Sunday, May 15, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 5.15.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Forbidden Fiber Co. cross stitch kits (here) - just got a donut themed one
2. Cafe Breve Latte - new favorite drink
3. Lion Dance street competition in Chinatown

Book Lovers
by Emily Henry
Contemporary, Romance | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

The California Gold Rush Romance Collection
9 Stories of Finding Treasures
by Dianne Christner, Amanda Barratt, Angela Bell,
Anne Greene, Linda Farmer Harris, Cynthia Hickey
Pam Hillman, Jennifer Rogers Spinola, Jaime Jo Wright
Historical, Romance | Published: 2016 | Goodreads

Mr. Malcolm's List
by Suzanne Allain
Historical, Romance, Regency | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

Portrait of a Thief
by Grace D. Li
Mystery, Thriller, Art | Published: 2022 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Book Passage
See archive of this (here)
The Ravaged
by Norman Reedus, Frank Bill
Contemporary | Published: 2022 | Goodreads


AND watched: theatre
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)
Director/Writer: Tom Gormican
Writer: Kevin Etten
Stars: Nicholas Cage, Pedro Pascal
Action, Comedy, Crime | imdb | my rating: 4
fun and bromance-y

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan's birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022)
Director: Sam Raimi
Writers: Michael Waldron
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen
Action, Adventure, Fantasy | imdb | my rating: 4
fun superhero doings
saw this on Mother's Day which was apropo

Dr. Stephen Strange casts a forbidden spell that opens the doorway to the multiverse, including alternate versions of himself, whose threat to humanity is too great for the combined forces of Strange, Wong, and Wanda Maximoff.

AND watched: screening with Q&A at 836M Gallery (here)
Picture a Scientist (2020)
Director: Ian Cheney, Sharon Shattuck
Stars: Raychelle Burks, Nancy Hopkins, Jane Willenbring
Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

Despite the minimal news coverage, sexual harassment and gender inequality against women are no less prevalent in science than they are in pop culture and corporate America.

AND watched: theatre for CAAMfest40 (details)
Free Chol Soo Lee (2022)
Director: Julie Ha, Eugene Yi
Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5
asian american history that's a must-see, must-know

Asian Americans unite to free Chol Soo Lee, a Korean immigrant who was wrongly convicted of a gang murder, but once out, he self-destructs, threatening the movement's legacy and the man himself.


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  1. I really loved Book Lovers! I listened on audio as it's a favorite narrator.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  2. Book Lovers was so good. I hope you love it! Have fun with the donut cross-stitch :)

  3. I read Book Lovers this week and loved it. I think it's my favorite Emily Henry. And Portrait of a Thief looks good. Have a great week and happy reading!

  4. I'm listening to Book Lovers and enjoying it so far. Hope you do too!

  5. Quite the week. I plan to watch Dr. Strange at some point, but I'm not sure when that will happen. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent sounds like it could be a ton of fun. I'll have to check that one out, too.

  6. I loved watching Lion Dances in China, so I should definitely see if there are any near me! I also watched the Dr. Strange film and really enjoyed it, Wanda is such a favourite of mine xD I do want to watch the Nicolas Cage one, it looks so fun and weird! I hope you enjoy your books! Have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  7. Nice week for you.

    Hope this one is as good.


  8. That Chinatown event looks amazing!

  9. Fun street presentation of the Lions! The donut themed cross stitch would make me want the real thing. Yeah for a new fav coffee. I loved Mr. Malcolm's List. I want to read Book Lovers at some point.

    Have a good week!

  10. Great book haul this week. Book Lovers seems quite popular. The Chinatown images look fascinating. Happy Reading!

  11. The hubby and our youngest daughter went to see Dr. Strange Saturday. I'm completely out of the loop when it comes to any of the Marvel movies. I hope you have a great weekend!


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