Sunday, January 16, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 1.16.21

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

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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

To Paradise
by Hanya Yanagihara
Literary, Historical | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

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

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
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!

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
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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Thanks for stopping by :-)


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

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

    Have a good week!

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

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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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