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.
Life and Blog
Life: So my internet was down all last weekend which is why I didn't do an update. Today's update is going to be brief. It's already getting late, and I'm tired. I'll give a proper update next week. I'm down to 32 school days (yes, I'm counting). I'll be home one last time in three weeks. There were eleven weeks between spring break and summer break which was just way too long to go without seeing my husband. Even the seven weeks we are going is excruciating long.
Blog: This week left me exhausted every day. I have reviews to do, but just no energy. I hope to get some serious blog time in this weekend--including doing some visiting. I did write a post last week that I have to admit I'm really proud of about Showtime's show The Affair and my growing wish that more shows would follow the single season show format. You can read that here if you're interested.
New books: Because I didn't do an update last week, this week will include what I would have featured last week. I'm so excited for the vast majority of these. So without further adieu, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!
Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Yes, I have it, and yes, I'm super excited.
Rook by Sharon Cameron
Two people (teens, I'm assuming) in an arranged marriage discover neither is who the other believed them to be.
Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby
I really enjoyed Golden by this author, so I'm hoping to love this book about a girl who begins to fall for the guy who got her ex-boyfriend's heart through organ donation.
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
Per GR: "For centuries Love and Death have chosen their players. They have set the rules, rolled the dice, and kept close, ready to influence, angling for supremacy. And Death has always won. Always." I'm intrigued.
Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine
I usually don't like kiss-y covers, but this is pretty cute.
In a World Just Right by Jen Brooks
A multiverse novel.
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Billed as a cross between Stardust and The Fault in Our Stars which is...interesting.
Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver
A twin pretends to be her sister after her sister's death. I've been looking forward to this one.
Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger
A companion to The Duff which I bought recently but still need to read.
Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman
I'm currently reading this book. It is obviously influenced by the Megan Meier/Lori Drew case which I just talked about in class a couple of weeks ago.
City Love by Susanne Colasani
Three girls living together in NYC before their freshmen years of college.
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman
The sequel to The Prisoner of Night and Fog which I still need to read.
Sophomore Year is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin
This book about a girl spending time in Greece with her family sounds charming.
Murder is Bad Manners by Robin Stevens
Two girls at an all-girl school in the 1930s start a detective agency which sounds adorable.
Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein
A girl with magical ancestry is becoming a genie. This is not getting great reviews, unfortunately.
What I snagged from the library
Into the Woods starring Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick and Johnny Depp
I'm excited to watch this although I wish it wasn't constant singing.
Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale
This got pretty poor reviews, but I'm always curious about epics. My expectations are pretty low.
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!