Sunday, August 28, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 8.28.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Bag of backyard lemons from friend
2. Crime Junkie, a true crime podcast (here)
3. Road trip road side attraction, Paul Bunyan statue in Kenton, Oregon

Diary of a Void
by Emi Yagi
translated by David Boyd, Lucy North
Contemporary, Japan | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
There's No Such Thing as an Easy Job
by Kikuko Tsumura
translated by Polly Barton
Contemporary, Japan | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

Death by Landscape
by Elvia Wilk
Essays, Feminism, Environment, Climate Change | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Freebies: ARC for Romance Bookstore Day on August 20
Angelika Frankenstein Makes Her Match
by Sally Thorne
Historical, Romance | Published: Sep 2022 | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
When Life Gives You Lululemons
by Lauren Weisberger
Chicklit | Published: 2018 | Goodreads


AND watched: theatre
Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)
Director/Writer: Taika Waititi
Writer: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Based on Marvel comic: Stan Lee, Jason Aaron
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale
Action, Adventure, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 4
fun one for summer

Thor enlists the help of Valkyrie, Korg and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to fight Gorr the God Butcher, who intends to make the gods extinct.

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. (2022)
Director/Writer: Adamma Ebo
Stars: Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown
Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5
stand by your man moments and then some

In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist Mega Church, attempts to help her pastor-husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I've always wanted to go just do a road trip to find those little attractions like the Paul Bunyan statue. And I'm excited to read the Anjelica Frankenstein book too! I loved Thor, and just saw an ad on tv for the Honk for Jesus movie, I need to check that out! Have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  2. Nice book haul, I hope you enjoy all of these. Have a great week!

  3. It looks like you had a great week. :D Every time I hear or see the name Paul Bunyan, I start singing the song from the Disney cartoon. LOL.

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  4. There's No Such Thing As An Easy Job looks great. I jsut added Convenience store Woman to my TBR after seeing it on another blog, so the fact that this one references that one... plus I've been enjoying reading about Japan lately.

  5. I've passed by that Paul Bunyan statue on my travels as well! Thor was a good one. A really fun summer movie.

  6. It makes me so happy when someone offers me the surplus from his garden or orchard.

    Diary of a Void sounds very promising.

    Thanks for sharing what you've seen at the theater lately. We are just starting to get back to the movie theater.

  7. Ooo thank you! I put the Japanese books on my TBR.

  8. Wonderful book haul!! I love that Paul Bunyon roadside attraction! So cool

  9. I do enjoy your Happy Things each week. Nice book haul - all new to me.
    Happy Reading!

  10. I love fresh lemons. That was one of the best things about visiting my parents when they lived in Arizona. Have a lovely week!
    Mary @Bookfan

  11. I think I gave Thor: Love and Thunder a 4 too


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