Saturday, May 30, 2015
What's New? Stacking the Shelves
Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.
The Marvels by Brian Selznick. 672 p. Scholastic Inc., September 15, 2015. 9780545448680.
Publisher synopsis: In this magnificent reimagining of the form he originated, two stand-alone stories-the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose-create a beguiling narrative puzzle.
I was lucky enough to be invited to a Scholastic BEA event to launch The Marvels this past Wednesday. It was a memorable evening. I left with a signed copy of The Marvels and a tiny velvet gift bag. If you ever get the opportunity to hear Brian Selznick speak, grab it. He is such a talented man! He's also an engaging, funny speaker with an infectious passion for his work.
Purchased: Yes, I've gone and bought more books to add to the tbr.
The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg. 325 p. Arthur A. Levine Books/ Scholastic Inc., May, 2015. 9780545648936.
Publisher synopsis: The author of OPENLY STRAIGHT returns with an epic road trip involving family history, gay history, the girlfriend our hero can't have, the grandfather he never knew, and the Porcupine of Truth.
srsly Hamlet by William Shakespeare + Courtney Carbon. OMG Shakespeare series. 110 p. Random House Children's Books, May, 2015, 9780553535389.
Publisher synopsis: Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
Imagine: What if Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, and the tragic Ophelia had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
A kingdom on the brink of war.
A stolen throne.
A boy seeking revenge.
<3 and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)
The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak by Brian Katcher. 336 p. HarperCollins Publisher, May, 2015. 9780062272775.
Publisher synopsis: Perfect for fans of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is Stonewall Award-winning author Brian Katcher's hilarious he said/she said romance about two teens discovering themselves on an out-of-this-world accidental first date at a sci-fi convention.
Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy. 288 p. HarperCollins Publisher, April, 2015. 9780062322432.
Publisher synopsis: Friendship can be a bumpy road. . . .
That's what's new with me. What's new with you?