Saturday, September 17, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 9.17.16

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!



The Winter People
by Jennifer McMahon
-Ghosts, Horror
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Picked this up at Bartell drug store while in traveling in Seattle. Made me think of starting a feature of books from drug store or supermarket aisles.

Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End
(Apocalypse Z #1)
by Manel Loureiro, Pamela Carmell (Translator)
-Horror, Zombies
Published: 2012
Amazon | Goodreads

Dark Days
(Apocalypse Z #2)
by Manel Loureiro, Pamela Carmell (Translator)
-Horror, Zombies
Published: 2013
Amazon | Goodreads

The Wrath of the Just
(Apocalypse Z #3)
by Manel Loureiro, Pamela Carmell (Translator)
-Horror, Zombies
Published: 2014
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> I bought this trio because of a recommendation I got while researching for zombie books for my September Zombies virtual book event (here) at a local bookstore.

Sarah by J.T. LeRoy Amazon | Goodreads
The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things by J.T. LeRoy Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Booksmith, San Francisco, hosted a visit from author, J.T. LeRoy aka Laura Albert. Two of Laura's book reprints have been released to coincide with a movie that gets into J.T.'s backstory. These stories were a hit when they were originally released and became noticed even more after Laura was revealed as the true author.


The Age of Daredevils
by Michael Clarkson
-History, Non-fiction
courtesy of Amazon First program
Amazon | Goodreads

AND watched: in theatre

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
Director/Writer: Jeff Feuerzeig
Starring: Laura Albert, Bruce Benderson, Dennis Cooper
-Documentary | imdb | my rating: 5

The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.

=====> It was fascinating to learn about what went down (and why) with J.T./Laura's rise to celebrity status and then the reveal and accusations of a hoax.

Snowden (2016)
Director/Screenplay: Oliver Stone
Screenplay: Kieran Fitzgerald
Based on book by: Anatoly Kucherena and Luke Harding
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley
-Biography, Drama, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 5

NSA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

=====> This showing had a special treat of providing coverage of an interview of Oliver Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley with Ed Snowden (via internet). This was an amazing story that got me thinking of privacy.

Currently flipping through: from the library

Otaku USA
June 2016 issue
-magazine, manga, anime, gaming

=====> This one includes an excerpt from the I Am A Hero Omnibus Volume 1 -- mmm, zombies. BTW: check out my September Zombies virtual book event (here).


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


  1. Zombies!!! I've seen the ones you mentioned but not read them yet. If you need more zombies, I have a ton of them on my Goodreads shelf-check under chucklesthescot!

  2. Awesome haul of books. I hope you love the Zombie books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I knew Chucklethescot would be really into your Zombie book Giveaway! There are so many authors coming to the Bay Area in the next month! I wish more of them were on the weekend so they would be easier to attend.

  4. I'd like to read Winter People soon. I really liked The Night Sister.

  5. Always fun to get recommendations for new books to love. Hope the zombies in Spain trio is good. :)


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