Sunday, October 11, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 10.11.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Crocheting my first granny squares for colorful blanket project. They look a little scrawny, but I will perfect them by the end of the project :-)

2. Enjoying fashion photos on instagram from young French couple, Young Emperors (here) and old Chinese couple, WantShoWasYoung (here)

3. Spooky-ish pumpkin patch at Trader Joe's


Library: audiobook
His Hideous Heart
edited by Dahlia Adler
Short Stories, Horror, YA, Edgar Allan Poe stories re-imagined | Goodreads
authors include:
Kendare Blake, Rin Chupeco, Lamar Giles
Tessa Gratton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Stephanie Kuehn
Amanda Lovelace, Marieke Nijkamp, Emily Lloyd-Jones
Hillary Monahan, Caleb Roehrig, Fran Wilde

His Only Wife
by Peace Adzo Medie
Contemporary, West Africa, Ghana, Reese's Book Club October pick | Goodreads

Patron Saints of Nothing
by Randy Ribay
YA, Mystery, for October Filipino American History Month | Goodreads

For Review:
The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter
by Brea Grant
illustrated by Yishan Li
Paranormal, YA, Graphic Novel | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!

Matrimony, Inc.
From Personal Ads to Swiping Right, a Story of America Looking for Love
by Francesca Beauman
History | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!


Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
Be Water, My Friend
The Teachings of Bruce Lee
by Shannon Lee
Philosophy, Sprituality | Goodreads


AND watched: online theatre - Coalition of South Asian Film Festivals
films can be seen for free until October 17 (details here)

Mee Raqsam (2020)
Director: Baba Azmi
Writers: Husain Mir, Safdar Mir
Stars: Juhaina Ahsan, Shivangi Gautam, Danish Husain
Drama, Dance, India, Muslim | imdb | my rating: 4

It revolves around a young girl's aspiration to become a dancer, but coming from a small village like Mijwan, everyone questions her dreams and choices. It's only her father who trusts, supports and helps her in this journey of achieving her dream.

LOVED the fight for dance.


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  1. Matrimony, Inc. looks fun. I love the pumpkin patch. Enjoy your new reads and listens. Hugs.

  2. Oooh! I love that Halloween display! Hope you have a great week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  3. You find the really interesting things! I haven't crocheted for quite awhile but I knit. I hope your project goes well!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  4. My granny squares always looked mishapen too. LOL
    Oooh, I must find that Edgar Allen Poe retelling collection.
    Mee Raqsam sounds good.

    Have a good week!

  5. I love the pumpkin display! Very cool...
    Good luck with the blanket!

  6. Love the pumpkin patch! And Matrimony, Inc., looks delightful. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  7. I like the nice mix of books and shows. Be well this week! :)

  8. I still need to decorate for Halloween. Been so lazy.


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