Weekly Rewind 2.11.17

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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. 
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!

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  1. 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!


  2. Awwww, that's funny that you saw you're over fantasy with royalty! That's my favorite. 😀 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!


  3. 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?? 🙂


  4. 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!


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