Sunday, July 25, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 7.25.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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1. Preparing next week for Jane in July (host details)
2. Browsing in a bookstore in a leisurely manner
3. Dolce & Gabbana window - the Carretto print caught my eye

The Decagon House Murders
by Yukito Ayatsuji
translated by Ho-Ling Wong
Mystery, Crime, Japan | Published: 2020 (first 1987) | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
Where The Rhythm Takes You
by Sarah Dass
YA, Romance, Retelling - Persuasion by Jane Austen | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Friends and Strangers
by J. Courtney
Contemporary, Women's Fiction, New York | Published: 2020 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Third Place Books
See archive of this (here)
by Lish McBride
Fantasy, YA, Retelling - Beauty and the Beast | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: Netflix
The Last Letter from Your Lover (2021)
Director: Augustine Frizzell
Writers: Nick Payne, Esta Spalding
Based on book: Jojo Moyes
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner, Joe Alwyn, Felicity Jones, Nabhaan Rizwan
Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5

A pair of interwoven stories set in the past and present follow an ambitious journalist determined to solve the mystery of a forbidden love affair at the center of a trove of secret love letters from 1965.

Loved how the time period was captured. Beautiful scenes and scenery in Spain.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I haven’t been inside a bookstore since before the pandemic. I miss them. I’m vaccinated, so I need to find time to go visit!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. I love the sound of The Last Letter From Your Lover. I haven't seen it on Netflix over here. I'll keep an eye out for it.
    Have a great week and happy reading.

  3. Bookstores are one of my favorite places to be. :)

  4. Bookstores are definitely my happy place, too. Have a great week!

  5. Someone is a talented window display decorator. Lovely! Fun about Jane in July. Ooh, I am interested in Where the Rhythm Takes You so I'll look forward to your thoughts on it.

    Have a great week!

  6. So glad you are getting to browse again. Friends and Strangers looks like a good read. Have a great reading week!

  7. What pretty photos. Love the fabric.

    Friends and Strangers sounds good. Hope you enjoy all your books.

  8. The Decagon House Murders looks super intriguing, I love the concept of it, so Agatha Christie-esque but with a twist! Curses also looks like it's right up my alley! Juli @ A Universe in Words

  9. Browsing in a bookstore is the best, I miss doing it and hope to do it some more soon! I have Friends and Strangers on my wishlist, I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week and happy reading!

  10. GORGEOUS pattern on the dress.

    Pretty covers...I like the looks of THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER. :)

    Have a great week!!

  11. I haven't been in a bookshop much in the last year. Thank goodness for ebooks - they have been my mainstay, especially since March... I love the look of Where the Rhythm Takes You, as the cover is lovely and I like the idea of the Austen retelling. Have a great week:).

  12. I do love lots of color so I really like the window display outfit.
    Nice to browse in a bookstore.
    I agree with others that Where the Rhythm Takes You looks good. I like the looks of Curses too.
    The Last Letter... sounds interesting.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  13. Great Window Display, Where the Rhythm ..sounds great because I'm one who Dances to the sound of her own drum. see you at the sunday post


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