Saturday, February 25, 2017

Stacking the Shelves & Sunday Post - 2.25.17

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

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Romance heavy with the incoming this week. Yeah, feeling like some feel good reads.

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Bought:


Pushing Limit series, volume 1 by Katie McGarry - Amazon -Romance, YA
Pushing the Limits - Amazon | Goodreads
Crossing the Line - Amazon | Goodreads
Dare You To - Amazon | Goodreads
Crash Into You - Amazon | Goodreads


For Review:

Block & Tackle
by Elise Faber, Stephanie Fournet & Kristin Vayden
-Romance
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Releasing the Demons
by L.D. Rose
-Paranormal Romance
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Black Bullet
by L.D. Rose
-Paranormal Romance
courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


UNBOXING:

From Owlcrate package (details & signup):
OwlCrate is a subscription service that sends you magical monthly boxes tailored to a chosen theme. Each OwlCrate will contain one new Young Adult novel, as well as 3-5 other bookish treats to help you get your nerd on. @owlcrate


February Box includes:
theme: Circus

- Caraval by Stephanie Garber Amazon | Goodreads
- Caraval themed bookmark, quote card, sneak peek audio book, signed bookplate and letter from author
- The Night Circus themed tote bag created by Evie Bookish
- Le Cirque des Reves candle by Frostbeard Studio
- Lip balm with mini dough theme by Geek Fire Labs
- Notepad with casino playing card theme by Attic Journals
- Sticky page flags with circus theme by Girl Of All Work
- Owlcrate button - circus theme
- TEASER card: March theme - Sailors Ships & Seas

AND watched: in theatre

A Quiet Passion (2016)
Director/Writer: Terence Davies
Starring: Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff
-Biography, Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

WELL casted and well played by all. Got a good sense of this poet and her lifestyle.

Lion (2016)
Director: Garth Davis
Screenplay: Luke Davies
Based on book by: Saroo Brierley
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara
-Drama | imdb | my rating: 5

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Oscar nominated for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay.

Based on a true event. Beautifully made story that has some slow artsy moments but turns out well. Make sure to stay through the end credits to see pictures of the actual people portrayed. And, most importantly to find out the meaning of the title ;-)

AND watched: on DVD

Trolls (2016)
Directors: Walt Dohrn, Mike Mitchell
Screenplay: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Story by: Erica Rivinoja
Based on book by: Thomas Dam
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake
-Animation, Adventure, Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

Oscar nominated for Original Song, Can't Stop the Feeling!. Delightful and colorful tale that tackles the topic of "happy" with a danceable soundtrack.

Sully (2016)
Director: Clint Eastwood
Screenplay: Todd Komarnicki
Based on book by: Chesley Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart
-Biography, Drama | imdb | my rating: 4

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Oscar nominated for Sound Editing.

Based on a true event. Steady and even storytelling of what went down. Interesting to how heroics are questioned and analyzed.

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

12 comments:

  1. Enjoy your new books and swag! i grabbed a few apocalypse with monster books this week and I hope they are better than the ones I've been reading this week which are pretty poor! I need a decent book to get my fangs into!

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  2. I hope you love all of your new books. They look great. That Owl Crate had a great theme.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  3. Ooh gosh that Owlcrate box is AMAZING. Seriously, a stunning array of goodies. I loved Caraval. Good choice, with the McGarry boxed set! $0.99 is such a good price for three books and a novella. o_o I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Check out my STS post!

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  4. Neat Katie McGarry box. I liked that series. The Owlcrate Box looks so cool with that theme.

    Have a great week!

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  5. I'm so intrigued by Caraval! I love a circus theme :)

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  6. The Pushing the Limits series is SO INCREDIBLE!

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

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  7. Love the Caraval giveaway set! I hope you enjoy your new books!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  8. I enjoyed Black Bullet by LD rose! Very unique premise! Have a great week!
    Samantha @The Book Disciple

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  9. I love the Owlcrate..so much awesomeness. I have watched the Trolls DVD so many times I can quote it. Princess Sophia loves it!

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  10. That Owlcrate loot looks great! I kinda want to read Caraval, I've been undecided- looks fun !

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  11. The owlcrate looks awesome! I also bought the pushing the limits series. I hope you enjoy it! I want to watch trolls I think my little ones would love it. I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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  12. *SQUEE* What a terrific Owlcrate selection!!! And, while I'm not a big romance fan these days (thanks menopause :P lol), must say that I'd enjoy seeing A Quiet Passion. You always present such a lovely selection of interests, hope you enjoyed them all <3

    Nothing new to feed my shelves with this week, but there's always NEXT week to anticipate :D

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