Sunday, August 9, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 8.9.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Dewey's 24 hour Reverse Readathon (Aug 7-8) - liked this format better as it starts and ends in the afternoon.

2. Creating a summer themed mood board for the month.

3. Spotted a Stormtrooper on my walk.

Well, hello...



Boyfriend Material
by Alexis Hall | Romance, LGBTQ | Goodreads

A pre-order from Third Street Books came with a Rom Com Activity booklet.

Freebies: from Free Little Library

Summer Crossing
by Truman Capote
Classics, Literary | Goodreads

Library: audiobook

by Edith Wharton
narrated by Isabella Howell
Classics, Romance | Goodreads

For Review:

Prospects of a Woman
by Wendy Voorsanger
courtesy of October blog tour -Thanks!
Western, Historical | 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:

The Son of Good Fortune
by Lysley Tenorio
Contemporary, Filipino American | Goodreads

Members Only
by Sameer Pandya
Contemporary, Indian American | Goodreads

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

Dead Land
by Sara Paretsky
Mystery, Crime | Goodreads


AND watched: virtual theatre for SFFILM Hong Kong Cinema (here)

Mad World (2016)
Yat nim mou ming (original title)
Director: Chun Wong
Writer: Florence Chan
Stars: Shawn Yue, Eric Tsang, Elaine Jin
Drama, Hong Kong, on Netflix | imdb | my rating: 5

A mentally ill stockbroker struggles to reconcile with his estranged father and his perturbed ex-fiancée.

SENSITIVE topic is tackled with interesting perspectives.


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

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  1. I love how there is a stormtrooper just casually hanging about!

    Your new books look good, happy reading.

  2. A mood board sounds fun, and cool pic of the stormtrooper! Hope you have a great week ahead. :)

  3. I love Sara Paretsky's books, which reminds me that I have a couple unread books of hers languishing on my Kindle! How do I let that happen?

    Enjoy your week and your books, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  4. I never seem to know about the readathon until it is happening or over. oh well, I am often reading anyway.

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

  5. I've seen good things about Boyfriend Material. Hope you love it. Happy reading and thanks for visiting my Sunday Post. :)

  6. I thought the way you described each hour that this reverse RAT worked much better than the usual times. Fun pic! Oh cool, you got Boyfriend Material. I enjoyed it.
    Neat classic summer themed readings.

    Have a good week!

  7. Oh that sounds like a perfect readathon. I am glad you enjoyed it.

  8. I keep saying to myself I will participate in a Dewey Readathon! And then it comes and goes and I kick myself that I didn't know about it sooner. Hopefully this next round in the fall. Glad you were able to participate!


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