Saturday, August 1, 2015

Weekly Rewind 8.1.15

Saturday, August 1, 2015 4:20 AM with 8 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 have big news: I've accepted a job in Virginia in a suburb outside of Washington, D.C. It isn't my city...or even home state...but I'll only be a few hours away from my husband which means we'll be able to see each other on weekends which will be SO much better than going 5-9 weeks at a time without seeing each other. The school and district seem amazing. The school I'm going to be in is about to start its fifth year of being open, so everything is new and bright and "green". I have to find a place to live--which I'm trying to get figured out this weekend--but luckily I'll be making significantly more (which will be completely wiped away with rent/utilities. Oh, well). I'm really excited. As much as I was hoping to find a job where I could just, you know, be home, being close enough to come home on the weekends is the next best thing. I start in two weeks, but school doesn't start until the end of August. 

Tonight I am seeing Blues Traveler with a bunch of friends. I've seen the band several time, and they always put on a fun show. Next week is my husband's birthday. I was hoping we were going to head out of town to Cedar Point (the "roller coaster capital of the world"), but he has been so busy, I don't think that is going to happen. Boo. I'm trying to get him to come with me down to VA this weekend. I don't want to go into Craigslist posted apartments alone. Do you watch Last Comic Standing? A comic this week had a hilarious bit about how every time someone goes to somebody's house because of Craigslist, both parties expect to be murdered. Lol. 

Blog and reading: This week I posted a WoW that follows a girl trying to figure out why a woman committed suicide while falling for her son. I also posted a review for The Fixer which follows a teen girl whose sister is basically Olivia Pope. Right now I'm reading The Cure for Dreaming and The Cuckoo's Calling. I'm enjoying both.

New books: I have a pile of books to share with you today. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For review

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The Uninvited by Cat Winters
Per GR: "From the award-winning author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds comes a stunning new novel—a masterfully crafted story of love, loss, and second chances. Set during the fear and panic of the Great Influenza of 1918, The Uninvited is part gothic ghost-story, part psychological thriller..." 
The Reawakened  by Colleen Houck
An Egyptian prince is reawakened after thousands of years. Sounds fun.
Six Impossible Things by Fiona Wood
A fourteen-year-old boy struggles with fourteen-year-olds everywhere are wont to do. 
The Blue by Lucy Clarke
Per Gr: "A group of friends. A yacht. And a disappearance-at-sea that turns paradise into a chilling nightmare." I'm in the mood for a good thriller.
Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
Follows a boy and girl over three decades. I've been a fan of Jennifer Weiner for years.  

What I snagged from the library

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The Cure for Dreaming  by Cat Winters
I've checked this out no fewer than 3 times, but I'm actually reading it now. It's pretty good.
Free to Fall by Lauren Miller
I really enjoyed Paralleled by this author and have heard great things about this one. 

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. Congrats on the job! Woo hoo! That is so exciting. I just finished The Blue yesterday. It was pretty good---perfect for the beach! I also enjoyed The Cure for Dreaming....can't wait to hear your thoughts! I wasn't a big fan of The Uninvited though. It was just an ok read for me, but I'll keep my eye out for your review. Have a great weekend!

  2. Awesome stack. I have heard good things about Reawakened. Hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. Congrats on the new job! I am sorry to see that you didn't get something closer to home, but it is nice to know that you are going to be closer this time. And the school sounds AMAZING! You're going to be someone who is a part of their traditions and their history in the making! And you also have the chance to go to DC - sweet!

  4. I've wanted to check out Free to Fall for a while since I loved the author's other book, Parallel! I just love her writing style. Congratulations on the new job and being a little closer to your husband!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. rocken haul and i hope you enjoy your new reads. TYVM for sharing

    My STS

  6. Congratulations on your new job! I'm so happy for you because each week for the past year we've heard of your struggle at living so far from your husband I'm happy you will finally be closer. It may not be the perfect job where you can stay at home, but being able to see each other at weekends and be closer sounds amazing, and the school sounds good as well!

    I've recently added Reawakened to my review pile as well, I'm interested because I can't remember the last time I read a book which featured any kind of Egyptian influence. The Cure for Dreaming looks interesting as well, I hope you review to help me decide if I should go ahead and check it out.

  7. Congrats on the new job and welcome to Virginia! I don't live in the DC area but I am about 5 hours south of you on 81.

  8. Congratulations on the new job! Hope it works out well for you!


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