Saturday, June 11, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 6.11.16

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!

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BOUGHT:

Unrivaled
(Beautiful Idols #1)
by Alyson Noël
-Mystery, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> I heard Alyson speak about this one at BEA and she mentioned that it was like a mashup of Judith Krantz/Danielle Steele/Jackie Collins glamour chick-lit AND mystery.

On Rue Tatin
The Simple Pleasures of Life in a Small French Town
by Susan Loomis
-France, Travel
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> July selection for SF Travel Book Club.

Sweetbitter
by Stephanie Danler
-Literary, Food, New York
Amazon | Goodreads


=====> Omnivore Books on Food, San Francisco, hosted a visit from author, Stephanie Danler featuring her latest novel. It is a food and wine and coming of age kind of story.


For REVIEW:

The Cilantro in Apple Pie
by Kimberley Knights
-New Adult
Amazon | Goodreads


UNBOXING: for review


JUNE box for the BookSparks Summer Reading Challenge (details here).

JUNE Box includes:
-Saving Abby by Steena Holmes
-25 Sense by Lisa Henthorn
-Everybody Rises by Stephanie Clifford
-The Sweetheart Deal by Polly Dugan
-Marshmallow Tongs
-Bubbles
-Colorful Chalk
-Table cover
-Straws


From BEA:

I went as a lone wolf to this fabulous book event. Prowled the floors and got daily feedings of delicious books currently published or soon to be. I also attended discussion panels showcasing authors with their thoughts and beautiful selves on display.

GOT some Mystery...


A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
-Mystery, British Detective, Canada | Amazon | Goodreads

Darktown by Thomas Mullen
-Mystery, Historical | Amazon | Goodreads

The Boy in The Shadows by Carl Johan Vallgren
-Mystery, Private Investigator, Sweden | Amazon | Goodreads

GOT some YA...


The Diabolique by S.J. Kincaid
-SciFi, YA | Amazon | Goodreads -giveaway offer ends June 22

The King Slayer by Virginia Boecker
-Paranormal, Witches, YA | Amazon | Goodreads

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
-Fantasy, YA | Amazon | Goodreads -giveaway offer ends June 23


AND watched: DVD

The Hunger Games: (2015)
Mockingjay - Part 2
Director: Francis Lawrence
Screenplay: Peter Craig and Danny Strong
Based on book by: Suzanne Collins
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
-Adventure, Sci-Fi | imdb | my rating: 4

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.

=====> Finally watched the final film in the Hunger Games series. Although it wraps up things well enough, it was not as fun to watch as the first one.


Currently flipping through: from the library

Girl in Dior
by Annie Goetzinger
-Biography, Fashion, YA, Graphic Novel
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Wanted to look at pretty dresses.

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8 comments:

  1. I love the Hunger Games books but so far I've only watched the first film. Need to get the others watched at some point. Enjoy your books!

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  2. You got some amazing books this week. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  3. I still haven't watched Mockingjay - Part 2! I'm not ready for it to end...

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  4. Interesting mash-up for the Alyson Noel. Oh what a fun book box. Neat that you snagged a pile of mysteries at the BEA. Your travel club book looks interesting- rural France is always a good bet. ;)

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  5. Oh wow, most of your books are very new to me! I am interested in The Diabolic, and I have Three Dark Crowns. Sadly, I've seen some mixed reviews for Three Dark Crowns already. *sigh* I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

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  6. Very nice haul. Enjoy! Visitors to my blog are always welcome (so are followers!), so,please, if you'd like, stop by and see my StS here.

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  7. What a wonderful bunch of books! I live in the Bay Area and had not heard of Omnivore Books before. I will need to check it out. Sweetbitter sounds like my kind of book! I think you got spammed in one of your comments, BTW. There seems to be advertisements in it?

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  8. I love Alyson Noël and I can't wait to get my own copy of Unrivaled! Happy reading :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

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