Stacking The Shelves (81)

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Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
It’s all about sharing the books we’ve picked up for the week, whether they are bought, borrowed, gifted, galleys, physical or virtual.
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Purchased:

The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)

The year is 2059. Nineteen-year-old Paige Mahoney is working in the criminal underworld of Scion London, based at Seven Dials, employed by a man named Jaxon Hall. Her job: to scout for information by breaking into people’s minds. For Paige is a dreamwalker, a clairvoyant and, in the world of Scion, she commits treason simply by breathing.

It is raining the day her life changes for ever. Attacked, drugged and kidnapped, Paige is transported to Oxford – a city kept secret for two hundred years, controlled by a powerful, otherworldly race. Paige is assigned to Warden, a Rephaite with mysterious motives. He is her master. Her trainer. Her natural enemy. But if Paige wants to regain her freedom she must allow herself to be nurtured in this prison where she is meant to die.

I didn’t even have this on my to-read list, but the power of the book sale compelled me! I hear Shannon’s supposed to be ‘the next JK Rowling’ or whatever, so I thought I’d give her book a shot. When this came out in August 2013 I wasn’t interested, but my taste seems to have changed since then and now I’m happy I bought it.

The Art Of Men (I Prefer Mine Al Dente)

John Travolta.  Parker Stevenson. Ted Danson. Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Kelsey Grammer. Patrick Swayze. Woody Allen. Woody Harrelson. 

And many others. . . . In three decades in Hollywood, Kirstie Alley has lived with, worked with, loved, or lost all of these men, and in this revealing memoir, she peels back the layers (and sometimes the sheets) on her relationships with all of them. 

From the early days of her childhood in Wichita, Kansas, surrounded by her loving father, her inquisitive and doting grandfather, and a younger brother she fiercely protected when she wasn’t selling tickets to see him naked, Kirstie Alley’s life has been shaped and molded by men. Men, men, glorious men! gave her her first big break in Hollywood and her award winning role on Cheers, and through two marriages, a debilitating cocaine addiction, the death of her mother, roles in some of the biggest comedies of the last twenty years, and a surprising stint on Dancing with the Stars, men proved to be the inspiration for multitudes of the decisions and dramas in Kirstie Alley’s life.

In this collection of linked essays that’s both hilarious and poignant in turns, Kirstie chronicles all the good, the bad, and the ugly men who have influenced and guided her. She demonstrates how men can be the air that women breathe or the source of all of their frustrations. But for better or worse, Kirstie shows that a life well lived is a life lived in the company of men, especially if they remember to put the lid down. The Art of Men (I Prefer Mine al Dente) is a hilarious excursion into love, joy, motherhood, loss, sex, and self-discovery from one of Hollywood’s most enduring stars

Kirstie Alley was actually one of the first celebrities I actively followed back when I was a kid in the early 90s. I love a good celebrity memoir, and I’m hoping this one will be as good as I want it to be.

Nemo
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A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo specialises in reading and reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She especially loves novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, healing, and assassins.

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16 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves (81)

    1. Nemo

      I think I felt the same way, but now that the hype’s died down I found I actually was interested in the blurb after all. Sometimes it’s hard to tell, those wily book publishers know how to make us book lovers lose our minds!

    1. Nemo

      I’ve actually heard disappointing things, but I think that’s from people who take ‘The next Harry Potter’ a bit more literally than I do. Still, I am happy to give Shannon a chance!

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