Sunday, May 31, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 5.31.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



1. Sleeping in (especially on the weekend)

2. Discovering new songs on Refinery29 (here)

3. Whimsical mural art - found on Fillmore Street



Sharks in the Time of Saviors
by Kawai Strong Washburn
Magical Realism, Hawaii | Goodreads

Library: audiobook

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
by Suzanne Collins
Dystopia, YA | 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 Booksmith
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
Tune in Tuesdays 11am pst VIRTUAL: ZYZZYVA & The Booksmith Present: Lockdown Lit @ Lunch
A conversation between Erin Somers and Mary South

Stay Up with Hugo Best
by Erin Somers
Contemporary | Goodreads

You Will Never Be Forgotten: Stories
by Mary South
Contemporary, Humor, Short Stories | Goodreads

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

Brown Album:
Essays on Exile and Identity
by Porochista Khakpour
Memoir, Essays | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Borderlands Books
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
A conversation between N.K. Jemisen and Rebecca Roadhorse

The City We Became
by N.K. Jemisin
Fantasy, New York | Goodreads

Black Sun
(Between Earth and Sky #1)
by Rebecca Roanhorse
Fantasy | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Paris Review
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)

by Kate Zambreno
Literary | Goodreads

AND watched: on Netflix

Never Have I Ever (2020)
tv series, season one
Creators: Lang Fisher, Mindy Kaling
Stars: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, Poorna Jagannathan
Comedy, Indian American | imdb | my rating: 5

The complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling's own childhood.

DELIGHTFULLY funny, but also deals with serious issues.

AND watched: online part of SFFILM

One Thousand Stories: (2019)
The Making of a Fresco
Director/Writer: Tasha Van Zandt
Star: JR
Biography, Documentary Short | imdb | my rating: 5

One Thousand Stories is a 14-minute documentary that follows JR’s process of creating his first video mural project The Chronicles of San Francisco, which was mounted at SFMOMA in the summer of 2019.


* image source: JR at SFMOMA

* comment and TELL me what you have acquired for your shelves recently

*** THANKS to those on the front line during these times ***
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  1. Thanks for the book and Netflix suggestions. Have a blessed day.

  2. I love sleeping in haha and even get to during the week now a little bit more with working from home. Hope Ballad is good- I'm really super curious about that one.

  3. Sleeping in is amazing!
    These all look good! I really need to start watching movies again.

  4. I wish my cats let me sleep in, but I haven't managed to train them about weekends. LOL That mural is so whimsical. :)

    Have a great week.

  5. Who doesn't like sleeping in? That is cute mural art.
    Good selection of books.
    Have a good week and enjoy your reading!


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