Friday, October 28, 2016

Weekly Rewind 10.29.16

Friday, October 28, 2016 11:34 PM with 13 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'v 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

Life and Blog

Life: Sorry I've been pretty MIA these few couple of weeks. Between work and traveling and the loss of my beloved cat, I've just been swamped and emotionally fairly wrecked. I traveled to San Francisco to meet my best friend two weekends ago. She had tickets to a two-night Ween concert and asked me months ago if I wanted to spend the weekend with her in San Fran. I had a wonderful time catching up with her and seeing all the sights. I love that city, but it had been years since I was last there. 

I'm currently wavering on joining NaNoWriMo in a couple of days. I've had a pretty big breakthrough in the novel I've been wanting to write for literally years, but the way it is pulling me will definitely require me to do more research than I can do before Nov. 1st. Part of me feels like I should just dive into the parts I can write and stop making excuses. The fact of the matter is that I'm not getting any younger and this book isn't going to write itself. If I can just resign myself to the fact that my first novel length work is probably going to be shit--and that that is 100% ok--the quicker I can just get over myself and just write it already. 

Blog and reading: Because of above excuses, I really haven't been posting, but I hope to get back into the swing of it. I did post a WoW this week of my very most anticipated book of 2017. The cover was finally released this week (and it is flipping amazing). I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on this one. I loved The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. 

I am currently reading The Boy is Back, Six of Crows and Holding Up the Universe. All three are excellent in their own way. I'm also reading The Mental Floss History of the United States which is about as entertaining as a history book can be. I've been continuing my reread/listen of the Harry Potter series. I'm on the last disc of the Prisoner of Azkaban as I type this so will be on to the Goblet of Fire by the time I post it. 

New books: Because I missed last week, I'm going to post a couple of the books I would have featured alongside this week's. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends! 

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Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
If you tell me that a book is about a secret society, I'm pretty much going to read it. 
The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack
Funny books with male protagonists are my weakness. This is about a stoner boy who is asked to take a Norwegian exchange student under his wing. It sounds hilarious. 
The Timekeeper by Tara Sim
This is about an alternate Victorian society that is controlled by clock towers. Isn't that intriguing? 
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
This love story is getting great reviews so I'm excited to dive in. 
You in Five Acts by Una LaMarche
I LOVE performing art schools is one of my favorite settings. I'm very excited for this one. 
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid
This follows a humanoid teen who soles purpose is to protect the girl she has grown up with. This isn't my typical type of read, but I couldn't ignore that cover. 
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
I still haven't read Wolf by Wolf despite it being one of my most anticipated books of 2015. I need to get on that! 

Well that's it for me this week. Feel free to leave a link to whatever weekend post you do (Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post, 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. Enjoy all of your books! I am undecided about NaNoWrimo as well. I am not sure I will have time for it, but I want to participate! Loved your pics from San Fran. I have never been there...always wanted to go! I hope you have a great weekend!

  2. I am glad that you were able to take your trip with your friend. It may have been just what you needed. The loss of a pet is a life altering event.
    This is my first time seeing The Boomerang Effect. I love books of that sort as well and look forward to reading some reviews.

  3. Nice list! The Boomerang Effect sounds hilarious indeed! I hope you'll enjoy all the books you got! Happy reading!

  4. Sorry to hear about your cat, Natalie!
    I'm kind of hesitating about joining NaNo, too. I'm not writing a novel, but I do need something to keep me on my toes while writing my thesis :D WE shall see.
    Your new books all look great, and I hope you'll enjoy them all.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  5. I want to read The Sun is Also a Star so badly! I've heard great things about it so far. :)

  6. I've really been eyeing Dead Girl's Society and The Diabolic. Sounds like you enjoyed your blogging break so it's good you took one. Good luck with your book.

  7. So sorry to hear about your cat and basically the tough time you've been having. I've been MIA as well even though I've posted a few posts. I feel like I've been out of touch since I've not done much visitations. Anyway, I hope you'll feel comfort soon.


  8. You got some amazing looking books this week! I am especially excited for The Diabolic and Dead Girls Society!
    Here's my Sunday Post

  9. Hi! I think this is the first time I've stopped by! I finished The Sun is Also a Star just last week on audio. I have to say, I didn't love it as much as Everything, Everything. :-(
    Lauren - Obsessive Book Nerd -

  10. So sorry to hear about your cat. I hope November is a better month for you and good luck with your decision about NaNoWriMo and with your novel in progress.

    I want to read the new Nicola Yoon book. I liked her debut novel. I am curious about Diabolique and The Dead Girls Society too.

  11. I have Blood for Blood, but hope to acquire an audio arc. A bloggy break is expected with travel and loss. I am hoping things look up for you in the weeks ahead. I remember how hard it was when we lost our pets.

  12. Good luck with NaNo if you end up doing it! I hope your writing goes well! And I'm excited about Dead Girls Society- I think that one looks a lot of fun. I agree, secret societies will get me every time!

  13. I definitely think you should give NaNo a try! It may be the push of motivation you need! Good luck!

    Stacey @ The Bookish Loner


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