Saturday, March 5, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 3.5.16

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!



by Shay Savage
-New Adult, Romance, Time Travel
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> After seeing this on fellow blogger's shelves, I was influenced to get this caveman kind of story.

Freebies: for kindle

First Kisses and Other Misfortunes
by Kimberly Karalius
-Novella, Romance, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> The covers of this series are just too cute. Now I have to go and READ Love Fortunes and Other Disasters (book 1) and GET Love Charms and Other Catastrophes (book 2) on May 17.

For Review:

Destined To Hate You
by Valerie Burkhard
courtesy of Swoon Reads -Thanks!
Swoon Reads | Goodreads

=====> Totally attracted to this cover as I have been in a Kpop mode and the Asian couple is different than the norm (to American eyes). However, story is unrelated.

Spare Me The Drama
by Karen Tomsovic
courtesy of tour hosted by I Heart All The Books -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Looking forward to the drama despite the title ;-)

Maggie's Song
by Karey White
-Novella, Romance
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Slow burn kind of romance but in a quick short story.


The Tsar of Love and Techno
by Anthony Marra
Powells | Goodreads

=====> Continuing to work on the nominees for the Rooster Award.

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

The Hunger Games Exhibition (details)
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

=====> It is in town! HAD to see it with all its costumes and props from the movies. Lots of interactive digital stuff (optional). Loved the experience!

=====> The infamous MockingJay dress.

=====> Fun find in the gift shop. Check out Effie's shoes - so cute and detailed!


Leuchtturm 1917
Dot Journal

=====> SO excited to get this journal for trying my hand at bullet journaling. I learned about the world of bullet journaling after reading a post from the Modern Mrs. Darcy (here). Boho Berry (here) and Miss VickyBee (here) have good tips.

AND watched: in theatre

The Witch (2015)
Director/Writer: Robert Eggers
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie
-Horror, Mystery | imdb | my rating: 4

A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.

=====> Has all the elements of the folksy witch stories of the time period. I liked the twist on perspective in the end.

Eye in the Sky (2015)
Director/Writer: Gavin Hood
Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman
-Drama, Thriller, War | imdb | my rating: 4

Col. Katherine Powell is a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. As the mission escalates, a young girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

=====> Slow thriller, yes really, that is what it felt like. The film captures the tedious back and forth workings as well as frustrations in a warroom. Drones, beware.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Screenplay: Robert Carlock
Based on book by: The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Kim Barker
Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman
-Comedy, War | imdb | my rating: 4

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

=====> Always interesting to see what is going on in a country that is hot in the news.

AND watched: on DVD

Ninja Assassin (2009)
Director: James McTeigue
Screenplay: Matthew Sand, J. Michael Straczynski
Starring: Rain, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris
-Action, Crime, Thriller | imdb | my rating: 4

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

=====> Had to watch this after I found out that Kpop stars, Rain and Joon Lee (from Mblaq), were in this. Ahhh, me, fangirling.

AND watched: on Netflix

9 Muses of Star Empire (2012)
Director: Hark Joon Lee
-Documentary, Music, South Korea | imdb | my rating: 4

'9 Muses of Star Empire', a year-long chronicle that follows a journey of an all girl pop group '9 Muses', portrays the every-day life of nine girls, relentlessly pursuing their dreams in a world of jealousy, betrayal, and scandal. '9 Muses' is an emerging girl group, aspiring to perform on a national stage and gain world-wide fame just like millions of others. For that, the girls have decided to set everything aside and live as one of the Muses for 'Star Empire'; the entertainment company which created and coordinated every move. What's the price they must pay for their dreams?

=====> Got a peek into the behind-the-scene doings of a Kpop girl band. Would love to see more honest moments.


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