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.
I don't have much to report on the job front. I'm still waiting for my official certificate, but I did successfully sign up to work as a sub for one of the charter schools in town. I haven't gotten any jobs yet, but it just happened a couple of days ago, so I'm hoping it won't be too long. I'm going to continue working on a handful of applications over the weekend. It's exciting. I'm so happy that every time I write one of these posts I'm a bit closer to getting into a classroom.
On the blog front I was a bit lazy this week. I did post a discussion post on Monday about Why I'm Over Movie Theaters which has gotten some great responses. On Friday I posted a review of the newly remade Carrie. I was going to write a review for Better Off Friends, but just couldn't get my shit together. Hopefully, I'll get it posted sometime next week. I just finished The Real Prom Queens of Westfield High that comes out Feb. 4th. A review for it should be up Monday or Tuesday.
I got some pretty good books to share with you, so without further adieu. I hope you are all having fantastic weekends!
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
A man in his late 30s, who has always lived with his mother, is trying to figure out what to do with his life after her death. After finding a "Free Tibet" flyer in her bedroom, he begins writing to Richard Gere. I enjoyed The Silver Linings Playbook, and am looking forward to reading more by Mr. Quick.
White Space by Ilsa Bick
This is billed as The Matrix meets Inkheart, and I have to say that the premise of a girl who can travel through the white space of text is intriguing, but I've seen all kinds of DNF reviews going up for this which is a bummer.Fates by Lanie Bross
The Greek Fates have always been of huge fascination for me but it is also getting not great reviews from my friends.
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
I had featured this a couple of weeks ago when I checked it out from the library. I still haven't read it, but out of nowhere I get approved for it on NG. Like, 2 months after I had requested it and a couple weeks after it was released. Who knows.
What I Bought
The Best Night of Your (Pathetic) Life by Tara Altebrando
About a graduation scavenger hunt. Looks pretty fun.
What I snagged from the library
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
A boy follows his best friend and her band around the Northwest after graduation and tries to figure out his next step as she pulls further and further away.
Unlikely Friendships by Jennifer S. Holland
I'm not going to lie, I seriously get so lost looking at pictures online of cute animal friendships: A dog and an elephant! A gorilla and a cat! A bear and a tiger! I love that shit and can spend hours oohing and awing over how cute animals can be. This is that. In a book. It's freaking awesome.
The Book of Love by Lynn Weingarten
This is the sequel to the book The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers. A book I don't think many people read. I liked it alright and have been debating whether or not I need to reread it in order to read the sequel...and if I want to if that's the case. This has to be one the worst redesign of a series ever. The cover for the first book in hardback looked like this:
and now looks like this: Seriously, snore. I don't get it.
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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