Sunday, June 13, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 6.13.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Receiving a pretty bouquet of flowers
2. Exploring intermittent fasting
3. Spotting a whimisical mural while walking on Polk Street

Freebies: from Free Little Library
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
(Isabel Dalhousie #2)
by Alexander McCall Smith
Mystery, Scotland | Published: 2005 | Goodreads

For Review:
No Spring Chicken
Stories and Advice from a Wild Handicapper on Aging and Disability
by Francine Falk-Allen
Travel, Disability | Published: 2021 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!

The Personal Librarian
by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray
Historical, New York | Published: 2021 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!

The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu
by Tom Lin
Western, Chinese American | Published: 2021 | Goodreads
courtesy of author -Thanks!

To Be Featured:
Never Saw Me Coming
by Vera Kurian
Mystery | Published: September 2021 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!

Virtual Author event: hosted by Third Place Books
See archive of this (here)

With Teeth
by Kristen Arnett
LGBTQ, Contemporary | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
Check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
Rainbow Milk
by Paul Mendez
LGBTQ, Historical | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Book Passages
See archive of this (here)
by Lisa Taddeo
Thriller, Feminism | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Should We Stay Or Should We Go
by Lionel Shriver
Contemporary | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

AND watched: DVD
Promising Young Woman (2020)
Director/Writer: Emerald Fennell
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie
Crime, Drama, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Ooo, vengeance. A dark heroine of sorts who brought the shivers.

The Invisibile Man (2020)
Director/Screenplay: Leigh Whannell
Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer
Drama, Horror, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 5

When Cecilia's abusive ex takes his own life and leaves her his fortune, she suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of coincidences turn lethal, Cecilia works to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.

Loved this new take on the invisible man. More shivers with this story.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I do intermittent fasting! I didn’t choose that lifestyle for myself. I just don’t get food breaks at work, and I work A LOT of hours. I usually eat at 4 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. It seems to work okay.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I also really enjoyed The Invisible Man!

  3. Ah, fun to receive some flowers! I read a book a couple years back that got me onto the great benefits of intermittent fasting. Neat that you're giving it a try. That Tom Lin western looks great. Look forward to seeing what you think of it.

    Have a great week!

  4. Wow...lots of books.

    LOVE the covers.

    I hope you enjoy THE PERSONAL was interesting.

    Have a good rest of the week.

  5. Nice mailbox. It is always pleasant to receive flowers. I hope the intermittent fasting works for you. I like that you spot such engaging things on your walks.
    The Thousand Crimes sounds interesting.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  6. I love street art. So bright and vibrant. Virtual author events are fun and so much easier to get to. I have been listening to a few online.


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