Sunday, November 21, 2021

Lovely Books and Things - 11.21.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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1. Making Healthy Italian Wedding Soup (here)
2. Encountering a hot chocolate bomb - Hammond's Hot Chocolate Snowballs (here) yummy!
3. Spotting a nostalgic image from the past - Bob's Big Boy statue - this is mini Bob. I grew up with a view of the humongous godzilla-size version (at least to my young eyes).


Sitting Down With The Stars
Interviews with 100 Hollywood Legends
by Ruthe Stein
Non-fiction, Short Stories | Published: 2021 | details

The Ghost of Christmas Past
by Rhys Bowen
Mystery, Historical, Christmas | Published: 2017 | Goodreads

Teatime at Grosvenor Square
An Unofficial Cookbook for Fans of Bridgerton—75 Sinfully Delectable Recipes
by Dahlia Clearwater
Cookbook | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Gift: from friend -Thanks!
The Last Duel
A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat
by Eric Jager
History, France | Published: 2021 (first 2004) | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by Murder By The Book
See archive of this (here)
An Heiress's Guide to Deception and Desire
by Manda Collins
Romance, Historical, Mystery | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

The Ex Hex
by Erin Sterling
Romance, Paranormal, Witches | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: theatre
Spencer (2021)
Director: Pablo LarraĆ­n
Screenplay: Steven Knight
Stars: Kristen Stewart
Biography, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

During her Christmas holidays with the royal family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England, Diana Spencer, struggling with mental health problems, decides to end her decade-long marriage to Prince Charles.

AND watched: CNN
Diana (2021)
Documentary | CNN | my rating: 5

The six-part documentary event DIANA reveals the person behind the princess, with rarely seen footage and new interviews that reframe the conventional story of her life and legacy. DIANA explores her strength and flaws, revealing a compelling and complicated woman who was an aristocratic rebel, fashion icon, humanitarian hero, hopeless romantic, and dedicated mother.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. A Bridgerton cookbook, hmm the truth about food in Georgian times is actually pretty scary ;)

    Wishing you a great reading week

  2. Mmm I love Bob's Big Boy! That's a cute little statue of him.

    I'm jealous you encountered a hot chocolate bomb. I'm still waiting!!!!

  3. I don't know what a hot chocolate bomb is but I'm gonna say it sounds good! And what a blast from the past- love the Big Boy statue!

    I'll have to check out that soup recipe.

  4. I love your Happy Things. Bob's Big Boy statue! That's so great.

    Hope you have a great week!

  5. Bob's Big Boy! They are falling to the wayside here in Michigan.

    Oooo and I want to watch that Diana movie!

  6. I tried my first hot chocolate bomb last year and it was delicious. Big Boy! We have one semi-close by and I had to go for Voting Day celebration. :)
    I've been meaning to start that Rhys Bowen series. Neat how so many shows and documentaries on Diana are out now.

    Have a great week!

  7. I so want a hot chocolate bomb! Last year I looked but all the places by me were sold out...

  8. We used to have a Big Boy here. Now, I think a pharmacy sits on that land. Love seeing your new books, especially the Christmas one.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  9. The Ghost of Christmas Past looks very good. I'm curious about Spencer, Kristen Stewart looks so much like Diana for the film. And now I want Hammond's Hot Chocolate Snowballs! Happy reading this week and enjoy Midnight Mass.

  10. Ah, Bob's Big Boy! We had so many memories of that place from when we were kids.

  11. The Hammond Snowballs look yummy. I like The Ghost of Christmas Past but Teatime at Grosvenor Square made me take a double look.
    Have a great week, happy reading and Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Teatime at Grosvenor Square looks amazing.


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