Saturday, November 29, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - 11.29.14

Stacking the Shelves
hosted by Tynga's Reviews (details)

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!


For Review:

The Unimaginable
by Dina Silver
- contemporary romance
courtesy of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge 2014
Thanks Janay!
Amazon | Goodreads

Both of Me
by Jonathon Friesen
-christian, YA
courtesy of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge 2014
Thanks Janay!
Amazon | Goodreads

The Borzoi Killings
by Paul Batista
courtesy of publisher, Astor+Blue
Thanks Jillian!
Amazon | Goodreads

Won from contest:

The Glass Magician
(The Paper Magician Trilogy, #2)
by Charlie N. Holmberg
-fantasy, YA
-courtesy of Goodreads First Reads
Amazon | Goodreads


To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
by Joshua Ferris
-literature, humor
-on Man Booker Prize 2014 short list
Amazon | Goodreads

Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and an atheist not quite willing to let go of God.

Then someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. What begins as an outrageous violation of his privacy soon becomes something more soul-frightening: the possibility that the online "Paul" might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future in a life disturbingly split between the real and the virtual.

At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love and truth, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force.

-----> listening to the audio and liking it, picked this one up for a personal challenge of reading Man Booker Prize nominees and winners

Dreaming about getting soon:

The Mime Order
(The Bone Season #2)
by Samantha Shannon
release date: January 27, 2015
Amazon | Goodreads

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.

-----> just finished, book 1, The Bone Season, loved it! And really excited to continue reading about this world

-----> the author, Samantha Shannon, will be answering questions at Goodreads Read-Along Group for The Bone Season here on December 1 - feel free to leave her a question

OTHER things: kinda book-related

The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

Per imdb:
When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.

-----> I saw it. I loved it :-)


Bookish Games: Ready Player Two
hosted by Oh, The Books!
details here
starts December 6, 2014

As the game ended faster than normal with a triple kill session. The gamemaster is offering to reboot the game if enough contestants enter.

Although stressful at times, it was interesting to see how everything played out. And, I am curious to give it another go. So, I signed up for another bout of the Bookish Games.

Please sign up if you think this might be a fun diversion for the holidays as signups are currently open with 3 more slots to fill.


* some of these may be offered as giveaways within the next two months

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