Friday, June 9, 2017

Weekly Rewind 6.10.17

Friday, June 9, 2017 11:09 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.

Life and Blog

Life: Today was the last day of school!!! I just woke up from a 3 hour nap. Lol. Today was a good day, but exhausting. We always do a field day for the last day of school and I spent the morning doing Wii Dance and the afternoon in the hot sun watching kids run around losing their minds. I'm so ready for summer! My husband will be down tomorrow to help me pack up to go home for the summer (at least...hopefully for good). I still have to go in on Monday for in-service days, but I'm pretty much done with everything. I have to do some last minute organizing, but all of my grades are posted and everything is pretty much a wrap. 

I'm going out tomorrow with my roommate and her boyfriend for a last hurrah. The house we live in has been sold, and they have bought a place together. Sunday my English team is getting together with spouses for our final send-off, too. It should be a fun, albeit, bittersweet weekend. 

Blog and reading: I've been so busy these past couple of weeks, that I just haven't had time to post. I also haven't been reading at all. I just haven't been in the mood to read lately, and cannot get into any of the books I've picked up. Although I started The Woman in the Window last night (which is supposed to be the next "big" thriller). I has super short chapters, and I definitely would have read a bit more if I hadn't started it at, like, midnight the night before the last day of school. I've been very much struggling with YA lately, so I'm hoping an adult mystery will help snap me out of my slump. 

New books: Just a small handful today. So without further ado, I hope you're all having fabulous weekends! 

For Review

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I usually try to keep a loose reading schedule, but I've been slumping so hard lately, that I just decided to read the first couple of pages of several books to see if anything stuck. This doesn't come out until 2018, but it caught my attention, which is frankly all I care about right now. This is about a woman who watches the neighbors in her NY neighborhood and believes she sees a crime in one of their houses--very Rear Window.
I've been looking forward to this one for awhile. I need to get on it. 
Such a Good Girl by Amanda Morgan
I'm not sure about this one. As a teacher, I struggle with books about teacher/student relationships because it is seriously gag-worthy to me (for real--so gross). I've heard there are some good twists to this one, but I read the first chapter and had to put it down when the girl's parents weren't excited for her when she got into Princeton. Give me a break.

What I snagged from the library

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Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
Nothing says summer like a new Dessen novel. I know I'm not going to get to this this weekend between packing and partying, but luckily it is waiting for me at my PA library, too. 
This really didn't get the best reviews, but I really love both of them, so hopefully I'll enjoy it more than most. 

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 really liked Passengers but my husband hated it. I can understand, it's pretty much a love story in space with a touch of sci-fi. Hope you like it and safe trip home!

  2. I've had not a good experience with Passengers, so I'm curious to hear waht you think.

  3. Yay for the semester ending!

    I also hauled Once and for all and I cannot wait to read it. Like you said nothing says Summer like a Sarah Dessen novel.

    I'm interested to see your thoughts on Passengers. It didn't really catch my attention so I'm interested in seeing what you thought about it.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

  4. So exciting! I hope you'll have a great summer, Nat!

  5. I liked Passengers as well. Also helps that I like both actors too ;-)
    Very curious about The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue as it is popping up on lots of shelves.

  6. Congrats on the last day of school! Best day of the year! :) Enjoy! I look forward to your thoughts on The Woman in the Window. I keep hearing about the book -- how it's the next big thing. It sounds too similar to Girl on the Train though. I'm definitely curious! I am currently reading Once and For All. I am glad you snagged a copy from the library. Also, I totally can relate to struggling with YA. It's been a tough year with YA. I have been reading more and more adult fiction! Have a great week!


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