Sunday, April 5, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 4.5.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Yummy new cooking recipe - creamy Cauliflower Cashew Soup (here)

2. Getting the creativity flowing - working on completing projects (embroidery for 25 million stitches project, crochet throw blanket and knit cardigan sweater) previously started

3. Spotting something new in Golden Gate Park - a wheel thing, SkyStar - a traveling ferris wheel ride originally set to open in April, but now, who knows when???



Book Passages Conversations with Authors:
Live sessions with the writers and thinkers most committed to America’s independent bookstores

The sessions start this weekend 7:00est/4:00pst.

Check out the author line-up (here)

For Review:

The Sweeney Sisters
by Lian Dolan
courtesy of publisher - Thanks!
-Women's Fiction | Goodreads


Duke Darcy's Castle
(Dare to Defy #3)
by Syrie James
-Romance, Historical | Goodreads

Little Gods
by Meng Jin
-Historical, Literary, China | Goodreads

AND watched: on DVD

The Third Man (1949)
Director: Carol Reed
Screenplay and based on book by: Graham Greene
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli
-Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

AWESOME classic. Watched this in preparation for a Vienna trip which got postponed this month. Gave us ideas to take photos with a Dutch angle when we do finally go ;-)

* 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 20, Week 4

Stay healthy! Be safe!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I am also trying more recipes. It's easier to get raw ingredients than prepared things especially since we are not doing take out food. It's harder being gluten free and we normally don't do very much eating out.

    I am happy to be home with plenty of reads and craft projects. I am being moody with reads and unmotivated for craft projects currently.

    Have a wonderful week! Be kind and take care of yourself!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  2. That recipe sounds very yummy. I love cooking so I might have to check that out. ;)

    The Sweeney Sisters looks fun. I got myself the new Sarah J. Maas book and I can't wait to reading it.

    Stay safe and happy reading.

  3. I'm also trying new recipes. I think I'll bake some rolls and bread this week as well. And I'm halfway done with my blanket. But it's been tough. I hope you and yours are safe and healthy!

  4. Oh wow that traveling wheel sounds neat. I hope people get a chance to enjoy it soon. Looks neat!

    Glad you've had some happy things this week. Take care and hoping your new week is good as well!

  5. I do like your happy things...and I want to read The Sweeney Sisters. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

    Have a safe and safe week.

  6. Cauliflower Cashew Soup? You must show a pic. I am intrigued.
    And yesss stay safe!

  7. Cauliflower cashew sounds tasty. I just had potato cheddar and green onion. Glad the stitches project is going well.

    I'm just starting Duke Darcy's Castle.

    Have a good week!

  8. That recipe sounds amazing. Enjoy your books!

  9. Good happy things. I'll mention that soup to my hubby (our cook).
    Conversations with Authors sound like good events.
    Enjoy your reading and sewing and continue to stay safe!

  10. We are doing lots of baking here which is good for the soul but not for the waistline. Duke Darcy's Castle sounds like a good read.


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