Saturday, November 19, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 11.19.16

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:


=====> Book Passages, Corte Madera, hosted an event with, Isabel Allende to celebrate the release of her latest novel, Japanese Lover. She spoke about the book inspiration which was prompted by a conversation she had with a friend. Isabel also handled Q&A from the audience.

Japanese Lover
by Isabel Allende
-Historical, Romance, WWII
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> I plan on reading this, but I decided to give this copy to my auntie.

The Improbability of Love
by Hannah Rothschild
-Art, Historical, Romance
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Got this because the perspective and the main character of this tale includes the viewpoint from a painting.


Freebie: from publisher

Reputations
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
-Contemporary Fiction, Politics, Spain
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Picked this up at a table full of ARC freebies.

AND watched: in theatre

National Theatre Live: Hamlet (2015)
Director: Robin Lough
Based on play by: Shakespeare
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, CiarĂ¡n Hinds
-Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his Uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans his revenge.

=====> Another stellar live performance from Cumberbatch. So depressing. So emotional.

Dr. Strange (2016)
Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
Based on Marvel comics by: Steve Ditko
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rachel McAdams
-Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

=====> Fun cast! Loved Tilda Swinton's performance as the Ancient One. What I found strange was hearing Cumberbatch without his English accent ;-) Oh, and stick around for all of the end credits for some easter eggs.


Currently flipping through: from the library

Demon
Volume 1
by Jason Shiga
-Graphic Novel, Horror, Humor
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Hilarious. Who knew being an actuary could come in handy.

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8 comments:

  1. Yay for those books! And glad you enjoyed Hamlet; I'm dying to see it (I'll see anything with Cumberbatch, actually).
    Have a lovely weekend :)

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  2. I liked Hamlet as a play when we studied it at school. I don't have the money to see it in the theatre but I like the story. I can imagine how good BC is in the part as he is a brilliant actor.

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  3. I need to see Benedict Cumberbatch's version of Hamlet!

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  4. I've not read a book by Allende, though she comes highly recommended! She has so many to choose from, too. :o I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a wonderful week. =)

    Check out my STS post!

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  5. Neat that you got to see/meet Isabel Allende and learn the inside scoop on her new book.

    I had no idea Cumberpatch was doing live Hamlet and I see another favorite actor, Ciaran Hinds is in it too.

    Just saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was fun.

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  6. I also live in the Bay Area and wanted to go to that event at Book Passage, but I have been sick with a cold. I love going to book events. I find them so inspiring as a writer. Have fun reading this week.

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  7. Can't imagine how awesome a book convention must be!! Glad you enjoyed <3
    As for moi, just finished 'And The Trees Crept In' by Dawn Kurtagich ... LOVED IT!

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