Sunday, July 18, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 7.18.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Fresh french bakery croissants
2. Paris in July (here)
3. Old San Francisco buildings - SF Chronicle building (1924)

Library: audiobook
A Paris All Your Own
Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light
edited by Eleanor Brown
contributors: Michelle Gable, Jennifer Coburn,
Cathy Kelly, Julie Powell, Lauren Willig,
Therese Anne Fowler, Maggie Shipstead
Essays, Memoir, Travel, France | Published: 2017 | Goodreads

An Annotated Edition by Jane Austen
edited by Robert Morrison
Classics, Historical, England | Published: 2011 | Goodreads

The Lost Books of Jane Austen
by Janine Barchas
History, Jane Austen theme | Published: 2019 | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
Maisie Dobbs
by Jacqueline Winspear
Historical, Mystery, England | Published: 2004 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Third Place Books
See archive of this (here)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built
by Becky Chambers
SciFi, Novella | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: theatre
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain (2021)
Director: Morgan Neville
Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

A documentary about Anthony Bourdain and his career as a chef, writer and host, revered and renowned for his authentic approach to food, culture and travel.

Enjoyed learning about the other parts of Bourdain's life apart from food and travel.

AND watched: DVD
Watchmen (2019)
tv series
Creator: Damon Lindelof
Based on DC characters by: Dave Gibbons
Stars: Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Action, Drama, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 5

Set in an alternate history where masked vigilantes are treated as outlaws, Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name, while attempting to break new ground of its own.

Got me thinking... what is saving the world, what is saving humanity?

fyi: jigsaw puzzle sighting at episode 4.

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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. PAris in July sounds fun! I should jump into that- if July wasn't half over already! This whole month is getting away too fast! I've been thinking of trying Maisie Dobbs

  2. A real French croissant sounds delicious! Hope you have a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  3. I don't know what is saving the world and/or humanity. Great question. Maybe some French croissants for everyone will help! Lost Books of Jane Austen has a great cover. Enjoy your week!

  4. Looks like you got a good book for your Paris in July event and tasty French croissants to go with it. Neat to see the old buildings.
    I like the looks of that Anthony Boudain movie and neat that you scored a mystery from the free library.

    Have a good week!

  5. You have some great books. Enjoy them all, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. I love the idea of Paris in July. Your books look good. Enjoy them! Have a great week!

  7. Good looking books....great photo!!

    ENJOY this new week of reading.

  8. We have a French bakery nearby and it is one of my favorite places. Have fun with the Austen!

  9. The Paris in July event looks like fun.
    A Psalm for the Wild-Built looks good to me.
    Happy Reading!

  10. I love croissants.

    Lots of neat books this week. A Paris All Your Own has a pretty cover. Maisie Dobbs looks good.

    Hope you enjoy your books and your week.

  11. Fresh croissants are the best! Persuasion is also one of my favourite Jane Austen books, so I hope you love it! Also hope you enjoy all your other reads and have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  12. Oh I'd heard about the Bourdain doc. My husband loves him.

  13. That Bourdain documentary sounds excellent. I'll look for it when it gets to Netflix. Thanks for hosting Mailbox Mondays now! I haven't been around for a few weeks so haven't had a chance to say hi and thank you for joining the team.

  14. I've never read more than the first book in The Maisie Dobbs series, loved it! No clue why I didn't read the rest!

    Hope you will have a good week and thanks for stopping by.

  15. Hope you're enjoying Paris in July! And just the mention of croissants now has me craving them. :)

  16. Ooh, what a fun week you had! :) There's nothing like mouthwatering French croissants. The Masie Dobbs book looks like an interesting read! Great LFL find!
    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  17. I love free little libraries. You can always manage to find something interesting to read. Enjoy your week!

  18. I found this "The Lost Books of Jane Austen" fascinating when I read it. I hope you do too.

  19. I tried watching one episode of The Watchmen and couldn't get into it.


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