Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tyngas Reviews. This meme allows us to share the books we've recently added to our shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! *Clicking the link of a book's title will take you to Goodreads.
Another week has flown by! I cannot believe how quickly this semester has gone. Only a couple more weeks until Thanksgiving break and then I only have one week left in my student teaching practicum after that--and then it will be time for the dreaded job search. I'm praying my office will continue to employ me part-time for the Spring semester so I still have some income coming in. This week was a short week as last week marked the end of the first nine weeks. Students had Monday and Tuesday off while the teachers had in-service. My co-op let me spend most of the time catching up while he sat in the meetings--which was awesome. I was so far behind in the lesson plan writing I have to do for my graduate program. I didn't get it all done, but I managed to take a chunk out of it.
As far as blog and book news are concerned, I finally posted a review for Vicious. You can find it here.
I finished reading The Naturals a few days ago. I enjoyed it--although not quite as much as I wanted to. I'm hoping to write a review over the weekend, but I have a TON of grading to do, so I'll see how it goes. I've been casually reading a few books, but nothing is really grabbing me yet. When that happens, I tend to just read a chapter out of one book and a chapter out of another, but will not finish anything. The one book I got for review this week is one I've been dying to get my hands on, but I read the first few pages and it is one of those e-arcs that is missing letters--so it makes reading slow-going because you have to decipher what the word should be. I'm debating whether or not to power through or just wait until the book comes out. Decisions, decisions. Hope you all are having a spectacular weekend!
Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding
I absolutely adored The Reese Malcolm List and have been dying to get my hands on this book about a teen who feels lost in her unusual family dynamic and gets caught up in a not-so-good relationship with an older boy. Again, the e-arc that I'm reading is missing letters. I've only read the first couple of pages, but I hate having to decipher words because the first two letters are missing. It makes reading so slow. I'll probably power through because I'm excited for this...and maybe it's only the first couple of pages that will be an issue. Fingers crossed.
What I bought
I found these 2 books at the thrift store for $4. I love Goodwill. Love it. My local one is amazing.
Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
Three girls who were best friends in middle school hop in a VW van to drive cross-country to see their favorite band's one-time-only reunion concert. It looks pretty cute. I remember when this first came out. I don't know why I didn't pick it up.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
I'm not going to lie, I'm a bit skeptical about this book and hate the idea of starting a series that has a jazillion books in it, but I'm always so curious about books that are being made into movies and I feel like the only one who hasn't read this. So...
What I snagged from the library
Perfect Ruin by Lauren Destefano
I'm curious about this floating island city and love a good murder mystery, but I'm a bit hesitant to dive into it for no real concrete reason. I do love that gorgeous cover.
Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales by various authors
I'm excited for this anthology of retellings because it isn't just the usual suspects. Yes, there is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, but there is also one for The Monkey's Paw!
So that's it for me this week. I'm pretty excited about what I added to my shelves. What did you add to your shelves? Link me up!
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