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
My Life: As I mentioned last week, tomorrow (Sun the 27) is my graduation/hooding ceremony for my M.Ed that I finished in December. My parents are coming for the ceremony which is cool. I usually only see them once a year, so it will be special. I mentioned last week that I had a ton of cleaning to do. I did some--but not as much as I should have. I'm just not one of those people who loves cleaning. I'm usually fine once I get into the rhythm of cleaning, but deep-down I'm a lazy bastard. It's just who I am. So, yeah, today will be spent scrubbing. They are driving in their motor-home since my dad is allergic to cats--of which we have two--so they won't actually be IN my house all that much.
This week I subbed for three days in the same high school library. It was so awesome. The dude I worked with was totally laid back and I spent half of the time just reading my Kindle. I wish every week was this easy. The only day that was rough was Friday as I stayed up WAY too late watching the AVS game (play off hockey).
The blog: So I learned an important lesson this week. I'll still post what I imagine will be the reviews for the upcoming week (I wish I scheduled my posts further out), but they will be projected reviews. I had every intention of writing something for The Break-Up Artist, but after reading Killer Instinct this week, I just HAD to get that review out of my system.
- Monday: A review for the book To All the Boys I've Loved Before. This story of a girl whose personal, for her-eyes-only love letters accidentally get sent out was very cute, BUT I was surprised by the cliff-hanger ending on a contemporary book.
- Wednesday: I'm waiting on Girl on a Wire. Circus + love story! Have you seen this cover?
- Thursday: I got super rant-y in my review of Killer Instinct. This was the biggest rip-off of Dexter imaginable.
May is shaping up to be just as, if not more, hectic than April. I'm a bit overwhelmed, frankly, by all the lovely titles I need to read. Honestly, to the point that I'm slumping a little bit. After finishing Killer Instinct on Tuesday I've struggled to find anything that can hold my attention. I've probably started no less than 10 books, but nothing is snagging me. I'm going to blame that horrible book. I still have the sequel to Pivot Point checked out from the library, so I'm going to give that a go. I know I should read one of these review books, but hopefully that will kick my ass back in gear so that I can.
I've never been into Fae books, but this book looks pretty cool. I'm so in love with that girl's hair. I used to dye mine that color and just looking at this cover makes me miss it so much--but the up-keep was such a pain in the ass.
Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
This dueling wedding chapels in Las Vegas sounds adorable. I'm excited to read this one.
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton
This book about a girl who hooks up with a run-away prince while vacationing in Europe also sounds super cute.
After the End by Amy Plum
A look at Post-WWIII life in Alaska. I'll go ahead and admit I snagged this one for that cover. What? Don't judge me.
Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey
"A fresh and funny teen murder mystery" per GR. I'm always up for one of those.
Only Everything by Kieran Scott
Eros gets banished from Mt. Olympus and must get 3 couples to fall in love without using powers. Sounds different.
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brenzeoff
Two teens meet after she crashes her bike into him which totally reminds me of Dream a Little Dream--the best of the Corey movies.
How to Meet Cute Boys by Catherine Clark
A girl falls for her best friend's worst enemy. I have to admit that the star ratings for this have me a bit weary, but I hope I enjoy it.
Killer Instinct by SE Green
What I snagged from the library
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Yay! All my buddies are loving this one, so I'm excited to dive in.
Per GR: "From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and/or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time."
Will return next week. I was slammed this week, and didn't make the rounds like I wanted to. So if you commented on any of my posts this week--I'm sorry if I didn't make it over to you. I hope to be better next week.
Again, from now on I'm going to post anticipated reviews because who knows what is going to strike me as necessary to talk about next week.