Sunday, October 17, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 10.17.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. The Great Candycopia ice cream flavor creation for Ice Scream! Series from Salt & Straw
As darkness falls across the land, the candymaking hour is close at hand. Swarms of housemade trick-or-treat favorites--Kit Kats, Reeses, Snickers, Heath bars--are transformed into milk chocolate -buried crispy feuilletine, peanut butter trapped inside walls of chocolate, and alomonds smothered in BOOrbon vanilla toffee before getting folded into a diabolically delicious salted butterscotch ice cream, stuck for eterinity.
2. Won free tickets to a screening of The Last Duel
3. Blue Angels flyby from Alta Plaza Park with picnic goodies - Fleet Week in San Francisco

Aurora Floyd
by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Classic, Victorian | Published: 2009 (first 1863) | Goodreads

People of Abandoned Character
by Clare Whitfield
Historical, Mystery, Victorian | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

Touring the Land of the Dead
(and Ninety-Nine Kisses)
by Maki Kashimada
translated by Hadyn Trowell
Short stories, Japan | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Little Free Library: - thanks to the folks who share their books
Love In A Cold Climate
by Nancy Mitford
Classics, Humor, England | Published: 1987 (first 1949) | Goodreads

Olive Kitteridge
by Elizabeth Strout
Short Stories, Contemporary, Literary | Published: 2008 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Murder By The Book
See archive of this (here)
God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen
by Rhys Bowen
Mystery, Cozy, Historical | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: virtual theatre
Alimuom (2018)
Director/Screenplay: Keith Sicat
Stars: Ina Feleo, Jeffrey Quizon
SciFi, Filipino | imdb | my rating: 4

A futuristic Philippines with specific sections of the country under individual bio-domes. The OFWs are actually Outerspace Filipino Workers and the song Bahay-Kubo is a distant memory that makes a young boy ask: "Ano ang singkamas?"

AND watched: theatre
No Time To Die (2021)
Director/Screenplay: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Screenplay: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Based on character by: Ian Fleming
Stars: Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek
Action, Adventure, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

James Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

The Last Duel (2021)
Director: Ridley Scott
Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon
Based on book by: Eric Jager
Stars: Jodie Comer, Matt Damon, Adam Driver
Action, Drama, History | imdb | my rating: 5

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.


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