Sunday, March 21, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 3.21.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Irish Soda Bread from John Campbell's Bakery on Taraval

2. YouTube: Black Girl in a Big Dress - Join awkward African American Anglophile Adrienne (aka "Lady Kate") as she navigates 21st century issues with 19th century ideals...oh, and often while wearing a giant Victorian dress that would have made the queen herself envious. (here) Quite amusing!

3. Almond blossoms at Costco


The Black Lizard / Beast in the Shadows
by Edogawa Rampo
translated by Ian Hughes
Mystery, Japan | Published: 2006 (first 1928) | Goodreads
for Japanese Mystery Readalong BC (here)

The Lost Apothecary
by Sarah Penner
Historical, Mystery | Published: 2021 | Goodreads
decided to try this subscription box again
a bailey sarian aqua tofana vibe

Library: audiobook
When No One is Watching
by Alyssa Cole
Mystery, Thriller | Published: 2020 | Goodreads
for Crime Time with Pip and Simon (here)

Pavane for a Dead Princess
by Min-gyu Park
translated by Amber Hyun Jung Kim
Literature, Contemporary, Korea | Published: 2014 (first 2009) | Goodreads
for Read the World 21 (here)

Freebies: from Free Little Library
The Cruel Prince
by Holly Black
Fantasy, YA, Fae | Published: 2018 | Goodreads
by Claire Legrand
Fantasy, YA, Angels | Published: 2018 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Alta Magazine
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)

by Nina Revoyr
Mystery, Historical, LGBTQ, Los Angeles | Published: 2003 | Goodreads


AND watched: virtual theatre
9-Man (2014)
A Streetball Battle
Director: Ursula Liang
Documentary, History, Sports, Asian American | imdb | my rating: 5

'9-Man' is an independent feature documentary about an isolated and exceptionally athletic Chinese-American sport that's much more than a pastime. Since the 1930s, young men have played this gritty streetball game competitively in the alleys and parking lots of Chinatown. At a time when anti-Chinese sentiment and laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act forced Chinese restaurant workers and laundrymen to socialize exclusively amongst themselves, nine-man offered both escape and fraternity for men who were separated from their families in China and facing extreme discrimination and distrust. Pivoting between oil-spotted Chinatown parking lots and jellyfish-filled banquet scenes, the film captures the spirit of nine-man as players not only battle for a championship but fight to preserve a sport that holds so much history.


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