The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Since I started this blog I've participated in Stacking the Shelves, which is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews, and I'm going to continue linking to that meme. Throughout my student teaching semester I was using my weekend post as a way to let people know what's going on in my life, so I've decided to rename my weekend post because this feature is more personal than just what books I've received. The Weekly Rewind will be about what's going on with me and my blog, as well as about the books I've added to my shelves.
My Life and Blog
Life: Just seven more teaching days! I have a four day week next week and a three day week after that. Well, it's a four day week, but only three of them are with students. It's pretty brutal right now. The weather is super hot and the students are soooooo restless. They are just days away from being freshmen in high school and just do not want to listen to me at all. What do you do? I would be restless, too. I AM restless, too.
This weekend is going to be pretty awesome. My best friend of a billion years is going to be in town for the weekend. I'm looking forward to actually doing the things in FL I should be doing. Honestly, without anybody here I just never do a whole lot. I'll think about going to the beach (which is literally, like, 10 minutes from my house), but the idea of packing up stuff for the beach and finding parking and then just sitting there alone never sounds appealing. That's so silly, I know, but I've never really been one to sit outside...especially alone. Not that I'm not alright just hanging out by myself--I totally am--it's just really more that I'm pretty lazy. Lol. I'll stop rambling now.
New Books: I have so many pretty titles to share today. This week was the spring Scholastic Book Fair. I showed some restraint this time as I'm going to have to pack next weekend. Anyhoo, without further adieu, I hope you are all having splendid weekends. To my American friends, I hope you get a three-day break!
My ears always perk up when I hear the word witch. That being said, I rarely actually like books about witches. Here's hoping I like this one because it sounds awesome.
Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Doesn't this cover just scream summer? About a talented singer who loses her voice after an accident.
Proof of Forever by Lexa Hillyer
This is one of my most anticipated reads of the summer. Female friendship focused, summer camp, and time travel.
Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu
I really like the author's last book The Truth About Alice about bullying and am looking forward to how she tackles a religious cult.
Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst
This sounds kind of like that JGL movie Looper...which was awesome.
Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
I'm on book 4 of my re-reading. I'm excited to see what's going on with Princess Mia.
Charlie, Presumed Dead Anne Heltzer
This is also a book that I have been really excited to dive in to. Two girls meet at a funeral for their mutual boyfriend who may have been hiding even more secrets.
Singular and Extraordinary Tale of Mirror and Goliath by Ishbelle Bee
Look at that cover!
Thank You, Goodnight by Adam Abramowitz
Per GR: Nick Hornby meets Almost Famous in this side-splittingly funny coming-of-middle-age debut novel about the lead singer of a one-hit wonder 90s band who tries for one more swing at the fences.
If You're Not the One by Jemma Forte
This is another: an accident causes a woman to go back in time to see what her life would have been like if she would have chosen the other guy...
What I Bought
Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
I've been meaning to read this book for forever. I'm fascinated by WWII.
What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott
I was immediately drawn in by this cover when I first saw it months ago.
Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
A dude has a break-up service. Not a new idea, but it sounds fun and was $2.
What I Snagged from the library
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I don't really know a whole lot about this. I know it has a dragon in it and that people seem to think it is pretty awesome.
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
I haven't had a whole lot of luck with this author. I have friends that love her work, but I have a hard time connecting with her writing. That said, this sounds really interesting and I hope I dig it.
Well that's it for me this week. Feel free to leave a link to whatever weekend post you do (Stacking the Shelves, In My Mailbox, etc). I love to see what books people have recently snagged and especially enjoy hearing about my fellow bloggers' weeks. I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!