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)

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HAPPY THINGS:

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


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Bought:

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

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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

Gangersterland
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

Fairest
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!

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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!

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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 97, Week 15

Stay healthy! Be safe!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

11 comments:

  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   

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  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:)

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

    Paris in July looks like an amazing event.

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  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!!

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  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.

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  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. :-)

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  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!

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

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  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.

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  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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