Friday, July 29, 2016

Weekly Rewind 7.30.16

Friday, July 29, 2016 11:19 PM with 10 comments
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Weekly Rewind
The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.

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 seriously cannot believe that I'm down to just a little over two weeks of summer break. I've just been reading and sleeping and eating and being on break. I'm not ready for it to be over...and I'm definitely not ready to be away from my husband for yet another year. 

Blog and reading: I was actually quite productive on the blog this week. I posted a review for P.S. I Like You (which was adorable but predictable), a WoW, and I started a new feature called Natflix on Netflix where I'll review movies/shows I've watched on streaming channels. This week I reviewed a movie called Final Girl, which is currently on Netflix. It has great cast, but suffers from an obviously very small budget. I'm currently in the middle of half a dozen books. I'm reading Tell the Truth Shame the Devil, The Hopefuls, How to Hang a Witch, and Simon and the Homo Sapien Agenda. I'm also rereading Maine and Sloppy Firsts. Yes, I know that is ridiculous, but that's just how I roll. I've been listening to Eligible, but I'm probably going to switch to Truly, Madly, Guilty because I know I won't be able to renew it. I'm probably also not going to be to finish it in my car as I'm currently leaving my house at a fairly consistent rate of once every three days or so. Lol. 

New Books: Just a couple on the review book front this week, but I did buy a couple of books, and my library habit is as strong as ever. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

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Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta
I'm roughly halfway through this one and it is intriguing. I've not read the author's YA, but I know a lot of people are excited for this one. It is definitely adult, though, following a European police officer who is trying to figure out who planted a bomb on a bus full of kids on a summer excursion--including his daughter.
Cherry by Lindsey Rosin
This is a typical pact to lose the big V, only with senior girls instead of boys. It sounds cute enough, if a bit tired and cliche. 

What I Bought



I'll Meet You There by Heather Demitrios
I've been meaning to read this one for awhile now. I'm so glad they didn't redesign the cover for the PB edition. 
For Real by Allison Cherry
This Amazing Race type story featuring two sisters sounds like a lot of fun. 

What I snagged from the library


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Books:
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
This was one of most anticipated books of the year. I've only read the first chapter and will definitely give it a bit further, but the narration isn't grabbing me the way the books I end up cherishing do. The main character has already been clumsy in front of the cute boy next door...and I just, blah.
The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close
This author's Girls in White Dresses is one of my all-time favorites. I've reread it half a dozen times these past few years. I'm really enjoying this one so far. 
Audio:
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
I love the woman who does the narration for Moriarty's audio books (I'm assuming its the same person who did the last two), so I'm very excited to listen to this.
Movie: 
The Witch
I was so excited for this after reading a couple of Sundance rave reviews. We watched it last night...and it was just weird. Definitely puts you on edge, but just weird. I didn't really like it.

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!

 

10 comments:

  1. I've heard lots of great things about I'll Meet You There but I haven't read it myself. I hope you enjoy it though. Happy reading! :)

    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor: BLOG || VLOG
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  2. This summer has gone by too fast. I hope you enjoy your books.
    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog

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  3. Love your book haul! I haven't read Cherry yet but I've already heard good things about it! I can't wait to read it as well. Happy Reading!

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  4. oh i am excited for how to hang a witch. i have started it then got distracted. I think I may get it on audio.the beginning was strong. I need to get back to it.

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  5. Nice haul. Sometimes not every book works for you personally. I give a book a chance, but if it doesn't grab me, I save it for another time...maybe it's my mood. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  6. I can't wait to read Truly Madly Guilty! Laine Moriarty is coming to my area in September and I need to wait until then so I can get her signature. Have fun in these last weeks before school. I have three weeks (I am a Special Education Aide) to go.

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  7. The Witch was creepy. I didn't care for it but my after watching it, for a week my husband would sneak up on each other and make "Black Philip is watching you" comments. That damn goat was freaky. Can't wait to see what you think of How to Hang A Witch. Enjoy the rest of your time off!!!

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  8. Oh, you are so lucky to have a copy of Tell the Truth! I'm so excited to read that book!

    Have a great week!

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  9. For real sounded like so much fun! I really want to check that one out. I have read How to Hang a Witch and I really loved it.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  10. I heard such good things about that Demetrios book! I'm not sure if it's for me, since it's YA contemporary and I don't always like YA contemporary. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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