Jan 8, 2022

Sunday Salon: Film, TV Show, Books

 Watching on Netflix :

I seem to be watching more films, TV shows on Netflix now that the cold weather (and Covid) is keeping us indoors. Someone predicted on TV that 2022 will be a year for "going interior," and I assume that means, staying in and away from crowds.


Seasons 1 and 2 of Emily in Paris are dubbed a romantic TV comedy. The gorgeous filming of places in Paris made me more than interested in the show. I'll have to wait till next year for Season 3. (Photo from Netflix)

 

(Photo from Netflix)

The Lost Daughter is another film on Netflix, an award winner. It's described by the NY Times as a "dreamy thriller," and is set on an island, presumably in Greece. Based on a novel, it's the story of a literature professor vacationing alone, who observes the other vacationers, especially a young woman having difficulty coping with her young child. The professor is reminded of herself raising her two daughters years ago while building a career. The ending didn't bother me as it did some critics. You just have to fill in the blanks as to what comes next. 

Two other films set in Paris I'll be watching slowly, as they're in French, though I have the option of switching to the English version!

Now reading from Netgalley:


 Evil under the Tuscan Sun by Stephanie Cole is the 3rd in the Tuscan Cooking School mystery series, to be published February 1, 2020 by Berkley.

I enjoyed her first book, Al Dente's Inferno, when Nelli Valenti is enticed from America to Tuscany to turn a villa into a cooking school. In Evil under the Tuscan Sun, a philanthropher brings his aging mother and her companion from the U.S. to enjoy the Tuscan sun and a four-day workshop making ziti. Of course, death follows, but I haven't reached that part as yet, and can't tell you who got killed. 

Ebook bought:


This is a romance set in Paris, that I've not yet started, but see it's easy to read in French, happily for me. Un Appartement a Paris by Guillaume Musso, is described by French critics as a thriller and a romance, imaginative and intriguing. How could one resist that? It was published March 2018.  

What are you reading this week?

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You ReadingMailbox Mondayand Sunday Salon   

48 comments:

  1. Looks as if you have a lot to keep you entertained!

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, and trying to learn Japanese on my own, too. I hope to keep 2022 busy.

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  2. I thought Olivia Coleman was superb, as usual, but I didn't really enjoy The Lost Daughter. I do want to add the book to my TBR though.

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    1. It seems the book ends differently from the film. I'll be interested to find out the difference.

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  3. How cool that you are able to read in French!

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    1. My college French is coming in useful, at last.

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  4. I've managed to make my way through some children's picture books in French, but even picture books are a challenge. I dream of reading real books in French. I plan to practice my French with Rosetta Stone this year, and that should help.

    Evil Under the Tuscan Sun looks promising. Who wouldn't enjoy a book set in a cooking school in Tuscany?!

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    1. Good luck with the Rosetta Stone. I'm interested in how that works out for you. My plan is to learn Japanese on my own, almost impossible, I know.

      Tuscany and Paris are my go to places for armchair travel these days.

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  5. We tend to watch more TV and movies in the colder months as well. Evil Under the Tuscan Sun sounds intriguing. Enjoy your week!

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    1. I have a month of Amazon Prime left before I cancel, so I'll be watching some of their movies too. The author of the Tuscany cooking school mystery series does a good job.

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  6. I love Emily in Paris and we've just started with the second season. I've seen The lost Daughter, but haven't watched it yet.

    Have a good week and happy reading and watching Netflix!

    Elza Reads

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    1. I love seeing Paris through a vacation/holiday type of lens.The seedy side of the city doesn't show up here! The Lost Daughter is quite interesting though not everyone liked it.

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  7. I also enjoyed Emily in Paris and The Lost Daughter. I liked that the actress in The Lost Daughter was the most recent Queen in The Crown.

    Enjoy your week.

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    1. Haven't watched The Crown. I liked the actress, so now am adding the Crown to my list of winter shows to watch.

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  8. Loving your Paris themed post. I started Emily but have to get back to it. Happy reading.

