Friday, August 21, 2015

Weekly Rewind 8.22.15

Friday, August 21, 2015 9:52 PM with 12 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: My plan was to type this up last night, but for some reason my brand new laptop wouldn't connect to the internet at my new apartment (like, it would connect barely, but the wheel kept spinning and it would have taken me HOURS to get anything done), and I just drove the four hours home after working all day, so I'm going to skip the rambling part of this post today. I'm doing ok. The school seems fine--even if I'm going to be a floating teacher; I've barely seen my roommate and her boyfriend, but both are nice when I do; the drive up was kind of brutal today and I know it is going to get old quickly, but at least I get to see my husband on the weekends. It all is what it is. I'm lucky to have a job in such a wonderful district that is SO much closer to home, and I am well aware of that fact.

Blog and reading: I didn't get anything posted this week outside of a WoW. I'm currently reading Throne of Glass and The Cuckoo's Calling (both still). I started reading Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between last night. I like what I've read so far, but only got a couple of chapters in before my eyes started to close. I'm so not used to getting up early again yet. I'm so nocturnal naturally, and really let my schedule go bonkers this summer. Paying for it now!

New books: I have a beautiful pile of books to share with you this week. I'm SOOOO excited for all of these. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For review

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18692431 23341259 22032577 Anne & Henry

I was so excited to snag this one. It follows a couple on their last night together before they go separate ways for college as they try to decide whether or not they should stay together or break up.
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
I think we all sat up and paid attention to this when the cover first came out. How could we not? So freaking cool. Westerns are not my favorite genre, but I love the idea of this, and am excited to read it.
I adore Greek mythology--have my entire life--and one of my favorite things about it is the three Fates, so if I hear even a mention of them, I'm so on board. 
The Wanderers by Kate Ormand
I'm so drawn to any book that has to do with the circus. I don't even know what this is about. I just saw the cover, and said: yes, please.
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This is getting a lot of love. It was one of my WoW picks months ago, so of course I'm excited. 
Violent Ends by various authors
As a teacher, I'm terrified of school shootings. It isn't a fear I live with on a daily basis, but every once in awhile the fear will wiggle its way into my conscious. What makes this book so intriguing for me, is that it is comprised on different stories from several different authors from the victim's viewpoint. Not about the school shooting itself, but about the boy who committed the terrible act. It sounds fascinating, albeit, disturbing.
A girl uses her famous father's reputation to set up a fake paranormal investigator firm. Sounds fun.
Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius
It's pretty risky to retell the story of Anne Boleyn and Henry Tudor in a modern, high-school setting. This isn't the first book to attempt it, I know, but risky nonetheless.  

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. Awesome books! I have heard great things about Everything Everything. I hope you enjoy it. I also had to DNF Anne & Henry the other day. It just wasn't working for me, especially when they casted Katherine of Aragon as a "Barbie" when I thought (based on what I have read) that she was more of a Catholic school girl type. ::) Oh well. You'll have to let me know your thoughts. Good luck with the transition to your new school!

  2. Awesome haul of books. I really liked VR, I'm currently reading Everything Everything. Its a very enjoyable read.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I love reading Throne of Glass series. A lot of the other books are all new to me authors/books.

    Great haul! Happy Reading!

  4. Awesome haul this week. I can't wait to read Everything, Everything. I keep seeing it all around the web. I hope you enjoy your new books!

    My StS

  5. This is my first time taking part in Stacking The Shelves :)

    I agree about the Three Fates! I'm adding The Shadow Behind The Stars to my wishlist - it sounds good!

  6. I do hope your year is awesome.

  7. It sounds tough, but so glad you get to see your husband on the weekends!!

    Everything, Everything…loved. Vengeance Road…I've heard great things.

    Hello, Goodbye…I liked it, but it made me sad. It made me feel nostalgic and missing people I have let drift away. Can't wait to read your review! ~Pam

  8. That drive must have been brutal :/ But you can do it! That's a nice haul you got there. I actually wasn't a big fan of Everything Everything but I liked it nonetheless.

  9. Great haul. I hope to read The Wanderers soon as well as Vengeance Road.

  10. Everything, Everything is a fantastic book! I sure hope you'll enjoy it.

    Happy reading!

  11. Great bunch of books!! I am very excited for The Wanderers and Shadows Behind Stars, too! I recently got my hands on a copy of Anne & Henry, too and I'm curious to see how that retelling with go!

  12. Nice stack of books!! Especially that second one, it looks really awesome.
    Hope you enjoy reading them. And good luck with your laptop.

    Here is my STS if you like to see it


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