Saturday, October 10, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 10.10.15

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!



Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo
-Fantasy, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Books Inc. of San Francisco presented Leigh Bardugo and her latest book!

Here are a few things she shared:
- Reading from an older work: about a character named Blood (I didn't catch the title of book).
- Reading from new work: about a character named Nina in Six of Crows

From Q&A:
- audio version of book has multiple narration
- would like to see Six of Crows as a tv series
- so far, Six of Crows is planned as a duology, BUT there is "potential for more adventures for those who live..."
- original title was "The Dregs"
- city of Kerch is primarily based on Dutch Republic of 1700s


Rock & Release
(Summer Love Series #1)
by Riley Edgewood
-New Adult, Romance
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


by Colm Tóibín
-Historical, Ireland, New York
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> I am currently listening to the audio version in preparation for a preview screening on Oct 20. Loving it so far.


From Powell's Indiespensable club package (details & signup):
Powell's subscription club delivers the best new books, with special attention to independent publishers. Signed first editions. Inventive, original sets. Exclusive printings.... Every six weeks, another installment to read and admire. Plus, every package is stocked with exciting surprises!

This is box #55. (sorry - this is sold out, but you can signup for the next one)

Box includes:
* A signed first-edition of Did You Ever Have a Family in a custom slipcase exclusive to Indiespensable
* A collectible booklet featuring the interview and Indiespensable Q&A with Bill Clegg
* ARC of Tuesday Nights in 1980s by Molly Prentiss
* Trailhead Coffee Roasters sample bag of Sunbreak Morning Blend

Did You Ever Have a Family
by Bill Clegg
-Family, Death, Contemporary Fiction
Amazon | Goodreads | Powells

The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy.

On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a shocking disaster takes the lives of her daughter, her daughter’s fiancé, her ex-husband, and her boyfriend, Luke—her entire family, all gone in a moment. And June is the only survivor.

Alone and directionless, June drives across the country, away from her small Connecticut town. In her wake, a community emerges, weaving a beautiful and surprising web of connections through shared heartbreak.

From the couple running a motel on the Pacific Ocean where June eventually settles into a quiet half-life, to the wedding’s caterer whose bill has been forgotten, to Luke’s mother, the shattered outcast of the town—everyone touched by the tragedy is changed as truths about their near and far histories finally come to light.

Elegant and heartrending, and one of the most accomplished fiction debuts of the year, Did You Ever Have a Family is an absorbing, unforgettable tale that reveals humanity at its best through forgiveness and hope. At its core is a celebration of family—the ones we are born with and the ones we create.

Tuesday Nights in 1980
by Molly Prentiss
-Art, Contemporary Fiction
Amazon | Goodreads | Powells
An intoxicating and transcendent debut novel that follows a critic, an artist, and their shared muse as they find their way—and ultimately collide—amid the ever-evolving New York City art scene of the 1980s.

Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the eighties: a gritty, quickly gentrifying playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them: James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for the New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways, and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art.

It is not until they are inadvertently brought together by Lucy Olliason—a small town beauty and Raul’s muse—and a young orphan boy sent mysteriously from Buenos Aires that James and Raul are able to rediscover some semblance of what they’ve lost.

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

Dewey's 24 hour Readathon
October 17, 2015
(details & signup)

=====> I tried this back in 2009 and had a blast. I finally found time to give it another go :-)

AND gonna start watching:

Walking Dead
tv series, season 6
-starts tomorrow, Oct 11!
Official Website | imdb

Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by zombies.

=====> IT'S back! Soooo curious as to what will befall the group this season.

=====> Just discovered The Hillywood Show and LOVED their parody of The Walking Dead!


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