Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekly Rewind 2.21.15

Friday, February 20, 2015 9:53 PM with 8 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 by Tynga's 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 Blog and Life

Life: It was so nice to be home last weekend, but it went by way too quickly! My next trip is already booked, though, and only 3 weeks away, so it won't be bad. As much as it sucks to be away, I have to admit that this year is flying by. I also have to admit that my weekend in PA made me realize how nice it's been to not spend a winter in PA. Lol. It was so f-ing cold I really didn't even want to leave my house the entire time. My husband said it was supposed to drop down to -20 windchill yesterday. That's just way, way too cold. Even in FL it dropped down to the 20s overnight. Super ready for spring. I'm looking forward to May, especially. 

New Books: I have a few books to show you today. March is going to be an excellent month, book-wise. Not only do I have some awesome ARCs, but a lot of books I want to own are coming out in PB. That's about all that's going on. I'm pretty tired tonight, so will skip the blathering on. So without further adieu, I hope you are all having awesome weekends!

For Review

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Dead to Me by Mary McCoy
I've been looking forward to this YA answer to LA Confidential. I hope to read it this weekend.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
This book about a small town and a missing girl sounds intriguing. I really like the minimal cover, too. I've heard this one is pretty weird, but sometimes weird is good.
Flunked: Fairytale Reform School by Jen Calonita
I'm not going to lie, I snagged this MG book on the cover alone. Seriously, how charming is this cover?
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier
Per GR: In the vein of The Diviners and The Petal and the White,Razorhurst reimagines the notorious history of a mob-controlled Sydney—with a paranormal twist. Sold.
Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz
This story of a bi-sexual girl who loves ballet and is recovering from an eating disorder sounds kind of heavy, but good. 
The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
Per GR: Drama and danger abound in this fantasy realm where dukes play a game for the throne, magical warriors race to find the missing heir, and romance blossoms where it is least expected.

What I snagged from the library

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Books:
All Fall Down by Ally Carter
I started the e-arc of this a few weeks ago, but ended up setting it aside. It wasn't bad, but I have to admit that I'm not loving it nearly as much as The Heist Society. I do want to finish this, though, and hope it was just my mood. 
The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
Yes, I've checked this out again. I truly want to read it...
Audio Books:
A Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
This is my first book by Cassandra Clare. I started this a couple of days ago and am enjoying it so far. 

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!


8 comments:

  1. Seriously, if I didn't have to be here in PA this winter, I wouldn't. It has been awful. I don't mind the snow, but it's these cold temps and wind chill that are seriously awful. I just want to hibernate and eat carbs. It's bad. Anyway, I hope you are enjoying the FL sunshine. I just finished Dead to Me. It was pretty entertaining if you like detective/old-school mysteries. I also really enjoyed Cure for Dreaming and Clockwork Angel is one of my faves. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

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  2. Nice Haul!! I have All Fall Down waiting to be read. I also still need to read the Infernal Devices series. The Fairy Tail Reform School sounds like an interesting concept as well. I hope you love all of your new books.

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  3. The Storyspinner! The premise sounds really good and I can't wait to read it! I'd love to start the Infernal Devices series soon! I have City of Ashes sitting on my bookcase (unread) for around a year... so I feel I should continue on with that series first. Hope you love all your new reads, and have a great weekend :)

    My Weekend Post

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  4. Clockwork Angel!!!!!!!!! I love love love this series so much. Hope you do too.

    Storyspinner sounds so good and I've only read positive things so far. Have fun reading! ~Pam

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  5. Awesome haul! I got Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked this week too. I read it in one sitting and I absolutely enjoyed it! Bone Gap sounds like a really good read. I hope you enjoy your books! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  6. The Cure For Dreaming is really great, I just read it last month and really loved it! I really need to read Winters' other novels. I'm interested in your thoughts on Bone Gap, as I have seen it around a lot, but I don't know very much about it.

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  7. Flunked is a pretty good cover. I like it when a cover leaps out at me like that-it's even better when the book sounds good enough to buy! Happy reading!

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  8. You snagged some fantastic books. Super jealous :) :)

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