Sunday, October 24, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 10.24.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Gold VIP animal masks from Squid Game
2. Holiday Fruitcake from Frog Hollow Farm (here) - always on the lookout for yummy fruitcake
3. Autumn leaves

The Chalk Circle
(Commissaire Adamsberg #1)
by Fred Vargas
translated by Siân Reynolds
Mystery, Crime, France | Goodreads

Diary of a Provincial Lady
by E.M. Delafield
Classics, Historical, Humor, England | Published: 1982 (first 1930) | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
by Yoko Ogawa
translated by Stephen Snyder
Short Stories, Horror, Japan | Published: 2013 (first 1998) | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Murder By The Book
See archive of this (here)
Family Plot
by Megan Collins
Thriller, Mystery | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by bookreporter
See archive of this (here)
Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive
by Stephanie Land
Memoir, Poverty | Published: 2019 | Goodreads


AND watched: Netflix
Maid (2021)
Creator: Molly Smith Metzler
Based on book: Stephanie Land
Stars: Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Rylea Nevaeh Whittet
Drama | imdb | my rating: tba -so far, so good

After fleeing an abusive relationship, a young mother finds a job cleaning houses as she fights to provide for her child and build them a better future.

Squid Game (2021)
Director/Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk
Stars: Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung Hoyeon
Action, Drama, Mystery, South Korea | imdb | my rating: 5

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits with deadly high stakes. A survival game that has a whopping 45.6 billion-won prize at stake.


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  1. I'm loving all the autumn leaves too! It usually snows the first week of October and destroys them all, but that didn't happen this year, so we actually get to see the leaves!

  2. I've been watching Squid Game. Decent.

  3. Those animal masks lol. That show!!!

  4. Neat that you're already finding fresh fruitcake. Family Plot looks intriguing.

  5. Loving the fall leaves, too! I enjoyed Squid Game too. Have a great week!

  6. Falling leaves are lovely...cooler weather too.
    Looks like you got some creepy books this week. Perfect for the season.
    Have a good week and Happy (?) Reading!

  7. We're in the midst of autumn leaf drop - kind of bittersweet.

  8. My whole family is raving about Squid Games. I like the sound of Diary of a Provincial Lady.


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