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. This post is linked to Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga's Reviews and the Sunday Post over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
My Life and Blog
Life: Whew! This has been a week. The first week of school is always so crazy, but this one was especially so. Because my school has more English teachers than English classrooms, I'm on a cart and travel between rooms. I did this last year, so it isn't really a big deal, but it's still an adjustment of being in the right place at the right time. We also had back-to-school night with the parents on Wednesday, which made for an extremely long day. I'm so glad this is Labor Day weekend. My kids seem like they are going to be a great bunch this year, though, and I'm excited to get to know them better. I'm slowly learning their names and personalities. With 75 students, it usually takes me a couple of weeks before I remember all their names. I haven't had any free time, so I'm sorry I didn't make it back to most of your blogs last week. If you left me a comment last week (or you do this week), I promise to make it by your blog this weekend.
I am headed home for the long weekend. My husband will be gone the next couple of weekends, so I definitely want to spend what time I can with him since we will be spending the next three apart. I don't plan on doing a whole lot this weekend beyond catching up on sleep. We ended up going to see the newest Star Trek film last weekend which we both enjoyed, but neither of us loved. It was worth seeing in the theater, I think, but I liked the second film more.
Blog and reading: A WoW this week. I started and finished listening to The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close. As much as I like her writing (Girls in White Dresses is one of my all-time favorites), I was disappointed in the story. I hope to sit down and write (a short) review this weekend. As far as non-audiobooks are concerned, I've very much struggled to want to read this week. I'm in the middle of several books right now, but have only been able to read a page or two before my mind starts racing and I have to put it down. Next week I'll start getting into the swing of actual lessons/content (most of which are already completely planned), which will help free up some mind-space. I hope to read An Ember of Ashes (finally) this week and I have A Darker Shade of Magic on audio waiting for me at my PA library.
New Books: I have a handful of lovelies that I'm excited to read this week, both for review and from the library. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!
The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
So from what I'm gathering from the synopsis, this is a story about a town whose residents forget everything about their lives every 12 years unless they have their memories written down. I think this cover is just lovely.
Going Geek by Charlotte Huang
This takes place at an East Coast boarding school which is all I need to know to be interested.
A Song to Take the World Apart by Zan Romanoff
About a girl with siren-like powers. The reviews for this one are unfortunately pretty middling, but I'm going to give it a try.
Pasadena by Sherri L. Smith
A noir about a girl trying to understand her best friend's murder.
The Lost and the Found by Cat Clarke
This is one of those girl returns years after being abducted but is t really her books.
Cradle and All by James Patterson
I'm so intrigued by this YA rendition of a book that was published 15 years ago about girls around the world who are getting pregnant despite being virgins and a former nun turned detective. (On a related note, I'm also intrigued by the YA rendition of The Da Vinci Code. It's an interested trend, no?)
When They Fade by Jeyn Roberts
Reading the synopsis I'm not exactly sure what this is about, but I know it follows two girl, one living and one dead and it looks intriguing.
What I snagged from the library
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Confession time: I still haven't read An Ember in the Ashes (despite having an ARC). I started it before its release date and got decently far...before putting it down. I started it again a couple of night ago and am determined to finish it this time. (I know. I know.)
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
I'm about halfway through this and am certainly intrigued.
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!