Friday, April 7, 2017

Weekly Rewind 4.8.17

Friday, April 7, 2017 9:57 PM with 20 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've made it! A whole week off for spring break starts today. I cannot wait to just be home with my honey and kitties. I really don't have anything else to say. Yay, breaks!

Blog and reading: WoW this week. After watching the spooky-ass trailer for It, I decided to pick the book up. The only Stephen King book I've ever read was Gerald's Game and that was literally over 20 years ago. I'm about 250 pages into the behemoth, and am enjoying it. I know that if I start something else, or try to read anything alongside it, that I will put it aside, so it is my main focus right now. 

New books: Just a handful of new pretties to share this week, but I am truly excited for each and every one of them. So without further ado, I hope you're all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

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Fireworks by Katie Cotugno
A book set in the 90s about the boy/girl band craze. So excited for this one. 
This is being billed as Perks of Being a Wallflower meets Revenge of the Nerds...which sounds like a dream combination. 
Missing  by Kelley Armstrong
I love a good mystery, and this one is getting pretty good early buzz.

What I bought


It by Stephen King
I had this for weeks from the library and just wasn't getting to it. I finally picked it up after seeing the new trailer (so excited), and got about 200 pages into it only to find it out was due back, like, the next day and that I couldn't renew. So I bought it for my kindle. The book was so heavy, anyway. Have you read this? I was scared of the size (the kindle edition is over 1400 pages!), but it is keeping my interest so far.

What I snagged from the library

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Because I'm reading the tome that is It, I doubt that I will get to this before it is due back, but I am intrigued by the premise of this one.
I kind of love Tom Hanks a lot, so I enjoy these movies more than most people do, I think. I'm quite looking forward to this and love anything that delves into Dante's work. 


  1. Ooooh a Kelley Armstrong book. I haven't read any of her mysteries yet but I love her writing.

  2. Fireworks looks like such a good book! I just heard about it this week. Also, Strange the Dreamer!! I've heard mostly great things about that book, I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Eeeh, Strange the Dreamer! I need to pick that up too. Enjoy!

    My STS.

  4. Love the look of Fireworks! :-) My sort of book! I'm on break too, for 2 weeks. Can't wait!

  5. I am hoping to find the time to read Fireworks as well. I love the 90s. I also want to see Tom Hanks as well! Have a great spring break!

  6. I've actually never read anything by Stephen King yet. I always want to but then realize that he has so many and I don't know where to start. I was so surprised when I saw how many pages It was. Holy cow! I hope you love it! Clowns freak me out so bad. lol I've heard really great things about Strange the Dreamer, so I can't wait to see what you think about it. It's on my wishlist right now. Maybe one day I will get it lol

    Hope you have a great weekend, and enjoy Spring Break!

  7. I read Gerald's Game and some of his other books way back when, too. Now, however, his books scare me too much :D
    Grendel's Guide to Love and War looks good.
    Enjoy your week off for spring-break! We have a short week next week, then 10 glorious days off, too :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  8. You got some great books this week. I hope you love all of your new books. Gerald's Game sounds interesting. Have a lovely weekend.

  9. Fireworks sounds like a good one. Me too, I want to read It before September when it comes out in the theatre. Happy reading and spring break.

  10. My favorite Stephen King book is The Stand. All of his books are epic. But you may want to find a used copy so you won't need to rush through it. I also bought Strange The Dreamer (I got to meet Laini Taylor at an author event!), but I haven't started it yet. Have a great vacation break. I start school again on Monday.

  11. I'm excited to read Missing and hope it's good. Of course I love Kelley Armstrong. I read It years ago but recently just bought a new copy and hope to read it sometime this year. I'm really excited for the movie. Enjoy your break.

  12. Yay for Spring break! So excited for you to be able to read, relax and spend time with your hubby and kitties. :) I haven't read a Stephen King book yet but I did pick up his Mr. MErcedes book from the thrift shop and his 11/23/63. Someday soon, I hope.

    Have a fantastic break, Nat!

  13. I'm looking forward to Missing too. Hope it's good! And enjoy your spring break- having a week off is the best. :)

  14. Great haul! I'm currently reading Strange the Dreamer and really enjoying it! I hope you'll enjoy all the books you got! Happy reading!

  15. Love your picture for the weekly rewind! Wonder if all the youngsters out there will catch it...! I've seen Missing around yes, will have to look into it! Another Stephen King fan here! But not all his work, The Stand is epic and 11/22/63 is one of my all-time favorite novels!

    Have a great week and here's my Sunday Headlines:

  16. I have heard IT is great but the size is scary. Hope you continue to enjoy!

  17. You got some really great titles here! I adored Strange the Dreamer, and I can't wait to read The Muse of Nightmares. I realllllyyyyy hope Laini Taylor is on track for a March 2018 publication. o_o I have Fireworks as well! I'm not sure I'll get to it but it sounds interesting. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Natalie. =)

    Check out my STS post!

  18. I might have to read that Katie Cotugno book. I was a teen in the 90s so maybe I'd like it. I am curious about the new Laini Taylor book too. I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone but never got around to finishing the series.

    Enjoy your break!

  19. I really need to read Strange the Dreamer. Have a great Spring Break!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  20. I've actually read quite a few King books, but not IT - it's just so big! :'( I'm such a wuss! ;)


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