Friday, September 25, 2015

Weekly Rewind 9.26.15

Friday, September 25, 2015 9:18 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.

My Life and Blog

Life: I'm drafting this on Thursday night again as I'm driving to PA tomorrow. My mother-in-law is in town, so my husband can't come down even though I was just there last weekend. I'm fine, though, I'm pretty caught up with everything at work, so I'll have very little grading or planning I'll need to do. In fact, all of my classes have an assembly tomorrow, so I just have to take roll and walk them to the auditorium (and watch them during the assembly, of course), but I should be able to get what little grading I do need to do while they are listening to the presentation. I'm ready for an easy day tomorrow after this week. For the most part, I have some great students, but I definitely have a couple of students that drain my energy and patience. It's just the way it is, I know. I'm in such a good school district, that having a couple of students who just won't shut up is about as good as it gets--and I know it.

My husband is thinking of bringing his mom down next weekend (she does his books, so will probably be there for a couple of weeks), which would be awesome because I'd like to do some of the touristy things that I haven't done yet. I've found some restaurants and shops in my new city (of course), but still haven't really explored like I would like to.

Blog and reading: This week I posted a TTT for my fall TBR list. I also posted a WoW for a book that sounds like a cross between Fangirl and Roomies. I'm currently reading Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis, The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Braken, and Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (yes, I'm reading five books, that's par for the course).

New books: I have a slew of pretty titles to share with you this weekend. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

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A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
I've been so excited for this book for ages. I'm surprised I held off for as long as I did to start it. A historical novel of a girl thrown into an asylum for getting pregnant.
A look at the rest of society in a world where superheroes exist. This sounds awesome.
Future Perfect by Jen Larsen
A girl's grandmother promises to pay for her college education (at Harvard, no less), if she loses some weight.
Ghostly edited by Audrey Niffenegger
A huge collection of stories by some amazing authors. This is one I'll probably have to buy a finished copy of, for my library and for my students' library.
We'll Never be Apart by Emiko JeanA
After a girl's boyfriend dies in a fire set by her sister, a girl swears to enact revenge. This sounds awesome.
An Inheritance of Ashes by Lisa Bobet
Per GR: "The strange war down south—with its rumors of gods and monsters—is over. And while sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm." Sounds intriguing.
It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah Schmitt
A girl is accidently taken by a grim reaper and then gets involved in a feud between an archangel and Death. Sounds interesting, but it will have to be very well written to work, imo.

What I snagged from the library

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I love Star Wars and am SO excited for these!!

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. We'll Never Be Apart was very good indeed. I totally loved it and hope you do as well. All your books look really good.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. The Rest of Us Just Live Here is so freaking awesome! And A Madness So Discreet was great too! <3

    Enjoy all your books! :D

  3. I won an ARC of Future Perfect from the author and I hope that will finally be the push for me to read it - I've had an eARC on my kindle since like May and I just haven't got around to it, mostly because of mixed reviews of goodreads.
    Have a good weekend!

  4. Awesome book haul! I enjoyed Star Wars though I'm not a huge fan of it (I'm a Trekkie!) but those book covers are gorgeous!

    It's a Wonderful Death does sound interesting. I've added it to my wishlist :)

  5. Wonderful haul! I really want to read those new star wars retellings but I just don't have the time right now. Happy reading!

  6. I hope you'll enjoy these, Natalie. I just read a fantastic review of Patrick Ness' latest, so now I want to read it, too!

  7. How can you read five books at once??? :)

    It's a Wonderful Death…I'm intrigued by this book. Curious to see what you think! ~Pam

  8. we'll never be appart and the rest of us just live here are amazing i loved reading them!
    Yairy @

  9. ARG I am so jealous that you have Future Perfect! It sounds so great!

    That is great that everything is going well! I hope things even out with your harder students. You gotta love them all but, OY, sometimes it takes a lot to love them!

  10. These all look good. I want to try the Star Wars retellings soon too. Enjoy.


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