Sunday, May 27, 2012

Weekend Wrapup (1)

So, here's a little post to keep you updated with the goings-on here at Steph's Stacks headquarters! Stop by every Sunday to see what came in the mail, what we've been reading and some book-related crafty goodness we've been cooking up. We'll also keep you posted on any bookish news you might have missed throughout the week!

Thanks to my local library:

Woohoo! I want to read all of these at the same time! I love Katherine Howe's The Physick Book of Deliverence Dane and can't wait to start her latest. Looking forward to City of Lost Souls, but I need to do a little catching up with my Mortal Instruments series first. It's been awhile... I've heard so much about Incarnate, The Way We Fall, The Marriage Plot and The Infernals and am not sure which one to pick first!

Purchased and Gifted:

I did some airport book shopping and picked up Deadlocked and Chelsea Handler's latest. Then when I got home from my whirlwind adventures, I had a pleasant surprise in my mailbox from my BBB4L, Heather, from Book Stacks on Deck. She had an extra copy of Pandemonium and sent me one!! How cool is that!


 Thanks to Edelweiss and Harper Teen!
The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.
(Uh-Oh! (Yay! I love zombies!))

Check out my review!

Thanks to Netgalley and Egmont USA!
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

Kaleb Ballard's relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb's powers expanding, or is something very wrong?

The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.
(Sounds like this one might be told from Kaleb's POV! Loved Hourglass and Kaleb and the rest of the super powered gang, so I'm curious to read more about these characters.)

I've tried to keep my intake light these past few weeks. With BEA coming up, I have a feeling I'm going to have plenty to keep me busy!

Here are a few books I read over the past couple of weeks. I can tell you, there's not a bad one in the bunch! Reviews to come soon! (Already reviewed: Fever , The Hunt)

You may know that I have been obsessed with making bookmarks from repurposed and upcycled pendants and charms as well as any beautiful charms I might come across. Here are a few I made last weekend. You can find all of these and more on my Etsy site.



In the mood for some bookish news? Well, you're in the right place, friend!

  • Warner Bros. picked up Dennis Lehane's novel Live by Night for a reported seven-figure deal. Leonardo DiCaprio is attached. DiCaprio has a history with Lehane, having already starred in one Lehane adaptation, Shutter Island. Lehane adaptations have been great critical successes before (Gone, Baby, Gone and Mystic River). So, the high-dollar deal is certainly justified. (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Looks like someone's banking on the success of the two Snow White movies this year. A live-action retelling of Sleeping Beauty is in the works starring Angelina Jolie and Imelda Staunton (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Aaron Sorkin has signed on to write the screenplay based on Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs. I personally think Sorkin is a genius and this material in his hands will be nothing short of brilliant. Watch out Competing Steve Job's Project Starring Ashton Kutcher. (Source: The New York Times)
  • For those of you who just mad about Harry, (Potter that is...) Bloomsbury is releasing a new box set titled The Hogwarts Library Boxed Set. The new set will add The Tales of Beedle the Bard to the already released in box set form Quiddich Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. (Source: Twitter)
  • In "What Can't James Franco Do?" News: Franco has bypassed the big publishing houses and signed a deal with Amazon for his novel Actors Anonymous. (Source: The New York Observer)

Well that's all of the Steph's Stacks scoop for this week, friends! Be sure to check in next week for another Weekly Wrapup. In the meantime you can look forward to more book reviews, breaking news, book deals and BEA scoop!

Have a wonderful week!

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