Sunday, September 26, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 9.26.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update


Linking up with:
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)

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HAPPY THINGS:

1. Listening to outdoor music at the Golden Gate Park Bandshell
2. Weekend with access to free HBO
3. Trompe-l'oeil paintings that include books by John Frederick Peto at the deYoung Museum

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Library: audiobook
How Much of These Hills Is Gold
by C Pam Zhang
Western, Historical, Literary, China | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

Library:
84, Charing Cross Road
by Helene Hanff
Memoir, Epistolary | Published: 1990 (first 1970) | Goodreads


Freebies: from Little Free Library - thanks to the folks who share their books
Dangerous Alliance
An Austentacious Romance
by Jennieke Cohen
Historical, YA, Mystery, Jane Austen theme | Published: 2019 | Goodreads


Night Circus
by Erin Morgenstern
Fantasy, Magic, Romance | Published: 2011 | Goodreads


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Virtual Author event: hosted by Murder By The Book
See archive of this (here)
Missing Hours
by Julia Dahl
Mystery, Thriller | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


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AND watched: DVD
Good Lord Bird (2020)
tv series
Creator: Ethan Hawke
Based on book by: James McBride
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Joshua Caleb Johnson
Drama, History, War | imdb | my rating: 5

Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this series based on the novel. "Onion" is a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's family of abolitionist soldiers and finds himself in the 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry.

AND watched: Netflix
Wine Country (2019)
Director: Amy Poehler
Writers: Liz Cackowski, Emily Spivey
Stars: Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey
Adventurem Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 3

During a vacation to Napa Valley, a group of long time friends reunite and revisit past choices in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy from director Amy Poehler.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)

8 comments:

  1. Love your happy things. I’m looking forward to being able to go out again. I hope you have a great reading week.

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  2. You’ve had a busy time, thanks for sharing your gallery highlights

    Wishing you a great reading week

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  3. 'How Much of These Hills Is Gold' has also been on my TBR list for a while, I hope you enjoyed it! I was a little but underwhelmed by Morgenstein's 'The Starless Sea', so I'm hoping to 'The Night Circus' will blow my mind when I get around to it. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

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  4. I'm on a waitlist for How Much Of These Hills Is Gold. I hope it's good because the waitlist is massive. Have a great week!

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  5. I really liked The Night Circus, and will have to add The Good Lord Bird to my viewing list! Have a fab week!

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  6. Oh - nice books from Little Library again!
    I like the gallery images.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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  7. I love those free HBO weekends. :)

    And live music- yay!

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  8. Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern was really good!

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