Friday, March 18, 2016

Weekly Rewind 3.19.16

Friday, March 18, 2016 10:01 PM with 7 comments
Image result for natflixandbooks
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

Life: Like I usually do when I plan on making the trip home, I'm typing this up on Thursday night. Tomorrow I chaperone a field trip for the majority of the day. It's a "day at work" for all the students. My group is going to a plant that makes satellite parts which I'm hoping is as cool as it sounds. I wish it was all day, but I do have to come back to school to teach my last class. I snagged a movie from the library and am going to give them the choice of either watching it or play a game and then have reading time. After that, I'll be on the road to go home for a week for spring break. I'm so, so, so ready for this break. I'm so excited to spend the week with my husband and cats and just relax and read and watch movies and sleep. SO READY!

Also, for those of you who actually read my ramblings, my husband is doing fine. He just had a really nasty strain of the flu, but has mostly recovered (thanks for all the kind words--I was truly nervous because he was so seriously ill). I also managed to avoid the mean girls at work this week. So, yay!

Blog and reading: This week I posted a TTT and a WoW. I've been so flipping beat after school every single day these past couple of weeks, so if you've left a comment and I didn't reciprocate, please know that I will be by this coming week. I think it is because I've been so tired that lately I've been really struggling to get into any arcs that I have (and I feel like I have a ton of 2016 books already). I've only been interested in rereading books I've been letting myself do a ton of rereading. I finished listening to Girls in White Dresses this week and am currently listening to The Future of Us which is a book I've already read twice. I'm currently rereading 99 Days, but do plan on starting The Tyranny of Petticoats this weekend. Hopefully over break I'll be able to break my new book slump and get through a few of my April and maybe some May books.

New books: Just a handful of books to share today. So without further ado I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

26030737 22909838 25667026 25663382

The New Guy by Amy Spalding
I'm excited for this contemporary novel of a girl getting revenge on the new guy who happens to be a former boy-bander. I loved this author's debut so I have high hopes for this one.
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
So I haven't read The Orphan Queen yet, but I just bought it from the Scholastic Book Fair when it rolled through my school. I definitely plan on trying to tackle it this coming week so I can dive into the sequel. I've heard great things about this duology.
Stone Field by Christy Lenzi
Retellings of classics can be a hard sell for me sometimes as they just so rarely--or ever--live up to the originally. Regardless, I'm curious about this updated look at Wuthering Heights.
Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
I like the Hollywood aspirations it sounds like the main character has, but I have to admit that I'm completely over YA fiction where the MC is getting over the death of a sibling. Seriously over it.

What I snagged from the library

25982606 25790950 11664495 

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina
I'm curious about this book that takes place during the "Summer of Sam." Has anybody read this one?
The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester
Apparently the movie Suffragette is based on this historical novel that takes place in 1912 London. I'm loving this gorgeous cover.
Future of Us by Jay Asher
Like I mentioned above, to prevent myself from sliding further into my new book slump, I've been letting myself reread a lot of older goodies. I've read this--twice--but I'm enjoying the audio.
Crimson Peak
So very excited for this one. I love Guillermo del Toro. I wanted to see this one in the theater, but it left before I could get my shit together. Cannot wait.


  1. I'm glad your husband is feeling better! There was a nasty flu bug going around here as well, but thankfully, it only hit my son for a day. Though my husband had a three-week cold. It sucks for him because he works in a sterile environment. He can't be a virus carrier.

    Anyway, yay for spring break! I'm sure you'll have plenty of rest, books, cats and love. <3

    Happy reading!

  2. AAHHH I'm kinda really jealous you got The Great American Whatever because I really want to read that one.
    Glad your husband is doing better! :D

  3. I'm glad your husband is better! I love Future of Us - enjoy the audio. I also have Stone Field for review...hoping it doesn't disappoint as well. Retellings have been tough for me in the past. Enjoy your books!

  4. Great haul! I hope you enjoy your books. Have a great week.

    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  5. Great haul this week. I hope you enjoy them all :) I'm happy to hear that your husband is on the bend. I was taken down by the flu and it was awful. Here's my STS

  6. I'm jealous, I really want to read Burn Baby Burn and may give up and buy it for my Kindle. Glad your husband is doing better and just remember...mean girls stink ( or substitute any word you like). Enjoy your time off.

  7. Nice haul. I have The Mirror King. Hope I like it. My STS


Hello, there! Thanks for taking the time to comment. I read each and every one and will do my best to respond--usually on your blog instead of on mine. I will, however, always answer direct questions. Due to serious time restraints, this blog is now an award free zone, but I appreciate the thought!