Weekly 2.10.18

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: Tuesday was my birthday which–can we all just agree–is the worst day for birthdays. Monday or Friday you can take off for a three day weekend. I went to work, like you do when you are adult, and then my husband took me out for a delicious dinner. Then the best present a girl could ask for happened: SNOW day on Wed. So glorious. Next week is the end of the trimester. I have a TON of grading to get through this weekend to prepare. I can’t believe we are already through 2 of the 3 already! Time just keeps flying by.

Blog and reading: A review for People Like Us this week. I’m not really quite reading anything yet. I should have spent Wednesday reading…but I did not. I’m not slumping really, but I haven’t really gotten into of the books I’ve started recently. I just checked out a huge stack from the library, though, and I already have a ton of 2018 arcs, so I’m sure I’ll find my way into something this weekend.

New books: I seriously just picked up a huge stack at the library–of which I’ll share a few. I also have a small handful of review books to share. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

All Out  by various authors

I love me an anthology. This one, which is a compilation of lgbt+ stories throughout time and place sounds amazing.

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

I’ve actually never read any of her previous books, but I just couldn’t resist this cover. Unfortunately, my GR feed has a few trusted reviewers DNFing or giving this 2 stars, so I’m not sure this is the one I should start with…

Enough as She Is by Rachel Simmons

This is nonfiction about how to help girls get over the need to be supergirls. I quite liked Odd Girl Out when I read it years ago, so I’m hoping for an insightful read. Even my middle school girls struggle with the need to be perfect.

What I Bought

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Final Girls by Riley Sager

I actually had an arc of this that I never got to. I was actually planning on snagging this recently released paperback and was ecstatic when I found it for $2 on my latest Goodwill trip.

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Here’s a true story: I’ve listened to the audio version so many times (like 4 or 5, for real) that I can literally hear her inflections in my head as I reread this. I love it so much, and it was also $2!

Also, Lola’s head peeking out from under the blanket seriously makes me laugh.

What I snagged from the library

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Okay, I don’t have any idea what this is about, despite reading the synopsis. From what I can gather this is a dystopian-type story where beauty if commodity. There’s a princess. *Shrugs*

Winner Take All by Laurie Devore

The synopsis of this book about a boy and girl who are competing for the top spot in their class who fall into a relationship reminds me of that Modern Family where Alex starts to date her top competitor.

The Baby-Sitters Club based on Ann M. Martin

My goal to read more MG has kind of devolved into MG graphic novels because it seems to be the only MG that really hold my attention. When I stumbled across this graphic novel version of my own favorite MG series, you know I had to snag it (and the other five books that are out).

Movie:

Happy Death Day

This is definitely one of my more anticipated movies. I’ve actually been toying with an idea very similar to this for awhile now: a girl must relieve the day of her murder over and over like a jacked up Groundhogs Day.

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. Happy birthday this past week! And yay for a snow day. We had two this week- crazy weather, the snow keeps flying! Anyway I’ll have to check out your review of People Like Us- I have high hopes for that one, it sounds fun.

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  2. Happy belated birthday. Having it fall in the middle of the week like that does suck. Glad you had a snow day though. That had to have been a nice surprise.

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  3. Happy belated birthday, sweetie!! Yay for snow days—I’m sure it made it a perfect day to cozy up and read, too! 😀 I’ve definitely seen those reviews for Tess, too and that’s a bummer. I was really looking forward to it—but I may still give it a go!

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  4. So nice you had a snow day the day following your birthday. I want to watch Happy Death Day but husband doesn’t seen too keen on it. I have been contemplating snatching up The Belles for my Kindle since it was released Tuesday. Don’t know how much longer my resolve will last!

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  5. I know what you mean. I do summarize what happened on my blog in my Weekly Recap Post, but what makes it interesting the most is actually not about the blog, but our lives.

    Have a great week!

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  6. Happy late birthday. How funny that the day after became a snow day 🙂
    Our 2nd trimester ends at the end of February, so I’m not quite there yet, but enough so that I know I need to probably have one more test done for my students to make sure they can all manage a passing grade.
    I look forward to seeing what you think of Belles!
    I hope you’re having a wonderful week – happy reading.

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