Weekly Rewind 3.10.18

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: Holy long week, Batman! If you teach, you know that the couple of weeks before any significant break dissolves into cat herding–even at the secondary level. We have one more full week until spring break. My school gets a glorious two weeks off (!), and I cannot wait. The temperatures have dropped back down significantly, but that just means I can snuggle under blankets and read. One of my closest friends from college will be here next week. I haven’t seen her for over a decade, so I’m incredibly excited to see her.

Blog and reading: I posted a review of the book Hangman this week. It was quick and dark, but a bit ridiculous. I’m somewhat reading Not If I Save You First. It’s okay so far, but I’m starting to realize that as much as I loooove the Heist Society books, Ally Carter’s other books are only so-so for me. I started The Inquisitor’s Tale a couple of days ago, which is cute so far. I teach a course on the Middle Ages, so am always looking for books to go alongside it. I’m still listening to Yes, Please! for the hundredth time during my commute. It’s just so much easier to listen to books I’ve read before so I don’t feel like I’m missing anything if I space out for a minute while driving.

New books: I have a pretty hefty haul to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

I rarely enjoy fantasy, but I love me some Shakespeare retellings, and this one sounds fascinating.

Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

The daughter of a secret service agent moves with her father to Alaska after something bad goes down at the White House.

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

I’m going to admit that I’m just not nearly as enamored with Gayle Forman’s writing as a lot of my peers. I trudged through Just One Day and didn’t bother with the sequel. Has anybody read this one yet?

Emergency Contact by Mary Choi

This is getting some pretty good buzz, and I love a book told in texts or emails (which I’m assuming this is at least partly).

Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

A reporter decides to go undercover by pledging a fraternity to take them down.

Pros of Cons by trio of authors

A mix-up in a hotel lobby leads three who are there for very different reasons to collide.

Sociable by Rebecca Harrington

This young woman loses job and boyfriend sounds very reminiscent of the boom of chick lit that came out in the early 2000s. The twist, of course, if her new job is for a online magazine and she is obsessed with her Instagram account (or something like that).

Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen

This was absolutely adorable, and man do I relate to this author/artist.

What I snagged from the library

The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz

This is a bit reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales as it is told from the perspective of several people in the Middle Ages. I’m only a few pages in, but I’m enjoying it so far.


Thor Ragnarok 

I’ve heard great things about this one. I’ve stopped seeing all of the Marvel movies in the theater, but I’m quite excited to watch 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. Hope you have a good break! Frat Girl and The Pros of Cons sound pretty good. I’m assuming The Pros of Cons relates to conventions, and that could be fun! Also Herding cats looks great, I love her stuff.

    Hope you enjoy Thor Ragnarok! I liked it a lot more than I thought I would…


  2. Spring break sounds great. Our school district doesn’t have Spring break, they have off the Friday and Monday of Easter weekend. We have Fall break here, don’t ask me why, we thought it was strange when we moved up here too. Lol… Enjoy all those new books and happy reading.


  3. Your haul looks good. I’ve not read that particular book by Gayle Foreman yet, but I did enjoy two of her other books a while back If I Stay and Where She Went. Hopefully it’s a decent read for you 🙂


  4. Two weeks., I think I’m a little jealous 🙂 I also just checked out Thor from the library. I see you got lots of great books to read and I hope you have a great week!


  5. I’m so jealous! I have 2 weeks until my spring break, and it’s only a week long. I’m so exhausted, it’s not even funny!. I hope you have a wonderful last week of work and enjoy your friend’s visit! Sounds like a good time.


  6. Hope you enjoy your break as well as visiting with your friend. We watched Thor this week and it was sooo good., Probably my favorite Marvel movie so far. Of course Thor is fun to watch but I have a soft spot for Loki as well. Have a great week and that is quite a haul.


  7. Yaay for two no-school weeks! And that will give you plenty of time to enjoy your new books. I read Herding Cats too and I enjoyed the illustrations, but as a book I felt that it did not have a theme like her other books.


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