Friday, August 26, 2016

Weekly Rewind 8.27.16

Friday, August 26, 2016 10:12 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. This post is linked to Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga's Reviews and the Sunday Post over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

My Life and Blog

Life: I'm typing this up on Thursday night because I'll be doing the four hour drive home to PA tomorrow. One of my favorite parts of just being home for the summer was not worrying about being on the road for eight hours almost every weekend. At least it's a pretty drive. This week was chock-full of PD (personal development) days. I still have a few things to wrap up tomorrow to get ready for the first day of school Monday, but I'm about as ready as I'm going to be. The first week of school is pretty exhausting. As a teacher I know I need to go over the rules and expectations and the getting to know you activities, but all I really want to do is dive into the curriculum. It has been rough transitioning back to a normal (read: early) schedule after literally sleeping in until about 10am every single day this summer. I'm such a night owl and my sleep schedule will automatically revert itself if you give me even three days off in a row. I've taken an afternoon nap every day after work this week. 

Blog and reading: This week I posted a WoW and I featured Nevernight on my feature The Grass is Always Greener. I am currently listening to Amy Schumer's book, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, and am still rereading Second Helpings. I started Sometimes We Tell the Truth last night, but didn't get very far before passing out (despite the nap). 

New Books: September has some beautiful titles, and I'm excited about all the pretties I have to share today. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends! 

For Review

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Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton
I was so excited when I got my hands on this one, but have to admit that my excitement has cooled a bit after seeing some pretty middling reviews. I am going to go in with an open mind, though, because I love this cover and DC has become more important to me this past year.  
The Graces by Laure Eve
To be honest, I usually like the idea of witch books more than I like reading witch books, but I've been excited for this one for awhile. 
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Gordova
So, yeah, see above, but isn't that cover striking?
And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
I just bought this author's debut (I believe) a couple of weeks ago. I haven't delved into it yet, but both it and this one look deliciously creepy and I'm excited to read both. 
This is a modern retelli
ng of The Canterbury Tales. How could I say no to that?
The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts
I often turn to fluffy contemporary when I'm feeling overwhelmed by my TBR and this one looks adorable. 
The Magic Words Cheryl B. Klein
I love reading writing advice and love the cover of this one. I am determined that this is the year that I write the novel I've been sitting on for years. Taking naps every day isn't helping that goal. At all. 
TV (the Book) by Alan Sipenwall
Two experts discuss and debate 100 of the best TV shows of all time. I love nonfiction books like this.

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'm curious about Sometimes We Tell The Truth! Hmm. Hope you enjoy the new books!

    My STS.

  2. Getting back to a normal sleep schedule is so hard! I don't blame you for the afternoon naps, those are reviving!
    You have a great haul this week, and I hope you'll enjoy all your new books.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading. Stay safe on the road.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  3. I got Labyrinth Lost this week too!! I also have Diplomatic Immunity and And the Trees Crept In on my TBR :-) happy reading

  4. I plan on reading Labyrinth Lost, The Graces and The Trees Crept In (although I've heard it's REALLY weird). It's sad that you can't find a job closer to where you and your husband live. I've always heard teachers are needed everywhere so I guess not being in the field, I didn't realize how hard it can be sometimes. Hopefully the year goes quickly. Great haul.

  5. I've been wanting to read Diplomatic Immunity, so I hope that you enjoy it! I'm also an extreme night owl. So much that I would sleep during the day and be awake at night if I let myself. Have a good week! :)

  6. Oh good book haul!!! I know how you feel about the first week of school. Its all the kind of boring stuff but it is seriously exhausting! I fell asleep early every night this past week!

  7. And the Trees Crept In looks perfect for Fall. I hope the week ahead is a peaceful one!

  8. I'm the same way with schedules, give me time off and pretty soon my natural inclination to stay up late/ sleep late takes over. Hope your first week goes well. I think if I were a teacher I'd just want to get on with it too!

    Diplomatic Immunity and The Trees crept In both look good.

  9. I have The Graces as well! With the red cover. I haven't read it (it was sent unsolicited), but I might still give it a shot. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  10. The replacement crush looks really good. Good luck with getting your sleep schedule back!

  11. It's crazy how fast time flew by, eh? It seems like it was only yesterday when you were so excited about the summer break. Sigh.

    Enjoy your reads, Natalie.


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