Saturday, November 14, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 11.14.15

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!



Paper Girls #1
by Brian K. Vaughan (author), Cliff Chiang (illustrator) and Matt Wilson (illustrator)
Amazon | Goodreads

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Stand By Me meets War of the Worlds in this mysterious young adult adventure, starting with a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE.

Paper Girls #2
by Brian K. Vaughan (author), Cliff Chiang (illustrator) and Matt Wilson (illustrator)
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Thought I would try this comic book series after hearing about it at NPR pop culture hour (here).

Library: listening to audio versions of these

The Cuckoo's Calling
(Cormoran Strike #1)
by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> I want to catch up with this series now that book 3 just came out. Plus the NPR interview with J.K. (here) got me excited to start.

It took me awhile to come around to this as I wasn't too fond of The Casual Vacancy which I found depressing with unlikable characters. Although, it was written very well and was engaging.

So far, loving listening to the audio version of this.

by Jill Alexander Essbaum
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> I am finding the character in this sad and pitiful. But, am curious of how she turns out in the end.

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

I joined the Quirksgiving Challenge (here) and you can too :-)

I joined the 10 Signed Bestselling YA Books Giveaway (here) and you can too!

GOOD LUCK to all those currently participating in the NaNoWriMo You are at the half-way mark! YAY!

AND watched: in theatre

Room (2015)
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Based on book by: Emma Donoghue (also wrote the screenplay)
-Drama | imdb
My rating: 5
After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world.

=====> I have not read the book which has gotten good reviews. As the author also wrote the screenplay I assume it is pretty darn close. Very touching. Loved the child actor, Jacob Tremblay.

Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
Director: Jeffrey Schwarz
Documentary, Biography | imdb
My rating: 5
The story of matinee idol Tab Hunter from teenage stable boy to closeted Hollywood star of the 1950s.

=====> Had the pleasure of Q&A session with Tab and the producer, Allan Glaser (also Tab's partner).

All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records (2015)
Director: Colin Hanks
Documentary, History, Music | imdb
My rating: 5
'All Things Must Pass' is a documentary that explores the rise and fall of Tower Records, and its legacy forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

=====> Had the pleasure of Q&A session with Russ and editor, Darin Roberts.

Spotlight (2015)
Director: Tom McCarthy
Biography, Drama History | imdb
My rating: 5
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

=====> I saw the headline for this story, but never knew the details until I saw this movie. Fascinating to see the investigative side of newspaper stories.


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