Friday, May 30, 2014

Weekly Rewind 5.31.14

Friday, May 30, 2014 11:49 PM with 15 comments

Weekly Rewind
The new books on my shelves, the links I loved, 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 Tyngas 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, and the links I've enjoyed over the past week from other blogs and the interwebs in general.  

My Life and Blog

Life: Once again I am throwing this post together at the last minute, so I'm not going to blather on for too long today. I've continued to apply for jobs, but at this point, the posting seem to be drying up. There are a handful of schools I still plan on applying for--one that I am especially excited for (plus there are a few jobs I've already applied for that I'm super excited about)--that require for me to mail in my application that I am going to work on tomorrow. So now it is just to sit and wait. La, la, la, la, la. Positive thoughts, crossed fingers, all those good things.

Blog: This was a pretty light week still, but since the job search is slowing down, my attention to the blog should increase over the next couple of weeks or so. We'll see. I'm not putting pressure on myself as far as the blog is concerned. As I'm assuming most of you know, job searching is one of the most stressful things in the world, so there is just no way I'm putting extra pressure on myself. Thanks to all of you that have continued to stop by and say nice things to me. <3

My slump seems to be dissapating. Yay! I read two books this week: The Truth About Alice and This is Where I Leave You. I really enjoyed both, and have been reading pretty steadily the past couple of days, so there will definitely be at least one book review up this week. 
New Books: As always, I have some new reads that I'm excited to share with you. I hope that you are all having fabulous weekends. For those who went to BEA, I hope it was amazing, and I can't wait to see your posts. 

Review Books

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Don't You Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
I've been so excited to read this retelling of the Pied Piper. That cover is gorgeous, and it just looks so original. I can't NOT sing that cover, though. I'm sure I'm not the only one with that problem. 
Hexed by Michelle Krys
So I'm about 25% of the way through this, and I have to admit that I'm not loving it. I've actually set it aside for now, and I hope to get through it before it comes out, but I don't know. It isn't horrible, it just isn't grabbing me, and with my recent slump I'm really only interested in books that are able to hold my attention.
My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal
A girl is stuck until she can figure out who killed her. Sounds interesting. 
Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican
I'm so excited for this book about 3 freshmen who band together to survive life at a rough Catholic school. 
Wicked Games by Sean Olin
This soap-y book about a girl who enacts revenge on the girl who her boyfriend cheated on her with (instead of her bf) sounded cheesy but fun, but early reviews have not been favorable. We'll see.

What I snagged from the library

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Free to Fall  by Lauren Miller
So I was 99% sure that I downloaded this, but found out that I didn't (apparently) when I went to read it. Regardless, my library system is awesome, so I got it pretty quickly. I'm excited to read this. I really enjoyed Parallel.
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
I've been meaning to read this for forever. That cover is so adorable.

Link Love 
  • The Notebook Sisters celebrated Wonderland with a week full of awesome posts. Go check it out if you haven't already.
  • Mands @The Bookish Manicurist posted a review for The Haunting of Lily Frost that includes one of the coolest manicures I've ever seen. Plus, she talks about evening bush walks...
  • Christina @Confessions of a Book Addict gives us her picks for 2014 summer reading. 
Upcoming Reviews

 The Truth About Alice 

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!


  1. Eeeh, thanks for linking to us. x) And oooh, fingers crossed for those job applications. :| I've heard too many dodgy things about Hexed to try it for myself. It's not my "Kind" of book anyway, but it DID sound good! I so want to read The Truth About Alice. x) I can't wait to read your review on it!

  2. Hope you hear back on those job applications soon *fingers crossed* I have not read The Truth About Alice yet but I do have it on my Kindle waiting for me.
    My StS

  3. I'm so worried to hear that you're not enjoying Hexed! I've been excited to read that one for awhile! I'm really looking forward to My Last Kiss, definitely sounds like something I would love. I know I'm in the minority when I say that Don't You Forget About Me was not for me. Everyone seems to be loving it, though! So I hope it works for you!

  4. Good luck with your job applications! Don't You Forget About Me looks really interesting, and I love that cover so much. Enjoy your books. :)

    Elen @ A World of Reviews

  5. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Hexed and Free to Fall. Going Vintage is a really cute read. Thanks for sharing my link to my beach reads list…I appreciate it! :) Good luck on the job front. I hope something comes up soon!

  6. GOING VINTAGE is lots of fun. Light and fluffy -- a good, easy breezy summer read. I hope you enjoy it as well!

  7. Don't worry, the song popped into my head too when I saw "Don't You Forget About Me."

  8. Lovely haul :-) I am anticipating many of these books. Really looking forward to Don't You Forget About Me. (singing it too...) Happy Reading!

  9. I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  10. I wasn't a huge fan of My Last Kiss, unfortunately. It was okay! I really liked The Truth About Alice though :D

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

  11. Good look with the job search! You got some great books this week. I've been meaning to read Going Vintage forever too. Happy reading! :-)

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer
    My Book Haul

  12. Glad to hear you liked The Truth About Alice, I still need to read that one. And I really enjoyed Free to Fall and Going Vintage, hope you do too.

    Good luck with the job search, hope you hear something soon! ~Pam

  13. I really want to read My Last Kiss and Free to Fall! I hope you love these!

    Happy Reading!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  14. Don't You Forget About Me sounds like such an amazing read; it's definitely one of my most anticipated books. Free to Fall sounds so good too; I really loved Lauren Miller's Parallel! I hope you enjoy your books. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  15. Ha! I love that you found my evening bush wall amusing :D Thanks for the shout out, lovely.

    I hope you get a positive response to your job apps, I am picturing it happening for you!

    Don't You (Forget About Me) sounds really good!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist


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