Sunday, July 11, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 7.11.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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1. Bingley's Tea: Jane Austen tea series (here)
2. Discount Tuesday AMC movie night
3. Christmas in July - spotted the infamous A Christmas Story leg lamp (mini version)

Library: audiobook
The Woman in the Purple Skirt
by Natsuko Imamura
translated by Lucy North
Literary, Japan | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Recipe for Persuasion
(The Rajes #2)
by Sonali Dev
Romance, Retelling, Contemporary, Jane Austen theme | Published: 2020 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by The Book Report Network
See archive of this (here)
by T.J. Newman
Thriller | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: at a theatre - discount Tuesday
Cruella (2021)
Director: Craig Gillespie
Screenplay: Dana Fox, Tony McNamara
Story by: Aline Brosh McKenna, Kelly Marcel, Steve Zissis
Based on book: One Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith
Stars: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson
Comedy, Crime | imdb | my rating: 4

A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.

Loved the mashup of fashion, dogs, grifts. Fun soundtrack.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I really need to read a book by Sonali Dev. They look so good! Hope you have a good week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  2. Ooh I love discount movie nights!

    That tea shop looks fabulous. Their description has me wanting to try Mr. Knightley's Reserve now. :)

  3. The new Cruella looks so fun and that Christmas Story leg lamp is a classic. Fun idea about the Austen teas. Happy reading this week.

  4. Oooo! That leg lamp! Love it.

    Also...I want to see Cruella!

  5. Your books look good. I want to see Cruella. I hope you have a great week!

  6. I've been keeping a list of happy things since the beginning of the pandemic and it's helped my mood.

    Recipe for Persuasion and The Woman in the Purple Skirt both sound intriguing. Hope to hear more about these.

    Have a lovely week!

  7. Cruella looks fun. I haven't seen a movie in the theater in forever. Sometimes I wonder if I will again with all the home streaming services we've got. My husband wants them all, lol. Have a great week!

  8. I've gotten a couple Austen-themed teas through Bingley's Tea. Fun Leg lamp spotting. Love the Sonali Dev series. Have a great week.

  9. FALLING sounds pretty intense...hope you enjoy it.

    Have a great week, and thanks again for being a Mailbox Monday Host.

  10. I have Falling on my ‘to read’ pile. Your new books are both new titles to me. I hope you enjoy them. Interested in seeing Cruella but we are in lockdown now in Sydney, Australia.

  11. I haven't been to a movie in a few years - even before Covid.
    Falling sounds like a good thriller.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!


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