Friday, March 20, 2015

Weekly Rewind 3.21.15

Friday, March 20, 2015 10:36 PM with 12 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: My spring break has been exactly what I needed: completely uneventful and full of sleep, food, and hanging out with my husband. Though not at the top of the list of reasons it sucks for us to be apart, it has been hard to be on my own when it comes to meals because I don't really like left-overs all that much and cooking for one sucks ass. I've been making do with a combination of sandwiches, take-out, and pre-packaged meals. To make up for it, we've been cooking up a storm this week. Making these awesome collaborative meals like white-bean chicken chili (me) and homemade guacamole (him), or hand-fried shrimp (him) and homemade deviled egg potato salad (me). 

I've taken naps almost every afternoon, we've watched movies, I've read while he plays Playstation, we've hung out with friends and our neighbors. (I, of course, haven't done the one thing I should do: grade papers, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I'll have all day Sunday back in FL to worry about that. I'll be kicking myself on Sunday, but what do you do?) I don't want this week to end and am sad that I have to fly back tomorrow. Oh, well. Only 11 more weeks before this is least for two months. 

Blog: I was somewhat productive this week and posted a TTT and a WoW post along with a new installment of Why, publishers, why?! This week's is probably my least favorite cover change of all time. It's seriously hideous.

New books: I've got a handful of books to show you this week, so without further adieu, I hope you all having fabulous weekends!

For review

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We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallasch
I'm about 70 pages into this and am enjoying it so far. It follows four high school seniors on the brink of major decisions regarding their futures while an asteroid is hurtling toward Earth. I really like how the cover photo is the focus of this cover, while the title and the author's name are both tiny and in the sky. 
I am Her Revenge by Meredith Moore
I am about 50 pages into this one, and I'm not sure how I feel about it. This is about a girl who has been sent to a boarding school by her mother to exact revenge on the son of the man her broke her heart...which doesn't sound like a big enough reason to me. I don't know. I love the boarding school setting and the main character is interesting.
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
To be honest, I don't really have a clue what this is about and that synopsis isn't helping...I know the main character likes to blog, so, yay?

What I bought

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
I read this as an e-arc last year, but wanted a refresher before the sequel. Half-Priced Books must have known I was coming into town because there was a 50% off coupon waiting for me. 
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
I've been meaning to read this one for awhile, so I couldn't resist snagging it. 
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
This is another book I've been meaning to read...and I could only buy pink books that day apparently. I'm always a bit wary of books about the death of a loved one, but I've heard nothing but good things about this one.

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 totally feel you on the pains of cooking for one!! It's so hard to make anything without being stuck eating it for the next three weeks for three meals a day. I love the cover for We All Looked Up, I'll be interested to hear what you think about it when you finish it.

  2. Rebel Belle and We All Looked Up are both on my TBR. Enjoy them :) My STS

  3. It must suck having had to move so far away just to get a good job. Still, you are getting there and summer is just around the corner! Hopefully you'll have some time to read after grading the papers!

  4. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on I am Her Revenge. And Second Chance Summer is a such a good book! Your spring break sounded great. :)

  5. Smart Girls Get What They Want looks so good! And I got Rebel Belle last week and can't wait to read it! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  6. The covers of your book buys are all very cute! I really liked Second Chance Summer - although it did make me tear up a little bit at one point!

  7. I also have Rebel Belle and We All Looked Up!! And I can't wait to read them. Enjoy your stack of books :)

    MY STS
    ~Karina @ Watcha Reading

  8. I am so excited for We All Looked Up! Rebel Belle was awesome! I wish full-time jobs came with a built in spring break!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  9. You have amazing books this week. Enjoy them all.

    Come and check out OUaT's STS and our 16 Blogoverary Giveaways!

  10. I have had I am her Revenge on my list to read, I really enjoy books set in boarding schools and it sounded intriguing. It's a bummer that is not pulling you in right away.

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  11. Ah, I loved Rebel Belle! :D I'm excited for We All Looked Up and I agree with you about the cover, very cool concept. I was really looking forward to I am Her Revenge---I hope it picks up for you soon!

  12. Glad you had a great week with your husband! I'm the same way when it comes to grading, I just put it off. If I would just grade so many a day, I think, but then I just put it off and have a horrible day or weekend.

    We All Looked Up…I'll be curious to read your review. I guess I sort of want to know if everyone dies (and it's a book about the way you spend your last days) or whether there's a chance they live (is anyone doing anything to stop it?)

    Second Chance Summer…I enjoyed it, but it was sad.

    Have fun reading! ~Pam


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