Saturday, April 30, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 4.30.16

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!



by Jung Yun
-Contemporary Fiction
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Book Passage, Corte Madera, hosted a visit from author, Jung Yun. She mentioned that inspiration sources for the book include a home invasion incident in Cheshire, CT in 2007, her aging parents and the subprime mortgage crisis.

For Review:

Gridley Girls
by Meredith First
-LGBTQ, Women's Fiction
courtesy of blog tour sponsored by BookSparks -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

The Tumbling Turner Sisters
by Juliette Fay
courtesy of wunderkind -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Radio Girls
by Sarah-Jane Stratford
courtesy of publisher, NAL -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Watchmaker's Heart
by Juli D. Revezzo
-Romance, Steampunk
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

Once Upon a Zombie
Book One: The Color of Fear
by Billy Phillips
-Zombies, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> JOIN me for some zombies in MAY, Zombies Awareness month.


From Uppercase package (details & signup):
A hand-selected young adult book & fun bookish item, delivered monthly #UppercaseBox

APRIL Box includes:
- Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw -signed
- Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here stickers, bookmark for interactive
- Magic Notebook from Literary Emporium
- Hagrid & Buckbeak bookmarks from BeedooTO (exclusive)
- Harry Potter Quote poster from Risa Rodil (exclusive)
- Pin for This Is Teen's #IReadYA Week (May 19-23)

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here
by Anna Brewlaw
Amazon | Goodreads

Meet Scarlett Epstein, BNF (Big Name Fan) in her online community of fanfiction writers, world-class nobody at Melville High. Her best (read: only) IRL friends are Avery, a painfully shy and annoyingly attractive bookworm, and Ruth, her weed-smoking, possibly insane seventy-three-year-old neighbor.

When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her longtime crush, Gideon, is sucked out of her orbit and into the dark and distant world of Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, though, her subjects aren’t the swoon-worthy stars of her fave series—they’re the real-life kids from her high school. And if they ever find out what Scarlett truly thinks about them, she’ll be thrust into a situation far more dramatic than anything she’s ever seen on TV…

=====> Thrilled to get this book and box - always a fun treat to receive.

AND binge watching: on Netflix

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
tv series, season two
Creators: Robert Carlock, Tina Fey
Starring: Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess
-Comedy | imdb | my rating: 5

A woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City.

=====> Love this show! Makes me smile everytime. I also love that Kimmy's love interest is, Dong Nguyen, played by Ki Hong Lee (aka Minho from Maze Runner film).

AND watched: in theatre

Elvis & Nixon
Director: Liza Johnson
Screenplay: Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal, Cary Elwes
Starring: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer
-Comedy, History | imdb | my rating: 4

The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock 'n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

=====> This was a spur of the moment movie pick which turned out pretty good. It was a piece of history new to me. Loved seeing Colin Hanks (as Krogh) in it.

Rio, I Love You
Rio, Eu Te Amo (original title)
Vicente Amorim (transitions)
Guillermo Arriaga (segment "Texas")
Stephan Elliott (segment "Acho que Estou Apaixonado")
Sang-soo Im (segment "O Vampiro do Rio")
Nadine Labaki (segment "O Milagre")
Fernando Meirelles (segment "A Musa")
José Padilha (segment "Inútil Paisagem")
Carlos Saldanha (segment "Pas de Deux")
Paolo Sorrentino (segment "La Fortuna")
John Turturro (segment "Quando não há Mais Amor")
Andrucha Waddington (segment "Dona Fulana")
César Charlone (segment "A Musa")
Andrucha Waddington, Mauricio Zacharias (segment "Dona Fulana")
Paolo Sorrentino (segment "La Fortuna")
Antonio Prata, Chico Mattoso (written by) (segment "A Musa")
Stephan Elliott (segment "Acho que Estou Apaixonado")
John Turturro (segment "Quando não há Mais Amor")
Guillermo Arriaga (segment "Texas")
Sang-soo Im (segment "O Vampiro do Rio")
Elena Soarez (segment "Pas de Deux")
Otavio Leonidio (segment "Inútil Paisagem")
Nadine Labaki (segment "O Milagre") and
Rodney El Haddad, Khaled Mouzannar (segment "O Milagre") (as K. Mouzanar)
Fellipe Barbosa (transitions)
Starring: Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Rodrigo Santoro
-Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | imdb | my rating: 4

A series of short films set in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

=====> Lovely set of films to showcase the sights and sounds (loved the bossa nova tunes in the soundtrack). Got a paranormal segment with vampires ;-) Being a bit of a foodie, I would have loved to see more of the local foods as well.

Currently flipping through: from the library

Dream Home:
The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
by Jonathan Scott, Drew Scott
-Reference, How-to
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Love shelves! I am not planning on selling or buying a home. Just felt like looking at interiors and was hoping to get ideas and inspiration for current and future living quarters. This book is perfect for that planning mode and home dreaming.


* Happy Indie Book Day! visit your local independent book store and BUY a book ;-)

* comment and TELL me what you have acquired for your shelves recently

* per usual, check out the sidebar for my current giveaways offers


  1. Oh my, you got a lot of fantastic-looking books! The Clockmaker's Heart sounds so good :)
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. You've got great goodies from Uppercase! I also like flipping through decor mags/books eventhough I hardly ever adapt them into my current living situation :p

    Have a good weekend!

    Sya @ Bookish Sya

  3. Awesome haul of books. Got to love those Zombie books. Once Upon A Zombie looks very cute indeed.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. Your box goodies sound good and I look forward to your Zombie focus.

  5. The Tumbling Turner Sisters looks interesting!

  6. Fabulous looking books! I also want to see Elvis and Nixon. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  7. I don't think I've heard of a single book you have! I like the Uppercase box though. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fantastic weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  8. Zombies! I can never resist zombies unless they were trying to chew my arm off or something...!

  9. Great haul! I don't think I've heard of any of these but I hope you love them!!

    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

  10. You've got a lot of great books. Once Upon a Zombie is GORGEOUS!! Happy Reading :)

  11. Nice haul - most of these are new to me. Hope you enjoy!
    Bambi's STS and Recap

  12. I love the eclectic mix of books you got this week. I will be checking them out on GoodReads. And I like your movie & film choices as well. Have a great week.


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