Saturday, October 8, 2016

Weekly Rewind 10.8.16

Saturday, October 8, 2016 10:53 AM with 11 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'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

My Life and Blog

Life: If you follow me on instagram or twitter, you already know that my beloved cat, Hyades, died last weekend. I knew that he was at the end of his life. He's been on medicine for the last couple of years for thyroid issues, but it is impossible to prepare yourself for any kind of loss. I've had him for over eighteen years and he was honestly the coolest cat I've ever known. I was a wreck last weekend, and am still feeling pretty rough, but I know that he had a long and wonderful life and that he died knowing that he was very, very loved by me and my husband. 

I am home for a long weekend due to Columbus Day and it is much needed. I definitely just need a couple of days with my husband to just unwind and relax. I am hoping to do something fun, though, like go to Cedar Point (or at least go to a movie or something). 

Blog and reading: Just a WoW this week. I'm currently (very slowly) reading Six of Crows. I deliberately put it off until the sequel came out. I'm also reading It's Not Me, It's You, which is hilarious so far. I'm currently listening to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (for the fourth or fifth time). I just needed the book equivalent of a pint of Ben & Jerry's after this last week. 

New Books: Just a small handful this week, but I'm excited about all of them. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends! 

For Review

28693701 29093326 28818313 Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot
I was elated when I found out there was going to be a fourth book in the "Boy" series. 
What Light by Jay Asher
This romance sounds interesting. I like the Christmas tree farm aspect. 
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria
This looks so intriguing.
Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner
I went through a HUGE "chick-lit" (I hate that term so much) phase in my twenties--when it first broke out as a genre--and Jennifer Weiner was at the forefront of my obsession. Good In Bed, In Her Shoes, Goodnight, Nobody--I loved all of them. I haven't read her most recent books, but I'm still excited for this memoir. 

What I Bought

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I really struggled getting into the arc of this and gave up around page 80 or so, but then I happened to read this conversation on GR where a girl was saying the same thing and another told her it started to pick up around pg. 100. So I'm going to give it another go. It was recently on sale at The Book Outlet, so I snagged it. The flowers in the picture were given by a co-worker who knew I was sad about fat kitty. 

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. It's always Sad to lose a beloved pet. They are family to us. So sorry to hear about that. You got some awesome books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. So sorry about your kitty. He sure was beautiful. Try to enjoy your weekend and I'm so glad you are home where you can recover best. I'm betting he is now an angel on your shoulder wherever you go.

  3. I'm so sorry to about your cat. I know how much it hurts, my husband and I lost our beloved cat of 12 years a few years back.

    Here's a poem that really helped me deal with the loss and also helped me grieve...

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...

    Miranda @ Miranda's Book Blog

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's so hard to lose a pet. :( Thinking of you! I hope you enjoy your books! I also have a copy of Hungry Heart...really looking forward to reading it! The Unexpected Everything does take awhile to get into to, so stick with it. I especially liked the ending. It isn't my favorite of her novels, but it is still a fun read.

  5. I am sorry to hear about your cat! I lost one a few months back and it's tough! Best wishes going forward, sounds like he had a great life and was very loved. Hope you get some nice time to unwind and hopefully make it to Cedar Point.

  6. So sorry about Hyades! Nothing can replace a favorite pet who is like a soul mate.

    I am eager to get my hands on Hungry Heart. I read an excerpt in a magazine.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  7. I am so sorry, no words can fill the whole in your heart. *hugs*

  8. You have my sympathies about the loss of your beloved kitty.

  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your cat! I love my dog so much, I can't imagine the day when she passes. *hugs*


  10. I am so sorry about the loss of your precious cat...It's awesome that he lived for 18 years. I had a couple of cats to live that long too, plus one that still holds the record for my own cats and lived until age 21. I hope you have a happy week despite the sad events of this past one! :D

  11. Pets are such a loving part of our families, losing them leaves a whole in our hearts. At least you can take comfort in knowing he lived such a long and happy life, filled with memories.


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!