Saturday, December 20, 2014

Weekly Rewind 12.20.14

Saturday, December 20, 2014 11:16 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 by Tynga's 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: I'm typing this up pretty early because my husband is flying down on Thursday to snag me and the two of us are going to be driving up to PA on Friday and Saturday. This week has been pretty easy so far. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are all half days with two elongated periods each. My students are taking their mid-term exams, and because they are mostly short and long written response answers, I don't even really need to watch them too closely because it would be pretty hard to cheat. The class I'm dreading is the very last one on Thursday which is my "lively" period already, so add that to the fact that they will only be my class away from a long Christmas break...I'm dreading it. On the plus side, I will only be their class period away from driving to the airport to pick up my honey. Positive thinking, right?

I have a TON of grading I'm going to be bringing home. Thursday is the last day of the semester and I just collected the research papers they have been working on for the past couple of weeks. I'm just going to try to be smart about it though, and try to put in an hour or two a day. I'm such a procrastinator (which is probably not the best characteristic for a teacher, but nobody's perfect). I'll try to get some done during our long-ass drive, and then, like I said, I'm going to be disciplined and work for an hour or two each day to get it done. 

I'm so excited to be home for the long break. I know I was just there for Thanksgiving not even a month ago, but I just miss my husband and cats like crazy...and I know they are missing me, too. 

New Books: I have a few new books to share today. I've read one of the review books already, and plan on listening to a couple of the audio books on my drive there and back. So without further adieu, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

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I Was Here  by Gayle Forman
I actually stayed in bed on Sunday morning and read this whole book. I honestly can't even remember the last time I've done that, but I know that it has been a very long time. I Was Here follows a girl who is trying to figure out the circumstances surrounding her best friend's suicide. Review coming soon(ish), I'm not going to have time to write it until I'm back home.
Love and Other Theories by Alexis Bass
This book follows a girl and her friends who've decided that they are going to date like boys do until she starts to fall in love. I've already seen a couple of pretty dismal reviews for this one, so I don't have very high hopes, unfortunately, but you never know.
Twisted Fate by Norah Olson
I'm honestly not sure what this book is about. I know it is being billed as a YA thriller...

What I bought

These Broken Stars by Amy Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I couldn't help but snag this since it recently came out in PB. Thank God they didn't change the cover!

What I snagged from the library

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Audio books for my long-ass drive home:
Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
Jim is funny.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I've never read this. I know. Don't judge me.
I like NPH and hope this is entertaining. 

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 WAS HERE sounds amazing. Love Gayle Forman. I enjoyed These Broken Stars. Was unique and romantic and crazy! Enjoy! Happy Reading & Happy Holidays!

    My Stack

  2. Love and Other Theories was not my favorite, but I loved These Broken Stars! Enjoy your time in PA!
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  3. Ohh, too true. It would've been devastating if they'd changed the These Broken Stars cover. *gasps* I can't even bear to CONSIDER that ever happening!
    I read I Was Here in a day too! It was addictive for sure, but I actually didn't really like it...I didn't really like Cody, but I thought the way she tracked down the creeper was a bit dubious. Like fighting evil with evil? Kinda? Eh. I won't ramble! I'm waiting eagerly for your review. ;-)
    My Stacking the Shelves!

  4. Enjoy your holiday and your time at home…don't do too much grading! ;) I can't wait for your review of I Was Here!

  5. I am excited to see what you think of NPH's book, I am picking it up from the library this week! Enjoy your reads :) and Happy Holidays!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  6. I love Jim Gaffigan! I hope he's hilarious in his books. Enjoy! My STS

  7. Grading is the worst, so I feel for you. My last final was on Wednesday, the 17th (the last day) and I just stayed right after and powered through (of course, we only have 48 hours to grade each final so there's not much procrastination).

    Hope you enjoy These Broken Stars!!! Have a great holiday with your husband! ~Pam

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