Sunday, September 5, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 9.5.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Playing Quirkle, a tile-based game
2. Moroccan food and belly dancing at El Mansour restaurant
3. Balloon art of veggies on Clement Street


by Sarah MacLean
Romance, Regency, London | Published: 2021 | Goodreads
with sticker goodies from Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Library: audiobook
Mrs. March
by Virginia Feito
Mystery, Thriller, Historical | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Murder in a Teacup
by Vicki Delany
Mystery, Cozy, Food | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

The Sleeping Nymph
by Ilaria Tuti
translated by Ekin Oklap
Thriller, Mystery, Italy | Published: 2020 (first 2019) | Goodreads

Freebies: from Little Free Library - thanks to the folks who share their books
Peyton Place
by Grace Metalious
Classics, Romance, Historical | Published: 1957 (first 1956) | Goodreads

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman
Contemporary, Mental Health | Published: 2017 | Goodreads

AND watched: theatre
Reminiscence (2021)
Director/Writer: Lisa Joy
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson
Romance, Mystery, SciFi | imdb | my rating: 4

Nick Bannister, a private investigator of the mind, navigates the alluring world of the past when his life is changed by new client Mae. A simple case becomes an obsession after she disappears and he fights to learn the truth about her.

Cinderella (2021)
Director/Screenplay: Kay Cannon
Stars: Camila Cabello, Billy Porter
Comedy, Fantasy, Family | imdb | my rating: 4

A modern movie musical with a bold take on the classic fairy tale. Our ambitious heroine has big dreams and with the help of her fab Godmother, she perseveres to make them come true.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine was a good one!

  2. I loved Eleanor Oliphant...and Mrs. March caught my eye. Wow! Peyton Place! Maybe I need to reread this one.

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  3. I've been seeing Cinderella everywhere this weekend. I plan to watch it this week when I have a chance. :)

  4. Did you say there's a movie about a character named Mae? No way!

    best... mae at

  5. El Mansour sounds great and those balloon clusters are fun. Ooh, way to score with Eleanor Oliphant.

    Have a great week!

  6. Those veggies are cool! :)

    Your books look good too- I love thrillers and cozies lately.

  7. Fun happy things for you. Murder in a Teacup looks like a fun cozy.
    You get interesting books at the Little Free Library. Oh my - Peyton Place!??!
    Reminiscence sounds interesting. I'm curious about the new, changed Cinderella.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

  8. I didn't know a thing called Quirkle existed, but it sounds delightful! Mrs. March and The Sleeping Nymph both look amazing, definitely adding those to my TBR. I hope you have a lovely week :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  9. Love the cover on Mrs. March.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

  10. Sounds like you had some great things going on. I've never tried Moroccan food, but would like to. Greek festivals are coming up this month, so we will get to eat some of that.

    Bombshell and Murder in a Teacup caught my eye. Hope you enjoy your new books.

  11. What a great variety of books you're reading. Though I am purging my books, after I read Eleanor Oliphant and liked it so much I added it to my personal bookshelf.

  12. Moroccan food is something I am eager to try one of these days. It sounds fantastic.

    You found some great books in the Little Free Library. I'm always delighted with what turns up in mine. I hope the takers are as pleased with what I leave for them.

    I'm eager to watch Reminiscence. I'd like to look for Cinderella, too.

  13. I really enjoyed the Cinderella along with my daughter; the music was good. The other movie was just ok for me. It was a little slow to get going but I enjoyed it overall.


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