Sunday, November 22, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 11.22.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Took a two week blog break to rest, reflect and refresh.
2. Noir film reviews from Cine Gratia Cinema for #Noirvember (here) - plan on watching Phantom Lady
3. Puzzle with a whimsical theme - UFO Victorian Ladies by eeBoo - celebrating November SciFi month at There's Always Room for One More... (here)


Library: audiobook
That Inevitable Victorian Thing
by E.K. Johnston
YA, Historical, LGBTQ, SciFi, Romance | Goodreads

All Systems Red
by Martha Wells
SciFi, Novella | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
The Cracked Spine
Scottish Bookshop Mystery #1
by Paige Shelton
Mystery, Cozy, Scotland | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Love's Sweet Arrow
Listen to archive of this and check out their calendar for future free author events (here)

A Match Made for Thanksgiving
by Jackie Lau
Romance, Holiday, Novella | Goodreads

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

The Book of Lost Light
by Ron Nyren
Literary | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
Nights When Nothing Happened
by Simon Han
Literay, Asian American | Goodreads


AND watched: on Netflix
Queen's Gambit (2020)
tv mini-series
Creators: Scott Frank, Allan Scott
Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Chloe Pirrie, Bill Camp
Based on book by: Walter Tevis
Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

Orphaned at the tender age of nine, prodigious introvert Beth Harmon discovers and masters the game of chess in 1960s USA. But child stardom comes at a price.

TERRIFIC. Loved how this was visually done.

AND watched: in virtual theatre
Uncle Frank (2020)
Director/Writer: Alan Ball
Stars: Paul Bettany, Sophia Lillis, Peter Macdissi
Drama, LGBTQ | imdb | my rating: 4

In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina for the family patriarch's funeral, they're unexpectedly joined by Frank's lover Walid.

NICELY done portrayal of a coming out story set in the 70s with southern flare.

AND watched: HBO Max

Veneno (2020)
tv mini-series, Episode 1
Creators: Javier Ambrossi, Javier Calvo
Stars: Lola Rodríguez, Isabel Torres, Paca la Piraña
Based on book by: Valeria Vegas
Biography, Drama, LGBTQ, Spain | imdb | my rating: 5

A biographical story of La Veneno, Cristina Ortiz Rodriguez, transgender icon and TV personality, and those who surrounded her.

SPECTACULAR. Based on this first episode (preview screening), I became hooked. I want to learn more about these empowered and inspiring characters.


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