Saturday, November 28, 2020

Stacking the Shelves #85: November 28, 2020

 


Stacking The Shelves is a book meme created by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality and it is about sharing books that you are adding to your shelves, whether it's physical or virtual.  This means including books that you bought from the store or online, books you borrowed from friends or from the library, books you've reviewed, gifts and ebooks!

Hey everyone!  HAPPY LATE THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!  I had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had turkey, pecan cheesecake, collard greens and mac and cheese and I ate up all of those food items!  We also watched the Macy Day Parade this year (even though I thought that they were going to cancel it because of the virus) and I have to admit that they did the parade quite differently this year, but it was interesting to watch!




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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #193: What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini and Escaping Eleven by Jerri Chisholm

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!










This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:




    

What She Found in the Woods

By: Josephine Angelini

Expected Publication Date: December 1st, 2020

Buy on:   Amazon


Running from a scandal at her New York private school, Magdalena heads to her family home to recover under the radar.

Over-medicated and under-confident, she's fearful she'll never escape her past.

Until she meets Bo out hiking. Wild, gorgeous and free, he makes her believe she might finally be able to move on.

But when a mutilated body is discovered in the woods, Magdalena realises she can't trust anyone.

Not even herself.
 



Oooh!  It's been awhile since I last read a murder mystery novel!  I can't wait to see who murdered who in this book!


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Escaping Eleven

By: Jerri Chisholm

Expected Publication Date: December 8th, 2020

Buy on: 
 Amazon



In Compound Eleven, the hierarchy of the floors is everything.

My name is Eve Hamilton, and on my floor, we fight.

Which at least is better than the bottom floor, where they toil away in misery. Only the top floor has any ease in this harsh world; they rule from their gilded offices.

Because four generations ago, Earth was rendered uninhabitable—the sun too hot, the land too barren. Those who remained were forced underground. While not a perfect life down here, I’ve learned to survive as a fighter.

Except my latest match is different. Instead of someone from the circuit, my opponent is a mysterious boy from the top floor. And the look in his eyes tells me he’s different…maybe even kind.

Right before he kicks my ass.

Still, there’s something about him—something that says he could be my salvation...or my undoing. Because I’m no longer content to just survive in Eleven. Today, I'm ready to fight for more than my next meal: I'm fighting for my freedom. And this boy may just be the edge I've been waiting on.
 

Wow! Another "Hunger Games" inspired story!  I definitely need to read this since I loved "The Hunger Games!"





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So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!







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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #192: Bright Shining World by Josh Swiller and Becoming Human by Amy Michelle Carpenter

 

 

 Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!










This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:




    

Bright Shining World

By: Josh Swiller

Expected Publication Date: November 24th, 2020

Buy on:   Amazon


A darkly funny thriller about one boy's attempt to unravel the mysterious phenomenon affecting students in his new town, as he finds a way to resist sinister forces and pursue hope for them all.

Wallace Cole is perpetually moving against his will. His father has some deeply important job with an energy company that he refuses to explain to Wallace who is, shall we say, suspicious. Not that his father ever listens to him. Just as Wallace is getting settled into a comfortable life in Kentucky, his father lets him know they need to immediately depart for a new job in a small town in Upstate New York which has recently been struck by an outbreak of inexplicable hysterics--an outbreak which is centered at the high school Wallace will attend.

In the new town, go from disturbing to worse: trees appear to be talking to people; a school bully, the principal, and the town police force take an instant dislike to Wallace; and the student body president is either falling for him or slipping into the enveloping darkness. Bright Shining World is a novel of resistance, of young people finding hope and courage and community in a collapsing world.



Oooh!  I love reading books where strange things happen to a town!  I can't wait to see what other weird things happens to the characters in this book!


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Becoming Human

By: Amy Michelle Carpenter

Expected Publication Date: December 8th, 2020

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"The Giver meets A Wrinkle in Time in this twisty, sci-fi adventure."
-D.J. Butler, award-winning author of Witchy Eye

"Human and alien, complex and sweetly personal, Carpenter’s thoughtful world blends sci-fi with coming of age as three unique worlds collide. This book will make you laugh, make you fall in love, and then make you re-evaluate what it means to be human." McKelle George, HarperCollins author of Speak Easy Speak Love

Carter just wants his old dad back. But his once genius father won't stop raving about the existence of aliens. His dad's claims are ruining his life. Until the girl he's falling for starts doing strange things, magical things, things that seem a bit out of this world.
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Kokab hungers to be a Perfect on a world where her emotions make her flawed. But when her people face extinction, her emotions make her the perfect candidate to go to Earth and persuade humans to accept her kinds' immigration. Failing means a war between her people and humans. But success means she will never be close to Perfect again.
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Ags dreams of the day she graduates from the Academy and can finally become a guardian of Earth. She's eager to spend her time researching art and history of people, but when she learns her enemies are coming to Earth, she knows what no one else will believe. Her enemies will destroy Earth, and she's willing to lose everything, including herself, to stop them.
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A redneck boy. An Earth-obsessed alien. And a robotic girl. In a tale of understanding, forgiveness, redemption, and love, three teens must learn to accept one another and recognize what it truly means to be human.
 

Hmmmm...this sounds like an interesting science fiction story!  Can't wait to check it out!





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Sunday, November 8, 2020

The Sunday Post Meme (189)

 

 

 

 

Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!


Hey everyone! Man, 2020 has been a crazy year so far!  But one of the good things that happened recently was the results of the election!  Now, I don't want to dive too deep into politics (because I don't want to deal with the unnecessary drama attached to it), but I'm so glad that the election turned out the way it did!  Hopefully, this will mean that the country will get back on the right track and that we won't have to deal with so much drama from this point forward.  And on the book front, I managed to finish reading "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" and I still enjoy that book as much as I did when I read it years ago!  I just loved Stephen Gammell's creepy illustrations and the stories still hold up to this day!  So hopefully, I will get back into reading books once again!






  



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One Word: ELECTION!!!









(HULU)

* So, I finally got back to watching Hulu movies again and one of the most recent movies I've seen was "Bad Hair!"  I LOVED this movie!  It was such an interesting horror film about the main character getting a weave for her hair and it turns out that her weave is actually an evil being that kills people!  Such an interesting premise!




                                                        
(NETFLIX)

* This was a really cute and beautifully animated film!  I loved the fact that this film takes place in China and I loved the plot line about the main character losing her mother and she has to deal with having a new family.  I loved the characters and the crazy world they lived in and I hope to watch this movie again someday!





(NETFLIX)

* I was actually surprised by how much I really enjoyed this movie!  Millie Bobby Brown did a fantastic job in her role as Enola Holmes and I really enjoyed seeing Sherlock Holmes in this movie!  Definitely a fun movie to watch if you love Sherlock Holmes!





 

Are you waiting for 2020 to end?








*So, here are some good things that happened to me recently!


* Of course, the elections was surprisingly positive (which is saying something).  Here's to hoping that things turn around for this country soon!
* I got lots of new books from authors, which is always a plus in my book!  I would like to thank the authors for providing me free books to read!
* And lastly, I'm finally buying books again!  I haven't been buying books for awhile because of the pandemic.  But, I was able to spare some change and buy me a couple of awesome books for the past few weeks!







☆ Feed Your Fiction Addiction post on Breaking the News from National Geographic: Giveaway and a Fun Quiz!

★ Check out Read All the Things' post on  Wrap Up: October 2020

☆ Check out Wishful Ending's post on New Releases/#Free & Bargain Books for November 2nd - November 8th




Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!



Posted on Sunday, November 8, 2020.



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