Sunday, May 24, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 5.24.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Three-day weekend :-)

2. Mini doodle-a-day in my bullet journal

3. Baby Chef Kobe of Kobe Eats on instagram (here) - so adorable



Dancing in the Lowcountry
by James Villa
-Contemporary, Romance, Southern | Goodreads

Library: audiobook

by Jenny Offill
-Literary, New York | Goodreads

NOTE: Most of the virtual author events below are recorded and can be currently accessed for a listen - check per site

Virtual Author event: hosted by Alta Magazine
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
Tune in Wednesdays 12:30pm pst Alta Asks

Maggie Brown & Others: Stories
by Peter Orner
Short Stories | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Booksmith
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
Tune in Tuesdays 11am pst VIRTUAL: ZYZZYVA & The Booksmith Present: Lockdown Lit @ Lunch

The Illness Lesson
by Clare Beams
Historical | Goodreads

Too Much: How Victorian Constraints Still Bind Women Today
by Rachel Vorona Cote
Historical, Feminism | Goodreads

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

We Are Not Free
by Traci Chee
Historical, YA, Japanese-American | Goodreads

Forest of Souls
(Shamanborn #1)
by Lori M. Lee
Fantasy, YA | Goodreads

This is My Brain in Love
by by I.W. Gregorio
YA, Chinese-American | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
A conversation between Stephanie Danler and Anna Wiener

by Stephanie Danler
Memoir | Goodreads

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir
by Anna Wiener
Memoir | 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 Lori Gottlieb and Dr. Rick Hanson

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone:
A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

by Lori Gottlieb
Memoir, Psychology | Goodreads

New Science, Ancient Wisdom, and Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness

by Dr. Rick Hanson
Psychology | Goodreads


John Grisham
Virtual Event at Book Passage (here)
Wednesday, May 27
12pm pst / 3pm est

AND watched: online for CAAMFest 2020

Tigertail (2020)
Director/Writer: Alan Yang
Stars: Tzi Ma, Christine Ko, Hong-Chi Lee
on Netflix
Drama, Taiwain | imdb | my rating: 5

In this multi-generational drama, a Taiwanese factory worker leaves his homeland to seek opportunity in America, where he struggles to find connection while balancing family and newfound responsibilities.

Fruit Fly (2009)
Director/Writer: H.P. Mendoza
Stars: L.A. Renigen, Mike Curtis, Theresa Navarro
Comedy, Musical, Filipino-American, San Francisco | imdb | my rating: 4

Filipina performance artist Bethesda moves into an art commune to search for her long missing biological mother. Along the way, she comes to realize that she just might be a fairy princess, fag hag, fruit fly.

Larry Itliong cookie
created by Cookie Activist, Jasmine Cho
see more cookie creations (here)
featured in CAAMfest 2020

Check out her book:

Role Models Who Look Like Me:
Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Who Made History
by Jasmine Cho
History, Children, Picture Book | Goodreads


* 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 69, Week 11

Something amusing: Wes Anderson–inspired guide to surviving the lockdown by Madelaine Turner


i tried to see if I could make this only using things I could find in my apartment. hope you like ! 😂 ##fyp ##foryou ##wesanderson ##film

♬ original sound - in_too_deepmp3

Stay healthy! Be safe!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Yay to long weekends! I hope you are staying in and safe!

  2. Glad that you're enjoying your books. This is my first visit to your blog. lOve the color scheme! find me sunday posts

  3. The Wes Anderson pandemic guide is hilarious. She nailed it. I need to check out Too Much. Happy long weekend!


  4. I hope you enjoy your long weekend and have a peaceful, happy week with lots of good books:))

  5. Enjoy the long weekend and your books! Dancing in the Lowcountry looks like a good one especially and Role Models Who Look Like Me looks nice also.

  6. Yay for a long weekend! :) Hope yours is awesome and relaxing.

    I think Dancing in the Lowcountry and This Is My Brain In Love look interesting.

    Happy reading!

  7. I don't know why I am not more interested in some of the great virtual author events, even from favorite authors. It's like I can't get interested in tv the last few years. I just want to read.

    Have a great holiday weekend and enjoy your new reads!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  8. Yes, long weekends are the best. Glad the CAAM films are turning out great for you. I love that you have doodle pages in your bullet journal. :)

  9. Great post. Your blog has very cool content <3
    I am following you and invite you to me

  10. I've been watching so many Tik Tok vids.

  11. Those virtual events sound fun! And Dancing in the Lowcountry sounds really good.

  12. I do have to say that one thing about this virus situation is that I almost feel like I'm more in touch with others because we now skype and stream and such, whereas I saw people, but only friends once in a while. And I also only could go to some author events in person a couple of times a year, but now there are all these streaming events. I hope you enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  13. I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. I know I sure did. :) OMG, those baby chef pics are the cutest things I've ever seen!

  14. I actually did NO work on Monday. But the rest of the week was disoriented for having lost a day. *Sigh*
    Baby chef is very cute.
    What a good group of books you feature.
    Forest of Souls looks good.
    The Anderson video was fun.
    Have a good week and enjoy your reading!


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