Saturday, October 22, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 10.22.16

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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=====> Book Passage, Corte Madera, hosted a release party event for Martin Cruz Smith and his latest release, The Girl From Venice. Photo from Martin's Facebook (here).

On my want list:

The Girl From Venice
by Martin Cruz Smith
-Historical Fiction, Italy, WWII
Amazon | Goodreads


Audiobook: from library

My Paris Dream:
An Education in Style, Slang, and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine
by Kate Betts
narrated by the author
-France, Memoir
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Going to feature this during A Week in Paris, a virtual book event, which starts on Sunday.


Review: from library

Paris Sketchbook
by Fabrice Moireau, Mary Kelly
-France, Art, Travel
Amazon | Goodreads

Paris is seen through the eyes of artist Fabrice Moireau, with sketches in watercolor and pencil perfectly matched by an introduction by Mary A. Kelly. These residents of the world's most romantic capital city are the perfect guides to its streets, monuments, gardens and delightfully hidden corners.


AND watched: on DVD

Cabin in the Woods (2012)
Director: Drew Goddard
Screenplay: Drew Goddard, Joss Whedon
Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams
-Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 4

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

=====> Wanted to watch this to get into that Halloween mood. Interesting premise with that "Whedon" touch.


AND binge watching: on DVD

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)
tv series, season one
Creator: Joss Whedon
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head
-Action, Drama, Fantasy | imdb | my rating: 4

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

=====> Finally getting around to watching this popular Joss Whedon creation.


Currently flipping through: from the library

Gast
by Carol Swain
-Graphic Novel, Mystery
Amazon | Goodreads

Helen is an amateur bird watcher and naturalist who lives in a rural community in Wales. When a local farmer Bill tells Helen that a “rare bird” named Emrys killed himself at Cuddig farm, she decides to investigate. One of the dogs at the farm tells her, by way of explanation, that Emrys “had no feathers and couldn’t fly.” She plucks an old cosmetic kit from a dumpster and discovers it belonged to Emrys. Inventorying the kit’s contents, she finds a spent .12 gauge shotgun shell. Her attempt to learn more about Emrys turns into a journey of self-discovery and ultimately a hard-fought reconciliation with the world ― as it is.

=====> Engaging story that takes you to small towns and perspectives from its local animals.

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4 comments:

  1. I'll have to check out The Girl From Venice. I've gotten a taste for old WWII era stories this year.

    Ha! Buffy! I still need to watch those, too.

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  2. Oh my God. Buffy is my favorite TV show of all time. I hope you love it. Interesting books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  3. I so much want to go and watch my Buffy dvds again but I have so many TV series I haven't looked at yet that I grabbed cheap in Amazon sales so I need to get to some of them first.

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