The Weekly Rewind
The new books on my shelves, the links I loved, 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 Tyngas 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, and the links I've enjoyed over the past week from other blogs and the interwebs in general.
My Life and Blog
Life: I'm feeling a lot better this week. I still have a lingering cough and some congestion, but am much better. Thanks for all the well wishes! Tuesday was a horrible day, though. I got maybe 3 hours of sleep and then subbed for a half day and then had to go into the office. Subbing on no sleep is the worst! On Wednesday I went to a huge teacher employment fair which was interesting, but chaotic. I snagged some information from different schools, but didn't get a job or anything. My state is unfortunately not one of the ones who need teachers. I would love to move down to FL where they actually need teachers, but with my husband's new-ish company, now just isn't the time for a move. On Friday I subbed for a music teacher. I had to watch the same 40 minutes in the middle of a movie I've never seen 5 times.
- Monday: An early review for Love Letters to the Dead. I really enjoyed this epistolary novel about a girl who is recovering from the death of her beloved older sister by writing dead celebrities.
- Tuesday: nada
- Wednesday: I'm waiting on The Bodies We Wear.
- Thursday: I discuss My Love of the Epistolary Novel and share some of my favorites.
- Friday: laziness
April is just going to be insane. I'm excited for so many of the books I have, but I'm also a bit overwhelmed by all the arcs I have to read. April also has two of the books I've been dying for: To All the Boys I've Loved Before and Dorothy Must Die. You better believe I'm making time for those two. I'm really excited for the books I'm sharing with you this week, so without further adieu, I hope you are all having fantastic weekends.
Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder
I've been excited for this one since seeing that gorgeous cover. I love books that focus on friendship and a road trip is always fun. This one is on deck.
Great by Sara Benincasa
I'm not going to lie, I'm a bit weary about this retelling of The Great Gatsby, but I'm going to give it a shot. I'm loving the cover girl's makeup and the color scheme.
Noggin by John Corey Whaley
5 years after dying, a 16 year-old boy's head gets attached to somebody else's body. It sounds pretty awesome.
The Lonesome Young by Lucy Connors
Two teenage heirs of feuding families fall in love. It sounds like Romeo and Juliet mixed with the Hatfields and McCoys. I seriously hate that cover, but it sounds interesting.
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
A recovering addict searching for answers about her best friend's murder.
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
I'm going to be honest and say that I have no idea what this fantasy novel is actually about. Something about sisters keeping souls quiet?
Viginlante Poets of Selwyn Academy by Kate Hattemer
A group of students decide to take down the reality show being filmed at their high school.
Always Emily by Michaela MacColl
The Bronte sisters solve a mystery.
What I snagged from the library
A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
I had an arc of this historical fiction story following a girl during the 1918 Spanish Influenza outbreak, but it was only formatted for Adobe Digital and I hate reading on my computer.
The Pretenders by Lisi Harrison
Five journals are stolen from a locked cabinet. I've never read anything by this popular author, so I'm excited to give her a try.
The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
A mystery following two disappearances years apart is being billed for fans of Gillian Flynn. I love a good dark mystery every once in awhile, but I'm afraid arcs are going to dominate my life this month. We'll see.
- Ashleigh over at The YA Kitten talks about The Oppression of Being Nice.
- The evil genius known as Cait from The Notebook Sisters wrote the funniest post about How to be the Best Book Blogger Ever.
- This joint review from Jen and April, the lovely ladies from Starry-Eyed Revue, of Open Road Summer made me wish I would have tried to snag this one after all. I can add this to the growing list of April (the month) books I just HAVE to have.
- Fast Company talked about the 5 Surprising Ways Writing Make Your Life Better.
- So this is a blog post, but from a non book blog. It is from The Nerdy Feminist and discusses She's Someone Vs. Narcissistic Fatherhood which is an extremely thoughtful post about how saying: you should treat that woman better because what if she was your daughter, wife, mother, etc is wrong because it makes the woman all about that man. It's awesome.