Saturday, June 21, 2014

Weekly Rewind 6.21.14

Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:08 AM with 24 comments






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 throwing this together at the last minute and am tired, so this is going to be an abbreviated post sans links and with less rambling. The job hunt continues. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that the right job comes along (or the wrong one is fine, too, anything that keeps me from subbing for a full year...)

Blog: I posted stuff.
  • Tuesday: I don't usually do TTT posts anymore, but I love the "season" TBR lists. So I participated in this week's Books Topping My Summer TBR.
  • Wednesday: I'm waiting for I'm Glad I Did a book set in the rock-n-roll era of the 1960s.
  • Thursday: A review of The Body in the Woods which I unfortunately found boring and underwhelming. 
New Books: I have a fabulous haul to share with you this week, so without further adieu...I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

Review Books

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Wildflower  by Alecia Whitaker
I just started this one last night (and didn't get very far before my eyes closed involuntarily), but I'm enjoying it so far. It follows a girl who has long played in her family's band who suddenly breaks out as a solo star.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
I haven't read anything by this author yet, but I've heard awesome things. I'm excited to dive into this one.
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
A girl honors her dead ex-boyfriend by training for the marathon he was planning on running. I didn't realize this was part of her series--which I haven't read--but it seems like all of the books are separate stories?
Conversion by Katherine Howe
I've been so excited about this book billed as Prep meets The Crucible--Prep is seriously one of my all-time favorite novels--but it is so similar to The Fever that I just read. I'm about 20% in and I'm intrigued, but I wish I wouldn't have read The Fever first as they pretty much have the same plot.
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
I have no idea what this is about. Snagged because of the pretty cover, I'm not going to lie.
The Dare by Hannah Jayne
A girl and her best friend jump off a pier, but her friend never comes back up, she then starts getting messages from somebody claiming to be her. *shrugs*

What I snagged from the library

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A MG short story collection. Just look at that cover! So gorgeous.
The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
This ambitious novel follows 6 teens from a Reagan-era summer camp into the next decade. I'm a little intimidated by this almost 500 pager, but I've been meaning to read it forever and it's out in PB.
I have the e-arc of this, but wasn't getting into it. I'm hoping to have better luck with the HB. I know there is no logic in that. Whatever.

Anticipated Reviews

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I know I was going to post a review of On the Fence this week, but didn't finish it as soon as I was planning. I should have reviews for both of these up next week. I really enjoyed both. This was a good reading week.


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!

24 comments:

  1. The Vanishing Season...ohh, I liked that one. (It's The Moment Collector in UK/AUS...which I Don't get!?! Why did they change the title?! That's confusing!) The ending is pretty "what the heck just happened there"....buuut. I did enjoy it mostly. ;) Good luck with the job hunting still! I hope something turns over soon. :|

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  2. Broken Hearts is a lot of fun once you get past a few small issues. It's a light, fluffy beach read….I hope you get back into it! I also look forward to your thoughts on Conversion and On the Fence--both are on my TBR! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Wildflower caught my attention last week. I'll be interested to hear what you think of it. I have an ARC of Breathe, Annie, Breathe and The Vanishing Season that I need to read at some point! I think I'm finally ready to read On the Fence. I keep seeing it around so much, knowing I have an ARC that I haven't started is torturing me. I gave up on Broken Hearts. I tried and just couldn't get into it at all. I hope you have better luck!

    Happy reading – and job hunting!

    My StS

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  4. Great haul this week. I have Breathe Anne Breathe and On the Fence on my TBR list. I will have to keep an eye out for your reviews since I don't think I will get to them for a little while.

    Here is my STS: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/06/stacking-shelves-challenge-update_21.html

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  5. Lovely haul this week. I absolutely adored The One Plus One, I hope you like it too and the rest of your books!

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  6. Breathe, Annie, Breathe sounds really god but I didn't realize it was part of that series either. I just read Chasing Jordan and to be honest, I wasn't very impressed. I'll be curious to hear what you think about the book.

