Sunday, June 5, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 6.5.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Fortune cookie with a message that made me smile :-)
2. A New Era: 6 Piece Downton Abbey Collection - nail polish by Butter London (here)
3. Celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and my birthday with tea time at Crown and Crumpet (here)

Library: audiobook
A Fatal Grace
(Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #2)
by Louise Penny
Mystery, Canada | Published: 2007 | Goodreads
making my way through this series...

Cold Enough for Snow
by Jessica Au
Literary, Novella, Japan, Australia | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

House and Garden Samplers
by Mary Jenkins
Needlework, Embroidery | Published: 1996 | Goodreads
cross-stitch - my latest craze


Virtual Author event: hosted by Macmillan Publishers
Bliss Montage: Stories
by Ling Ma
Short Stories | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

The Book of Goose
by Yiyun Li
Historical, Literary | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Strangers to Ourselves:
Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us

by Rachel Aviv
Nonfiction, Mental Illness | Published: 2022 | Goodreads


AND watched: Roxie theatre - free screening included a surprise double feature!
Crimes of the Future (1970)
Director/Writer: David Cronenberg
Stars: Ronald Mlodzik, Jon Lidolt
Comedy, SciFi | imdb | my rating: 4
creepy, icky scenes

Crimes of the Future details the wanderings of Tripod (Mlodzik), sometime director of a dermatological clinic called the House of Skin, who is searching for his mentor, the mad dermatologist Antoine Rouge. Rouge has disappeared following a catastrophic plague resulting from cosmetic products, which has killed the entire population of sexually mature women. Tripod joins a succession of organisations including Metaphysical Import-Export and the Oceanic Podiatry Group, and meets various individuals and groups of men who are trying to adjust themselves to a defeminized world. One man parodies childbirth by continually growing new organs which are removed from his body. Eventually Tripod comes upon a group of paedophiles which is holding a 5 year-old girl, and they urge him to mate with her. He senses the presence of Antoine Rouge.

Crimes of the Future (2022)
Director/Writer: David Cronenberg
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart
Drama, Horror, SciFi | imdb | my rating: 5
visually stunning body horror scenes

Humans adapt to a synthetic environment, with new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice, Saul Tenser, celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances.


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Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Happy celebration! I've been seeing some of the coverage and it's neat. And I love fortune cookies. the simple pleasures haha!

    The Penny books look fun.

  2. Pretty covers.

    I hope you enjoy A Fatal Grace - I always enjoy her books.

    Happy Birthday!!

  3. I've been watching some of the Jubilee here, and it's just amazing.

  4. Happy birthday! I've also been watching some of the Jubilee coverage. How exciting. Long live the Queen.

    A Fatal Grace and the House & Gardens Samplers caught my eye. I use to do needlework all the time when I was younger. No free time for that these days.

    Hope you enjoy your week.


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