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)



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)



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.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


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

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

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

    My post is here.

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

  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.

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

    Grace @ Books of Love

  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!

  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

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

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

  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!

  16. The Paris coloring page is gorgeous.


    Have a great week.

  17. Free tickets is always good!


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