Sunday, July 24, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 7.24.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
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Sunday Post (details)
Sunday Salon (details)



1. Almost done with covid experience (halfway - i think, i hope)
2. Home made veggie soup from friend, thanks M!
3. Angalo, filipino jazz band, outdoor show at Noise

New Animal
by Ella Baxter
Literary, Australia | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Library: audiobook
The Summer I Turned Pretty
by Jenny Han
YA, Romance | Published: 2009 | Goodreads

Ugly Love
by Colleen Hoover
New Adult, Romance | Published: 2014 | Goodreads


Virtual Author event: hosted by KQED

Orwell's Roses
by Rebecca Solnit
Essays, Nature | Published: 2021 | Goodreads


AND watched: Netflix
Persuasion (2022)
Director: Carrie Cracknell
Screenplay: Ron Bass, Alice Victoria Winslow
Based on book: Jane Austen
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Cosmo Jarvis
Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5
not our Anne, but loved it for what it was

Eight years after Anne Elliot was persuaded not to marry a dashing man of humble origins, they meet again. Will she seize her second chance at true love?

AND watched: YouTube
Pride and Prejudice, Cut (2019)
aka Becoming Ms. Bennet Director: Michael Kampa
Screenplay: Elizabeth Snoderly, Erin Murphy West
Based on book: Jane Austen
Stars: Lexi Giovagnoli, David Witts
Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5
a fun P&P story in a P&P adaptation

A popular American vlogger is cast in a British film production of 'Pride and Prejudice', but struggles with her accent.

AND watched: DVD
Sanditon (2019)
season 1
Creator: Andrew Davies
Based on book by: Jane Austen
Stars: Rose Williams, Theo James
Drama, Romance, Jane Austen | imdb | my rating: 5
every episode ends with an upset, the ultimate hook

About Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman, who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort.


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I never think to mention what I am watching on my weekly posts. Sorry to hear you have Covid, hope you are better soon. Happy reading!

  2. Hope you're feeling better! I don't think I've seen that version of Persuasion.

    Take care abd be well this week. :)

  3. Hope you feel better. Quite the fun Jane Austen week of watching for you. :)

    Have a good week!

  4. So sorry you have Covid. Let's hope you are now almost done with it.

    I've been wanting to watch Sanditon. And now I would like to look for Persuasion, too.

    I've heard lots of good things about The Summer I Turned Pretty.

  5. Hope you feel better soon!
    Take care and have a wonderful week ahead!

  6. I'm looking forward to watching Persuasion soon. It looks so good. I have Ugly Love on my TBR, and want to read it soon. I hope you enjoy it.

  7. I hope you fully recover from COVID soon. I loved The Summer I Turned Pretty season 1 on Prime. Persuasion sounds very good.

  8. I hope you are recovered from Covid soon and without lasting effects.

    New Animal is on my wishlist. I hope you enjoy it and any other reading you do this week. Take care!

  9. Hope you are feeling better. Persuasion looks good. Have a great week!

  10. I think I'll watch Persuasion as I like the actress and the plot synopsis.

  11. There is lots of talk about the new Persuasion film. Some love it whilst others hate it. I haven't seen it yet. Rest up and get better soon.

  12. I hope you are recovering and get beyond all symptoms. Nice "watching" for you last week. Have a good week and Happy Reading and Watching!

  13. I loved the Persuasion even though people were melting down on the Internet over it. I thought it was fresh and funny. I haven't seen the Pride and Prejudice, Cut movie. I'll have to see where I can watch that.


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