Saturday, April 16, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 4.16.16

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!



River of Flesh and Other Stories:
The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction
by Ruchira Gupta
-Short stories, Women's Studies
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Book Passages, Corte Madera, hosted an event with Ruchira Gupta, author of River of Flesh. The audience was also treated to introductions from authors, Alice Walker and Jean Shinoda Bolen.

A Year in the World:
Journeys of a Passionate Traveller
by Frances Mayes
-Memoir, Travel
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> I joined a face-to-face book club that reads travel related books. This is the April book. I figured this would be a great way to feed the travel bug within until I can actually DO IT.

In Patagonia
by Bruce Chatwin
-Memoir, Travel
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> The MAY book for the travel book club.

For Review:

Friday Evening, Eight O’Clock
by Nino Gugunishvili
-Women's Fiction
courtesy of tour by I Heart All the Books - Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

The Double
by Alison Brodie
-Mystery, Thriller, Women's Fiction
courtesy of tour by I Heart All the Books - Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Love is Come
by Heather B. Moore
courtesy of eBooks for Review
Amazon | Goodreads

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

Out of Print
The Book Necklace
by pulp~ink studio

=====> This was a gift from fellow book lovers! Thanks T & D :-)

Field Notes
special edition for the Tournament of Books 2016
also included were a pencil and sticker

=====> Got this as a memento for this year's event in which I attempted to read the short list (here). There are a couple I still plan to read before year's end -- including the winner, The Sellout by Paul Beatty.

AND watched: on DVD

Cloverfield (2008)
Director: Matt Reeves
Screenplay: Drew Goddard
Starring: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan
-Action, Adventure, Horror | imdb | my rating: 5

A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.

=====> Ended up watching this after 10 Cloverfield Lane which turned out alright because while there is a something that ties the two together you do not have to watch this for any back stories. Enjoyed it for the monster movie it turned out to be.

Super 8 (2011)
Director/Writer: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler
-Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi | imdb | my rating: 5

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

=====> I picked this up on a whim. It was one I was wanting to watch for awhile. Coincidentally, it has a connection with the Cloverfield series. What a treat to watch!

The Scorch Trials (2015)
Director: Wes Ball
Screenplay: T.S. Nowlin
Based on book by: James Dashner
Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
-Action, SciFi, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles.

=====> No doubt, I had to continue this series. Lots of stuff thrown into this one. The end left me with questions. And, wondering the fate of Minho.

Thunderball (1965)
Director: Terence Young
Screenplay: Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins, Jack Whittingham
Original story: Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham
Based on book by: Ian Fleming
Starring: Sean Connery, Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi
-Action, Adventure, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme.

=====> Watching the James Bond series continues with this 3rd entry (here). Got some SPECTRE action. I found underwater fight scenes kinda boring. It was hard to tell who was who. The water just slows things down. Bond was sure handy with his knife though - probably the best weapon of choice for underwater fighting.


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

Currently reading:

Steampunk Soldiers: The American Frontier
by Philip Smith & Joseph A. McCullough
Amazon | Goodreads


  1. I used to have all the Bond dvds but they are on TV so often it seemed better to get rid of them and use the space for books instead! Enjoy your books and films!

  2. I'd forgotten all about The Scorch Trials being out on DVD. Will be looking for a copy soon.

  3. I like the idea of a travel-related book club. Sounds like fun!

  4. Look forward to your reviews on the travel club books. I have to travel vicariously, too. :)

  5. Book and author events are always great, and it sounds like you had a good time at yours :)
    Your new necklace is so nice, I need to get myself more bookish things ;)
    And you got a lot of really nice-looking books this week, too.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  6. Love that book necklace! And you got some great movies. Author events are the best. They are my rock stars!
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