Saturday, August 13, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 8.13.16

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:

You Will Know Me
by Megan Abbott
-Mystery, Thriller
Amazon | Goodreads


=====> Books Inc., Opera Plaza, San Francisco, hosted a visit from author, Megan Abbott, to celebrate the release of her 8th book!


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child , Parts I & II
by J.K. Rowling
-Fantasy, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Because Harry Potter is irresistible.


Borrowed: Thanks Dina!

Please Look After Mother
by Kyung-Sook Shin
-Family, Korea
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Yay! fits right into my Korean reading challenge.


Audiobook: from library

Siracusa
by Delia Ephron
narrated by Talia Balsam, Katie Finneran, Darren Goldstein, John Slattery
-Mystery, Italy
Amazon | Goodreads


OTHER things book-related:

Korean Book Challenge
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=====> Decided to make my Korean book reading official by creating a challenge. If I get other participants I will throw in a giveaway with it. As I am starting it mid-year books read earlier this year are eligible


AND watched: in theatre

Indignation (2016)
Director/Screenplay: James Schamus
Based on book by: Philip Roth
Starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon
-Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

=====> Coming of age story with a sad tinge.

Hell or High Water (2016)
Director: David Mackenzie
Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan
Starring: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges
-Crime, Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.

=====> Loved Jeff Bridges performance in this. This film portrays a depressing vibe of New Mexico just right.

AND binge watching: online

Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Tae-yang-eui hoo-ye (original title)
tv series
Starring: Joong-ki Song, Hye-kyo Song, Goo-seo Jin, Ji-won Kim
-Kdrama, Romance | imdb | my rating: 5

A love story develops between Captain Yoo Shi Jin, from South Korean Special Forces and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon, who works as a Surgeon at Haesung Hospital in Seoul. They will find themselves in the middle of great events and deadly dangers, both in their Motherland and in the fictitious, war-torn country of Urk.

=====> Loving it - totally living up to the hype.
Coincidentally for this post, I found a Harry Potter reference - one of the soldier's moniker.


Currently flipping through: various Duran Duran scrapbooks


=====> Reliving some high school fangirl moments before going to a Duran Duran concert at the end of the month ;-)


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

6 comments:

  1. I very much enjoyed the Harry Potter book but haven't had time to review it yet. Once the Olympics are done, I'll be getting back to reading, TV and films I hope!

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  2. Harry Potter is a great series. Who could resist that book. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  3. I just ordered Please Look After Mother,the reviews are excellent.

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  4. I haven't read the new Harry Potter book yet! I've seen mixed opinions, but I'm sure it's selling well no matter what. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  5. You Will Know Me sounds good and that Korean TV love story does too.

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