The Weekly Rewind
The new books on my shelves, the links I loved, and my week in a nutshell.
The Weekly Rewind is my new weekend post. Since I started this blog I’ve participated in Stacking the Shelves, which is a weekly feature hosted by Tyngas Reviews, and I’m going to continue linking to that meme, but I don’t want my weekend post to just be about the books I’ve received. I’m trying to make this blog more personal, so 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, and the links I’ve enjoyed over the past week from other blogs.
Regardless, I’m so happy to finally be set up with the different districts. I’m still working part time at the office, but they are actively looking for my replacement, so I’m glad that as soon as they give me the boot I’ll be able to just pick up sub jobs every day until June, at least, who knows what will happen then. My lovely husband had these waiting for me after my first day. The picture’s pretty bad, but they are beautiful. My favorite flowers are daisies and they make up the bulk of the bouquet.
- Monday: I posted a review for Perfect Lies , the sequel to Mind Games. I enjoyed this novel as much as the first. I’ve heard this is a duology, but I would love to have one more story–which is kind of crazy because on
- Tuesday: I totally ranted about Yet Another Series and how I’m pretty over them in a discussion post. Judging from the comments, I’m not the only one.
- Wednesday: I’m waiting for For Real which is about sisters on an Amazing Race type show that looks so fun.
- Thursday: I took the day off blogging
- Friday: A review for the movie Ender’s Game. A good, although forgettable popcorn film.
On the book front:
Ok, so I have a ton of books to share with you all. I got a handful of review books I’m really excited for plus my birthday haul finally came in. So without further adieu…I hope you are all having splendid weekends!
Don’t Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowksi
I love Sarah Mlynowski and have read pretty much everything she puts out for years. I’ve already read this story about a group of students who develop mind-reading powers after getting the flu shot and really enjoyed it. The writing style of first person plural (we/us) isn’t going to be for everybody, but it didn’t bother me after the first couple of chapters. A review should be up next week.
I don’t usually pick up books about illnesses, but this historical fiction story about the Spanish Influenza sounds pretty interesting.
16 Things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
A girl goes on a roadtrip to find the dad she’s never met after her mother has a heart attack.
Wicked Little Games by Kara Taylor
The second book in the Prep School Confidential series. I’m going to go ahead and just admit that I haven’t read the first one yet. “But, Natalie,” I’m sure you’re thinking, “I thought the days of requesting sequels to books you haven’t read yet were behind you.” To be fair I thought this was coming out in May. Ok, I have no self control. Period.
Freewill by Chris Lynch
A Printz honoree about a town plagued by a rash of teen suicides.
Death Sworn by Leah Cypress
After losing her powers and place in society, a girl goes to be the tutor of a secret sect of assassins. It sounds awesome…but don’t they always. It’s getting pretty mixed reviews.
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
I think I forgot to put up the fact that I snagged the first book when it was up on NG a few weeks ago. So I had to snag the sequel, of course. I’ve heard wonderful things about this series.
The Disappeared by Kristina Ohlsson
I really enjoyed this Swedish author’s debut The Unwanted which is a dark adult mystery. This is the third book in the series, but I’ll probably skip #2. With mysteries that’s usually alright. We’ll see.
- I Swim for Oceans showed us some Mid-Series Cover Redesigns.
- Jessie over at Ageless Pages Reviews shared her Awesome Wedding Proposal. Seriously, so sweet.
- What She Reads looked at Covers With Ribbons.
From around the interwebs:
- Incredible Things showed these really neat pictures of Disney Princesses and Their Villains’ Shadows.
- Mental Floss had an article about 7 Book Dedications that Basically Say “Screw You” which is pretty funny.
- This Buzzfeed post of 27 Questions You Should Never Ask the Internet cracked me up. Especially #4: What ever happened to Lindsey Lohan’s English twin? You never hear about her anymore. Lol.
- io9 asks: What makes a movie “so bad it’s good” instead of just bad?
- Also on Mental Floss an article about What Causes that Old Book Smell.
I didn’t get around to nearly as many blogs/websites as I would have liked this week. I love working in schools, but it definitely cuts down my web time. That and the Olympics.
Well that’s it for me this week. Feel free to leave a link to whatever weekend post you do (Stacking the Shelves, In My Mailbox, 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!