Sunday, June 20, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 6.20.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Packing up the old office to get ready for a move into a new location
2. Pool side dining with Grandma - felt like being on vacation on a tropical island
3. Amusing social distance sign - keep 3 sourdough baguettes apart

Freebies: from Free Little Library
The Pyramid: The First Wallander Cases
by Henning Mankell
translated by Ebba Segerberg, Laurie Thompson
Crime, Mystery, Sweden | Published: 2009 (first 1999) | Goodreads

by Andrzej Tichý
translated by Nichola Smalley
Literary, Sweden | Published: 2020 (first 2016) | Goodreads

Miss Buncle's Book
by D.E. Stevenson
Classic, Humor, Historical, England | Published: 2012 (first 1934) | Goodreads

To Be Featured:
The Hive
by Gregg Olsen
Mystery, Thriller | Published: June 8, 2021 | Goodreads
courtesy of author -Thanks!


Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
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Buy Me Love
by Martha Cooley
Contemporary | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

AND watched: virtual screening
The Sparks Brothers (2021)
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Ron Mael, Russell Mael
Documentary, Music | imdb | my rating: 5

THE SPARKS BROTHERS, is a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with Ron and Russell Mael celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks.

Eye opening documentary on these prolific, inspiring, innovative artists. I only remember them from the 80's song Cool Places that featured Jane Wiedlin.

Shanghai Queer (2019)
Director: Xiangqi Chen
Writer: Jiamin Hu
Documentary, China | imdb | my rating: 4

Shanghai Queer documents LGBTQ communities' pursuit of equality and freedom in Shanghai, China.


AND watched: DVD
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw (2019)
Director: David Leitch
Writers: Chris Morgan, Drew Pearce
Based on characters created by: Gary Scott Thompson
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
Action, Adventure, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

Lawman Luke Hobbs (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) and outcast Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Perfect summer action and adventure with that familiar fun, fast and furious vibe.

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  1. I love the social distancing sign. Around here, we measure distance in coyotes too. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Mmm sourdough baguettes... :) and pool dining sounds good too!

  3. Three sourdough bagettes, LOL, love it. Hope the new office is great. The Wallender book looks good. Have a great week!

  4. Shanghai Queer looks like an amazing documentary! I lived there for a few years, so I'll have to let my friends know about it as well! 'The Hive' also looks great and yaay for a move into a new location! I hope you have a lovely start to the week and do drop by my Friday post if you have the time! - Juli @ A Universe in Words

  5. Funny sign!
    Enjoy your reading this week and have a good office move.

  6. I read The Hive and look forward to your thoughts.

  7. I do love when the signs for all the social distancing and masking mandates had a little fun to them like that! Hope your office move goes well. I'm starting a new school next year, so while I keep thinking about how I want to set up my desk and office, I know there are more important things I should be thinking of. lol. Have a great week!

  8. Fun sign. Best wishes on your office move.
    I've eyed "The Hive" before. I hope you like it.
    Hobbs & Shaw looks like an action movie hubby and I would like.
    Have a good week and Happy reading and watching.

  9. Nice that you enjoyed a tropical poolside lunch with grandma! Good luck on the office move! Have a great week and happy reading!


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