Saturday, April 9, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 4.9.16

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!



The Dark Days Club
(Lady Helen, #1)
by Alison Goodman
-Historical, Steampunk, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

Lady Renegades
(Rebel Belle #3)
by Rachel Hawkins
-Fantasy, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

Wink Poppy Midnight
by April Genevieve Tucholke
-Mystery, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Books Inc. of San Francisco (Opera Plaza) presented Penguin Teen YA authors along with their latest books!

Something about each…

Alison Goodman about The Dark Days Club:
Influenced by Georgette Heyer works as well as Pride & Prejudice tv series (with Colin Firth)
Adaptation preference of book: BBC tv series

Alwyn Hamilton about Rebel of the Sands:
Wild west meets Arabian nights
Adaptation preference of book: Musical (like Les Miserables)

April Genevieve Tucholke about Wink Poppy Midnight:
Influence from film Diabolique
Adaptation preference of book: Film

Rachel Hawkins about Lady Renegades:
Created a character totally opposite of the main character in Hex Hall.
Adaptation preference of book: Musical

Sabaa Tahir about An Ember in the Ashes:
Research will be underway at a sword forging class for the third book.
Adaptation preference of book: Film

WON from contest:

An Ember in the Ashes
by Sabaa Tahir
courtesy of Confessions of a Book Addict and Beaks & Geeks podcast -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

For Review:

April Showers Book Tour Spring Box
from BookSparks (details)

Start With the Backbeat by Garine Isassi | Goodreads
A Girl Like You A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel by Michelle Cox | Goodreads
Parting Gifts by Katrina Willis | Goodreads
Meternity by Meghann Foye | Goodreads
The Goodbye Year by Kaira Rouda | Goodreads

ALSO included in this box:
Notebook by Sparrow + Wolf
Starbucks card
Umbrella cookie cutter
Spring themed pencil

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

Bookmark & Book Ribbons swag
for Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry

=====> I have a second set of this. Let me know in comments if you would like to have it and I will send it your way.


From Powell's Indiespensable club package (details & signup):
Powell's subscription club delivers the best new books, with special attention to independent publishers. Signed first editions. Inventive, original sets. Exclusive printings.... Every six weeks, another installment to read and admire. Plus, every package is stocked with exciting surprises!

Box #58 includes:
- A signed first-edition of A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin in a custom slipcase
- A collectible booklet featuring the interview and Indiespensable Q&A with Ethan Canin
- Mathematics Nalgene bottle

The Doubter's Almanac
by Ethan Canin
-Historical, Literary
Powell's | Amazon | Goodreads

Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, Milo gives little thought to his talent, and not until his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley does he realize the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. California in the seventies is an initiation and a seduction, opening Milo’s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman, and the rival, he meets there will haunt him always. For Milo’s brilliance is inextricably linked to a dark side that ultimately threatens to unravel his work, his son and daughter, and his life.

AND watched: in theatre

Allegiant (2016)
Director: Robert Schwentke
Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage
Based on book by: Veronica Roth
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels
-Action, Adventure, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 4

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

=====> Tris rocks! Wraps up the trilogy, but left me wondering.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Screenplay/Story: Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken
Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.
-Drama, Horror, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 4

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

=====> I watched this before watching the first movie, Cloverfield. I liked how this story was twisty and unpredictable.

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Director: Ilya Naishuller
Screenplay: Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart
Based on book by:
Starring: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett
-Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | imdb | my rating: 4

A first-person action film from the eyes of Henry, who's resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

=====> Crazy wild ride with this one. The GoPro camera work can play havoc with people who easily get motion sickness. Watching this made me feel like I was part of a virtual reality shoot-em-up video game. Lots and lots and lots of bad guys with fight scenes galore litter the screen. In the end an interesting experience with a scifi storyline to the point of wanting to do a rewatch.

Viewers of this screening got a free comic book which is an origin story for the movie...

Hardcore Akan


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


  1. I quite like the look of that Cloverfield film...I like John Goodman and it sounds interesting but I'm waiting for the dvd. Cinema is too expensive for me these days! Have a good week!

  2. I really want to see Allegiant! Cloverfield looks messed up. Can't wait to catch it on DVD. Congrats on your contest win. Looks like a great book! Happy Reading!

  3. Awesome haul this week! The Dark Days Club is one that I'm ready to read. I saw Allegiant a few weeks ago, and it was okay. I just really wish they'd done one big movie and get it over with. Now we have to wait a whole freaking year for the finale. Hope you enjoy all your new babies!
    My STS

  4. An Ember in the Ashes is so good! I can't wait for the second book :)

  5. Perked right up when I saw that bit about her book being a cross between P&P and Georgette Heyer in the Dark Days Club.

    I want to see the movies for Insurgent etc.

    Fantastic StS haul! Fun that you got to go see all those yA authors.

  6. Looks like you had a fantastic week. Glad you enjoyed Allegiant.
    Thanks for stopping by. New follower via Bloglovin'

  7. I see a bunch of books that are new to me :) I hope you love them!!
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

  8. Oh my goodness, what a haul!! Your books look amazing :) I really need to start the Rebel Belle series, it sounds so good.
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  9. Dark Days Club seems like a great pick. Happy reading and have a good upcoming week.

  10. Ooo!! I would love to have some Katie McGarry swag! Katie McGarry is amazing.

    My email if the offer is still on the table is oreo_93 at hotmail dot com.

    Also, I'm glad you got to meet the Penguin authors. I went to see them a few weeks ago and they were great (but also sickly).

    Rachelle @ Shell's Stories

  11. We both got Wink Poppy Midnight! :-) I also have Lady Renegades on my TBR list, but so far I have been disappointed with the series. I have also read An Ember in the Ashes, which I was also a little disappointed with - hopefully the next will be better!! Great List!! :-D

  12. Ooo, I love the goodie box! I adored EMBER, The Dark Days Club, Wink Poppy Midnight. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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