Saturday, November 28, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 11.28.15

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!


For Review:

Warren the 13th and The All-Seeing Eye: A Novel
by Tania del Rio and Will Staehle
-Middle Grade, Paranormal
courtesy of Quirk Books -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads | WIN a copy (here)

The Coal Thief
by Alane Adams
-Children, Historical
courtesy of BookSparks -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads | WIN a copy (here) and (here)

(Redemption's Heir #2)
by Anne M. Pillsworth
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


The Silkworm
(Cormoran Strike #2)
by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling
-Mystery, Detective
Amazon | Goodreads

Private investigator Cormoran Strike returns in a new mystery from Robert Galbraith, author of the #1 international bestseller The Cuckoo's Calling.

When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants Strike to find him and bring him home.

But as Strike investigates, it becomes clear that there is more to Quine's disappearance than his wife realizes. The novelist has just completed a manuscript featuring poisonous pen-portraits of almost everyone he knows. If the novel were to be published, it would ruin lives—meaning that there are a lot of people who might want him silenced.

When Quine is found brutally murdered under bizarre circumstances, it becomes a race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer, a killer unlike any Strike has encountered before...

=====> Listening to the audio version which I also did with book one. The narrator portrays the characters well. Reeeeally got into this series after listening to the first book in the series, The Cuckoo's Calling. Loving the main characters and their back stories.


From Owlcrate package @owlcrate (details & signup):
OwlCrate is a subscription service that sends you magical monthly boxes tailored to a chosen theme. Each OwlCrate will contain one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish treats to help you get your nerd on.

Box includes:
- Soundless by Richelle Mead and bookmark
- Vampire Academy series tattoos
- Fairytale tea, Snow White from Adagio Teas
- Camp Half-Blood bracelet created by The Colorful Geek
- Castle locket necklace from The Geeky Cauldron
- Pocket mirror (dragon scales) designed by My Clockwork Castle

by Richelle Mead
-China, Fantasy, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village, where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from self-sustaining. Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom.

When villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation.

But soon Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.

Richelle Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged mountain village to the valley of Beiugo, where a startling truth and an unlikely romance will change her life forever...

OTHER things: kinda book-related

Participating in this...

Black Friday Book Bonanza
WIN books (here)

Books on the Nightstand 2015 Holiday Gift Guide is now available. GOT mine, get your free copy (here).

Tweet #GiveaBook - For each tweet Penguin Random House will donate a book to kids in need!

AND watched: in theatre

By The Sea (2015)
Director: Angelina Jolie
Starring: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt
-Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 4.5

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

=====> Loved the visuals. A couple dealing with love on the rocks.

45 Years (2015)
Director: Andrew Haigh
Based on short story by: David Constantine
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
-Drama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 4.5

In the week leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary, a couple receive an unexpected letter which contains potentially life changing news.

=====> Interesting focus on elderly love. Another couple dealing with love on the rocks.

AND watched: on DVD

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Based on comic by: Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons
Starring: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson
-Action, Adventure, Comedy, Spy | imdb | my rating: 4

A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

=====> After watching the latest James Bond film, I got into the spy mood. This film had it all and was light and fun.

Dr. No (1962)
Director: Terence Young
Based on book by: Ian Fleming
Starring: Sean Connery
-Action, Adventure, Spy | imdb

A resourceful British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program.

=====> Decided to go on a James Bond binge and re-watch all films.

From Russia with Love
Goldfinger (here)
Thunderball (here)
You Only Live Twice
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Diamonds Are Forever
Live and Let Die
The Man with the Golden Gun
the Spy Who Loved Me
For Your Eyes Only
A View to a Kill
The Living Daylights
License to Kill
Golden Eye
Tomorrow Never Dies
The World Is Not Enough
Die Another Day
Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace


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  1. Awesome haul of books this week. I hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. I love Owl Crate ♡ and I am so happy with this month's selection. The book is beautiful! Thank you

  3. Coal Thief and Silkworm look good. Neat box of things. I've heard good stuff about that book.

    Dr. No...loved the old Bond movies. I still need to watch all the Daniel Craig Bonds.

  4. Looks like you've had a great week. I want to read the Warren book and am seriously thinking about starting the Silkworm series. Great haul!

  5. I want to read the books by Robert Galbraith.

  6. I got Soundless last week and can't wait to read it. I'll be interested to see your review. And we just finished watching Kingsman today! It was really good. Hope you have a great week. :) My Weekly Wrap-Up


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