Sunday, January 10, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 1.10.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Energy and motivation to organize closet. Pre-spring cleaning ;-)
2. Surprise lasagne meal with oreo cookies for dessert from friend.
3. Creative plant presentations.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
MinaLima Edition
by J.K. Rowling
YA, Fantasy | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Excited to see the interactive elements to this new illustrated edition.

Library: audiobook
The Down Days
by Ilze Hugo
Dystopia, South Africa | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

Artificial Condition
(The Murderbot Diaries #2)
by Martha Wells
SciFi, Novella | Published: 2018 | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
Fortunately, the Milk
by Neil Gaiman
illustrated by Skottie Young
Middle Grade, Fantasy | Published: 2013 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Strand Bookstore
Listen to archive of this and check out their calendar for future free author events (here)
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
by Marie Benedict
Historical, Mystery, Agatha Christie | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: on Netflix
Bridgerton (2020)
Creator: Chris Van Dusen
Based on book by: Julia Quinn
Stars: Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Nicola Coughlan
Drama, Romance, Regency | imdb | my rating: 5
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set in the backdrop of Regency era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

LOVED the diversity take for this romance. Enjoyed the costumes and soundtrack (especially the Billie Eilish cover)

Someone Great (2019)
Director/Writer: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson
Stars: Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, Brittany Snow, Alex Moffat
Comedy, Romance | imdb | my rating: 3
After a devastating break up on the eve of her cross-country move, Jenny enjoys one last NYC adventure with her two best pals. Someone Great is a romantic comedy about love, loss, growth and the everlasting bond of female friendship.

CUTE moments and liked the growth spurts for each of the characters.

The Ridiculous 6 (2015)
Director: Frank Coraci
Writers: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler
Stars: Adam Sandler, Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Rob Schneider
Action, Adventure, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5
An outlaw who was raised by Native Americans discovers that he has five half-brothers. Together the men go on a mission to find their wayward, deadbeat dad.

WESTERN tropes with fun and funny bits. And, interesting twists.

AND watched: on DVD
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Director/Screenplay/Story: Wes Anderson
Story/: Hugo Guinness
Inspired by writings by: Stefan Zweig
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric
Adventure, Comedy, Crime | imdb | my rating: 5 | rewatch
A writer encounters the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years under an exceptional concierge.

INSPIRED to rewatch this as I wanted to see the details and whimsy parts.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I love The Grand Budapest Hotel. One of my faves!

  2. Loved Grand Budapest, and I binged on Bridgerton during the break! That new HP edition looks beautiful and I have seen it so many times now that I am tempted..

  3. I hope you like Artificial Condition! I'm a fan of the Murderbot stories... :)

  4. Yay for a jump on spring cleaning the feel of organizational energy. What a fun looking HP edition and yay for more Murderbot.

    Have a good week!

  5. Surprise lasagne meal is indeed a happy thing! I've also watched Bridgerton and completely agree with you on all points. I've actually already rewatched it!

  6. I love the bathtub plantings!
    I want to read more of the Murderbot series.
    I've enjoyed the Bridgerton books. We don't have Netflix subscription right now.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  7. It looks like you got a diverse lot of books this week. My daughter has been watching Bridgerton and is enjoying it. I would like to watch it when I have some spare time.

  8. Yesssss, the Murderbot *fist pump*, enjoy !!


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