Friday, March 4, 2016

Weekly Rewind 3.5.16

Friday, March 4, 2016 10:17 PM with 15 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

Life: This is going to be brief. I just woke up from a two-hour nap, and I'm still exhausted. This week wore me out! I'm staying in VA this weekend. While I obviously like the weekends I spend with my husband the most, I'm looking forward to a weekend of sleep, movies, and reading (I also have a pile of grading to get through, but I'm not going to think about that right now). Anyway, I'm doing well. Definitely feeling the winter slump, but spring break is in a couple of weeks.

Blog and reading: Just a WoW this week. Last week I finished listening to/reading Just One Day. I liked it, but didn't love it like most of my friends. I didn't really like Wilhem. I did like the year at school and thought the disintegration of her friendship was realistic. I have Just One Year, but I don't know if I'm going to read it. I wish it was a sequel instead of a companion. I don't know if I care what he did during that year. I'm currently rereading Rebel Belle so that I can finish the series (I only have vague memories of the first book) and am still rereading Attachments. I'm listening to Blue Lily, Lily Blue.

For Review

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A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann
This references Cabin in the Woods, so of course I picked it up.
Divah by Susannah Appelbaum
"Part gothic thriller, part historical fiction, the novel straddles the Upper East Side and the lush trappings of the Carlyle hotel, and Paris during the Reign of Terror in 1789. Marie Antoinette is the Queen of the Damned. Marilyn Monroe is an expert demon hunter. To kill a demon, Herm├Ęs scarves, Evian water, and a guillotine are the weapons of choice." I mean.
Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath
This doesn't look like the most original story, but I'm a sucker for prom/homecoming books.
Relic by Gretchen McNeil
A horror story about a group of teens encounter an evil force in a mine.

What I snagged from the library

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Zero Day by Jan Gangsei
This sounds like a YA Homeland. I'm excited for this one.
Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
Gotta love a bookish girl. This sounds adorable.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
This is my least favorite of the three, if I'm honest. I still find this series intriguing, but I'm not loving this one.
Black Mass
Excited. I'm looking forward to a Johnny Depp film where he is a person instead of a character.

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 love Maggie Stiefvater! I haven't read that one yet I decided to wait and re-read the whole series as the last one comes out soon but I hope you enjoy! My Haul

  2. Looks like you got some great books this week! I haven't read any of them but I hope you love them!! Happy reading :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

  3. The one on this list that I realllly want is Bookishly Ever After. I have such a thing for cute reads these days! I read A Drop of Night and wasn't a big fan, but I hope you enjoy it more than me! Happy reading! :D

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  4. OOOOH! Liar and Loser Like Us, Blue Lily Lily Blue! The cover of Bookishly Ever After is the BEST THING IN THE WORLD! I NEED IT!

    Have an awesome weekend. Let's hope they add another day to it soon.

    Aditi @

  5. I've read Bookishly Ever After. It does have very cute moments. :-) I hope you enjoy your new additions!

  6. Awesome books! I had an egalley of Bookishly Ever After but there were so many formatting issues, I couldn't read it. :( So I am interested in your thoughts on that one for sure b/c I think it sounds really cute. Have a great weekend!

  7. I have Bookishly Ever After. It sounds cute so hopefully I'll get some time to read it soon. :)

    Sya @ Bookish Sya

  8. Got me curious about Black Mass. I'll have to add that to my to watch list. Have a restful weekend.

  9. I Ted seeing Divah around a lot this week. I think it is one I'll have to pick up. Enjoy your low-key weekend.

  10. Relic seems popular this week. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  11. You got some wonderful books this week. I really enjoyed Divah, and Liars And Losers Like Us. Have a great week.

  12. I didn't like Just One Day either for the same reason. Since then, I couldn't bring myself to read the next one.

    Have a wonderful week!

  13. I am so curious about Divah! It seems like such a strange fun mix of stuff! :D

  14. Relic sounds like my kind of book, I'm going to see if my library has it when I stop in this afternoon :)

  15. I just finished Relic, and loved it. Reading A Drop of Night right now. Great haul! I need to get ahold of Bookishly Ever After.
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