Sunday, August 23, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 8.23.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Re-arranging and organizing bookshelves. Cleared one shelf to be able to devote to puzzles.

2. Making the Peach and Blueberry Tart with Cream Cheese Filling recipe from the August issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine (here) - yummy

3. Finding a mini painting of the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge in someone's planter box


Freebies: from Free Little Library

The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew #4) by Carolyn Keene | Classic YA, Mystery | Goodreads
The Clue in the Diary (Nancy Drew #7) by Carolyn Keene | Classic YA, Mystery | Goodreads

Freebies: *!*~Winner~*!*

Marie Antoinette’s World
Intrigue, Infidelity, And Adultery In Versailles
by Will Bashor
History, France | Goodreads
from giveaway at France Book Tours -Thanks!

The Book of Lost Names
by Kristin Harmel
Historical, WW2, France | Goodreads
Goodreads givaway -Thanks!


Virtual Author event: hosted by The Ripped Bodice
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
A conversation between:

Loathe At First Sight by Suzanne Park
Contemporary, Romance | Goodreads

Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim
Romance, Magical Realism, France, Paris | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: Nisha Sharma on instagram (here)
A conversation between:

The Legal Affair by Nisha Sharma
Contemporary, Romance | Goodreads

Like Lovers Do by Tracey Livesay
Contemporary, Romance | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Loves Sweet Arrow
Check out the archive (here)
A conversation between:
You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria
Contemporary, Romance | Goodreads

Wayward Witch by Zoraida Córdova
YA, Fantasy, Witches | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
She Votes
How U.S. Women Won Suffrage, and What Happened Next
by Bridget Quinn
History, Feminism | Goodreads

AND watched: virtual theatre
Chemical Hearts (2020)
Director/screenplay: Richard Tanne
Based on book: Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Stars: Lili Reinhart, Austin Abrams, Sarah Jones
Drama, Romance, Amazon Prime | imdb | my rating: 4

A high school transfer student finds a new passion when she begins to work on the school's newspaper.

Interesting look at the teen heart and mind development especially in regards to traumatic events.

Readalong update:
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen | Goodreads
co-read with Naida at the the bookworm

Aug 17-23: Prologue & chapter 1
I got halfway through the introduction and decided to stop as it was getting too spoilery for me. I will get back to it later along with the acknowledgments which was also part of the front matter of the book.

Enjoying the details of the trek and learning about the various members of the party and how they function.

Aug 24-30: chapter 2
Aug 31-Sep 6: chapter 3
Sep 7-13: chapter 4 & wrap-up


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

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Shelter In Place - Day 160, Week 24

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  1. The the Peach and Blueberry Tart sounds so good! Marie Antoinette’s World looks interesting, she fascinates me. I am enjoying The Snow Leopard too, I love the descriptive writing.
    happy reading this week!

  2. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Since I have peaches and blueberries I might have to try it. I'm actually making peach crisp tonight.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  3. I want to check out the movie Chemical Hearts, and the baking sounds delicious. Happy reading!


  4. I love reorganizing my bookshelves! :) And ooh I love those old Nancy Drew covers too. I bet those are fun, nostalgic reads!

  5. Your tart sounds delicious and yay for organized shelves. Way to go winning the giveaways. Those look like good ones. Cool that you scored a couple old Nancy Drews in the free library.

    Have a good week!

  6. I like reorganizing shelves too. The tarts sounds yummy. And I love the idea of a mini painting in a planter.
    My goodness - look at those oldies from the free library!
    Many good books for you again. I like the sound of Like Lovers Do.
    Have another good week and Happy Reading!

  7. YUMMY on the Peach and Blueberry Tart with Cream Cheese Filling.


    How fun to find the painting of the Golden Gate Bridge.

    I hope you are having a good week.

    Happy Reading!!


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