Sunday, July 3, 2022

Lovely Books and Things - 7.3.22

Lovely Books and Things
My Weekly Books and Films Update

Linking up with:
Mailbox Monday (details)
Stacking the Shelves (details)
Sunday Post (details)
Sunday Salon (details)



1. Planning a road trip
2. Found Stitching Parlor: Jane Austen themed cross stitch patterns at Acorns and Threads (here) -call and ask for patterns as they are not listed on the site
3. Colorful ferris wheel in Golden Gate Park - it's lit!

Gift: thanks, M!
The Paris Bookseller
by Kerri Maher
Historical, Paris, France | Published: 2022 | Goodreads
just in time for Paris in July (details)

Borrowed: thanks, S!
Bellasia: Once Upon a Tea
by Mercedes Wadkins and Sara Coats
Children's | Published: 2016 | Goodreads

For Review:
Mother Country
by Jacinda Townsend
Contemporary, Feminism, Africa | Published: May 3, 2022 | Goodreads
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!


Virtual Author event: hosted by Green Apple Books
See archive of this (here)
by Ottessa Moshfegh
Historical, Horror, Magical Realism | Published: 2022 | Goodreads

Virtual Author event: hosted by Book Passage
See archive of this (here)
by Alexis Schaitkin
Dystopia | Published: 2022 | Goodreads


AND watched: Netflix
Love and Gelato (2022)
Director/Writer: Brandon Camp
Based on book: Jenna Evans Welch
Stars: Susanna Skaggs, Tobia De Angelis, Owen McDonnell
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Rome, Italy | imdb | my rating: 4
sweet summer romance and coming of age

Lina makes a promise to her sick mother that she'll spend the summer before college in Rome, where she falls for the city, the people - and the "gelato".


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

Thanks for stopping by :-)


  1. I loved the book for Love & Gelato, haven't seen the film yet.

  2. I need to watch Love & Gelato, even though I've only read Love & Olives. lol Love the colorful ferris wheel! Have a great week!
    Lisa Loves Literature

  3. How lovely that you were gifted with The Paris Bookseller just in time for Paris in July!

    And doesn't a road trip sound like fun?!

  4. I need to watch Love and Gelato. And I love those lit up Ferris wheels. :)

  5. Enjoy your road trip! I've been wanting to watch Love and Gelato!

  6. I want to watch Love and Gelato! Enjoyed the book!
    Happy to have found your blog via The Sunday Post!

  7. Lots of happy things and some good books for you this week.

    I used to cross-stitch when I was younger. Would love to get back to it if I ever find the time. The Paris Bookseller has been on my radar.

    Hope you enjoy all your books. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  8. ooo I love trip planning. I go to a lot of detail with restaurants and gas stations and lodging and attractions. We don't have to follow the plan, but all the research gives us options.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  9. Love the cross stitch place. I used to do a lot of it but my eyes don't cooperate these days. I'm strictly knitting (and listening to audiobooks!).
    Have a great week!
    Mary @Bookfan

  10. Thanks for the visit - I see you were gifted the Paris Bookseller. I read that recently and really enjoyed it. I look forward to your reaction - it will definitely fit in your Paris month activities!
    Terrie@Bookshelf Journeys

  11. The Paris Bookseller looks good. Have a great week!

  12. Gelato in Rome sounds tempting.

  13. Awwww! I want to go on a road trip.

  14. Road trips are great. That night time ferris wheel shot screams summer. Hope you're able to find the Jane Austen pattern you wanted.

    Have a great week!

  15. The Ferris wheel is beautiful! Love and Gelato just made me crave gelato on this hot day. Enjoy your week!

  16. I think cross stitching might be so relaxing. I like the sound of Bellasia and Elsewhere.
    Enjoy the rest of your week and Happy Reading!


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