Sunday, December 13, 2020

Lovely Books and Things - 12.13.20

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Holiday decorating in each room of the apartment.
2. Tasting a variety of Panettone from Rainbow Grocery.
3. Baby abominal snowman in puff jacket in Aritzia's holiday window display


Library: audiobook
The Duke and I
by Julia Quinn
Romance, Regency | Goodreads

Getting reading for the Netflix release of Bridgerton!

The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries
edited by Otto Penzier
Mystery, Christmas | Goodreads

Includes stories by Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark, Ed McBain, Ellis Peters, Ellery Queen, and more.

An Ivy Hill Christmas
by Julie Klassen
Romance, Regency, Christmas | Goodreads


AND watched: on Netflix
Paddleton (2019)
Director/Writer: Alex Lehmann
Writer: Mark Duplass
Stars: Mark Duplass, Ray Romano
Comedy, Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

An unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

LOVELY friendship. note: scene with a jigsaw puzzle

How Do You Know (2010)
Director/Writer: James L. Brooks
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson
Comedy, Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 3

After being cut from the U.S.A. softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.

CUTE romance with baseball theme.

Ibiza (2018)
Director: Alex Richanbach
Screenplay: Lauryn Kahn
Stars: Gillian Jacobs, Michaela Watkins, Vanessa Bayer
Comedy, Romance | imdb | my rating: 2

A young American woman and her two best friends seek out a hot DJ in Spain.

JUST a couple chuckles.

Santa Girl (2019)
Director: Blayne Weaver
Writer: Patricia Harrington
Stars: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Stone, Devon Werkheiser
Comedy, Romance, Holiday | imdb | my rating: 5

Santa's daughter gets a chance to attend college for one semester in the 'real' world before heading back to the North Pole to fulfill her duties under her father.

FUN take on Santa's daughter.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. That abominable snowman is adorable. I enjoyed that Julie Klassen.

    Have a good week! :)

  2. I have Ibiza (2018) on my list to watch someday.

  3. The snowman is cute.

    Hope you are having a good week.

  4. The abominable snowman is not as scary as he should be, lol ! The Christmas mysteries book is interesting and I'm very much looking forward to watching the Bridgertons ^^

  5. The snowman is very cute. I love Quinn and have a collection of her books.
    Santa Girl looks cute. We love watching all the Christmas romances. :-)
    Have a good week!


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