Friday, December 18, 2015

Weekly Rewind 12.19.15

Friday, December 18, 2015 9:29 PM with 6 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: Typing this up on Thursday night...the night before the last day of school before break. I'm so tired I'm barely functioning. I'm so excited for break. I'm leaving straight from school and will be home for a full two weeks. I cannot wait to just be home with my honey and cats. In my bed. Hanging out with my friends. So ready. I just need to get through tomorrow...with seventy 11 year-olds the day before they get a two week break from school. I can do it. I can (but maybe wish me luck anyway).

Blog and reading: Just a WoW again this week. I've simply been too tired at night to work on my blog. I blog-hopped last weekend for the weekend posts, and it was so fun. It had been awhile since I really took a couple of hours to really visit other blogs. Hopefully, I'll spend some time over break getting some posts written up. I do have a couple of reviews in draft, so I'll definitely be posting at minimum my review for Wink, Poppy, Midnight. Right now I'm listening to Vicious from V.E. Schwab which is one of my all-time favorites. It is SO hard for me to not continue reading it when I get home, but I'm holding off so that it gets me through the four-hour drive I'm facing tomorrow. It's been a couple of years since I've read the book and I'm loving the narration. If you haven't read this one, you should remedy that immediately. I started Eligible last night, but only read the first couple of chapters before needing to go to sleep. I'm also about halfway through Tiny Pretty Things, but needed to set it aside for a couple of days. I'll probably pick it back up after break. I've been debating what is going to come with me on break. My plan right now is just to take Six of Crows and my Kindle. I know I have a package waiting for me (not to mention the hundreds of books on my shelves that I didn't bring down to VA). I'm super overdue for a trip to Half Price Books, too, so it would be silly to bring a pile of books with me.

New Books: I've a handful of lovelies to share with you this week. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!
For Review

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Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
While I'm pretty over P&P retellings, I adore Curtis Sittenfeld's writing (Prep is one of my all-time favorite books. I reread it almost every year and it never gets old). So if anybody can do the original story justice--while bringing something new--I do think it is her. I've only read the first couple of chapters, but I'm enjoying it so far.
The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright
I'm an anglophile (you probably gathered that by my blog design), so of course I had to snag this one!
Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr
This beware-of-social-media book sounds like it was somewhat influenced by the Megan Meier case. It sounds kind of young, but at only 240 pages, I'm assuming it will be a quick one (and I'm kind of trying to read younger YA so I can recommend books to my honor students).

What I snagged from the library

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Just Like the Movies by Kelly Fiore
This sounds adorable. I love the character's obsession with movies (that you probably know I share).
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
I LOVE this book so much. It is one of my all-time favorites. The audio is pretty awesome, too, I was thrilled when I saw my VA library had a copy of the audio (my PA library did not...and neither did the FL one last year).
I've read some rave reviews for this quirky film, so I'm pretty excited to watch it.

Happy Star Wars Weekend! Are you seeing it this weekend? Waiting until the crowds die down, or do you wish everybody would just stop talking about it already? (I'm seeing it next week.)

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 took a half day off work and got to see Star Wars in the middle of the day, so no crowds, yay! It was pretty good!

  2. Happy reading and movie watching! I'm taking my nephew to see Star Wars on Christmas Eve, which is one of his gifts from me. He's gonna freak because I had told him it would be after the New Year.
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  3. I'm so excited for The Heir and the Spare! Enjoy your books!

  4. I watched Dope a few weeks ago and loved it. It was so cute, not at all like I expected. Great haul and Happy Holidays.

  5. I'm reading The Heir and the Spare right now and enjoying it. I enjoyed Just Like the Movies, hope you do as well. I know about blogging, it's getting really hard sometimes to keep up. I've been really bad about visiting other blogs the past couple weeks. I've got to work on that. Have a great holiday!
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  6. Ooo, I'm curious to see what you thought of Vicious and Wink Poppy Midnight! I cannot wait to read Tucholke's latest. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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