Friday, February 10, 2017

Weekly Rewind 2.11.17

Friday, February 10, 2017 10:20 PM with 11 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: My husband and I had a wonderful time in NY. We did all kinds of things in the 2 1/2 days we had there from the Metropolitan Opera House, museums, Times Square and the Comedy Cellar. I also finally got to go to the Strand Bookstore. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday.

Blog and Reading: Nothing on the blog front due to my trip and then having to play catch-up at work. I finished reading Kathy Griffin's latest book last night. I'm currently reading The Takedown, which I couldn't resist starting this week. I plan on starting (and maybe finishing) Caraval this weekend, and am also currently rereading Before I Fall. 

New Books: Just a handful of pretties this week. So without further ado, I hope you're all having fabulous weekends! 

For Review

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The Takedown by Dorrie Wang
I'm often drawn to "mean girl" books, but they can be a dime a dozen. I just started this and am very early into it, but the slightly futuristic setting is intriguing. This follows a popular girl whose life gets thrown for a loop when a video of her having sex with her English teacher quickly spreads through the school. The only problem is: she swears it didn't happen. 
Beautiful Broken Things by Kim Savage
This sounds very, very much like The Virgin Suicides. That cover is amazing, though. 
Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
I have to admit that I'm pretty over fantasy books and anything to do with royalty. Add the fairly middling reviews that this is getting, and I'm not sure I'll even bother. The saving grace for this one is that this is a stand-alone. 

What I Bought


The Strand! It was awesome and I loved walking through the maze of shelves. I had to limit myself because the trip was getting pricey, but I adore the tshirt I picked out and am excited to finally read A Week of Mondays, which has a "Groundhog's Day"-esque premise.

What I snagged from the library


The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser
Oh, this cover, so lovely. I'm tentatively excited for this. 

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. I know what you mean about royalty fantasy books - although that being a standalone I may look into it. Glad your trip was great!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines
    My STS

  2. I love Rhiannon Thomas' books!!! Long May She Reign is one of my most anticipated reads :P Happy to hear you had an amazing birthday :) ! Also happy belated birthday :P !
    Kariny @ kariny's boox frenzy

  3. Lovely haul, especially Caraval cause I've only heard good things about it so hope you enjoy reading it along with all the other books!
    Here's my Stacking The Shelves post

  4. I also got a copy of The Book Jumper so excited for that one! I did read Long May She Reign and while I was able to finish it, it wasn't earth shattering by any means. I liked the strong female friendships and the fact that it's a standalone, but it was still just your average YA fantasy. I'm glad you enjoyed NYC. I loved your pictures! Have a great weekend and definitely let me know about Roanoke Girls!

  5. Awwww, that's funny that you saw you're over fantasy with royalty! That's my favorite. :D I didn't know the new Thomas book was a standalone? I thought it was book one of a trilogy (or something). In any case, none of my bloggy friends liked it, so I'll pass. I didn't like her debut duology and I don't think I'm missing out here. ;) I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Natalie. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  6. Glad you had a great trip! Hope caraval is good. :)

  7. I'm glad you had a fantastic trip and a great birthday, Natalie! I've been enjoying your pics on Instagram! Oh, I have that HP shirt! I got it last year at ALA and I wear it probably TOO often lol. I love it. So soft and comfy. Are you having an overload on fantasy and royalty, too?? I'm getting there, too, I think. But they do have some gorgeous covers, though, don't they?? :)

  8. Happy belated birthday! :)
    Glad to hear your guys enjoyed NY! you are right! The Book Jumper looks awesome! I plan on starting Caraval this week so hopefully we can chat about it :)

  9. The Strand is a bucket list for us book lovers, isn't it? It's up there with Powell Books in Oregon. Can't wait to go there! I could never get used to New York's furious pace, though. I've never seem so much people in one place.

    Glad you had a great time with hubby!

  10. Glad you had a lovely time in NYC! I hope you enjoy Long May She Reign, I'm super curious and excited about that one! Thanks for sharing :D

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  11. I'm glad you had a wonderful time in NYC! I love the cover of The Book Jumper. I'll have to see if my library has it so I can borrow it.

    I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina


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