Sunday, January 16, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 1.16.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update


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

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HAPPY THINGS:

1. A slice of galette de rois (king's cake) from La Boulangerie (here) to celebrate Twelfth Night
2. A 30-day online yoga journey with Adrienne (here)
3. A pink flamingo
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Bought:
To Paradise
by Hanya Yanagihara
Literary, Historical | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
Libertie
by Kaitlyn Greenidge
Historical, African American | Published: 2021 | Goodreads

Library:
Gossip's Story
by Jane West
Classics, Historical, Jane Austen | Published: 2015 (first 1796) | Goodreads

Freebies: from Free Little Library
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Historical, Romance, LGBTQ | Published: 2017 | Goodreads
Oathbringer
by Brian Sanderson
Fantasy, Epic, Magic | Published: 2017 | Goodreads


For Review:
An Honest Lie
by Tarryn Fisher
Thriller, Mystery | Published: 2022 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
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AND watched: Netflix
Don't Look Up (2021)
Director/Writer: Adam McKay
Story by: David Sirota
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence
Comedy, Drama, SciFi | imdb | my rating: 4

Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth.

AND watched: virtual theatre
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)
Directors: Derek Drymon, Jennifer Kluska
Screenplay: Amos Vernon, Nunzio Randazzo, Genndy Tartakovsky
Based on book:
Stars: Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Animation, Adventure, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 3

When Van Helsing's mysterious invention, the "Monsterfication Ray", goes haywire, Drac and his monster pals are all transformed into humans, and Johnny becomes a monster. In their new mismatched bodies, Drac, stripped of his powers, and an exuberant Johnny, loving life as a monster, must team up and race across the globe to find a cure before it's too late, and before they drive each other crazy. With help from Mavis and the hilariously human Drac Pack, the heat is on to find a way to switch themselves back before their transformations become permanent.

AND watched: theatre
Belle (2021)
Original title: Ryû to sobakasu no hime
Director/Writer: Mamoru Hosoda
Screenplay:
Based on book:
Stars: Kaho Nakamura, Ryô Narita
Animation, Adventure, Drama, Japan | imdb | my rating: 4

Suzu is a shy high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters "U", a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a globally-beloved singer.

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

Thanks for stopping by :-)

7 comments:

  1. You’ve been busy! Love the Japanese book and film!

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  2. I've been wanting to try King Cake forever. Nice haul from the free library.

    Have a good week!

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  3. I NEED An Honest Lie in my life!!

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  4. We've haven't had King Cake for years. I like the flamingo. :-)
    More nice pick-ups for you at the Free Little Library.
    Have a good week and Happy Reading!

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  5. I'm intrigued by Belle!
    Thanks for reminding me about la Galette des Rois. I'm Orthodox, so Theophany is actually this coming Wednesday, and I'll have time to bake one!

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  6. I have never heard of King Cake. Sounds wonderful.

    Libertie caught my eye. Hope you have a fabulous week.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2022/01/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-and_01812229716.html

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  7. OMG! I've been doing 30-day online yoga journey with Adrienne too! I am up to day 4 (5?). :D

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