Sunday, October 25, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 10.25.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



1. Voted.
2. Browsing for tea themed advent calendar for December. Maybe a chocolate one too?
3. Spotted a pirate sailboat during a dinner outing in Sausalito. This was a nice first outing beyond the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge since March.


Library: audiobook

The Devil and the Dark Water
by Stuart Turton
Historical, Mystery, Thriller | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library

The Little Book of Hygge:
The Danish Way to Live Well
by Meik Wiking
Self help, Cozy, Denmark | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Capital Books, Sacramento
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)

Prospects of a Woman
by Wendy Voorsanger
Historical, Western, California | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)

Chinatown Pretty
Fashion and Wisdom from Chinatown's Most Stylish Seniors
by Andria Lo, Valerie Luu
Art, Fashion, Photography | Goodreads

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

Autumn Light
by Pico Iyer
Memoir, Japan | Goodreads

The Creative Spark:
How musicians, writers, explorers, and other artists found their inner fire and followed their dreams
by Michael Shapiro
Nonfiction, Inspiration, Creativity | Goodreads


AND watched: on Netflix
Schitt's Creek (2020)
tv series, season 6
Creators: Dan Levy, Eugene Levy
Stars: Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy
Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5

When rich video-store magnate Johnny Rose and his family suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup in Schitt's Creek.

LOVED this final season. All the characters were endearing. Tissues needed for the final finale episode - happy tears.


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

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  1. I'm afraid I'm one of the very few readers who didn't enjoy Stuart Turton's previous novels, but I've already read the hygge book which is perfect for the season. The autumn colours are progressing slowly here, it's raining, but it's perfect to read a book with a cup of tea. Have a great week and stay safe :)

  2. I need to watch Schitt's Creek but it is not NEtflix UAE yet. I loved Stuart Turton debut novel, hope to get a copy of this one soon!

  3. I hope you enjoy The Devil and Dark Water - it takes a while to fully ramp up, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the awesome denouement:)). I hope you have a peaceful, happy week.

  4. A tea themed advent calendar sounds great, advent calendars have come a long way, I remember ones I had a Christmas when I was little just had a picture behind the door!

  5. Yay for getting your voting accomplished! I'm looking at a tea advent calendar. It's the time of year where I start drinking more tea.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  6. Nice week of voting and going out to eat. Fun sails! I love the idea of chocolate advent calendar. I need to check out a book on Hygge.

    Have a good week!

  7. I love that pirate boat haha! The area where we vacation in the summer has something like that- a yacht/ schooner type thing where you can go out, I don't remember if it's pirate themed though. I think it is occasionally. Anyway- hope you have an awesome week!

  8. Autumn Light. I've been wanting to read that one since last year. I should read it in November. Love the pirate sail boat pic!

    I am loving Schitt's Creek. So good. I'm halfway through the second season.

    Stay safe and I hope you have a great week!

  9. I need to watch more of Schitt's Creek

  10. Last year I discovered the Trader Joe's cheese advent calendar. I was too late for the wine one. Sigh.

  11. I like the idea of a tea-themed Advent Calendar...I hope you find one.

    PROSPECTS OF A WOMAN looks good.

    Have a wonderful week.

  12. I want to read The Devil and the Dark Water too, I hope you enjoy it! Have a great week, happy reading!

  13. Glad you voted too. The Devil and the Dark Water looks good.
    Continue to stay safe and Enjoy all of your books!


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