Sunday, January 30, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 1.30.22

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. Learning about scorpions of California from scientist, Lauren Esposito (here)
2. Awesome finds at the local thrift shop
3. Googly eyes
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Bought:
The Tale of Genji
by Murasaki Shikibu
translated by Royall Tyler
illustrated by Minora Sugai
Classics, Historical, Japan | Published: 2003 (first 1001) | Goodreads
for Zusetsu Japan in January book club (details)


Library: audiobook
Earthlings
by Sayaka Murata
translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Horror, Japan | Published: 2020 (first 2018) | Goodreads


Library:
Year of Wonder: Classical Music for Every Day
by Clemency Burton-Hill
History, Classical Music | Published: 2017 | Goodreads


Freebies: gift from friend -thanks!
Ready Player Two
by Ernest Cline
SciFi | Published: 2020 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by The Poisoned Pen
See archive of this (here)

The Accomplice
by Lisa Lutz
Mystery, Thriller | Published: 2022 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Murder By The Book
See archive of this (here)

A Flicker in the Dark
by Stacy Willingham
Thriller, Mystery | Published: 2022 | Goodreads


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AND currently listening: podcast
The Dropout (2019, 2022)
hosted by Rebecca Jarvis
produced by ABC News, Taylor Dunn, Victoria Thompson, and Rebecca Jarvis
Investigative journalism, true crime | website

This follows the story of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.

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

Thanks for stopping by :-)

15 comments:

  1. The Tale of Genji is a challenging read (though the translation can make it easier). I think it's worth reading, though, to see how incredibly different that time & place were to our current reality.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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  2. Year of Wonder sounds amazing. I have been meaning to read Earthlings. I enjoy the quirky characters created by some Japanese writers.

    Awesome thrift store finds always make a week better!

    Happy reading!

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  3. I've heard good things about The Dropout!

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  4. Some interesting books on your list. I hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

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  5. My daughter and I used to love to thrift shop. Especially when our clothes sizes were changing. We don't go out like that these days, but our neighborhood has a buy nothing group where you can find all kinds of things and ask for things. That's where I got the small microwave we used during our kitchen renovation.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

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  6. They eyes on the door made me laugh out loud - so cute! Hope you enjoy your reading this week.

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  7. Oh, that's cute.

    "Earthlings" lol

    I read one of Lisa Lutz' books and quite liked it.

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  8. I bought Year of Wonder last year and was hit-or-miss about remembering to read/listen to it every day. I did love it so I'm giving it another try this year. Do you know there's a Spotify playlist? I just find the songs on YouTube because I don't pay for Spotify but if you have it, that's a great resource.

    Enjoy your week!

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  9. Year of Wonder looks interesting. I like looking up different composers and listening to their music on YouTube.

    Do you have a favorite classical music composer?
    I like anything by Tchaikovsky and Chopin's Nocturnes is nice.

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  10. I love that door with the googly eyes. Haha! I am really curious about Earthlings. Your mention of Lisa Lutz reminded me I have been wanting to read more by her. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading.

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  11. Good to see you are also enjoying some awesome Japanese books!
    Ready Player Two is just as awesome as Ready Player One, though I think they are even better as audiobooks!

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  12. I would have loved to have joined in with the group read of Genji. It's too bad I didn't hear about it sooner.

    I made my way through Year of Wonder a while back, reading a little and listening to the playlist on Spotify. Now I'm doing the same with Another Year of Wonder. It's wonderful, too.

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  13. I have my eye on the googly eyes and The Accomplice!

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  14. Some interesting books included this week. I’ve been a bit hit and miss with translated books. I hope you enjoy yours.

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  15. I am a fan of the thrift shops although I rarely shop anymore. I like the googly eyes!
    Looks like you got some interesting books this week. Enjoy!

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