Sunday, September 6, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 9.6.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)

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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Warm and sunny days final break through the fog in San Francisco - proper Autumn weather ;-)
2. Tickled by the Lizzie Bennett Diaries on YouTube (here) - cute short snippets of a modern day Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice story
3. Working with wonky shaped puzzle pieces - makes things fun and interesting


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Library: audiobook

The Last Story of Mina Lee
by Nancy Jooyun Kim
narrated by Greta Jung
Contemporary, Mystery, Korean | Goodreads


Freebies: from Free Little Library

The Girl with the Leica
by Helena Janeczek
translated by Ann Goldstein
Historical, Photography, Italy | Goodreads


For Review:
The Summer We Found The Baby
by Amy Hest
Historical, WWII, Middle Grade | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!


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

All The Devils Are Here
by Louise Penny
Mystery, Canada, France | Goodreads


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AND watched: Netflix

Baby Mama (2008)
Director/Writer: Michael McCullers
Stars: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey
Comedy, Romance | imdb | my rating: 3


A successful, single businesswoman who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman to be her unlikely surrogate.

Fun to see the interaction and chemistry between the two characters.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)
Director: David Wain
Writers: Michael Colton, John Aboud
Based on book by: Josh Karp
Stars: Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Martin Mull
Biography, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 4

In the 1970s and '80s, National Lampoon's success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Douglas Kenney.

Sad that troubled life brought about such humor.

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
Meditation and expectations.

Sep 7-13: chapter 4 & wrap-up

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* 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 174, Week 26

Stay healthy! Be safe!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

9 comments:

  1. Those kinds of puzzles can be so challenging!

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  2. I love fall weather! And it's definitely cooling off here. I love that cover for the summer We Found The Baby.

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  3. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries was a hoot. Yeah, that is an odd puzzle piece. LOL

    Enjoy your week and hoping for Fall weather for both of us.

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  4. I love the Fall weather too, enjoy it. And happy reading this week. Yes about the Yeti and I like his writing style too, so beautiful.

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  5. Our weather has finally dropped to about 80 with low humidity. I love it so much! That puzzle looks difficult. Enjoy some great books this week!

    Anne - Books of my Heart Here is my Sunday Post

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  6. I'm looking for more puzzle for the upcoming expected shelter in place order this fall/winter. I have a winter themed one but I'd like to find a different one to work on this fall. Those wonky shapes are not a favorite of mine. I prefer the classic shape (to me).
    Have a lovely week!

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  7. I really love Autumn weather, I wish it would hurry and arrive! I’m about to start the Louise Penny book next week, I’ve heard good things!

    Have a good week.

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  8. That is definitely a wonky looking puzzle piece! It looks tricky, but fun.
    The Summer We Found Baby really sounds interesting.
    Have another good week with happy things!

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  9. I just want this horrid heat to subside a bit. The sun finally broke through the smoke today a bit. I think the Santa Ana winds are helping with that. I do hope though it isn't making the fires worse. I am glad you are at least having some pleasant days! I remember San Francisco weather and feeling like I went through each of the seasons throughout a single day . . .

    I'll have to look up the Lizzie Bennett Diaries. It sounds like something I would enjoy. I don't watch a lot of YouTube videos, but for Jane Austen, I'll do it. :-) Baby Mama brings back memories!

    I hope you have a great week. Happy Reading!

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