Friday, March 27, 2015

Weekly Rewind 3.28.15

Friday, March 27, 2015 8:44 PM with 14 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: Monday was the start of the fourth quarter which is just crazy. It was hard to go back into the classroom after spring break, for both me and my students, but there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel. I spent the week (and will be spending the weekend) finalizing their final third quarter grades. I have 100 journals to grade this weekend and spent the week with a big fat pile of essays. I should have done more over spring break, but frankly I needed the break. My classes spent the last couple of days reading/studying "The Monkey's Paw" which is one of my favorite short stories. Crazy that it is over a hundred years old and still relevant. 

Blog: I just didn't have the time to do any work on the blog this weekend. I hope to get a review typed up for The Start of Me and You this weekend, but school work will have to come first, of course. I should have more blogging time next week.

New books: April is going to be a great month. I can only hope I can find at least some time this weekend to read a little bit. 

For Review

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Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
I didn't adore the first book of this series Rebel Belle, but it was pretty cute and I'm curious to see what happens next. 
Lies I've Told by Michelle Zink
A family of thieves and a comparison to Ally Carter. 
A perfect girl and a bad boy. I think I might have read this story already...but I'm willing to have an open mind.
Anastasia and Her Sisters by Carolyn Meyer
About The Romanovs--who I have to admit I only have passing knowledge of.
Read Bottom Up by Neel Shah and Skye Chatham
This looks like a sweet chick-lit novel about a love story told through emails and texts by both the man and woman and their friends. 

What I bought

How to Love by Katie Cotugno
I've been looking forward to reading this book about a couple that falls in love--twice--for a while now. I love this cover. I'm not usually a fan of huggy/kissy covers, but that wallpaper is so sweet. 
Don't Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout
This will be my first book by this author (I know!). This novel of a girl with a missing memory sounds intriguing. 

What I snagged from the library

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I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
I have an arc of this, but wanted to read the finished copy since I never got around to it. 
Inherit Midnight by Katie Kae Myers
A grandmother decides to leave her fortune to the person who wins a global scavenger hunt. It sounds awesome, but I'm a bit weary based on reviews. 
Wayfarer by Lili St. Crow
A re-telling of Cinderella. I've been curious about this author.
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
I recently listened to Little Big Lies by the same author. I love the narrator who is the same in both audiobook. The husband's secret is obvious early on and revealed before halfway through. While I'm enjoying the story, like Little Big Lies, I feel like it is going on to long and I'm finding one character particularly frustrating.
Mockingjay starring Jennifer Lawrence
I watched this last night. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't nearly as good as Catching Fire. Mockingjay, the novel, is the weakest book in the trilogy. I think splitting it up into two films was a mistake. 
Life of Crime starring Jennifer Anniston
I'm not sure why this didn't really get any attention when it came out. It's about a wife who is kidnapped but the husband doesn't want her back. This looks funny and I'll watch anything with Anniston. 

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. Some great titles this week. Don't Look Back and Miss Mayhem are on my TBR list. Enjoy them! My STS

  2. what to love looks amazing falling in love for the second time. :)

  3. I just grabbed the dvd for Mockingjay last week so at some point I need to have a Hunger Games day and watch the three films. I'm curious as to how well the books tranlate to film. Enjoy your books!

  4. Awesome books...definitely interested in the Queen of Shiny Bright Things...look forward to your review of that one. Good luck with all the grading and enjoy your books!

  5. I am dying to get my hands on the Queen of Bright and Shiny Things. Enjoy!!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress' StS

  6. I really want to read "Miss Mayhem" and "Read Bottom Up". Also I am googling that Jennifer Aniston movie right now. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  7. I absolutely love I'll Meet You There! I hope you enjoy it too and the rest of your books My Haul!

  8. I just finished Rebel Belle yesterday, and I agree with you, didn't LOVE it like I was expecting, but it was definitely cute! Inherit Midnight was an interesting book. Happy reading. :)

    Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf

  9. Great haul. I’ve seen so many good reviews of Miss Mayhem and I’ll Meet You There. I hope you enjoy them.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  10. Read Bottom Up sounds so good! I adore love stories told through texts and emails, just like Love, Rosie was. I'll have to check it out! Enjoy your books. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  11. I'm so excited for Miss Mayhem, I hope it works more than RB for you! I also didn't love Mockingjay either, the split seems unnecessary.
    -Jon from Bookish Antics

  12. Hmm, that Read Bottom Up looks good, I'll have to add it to my TBR list. Great haul!
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  13. How to Love!!! I really liked this one, which surprised me given the subject matter. Hope you end up enjoying it! MIss Mayhem…I loved Rebel Belle, I thought it was really cute so I'm looking forward to this one. Have a great week! ~Pam

  14. I have always disliked the last part of the school year. It seems that after spring break, the rest of the year is just so BLAH.
    If I have missed this, I am very sorry, but is there any chance of teaching back in state next year? It is teaching job searching time, and I hope something opens up for you.


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