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 decided to rename my weekend post because this feature is more personal than just what books I’ve received. Five years later, The Weekly Rewind continues to 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: It’s already Saturday morning as I sit down to type this…whoops…so I’m going to keep my ramble on short today. The first week back after break is always brutal. My sleep schedule always gets out of whack when I’m off for an extended time, so I had problems both going to and staying asleep every night this week. I still have a pile of projects to grade from our last unit and am in the middle of planning a brand new unit I’ve never taught before which is always time consuming. I like to mix it up, though, and am so very thankful to work at a school where they let me. This weekend is definitely going to be a working one, plus I have all the adulting things one needs to do to live–like go to the grocery store. Sigh. Ugh, I sound like such a downer; this is exactly why I shouldn’t do this when I first wake up. I swear I’m a happy person. Lol.
Blog and reading (and watching): I posted what you can look forward to in book and movie releases this week in my post: What I’m Excited for This Week. I’m still reading The Dead Queens Club, 11 Before 12, and Two Can Keep a Secret, although I honestly didn’t read a whole lot this week. I finally watched Assassination Nation last night and LOVED it. This is a smaller movie that didn’t get a lot of press, but definitely got some dismal reviews. It is over the top and super violent, but I loved how smart it was. Review to come next week.
New Books: I have a small handful of lovelies to share with you this week. So without further ado, I hope you are all having fabulous weekends!
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel
This follows a girl in an institution who is biding her time until she can be released, until a new girl shows up. This is getting some pretty favorable early reviews, so I’m excited to try it.
Good Riddance by Elinor Lippman
This follows a woman who throws out her mother’s beloved yearbook (full of years worth of notes about the students in it), only to have her busybody neighbor find it and turns it into a documentary. It sounds like a light-hearted story.
What I bought
The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison
A teen girl tracks down the killer only she knows about because she can see his crimes in her head…and knows what he’s thinking.
What I snagged from the library
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Greimhart
A father/daughter duo hit the road in a refurbished school bus after the death of the girl’s mother and sisters. It’s been five years since they left their home state of Washington, but now she needs to go back. I love this cover.
Bad Times at the El Royale
Seven Strangers meet at a rundown hotel in Lake Tahoe. You would think with actors like Jeff Bridges and Chris Hemsworth this would have gotten a bit more buzz.
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!