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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  1. That ice cream flavor sounds yummy! lol I love when we have an air show here because I'm close enough to the airport where they have it that the planes usually fly over my house. Hope you have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  2. I'm curious about the Last Duel- great cast- and I think I read that Rhys Bowen a few years back. I know I read at least one of those.

    I love that image to the right!

  3. I miss visiting SF during Fleet Week. The Filipino sci-fi sounds cool.

    Have a great week!

  4. Ha! The ice cream description is great...and does sound yummy.
    Congrats on the win and nice Blue Angel photo.
    You have an interesting group of books. I had never heard of Aurora Floyd.
    People of Abandoned Character sounds like a good addition to the Ripper genre.
    I like the sound of The Last Duel.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading and watching!

  5. That ice cream description had me salivating! I was also hearing it in the voice of that narrator in Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' MV, so perhaps that added to the vibe! I'm glad you enjoyed 'The Last Duel', I'm hoping to see it soon. And great books; I adore the Mitford cover, something so cool and classical about it! I hope you have a lovely week ahead :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  6. That ice cream sounds amazing!! Congrats on the win. I would love to see the Blue Angels but I don't think we have an air port big enough around here. Hope you have a great week!

  7. Tempting books! That ice cream is calling to me! Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. Both movies look fab, I can't wait til I have a bit of time to check them out. I've been bingeing on Squid Game (started too late, stopped at ep.5 lol). Kashimada's Touring the Land of the Dead looks interesting. Happy reading!

  9. We went to an airshow in Florida a couple of years ago and had a great time watching the Blue Angels. I can't comprehend that kind of coordination.

    The ice cream sounds delicious! We've only been to Salt & Straw a couple of times but it was really good!

    Enjoy your week!

  10. Oh, lucky you, I'm a bit envious of your tickets for The Last Duel, I'm hoping I get to see it soon. Also, that ice cream, yum!
    Have a great week, happy reading!

  11. Mmm, ice cream. I read Olive Kitteridge in college and really liked it. I hope you enjoy your new books!


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