Friday, June 19, 2015

Weekly Rewind 6.20.15

Friday, June 19, 2015 3:38 PM with 15 comments

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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: So I'm home for at least the summer which is awesome. It is so nice to be around my husband and cats and friends and just live my life. The job search is not going the way I'd hoped. I've only had one interview (yes, it's only been a couple of weeks), but I've already heard back that I did not advance to the second round of interviews. I do have an interview scheduled for next week in a town a few hours east of my city, but after being 14 hours away, I'll take 4 hours. At least I'd be able to come home on weekends. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I don't have a whole lot else to say. I've been doing some reading and for the most part just hanging out. It's been relaxing and, well, awesome.

Blog: I posted a review for The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly and a WoW post this week. 

New books: I have a couple of review books to share and have been hitting up my library like a fiend. So without further adieu, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

Review Books

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The Leveller by Julie Durango
A girl works as a "leveller": someone paid to drag kids out of virtual realities for their parents. At 250 pages, I expect this will be a quick, easy (hopefully entertaining) read. 
Killing Monica  by Candance Bushnell
I'll be honest, I always want to like Candance Bushnell's books more than I ever actually do. They'll sound interesting and then...I'm curious about this book where an author fakes her own death in order to escape her famous creation (Carrie/Sex in the City). 
Between Us and the Moon  by Rebecca Maizel
Another summer romance.
Local Girls  by Caroline Zancan
Three friends out of high school find their friendship tested by the arrival of a celebrity in their dead-end town. 

 What I snagged from the library

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I'm not going to link the books because Blogger is acting up and I just don't the patience for it, like, at all. I'm about to Hulk smash my computer...
But look at how they are all black and red. Huh. 

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 purchased The Secret Lies of Minnow Bly, in need of some scary cult stories, ya know? I heard it's great so I have high hopes.

    Killing Monica and Local Girls looks very interesting. I'm going to be awaiting your thoughts for those two :D

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  2. Enjoy your summer home relaxing and good luck with the job hunt. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Court of Thorns and Roses.

  3. Great haul! Loved your review of Minnow Bly, I read it weeks ago and I'm still thinking about it! Looking forward to hearing what you think of Lois Lane: Fallout and Daughter of Deep Silence as they're both on my wishlist.

    Good luck with the job hunting and enjoy your summer!

    Here's My Haul!

  4. Good luck with the job hunting. I'm also on the job hunt for my first teaching role. I hope you have a great summer of reading! :-) My haul

  5. Heard great things about Minow Bly. I loved A Court of Thorns & Roses. Hope you do as well. Good luck with the job hunt.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. Glad you're home and good luck on finding a job closer!

    Court of Thorns and Roses…so good. It started off slow for me but once it hooked me in, I was hooked! Have a great week! ~Pam

  7. Good luck with the interview. I know how rough it is out there. My friend (after five years) finally got her first permanent full time position. She's from PA and she's moving to HAWAII for it. So there are jobs out there.

    Tsuki’s STS

  8. The Leveller is one that I've been wanting to check out for a while so I hope that you enjoy that one. I'll definitely be looking forward to your thoughts on it. Have a great week!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  9. Oooh, I like the premise for The Leveller - adding that. Have a good reading week ;-)

  10. I am crossing fingers, toes, hair, ANYTHING I can to help you land the job!

  11. Yay! I can only imagine how happy you are that you're home with free time on your hands to boot. I hope you'll enjoy your summer!

  12. Good luck with the interview coming up! Job search is not fun or easy.

    You have a great selecting of books up. The Leveller and A Court of Thorns and roses are both on my shelves waiting to be read. I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

  13. I love your color coordinated library haul! :D I'm glad you enjoyed Minnow Bly, I need to read that one soon. I really liked Lois Lane! Its a fun story with a very comic book style plot, so I hope you enjoy it too!
    Have a great week, Natalie! Glad to hear your enjoying your summer!

  14. The black and red combo looks amazing though.. your haul looks awesome though, I hope you enjoy all of these books <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  15. Daughter of Deep Silence was pretty good, though problematic. I just heard about The Leveller today, and that sounds pretty great. Thanks for posting! Have a great week!


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