Saturday, June 11, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 6.11.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Mailbox Monday (details)
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Sunday Salon (details)



1. Egg and cheese on a Buttermilk Malt Biscuit from Bazaar Cafe - Brews. Bundts. Biscuits. (and banjos …) (here)
2. Gifted an Inspector Gamache themed coffee from Brome Lake Books, Knowlton, Quebec, Canada (here) one of the towns that inspired Three Pines in Louise Penny's Gamache series. My reading buddy for this series happened to be in that area while traveling.
3. Finished fun puzzle image - Sugar Daddy by Pezel Puzzles (photo by Tori Annesley)

The Brutal Telling
by Louise Penny
Mystery, Canada | Published: 2009 | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
Bones of Hilo
by Eric Redman
Mystery, Hawaii | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

by Kyung-sook Shin
translated by Anton Hur
LGBTQ, Historical, Korea | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

For Review:
Out of the Blue
by Jason June
Fantasy, Romance, LGBTQ | Published: May 2022 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
yes, that's a merman ;-)


In-store Author event: hosted by Books Inc., Opera Plaza
by David Sedaris
Memoir, Essays, Humor | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Mother Noise
by Cindy House
Memoir, Essays | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: Upcoming Fall/Winter books hosted by Buzz Books (here) | see panel archive

Nubia: The Awakening
by Omar Epps, Clarence A. Haynes
Fantasy, YA | Published: November 2022 | Goodreads

Anne of Greenville
by Mariko Tamaki
YA, Retelling, LGBTQ | Published: October 2022 | Goodreads

Queen Among the Dead
by Lesley Livingston
Fantasy, YA | Published: January 2023 | Goodreads

The Davenports
by Krystal Marquis
Historical, YA | Published: January 2023 | Goodreads
note: not a final cover, but i liked it so much i wanted to show this version


AND watched: theatre
Montana Story (2021)
Director/Writer: Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Writer: Mike Spreter
Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Owen Teague
Drama | imdb | my rating: 4
western vibe, beautiful, sad, hopeful

Two estranged siblings return home to the sprawling ranch they once knew and loved, confronting a deep and bitter family legacy against a mythic American backdrop.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I enjoy David Sedaris’ books! Great haul. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

  2. What a great haul. That puzzle is beautiful!

  3. Looks like you had a good week with a good mix of books.

    Have a great week next week!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  4. I liked The Brutal Telling.
    Mary @Bookfan

  5. Slow going here on the reading front. I see you have been busy reading and cooking!

  6. Your books look good, and so do the baked goods. That reminds me of how I want to read more of the Gamache books!

  7. Pretty puzzle. Enjoy your new books! Have a great week!

  8. All those books look so good. Enjoy them and have a great week!

  9. I loved listening to David Sedaris books on audio. Hope you enjoyed the in-store event!

  10. I love doing puzzles and I am currently working on one with Greece as the setting. Have a great week!

  11. Your list looks quite varied, with lots of different points of view. I hope you enjoy your reading.

    best... mae at

  12. That Hawaii based mystery sounds like a good one. And the coffee sounds neat too- I like it when something like that is inspired by a favorite series. :)

  13. Neat your reading buddy got to travel to the setting. Love the puzzle theme. Nice haul of books.

  14. I like all three of your Happy Things. Great book haul. Happy Reading (and watching)!

    1. This comment is Martha - at least it took the comment.

  15. You have lots of interesting reads in your lineup. I'll be looking for your thoughts on them soon.

    Since we are headed for Montana tomorrow, I should watch Montana Story, I think.

  16. That Egg and cheese on a Buttermilk Malt Biscuit (and everything else on their menu!) looks SO GOOD!

    All the Louise Penny stuff looks fun and I haven't even read any of her books!


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