Saturday, January 16, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 1.16.16

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!



Coloring with Your Octopus:
A Coloring Book for Domesticated Cephalopods

by Brian Kesinger
-Coloring book, Steampunk
Amazon | Goodreads

A cinematically proportioned coloring book based on Brian Kesinger's popular picture book "Walking Your Octopus" which showcases the day-to-day adventures of independent girl-about-town Victoria Psismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Forty-eight ready-to-color illustrations humorously chronicle the duo's home life, travels and social adventures. The Victorian era characters and period-influenced design elements provide a visual spectacle that is as fun to look at as it is to color.

=====> Loved the shape of this book and whimsical images in this. Hmmm, where to start...

For Review:

A Sudden Crush
by Camilla Isley
courtesy of book tour -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads -giveaway offer ends: Feb 28

Painter's Daughter
by Julie Klassen
-Historical, Christian, Romance
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


Every Breath
by Ellie Marney
-Mystery, Romance, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne from the country, but the city is the last place she wants to be.

James Mycroft is her neighbour, an intriguingly troubled seventeen-year-old who's also a genius with a passion for forensics.

Despite her misgivings, Rachel finds herself unable to resist Mycroft when he wants her help investigating a murder. He's even harder to resist when he's up close and personal - and on the hunt for a cold-blooded killer.

When Rachel and Mycroft follows the murderer's trail, they find themselves in the lion's den - literally. A trip to the zoo will never have quite the same meaning again...

=====> Sooo curious to start this series based on hype.

AND watched: in theatre - working on watching the Oscar nominees

Anomalisa (2015)
Directors: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman
Writer: Charlie Kaufman
Starring: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan
-Animation, Comedy, Drama, Oscar Nominee | imdb | my rating: 4.5

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

=====> Unique presentation of story with the quirkiness that is Charlie Kaufman. Thought provoking. Loved the office scene.

Danish Girl (2015)
Director: Tom Hooper
Writer: Lucinda Coxon
Based on book by: David Ebershoff
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander
-Biography, Drama, Romance, Oscar Nominee | imdb | my rating: 4.5

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

=====> Lovely. Great visuals and locations. Definitely lots to discuss on this topic.

The Forest (2016)
Director: Jason Zada
Writers: Nick Antosca, Sarah Cornwell, Ben Ketai
Starring: Natalie Dormer, Eoin Macken
-Horror, Ghosts | imdb | my rating: 3.5

A woman goes into Japan's Suicide Forest to find her twin sister, and confronts supernatural terror.

=====> Not too scary. Slight Blair Witch feel to it. Interesting Japanese folklore and spooky.

The Revenant (2015)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
-Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Oscar Nominee | imdb | my rating: 5

A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820's fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

=====> Brutal. Sad. Beautiful. Definitely Oscar worthy!


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  1. Every Breath sounds good. Oh, and I got that lovely Julie Klassen, too.

  2. Eddie Redmayne is showing his versatility as an actor...can't wait to see him in the Fantastic Beasts trilogy! Enjoy your books!

  3. The Painter's Daughter is on my to-read list. Hope you enjoy all of these!
    My STS

  4. I think I have book similar to Suicide Forest. I think the movie will be something I see when it comes out on DVD or demand. I love the sounds of the octopus coloring book! Enjoy everything!

  5. I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS


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