Sunday, November 20, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 11.20.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Knitting my first pair of socks - autumn colors
2. Sting: A Winter's Night... Live from Durham Cathedral (here)
3. Kongkee: Warring States Cyberpunk at the Asian Art Museum (here)

The Christmas Murder Game
by Alexandra Benedict
Mystery, Christmas | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
The Cloisters
by Katy Hays
Mystery, Gothic | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Lonely Castle in the Mirror
by Mizuki Tsujimura
translated by Philip Gabriel
Fantasy, YA, Japan | Published: 2021 (first 2017) | Goodreads

For review:
Going Rogue
by Janet Evanovich
Mystery, Humor | Published: 2022 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher - Thanks!


Virtual Author event: hosted by bookreporter
See archive of this (here)
The Last Party
by Clare Mackintosh
Mystery, Thriller | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: Happy Hannukah Romance
See archive of this (here)
Recommended for You
by Laura Silverman
YA, Romance | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

Mr. Perfect on Paper
by Jean Meltzer
Contemporary, Romance | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Love and Latkes
by Stacey Agdern
Romance, Holiday | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Season of Love
by Helena Greer
Romance, LGBTQ, Holiday | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

AND watched: streaming
The People We Hate at the Wedding (2022)
Director: Claire Scanlon
Screenplay: Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, Wendy Molyneux
Based on book: Grant Ginder
Stars: Allison Janney, Ben Platt, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Kristen Bell
Comedy | imdb | my rating: 4

Family tensions ramp up among siblings in the week leading up to their half-sister's wedding in the country.

AND watched: theatre
All That Breathes (2022)
Director: Shaunak Sen
Stars: Salik RehmanMohammad SaudNadeem Shehzad
Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

Amidst the darkening backdrop of Delhi's apocalyptic air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protect one casualty of the turbulent times: the bird known as the Black Kite.

The Menu (2022)
Director: Mark Mylod
Writers: Seth Reiss, Will Tracy
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult
Comedy, Horror, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

A young couple travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.

Triangle of Sadness (2022)
Director/Writer: Ruben Östlund
Stars: Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Woody Harrelson
Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

A fashion model celebrity couple join an eventful cruise for the super-rich.


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  1. Good luck with knitting your first pair of socks. I'd love to learn how to do that.

    Lonely Castle in the Mirror looks compelling. I am very curious about that book!

  2. Wow, you knitted your own socks! That is hard to do.

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  4. Murder Game looks good. I think that cyberpunk art exhibit event looks neat too. If I was in the area I'd probably be curious.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  5. Yay for knitting a first pair of socks! I am knitting some Christmas socks for myself this year and it's a lot of fun. Season of Love looks good to me, I've been shopping holiday books this week so I'll add it to my list probably!

  6. I saw Christmas Murder Game pop up on another list this weekend. Sounds intriguing.

  7. Congrats on the socks. I like your links. Nice book haul. The Christmas Murder Game looks interesting. Good to see you at MM. Have a good week and Happy Reading! MarthaE

  8. I'd like to try socks - thinking of trying a class at my LYS in the new year. Enjoy your reading this week.
    Mary @Bookfan

  9. Happy knitting and happy reading! The Cloisters looks good.

  10. I've knit and crocheted off and on for years but never attempted gloves or socks - something about figuring out the heel is intimidating. Good luck! The Cloisters is on my TBR so I'll be interested to know what you think. And I've read some Clare MacIntosh and enjoyed them - hope you like this one.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

  11. wow, I love your MMonday books! A Japanese one, and a book mixing Christmas and murder! Enjoy

  12. The Christmas Murder Game sounds intriguing. Way to go on your knitting project.


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