Saturday, September 28, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (September 28)

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews! It's a way to highlight the books that everyone got throughout the week.

Purchased


 Marie Antoinette Serial Killer by Katie Alender


Colette Iselin is excited to go to Paris on a class trip. She’ll get to soak up the beauty and culture, and maybe even learn something about her family’s French roots.

But a series of gruesome murders are taking place across the city, putting everyone on edge. And as she tours museums and palaces, Colette keeps seeing a strange vision: a pale woman in a ball gown and powdered wig, who looks suspiciously like Marie Antoinette.

Colette knows her popular, status-obsessed friends won’t believe her, so she seeks out the help of a charming French boy. Together, they uncover a shocking secret involving a dark, hidden history. When Colette realizes she herself may hold the key to the mystery, her own life is suddenly in danger . . .

Acclaimed author Katie Alender brings heart-stopping suspense to this story of revenge, betrayal, intrigue — and one killer queen.



The Wizard of Oz (The First Five Novels) by L. Frank Baum

I haven't read any of these (although the original was read to me when I was young), so I figured that I should buy them. Plus, it was bargain price!






The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison

Gadzooks! It's another term at Dother Hall for Tallulah and her mates. But can they keep their minds on the arts with all those boys about...After the thing-that-will-never-be-mentioned last term, Tallulah is keen to put all thoughts of Cain behind her. But that seems like that the last thing he wants. Their performing arts college may have been saved by Honey's mystery benefactor, but for how long is anyone's guess. So will Tallulah finally get to wear those golden slippers of applause or will Dr Lightowler swoop down on her glory days? And with Seth and Flossie forever snogging, Vaisey and Jack loved-up and Phil and Jo fondly biffing each other can Tallulah resist the call of her wild boy? Don your craziest tights and Irish dance your way to some surprising and hilariously unexpected answers...



For Review: 

 Slimed!


SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age tells the surprisingly complex, wonderfully nostalgic, and impressively compelling story of how Nickelodeon -- the First Kids' Network -- began as a DIY startup in the late 70s, and forged ahead through the early eighties with a tiny band of young artists and filmmakers who would go on to change everything about cable television, television in general, animation, and children's entertainment, proving just what can be done if the indie spirit is kept alive in the corporate world of contemporary media... All from those who made it happen!

*Nickelodeon was my childhood, and I still watch some of the shows that I grew up with, so I'm pretty excited about this one. 

 

5 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

ME sounds cool.

I've never read Wizard of Oz either. Fun!

Jillyn said...

Good haul this week. I'd love to read that Nickelodeon book. I hope you like MA,SK more than I did. Happy reading :)

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Chel said...

I've never heard of these books until now but they sure look like fun reads. Nice haul!

Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

Ula (Blog of Erised) said...

Nice haul! That Marie Antoniette book looks good!
Happy reading!

My haul

Becca @ Nawanda Files said...

I've heard mixed things about MA Serial Killer, but I do hope you like it!

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