Sunday, June 26, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 6.26.22

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)

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HAPPY THINGS:

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
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Bought:
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

Library:
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!

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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

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


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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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Thanks for stopping by :-)

18 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.

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

    Have a good week!

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  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

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  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.

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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  14. A Little Bit Country sounds good!

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  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!

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

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  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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