Sunday, April 12, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 4.12.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)

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HAPPY THINGS:

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


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Bought:

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.

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* 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 :-)

15 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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

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  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.

    http://imperfectchristianmom.blogspot.com/2020/04/mailbox-monday-apr-13.html

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

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  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.

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  8. Your puzzle looks cute!

    Wishing you a great reading week and good health

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  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!

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  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.

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

    Stay safe and happy reading.

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  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?

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  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!

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

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