Saturday, February 18, 2017

Stacking the Shelves & Sunday Post - 2.18.17

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews (details)
AND
Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer (details)

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Actually did some in-store book shopping this week. I saw so many wonderful new releases that were tempting...

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Bought:

The Longshot
by Katie Kitamura
-Sports
Amazon | Goodreads

HAD to pick this up after Katie's author event I attended. Her brother was there whose hands are pictured on this book cover.

The Vegetarian
by Han Kang
Powells | Amazon | Goodreads

The Sound of Things Falling
by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
-Literary, Historical
Amazon | Goodreads

GOT these two for a face-to-face book group I recently joined.

For Review:

Ladies Man
by Katy Evans
-New Adult, Romance
courtesy of Romance Read-of-the-Month Club -Thanks!
BarnesNoble | Goodreads

Love Letters to the World
by Meia Geddes
-Poetry
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

JUST in time for April's National Poetry Month.

Northanger Abbey
by Jane Austen
narrated by Alison Larkin
-Audiobook, Classic, Romance
courtesy of narrator -Thanks!
Website

LOOKING forward to this latest Jane Austen audiobook by Alison. This will be the 4th out of Jane's six novels that Alison has presented in audio.

FYI: For every Jane Austen audiobook download bought via the link below, $5.00 will be donated to the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation, a non profit dedicated to helping communities in literacy crisis in honor of Jane Austen. (details)

Author event:


Booksmith in San Francisco hosted an event with Min Jin Lee to celebrate the release of her latest, Pachinko. Found out that the beginnings of this novel started in 1989 when Min was 19 years old. Part of the inspiration for the story was from a missionary's lecture that included a sad story of a 13 year old Korean boy who committed suicide due to racism in Japan.

Pachinko
by Min Jin Lee
-Historical, Japan, Korea
Amazon | Goodreads


Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco hosted an event with Katie Kitamura in conversation with City Lights Buyer Paul Yamazaki about her novel, A Separation. She mentions how the story gets into how we are mysterious to each other as we are mysterious to ourselves.

A Separation
by Katie Kitamura
-Mystery, Thriller
Amazon | Goodreads


OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related


JOINED a face-to-face book group at Book Passage, Corte Madera (details). The theme includes books that received literary prizes.


AND watched: in theatre

Oscar shorts: Live Action (here)
Ennemis Entreniers
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

ALL of these were special in their own way and different ways. I enjoyed them all. Kinda leaning towards Silent Nights. It will be interesting to see which wins.

Oscar shorts: Animation (here)
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

ANOTHER varied bunch of goodness. Pear Cider and Cigarettes tops my list.


Currently flipping through: from the library


Nanotecture
Tiny Built Things
by Rebecca Roke
-Architecture
Amazon | Goodreads

The most wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive book on small-scale architecture ever published

An inspiring, surprising and fun collection of 300 works of small-scale architecture including demountable, portable, transportable and inflatable structures as well as pavilions, installations, sheds, cabins, pods, capsules and tree houses.


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

9 comments:

  1. This week is urban fantasy and zombies which is always fun. A few short stories which I plan to tackle tonight so I can see which series I want to continue with. Planning a nice quiet reading night with some tasty snacks! Have a good weekend!

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  2. I was in a bookstore on Monday, but only bought a book for my granddaughter.

    Author events are fun...it's been a while since I've been to one.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  3. You got so many books this week! I've not heard of any of them, but I'm curious about Ladies' Man. Katy Evans's books are so popular but I haven't read any of them. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  4. I love the cover of the long shot am really intrigued by Ladies Man. Enjoy your new books.

    Megan @reading away the days

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  5. Pachinko is one I've been thinking about reading!

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  6. Looks like a very nice author event. Hope you have a wonderful weekend of reading.

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  7. Neat author events. Books are great souvenirs. I've heard good stuff about The Vegetarian. I got to review the Austen audio, too.

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  8. I look forward to your thoughts on The Vegetarian. I've been on the fence about reading it.

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  9. I can honestly say I haven't heard of any of these titles before but they seem nice and I hope you love them all!! I do love the cover for the Vegetarian

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