Friday, May 20, 2016

Weekly Rewind 5.21.16

Friday, May 20, 2016 10:15 PM with 9 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 week was loooong. My students took their state tests which means that I had to proctor exams (not for my students, but for other classes) 3 times this week. It's just part of teaching, and totally fine, obviously, but there is nothing more tiring than watching students take a test on a computer. You cannot do anything while they are testing. You can't read, you can't grade papers, you can't check your email. You just watch them take a test. It's exhausting. I can't believe there are only 16 more schools days this year. I'm definitely ready for summer.

My husband is coming down this weekend because he has an appointment in town on Monday. I'm hoping he comes on Saturday so that we have all day Sunday. I'm in the mood to do some exploring. Maybe walk around Georgetown or go to one of the museums.

Blog and reading: A WoW this week. I'm currently reading Something Blue after finishing the audio of Something Borrowed earlier this week. It's impossible to read one and not the other. I'm currently listening to Bossypants...for the third or fourth time. I snagged it from the library while waiting for my audio holds to come in. I just love it so much. I should really just buy it. I'm also listening to Riders and plan on starting Summer Days and Summer Nights this weekend.

New books: I have a handful of pretties to show you this week. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

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Sing by Vivi Greene
A famous pop star flees to a small town and falls for a local boy. Sounds cute.
Frannie and Tru by Karen Hatrup
A girl spends a summer with her older gay cousin after he is sent to live with her family.
The Inside of Out by Jenn Marie Thorne
After her best friend comes out, a girl leads the charge for gay rights in her community while falling for a dude who interviews her for his college.
Wanderlost by Jen Malone
Nothing says summer like a vacation story.
Lies I Live By by Lauren Sabel
The synopsis says this gives a physic twist to a classic spy story. Sold.
Beware That Girl by Teresa Toten
This says for fans of When We Were Liars and Gone Girl, so...
Hot Little Hands by Abigail Ulman
A collection of stories focusing on young women in their teens and twenties. I love a good short story collection.
Without Annette by Jane Mason
Girlfriends enroll in a boarding school to escape judgement, and then find their relationship crumbling.

What I snagged from the library

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Summer Days and Summer Nights by various authors
Riders by Veronica Rossi
After dying in an Army related incident, a boy find that he has become War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. That is an amazing synopsis. I'm only about 30 minutes into the audio, but I'm enjoying it so far.
I'm not sure I'm actually going to watch this. It looks really slow. Anybody seen this? Worth watching?

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. Awesome haul of books. I hope you love all of your new books this week. They look really good.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. I'm interested to hear what you think about Riders. I haven't read Rossi's other series, but the synopsis of this one really caught my attention.
    Enjoy your new reads!
    Mallory @ The Local Muse

  3. I loved Brooklyn...and I'm curious about Beware That Girl. Enjoy! And have a nice break from teaching.


  4. Something Borrowed and Something Blue are both really cute! I just finished reading My True Love Gave to Me because I want to read Summer Days and Summer Nights. Both books include an amazing group of YA authors. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS!

  5. I watched Brooklyn the other night and I quite enjoyed it!

    You got some amazing looking books! I really want to read Wanderlost, Frannie and Tru and Sing!:D

  6. Wanderlost looks like a great summer read. I liked Brooklyn. It captured an Irish immigrant experience capturing Ireland and New York scenes. Not slow, but gentle.

  7. I had Riders out from the library but had to return it before I got it started. I plan on borrowing it again once it is not so new or so highly in demand. Hope you and your husband have a relaxing weekend.

  8. I liked Something Borrowed, but I loved Something Blue! :) I still wish they would make a movie out of it as well, but I don't think the first did well enough. :(

    I LOVED Brooklyn! It's definitely a slow and quiet movie, and if that isn't your thing it could be boring to you, but I thought it was wonderful. Saoirse Ronan is spectacular in it.

    I hope you have a fast week and a wonderful weekend!
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  9. Eeep! The only one I'm really familiar with is Riders - which I loved! I can't wait for book two. I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Nat!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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