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    1. After my Paris phase is over,if ever, I'll be trying to learn Japanese!

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  9. I read The Lost Daughter a couple of years ago and plan to watch the film one of these nights. We'll see if I agree with the critics. Emily in Paris sounds good, too. We recently started rewatching Downton Abbey. Have a good week!

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    1. I'm curious about the book's ending, which is different in the film!

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  10. I love that you read in two different languages. I have not watched the Netflix movie yet, I might get to it this week. Have a good week ahead.

    Gayathri @ Elgee Writes

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    1. Hope you like the movie! Happy reading to you also!

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  11. I so hope that you are wrong/heard wrong about 2022 being an interior year...how depressing! Although, think of the time we would have to read! Have a great week. https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/01/stacking-shelves-5sunday-post-2.html

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  12. People are guessing, of course. Hoping for a good year of reading and lots of outdoor things

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  13. I haven't managed to watch Emily in Paris yet, but the ads make me want to. I am glad you are enjoying it! I hope you are enjoying your reading and have a great week!

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    1. Thanks. So many projects, that I have to cut down on some!

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  14. This one by Musso was good, but I think I preferred La vie secrète des écrivains. I'll be soon listening to
    L'inconnue de la Seine

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    1. L'inconnue sounds so tragic. I hope Un Appartement will be a lighter romance. I've not read Musso before, so don't yet know what to expect. Hope you enjoy listening to the book.

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  15. Viva la France!

    Wishing you a great reading week

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    1. A great week of reading to you too, Shelleyrae.

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  16. Interesting books! I hope you enjoy your choices. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  17. I am and will enjoy them, thanks Kathy!Have a good week.

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  18. Thanks for sharing the Netflix shows.

    Enjoy your week and your books.

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    1. I'm enjoying watching the shows instead of only reading. Must be the cold weather, lol. Have a good reading week.

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  19. Thanks for the Netflix updates. I'll watch anything with Olivia Colman in it so I'm sure I'll get to The Lost Daughter and Emily in Paris also sounds interesting. I'm also curious about The Power of the Dog. Have you watched it?

    Also, thanks for dropping by my blog and taking time to comment.

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    1. Glad to have your comments. I haven't watched The Power of the Dog, but it's so popular that I think I will. I hear that Olivia Colman was the queen in The Crown's last episodes, so I think I'll watch that as well. Have a good week.

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  20. The Stephanie Cole series sounds really good. I have the first one but haven't started it yet. I've been hearing good things about Emily in Paris.

    I hope you have a good week!

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    1. Tuscany and Paris. Join my armchair travel!

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  21. The Tuscan cozy series looks fun. The titles are great!

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  22. I almost got hubby to watch Virgin River this weekend. Sadly he opted for a 'B' level action movie. LOL
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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    1. I hope to watch the new episode of that show! Hope you get to see it soon!

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  23. Evil Under the Tuscan Sun sounds like an intriguing read. A mystery combined with a cooking school.

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    1. It is a fun read, even for a mystery! The characters are absolutely hilarious, a few of them.

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  24. I'm working on refreshing my French (on Duolingo), so I might look for that French mystery when I'm a little more comfortable with the language again. Happy New Year! - Melinda @ A Web of Stories

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  25. Melinda, if you like the language, then reading a book in French is a pleasurable pastime. Hope you do it someday!

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  26. Though I don't watch a lot of shows, I haven't felt much like reading lately, either. The cover for Evil Under the Tuscan Sky is pretty. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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    1. I’m enjoying the mystery set in Tuscany. I read a little at a time. Multiple books!

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  27. Yeah I'm wondering if The Lost Daughter is too dark or grim? I liked Coleman in The Crown. She's wonderful. Right now we're watching an old 2010 series The Big C ... about Laura Linney with cancer ... but it's sort of comedy too ... it's delightfully done.

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    1. Glad to hear The Big C could be homorous as well. No, The Lost Daughter is not too dark. Nobody dies or anything like that, but the focus is on the woman (Coleman) and her mothering or lack of mothering skills.

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