Saturday, December 10, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 12.10.16

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, Anna Kendrick to celebrate the release of her memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody. I was not able to take a live photo as it was a no-no. But the theatre was packed and we were all thrilled to see her. Anna's favorite musical is Parade. And, her favorite part of her book is the guide at the end. She was a riot especially with her power poses (for confidence)!

Scrappy Little Nobody
by Anna Kendrick
-Memoir, Humor
Amazon | Goodreads


For Review:

Antisocial
by Jillian Blake
-Contemporary, YA
courtesy of tour -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

The Reformer
by Jaima Fixsen
-Romance
courtesy of eBooks for Review -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

Real Neat Blog Award
Thanks to Ashley at Happy.Pretty.Sweet
check out my response (here)


=====> JOIN me for another Jane Austen themed virtual book event, Pemberley... a party which starts tomorrow! (here)

AND listening to:

Pentatonix (2014)
That's Christmas to Me | Amazon

=====> Enjoying the vocal harmonies.

AND watched: in theatre

Silence (2016)
Director: Martin Scorsese
Screenplay: Martin Scorsese, Jay Cocks
Based on book by: Shûsaku Endô
Release date: January 2017
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Yôsuke Kubozuka
-Drama, History | imdb | my rating: 4

Based on Shūsaku Endō’s 1966 novel by the same name, Silence has been a passion project for director Martin Scorsese for over 20 years. Set in the 17th Century, the film follows two Jesuit priests who face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) and propagate Christianity. The priests, Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garrpe (Adam Driver), arrive in a country that, under the Tokugawa shogunate, has banned Catholicism and forbidden almost all foreign contact. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of a government that wishes to purge Japan of all western influence.

Oscar nominated for Cinematography.

I was treated to an early premiere of Martin's latest project, Silence hosted by the SF Film Society. He along with Thelma Schoonmaker (Film Editor), a producer (sorry don't remember her name) and actors, Andrew, Adam and Issei Ogata were present for a Q&A session.

S P E C I A L shoutout: Happy Birthday!
Freda of Freda's Voice

Currently flipping through: from the library - children's holiday books


Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda
Amazon | Goodreads

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Amazon | Goodreads

The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits by Ulf Stark
Amazon | Goodreads

Tree of Cranes by Allen Say
Amazon | Goodreads

Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed
Amazon | Goodreads


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* image source: Jane Austen themed dancing scene

11 comments:

  1. Nice lot of stuff going on for you! That Anna Kendrick book looks good, I'd like to read it :) Have a lovely weekend!

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  2. I think my dad will be interested in Silence based on your description. Thanks again for the award nomination...I'll be putting up my answers this afternoon!

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  3. Scrappy Little Nobody sounds so good!

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  4. Looks like a wonderful assortment of goodies! I think my daughter is wanting to go see Silence, too - not very familiar with it but it sounds quite powerful. Have a terrific weekend <3 Baked Christmas cookies earlier - if you were here I'd drop you off a plate :D

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  5. I hope you enjoy your new books. The Anna Kendrick event sounds like a lot of fun.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  6. Ezra Jack Keats!!! Love his illustrated childrens' books. The special visit with Anna Kendrick sounded fun. Neat a new Pentatonix release.

    Can't wait for your Party at Pemberley.

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  7. All of these sound like awesome reads! I hope you enjoy them!


    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  8. Enjoy your books...I'm curious about Antisocial. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  9. Oh, I'm so jealous you got to see Anna Kendrick. She's a favorite actress of mine and I really need to read her book. That's great it was a good time though!

    I love picture books. How fun!

    -Lauren

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  10. You know, this might be weird of me, but I find it very difficult to read books by celebrities. I have to read one. I know several others who are excited about Kendrick's book. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  11. I love Anna Kendrick! She seems to be so down-to earth, and I bet it was fun seeing her at the theater!
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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