Saturday, June 4, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 6.4.16

Stacking the Shelves - 6.4.16
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:

My Holiday in North Korea:
The Funniest/Worst Place on Earth
by Wendy E. Simmons
-Memoir, Travel, North Korea
Amazon | Goodreads


=====> Book Passages, Corte Madera, hosted a visit from author, Wendy Simmons featuring her latest novel. It was interesting to learn that propaganda "staged" tours are what is available now if you were to take a trip to North Korea. Also, there is a lack of proper plumbing and electricity in most places.


Shrill:
Notes from a Loud Woman
by Lindy West
-Feminism, Humor, Memoir
Amazon | Goodreads


=====> Book Passages, Corte Madera, hosted a visit from author, Lindy West featuring her latest novel. Lots of laughing moments at this event. Lindy's current favorite book is Sex Object: A Memoir by Jessica Valenti which will be released June 7, 2016.


For Review:

Braineater Jones
by Stephen Kozeniewski
-Horror, Mystery, Zombie
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


From BEA:

Before I get into the book presentation of the BEA haul, I wanted to thank Whitley of Reading with a Vengeance and Octavia of Read Sleep Repeat for hosting the Book Blogger Dinner Party in Chicago. I had a great time and even won a raffle prize :-)

Also, was thrilled to meet BookSparks face-to-face (here).

GOT some YA...

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
-YA, Historical | Amazon | Goodreads

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
-YA, Fantasy | Amazon | Goodreads

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
-YA, Contemporary | Amazon | Goodreads

GOT some Historical...

Karolina's Twins by Ronald H. Balson
-Historical, WWII, Poland | Amazon | Goodreads

Mischling by Affinity Konar
-Historical, WWII | Amazon | Goodreads

A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt
-Historical, Mystery | Amazon | Goodreads

GOT some Romance...


A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay
-Romance, Christian | Amazon | Goodreads

Frederica by Georgette Heyer
-Romance, Regency | Amazon | Goodreads

Sweetest Scoundrel by Elizabeth Hoyt
-Romance, Regency | Amazon | Goodreads


AND watched: on Netflix

The Interview (2014)
Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Screenplay: Dan Sterling
Story: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Dan Sterling
Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park
-Comedy, North Korea | imdb | my rating: 5

Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight." When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

=====> The humor is spot on for this topic. Lots of laughs, but got the underlying messages.

What a treat it was to see Lizzy Caplan in this as I had just finished watching Masters of Sex season 2.

AND binge watched: DVD

Masters of Sex
tv series, Season 2
Based on book: Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson,
the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier
Starring: Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan
-Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

=====> I love this series for the late 50s to 60s fashion style captured in this period piece. The topic and how both Masters and Johnson handled it along with their private lives also makes this a fascinating series. I think Mad Men fans will like this one.

Currently flipping through: from the library

Game of Scones:
All Men Must Dine
by Jammy Lannister
-Humor, Cookbook
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> The recipe for Tyrion Shortbread is a hoot. But looks tasty. Got a kick out of looking at the pictures as most of them are morbid.

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2 comments:

  1. So much cool stuff in this post! I am jealous of your BEA books - I can't wait to read Caraval and Blood for Blood. I LOVED Sweetest Scoundrel! The new book, Duke of Sin, is SO good. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous weekend. :)

    Check out my STS post!

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  2. You got some amazing books. Caraval has a really pretty cover. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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