Saturday, December 23, 2017

Lovely Books and Things - 12.23.17

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)


My attention span has been short with reading. I am reading a mystery book ever so slowly, like a couple pages a day. However, I am enjoying it.

Current happy things:

1. Christmas cards in the mailbox

2. YouTube episode clips of At Home with Amy Sedaris

3. Artwork of New York experiences on instagram by Jenny Kroik



2018 Planner - Paris theme

Compound Butter
Little White Lies
Mollie Makes - with reindeer tree decoration kit

For Review:

Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues
edited by Christina Boyd
-Historical Romance, Anthology, Jane Austen
Amazon | Goodreads

GOING to read one story a month starting in January.


Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas:
Being a Jane Austen Mystery
by Stephanie Barron
Amazon | Goodreads

MY holiday pick for this month.

OTHER things (kinda book-related):

Book Blogger Hop
features a book related question
Sponsored by The Coffee Addicted Writer (details)

This week's prompt: Have you ever asked co-workers to give you a book or B&N gift card if they got your name for a Secret Santa gift exchange? If so, did you get what you asked for?
(submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

NOPE - the office does the white elephant thing.

AND watched: in theatre

SMUIN Christmas Ballet
at Yerba Buena Center (details)

FUN show to get into the holiday spirit.


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



  1. Jane and the 12 Days sounds like a lot of fun, I remember seeing that one at the bookstore and thinking it looked really good. Perfect time of year too!

  2. Enjoy your books. I'm curious about Dangerous to Know. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I work in a small office and gift giving is completely optional. I didn't get books or a gift card but I got some food which is just as welcome. That Christmas Ballet looks lovely. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy all of your new books!

  4. I love reading mysteries in winter while cozied up by the fire in the evenings. Hope yours continues to be good.
    Ah, the Stephanie Barron Jane Austen mysteries are great. And great idea to take the antho one per month. I've done that with several boxed sets and anthologies that are larger.
    Cute play idea. I've gone to a few downtown over the years and loved the fun atmosphere.
    And wow, did I get a lovely stack of cards today so I'm right there with you on adoring the holiday and Christmas cards.

    Merry Christmas, Velvet!

  5. We don't celebrate Christmas here and seeing all these gifts and cards people get make me jealous :D
    That Jane book really sounds interesting.

    I hope you enjoy your new reads.
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  6. I have actually been given an Amazon gift card once at my work, and where we live it can ONLY be used for books, basically :D I was very happy, lol.
    Anyway, have a great Christmas :)

  7. I love getting Christmas cards in the mail! I also love to get them from my students, so sweet. :)

  8. I need to be better about sending cards! I tend to forget and send them a month later, lol.

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