Sunday, September 20, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 9.20.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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1. Back to long daily walks in fresh air! - yay! smoke-free again in San Francisco
2. Jane Austen's Persuasion adapted by Kerry Skam by Iowa Stage Theatre on YouTube - watch it free (here)
3. Snail mail


Death on the Nile
by Agatha Christie
Mystery, Crime, Egypt | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library

The Last Book Party
by Karen Dukess
Contemporary, Coming of Age, Cape Cod | Goodreads

We Went to the Woods
by Caite Dolan-Leach
Contemporary, Thriller, New York | Goodreads

The Christmas Boutique
by Jennifer Chiaverini
Christmas, Quilts | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by New York Times Books
Listen to archive of this (here)
A conversation between:

Homeland Elegies
by Ayad Akhtar
Literary | Goodreads

The Mars Room
by Rachel Kushner
Literary | Goodreads

Black Leopard, Red Wolf
by Marlon James
Literary | Goodreads


AND watched: on Netflix

Frances Ha (2012)
Director/Writer: Noah Baumbach
Writer: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner
Comedy, Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5

A New York woman (who doesn't really have an apartment) apprentices for a dance company (though she's not really a dancer) and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as the possibility of realizing them dwindles.

Beautifully done coming of age story filmed in black and white.


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

*** THANKS to those on the front line during these times ***
Shelter In Place - Day 188, Week 28

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  1. I've read everything Agatha Christie and watched some shows on PBS but now I'm getting some of the audio books. I like Jennifer Chiaveriani books too. I'm glad the smoke has stopped being so much an issue. It's been cooler here so I've started walking some days with Lulu.

    Anne - Books of my Heart

  2. Yay for being smoke-free! I'm in Portland and we're smoke free as well. It's been nice to get back outside for walks this weekend. I love snail mail as well! Enjoy your week!

  3. I'm so glad you are smoke-free in San Francisco! That's great news. I don't remember if I read Death on the Nile, but now I have to check. I should go back to reading some Agatha books. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your books.

  4. Delighted to see that the air quality has improved so much in San Francisco - the pics of that earlier in the week looked apocalyptic. I hope you get a chance to enjoy the outdoors again - and that this is a better week:)

  5. Yay for smoke free! Walks outside are the best, and it helps being able to breathe.

    Death on the Nile- I love that cover and I really need to read it.

  6. I saw your comment on Gofita's Pages and I thought to myself, "I haven't visited her blog in a LONG time!" So, here I am. Hoping to stop by more often. Hope you are doing well. The Christmas Boutique looks wonderful. Gorgeous cover!

  7. My snail mail is all bills
    Glad to hear the smoke has cleared

    Wishing you a great reading week

  8. I’m glad your smoky air is going away! We still have it here. When I run, I cough so much I’m worried that people think I have COVID. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  9. Happy reading this week. The Christmas Boutique is catching my eye, I like that author's work.

  10. I'm soooo happy the smoke is finally starting to clear! I was in East Bay SF Thursday-Sunday (my daughter lives in Alamo and we're up there about every other weekend) and I was thrilled to see the hills without the ugly smoke. Not to mention how unhealthy the air is for outdoor activities. I love to hike up there.

    I'm starting to re-read Agatha Christie by audios. I've read most of her books over and over, but it's many years. I have a print copy of just about every one. Hope you enjoy Death on the Nile. Have a great week! :)

  11. Yay for cleaner air for you so you can get out. Love that there is a Persuasion play. Fun that you're doing an Agatha Christie listen. I've been on an Agatha Christie audio kick, too.

  12. So glad to hear that the air is cleaner now. Almost everyone around the world has been horrified by the images for sure and how apocalyptic it all felt.

    I'm looking forward to reading the new Ayad Akhtar book. I had mixed feelings with his previous one but am very curious about this new one.

  13. Here is to clearer air and getting back to walking! Here, I'm enjoying the fact that it's finally cool enough to walk.

    Did you listen to the Agatha Christie mystery in celebration of her birthday last week? Nice book haul this week!

  14. I'm glad to hear it's are smoke-free where you are. The news is so alarming these days. I love the sound of The Last Book Party and it has a great cover too!


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