Sunday, March 28, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 3.28.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Received my renewed passport in the mail faster than expected.
2. Learning about the Guerilla Girls political art (here)
3. Outdoor reading with a Matcha Latte at a cafe - The Black Lizard / Beast in the Shadows by Edogawa Rampo for Japanese Mystery Readalong Book Club (here)


Play the Red Queen
by Juri Jurjevics
Mystery, Historical, Vietnam | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
In Order to Live
A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom
by Yeonmi Park, Maryanne Vollers
Memoir, Korea | Published: 2015 | Goodreads

Ex Libris
100+ Books to Read and Reread
by Michiko Kakutani
illustrated by Dana Tanamachi
Memoir, Essays | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
by Mary H.K. Choi
YA, Mental Health, Korean American | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

For Review:
Deep in Mexico and Spain
by Edward Stanton
Travel, Memoir, Mexico, Spain | Published: March 2021 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher - Thanks!
The Bounty
by Janet Evanovich, Steve Hamilton
Mystery, Thriller, Paris | Published: March 2021 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher - Thanks!


San Francisco School of Needlework & Design
Embroidery lecture series (details):
Erica Wilson - A Life in Stitches
by Linda Eaton and Anne Hilker
Biography, Embroidery | Published: 2020 | details | virtual exhibition

Elizabethan Lady, circa 1973 (source)

AND watched: DVD
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Director: Marielle Heller
Writers: Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster
Inspired by article: "Can You Say... Hero?" by Tom Junod
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper
Biography, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel.


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  1. The Japanese Mystery Readalong Book Club sounds like fun!

  2. I always get so nervous when I don't have my passport so yay for getting yours back all renewed and sparkly! 'Ex Libris' sounds great and the cover for 'Play the Red Queen' is stunning! I hope you have a lovely week and do drop by my Monday post if you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

  3. I have The Bounty for review as well. I hope we both enjoy it!

  4. Outdoor latte and a book look so good!

    Enjoy your week, and I'm curious about The Bounty.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  5. Hope the Japanese mystery is good. Very nice that you got a sunny day at an outside cafe. I've been curious about Yolk before. Loved that Mr. Rogers' movie, too.

    Have a good week!

  6. Glad you got your renewed passport in. You can be ready to travel when things are more open.
    Ex Libris looks worthwhile and the needlework book looks so interesting!
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  7. Enjoy your books, Play the Red Queen looks especially good.

  8. Yolk has such a great cover and Playing the Red Queen draws my attention!

    Hope you are having a good week!

    Elza Reads

  9. My mom just picked up the Evanovich. I hope it is a good one. I haven't tried Macha yet.


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