Sunday, April 12, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 4.12.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Free nightly Met opera streaming (here) - great opportunity to see/hear ones I am unfamiliar with, which is most. They start 4:30 pst and is available until the next one is posted.

Schedule for April 13-19
Monday: Rusalka
Tuesday: Boris Godunov
Wednesday: La Rondine
Thursday: Le Comte Ory
Friday: Madama Butterfly
Saturday: Adriana Lecouvreur
Sunday: Der RosenKavalier

2. Yummy recipe: Butternut Squash and Mushroom Enchilada with Tomatillo Sauce (here)

3. Taking a break from work-at-home with a mini puzzle



A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
by Holly Jackson
-Mystery, Thriller, YA | Goodreads

Free Little Library:

The Best American Travel Writing, 2001
edited by Paul Theroux
-Essays, Anthology, Travel | Goodreads

Free virtual Author Events from local bookstores: (some of these are recorded and can be watched)

Why We Swim
by Bonnie Tsui
-Nonfiction, Swimming | Goodreads

Green Apple Books on the Park (events schedule) hosted an online conversation with Bonnie Tsui, Daniel Handler and Andrew Sean Greer.

I've Been Wrong Before: Essays
by Evan James
-Memoir, Essays | Goodreads

Booksmith (events schedule) hosted a conversation between Evan James and Andrew Sean Greer.

The Pelton Papers
by Mari Coates
-Historical, Art | Goodreads

Booksmith hosted a conversation between Mari Coates and Peg Alfond Pursell.

Upcoming online book event:

I signed up for Dewey's Readathon on April 25, 2020 (here). It will be my 5th one.


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

*** THANKS to those on the front line during these times ***
Shelter In Place - Day 27, Week 5

Stay healthy! Be safe!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I also signed up for the readathon. It will be my first one. That enchilada recipe sounds delicious, thanks for sharing. Love the bookish puzzle. Happy Easter! Hope you have a great week.

  2. I haven't ever done the readathon...occasionally I've read along and tried to keep up, but always drop out after a few hours. It might be time to get serious about it.

  3. I like that puzzle! We've been doing some too. :)

    The enchilada sounds great. Yumm! And Good Girls Guide to Murder looks like a good one, I kinda want to get it too.

  4. I'll have to check out A Good Girl's Guide to Murder. I liked the recipe and your puzzle too. I haven't done Dewey's RAT in ages. I might check that out this time around since I might actually be able to read all day with how things are. Thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  5. How neat about the opera.

    You have some great books on your list. The Best American Travel Writing sounds superb.

    Hope you have a blessed week.

  6. I really enjoyed The Good Girl's Guide to Murder and have been doing lots of puzzles. Stay safe!

  7. I just read that puzzles are in high demand and harder to find during the pandemic. The streaming from the Met has been awesome.

  8. Your puzzle looks cute!

    Wishing you a great reading week and good health

  9. I didn't realize the Met was doing that. I'll have to check it out. I watched the free P&P Musical the other night and it was fun.
    Neat that you're catching the online bookstore author events.

    Have a good week!

  10. I need to watch the operas! It's been on my list and I haven't done it yet. And I'll be signing up for the readathon as well. Glad you are staying healthy and safe.

  11. Yummm.. that recipe sounds very tasty. The Holly Jackson book looks interesting.

    Stay safe and happy reading.

  12. It's been ages since I did the readathon... I just don't feel like staying up all night anymore, and then it feels weird! Will you be doing the full 24 hours?

  13. I'll have to take some time to listen to some of the opera offerings. How nice!
    That recipe sounds delicious to me.
    I like several of your books, especially A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and Why We Swim too.
    I've never felt I could commit the time for a read-a-thon.
    Stay safe and enjoy some reading!

  14. I should do one of the many puzzles I have.


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