Sunday, May 24, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 5.24.20

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. Three-day weekend :-)

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

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


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Bought:

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


Library: audiobook

Weather
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

Stray
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

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

by Dr. Rick Hanson
Psychology | Goodreads


AUTHOR ALERT: fans...

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

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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 69, Week 11

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

@in_too_deepmp3

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 :-)

14 comments:

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

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

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

    Natflix&Book

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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   

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  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. :)

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

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

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

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  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

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  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!

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  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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