Friday, April 24, 2015

Weekly Rewind 4.25.15

Friday, April 24, 2015 9:58 PM with 15 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 going to be super brief today because I'm sick and tired and ready for bed. I'm down to 25 teaching days and a week and half until I'm home for a long weekend. I did some really fun activities in the classroom this week which was good for both me and the students. I snagged a pile of books from the library sale this week, but will feature them next week as I just do not have the energy to link them all. 

Blog: I finally got a review for 99 Days up this week which you can find here. I also posted a TTT and a WoW. 

New books: I'm so excited for the books I'm sharing this week, so without further adieu, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends. Hopefully a weekend of soup, orange juice, and sleep will cure me up before Monday rolls around. 

For Review

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Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
So happy to have snagged a copy of this. A new Sarah Dessen just screams, "Summer is right around the corner!"
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
I don't know what kind of deal Ms. Hodge made with the cover gods, but it was worth it. Stand-alone retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. 
Material Girls by Elaine Dimopolos
I'm honestly not exactly sure what this is about. Based on the cover I was expecting a Project Runway type story (love that show, btw, I'm so impressed with people who can sew and create), but reading the synopsis it sounds...dystopian. We'll see.
Wild Hearts by Jessica Burkhart
As some of you know, I grew up in beautiful Wyoming, so when I saw this was set in the least populated state, of course I snagged it!
The Summer After You and Me by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
A summer romance set at the Jersey Shore during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Undertow by Michael Buckley
Per GR: Action, suspense, and romance whirlpool dangerously in this cinematic saga, a blend of District 9 and The Outsiders. Sounds pretty good. 

What I snagged from the library


Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey
I love Christopher Nolan and am excited to see this one. 
Wild starring Reese Witherspoon
This sounds like a strong film about a woman getting her life back. I love Reese Witherspoon. 

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. Interstellar is a great movie. My husband and I both loved it. I've got SAINT ANYTHING and UNDERTOW on my Kindle -- hoping to get to them soon.

    I hope you feel better soon!

  2. I hope you're feeling much better soon! :-) You've got some really interesting looking books! Enjoy! My haul!

  3. I want to read Crimson Bound!! I loved Cruel Beauty from that same author too. And I loved Interstellar!! Enjoy your books :)

    MY STS
    ~Karina @ Watcha Reading

  4. I'm not sure about Interstellar...I think it will be a beautiful looking film but I'm worried that it will be one of these slow epics that go on forever with nothing happening-like Titanic! I'll probably watch it at some point though!

  5. Yay! You are almost done for the must feel great! Good luck with the last few weeks of school. I swear the last week was glorified babysitting. I really enjoyed Saint Anything. Can't wait to hear your thoughts! I also received The Summer After You and Me. I love that it takes place at the Jersey Shore. I can't wait to read Crimson Bound as well. Enjoy your books!

  6. Saint Anything!!! I recently read about seven Sarah Dessen novels and she does know how to write the summer YA romance. Not that many days until summer!! ~Pam

  7. I finished Crimson Bound last week and I thought it was really good. I really enjoy Rosamund Hodge's writing and her covers are gorgeous. I hope you enjoy all of your books. :)

    My STS

  8. Feel better fast! Reading all those great books should help too

  9. I agree, whatever deal Rosamund Hodge made was ABOVE worth it. I love her covers. You got so many fabulous books this week, I hope you enjoy them all! Feel better soon. :(

    My haul

  10. Amazing haul this week! I read The Summer After You and Me a while ago and I absolutely adored it. Material Girls is my all time favorite read of 2015 so far, so I hope you love that too! Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  11. I hope you start to feel better! It is still amazing to me that you have finished your first year!!

  12. Material Girls, the cover looks interesting. Dystopian 0_o interesting. Crimson Bound :) also looks good. Nice haul

    Maura @

  13. I love the title of your blog! :) And Interstellar is AMAZING, by the way. I hope you'll like it too.

    Crimson Bound has a beautiful cover. Enjoy reading this week!

    My Stacking THe Shelves post.

  14. Wonderful haul, Natalie!

    Happy reading. :D

  15. I hope you love (or loved) Interstellar!


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