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 Life and Blog
Life: I'm drafting this on Thursday night again as I'm driving to PA tomorrow. My mother-in-law is in town, so my husband can't come down even though I was just there last weekend. I'm fine, though, I'm pretty caught up with everything at work, so I'll have very little grading or planning I'll need to do. In fact, all of my classes have an assembly tomorrow, so I just have to take roll and walk them to the auditorium (and watch them during the assembly, of course), but I should be able to get what little grading I do need to do while they are listening to the presentation. I'm ready for an easy day tomorrow after this week. For the most part, I have some great students, but I definitely have a couple of students that drain my energy and patience. It's just the way it is, I know. I'm in such a good school district, that having a couple of students who just won't shut up is about as good as it gets--and I know it.
My husband is thinking of bringing his mom down next weekend (she does his books, so will probably be there for a couple of weeks), which would be awesome because I'd like to do some of the touristy things that I haven't done yet. I've found some restaurants and shops in my new city (of course), but still haven't really explored like I would like to.
Blog and reading: This week I posted a TTT for my fall TBR list. I also posted a WoW for a book that sounds like a cross between Fangirl and Roomies. I'm currently reading Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Braken, and Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (yes, I'm reading five books, that's par for the course).
New books: I have a slew of pretty titles to share with you this weekend. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!
A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
I've been so excited for this book for ages. I'm surprised I held off for as long as I did to start it. A historical novel of a girl thrown into an asylum for getting pregnant.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
A look at the rest of society in a world where superheroes exist. This sounds awesome.
Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
A girl's grandmother promises to pay for her college education (at Harvard, no less), if she loses some weight.
Ghostly edited by Audrey Niffenegger
A huge collection of stories by some amazing authors. This is one I'll probably have to buy a finished copy of, for my library and for my students' library.
We'll Never be Apart by Emiko JeanA
After a girl's boyfriend dies in a fire set by her sister, a girl swears to enact revenge. This sounds awesome.
An Inheritance of Ashes by Lisa Bobet
Per GR: "The strange war down south—with its rumors of gods and monsters—is over. And while sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm." Sounds intriguing.
It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah Schmitt
It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah Schmitt
A girl is accidently taken by a grim reaper and then gets involved in a feud between an archangel and Death. Sounds interesting, but it will have to be very well written to work, imo.
What I snagged from the library
A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farmboy by Alexandra Braken The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to be a Jedi? by Adam Diowitz Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side by Tom Angleberger
I love Star Wars and am SO excited for these!!
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!