Stacking the Shelves: January 17, 2015

January 17, 2015 Stacking the Shelves 13

stacking the shelves

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! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme.

As I’m typing this, I just finished binge-watching the second season (six episodes) of The Fall on Netflix.  Have you seen this show?  The first season originally aired on BBC, and it stars Gillian Anderson as a British detective trying to track down a serial killer (Jamie Dornan – AKA the Fifty Shades of Grey dude) in Ireland.  I don’t watch any US cop shows, so I was surprised that I actually liked this when I watched the first season last year.  I definitely recommend checking it out, and with the short seasons, it’s not a big commitment.

Now, on to the books!

PURCHASED

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I bought Princess of Thorns as a direct result of the Stacey Jay/Kickstarter nonsense on Twitter a couple of weeks ago.  (You can read my take on that here.)

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Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

LIBRARY

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Lift by Greg Rucka: This is the second volume in a great sci-fi graphic novel featuring a heroine who kicks major ass.

GIFTED/BORROWED

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Thanks so much to Tammy (@tammygeo) All the Bright Places and A Monster Calls!  She promises I’m going to cry.

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My cousin gave me these two books for Christmas, but I forgot to post them previously.  I read Under the Skin a couple of weeks ago, and it’s seriously disturbing.  It was adapted into a film starring Scarlett Johannson last year, and I watched it right after reading the book.  There are some major differences between the two, and I pretty much hated the film the first time I watched it.  But it got me thinking, and I spent some time reading the forums over on IMDB.com.   I watched it a second time, and I actually liked it.  It’s also disturbing, and it’s just pretty bizarre all around, from the soundtrack to the cinematography to all the f*ed-up stuff that’s happening on the screen.  I realize that doesn’t sound like a recommendation, but it is!  As for The Devil Wears Prada, I hope it’s half as good as the film (even though it doesn’t have Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt.)

 

last week

Review: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber
Top Ten 2014 Releases I Meant to Read But Didn’t Get to


Let me know what hit your shelves this week!

Stephanie

13 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves: January 17, 2015”

  1. chucklesthescot

    Some nice covers in your book haul! One of the books I’m reading now has a really cool cover-it does so much to make you want to grab it! I’m so looking forward to reading the Morganville Vampires so I can drool over the lovely glittering covers! Happy reading!
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  2. Tammy

    I haven’t heard of that graphic novel. I’m going to have to check it out. I just put Rat Queens on hold at the library.

  3. Samantha

    I really need to give the Anne Bishop series a shot. It always sounds very interesting and I keep seeing it around. Awesome haul!

  4. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    I really enjoyed princess of Thorns and I hope you do to. It includes one of my favorite relationship ARCs from last year. Murder of Crows was a little anticlimatic for me, but it is still impressive.

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