Sunday, August 16, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 8.16.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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1. Bookstore Romance Day on August 15th (details). Have a list of new romance authors to try - Alyssa Cole, Nisha Sharma, Suzanne Park and Alexis Daria. I also visited the participating bookstores and found a "Where's Fabio" contest at The Fountain Bookstore (here)
2. Taco Tuesday on Saturday - made taco seasoning with spices (here) instead of using a packet
3. Made a simple watercolor with summer theme.



The Disaster Tourist
by Yun Ko-eun
translated by Lizzie Buehler
Literary, Feminism, Travel, Korea | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice, and London
by Lauren Elkin
Memoir, Feminism | Goodreads

For Review:
Don't F*** This Up!
How To Get What You Want In Life
by Fred Stuvek, Jr.
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Self-help, College | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Booksmith Listen to archive of this and check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
Make Change
How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future
by Shaun King
Memoir, Race | 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: Michelle Bowdler and Ayelet Waldman

Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto
by Michelle Bowdler
Memoir, Feminism, True Crime | Goodreads

Flipping through: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2020 issue

Readalong update:

Looking forward to doing a co-read of The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen (Goodreads) with Naida at the the bookworm this week.


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  1. I hope you have a great reading week:)

  2. What a pretty watercolour!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  3. You have done such a great job of taking advantage of all the cool online stuff. I think about it, just like I think about watching tv sometimes, but I never actually do it. I read, do projects, spend too much time obsessing over the crazy world looking at social media.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  4. You have some tempting books on your stack! Enjoy, and thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Those books look so good! Enjoy and have a great week!

  6. Such a great variety of genres you're reading. Keeps the mind sharp!

  7. I’ve never made tacos without a spice packet. I’ve never even thought about making my own taco seasoning. I probably should because I don’t like how salty some of those packets taste. Have a good week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  8. Ooh tacos are good any day of the week haha!

    Hope you have a great week ahead. :)

  9. You have such a diverse lot of new books to read. I've only received one book in the last three weeks 'The Grand Tour'. I didn't mind though because it's given me time to do some catch up. We all love taco night and there are no complaints when they are on for dinner.

  10. Your watercolor is lovely. I'm spending a lot of time on art these days. It's relaxing and fun, I think.

    I like the look of Disaster Tourist. Not at my library, though, sadly.

    Magazines are something I appreciate these days. I've actually resubscribed to a couple. The newspaper, too.

    Have a great week!

  11. Now I'm in the mood for tacos! The watercolor looks so tranquil and cool. Unlike the weather we're having, right? Stay cool and happy reading! :)

  12. Too bad I missed Bookstore romance day. I had to laugh at the Find Fabio contest. :)

  13. Oooh that painting is so peaceful. I love it! I've been painting more lately a well.

    Happy reading!

    - Lori @

  14. I've enjoyed Alyssa Cole's historicals and have an Alexia Daria on my wish list. Hope you enjoy all your picks. Taco Tuesday with your own seasoning sounds delicious. Fun that you got to do a summer water color.

    Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  15. Very nice watercolor. I have to admit I was disturbed by the title Is Race a Crime? It is tragic that it isn't treated as seriously as it should be.
    Enjoy your books and have a good week!

  16. I need to check out the taco seasoning. Taco spices is a big thing in our house. My daughter loves it so I try to at least once a week make something that has those spices with it.

    I love the summer water color! So pretty!

    Have a great week! Happy Reading!

  17. I like the watercolor and happy weekend! Yay for us co-reading The Snow Leopard :)


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