Friday, April 21, 2017

Weekly Rewind 4.22.17

Friday, April 21, 2017 11:02 PM with 7 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: The first week back from break is always soooo hard. I'm so tired right now that I almost didn't do this post. I'm staying in VA this weekend and plan to spend the vast majority of the weekend job searching and applying for the handful of PA jobs that have popped up. Again, keep those fingers crossed for me!

Blog and reading:WoW this week. I'm still reading It by Stephen King (and will be for the next couple of weeks, I'm sure). I'm somewhere around 800 pages into it. The copy I have is 1450. Still interesting, but I'm ready to be done with it. 

New books: I have some pretties I'm very excited about this week. So without further ado, I hope you're all having fabulous weekends! 

For Review

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Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
I've enjoyed all of the books by this author that I've read (which is probably about half of them). This sounds fun...but, ok, if your best friend bought you a lottery ticket and it won, wouldn't you give her half of the money (or at least, like, a quarter of it)? If the answer to that is no, then you are a shitty bf. Just saying. 
Dreamfall by Amy Plum
A group of kids in a facility for a sleep study end up trapped in a shared dream. I was so excited for this book. I started reading it a couple of months ago and wasn't as impressed as I was hoping, so I set it aside until closer to its release. I only got about a couple of chapters in, though, so totally plan on giving this more of a shot. It reminds me of that old movie Dreamscape, which terrified me when I was little. 
Textrovert by Lindsey Summers
Two teens accidently trade phones and because of reasons have to give each their messages (and can I assume fall in love as it happens?). This reminds me of Sophie Kinsella's I've Got Your Number.
The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
I don't even bother with blogger/reader controversies. I didn't even realize there was an issue with this book until I saw the extremely low rating. I wasn't rushing to pick this up because it is over 600 pages and I'm reading a tome right now (It), but witches are one of my buzzwords (and I like to form my own opinions). 
Say No to the Bro by Kat Heigeson
The whole auctioning off girls to be prom dates is one of the most cringe-worthy ideas ever, but I enjoyed this author's Gena/Finn so I'm going to give it a try.
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate
This is set at a boarding school for the performing arts. Sold. 

What I snagged from the library

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
So excited! I have zero excuses for not seeing this in the theater. 

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'm glad you say you like to form your own opinions with The Black Witch. I'm always saying that too! :)

    Happy Reading!

  2. I look forward to your thoughts on Windfall. I hope you get a job back in PA! Positive thoughts coming your way. Have a great weekend!

  3. Been hearing a lot of mixed reviews on Black Witch. Glad to hear that you want to form your own opinion. A great haul of books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. Goodness, you need some R&R, lady! Best of luck with the job hunt. I am curious about Windfall - I feel like it might be something I would enjoy. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a great weekend, Natalie. =)

    Check out my STS post!

  5. Good luck on the job front! And yes the week after a break is awful lol. And dreamfall does sound kinda freaky!

  6. LOL, I just recently saw Fantastic Beasts, too, but I really enjoyed it. I don't see a lot of movies in the theatre because I have such crappy luck getting those people that make so much noise in the theatre, but this was one that I wanted to see on the big screen. Ah, well, just didn't happen xD.
    I love your comments on Windfall---so true lol.

  7. Bummer that DREAM FALL isn't as good as it sounds. I love its premise, so that's disappointing. I'll probably give it a go anyway, but I won't rush. FANTASTIC BEASTS, on the other hand, is ... fantastic. Loved the movie, loved the book.


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