Sunday, January 17, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 1.17.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Sunday Post (details)
Mailbox Monday (details)


1. Cozy reading beside a fireplace. Or getting that vibe from Ambience/ASMR: Edwardian Library/Study with Fireplace & Snowfall via YouTube (here).
2. Start of the free Short films at French Film Festival, January 15 to February 15 (here)
3. Browsing open shops in Japan Town mall


Library: audiobook
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
by V.E. Schwab
Fantasy, Historical, Romance | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

volume 1
by Alice Oseman
Graphic Novel, Romance, LGBTQ | Published: 2016 | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library

The Best American Travel Writing 2000
edted by Bill Bryson
Essays, Travel | Published: 2020 | Goodreads


AND watched: Netflix
Enola Holmes (2020)
Director: Harry Bradbeer
Screenplay: Jack Thorne
Based on book: The Case of the Missing Marquess: An Enola Holmes Mystery by Nancy Springer
Stars: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter
Action, Adventure, Crime | imdb | my rating: 5

When Enola Holmes-Sherlock's teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord.

LOVED meeting more of the clever thinking Holmes family members.

AND watched: virtual theatre

Minari (2020)
Director/Writer: Lee Isaac Chung
Stars: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim
Drama, Korean American | imdb | my rating: 5

A Korean family moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s.

TOUCHING moments in this immigrant experience.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I love those cozy fireplace vibes!! That is the best.

  2. Engaging activities of reading by the fire and walking the Japanese mall. That VE Schwab story sounds good.

    Have a good week.

  3. You always find so many great diverse things to enjoy. Even when I know about them I tend to like my usual things.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  4. I really want to read The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue. The movie Minari sounds like a good one. I like immigrant stories.

  5. We really enjoyed Enola Holmes. Have a great week!


  6. I love ambience/ ASMR videos like that. I use them all the time for background- so relaxing.

  7. I have a seascape ambience on my wall but never think to turn it on, I might do that’s too hot for a fireplace.
    Enjoy your virtual travel with the anthology!

    Wishing you a great reading week

  8. Cozy Fireplace reading! I'm on the waiting list from my library for Addie LaRue. I am thinking to listen to the audio version?

  9. Gah I still need to watch Enola Holmes

  10. Reading by the fireplace sounds perfect right now! I have The Invisible Life of Addie Larue on my shelf, I need to get to it. Have a great week and happy reading!

  11. Enola Holmes was a fun film! Gorgeous photography too.

  12. I have been loving Ambient music while reading. I will have to try the Edwardian Library/Study for an extra cozy feel. I have Enola Holmes on my watch list. It looks so good. Have a great week!

  13. Cozy reading is always a plus. Was the browsing on site or online?
    I hadn't heard of Enola Holmes but that sounds like one I would really like.
    Have another good week and Happy Reading!

  14. I thought Enola Holmes was a fun movie!

    Enjoy your week!

  15. I love the link to the Edwardian library, thank you, I added it to my "Atmosphere" list on YT. I heard very good things about Heartstopper and loved watching Enola Holmes with my daughter, we had fun. I'm adding Minari to my TBW list, we've almost finished watching the drama Goblin. Have a great week !


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