently. I hope you like Circe. I’m on the fence about reading it. It sounds interesting, but I don’t know much about mythology. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  12. Ooh, I've just picked up Circe, too! Here's hoping we both enjoy it.


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