Saturday, January 31, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 1.31.15

Stacking the Shelves
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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Bought:

The Mime Order
(The Bone Season #2)
by Samantha Shannon
-Dystopia
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> so excited about getting this! just need to figure out when to squeeze it in the reading schedule

For Review:

Darkness
(Florence Waverley, #3)
by Ciye Cho
-Fantasy, Mermaid
courtesy of author
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads

Blue Sun, Yellow Sky
by by Jamie Hoang
-Women's Fiction
courtesy of author
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads

New Uses for Old Boyfriends
by Beth Kendrick
-Women's Fiction
courtesy of BookSparks
Thanks !
Amazon | Signup to win this on Goodreads -expires Feb 3

Library:

Kill My Mother
by Jules Feiffer
-Graphic Novel
Amazon | Goodreads

When three daunting dolls intersect with one hapless heroine and a hard-boiled private eye, deception, betrayal, and murder stalk every mean street in… Kill My Mother.

Adding to a legendary career that includes a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, Obie Awards, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from the National Cartoonist Society and the Writers Guild of America, Jules Feiffer now presents his first noir graphic novel. Kill My Mother is a loving homage to the pulp-inspired films and comic strips of his youth. Channeling Eisner's The Spirit, along with the likes of Hammett, Chandler, Cain, John Huston, and Billy Wilder, and spiced with the deft humor for which Feiffer is renowned, Kill My Mother centers on five formidable women from two unrelated families, linked fatefully and fatally by a has-been, hard-drinking private detective.

As our story begins, we meet Annie Hannigan, an out-of-control teenager, jitterbugging in the 1930s. Annie dreams of offing her mother, Elsie, whom she blames for abandoning her for a job soon after her husband, a cop, is shot and killed. Now, employed by her husband’s best friend—an over-the-hill and perpetually soused private eye—Elsie finds herself covering up his missteps as she is drawn into a case of a mysterious client, who leads her into a decade-long drama of deception and dual identities sprawling from the Depression era to World War II Hollywood and the jungles of the South Pacific.

Along with three femme fatales, an obsessed daughter, and a loner heroine, Kill My Mother features a fighter turned tap dancer, a small-time thug who dreams of being a hit man, a name-dropping cab driver, a communist liquor store owner, and a hunky movie star with a mind-boggling secret. Culminating in a U.S.O. tour on a war-torn Pacific island, this disparate band of old enemies congregate to settle scores.

In a drawing style derived from Steve Canyon and The Spirit, Feiffer combines his long-honed skills as cartoonist, playwright, and screenwriter to draw us into this seductively menacing world where streets are black with soot and rain, and base motives and betrayal are served on the rocks in bars unsafe to enter. Bluesy, fast-moving, and funny, Kill My Mother is a trip to Hammett-Chandler-Cain Land: a noir-graphic novel like the movies they don’t make anymore.


OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

1000 Awesome Things

=====> I've been visiting 1000 Awesome Things on my work day mornings to start the day with a smile. It is based on the book below which I read last year and found to be...awesome ;-)

The Book of Awesome
by Neil Pasricha
Amazon | Goodreads

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2 comments:

  1. I still have to read The Bone Season, but I'm glad to see the latest book is out. The benefits of being behind is that I won't be waiting for the next book.

    The Book of Awesome sounds good.

    Happy Reading!

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  2. Awesome books you have here! :) And some of them I added on my tbr too. Happy reading and hope you'll enjoy them all.

    My STS: http://readingadd.blogspot.com/2015/02/stacking-shelves-25.html

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