Saturday, August 4, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 8.4.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. August is National Romance Awareness month - who knew?
I found out while listening to the morning show of the local classics radio station, KDFC.

2. Got organized and reduced the file pile

3. Planner Par-Tea event at Crown and Crumpet - always love the high tea service and the "lucky dip" planner related goodies ;-)

Although not pictured, my Happy Planner was at the scene along with colored pens and stickers for decorating.



Havana Lunar
by Robert Arellano
-Mystery, Caribbean, Havana
Amazon | Goodreads

AUGUST pick for the Foreign Intrigue Book Club (here).


The Curfew
by Jesse Ball
Amazon | Goodreads

FOUND an ARC of this in the free bin at a local independent bookstore, Dog Eared Books, San Francisco.

SPEAKING of freebies, does any one want these swag pins for Laini Taylor's Strange the Dreamer? Let me know in comments or email me directly and I will send them your way.

Author event:

The Incendiaries
by R.O. Kwon
-Literary, Coming of Age, Asian American, Korean
Amazon | Goodreads

Green Apple Books on the Park, hosted a lively conversation about the release of The Incendiaries between author R.O. Kwon and poet Esme Weijun Wang. Cults are explored and examined in this novel.

The Completionist
by Siobhan Adcock
Amazon | Goodreads

Green Apple Books on the Park, hosted a reading and Q&A with Siobhan Adcock for the release of The Completionist which is being recommended as a must-read after experiencing Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

PART of the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge 2018 (here).


Her Pretty Face
by Robyn Harding
-Thriller, Women's Fiction
Release date: July 10, 2018
Amazon | Goodreads

PART of the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge 2018 (here).

AND watched: on DVD

Juan of the Dead (2011)
Juan de los muertos (original title)
Director/Writer: Alejandro Brugués
Stars: Alexis Díaz de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andros Perugorría
-Action, Comedy, Havana, Horror, Zombies | imdb | my rating: 5

A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

MIX of zombie modes - slow, fast, climbers with a memorable makeshift guillotine scene.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006)
Las Vegas, season 7
Miniature Killer storyline
Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger
-Crime, Drama, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 4

WATCHED this for the Miniature Killer story arc which drew me in.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. The Planner Par-Tea event looks like it was fun :)

  2. The Completionist sounds pretty good. Haven't heard of that one. And Dog-Eared Books looks like a fun bookstore. :)

  3. Cute bookstore! I could definitely spend a lot of time there. The Incendiaries is on my TBR list, so I would have liked that author event. Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. Fun tea event and I love that it's paired with planners. You find the best activities around town. :)

  5. I did not know that about August, maybe I should read more romance this month. Her Pretty Face has a gorgeous cover! Enjoy all of your new books!

  6. I love bookstores like that! Sounds like a fun planner party :) Enjoy your new books!

  7. The tea party event looked fun. I used to love to do the high teas on the longer cruise trips.
    I am eyeing your two dystopians. Happy Reading!

  8. You have some fab bookstores near you :-)

  9. Looks like a super fun week!! I would love the pins!


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