Sunday, August 30, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 8.30.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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1. Independent Bookstore Day, August 29, online author events (details)
2. Schnitzel (recipe) and noodles - a favorite thing from The Sound of Music :-)
3. Setting up an arm chair travel theme for September. Will start off the month with The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.


Library: audiobook

The Summer Country
by Lauren Willig
Historical, Victorian, Barbados | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library

The Broken Kingdoms
by N.K. Jemison
Fantasy | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Booksmith
Listen to archive of this and check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
A conversation between:

Ballistic Kiss
by Richard Kadrey
Urban Fantasy | Goodreads

Shakespeare for Squirrels
by Christopher Moore
Humor Fantasy | Goodreads

A conversation between:

The Great Offshore Grounds
by Vanessa Veselka
Literary | Goodreads

Pull of the Stars
by Emma Donoghue
Historical, Ireland | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore
Listen to archive of this and check out their calendar for future free author events (here)

A conversation between:

Winter Counts
by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
Mystery, Thriller | Goodreads

Blacktop Wasteland
by S.A. Cosby
Mystery, Thriller | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Book Passages
Listen to archive of this and check out their calendar for future free author events (here)

The Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls
by Ursula Hegi
Historical, Germany | Goodreads


AND watched: in virtual theatre

John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020)
Director: Dawn Porter
Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

The film explores Georgia representative's, 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform, and immigration.


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
Importance of a good comfortable pair of hiking boots made an impression. Similar to what I found when I read Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

Love his writing style. Felt the cold, danger and beauty of the Himalayas as the search for the Blue Sheep and Snow Leopard continue.

"I am here to be here, like these rocks and sky and snow, like this hail that is falling down out of the sun." -page 108

Liked the reference and thoughts about the Yeti.

Aug 31-Sep 6: chapter 3

Sep 7-13: chapter 4 & wrap-up


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  1. I've heard great things about The Book of Lost Names!

  2. You have some great-looking books lined up here. I couldn't face that latest one from Emma Donoghue given its subject matter - but it's on my wishlist. Have a great week.

  3. The Great Offshore Grounds has such a beautiful cover, they all look good!

    Have a great week and enjoy your reads.

  4. I had fun being part of the Indie Book Store day, too. I'll have to check out more of the events that are still accessible.

    Yes, a Sound of Music dish. I've never tried it.

    Fun snag in the free book bin.
    The John Lewis film looks good and glad you are enjoying your buddy read.

    Have a good week!

  5. THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES is amazing.


    Enjoy your week and your books.

  6. I hope you enjoyed the Indie Book Store event.
    You have quite a book haul this week.
    Is the Christopher Moore series fun?
    Enjoy your week and Happy Reading!

  7. Schnitzel- haven't had in AGES. And that Moore book has such a cool cover. :)

  8. The Pull of the Stars is on my wish list. I hope you enjoy it.


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