Saturday, August 22, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 8.22.15

Stacking the Shelves
hosted by Tynga's Reviews (details)

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:

Silent Circle
(The Witches Circle #1)
by Cassandra Larsen
-Fantasy, Witches, YA
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

The Call Of Gelduur
(The Norrland Saga Book 1)
by Jack Alriksson
-Fantasy
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

The Devil and Winnie Flynn
by Micol Ostow
illustrated by David Ostow
-Paranormal, YA
courtesy of SOHO Teen -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Echoes
by Laura Tisdall
-SciFi,YA
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads



A Window Opens
by Elisabeth Egan
-Chick-lit
courtesy of BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge 2015 -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Won from contest:

Dreamland
by Robert L. Anderson
-Fantasy, YA
courtesy of Epic Reads @epicreads -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Wasn't expecting this one. Looks good :-)

Library:

The Boys in the Boat:
Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
-Non-fiction, Sports
Amazon | Goodreads

Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together—a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism.

Drawing on the boys’ own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, The Boys in the Boat is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant.


=====> listening to audio version

UNBOXING:

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A hand-selected young adult book & fun bookish item, delivered monthly #UppercaseBox

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August Box includes:
* Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson
* Signed bookplate from Shanna Swendson
* Book cover steampunk bookmark from Compass Rose Design
* Button for Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer
* Peter Pan temporary tattoo from Litographs

Rebel Mechanics
by Shanna Swendson
-Mystery, Steampunk, YA
courtesy of BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge 2015
Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing.

It’s 1888, and sixteen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family—but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. Magisters have always ruled the colonies, but now an underground society of mechanics and engineers are developing non-magical sources of power via steam engines that they hope will help them gain freedom from British rule. The family Verity works for is magister—but it seems like the children's young guardian uncle is sympathetic to the rebel cause. As Verity falls for a charming rebel inventor and agrees to become a spy, she also becomes more and more enmeshed in the magister family’s life. She soon realizes she’s uniquely positioned to advance the cause—but to do so, she’ll have to reveal her own dangerous secret.


AND binge watching:

National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) (imdb)
National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) (imdb)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989) (imdb)
Vegas Vacation (1997) (imdb)
-comedy

The Griswold family crazy vacation adventures.

=====> spending the last hurrah for summer with these vacation flicks

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* some of these may be offered as giveaways within the next two months

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

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