Sunday, September 19, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 9.19.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Starting the search for pumpkin related treats in San Francisco - lattes, donuts, scones, pies, etc.
2. Listening to classical or jazz music on a vinyl record player
3. Umbrella Alley in Fisherman's Wharf (here)


The Kindred Spirits Supper Club
by Amy E. Reichert
Romance, Comedy, Ghosts, Food | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Freebies: from Little Free Library - thanks to the folks who share their books
The Lighthouse
by P.D. James
Mystery, Crime, England | Published: 2006 (first 2005) | Goodreads

Death of an Addict
by M.C. Beaton
Mystery, Cozy, Scotland | Published: 2001 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Murder By The Book
See archive of this (here)
Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche
by Nancy Springer
Mystery, Historical, YA | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: theatre

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
Director/Screenplay: Destin Daniel Cretton
Screenplay: Dave Callaham, Andrew Lanham
Based on Marvel comics by: Steve Englehart, Jim Starlin
Stars: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Humor, China | imdb | my rating: 5
hit all the elements of fun fantasy

Shang-Chi, the master of unarmed weaponry-based Kung Fu, is forced to confront his past after being drawn into the Ten Rings organization.

Blue Bayou (2021)
Director/Writer: Justin Chon
Stars: Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander
Drama, New Orleans | imdb | my rating: 5
beautiful, heartwrenching, melancholy

As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to make a life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past as he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.


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  1. Love the Umbrella Alley, it's so colourful! I also really like Free Little Libraries, even though there are none in my neighbourhood. And I can't wait to watch Shang-Chi next week, I've heard so many great this about it! Have a lovely weekend and week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. I like PD James and MC Beaton, I've read all the Agatha Raisin books. Currently reading Billy Summers by Stephen King.

  3. I've read some of the Agatha Raisin books. The Umbrella Alley is gorgeous. I love jazz music and I have a whole case of vinyl records my dad had in the 1930s, so many great one. We haven't taken care of the vinyl though. I have some of my own 45s and 33s and I can't say they are in great shape either.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  4. Ah yes pumpkin spice lattes... I'm a fan. :)

    I really liked Shang- chi, went to see it last night. :)

  5. There is a beautiful Umbrella alley in Mauritius as well. Always brings a smile to my face. Love your PD James find! Lucky treasure.

    Have a good week ahead!

    Elza Reads

  6. Umbrella Alley looks like a great place to visit!

    I think I'd like the Reichert & James books.

    I hope you have a great week!

  7. Umbrella Alley looks beautiful!

    Awwwww both movies look good. I've been meh about hero movies the last few years, but that one looks good.

  8. I'm craving a pumpkin spice muffin. Umbrella alley looks festive. I had fun with Kindred Spirits Supper Club. Definitely plan to watch Shang-Chi.

    Have a great week!

  9. Anything on a record player is great, isn't it?

    The Kindred Spirits Supper Club looks fabulous.

    I think I will make some pumpkin spice muffins this week. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. I need to find some pumpkin things soon, too, though I made pumpkin muffins this past weekend.

    All your books look great, especially The Lighthouse. Thanks for sharing.

  11. The Umbrella Alley is so colorful, it's gorgeous! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Shang-Chi, I'm hoping we get to see it soon too. Have a great week!

  12. LOVE the umbrellas.

    Enjoy this week and your books.

  13. Those umbrellas look great. You really get some good books at your Little Library.
    Have a great week and Happy Reading!


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