Sunday, May 17, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 5.17.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Sunday New York Times Book Review section

2. Pancakes with Guittard chocolate chips - yum

3. CinemaSF Stay-at-Home Saturday night: Clueless dvd, movie snacks from Balboa theatre popcorn pop-up sale and Balboa theatre movie chat room


Library: audiobook

The Henna Artist
by Alka Joshi
Historical, India, Reese Book Club May pick | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Alta Magazine
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
The Lightest Object in the Universe
by Kimi Eisele
Dystopia | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by BookShop West Portal
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
A conversation between Cara Black and Meg Waite Clayton

Three Hours in Paris
by Cara Black
Historical, WWII, Mystery, France | Goodreads

Last Train to London
by Meg Waite Clayton
Historical, WWII, London | 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)
A conversation between Jacqueline Winspeare and Jennifer Barth

The American Agent
(Maisie Dobbs #15)
by Jacqueline Winspear
Historical, Mystery | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
A conversation between Phuc Tran and Que Mai Phan Nguyen

Sigh, Gone
A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit In
by Phuc Tran
Memoir, Vietnamese-American | Goodreads

The Mountain Sings
by Que Mai Phan Nguyen
Historical, Vietnam | Goodreads

AND watched: online

Deerskin (2019)
Le daim (original title)
Director/Writer: Quentin Dupieux
Stars: Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel
-Comedy, Horror, France | imdb | my rating: 5

A man's obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.

AND watched: online for CAAMFest 2020

And She Could Be Next (2020)
part 1 of 2
Director: Grace Lee, Marjan Safinia
Documentary | my rating: 5

Filmed from 2018 through 2019, the episodes center individuals at the heart of the movement behind the New American Majority, including: Stacey Abrams (Georgia), Bushra Amiwala (Skokie, IL), Maria Elena Durazo (Los Angeles, CA), Veronica Escobar (El Paso, TX), Lucy McBath (Atlanta, GA), Rashida Tlaib (Detroit, MI) and Nse Ufot, Executive Director of the New Georgia Project.

The Half of It (2020)
Director/Writer: Alice Wu
Stars: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire
Comedy, Romance| imdb | my rating: 5

When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush.


* 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 62, Week 10

Mask Bear
by fnnch
see more honey bears (here)

Stay healthy! Be safe!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Looks like you have had a busy week! This week the two new Christian non-fiction books I ordered arrived, which was nice and I will be reading them in the coming months for my church's book club.

    I hope the coming week is a good one for you, take care and happy reading! 🙂

  2. I love Clueless! I like the cover on The Lightest Object in the Universe, and that's cool about the online author events. Enjoy your reading this week and stay well.

  3. Chocolate chip pancakes sounds delicious. I'm curious about Sigh, Gone. Happy reading!


  4. The box sounds fun! Our local movie theatre has been selling popcorn and Choc tops on Friday nights even though they can’t open for films.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  5. Those pancakes sound yum. And I've heard about The Henna Artist on Reese Witherspoons page. Sounds like a good read.
    Stay safe and happy reading.

  6. My daughter would love those pancakes. I have an aversion to chocolate in breakfast foods. I hope you have a great week and stay well!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  7. I haven't looked at the NY Times book section in ages! And I love the mask bear! :)

  8. A night with movies and treats is the best! Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your books. I like the look of The Last Train to London.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and stay safe.

  9. We've been doing lots of movies and snacking when we can and I can't say I haven't hated hanging with my family, laughing and crying together. You had some fun virtual events. I need to look up those types of things.

    Thanks for stopping by! Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  10. Love that movie pack that Balboa Theater came up with. Neat bundle of virtual events, too.

    Have a great week!

  11. Nom! Sunday BF made pancakes with white choco chips. Different but yummmmmmmmy


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