Sunday, September 25, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 9.25.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Celebrating the first day of Autumn with a Pumpkin Spice Latte
2. Live stream theatre of Man of God by Shotgun Players (here) runs through Oct 2
3. Happy Everything cross stitch piece at Goodwill

The Make-Up Test
by Jenny L. Howe
Romance, Academia | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
Terminal Boredom
by Izumi Suzuki
translated by Polly Barton, Sam Bett, David Boyd, Daniel Joseph, Aiko Masubuchi, Helen O'Horan
SciFi, Short Stories | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

The Greengage Summer
by Rumer Godden
Classics, British, YA, France | Published: 1958 | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
by Valérie Perrin
translated by Hildegarde Serle
Mystery, France | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

For Review:
by Rafael Frumkin
Contemporary, LGBTQ | Published: February 2023 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
fyi: Goodreads has a giveaway for this that ends Oct 10


AND watched: theatre
Confess, Fletch (2022)
Director/Writer: Greg Mottola
Writer: Zev Borow
Based on book by: Gregory McDonald
Stars: Jon Hamm, Lorenza Izzo
Comedy, Crime | imdb | my rating: 4

After becoming the prime suspect in multiple murders, Fletch strives to prove his innocence while simultaneously searching for his fiancé's stolen art collection.

Don't Worry Darling (2022)
Director: Olivia Wilde
Writers: Katie Silberman, Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke
Stars: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles
Drama, Mystery, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets.


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  1. The Happy Everything cross stitch is too cute. Hope the weekend is a good one.

  2. We've definitely felt the arrival of Fall in my area. I'm not a fan of pumpkin spice latte but I like pumpkin pie, bars and muffins. Enjoy your reading and viewing this week!
    Mary @Bookfan

  3. A drawing by Ros Chast is always a good thing! She captures something so essential in just a bit of sketching. Thanks for that.

    best… mae at

  4. I also celebrated the first day of fall with a Pumpkin Spice latte!
    My mom gave me the Valerie Perrin book (though in French) this summer after she enjoyed it, but I have yet to read it. I hope you enjoy it too. Happy reading!

  5. Fall has definitely arrived in MA. Suddenly, we are in that time period where we can run the heat in the morning and might consider A/C by mid-afternoon. I used to cross-stitch all the time. It has been years, but I hope to enjoy it again one day.

    The Make-Up Test and Confidence caught my eye this week. Hope you enjoy your books.

  6. It starting to cool down where I live. I got my fall garden going and I'm looking forward for when my pumpkins are ready to be pick.
    Have a great week.

  7. As soon as it cools down here (maybe November?) I'll celebrate with a pumpkin spice latte.

    The Greengage Summer sounds very interesting. I like the author Rumer Godden.

    Happy Everything! That should cover it. lol

  8. I hope you have a good week. That Happy Everything cross stitch piece is just too adorable!! What a find. I hope you enjoy The Make-Up Test, I thought it was cute.

  9. Ooh it's pumpkin spice latte time of year :)

  10. Nice cross stitch and I love the cartoon. Enjoy your pumpkin lattes. We still have hot weather although a little cooler with outer wind bands from Hurricane Ian.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!


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