Saturday, July 21, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 7.21.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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

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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Free film screening tickets - I joined the mailing list for a local theatre which sends out giveaway contest offers to attend newly released films.

2. Lahmejun aka Armenian/Turkish Pizza - love it as a quick, tasty, savory, snack from a local grocery

3. Coloring a mini page for one of my activities for Paris in July (here)


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Library:

All These Beautiful Strangers
by Elizabeth Klehfoth
-Mystery, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

PART of the Blog All About It Challenge: Spirit (here) - the secret society element of this one catches my eye.


Author event:


Book Passage, Corte Madera, hosted an event with Kate Christensen to present The Last Cruise. After hearing about the origin story of this story, I wonder if I will still be interested in taking a future cruise trip.

The Last Cruise
by Kate Christensen
-Contemporary, Historical
Amazon | Goodreads


Breaking Up with Busy:
Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women
by Yvonne Tally
-Self Help, Meditation, Time Management
Amazon | Goodreads

BOOK Passage SF at the Ferry Building hosted a reading and Q&A with Yvonne Tally. She has interesting tips on how to slow down and adding quality to life.


AND watched: in theatre

Eighth Grade (2018)
Director/Writer: Bo Burnham
Stars: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson
-Comedy | imdb | my rating: 4

A teenager tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth-grade year before leaving to start high school.

As painful to watch as it sounds. But, a good snapshot of how some of the kids survive the 8th grade experience in contemporary times with the added element of digital devices.


AND watched: on DVD

The King Is Dancing (2000)
Le roi danse (original title)
Director/Writer: Gérard Corbiau
Writers: Ève de Castro, Andrée Corbiau, Didier Decoin
Based on book by: Philippe Beaussant
Stars: Benoît Magimel, Boris Terral, Tchéky Karyo
-Drama, History, Music, France, Versailles | imdb | my rating: 5

PART of Paris in July (here)

LOVED the beautiful scenes of music, dance and decadence of this time period.

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

Thanks for stopping by :-)

18 comments:

  1. Looks like you've added some fab books! :-) Enjoy! My haul

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  2. Yay for the free tickets! That's always exciting :)

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  3. All these Beautiful Strangers looks good. Hope you have a great week.

    My post is here.

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  4. Oh congrats on the tickets that's awesome! I hope you enjoy all the new entertainment!

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  5. The tickets sound cool and I love that Paris page. Hope you enjoy all the books and other goodies.

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  6. All thee Beautiful Strangers looks kinda good! I'm liking YA mysteries more these days... there have been some good ones. The Last Cruise sounds interesting too!

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  7. Oh nice win on the free tickets and for trying Turkish pizza for the win. Love how you're still finding book tie-ins for your Spirit post and a French film for your Paris event.

    Enjoy your week!

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  8. Congrats on getting the free tickets! The Last Cruise sounds really interesting. Have a great week!

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  9. It sounds like you had some great experiences this week! I haven't been to a book event in a while, as I feel obligated to buy the book when I do attend. Perhaps in the fall... I've never heard of Turkish pizza, where did you get it? I live in the Bay Area, too. Have another fun week.

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  10. Awesome haul of books this week. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  11. Free film tickets and yummy food are some of the best things ever. Have a great week and enjoy your new books.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. I sometimes get those free screenings emails after I signed up for one. It can be fun. Lots of book choices for you - enjoy! Anne - Books of My Heart

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  13. I'm not as busy as I once was but I bet Breaking Up With Busy would be a worthwhile read!

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  14. The film sounds interesting -- The King is Dancing! Don't you love Paris in July? Thanks for coming by!

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  15. Congrats on the tickets. Hope you enjoy the theater events.
    You seem to watch movies I have never heard of. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy watching and Reading!

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  16. The Paris coloring page is gorgeous.

    I hear ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS is good.

    Have a great week.

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  17. Free tickets is always good!

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