Saturday, November 5, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 11.5.16

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!



The Story of a New Name (book 2 of quartet) by Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
-Historical Fiction, Italy (Amazon | Goodreads)

Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
-Contemporary Fiction, Italy (Amazon | Goodreads)

=====> Picked these up at an Elena Ferrante release event for her latest, Frantumaglia (Amazon) at Book Passage, Corte Madera. I will get books 3 and 4 later.

Also, pictured is My Brilliant Friend, book 1 of quartet, (Amazon | Goodreads) which I got last year.

AND watched: in theatre

The Handmaiden (2016)
Ah-ga-ssi (original title)
Director: Chan-wook Park
Screenplay: Chan-wook Park, Seo-Kyung Chung
Based on book by: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
Starring: Min-hee Kim, Kim Tae-ri, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Jo
-Drama, Romance, South Korea | imdb | my rating: 4

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

=====> Captures the erotica side of the Fingersmith story with beautiful Japanese aesthetics.

Creepy (2016)
Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin (original title)
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Screenplay: Chihiro Ikeda, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Based on book by: Yutaka Maekawa
Starring: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba
-Thriller, Japanese | imdb | my rating: 5

Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick wife and a young teen daughter. One day, the daughter, Mio, tells him that the man is not her father and she doesn't know him at all.

=====> Definitely creepy. Serial killers, neighbors -- makes you wonder.

Currently flipping through:

Entertainment Weekly
weekly magazine | website

=====> Looking through my back issues. I like to see what they pick for the book section.


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


  1. The Handmaiden sounds like an interesting movie! I'll pass on the other, Creepy, movie - that one seems too unsettling for me haha

    Well, I'm currently nose-deep in The Graveyard Apartment (speaking of unsettling!) and have The Trees Crept In & A Head Full of Ghosts waiting in the wings (thanks to my beloved boyfriend) <3

  2. Stories set in Italy or about Italians always perk up my interest. I'll look forward to your thoughts on those.

    A serial killer next door? Oh wow!

  3. This week I grabbed horror, urban fantasy, dystopia and fantasy, which makes it a pretty good week really. My dad likes asian films but I know nothing about them so I haven't heard of the ones you mentioned. Glad you enjoyed them though!


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