Sunday, May 10, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 5.10.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



1. Life is Short with Justin Long podcast (here) - Is it just me or is time flying by? How do we make the most out of our short time here on Earth? That’s what we’re here to find out.

2. Emma (Jane Austen Musical) on Streaming Musicals (here) - thanks for this tip Sophia Rose of Delighted Reader. Pride & Prejudice is also available to see. Next up is Marry Harry on May 22. Sign up to get invited to the free preview screening (here).

3. Supalonely by Benee featuring Gus Dapperton - cute catchy peppy tune



Athenian Blues
by Pol Koutsakis
-Mystery, Thriller, Greece | Goodreads

Library: audiobook

by Glennon Doyle
narrated by the author
-Memoir, Self-help | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Books Inc.
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)

A conversation amongst V.E. Schwab, Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Charlie Jane Anders

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
by V.E. Schwab
-Fantasy | Goodreads

The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea
by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
-LGBTQ, YA | Goodreads

The City in the Middle of the Night
by Charlie Jane Anders
-SciFi | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Book Passages
Register and listen to the archive of this or to future Book Passages author talks for free (here)

The Splendid and the Vile:
A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
by Erik Larson
in conversation with Michael Krasny
-Biography, WWII | Goodreads

The Island of Sea Women
by Lisa See
in conversation with Kathryn Belden
-Historical, South Korea | Goodreads

Reading challenge:

Daphne du Maurier
Reading Week
May 11-17, 2020
Hosted by heavenali (details)

AND watched: on YouTube

True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)
Director: Justin Kurzel
Screenplay: Shaun Grant
Based on book by: Peter Carey
Stars: George MacKay, Essie Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Charlie Hunnam
-Biography, Crime, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.

CHECK this out...

CAAMFest 2020
May 13-22, 2020
details and schedule (here)

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month with CAAMFest online!

Heritage at Home features over 20 digital events, ranging from online film screenings to interactive panels, watch parties and house parties featuring live performances, all free of charge.


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  1. Wow your reading taste is so varied and cool. I must be back to taking more suggestion. Also let us know how "untamed" is.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

  2. OOO thanks for the info of The History of the Kelly Gang being on Youtube - Charlie Hunnam! My daughter and I were just talking about the museum tours and plays / musicals that are available online with the pandemic. She's taking Art Appreciation this summer (online).

    Take care and happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  3. Streaming Musicals sound like fun. And ooh a Greek thriller? I'll have to give that one a look. :)

    Have a great and safe week ahead!

  4. I didn't know Streaming Musicals was a thing---I'll have to check that out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  5. I like the sound of the Greek thriller! And Jane Austen musicals sound a delight - thank you for sharing:). And I hope you have a peaceful, happy life.

  6. Enjoyed the Youtube and looking into those streaming musicals! thanks

  7. I am intrigued by the Lisa See book as this looks like it might tie in well with a book I have coming up in my Blog Tour pile, so I shall be checking that one out.

    I am also going to check out the Daphne du Maurier reading week, as she is one of my favourite 'classic' reads, so thanks for sharing that link!

    Stay Safe and enjoy your reading week :)


  8. Ooh streaming musicals sounds awesome. I need to look into that! I'm so curious about Untamed - I hope you are enjoying it!


  9. I haven't tried a virtual author event but they sound fun! Happy reading!

  10. I've heard good things about Untamed. Have a great week and happy reading!

  11. Those events sound awesome! I really need to check out some of the virtual events going on.

  12. Sometimes we do need to stop and ponder why we are here and how we are spending our limited time.
    You have many new books. The Island of Sea Women is the only one I have seen before.
    Stay safe and enjoy all of your books.


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