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 haven’t been around much, I know. The end of the first trimester at my school was last week. For the first time in my teaching career, I had to write comments for all of my students. While I think the process is helpful for parents to get a full idea of how their child is doing in school, it was a grueling, time-consuming process that took up all of last weekend. I had finally caught the cold that was circulating my school, like two days before the weekend, too, so I spent the entire three days laying in bed surrounded my used tissues trying to finish up grading their last project and writing their comments. But it’s done! And now I have Thanksgiving break to look forward to. I am flying down to FL to see my family, and they are supposed to have great weather next week (maybe some rain, but very comfortable temperatures). I’m so ready for a break, and it is always fun to be around my family.
Blog and reading: Nothing on the blog this week. I’m still getting over this nasty cold and could barely be awake starting around 6pm each night. I wouldn’t go to bed quite that early, but my brain immediately shut down the minute I walked in the door. I am reading, and enjoying Anna Faris’s memoir, Unqualified, and immediately started Curtis Sittnefeld’s short story collection the minute I got it.
New books: Just a handful of books to share with you today. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
Even though this doesn’t come out until late April, I couldn’t help but start it immediately. I’ve read the first two of ten stories, and loved them both. Curtis Sittenfeld just has this writing style that I would live off of if I could. So simple, but in the most complicated way.
Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
More and more lately, the books that I find myself most wanting to read are darker, adult thrillers/mysteries. This is about a British public-figure who is getting accused of a crime. If I’m understanding the synopsis correctly it is told from the sides of two women: his wife, who wants to believe him; and the lawyer who is convinced he is guilty.
The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish
I will admit that I know very, very little about this comedienne. I haven’t seen Girl’s Trip or any of her stand-up. I did her SNL last week, and thought she was great, though, and I just always enjoy funny memoirs…so I’m excited for this one.
What I snagged from the library
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
I have to admit that I don’t really know what this is about. There are people with special abilities…they overthrew villains for control of a new society…or something. I also have to admit that I have never finished a book by Marissa Meyer despite starting two at different times…but I am excited for this, regardless.
I love a good spy thriller, and am all for watching Charlize Theron kicking some butt.
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!