Saturday, October 25, 2014

Weekly Rewind 10.25.14

Saturday, October 25, 2014 8:02 AM with 10 comments

Weekly Rewind
The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.

Since I started this blog I've participated in Stacking the Shelves, which is a weekly feature hosted byTyngas 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.

My Life and Blog

Life: It was so nice being home last weekend. I got in on Thursday night super late and stayed until Monday evening, so I had 3 full days with my husband and kitties. It was the perfect time to be in PA as the leaves were turning and it was absolutely gorgeous out. I got to see some friends on Friday and Sunday nights, too, which was awesome. I really haven't made any friends here. I really like a couple of the women in the English department--really, everyone has been nice and welcoming--but I haven't made any real friends. I just work all the time. Every night I'm planning lessons for the next day or two while grading papers from the last day or two. It is none stop. Luckily, I'll have some material that I will be able to use next year, so the stress of planning will definitely be less. I've been focusing on the Salem witch trials the past couple of days and plan on staying on them for the next couple. It's such an interesting part of our history, and the students seem to be enjoying the lessons. 

This weekend I'm going down to my sister's house for my niece's birthday party. My sis and her husband are going to a Halloween party Sat night, so I'll probably join them. It will be fun to be around her and her family. One perk of FL is definitely being closer to her and her kids. I usually only see them once a year which isn't nearly enough.

New books: November isn't too crazy, thankfully. After September and October where I literally had more ARCs than days in the month, I only have a couple review books for the whole month. I'm honestly still not really reading. I'm just so tired by the time I've finished what I need to do for the next day, that every night I kind of watch TV for a little while and then go to sleep. I'll try to read for a little while before I sleep, but I never get through more than a couple of pages before I just crash. That said, I am really excited about the books I have to share this week, and Thanksgiving break will be here before we know it. I get the whole week off and already have my plane ticket. 

Well, that's about all I have to share with you today. I hope you are all having fabulous weekends! 

Review Books

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A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
A girl whose now dead parents found the key to crossing into alternative dimensions is chasing the boy suspected of killing them through said dimensions. So, I just read that sentence and it could have been much more eloquent, but I'm tired and lazy and have now typed out a whole new sentence instead of changing it. *shrugs* This cover! Am I right? So gorgeous. I would hang this one on my wall. I also like the whole multiverse thing although it is starting to get a bit old. Regardless, I'm excited for this one, and am going to try to make a real effort to get to it.
Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
This series that follows a group of teens with special abilities that help them profile suspects for the FBI is pretty fun. I didn't love The Naturals, but I did like it, and am excited to see where the series goes next. Although the love triangle is annoying and I heard that this one really focuses on it. 
Science...For Her! by Megan Amram
Per GR this book written by one of Parks and Rec's writers is: "Part hilarious farce, part biting gender commentary, Amram blendsCosmo and science to highlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing lines that leave nothing and no one unscathed."

What I snagged from the library


Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
I've been dying to get my hands on this book for months. I was so happy when my hold went through. 

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. I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend home! I also have Thousand Pieces of You and am looking forward to reading it! I hope you have fun at your Halloween party and make sure you take a break from all that grading. :)

  2. Great haul!! A Thousand Pieces of You sounds great! I really enjoyed the Divergent movie. I hope you enjoy all of your new books and movie!

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  3. I still don't know if I want to read Not That Kind of Girl or not…I'll have to check back and see how you like it! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  4. The Claudia Grey book looks really good. Happy reading!

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  5. I loved Divergent. Now I just need to read the rest of the trilogy. Happy reading! My STS

  6. I can't wait to read A Thousand Pieces of You and Killer Instinct. And Lena Dunham's book…that should be interesting. Hope you have time to read soon! ~Pam

  7. You got A Thousand Pieces of You! I hope you enjoy it!
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  8. Glad you enjoyed your weekend, those down times are always so nice! Hope you enjoy all of your new books :)

  9. I'm reading The Naturals right now and was really hoping the triangle would sort of... stop? Not that she would necessarily choose a guy, but maybe there would be some backing off? I honestly don't think either guy is a great fit for her, so I don't care about that aspect of the story.

    Glad you had a nice trip back home! And are your classes reading The Crucible? I absolutely loved reading it in high school.

  10. Not That Kind of Girl should be a hoot. Enjoy that one.
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