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: Not a whole lot to report this week. Between the office, and the library, and subbing I feel like I'm just running all the time. It's sad but true that I actually use my time at the office to write posts and catch up on commenting. I subbed twice this week. Once for a 4th-grade class. Elementary is exhausting--but at least I got recess. The other was for 7th-grade English.
Blog: My blog turned one this week! I knew it was sometime in April, but I was thinking I had another week or so. Anyway it completely snuck up on me and while I was planning on doing a giveaway or something, it just didn't happen. I do plan on doing something soon--I'm also almost at 250 BL followers, so hopefully I'll be able to get my act together sometime this Spring, so keep your eyes open for some sort of giveaway. I do want to take a moment to say thank you so much to all of those lovely people who stop by my blog and read and comment on my posts.
- Monday: An early review of the book Rebel Belle. This action comedy is pretty fun, but it had some issues and I didn't love it. I will pick up the second book when it comes out.
- Tuesday: nada
- Wednesday: I'm waiting on the conclusion to the Burn for Burn series Ashes to Ashes. I adore this series and would definitely recommend if you haven't picked up the first book yet.
- Thursday: A discussion post Where I Admit to Never Reading NA.
- Friday: I talk about how Natflix&Books is Now One!
I cannot even begin to tell you how excited for all three of the review books I'm sharing with you today. So without further adieu. I hope that you are all having fabulous weekends!
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
I'm about halfway through this YA romance about two teens that meet during a city-wide blackout and spend the night together. I'm loving it so far and have been trying to read it slowly.
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I loved My Life Next Door and am so excited to dive into this one next. Summer time romance set in a Nantucket-like environment? Yes, please!!
House of Ivy and Sorrow by Natalie Whipple
Of all the paranormal creatures, witches are definitely my favorite. Plus that cover is just so cool.
What I bought
Heist Society by Ally Carter
I've already read this book about a girl who need to pull off the ultimate art heist--twice--but I couldn't resist picking it up when I saw it at Half Price Books during a recent trip.
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
I've also read this novel about the aftermath of a senator's affair in relation to his wife and two daughters, but I cannot for the life of me remember a single detail. I'm looking forward to rereading this one (and seeing if I remember any of it--lol).
What I snagged from the library
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
This is probably the 3rd or 4th time I've checked this out. I really do want to read it--assassin nuns!--but the size is kind of intimidating and I just have SO many April arcs to get through. We'll see.
Snow White & Rose Red by Kallie George
I just couldn't resist checking out this beautifully illustrated version of my favorite fairy tale.
- Catherine from Stray Imaginations actually posted this awesome post about Girl Shaming in Romance Novels a few weeks ago, but I just discovered it.
- Jen and April discuss Co-Blogging on their blog Starry-Eyed Revue.
- Speaking of co-bloggers, the girls of Books of Amber wrote a joint review for Dare Me that had me cracking up with their vastly different opinions.