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'v 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: If you follow me on instagram or twitter, you already know that my beloved cat, Hyades, died last weekend. I knew that he was at the end of his life. He's been on medicine for the last couple of years for thyroid issues, but it is impossible to prepare yourself for any kind of loss. I've had him for over eighteen years and he was honestly the coolest cat I've ever known. I was a wreck last weekend, and am still feeling pretty rough, but I know that he had a long and wonderful life and that he died knowing that he was very, very loved by me and my husband.
I am home for a long weekend due to Columbus Day and it is much needed. I definitely just need a couple of days with my husband to just unwind and relax. I am hoping to do something fun, though, like go to Cedar Point (or at least go to a movie or something).
Blog and reading: Just a WoW this week. I'm currently (very slowly) reading Six of Crows. I deliberately put it off until the sequel came out. I'm also reading It's Not Me, It's You, which is hilarious so far. I'm currently listening to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (for the fourth or fifth time). I just needed the book equivalent of a pint of Ben & Jerry's after this last week.
New Books: Just a small handful this week, but I'm excited about all of them. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot
I was elated when I found out there was going to be a fourth book in the "Boy" series.
What Light by Jay Asher
This romance sounds interesting. I like the Christmas tree farm aspect.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
This looks so intriguing.
Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner
I went through a HUGE "chick-lit" (I hate that term so much) phase in my twenties--when it first broke out as a genre--and Jennifer Weiner was at the forefront of my obsession. Good In Bed, In Her Shoes, Goodnight, Nobody--I loved all of them. I haven't read her most recent books, but I'm still excited for this memoir.
What I Bought
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I really struggled getting into the arc of this and gave up around page 80 or so, but then I happened to read this conversation on GR where a girl was saying the same thing and another told her it started to pick up around pg. 100. So I'm going to give it another go. It was recently on sale at The Book Outlet, so I snagged it. The flowers in the picture were given by a co-worker who knew I was sad about fat kitty.
Well that's it for me this week. Feel free to leave a link to whatever weekend post you do (Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post, 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!