Both were lent to me by my sister. The film, Penelope, not only has a cute storyline but is a visual treat (think Nanny McPhee, Big Fish, etc) If your looking for a family movie that you can watch with the kids and not get bored this one's a lot of fun. Loved Penelope's wardrobe.
The Thirteenth Tale, a gothic mystery novel is the perfect book to read while curled up in your favorite chair with a hot cup of tea by your side. I still have a couple of chapters to go but it's been one of those books that I've stayed up way too late reading.