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: My spring break week has been glorious. I've spent a ton of time just hanging out with my honey. We saw the movie Get Out a few days ago (so good), went to our neighbor's for a cookout, and have made a ton of good food. I've done some reading, watched some hockey playoffs, and got caught up on Girls except for last week's and the series finale which airs on Sunday. It's crazy how quick this week has gone. What's keeping me going is knowing that I only have 9 more weeks when I go back to VA on Sunday and then I'll be home for the summer (and, hopefully, for good). A few PA job postings have started to crop up, so please send me the best vibes that you can to help me get a job here in PA. My husband has been a tropper, but three years of long-distance marriage has been a bit rough for both of us.
Blog and reading: A WoW this week (yes, even with a week off, I continued to be the worst book blogger in the history of the book blogging world-lol). I've spent all of my reading energy on continuing It by Stephen King. I know that if I set it aside, or try to read anything concurrently, that I'll loose stem and never pick it back up. I'm about 40% of the way through it at a little over 600 pages. I don't know I didn't wait until summer to pick this stupid book up. I have SO many April and May arcs getting ignored due to this enterprise.
New books: A small handful to share today. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends! Happy Easter, if you celebrate.
Lucky Girl by Amanda Maciel
I absolutely loved (although loved isn't the right word--was impressed by, maybe) this author's novel Tease. It's about a girl who is on trial after a girl she bullied commits suicide. Lucky Girl's synopsis says it is about beauty, self-worth, and sexual assault, so it obviously isn't pulling any punches. I'm excited to read this...but also feel like I need to be in the right mood for it.
The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
Half siblings who've never met share a beach house that neither of their families want to relinquish.
The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson
Two friends who've lived countries apart for the past year try to reconnect by traveling around Europe together. This sounds cute, and I automatically wanted it after seeing this colorful cover.
What I snagged from the library
Nevertheless by Alec Baldwin
I've always quite liked Alec Baldwin and am looking forward to this one.
I love Marvel, but am feeling just a tad burnt out. This is due back in just a couple of days, and between traveling and finishing getting all of my grades in, I don't know if that is going to happen. Has anybody seen this? Is it a must-see? I'm sure I'll put myself back on the list for it, but might make the time if I should...
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!