Sunday, January 31, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 1.31.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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



1. Catching up with videos by booktubers: Savidge Reads, cari can read, monica kim, Books with Chloe
2. Finding a missing puzzle piece in an unexpected place. Whew!
3. Browsing independent bookstores - Green Apple Books on Clement


Library: audiobook
The Memory Police
by Yoko Ogawa
translated by Stephen Snyder
Dystopia, Japanese-Japan | Published: 2019 | Goodreads

The Best of Me
by David Sedaris
Essays, Memoir, Humor | Published: 2020 | Goodreads

The Viscount Who Loved Me
(Bridgertons #2)
by Julia Quinn
Romance, Regency | Published: 2000 | Goodreads
listening to the English version, but showing off this cute cover

AND watched: DVD
Birds of Prey (2020)
And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
Director: Cathy Yan
Writer: Christina Hodson
Harley character created by: Paul Dini, Bruce Timm
Stars: Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett, Ella Jay Basco
Action, Adventure, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5

After splitting with the Joker, Harley Quinn joins superheroes Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya to save a young girl from an evil crime lord.

GIRL power rockin' it.

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020)
Director/Writer: Eliza Hittman:
Stars: Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder
Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

A pair of teenage girls in rural Pennsylvania travel to New York City to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy.

SOME harsh realities.

Phantom Lady (1944)
Director: Robert Siodmak
Screenplay: Bernard C. Schoenfeld
Based on book by: William Irish (pseud.), Cornell Woolrich
Stars: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | imdb | my rating: 5

A devoted secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife.

COURAGEOUS lady doings for love.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Love the shop window of Green Apple and your Japanese audio sounds interesting. I've heard good things about David Sedaris books.

    Have a good week!

  2. The only one I've read or seen is The Viscount Who Loved Me. Thanks for visiting :)


  3. Green Apple Books looks like an amazing place, a proper Aladdin's Cave, I could lose myself in there forever! :)

    'The Memory Police' is not something I would ever have stopped to look at if I came across it on the bookshop shelves, however I am oddly intrigued by the Goodreads premise and I have almost talked myself into adding it to my list!

    Thanks for sharing your week and I hope that you have some great books lined up for February :)

    Yvonne xx

  4. The Memory Police was so so good! I reviewed it here:

  5. Always good to find lost puzzle pieces. :-) The Memory Police looks good. I went looking for my Julia Quinn books. I found seven but not the original Bridgerton books. I think I may have them in a box but will have to continue to look.
    The movies look good this week too.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  6. Ti at Book Chatter really enjoyed Memory Police and it is now on that growing wish list for me. Can't wait to see what you think.


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