Saturday, January 12, 2019

Lovely Books and Things - 1.12.19

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



1. Goodbye to the old and Hello to the new

2. Organizing the new apartment

3. Encountering rainbows



The Italian Teacher
by Tom Rachman
-Historical, Art, Italy | Goodreads

AND watched: on Netflix

To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2018)
Director: Susan Johnson
Screenplay: Sofia Alvarez
Based on book by: Jenny Han
Stars: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
-Drama, Romance, YA | imdb | my rating: 5

A teenage girl's secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

JUST as entertaining as the book version. The close-up footage style was done well.

AND watched: in theatre

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Director: Bryan Singer
Writers: Anthony McCarten, Peter Morgan
Stars: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy
-Biography, Drama, Music | imdb | my rating: 5

The story of the legendary rock music band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985).

GREAT performance by Rami in telling us part of Freddie's story.

Stan & Ollie (2018)
Director: Jon S. Baird
Writer: Jeff Pope
Stars: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan
-Biography, Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

WONDERFUL friendship story as well as historical bit on the Laurel and Hardy team.

AND watched: on DVD

Bitter Melon (2018)
Director/Writer: H.P. Mendoza
Stars: Jon Norman Schneider, Patrick Epino, Brian Rivera
-Comedy, Crime, Drama, Filipino American | imdb | my rating: 5

Bitter Melon is a "home for the holidays" dark comedy where a Filipino-American family plots to kill an abusive member.

DARK yet humorous piece on family dealings.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Love your rainbow pic.
    Laurel and Hardy!!! I watched their movies with my dad. :)

    Have a good week!

  2. You had a great and versatile week. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your week...and the apartment reorganizing.

  3. I've been eyeing The Italian Teacher. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. I really want to see Bohemian Rhapsody. It sounds great. Hope you have a great week!

  5. Oh I love Laurel and Hardy. They used to crack me up when I was a kid. And Bohemian I still need to see!

    To All the Boys was quite good!

  6. Bitter Melon sounds like something I would enjoy. Seems like you found a rainbow not only in the sky but also in your library book!

  7. To All the Boys I've Loved Before was such a cute movie. I'm so excited there's going to be a sequel!

  8. I don’t watch many movies, actually I don’t watch any movies but I like the sound of Bitter Melon. Dark comedy appeals to me.

  9. ENJOY your new reading week.

    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Sounds like a lovely and productive week. Enjoy those books! Anne - Books of My Heart

  11. What a nice rainbow picture. Enjoy your new book!

  12. I really enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody and To All The Boys I Loved Before. :)

    Have a great week!


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