Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - 11.15.14

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!



Book of Ages:
The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

by Jill Lepore
-history, biography
Amazon | Goodreads

The Secret History of Wonder Woman
by Jill Lepore
-history, comics, feminism
Amazon | Goodreads

-----> Attended a book reading with this author. And, was compelled to get both books. I was impressed with her presentation and learning about how much research went into the creation of her books.

Working Stiff:
Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

by Judy Melinek, T.J. Mitchell
-memoir, forensics
Amazon | Goodreads

-----> Attended a book reading with this author. Fascinating stuff for those who are interested in forensics and like similar shows - The Wire, Bones, CSI, etc.

For Review:

Amazon Burning
by Victoria Griffith
-romance, South America
courtesy of publisher, Astor+Blue
Thanks Jennifer!
Amazon | Goodreads

by Shay Lynam
-Peter Pan, YA
courtesy of author
Thanks Shay!
Amazon | Goodreads

Danse Macabre
by Cristelle Comby
courtesy of tour
Thanks Nicole (Tribute Book Tours)!
Amazon | Goodreads

by Cindy M. Hogan
-mystery, romance
courtesy of tour
Thanks Kathy (I Am A Reader Not A Writer)!
Amazon | Goodreads

Dreaming about getting soon:

Texts from Jane Eyre:
And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters

by Mallory Ortberg
Amazon | Goodreads

Hilariously imagined text conversations—the passive aggressive, the clever, and the strange—from classic and modern literary figures, from Scarlett O’Hara to Jessica Wakefield.

Mallory Ortberg, the co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast, presents this whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters. Everyone knows that if Scarlett O’Hara had an unlimited text-and-data plan, she’d constantly try to tempt Ashley away from Melanie with suggestive messages. If Mr. Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ardent missives would obviously be in all-caps. And Daisy Buchanan would not only text while driving, she’d text you to pick her up after she totaled her car. Based on the popular web-feature, Texts from Jane Eyre is a witty, irreverent mashup that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty-first century.

-----> this sounds like a hoot! and there is a snippet based on Pride and Prejudice (see more here)

-----> PEMBERLEY BALL starts later today! Join in and see details here.

OTHER things: kinda book-related

Finally finished binge watching season 9 (last and final season) of How I Met Your Mother. This is a tv series that I really loved for its characters and take on finding love in the modern day.

AND now I want read this for kicks...

The Bro Code
by Barney Stinson, Matt Kuhn
-humor, tv
Amazon | Goodreads

Everyone's life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this holy grail The Bro Code.

Historically a spoken tradition passed from one generation to the next, the official code of conduct for Bros appears here in its published form for the first time ever. By upholding the tenets of this sacred and legendary document, any dude can learn to achieve Bro-dom.


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