Sunday, July 26, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 7.26.20

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. Deciding on and going to french related places for Paris in July theme this month - mostly food inspired.

2. Yummy new recipe and new (to me) spice: Za'atar Roasted Chicken Breast (here)

3. Covid themed rock garden spotted during walk


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Bought:

Death Comes In Through The Kitchen
by Teresa Dovalpage
Mystery, Food, Havana | Goodreads

Library: ebook

Murder in Clichy
by Cara Black
Mystery, France, Paris | Goodreads

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Virtual Author event: hosted by NY Times Books
See archive of this on instagram igtv (here)

The Beauty in Breaking
by Michele Harper
Memoir, Health-medical field | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Booksmith
Listen to archive of this and 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:

Exile Music
by Jennifer Steil
Historical, WWII, Jewish, Bolivia | Goodreads

Daughters of Smoke and Fire
by Ava Homa
Contemporary, Iran | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Book Passages
Listen to archive of this and check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
A conversation between: John Muir Laws and Amy Tan

How to Teach Nature Journaling: Curiosity, Wonder, Attention
by John Muir Laws, Emilie Lygren
Art, How-to, Nature | Goodreads


A conversation between: Mark Nepo and Brooke Warner

The Book of Soul: 52 Paths to Living What Matters
by Mark Nepo
Spirituality | Goodreads

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AND watched: SFFilm online preview screening

Boys State (2020)
Director: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss
Stars: Steven Garza, Ben Feinstein, René Otero, Robert Macdougall
Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

A thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up. Filmed at UT Austin in June 2018

POLITICS at play with future leaders in the making.


Speedo (2003)
Director: Jesse Moss
Stars: Ed 'Speedo' Jager, Linda Jager, Anthony Jager
Documentary, Sport, on vimeo | imdb | my rating: 5

A film about Ed “Speedo” Jager, a Long Island demolition derby champion.

PASSION for demolition derby that Speedo has really drives this story which drew me in.


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

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Shelter In Place - Day 132, Week 20

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16 comments:

  1. The Za'atar Roasted Chicken looks good! Enjoy your books and upcoming author events.

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  2. I hope you enjoy your French-themed outings and your books. Have a great week:)

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  3. I like the rock garden. You have lots of book options there. I hope you get to enjoy them!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  4. That chicken recipe sounds delicious. I had to go take a look. :) And PAris in July sounds pretty good!

    Have a good week!

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  5. I love the Rock Garden, I have a black thumb :)

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  6. Now I'm thinking about all the French food I want to eat!

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  7. All of your books look good. I especially like the looks of Death Comes Through the Kitchen. I have to check that one out. I hope you have a great week!

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  8. That is a cute rock garden. We see a lot of painted rocks on our walks through the woods these days.

    Great books this week. I would love to read Murder Comes in Through the Kitchen and Murder in Clichy.

    Hope you have a nice week.

    http://imperfectchristianmom.blogspot.com/2020/07/mailbox-monday-july-27.html

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  9. Yeah, new to me spice you found. Ah, cute rock garden. Painting rocks was always fun when I was a kid.
    Exile Music sounds good. Nature Journaling sounds intriguing.
    I've been enjoying your Paris Themed posts.

    Have a great week!

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  10. I love the little rock garden! And you're getting to so many virtual book events; that's really cool. I like the look of the Nature Journaling book.

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  11. I love the rock garden. There are kids in my neighborhood who paint rocks in the park, but they don’t look that good. Enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  12. I like the sound of the chicken soup. :)

    ENJOY all of your books and also your week.

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  13. Paris at anytime sounds good! The recipe looks good. Hope you enjoy it! Happy reading and thanks for visiting my Sunday Post! :)

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  14. I must have How to Teach Nature Journaling: Curiosity, Wonder, Attention!!!!! It has blue jays on it!

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  15. You've got a good variety of books. I hope you enjoy your online book events. I get lots of invitations to them but I can't seem to muster up the energy to attend virtually.

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  16. I like the rock garden.
    Many and all new to me books for you this week.
    Happy Reading!

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