Sunday, June 21, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 6.21.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



1. Surprise dinner box with beef curry, veggies, rice and dessert of cookies hand-delivered by friend :-)

2. Peter Pan musical (with Christopher Walken as Captain Hook!) - found out that Show Must Go (here) free musicals are still being offered on Fridays 11am pst - I missed Wiz and Hairspray. Wonder what next week's will be.

3. Outing to Japan town for yummy ramen



I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
by Austin Channing Brown
Memoir | Goodreads

The Nickel Boys
by Colson Whitehead
Historical, Pulitzer Prize 2020 | Goodreads

Library: audiobook

Girl, Woman, Other
by Bernardine Evaristo
Contemporary, Short Stories, Man Booker Prize 2019 | Goodreads


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

by Tod Goldeberg
Thriller, Crime, Mystery | Goodreads

Mothers Before:
Stories and Portraits of Our Mothers As We Never Saw Them
by Edan Lepucki
Essays, with photos | 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

by Meredith Talusan
Memoir, LGBTQ, Filipino | Goodreads

Good Boy: My Life in 7 Dogs
by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Memoir, LGBTQ, Dogs | Goodreads

Bookish event:

Paris in July 2020
hosted by Thyme for Tea (details)

So excited to participate in this next month!


AND watched: on Netflix

Schitt's Creek (2015)
season one
Creators: Dan Levy, Eugene Levy
Stars: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy
Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5

When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek.

HILARIOUS! I'm hooked.

Bookish random:

Looking forward to when the San Francisco Public Libraries offer curbside service too!


* 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 97, Week 15

Stay healthy! Be safe!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Thanks for sharing the Show Must Go On link. I should be taking advantage of more of these things which are available in these weird times. Take care and stay well!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  2. The Show Must Go On looks like fun - I'll check it out. I've been enjoying Staged, featuring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, who in theory are rehearsing a play via zoom while in lockdown. Hilarious! Especially Samual L. Jackson's intervention... Have a great week:)

  3. Christopher Walken as Hook. That sounds fun. :)

    Paris in July looks like an amazing event.

  4. The free musical every Friday looks fun! I will have to tune in! And I am really excited about Paris in July, and am sorting out what I will be reading and doing for it. :) And I love Schitt's Creek!! Hilarious!!

  5. I love your Happy Things. And your books are going on my list. I already have Nickel Boys.

    Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing...and thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Schitt's Creek is one of my favorite Canadian comedy shows. Eugene Levy is from my hometown and I used to be a PSW to his aunt. :-)

  7. I would get a kick out of Christopher Walken as Hook, too. Adorable social distance markers in Japan Town. Fairest looks good.

    Have a great week, V!

  8. I've been wanting to try Schitt's Creek. I keep hearing great things about that series. Hope you have a good week!

  9. I've been watching The Show Must Go on since the pandemic started. I've seen Cats, Phantom, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Peter Pan. The National Theater in DC also has a YouTube Channel with new plays on Friday -- I've seen Frankenstein there and there have been others. I hope you check them out too.

    Have a great week.

  10. The Show Must Go On looks very neat!
    You have many interesting books. I'm particularly interested in I'm Still Here, but they all look good.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!


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