Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 11.7.15

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!



Manners & Mutiny
(Finishing School #4)
by Gail Carriger
-Steampunk, Vampires, YA
Just released: November 3, 2015
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Books Inc. of Opera Plaza, San Francisco presented Gail Carriger and her latest book!

Here are a few things that makes her happy:

- reading P.G. Wodehouse
- watching Leverage
- watching The Great British Bake Off and learning about pastries
- wearing corsets - especially from Dark Garden

For Review:

(Metal Bones #1)
by Sheena Snow
-Robots, SciFi, YA
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Power of the Matchmaker
60-page novella - prequel to series
-Historical Fiction, Romance
courtesy of tour sponsored by I Am A Reader Not A Writer -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


How to Thrive Through Life's Transitions to Live Fearlessly and Regret-Free
by Sherre Hirsch
-courtesy of publisher -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads
=====> I got a kind of excerpt from this book. It is an audio meditation session.


Fairest: Levana’s Story
(The Lunar Chronicles #3.5)
by Marissa Meyer
-Fantasy, YA
audio version
Amazon | Goodreads

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

SEE who I picked for my OCTOBER Literary Hunk of the Month (here)


November issue
-for fashion eye candy | Website
=====> Got a $5 offer to start this one and wanted to get it for the fashion looks. There is a book section. Love this first issue as there is a story on one of my favorite comedians, the amazing Amy Schumer!

Entertainment Weekly
October 9, 2015 issue
-for media pop culture | Website
=====> Started this subscription again in the Fall which is one I have had on and off. Decided to give it another go as I have been watching more TV lately. Book section is the favorite part ;-)

The Happy Reader
Autumn 2015 issue
-for book lovers | Website
=====> This is the fourth issue I have received. Must catch up on the back issues I received earlier.

AND binge watching:

The Paradise Trilogy
Directed by Ulrich Seidle
Written by Veronika Franz and Ulrich Seidl

Paradise: Love
On the beaches of Kenya they're known as "Sugar Mamas" -- European women who seek out African boys selling love to earn a living. Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian and mother of a daughter entering puberty, travels to this vacation paradise. She goes from one beach boy to the next, from one disappointment to the next and finally she must recognize: On the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.- imdb

Paradise: Faith
Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue. On her daily pilgrimage through Vienna, she goes from door to door, carrying a foot-high statue of the Virgin Mary. When her husband, an Egyptian Muslim confined to a wheelchair, comes home after years of absence, her life is turned upside down. -imdb

Paradise: Hope
The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('Paradise: Love') and her aunt does missionary work ('Paradise: Faith'), Melanie spends her summer vacation at a strict diet camp for overweight adolescents. Between physical education and nutrition counseling, pillow fights and her first cigarette, Melanie falls in love with the camp director, a doctor forty years her senior. As the doctor struggles with the guilty nature of his desire, Melanie had imagined her paradise differently. -imdb

=====> After watching Goodnight Mommy, I was turned on to Veronika Franz storytelling and found this trilogy to gobble up.


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