    Conversion…that's on my list to read as well.

    Glad it was a good reading week! ~Pam

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  7. I haven't read any of these but I have "One Plus One" on hold at the library. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  8. Wildflower sounds so good and I absolutely love that cover! :) And Conversion sounds very interesting too.
    I can't wait to read Breathe Annie Breathe in a few weeks. Miranda's books have always worked for me, but this looks like it might be my favorite.
    Enjoy your haul this week, Natalie! :)

    Nick - My Haul

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  9. Great haul this week. I really love the look of Wildflower and am sure I will be reading that myself when I can get my hands on it. I also really like the look of Breathe, Annie, Breathe - I have an ARC but want to get to the others in the series first. I hope you have a great reading week and enjoy all of your new additions :) Here's my STS.

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  10. THE DARE looks intriguing. I just finished ON THE FENCE -- it was cute, though very predictable and cliche. I'll be interested to see what you think of it!

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  11. I am so glad you loved Tease. I am writing my review in a few minutes here and I have no idea what to SAY. That book affected me so much and I am so conflicted about so many things!! I didn't much care for Broken Hearts. I DNFed it. The writing was fine but the plot was too predictable and cheesy. Not my thing.

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  13. my ex-boyfriend dumped me 8 months ago after I caught him of having an affair with someone else and insulting him. I want him back in my life but he refuse to have any contact with me. I was so confuse and don't know what to do, so I visited the INTERNET for help and I saw a testimony on how a spell caster help them to get their ex back so I contact the spell caster and explain my problems to him..... he cast a spell for me and assure me of 3 days that my ex will return to me and to my greatest surprise the third day my peter came knocking on my door and beg for forgiveness. I am so happy that my love is back again and not only that, we are about to get married. Once again thank you Dr Ohehen spell caster, you are truly talented and gifted contact his email:(ohehenemenspelltemple001@gmail.com}

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  14. I'm so jealous that you got to read On the Fence already! That one is something I've been waiting for for a long time now!
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  15. I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed Tease. I loved that one so much. I haven't read any of the others, but I'll be starting On the Fence sometime soon. :)

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  17. Oh. If you haven't read any of Jojo Moyes, you should definitely read her Me Before You. I'm so jonesing for her new one! Lucky you.

    Have a great week!

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  18. So excited for Conversion!! I'm eager to hear your thoughts on Tease, I met the author recently and hearing her talk about the book made me want to check it out. Enjoy your new books!

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  19. Awwww I wish you the best of luck with your job hunt, and I hope you find something soon! And enjoy all of your new books. I'm jealous that you have Conversion. That one is definitely on my TBR list.

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  20. Ha, I also snagged Vanishing Season because of the pretty cover...well, that and I'd enjoyed the author's Peter Pan retelling to an extent. I'll probably pick up Broken Fences on audio because I don't know when I'll have time to get to it otherwise, and I love the author's other works under her real name. Plus, she narrates it herself, and I love when authors do that. :)

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  21. My Name is Bella Tina, From Canada I wish to share my testimonies with the general public about what this man called Dr OSAUYI has just done for me , this man has just brought back my lost Ex husband to me with his great spell within 24 hours. I was married to my husband Alans Evans, we were together for a long time and we loved our self’s but when I was unable to give him a child for 2 years he left me and told me he can’t continue anymore then I was now looking for ways to get him back until a friend of mine told me about this man and gave his contact email OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM then you won’t believe this when I contacted this man on my problems he prepared cast a very strong spell for me and bring my lost husband back within 24hrs, and after a month I miss my monthly period and went for a test and the result showed that i was pregnant. i am happy today am a mother of a baby girl, thank you once again the great Dr OSAUYI for what you have done for me.Contact him on his private email OSAUYILOVESPELL@GMAIL.COM if you are out there passing through any of this problems or predicaments in your life. or you can call the great man on +2348100515075 thanks

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