Friday, May 15, 2015

Weekly Rewind 5.16.15

Friday, May 15, 2015 10:00 PM with 8 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: This week flew by! I was worried that after my long weekend at home the last three and a half weeks of school were going to drag, but I seriously can't believe how quickly this week went. I'm down to 12 teaching days. My best friend is flying in from Wyoming next weekend, which I'm so excited for. I haven't seen her since Christmas 2013. We've been friends for, like, 25 years. Then, before I know it, my husband will be flying down so the two of us can drive back to PA together. I'm already trying to figure out how in the world we are going to cram all of my shit back in my car. I've, of course, accumulated way more than I brought down with me: for my classroom, my closet, and (obviously) my bookcases. 

Lately, I've been rereading The Princess Diaries series. I'm excited to read The Royal Wedding, but it has been so long since I've read the series, that I need a refresher. I've been listening to the audiobooks on my commute. The first few are read by Anne Hathaway, who does a good job. I'm also in the middle of An Ember in the Ashes and The Fill-in Boyfriend. 

New Books: I have some new books to share with you, a few that I'm very excited for. So without further adieu, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

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Tiny Pretty Things by Sonja Charaipotra
I love books about dancers--probably because it was what I wanted to be growing up (along with an author). This looks like soapy fun. 
The Cage by Megan Sheperd
Teens are being held captive in zoos by aliens?! 
Emancipated by M.G. Reyes
Six emancipated teens share a house in California. It sounds interesting, but I have to admit that the writing in the first chapter didn't really draw me in. 
Kissing Across America by Margo Rabb
Road trip! 
I Am Princess X by Cheri Priest
This book had me at: illustrated throughout with comics. 
The Eternal City by Paula Morris
While this book about the battle between gods in goddesses in modern down Rome sounds interesting, it's getting some pretty meh reviews. 

What I snagged from the library


The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
This new fantasy series sounds really interesting. I love this cover. It will not, however, probably happen in the three weeks I have left in this town, so...
Horrible Bosses 2 starring Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis
I'm not expecting too much from this one, but I'm sure it will have a couple of laughs.
About Alex starring Aubrey Plaza
I don't have a clue what this is about, I just saw it had Aubrey Plaza which was enough to make me snag it from its shelf. 

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 also have the Orphan Queen but I'm reluctant to read it because I read Jodi Meadows before and I didn't really enjoy her new Newsoul series.

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  2. I really enjoyed The Orphan Queen and hope you do as well. You got some fabulous reads.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. Yay! Only 12 days left! So exciting! Summer is almost here. I also got Tiny Pretty Things for review...definitely interested in that one and The Eternal City. Enjoy your books!

  4. Great haul this week! I can't wait for The Cage and I Am Princess X, so I will definitely be looking forward to your reviews. They sound so good! Happy reading. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. I can't even imagine traveling cross-country will all of your stuff. I would have to have an estate sale! Just for the books alone.

    However, I really hope you do have a wonderful trip back. You are such a trooper!!

  6. ooo, I want to try out I Am Princess X. Hope the road trip goes well. Have a good reading week.

  7. THE CAGE is a good one. Disturbing, but filled with action AND it makes you think. Hope you enjoy!

  8. I've just started The Cage too. And I read Royal Wedding last week. It is fab. I'm glad you're reading the series over again. It's totally worth it! And you'll love Royal Wedding. Hope you're having a wonderful week!


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