Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 3.28.15

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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For Review:

A Boy Like Me
by Jennie Wood
-LGBTQ, YA
courtesy of publisher
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads

Library:

The Interestings
by Meg Wolitzer
-Literature, Art
Amazon | Goodreads

The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.

The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful—true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken.

Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.


=====> Listened to the audio version and loved the storytelling of the lives of these characters of friends from teen to adulthood. So touching.

AND binge watching:

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
tv series, season one
-comedy

Per imdb:

A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.

=====> These episodes washes over life's ugly truths with a kind of hopeful twisted humor.

If you liked, 30 Rock, then you may get a kick out of this one too.

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7 comments:

  1. I haven't watched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but I've heard so many good things about it :)

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  2. All three of your highlights this week sound interesting. I didn't know about Unbreakable and it looks good.

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  3. Lot's of good looking books this week.

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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  4. I finished a book by Meg Wolitzer this past week, Belzhar, it was pretty good! Great haul!
    Check out my Sunday Post

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  5. I've been watching Kimmy Schmidt as well. I loved 30 rock but this one is pretty good.

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  6. The books sound great this week! Haven't seen Kimmy Schmidt yet...

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  7. I've only heard good things about The Interestings! I keep checking it out at the library, but not actually reading it. Oops.

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