Friday, April 3, 2015

Weekly Rewind 4.4.15

Friday, April 3, 2015 8:27 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.

Life and Blog

Life: Even though spring break was a couple of weeks ago, I have a four-day weekend for the Easter holiday. I'm not going to lie, it's one of the best things about being a teacher. I plan to spend it really settling down and beginning the job search for the fall in earnest. As much as I love my job and school, I have to at least try to find a job closer to my husband. I just cannot imagine another year of only seeing him every six weeks or so. It's been so hard on both of us. Not to be a broken record, but job hunting is on my mind as schools start posting openings for the fall.

The weather is absolutely gorgeous in FL right now. As I type this I'm looking at the sunlight hit the pond out back. Blue skies, white clouds, slight breeze. I'm thinking about taking a day trip one day this weekend. We'll see. I definitely have some major grading I need to do, too, but if I power through one day, I should be fine. 

Blog: I'm pretty proud of myself blog-wise. I posted reviews for The Start of Me and You and the movie Life of Crime which is a Jennifer Anniston crime caper that should have gotten more attention. I also posted memes for TTT and WoW. 

New books: April is crazy-filled with good looking titles. I want to read all of the books I've been lucky enough to snag, but there are just not enough hours in the day. That said, I am going to do my best to get to all of these because I've been looking forward to them all. So without further adieu, I hope you are all having fabulous (hopefully long) weekends!

For review

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99 Days by Katie Cotugno
I finished this today and loved it. I especially loved the format of counting down the 99 days that Molly, the main character, had to spend back in her hometown before going to Boston for college. Review will be up next week.
The Prom Goer's Interstellar Excursion by Chris McCoy
Billed as Superbad meets Spaceballs. A dude chases after his dream girl that was abducted by aliens. Sounds so fun.
Denton Little's Deathdate by Lance Rubin
In a world where everybody already knows the day they are going to die, the hero's deathdate is approaching--and it's the day of the prom.
First There Was Forever by Juliana Romano
I'm pretty far into this, and while I don't hate it, I'm fairly bored. The story of two girls and one boy has just been done, and the writing isn't special enough to make this original.
Kissing Ted Callahan by Amy Spalding
I loved this author debut--and enjoyed her sophomore effort--so I'm excited for this one.
The Truth Commission  by Susan Juby
I'm excited for this for this reason, per GR: This dryly funny, knife-sharp novel, written as "narrative nonfiction" by Normandy herself, features footnotes, illustrations and a combination mystery/love story that will capture readers from the first page. 
Where They Found Her by Kimberly McCreight
An adult psychological thriller from the author of Reconstructing Amelia. 

What I bought

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I adore the world of Oz and meant to read this when it first came out. I'm excited to dive into this one. 

What I snagged from the library


Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal
I watched this a couple of nights ago. It's crazy how repulsive Jake Gyllenhaal is in this movie.
Birdman by Michael Keaton
I'm not as excited for this one as, a true movie lover, I feel like I should be. It's due back to the library it might not happen unless I decide to throw it into the dvd player in the next couple of hours.

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. It does suck to be away from your husband for weeks at a time. I just came back from a two-week holiday with my son in the Philippines, and to be honest, I was homesick on our first day. As in, we've hardly left the airport and I was missing him terribly already. So I do hope you'll find a job closer to your husband, because it's really hard.

    Anyway, have a great break! And enjoy your books. ;)

  2. If you like the school and living in Florida, maybe your husband could consider transfering down to be closer to you? It seems like you have put yourself through a great upheaval to move to Florida and be away from him all year and that will all be for nothing if you have to leave the job after just a year. There is also the hassle of applications and interviews and you could end up somewhere closer to home that you don't like this time. It seems a shame to give up a job you like and for the school to lose you.

  3. I hope you find a job closer to home! *fingers crossed* I bet the weather in Florida is gorgeous. So jealous. We haven't really had too many spring days here in PA, but hopefully soon. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on First There Was Forever....sorry to hear about its slow start. I just finished 99 Days last week as well. I though it was just ok, mostly because I wanted to reach through the book and shake Molly. She drove me nuts with making the same mistakes over and over. Enjoy all your books!

  4. I haven't read any of these but I hope you enjoy them. I hope you have better luck finding a job closer to home. It must suck so bad to be separated all the time. Happy reading and good luck.

    Tsuki’s STS

  5. Awesome haul of books. 99 Days looks really cute. I hope that you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. I have not heard of the Prom Goer book! Definitely sounds like an awesome fun read so I will have to add it to my TBR! I will have to check our the Jennifer Aniston movie, sounds intriguing!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  7. I've wanted to read Prom Goer and Denton for months and I do own ARCs, but haven't had the time to start them! I hope you enjoy them and have a great week!
    -Jon from Bookish Antics!

  8. Looks like a good haul! I hadn't heard of any of these, I don't think... except Dorothy Must Die; I saw that around a lot for a while. Hope you enjoy them all!

    As for looking for a job, good luck! It doesn't seem that long to me since you started this one -- gah, time is flying by.

    My STS.

  9. Great haul this week! The Truth Commission and Denton Little's Deathdate are two that I'm super excited for, so I'll definitely be looking forward to your reviews on them! I've heard great things about Dorothy Must Die as well! :D
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  10. YAH! I hope you are having a LOVELY break!

  11. Lot's of good looking books this week. Where are you in FL? I'm currently living in Orlando, but I grew up in South Florida and I spent 7 years living in Tallahassee for college and law school. So I have been all over the state. It it is getting hot here. I miss the sea breeze from when I lived in south florida.

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  12. 99 Days…glad to hear you liked it, I'm really looking forward to reading this one. Denton Little's Deathdate…loved this one, hope you do too. Have fun reading! ~Pam


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