Archive | March, 2013

Stacking the Shelves 3/30/13

29 Mar

Books Bought:
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

E-Galleys for review:
First Class by Alison Stewart (Thanks to Chicago Review Press)
The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin (Thanks to Houghton Mifflin)

Movies Rented:

Stacking the Shelves  via Tynga’s Reviews


Sasha Pivovarova by Craig McDean for Interview Magazine April 2013

28 Mar







pics via thefashionspot

My excitement that Sasha Pivovarova is working again can’t be textually rendered. She looks fabulous in this editorial and she is well styled by Karl Templar. There are four million editorials on this theme but the combination of talent in this editorial makes it stand out. I like the recurring use of red in this editorial which really unifies the edit.

Waiting on Wednesday

27 Mar

Hosted by Breaking the Spine

I can’t wait for Book #3 in Justin Cronin’s “The Passage” trilogy or GRRM’s “The Winds of Winter” but those are hardly books that are coming soon. Instead, I will talk about my excitement for The Victory Season: The End of World War II and Baseball’s Golden Age. While I disagree with the idea that there is a “Golden Age” of baseball, I am always excited to read more baseball history. I hope this book integrates the social history of GIs returning home with a history of the game.

Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

25 Mar

Top Ten Nine  Books I Recommend The Most (via The Broke and The Bookish’ Top Ten Tuesday)
Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
One of the best memoirs I have ever read, it manages to capture the feel of both adolescence and young adulthood

The Lumatere Trilogy by Melina Marchetta
Currently much of the best fantasy is being labeled/written in the YA genre. This is the recent fantasy trilogy that I can think of

Carry Me Home by Diane McWhorter
One of the best books about the US Civil Rights Movement, it’s narrow focus manages to thoroughly explore the subject while still giving a larger perspective

The Passage by Justin Cronin
Zombie-Vampires. Need I say more?

Fire by Kristin Cashore
One of my favorite heroines in all of fiction.

The Sparrow by Maria Doria Russell
This books hits all my buttons: faith, created family, travel and the limits and possibilities of technology.  I think this book may have been written just for me but that won’t stop me from telling everyone about it.

Orientalism by Edward Said
This book completely changed the way I looked at the world.

ASOIAF by George RR Martin
Truly epic fantasy.

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
A classic.

Stacking the Shelves 3/24/13

24 Mar


Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (Am I the only one who thinks the cover model looks like Cara Delevingne?)

Requiem by Lauren Oliver


Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle

Wish List

J. Crew ballet flats in “blush”

More Stacking the Shelves

Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth Bear

22 Mar

Shattered Pillars by Elizabeth Bear is the follow up to A Range of Ghosts. A Range of Ghosts was an entertaining book with likeable characters, an enjoyable plot and decent writing. Shattered Pillars is a series of by the book, fantasy clique scenes barely strung together with anything resembling a plot and a total lack of characterization.  The first book is worth your time, the second should be avoided at all costs.



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22 Mar

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