Saturday, May 30, 2015

Weekly Rewind 5.30.15

Saturday, May 30, 2015 7:01 AM with 11 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: Three more teaching days you guys! Well, four, but only three with students. What's even better is that I only have two periods each day. The students all have half days for those three days. My husband will be here on Thursday--which is my last day--and the two of us are driving home on Friday. YAY!!!

I just got home from supervising my first junior high school dance. I had to bust a move for my students so they would know what was up. You'll probably be able to find me on youtube tomorrow. This weekend I need to clean and pack. I'm going to have to ship back some of my stuff, I think. I've definitely acquired more than what I brought down. Clothes and books are my weaknesses. 

I've really buckled down this week on the job search front. I applied to a couple of jobs this week. Nothing in my city proper, but a few jobs in the two hour range. I'd take seeing my husband on weekends over every five to seven weeks. Please keep your fingers crossed for me. 

New Books: I have some pretty new review books to share with you, but I held off on buying anything this week (again, I have to pack) and I'm returning everything I have checked out from the library this weekend. So without further adieu, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

Review Books

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Hello, I Love You by Katie Stout
A comparison to Anna and the French Kiss and that adorable cover have me sold. A girl goes to Korean boarding school and falls for a pop star. 
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
I don't have a clue what this is about. I heard that Sophie Kinsella wrote a YA and that's all I needed to know. 
Those Girls by Lauren Saft
Getting mixed reviews, but I tend to enjoy books that delve into the psychology of teenage girls and their group dynamics. 
Last Week's Mistake by Gina Ciocca
This looks cute and romantic. I really hate the cover, but what do you do. 
Secret of the Sevens by Lynn Lindquist 
Boarding school, secret societies and a murder mystery. Yes to all of that. 

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. You got some amazing books this week. I hope that you love all your new books this week. They look amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Good luck on the job hunt, I'm also on the job hunt at the moment too. I hope you enjoy all of your new books! I didn't enjoy Those Girls, but I think it's going to be a book that gets a lot of people talking! My haul!

  3. Good luck, Natalie! And I hope you'll enjoy these books. I really couldn't get into Last Year's Mistake. Sigh. I think the writing is just not something I like.

  4. Good luck with the job hunt!! Finding Audrey, Hello I Love You, and Last Year's Mistake are all on my TBR list. I will have to look for your reviews.

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books!! Enjoy your summer off :)

    Here is my STS:

  5. You always get a lot of great review books!! So lucky and great wrap up!

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  6. Awesome review stack. All look great for summer reading. I'm liking the looks of the new Sophie Kinsella.

  7. So this time next week, you're going to be a FREE woman!! I hope you land something a little closer! You're going to look back on this year and go, "Wow, I really did that!"

  8. Wow! This school year flew by. Congrats on finishing your first year. It's a tough one and it only gets easier. I hope you can find a job closer to home. *Fingers crossed* Will you miss the Florida weather? I bet this winter you will. I read Last Year's Mistake and thought it was entertaining enough, but it wasn't my favorite. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on Hello, I Love You! Enjoy your books and safe travels back to PA!

  9. Good luck on the job hunt! I hope you find something closer to home. I want to read Hello I Love You, but it's gotten some mixed reviews already. Worth a try though.

  10. Your comments about the junior high dance made me laugh! Hope your job hunt goes well!

  11. Good luck on the job search, I know this year has been tough for you being away from your husband. I have Hello, I Love You, but I haven't read it yet. I feel like a comparison to Anna and the French Kiss is setting the expectations pretty high, but I'm hoping for a fun and fluffy read. Have a great week! ~Pam


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