Sunday, December 22, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 12.22.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Warm, cozy and colorful scarves for the season

2. Pannetone - yummy

3. Santa sighting



by Denise Mina
-Mystery, Thriller | Goodreads

FOR Reese's Book Club December read.

All This Could Be Yours
by Jami Attenberg
-Literary | Goodreads

PART of the Tournament of Books 2020 short list.

AND watched: in theatre

Thousand Pieces of Gold (1990)
Director: Nancy Kelly
Screenplay: Anne Makepeace
Based on book by: Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Stars: Rosalind Chao, Chris Cooper, Michael Paul Chan
-Romance, Western | imdb | my rating: 5

In 1880's China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as entertainment for the locals. Refusing to become a whore, Lalu ultimately finds her own way in this strange country filled with white demons.

LOVED Lalu's independent spirit and how she held true.

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and Comcast NBCUniversal hosted a special screening at the Roxie Theater as to celebrate the 4K restoration of Asian American film, Thousand Pieces of Gold. This special screening included the San Francisco premiere of the newly restored film and Q&A with Director Nancy Kelly and Producer Kenji Yamamoto.

Listening: Refinery29 Holiday music play list (here)

Liking this one: Christmas Valentine


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. My niece had a Santa sighting last week too, but she’s too young to appreciate it. Have a great Christmas!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Love scarf season. Thousand Pieces of Gold looks fantastic.

  3. I really liked Conviction, I hope you do too.

    Wishing you a great reading week and a joyful holiday season

  4. It's amazing how much difference a good scarf can make on a cold day...

    Thousand Pieces of Gold looks great!

  5. It hasn't been quite cold enough for our hand knit hats, scarves and cowls. Although my daughter wears her hats year round which I made her.

    Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday season with family, some good books and delicious food.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  6. I love your happy things!

    I haven't read a Denise Mina book in a while. Thanks for sharing. I also love beautiful scarves.

    Enjoy your week.

  7. Happy reading and Merry Christmas!

  8. I like scarfs too. I hope you enjoy the Mina thriller.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Reading!

  9. My daughter saw Santa 5 times, two times on his fire engine runs through town and three times at other events. Only one of those was a planned visit.

  10. I love the cookies and your holiday week sounds lovely. Have a Happy New Year!!


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