Saturday, December 29, 2018

Lovely Books and Things - 12.29.18

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



1. Planning goals for the new year - 2019!

2. Café Bombon - espresso with condensed milk

3. La La Land movie soundtrack



Rich People Problems
(Crazy Rich Asians #3)
by Kevin Kwan
-ChickLit, Romance, China, Singapore | Goodreads

EXCITED to start the audio version of this last part of the trilogy.

OTHER things (kinda book-related):

The Backlight Reader Challenge 2019 (here)

JOINED one challenge for next year. I plan on seriously working on my tbr pile in 2019.

First Book Of The Year 2019
hosted by Book Journey (details)

JOINED the First Book of the Year 2019.

AND watched: on Netflix

Roma (2018)
Director/Writer: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey
-Drama, Mexico | imdb | my rating: 5

A story that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

BEAUTIFUL film shot in black/white that captures the daily life and time period of a family.

Love Actually (2003)
Director/Writer: Richard Curtis
Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson
-Comedy, Drama, Romance, Christmas | imdb | my rating: 5

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

RE-watch with Christmas theme. Wonderful ensemble cast and scenarios to follow in this. Bill Nighy singing The Troggs' "Love Is All Around" is catchy.

Christmas With A View (2018)
Director: Justin G. Dyck
Screenplay: David Finley, Rebecca Lamarche, Keith Cooper
Based on book by: Teresa Southwick
Stars: Kaitlyn Leeb, Scott Cavalheiro, Mark Ghanimé
-Drama, Romance, Christmas | imdb | my rating: 5

Secret aspirations between a failed restaurateur and a celebrity chef threaten their blossoming Christmas romance.

GREAT for the foodie element.

Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)
Director: Justin G. Dyck
Screenplay: Keith Cooper
Based on book by: Stacy Connelly
Stars: Jocelyn Hudon, Stephen Huszar, Kelly Rutherford
-Romance, Christmas | imdb | my rating: 4

Wedding Planner, Kelsey Wilson, is about to have her big break: planning her beloved cousin's lavish and exclusive wedding. Everything is going smoothly until Connor McClane, a devilishly handsome private investigator, shows up and turns Kelsey's world upside-down. Hired by a secret source, Connor quickly disrupts the upcoming nuptials but wins Kelsey's heart in the process.

CUTE scenes with a spunky heroine.

White Christmas (1954)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Screenplay: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama
Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Melvin Frank
-Comedy, Musical, Romance, Christmas | imdb | my rating: 5

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

RE-watch with Christmas theme. Love the singing and dancing.


* image source: La La Land (here)

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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. White Christmas is one of my favorite movies. And Love actually is so good too.

    Happy New Year (in a couple days haha)!!

  2. I enjoyed many Christmas movies this year...Hallmark, thanks! I am ready to move on to the Murders & Mysteries aspect of Hallmark.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  3. I get a kick out of planning for the new year, too. And, your library book reminds me that I need to start that series. :)
    White Christmas was my Christmas Eve watch. :)

    Happy New Year!

  4. I hope you enjoy all of your books. Happy New Year and happy reading !

  5. I've yet to start the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy! There's a long holding list, so I'm not in a hurry to get to the book, haha. I've started planning into the new year as well (blogging wise at least).

    Happy New Year!

  6. ENJOY your books...see you tomorrow on the First Book of the Year Post. :)

    Happy New Year, and Happy 2019 Reading!!

  7. Oh - you watched some good movies. I have to do some 2019 planning.
    Happy New Year and Happy Reading!

  8. The La La Land soundtrack is the best! I really want to watch Roma, glad you enjoyed it!

  9. Oh I LOVE White Christmas, the singing and the dancing.I watched no Christmas movies this year and here it is Jan 5th and my daughter has not opened her gifts yet. So Happy New Year! Anne - Books of My Heart


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