Sunday, June 26, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 6.26.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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Sunday Post (details)
Sunday Salon (details)



1. Staying outside late on the summer solstice day
2. Found a new (to me) gelato place, Gelato Classico (here) - yummy spumoni
3. Spotted a gold frog at an art gallery window in San Francisco North Beach aka little Italy

The House in the Cerulean Sea
by T.J. Klune
Fantasy, LGBTQ | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

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

Rainbow Rainbow
by Lydia Conklin
Short Stories, LGBTQ | Published: 2022 | Goodreads
For Review:
A Little Bit Country
by Brian D. Kennedy
YA, Romance, Music, LGBTQ | Published: June 2022 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!


Virtual Author event: hosted by Book Passage
See archive of this (here)
The Catch
by Alison Fairbrother
Literary, Coming of Age | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Macmillan

by Laurie Lico Albanese
Historical, Retelling, Scotland | Published: October 2022 | Goodreads


AND watched: San Francisco Opera
Dream of the Red Chamber (2022)
Sung in English with English and Chinese supertitles)
Director: Stan Lai
Conductor: Darrell Ang

Based on book:
Dream of the Red Chamber
by Cao Xueqin
Classic, Historical, Romance, China | Published: 1791 | Goodreads


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  1. That opera is very intriguing. What type of music is it based on? Does it have a Chinese sound?

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    1. More of the European opera sound.

  2. I loved The House in the Cerulean Sea, I hope you enjoy it too!

  3. When I was young, I collected frogs. Eventually, frogs were all that people gave me for Christmas, birthdays, etc. I was overwhelmed with frogs, and I had to stop collecting them.

    I still like frogs.

    I'm eager to hear what you think about The Catch. So many people enjoyed The House in the Cerulean Sea.

  4. Love the golden frog. I'm curious about the Dream of Red Chamber opera. Neat experience.

    Have a good week!

  5. I read and loved House in the Cerulean Sea, hope you enjoy it too. Just finished and reviewed The Catch, and Hester is waiting in the wings. Looks like a good reading week ahead. Happy Reading.
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  6. I hope you will enjoy The House in the Cerulean Sea. It's one of my favorites.

    I like the cover for Hester.

    Have a good week ahead!

    Elza Reads

  7. I love the gold frog. :) And the gelato place sounds fabulous. I had a favorite gelato place here in a vacation town we often go to- nothing like gelato on a hot day.

    Flicker looks like a good thriller.

  8. That golden frog is adorable. Now, I'm off to hunt for a gelato place!

  9. I love that frog. Hope you enjoy your books. Have a great week!

  10. I have read parts of the Dream of the Red Chamber. I'd love to see the opera.

  11. A Little Bit Country is on my TBR. Love the frog, I had a toad jumping around my patio the other night! Have a great week!

  12. I really enjoyed A Flicker in the Dark, I hope you do too. Have a great week and happy reading!

  13. I’ve seen The House in the Cerulean Sea around. It sounds like a book I would enjoy. I love gelato too but it’s much too cold here at the moment to indulge. It’s more hot chocolate weather. Enjoy your week.

  14. A Little Bit Country sounds good!

  15. Such a great list of books! A Little Bit Country sounds like something I’d like to read. I love your 3 Happy Things!

  16. You have some tempting titles...and a cute frog! Here are my WEEKLY UPDATES

  17. I always enjoy your Happy Things. :-) Lots of new titles for you too. The opera sounds interesting. Have a good week!


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