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: Every spare minute I've had this week has been spent in front of the computer looking for a teaching job. I've applied for a few jobs that I would be absolutely thrilled to land, so I'm keeping my hopes up. Please continue to keep your fingers crossed for me that one of these positions will pan out. The office has continued to be pretty crazy and they are still looking for my replacement (which is good for me as I would love to hold on to the job through the summer). So, yeah, second verse same as the first. I can't wait to tell you all some good news.
I'm excited for this long weekend. Most of it will definitely be spent on the never-ending job search and doing some cleaning around the house, but I'm hoping to get out of the house at least a little bit. I'm writing this on Friday night after a fabulous day. My husband and I said screw it, let's go to lunch and a matinee and had a great afternoon. We saw the new X-Men film. I liked it, but I've always been a fan of those movies. I'll try to get a review up for it in the next couple of days.
Blog: As job searching has become my number one priority, my blog posting and blog hopping was a bit sparse this week. I'm still book slumping which I think is at least a little bit due to the stress and uncertainty that looking for employment brings. This week's post will again be without Link Love or Anticipated Reviews. I hope you all continue to bear with me as I concentrate more on my life than on this blog. I do have a couple of movie reviews I'd like to post soon, as well as some discussion posts in mind, so hopefully I'll have some new material up this week.
- Wednesday: I cannot wait--like fangirling times 100--for V.E Schwab's newest book that doesn't come out until next February: A Darker Shade of Magic.
I hope all of those going to BEA this year have a fabulous time. I'm excited to hear about your experiences and to drool over all the pretty books you bring back.
New Books: Once again, I have some titles I'm excited to share with you this week. So without further adieu, I hope that you all have a safe and fabulous holiday weekend!!
Vivine Divine is Dead by Lauren Sabel
A famous teen actress receives a death threat after her famous actress mother was murdered. Terrified, she flees to Mexico.
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
I'm curious about this novel that examines the roles girls play and the labels they are given.
The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson
A homeless runaway helps try to find a missing girl.
My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
A girl is perplexed when her ex-best friend invites her on a family vacation to Greece.
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
This memoir follows a girl in her early 20s in the 90s who spent a year answering J.D. Salinger's fan mail...as the author, himself.
What I Bought
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
I quite like Jonathan Tropper, and read this when it first came out a few years ago. I found it for $2 and am excited that it is getting made into a film with Tina Fey and Jason Bateman. The movie comes out in September, I believe.
What I snagged from the library
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
I read probably fifty percent of this last year before putting it aside for some unknown reason (I get in weird moods--I can't even explain it as I was actually enjoying this one). I'm looking forward to finishing it.
Awkward by Marni Bates
I'm not quite sure how a YouTube video makes a girl famous enough to hang out with rock stars, but this looks pretty fun...if unbelievable.
Well that's it for me this week. Feel free to leave a link to whatever weekend post you do (Stacking the Shelves, In My Mailbox, etc). I love to see what books people have recently snagged and especially enjoy hearing about my fellow bloggers' weeks. I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!