Saturday, April 25, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 4.25.15

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!


For Review:

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll
narrated by Alison Larkin
-Audiobook, Children's classic
courtesy of author and Kate Tilton's Book Bloggers!
Thanks !
Amazon |


The Devil in the White City:
Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
by Erik Larson
-Crime, Non-fiction
Amazon | Goodreads

Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that 'The Devil in the White City' is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor.

Burnham's challenge was immense. In a short period of time, he was forced to overcome the death of his partner and numerous other obstacles to construct the famous "White City" around which the fair was built. His efforts to complete the project, and the fair's incredible success, are skillfully related along with entertaining appearances by such notables as Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B. Anthony, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.

The activities of the sinister Dr. Holmes, who is believed to be responsible for scores of murders around the time of the fair, are equally remarkable. He devised and erected the World's Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims.

=====> Listening to audio version.

World's Fair Gardens: Shaping American Landscapes
by Cathy Jean Maloney
-Garden, History
Amazon | Goodreads

In World's Fair Gardens, Cathy Jean Maloney offers a lavishly illustrated exploration of the gardens and grounds of America's nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century world's fairs. Maloney describes the landscapes of nine of America's great fairs from the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia to the 1940 World's Fair of Tomorrow in New York, many of whose legacies are still evident.

=====> The World's Fair Expo topic has currently captured my interest.

OTHER things kinda book-related:

Pride and Prejudice
and Zombies and Marshmallows

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AND binge watching:

Mad Men
tv series, season 5
-drama, 1960's
Amazon | AMC

Don faces the challenges of keeping both a new marriage and a fledgling company afloat.

=====> playing catch up


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