Sunday, April 25, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 4.25.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Oscar party tonight
2. Grishaverse on Netflix
3. Yummy treat from Schubert's Bakery

Arsenic and Adobo
by Mia P. Manansala
Mystery, Cozy, Food, Filipino, Book of the Month | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


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

by Myriam Gurba
Memoir, Feminism, LGBTQ | Published: 2017 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
by Jakob Guanzon
Literary | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

The Son of Good Fortune
by Lysley Tenorio
Literary, Coming of Age, Filipino | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Book Passages
See the archive of this: (here)
A conversation between:
When the Stars Go Dark
by Paula McLain
Mystery, Thriller | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

The Favorite Sister
by Jessica Knoll
Mystery, Thriller | Published: 2019 | Goodreads


AND watched: PBS
Down A Dark Stairwell (2020)
Director: Ursula Liang
Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

On a fall day in 2014, Peter Liang, a Chinese American police officer, shot and killed an innocent, unarmed black man named Akai Gurley. Unfolding in the dark stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project, the shooting inflamed the residents of New York City and thrust two marginalized communities together into the uneven criminal justice system. Gurley's death sparked cries of police brutality and a raging, anguished debate about racial bias in criminal prosecution of law enforcement officers.

AND watched: DVD
Saving Face (2004)
Director/Writer: Alice Wu
Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen
Comedy, Drama, Romance, LGBTQ, Asian American | imdb | my rating: 5

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Arsenic and Adobo and My Favorite Sister both look good. Hope your week is wonderful!

  2. I missed the Oscars tonight. :( They were mostly over by the time I remembered. Oops...

    When the Stars Go Dark looks good.

  3. Fun party and I can almost smell the bakery treat. I want to watch that Grisha series, too.
    I got Arsenic and Adobo, too.

    Have a great week, Velvet!

  4. I still haven't started Shadow & Bone on Netflix cause I'm trying to save it for the coming weekend but it's getting harder to resist! 'Arsenic and Adobo' sounds amazing, as does' When the Stars Go Dark'! I hope you have a lovely week and do drop by my Monday post if you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

  5. I don't have much interest in the Oscars but you watch a lot more movies.
    I have been seeing When the Stars Go Dark and it sounds interesting.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  6. I love virtual author events. I get to listen to so many more authors this way and I don’t have to leave the house. Enjoy your books!

  7. I was about halfway thru ep1 of Shadow & Bone when I realized that it sounded familiar. Yes, I'm slow. Happy reading!


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