Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekly Rewind 10.18.14

Friday, October 17, 2014 5:50 PM with 9 comments





Weekly Rewind
The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.




Since I started this blog I've participated in Stacking the Shelves, which is a weekly feature hosted byTyngas 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.

My Life and Blog

Life: I'm home! This is going to be short because we are meeting a couple of friends tonight and I want to squeeze in a nap before we go, but it is so so awesome to be home and I'll definitely give a longer update next week. I hope you are all having fabulous weekends! 

New books: Just a couple to share this week, but I'm excited to read them.

For Review

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Compulsion  by Martina Boone
The blurb is: Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse. That sounds pretty cool, but mostly I snagged this because that cover is so puuurty. I want to go there, please.
Atlantia  by Ally Condie
I'm not going to lie--I'm a little wary of this one. I hated Matched and didn't continue with the series. That said, I love the idea of Atlantis and Sirens and so on and so forth. I think that cover is pretty boring, though.
Get Happy by Mary Amato
A young song writer finds out that the father she thought had abandoned her has been trying to contact her for years.

What I Bought



My True Love Gave to Me by various authors
I just couldn't resist this short story compilation. One of my favorite books is Girls Night In, a chick-lit short story compilation. It does feel a little early for holiday stories, but the cover is so charming and I love all the authors. Fat Kitty approves. 

What I Snagged From the Library


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Books:
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
I was so excited to snag the e-galley for this, and then just never got to it. I know it has little chance of being read right now (it's huge!), but I couldn't resist snagging it from the library. Maybe I'll find some time to read it...once I get through this next round of essays. 
Afterworlds  by Scott Westerfield
I have this e-galley, as well, but again I just couldn't resist snagging the gorgeous hardcover when it became available. 
Movies:
I'm excited for this one. For the most part, I love Marvel movies, and I've heard great things about this one.

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!


9 comments:

  1. Oooh, COMPULSION sounds really good. I'm reading a ghost story set on a plantation right now, but I'm not loving it as much as I thought I would. COMPULSION sounds similar yet better. I'll definitely be checking it out!

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  2. It's great to be home! :) I hope you'll be able to put it some time to read on your break. Anyway, I've been seeing Compulsion everywhere. But it's not for me. I think I'll wait to see some more reviews before I bite.

    Have a great week!

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  3. Enjoy your time at home! I just finished Compulsion this week and really enjoyed it. I loved the setting! Enjoy your books!

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  4. Atlantia and Compulsion sound very interesting. Enjoy!
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  5. My True Love Gave to Me looks like such a cute read! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  6. Books Books, I love books and I hope you enjoy your new books! I bought the UK cover of MTLGtM and I cannot wait to have it!

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  7. I really liked Winter Soldier! Fun movie :)
    I'm hoping to read Complusion soon---sounds so good and yea, that cover is gorgeous!! Why do they not make more posters of all the beautiful YA books??

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  8. Hope you love(d) Winter Soldier! I think it's really solid.

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  9. So glad you got to go home for the weekend, hope you had fun!

    Atlantia…I'll be curious to see what you think, I'm not sure about this one. I actually loved Matched, but for some reason, the synopsis is not doing it for me. Hope you like it! ~Pam

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