Saturday, May 4, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 5.4.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Browsing at the art fairs and festivals

2. Getting familiar with music lyrics for Bring Me A Woman and I Did It from Allison Lovejoy's The 7 Deadly Pleasures. The chorus will also perform selected pieces for the Carmina Burana and Cabaret Spring show (here).

3. Sending out my first postcard to Germany via Postcrossing project (here)
This is a postcard exchange program with randomly matched up people from anywhere in the world per postcard (or you could opt for just your country).



A Night in With Audrey Hepburn
by Lucy Holliday
-Chick-lit | Goodreads

THE covers for this series are so cute. Thought I would give this try.

Author event:

Book Passage, Corte Madera, hosted a conversation between authors Miriam Toews and R.O. Kwan to celebrate the release of Women Talking. Learned a bit about the Mennonite world which is a focus in the book.

Woman Talking
by Miriam Toews
-Literary, Feminism | Goodreads


An Improbable Pairing
by Gary Dickson
-Historical, Romance | Goodreads

SWITZERLAND setting calls to me for this one as well as the dreamy cover.


The Priory of the Orange Tree
by Samantha Shannon
-Fantasy | Goodreads

YES, influenced by the buzz around this one. And, the massive size of it (848 pages).

AND watched: in theatre

The Roxie theatre hosted a Q&A with Savannah and Justin which included background history of the making of the film. It took them 10 years to put it together.

J.T. Leroy (2019)
Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (original title)
Director/Writer: Justin Kelly
Writers/memoir: Savannah Knoop
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess
-Biography, Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law.

THIS is a good companion piece to watch along with Author: The JT Leroy Story because you get Savannah's side of the story.

Based on this book:

Girl Boy Girl:
How I Became JT Leroy
by Savannah Knoop
-Memoir, LGBTQ | Goodreads

The SF Public Library hosted a Q&A with photographer/director, Luigi Toscano which included discussion on the art exhibit currently displayed at the SF Civic Center.

Lest We Forget (2018)
Director: Luigi Toscano
-Documentary | details | my rating: 5

The documentary Lest We Forget follows the German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano over years of fascinating working experience. The documentary allows the viewer an insight into his work for the exhibition. “The portrayed survivors are the faces and voices of the culture of remembrance,” says the artist in conjunction with his exhibit in San Francisco. “Lest We Forget is much more than just looking back at our dark past: It urges everyone to confront the past in order to ensure that nothing like the Holocaust ever happens again.”

DEFINITELY something to behold if this exhibit or film hits your town.

AND watched: on DVD

Kusama: Infinity (2018)
Director/Writers: Heather Lenz
Co-writer: Keita Ideno
Star: Yayoi Kusama
-Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

Artist Yayoi Kusama and experts discuss her life and work, from her modest beginnings in Japan to becoming an internationally renowned artist.

AMAZING artist. I did not know she was such an innovative and influential artist. It is wonderful to see her get acknowledged!


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Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I always love author events! And A Night In With Audrey hepburn just sounds fun. :)

  2. Fun that you're doing a post card exchange with a German pen pal.

    Ooh, that Samantha Shannon book has been getting some good reviews.

    Have a great week!

  3. I do like the cover of A Night in with Audrey Hepburn. The postcard exchange sounds like a fun project.

    Have a great reading week

  4. Your post card project sounds wonderful. Have a good week enjoying the music, books and movies.


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