Saturday, December 12, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 12.12.15

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!



Fates and Furies
by Lauren Groff
Amazon | Goodreads

For Review:

The One-of-a-Kind Cat Book
by Ciye Cho
-Cats, Illustrated
courtesy of author -Thanks!

The Word Game
by Steena Holmes
-Women's Fiction
courtesy of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge 2015 @booksparks #FRC2015 -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


Never Never (part 1 of 3)
by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
-Romance, YA
free for kindle
Amazon | Goodreads

Princesses Behaving Badly
Real Stories From History - Without the Fairy-Tale Endings
by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
-Historical, Feminism
courtesy of publisher Quirk's Quirksgiving Challenge -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas
-Fantasy, Romance, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

=====> FINALLY going to start this series that continues to get rave reviews left and right!

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

Going to participate in this...

First Book Of The Year 2016
hosted by Book Journey (details)

AND watched: on DVD

Got into a robot sci-fi mood...

Ex Machina (2015)
Director: Alex Garland
Written by: Alex Garland
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
-Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | imdb | my rating: 5

A young programmer is selected to participate in a groundbreaking experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

=====> Scary. Just how far do we want robots to affect and "be" in our world?

Robocop (2014)
Director: José Padilha
Written by: Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton
-Action, SciFi, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

=====> Very small part-man and lots of robot parts. A little more control of this robot made him more palatable.

AND binge watching:

Broadchurch (2015)
tv series, season two
Creator: Chris Chibnall
Starring: David Tennant, Olivia Colman
-Murder Mystery, UK | imdb

=====> The story continues from season one. MUST watch season one before this otherwise you will be spoiled.

This season continues the sort of surreal vibe and lush coloring that is in season one in regards to presentation. Love it.

There are two story lines which are equally interesting to follow. And the ensemble cast includes characters that are also equally engaging.


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