Sunday, December 19, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 12.19.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Oh by gosh by jolly, It's time for mistletoe and holly - listening to holiday tunes
2. Snail mail - Christmas cards
3. Holiday window decorations - Kung Fu Santa and Tai Chi Elf (below)


The Lost Daughter
by Elena Ferrante
translated by Marcello Lino
Contemporary, Italy | Published: 2008 (first 2006) | Goodreads

The Trees
by Percival Everett
Literary, Mystery | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

The Fir Tree
by Hans Christian Andersen
Classics, Fairy Tales, Christmas | Published: 1990 (first 1844) | Goodreads

These Precious Days: Essays
by Ann Patchett
Essays, Memoir | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Wish You Were Here
by Jodi Picoult
Contemporary | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

To Be Featured:
Small Things Like These
by Claire Keegan
Historical, Christmas, Novella, Ireland | Published: 2021 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!

Five Tuesdays in Winter
by Lily King
Short Stories, Literary | Published: 2021 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!


Virtual Author event: hosted by Alta Magazine
See archive of this (here)
Original Sisters: Portraits of Tenacity and Courage
by Anita Kunz
History, Art | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Murder By The Book
See archive of this (here)
The Midnight Lock
by Jeffery Deaver
Mystery, Thriller | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Murder Under Her Skin
by Stephen Spotswood
Mystery, Historical | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: theatre
Sing 2 (2021)
Director/Writer: Garth Jennings
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon
Animation, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5

Buster Moon and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show.

Tender Bar (2021)
Director: George Clooney
Screenplay: William Monahan
Based on book: J.R. Moehringer
Stars: Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Daniel Ranieri
Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

A boy growing up on Long Island seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle's bar.


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  1. I've been listening to holiday tunes nonstop. :) Well, I took a break yesterday lol.

  2. I've been enjoying reading stuff I want rather than ARCs but I need to get back to ARCs. At least this week should be fairly relaxed. I hope you have a very happy holiday!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  3. Christmas jazz is my latest craving. Love seeing all the pretty snail mail coming in the mail, too. Those window displays make me laugh. Sing 2 looks good.

    Happy Holidays, V!

  4. That is a good looking mailbox with great variety.
    We have gotten fewer cards but so many cookies, chocolates and even a cake!
    Have a lovely week and Happy Reading!


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