Sunday, August 1, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 8.1.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Cherry season - having a slice of Schubert's Black Forest Cake
2. NPR playlist of MTV's first 100 videos (here)
3. Nothing like spotting a gigantic paper clip to start off a work day in the office


Updated posts:

Jane-austenesque 2021 (here)

by Mieko Kawakami
translated by Sam Bett, David Boyd
Literary, Coming of Age, Japan | Published: 2021 (first 2009) | Goodreads

Freebies: from Little Free Library
The Darkest Evening
by Ann Cleeves
Mystery, Crime, England | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

The Emissary
by Yōko Tawada
translated by Margaret Mitsutani
Dystopia, Japan | Published: 2018 (first 2014) | Goodreads

Life: A User's Manual
by Georges Perec
translated by David Bellos
Classics, Literary, Paris | Published: 1988 (first 1978) | Goodreads


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I like Ann Cleeves' books, so I'm adding this one to my list. Enjoy your week, and here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  2. Omg Life: A User's Manual sounds RIGHT up my alley!!! I hope it's as good as it sounds like it would be!

    Thanks for the link to the 100 MTV videos. I remember when MTV debuted and my stupid cable company didn't carry it. Had to go to my friend's house after work to watch and we would stay up ALL NIGHT glued to those videos.

  3. Ooh The darkest Evening looks good. I love that very chilly cover. :) Didn't she write the books that the show Shetland was based on?

  4. That's giant paper clip is cool. I'll be curious to see what you think of The Emissary.

    Have a good week!

  5. Black Forest Cake is soo good, although it's been ages since I've had some! Heaven and The Emissary both sound great; I'm always looking for more translated fiction so these are definitely going on my list! Have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  6. I remember how much I loved MTV as a teen, they didn’t start showing it here (Australia) until 1987 though.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  7. I LOVE the giant paperclip. I had to look twice before I read your caption. :)

    Enjoy your books and your week. THE DARKEST EVENING looks good.

  8. Interesting paperclip. All four books are authors I have not read.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  9. Wow, giant paper clip! And MTV list of videos. I was one of the only kids in my neighborhood who did not have cable so I never saw MTV until much later.

  10. Fun!!
    I have a few new ones. I am starting the Ink Witch series.


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