Friday, February 5, 2016

Weekly Rewind 2.6.16

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:22 PM with 12 comments
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Weekly Rewind
The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.

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

Blog: I'm home for a long weekend for my birthday which is Saturday. On Sunday we are going to the casino which has this unbelievable brunch buffet. It's so good. Multiple international stations, dude making omelets, salad bar, and huge dessert table. It's right on the river with amazing city views. I'm so excited. After that we are going to a friend's house who is having a Super Bowl/birthday party for me. Tonight I'm just hanging out with my husband (who is sick and acting like a baby because he is sick) and tomorrow will be pretty chill, too. He's making me dinner and we might go see a movie (or just watch one at home...again, sick husband). I'm not going to ramble on tonight because I'm enjoying my time at home, but will be back to my rambling self next week.

Blog and reading: Just a WoW this week. I'm currently reading Winning which doesn't come out until June, but after reading the first couple of pages out of curiosity, I was hooked. I'm listening to The Dream Thieves in preparation for the last book in the Raven series.

New Books: I've a pretty nice collection of new pretties to share with you today. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

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Winning by Lara Deloza
So this is really good so far (I'm at about 60%). Definitely has allusions to Mean Girls, but not in a bad way, and one of the characters even acknowledges it.
The Girl From Everywhere by Heibi Heilig
This was one of my most anticipated books of 2016--and I still want to read it--but I tried picking this up a few weeks back and it didn't snag me immediately so I ended up setting it aside. I definitely think that it just wasn't what I was in the mood for that day and not the book itself.
The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine
Oh, that cover. I just love it so much.
Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth
A murder mystery where a girl tries to figure out who attacked her and killed her friend.
The Word for Yes by Claire Needell
Based on the book's title and synopsis, I'm assuming this about a rape, but it also sounds like a book about sisters, which I like.
Rebel Bully Geek Pariah by Erin Jade Lange
This is supposed to be an "updated" Breakfast Club, but I'm not sure it needs an update...

What I snagged from the library

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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
I'm getting pretty into the new much so that I've watched the first 3 episodes already and am not sure I'm going to bother with the book. Has anybody read it? Should I bother or just continue with the show?
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
I have no explanation for why I haven't read this yet. I read and loved The Raven Boys--twice. I already have The Raven King on order at the library, so I'm hoping to get through this one and the third book before it releases.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
I didn't love the first movie...and I haven't read this series...but I actually just popped this into the DVD player so hopefully I love it.

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. Aww finish The Raven Boys series before the last one comes out. IT'S GOING TO BE FREAKING AMAZING OMG I'M SO EXCITED... NO REALLY. I really want to read The Magicians. That's been on my TBR since forever. Now it's up to be to go out and buy it

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  2. The Magicians has a good premise to it. I like the show so far. Looks like you've had a very busy week and hope you are enjoying all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. Great haul! I'm actually going to see The Scorch Trials tonight with my little brother. I read The Maze Runner but haven't read the sequel yet. I heard it isn't very close to the book so might as well see the movie first. :)

    My STS!

  4. You have some awesome books for review. Enjoy them! Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great time. :) (And what is it about guys when they are sick? It's like the end of the world!?!)

  5. Great haul! Enjoy :) I hope you can stop by:


  6. Happy Birthday!! I hope you're having fun despite your boyfriend being sick :/ I hope you also have fun watching the Super Bowl :) I really enjoyed The Shadow Queen. I hope you do too!
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

  7. I found the Magicians (the book) rather depressing and off putting. The main character is really drab and I walked away from the story feeling like it was a waste of time. I've seen part of the first episode of the show so far, and while they're similar, I think the show just has a better tone.

  8. I love The Raven Cycle. It is one of my all-time favorite series. I also got The Girls From Everywhere. I've heard a lot of wonderful things about it, so it will be my next read after I finish the book I am reviewing for next week. Have a lovely Birthday weekend.

  9. Love to just chill out with my husband and kids on Saturday nights, so I feel you. Sucks that your hubby's under the weather though, but I hope you're having a good break, anyway.

    Happy reading, Natalie!

  10. I'm so jealous of you! I was hoping to get approved for The Shadow Queen and I wasn't - please share your thoughts once you've read it!

    And happy birthday!

    AmandaEmma @ Little Miss Reader
    My weekly rewind

  11. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a great time and that your husband is feeling better.

    I am glad to hear that you like Winning. I have it on my TBR list. I also want to read The Shadow Queen, The Girl From Everywhere and Take the Fall.

  12. Happy belayed birthday!! I am so so sorry I missed this!! :(


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