Sunday, April 4, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 4.4.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



1. Calamari Israeli Couscous at lokma
2. Booktubers - Books and Bao (here); with cindy (here)
3. Easter decorations in Bernal Heights


Library: audiobook
Where the Wild Ladies Are
by Aoko Matsuda
translated by Polly Barton
Short Stories, Feminism, Japan | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

The Old Capital
by Yasunari Kawabata
translated by J. Martin Holman and Vanja Lantz
Classic, Historical, Japan | Published: 2006 (first 1962) | Goodreads

Borrowed: from friend/family
The Unreal and the Real:
Selected Stories Volume I
Where on Earth
by Ursula K. LeGuin
Short Stories, SciFi, Speculative Fiction | Published: 2012 | Goodreads

The Unreal and the Real:
Selected Stories Volume II
Outer Space, Inner Lands
by Ursula K. LeGuin
Short Stories, SciFi, Speculative Fiction | Published: 2012 | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
The Silent Patient
by Alex Michaelides
Mystery, Thriller | Published: 2019 | Goodreads


AND watched: Netflix
The Trial of the Chicago (2020)
Director/Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen
Drama, History, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

AND watched: online
Firebringer (2016)
Directed by Julia Albain, Nick Lang
Music & Lyrics: Meredith Stepien, Mark Swiderski
Based on book by: Matt Lang, Nick Lang, Brian Holden
Musical | youtube | my rating: 5

Meet Jemilla and her tribe of stone-age pals. Every day, they work hard collecting nuts and berries. Every night, they take cover in their cave, hiding from the most fearsome predator alive... Snarl. When the tribe troublemaker, Zazzalil, goes out during a storm to test her latest invention, she stumbles upon the most important discovery in human history. It's one that will take her on a whirlwind journey from omega to alpha, as she becomes... the Firebringer!


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Happy Easter! Cute Easter decorations you found. I've been meaning to try Ursula LeGuin books someday.

  2. Happy Easter! Hope you have a great week ahead. :)

  3. Happy Belated Easter. I have a copy of The Silent Patient which I really need to read.


  4. I love Easter decorations! I need to do more, but this year didn't feel like it much other than my placemats on my dining table. Have a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  5. Those are nice Easter decorations.
    I have several Ursula K. LeGuin books on audio.
    Firebringer looks good to me. Thanks for sharing that.
    Have a good week and happy reading!

  6. I have The Trial of the Chicago 7 on my Netflix queue and haven't watched it yet because I'm not ready, after Just Mercy. Have a good week!


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