Friday, July 17, 2015

Weekly Rewind 7.18.15

Friday, July 17, 2015 11:12 PM with 10 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.

Life and Blog

Life: FOR REAL, every time I turn around it is Friday and time to type up another weekly post. Time has never gone so quickly as it has this summer. I'm already down to just three weeks *sobs*. I have lots of fun stuff planned for these last couple of weeks, though. Got to make the most of it, right?

Blog and reading: This week my WoW post featured a book coming out next summer about a friendship break-up. I also wrote a review for Melissa McCarthy's newest film Spy. I finished reading Modern Love by Aziz Ansari and am almost finished with The Fixer. I hope to have reviews for both up next week, but I'm going to be out of town tomorrow, Sunday, and Monday, so that might not happen. We'll see.

New books: I got all kinds of books to show you this week. My favorite store, Half Price Books, has this enormous clearance sale once a year in a convention center...and it was today. I got away with only a (ahem) smallish pile. I literally had to give myself a stern talking to a couple of times: "c'mon, do you really need to own that?" and so on. So without further adieu, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

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Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton
Per GR: "In an abandoned house, the ghosts gather. They argue, they laugh, and they tell their stories. Some tell their own stories, some tell stories they have heard elsewhere. Some of them are true, some are not. But each tale draws you closer. One by one, the storytellers depart, until suddenly it's just you and the narrator, alone in the dark..." Doesn't that sound amazing?
A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskovitz
I don't have the best history with faerie books, and this one isn't getting the best reviews, so my hopes aren't too high...
All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder
The world is ending and it's the last day on earth. This seems to be a fairly popular theme lately.  
If I Could Turn Back Time by Beth Harbison
I'm such a sucker for books about somebody who gets to go back into time--especially back into their teenage selves--to change their lives. It's been done--a lot--but I've read another book by the author and enjoyed it. 
How to be a Grown-Up by Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin
I'm seriously a glutton for punishment. I've only kind of liked a couple of their books and downright despised their last one (that I read, it might not have been their last), but I totally downloaded this anyway...

What I Bought

I'm not linking these
The Tao of Martha by Jen Lancaster
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
Size Twelve and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot
This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger by Beth Harbison
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor 
Ten Things I Hate About You
Step Brothers
The Dark Knight
Some Jillian Michaels DVD that will probably never actually make it into my DVD player...

I also bought Enchanted Forest which is one of those amazing adult coloring books that everybody seems to be raving about. I've already spent a couple of hours with this and am IN LOVE. 

What I snagged from the library

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The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
I don't watch Scandal, but you knew it was only a matter of time before somebody figured out how to make the concept YA-friendly. I read over half of this the first day I opened it. It's certainly interesting, and I'm hoping to finish it this weekend.
The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth
This book about a girl who is friends with the Brothers Grimm looks so interesting, but it is also scary long and I doubt I'll be able to get to it in the couple of weeks I have left. 

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. Wow, these are a lot of books! I hope that you get to read them soon and enjoy them all. Happy reading! :)

    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor: BLOG || VLOG
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  2. Wow- I am so jealous of that book sale. I wish we had something like that around here! Enjoy your books and the last few weeks of summer!

  3. I hope that you enjoy all of your new reads. They look amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. Great haul this week. I hope you enjoy all your books.

    My StS

  5. You've got a great haul this week, lots of awesome looking books. I hope you enjoy them all :)

    This is the first I have seen All We Have Is Now, but that sounds really great and I think I might need to add it to my Goodreads TBR shelf. I'm also quite fond of the cover, love the colour of it.

    Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

  6. Days of Blood and Starlight should be awesome. I still have to finish the first book but the writing and world-building is amazing! Happy reading :)

  7. Ten Things I Hate About You is one of my favorite movies! It's so great. I have a copy of All We Have is Now as well. I'm hoping to read it soon because I'm reviewing it for a blog tour. Have an awesome week! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  8. Thirteen Chairs really does sound amazing. I wonder if it will be more creepy or just more interesting stories. Sounds like the latter. Either way, it sounds really good. You made out at the clearance sale! Enjoy the haul!

  9. If I Could Turn Back Time…I'm intrigued by this concept too. I got Maybe in Another Life, which is sort of a Sliding Doors type novel (although I haven't read it yet) where she makes a choice and then you see where her life goes based on one choice versus the other. I also like those type books as well.

    Going Vintage is super cute, hope you enjoy it.

    And The Fixer…completely unrealistic, but I just went with it and enjoyed it. Have fun reading! ~Pam

  10. My review of A History of Glitter and Blood is hitting the blog on Monday. That one was a far out odd novel.

    Three weeks have to go back to Florida? BOO! I was really hoping for the best that you could land something a little closer to home.... :(


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