Weekly Rewind 4.13.19

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 decided to rename my weekend post because this feature is more personal than just what books I’ve received. Five years later, 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: This week was parent conference week, so I was pulling 11-12 hour days at the school. I took a small nap this afternoon, but even as I type this at 8pm I feel like I might just need to go to bed. Next weekend is a 3-day-er. I know I just got back from spring break, but I already feel like I need a long weekend. Lol. The last couple of months of school are always busy (and a bit brutal). I’m so lucky to genuinely love where I work.

Blog and reading: I posted a couple of times this week–my weekly post about the week’s book and movie releases called What I’m Excited For and a WoW. I am currently reading Dig, which is weird, but pretty in line with A.S. King’s other work. I also started the second book in The Hangman series. It doesn’t come out until June, but I was feeling like a darker adult novel that wouldn’t take any brain power. The series is about a Dexter Morgan meets Hannibal Lector-type character. The first book wasn’t special, but I remember it being quick and easy (and a bit gross).

What I’m watching: OMG, you guys. GoT tomorrow!!! So ready. So very, very ready.

New books: I have a small handful to share this week. My for review pile is full of adult books for the first time…maybe ever. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

Just One Bite by Jack Heath

Like I said above, the main character of this book is a bit stomach-turning, and the writing isn’t the best either, lol, but I remember the first book was quick and easy to read and perfect for this brain-draining week (although I don’t remember any of the details of the story at all. I debated rereading the first one again, but I definitely didn’t enjoy it enough for all that and I’m following along enough on the second one that I’m happy I skipped the relook).

The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine

Goodreads says this is, “…an addictive novel filled with shocking twists about the aftermath of a brutal high-society murder.” Sign me up.

Meet Cute by Helena Hunting

“Chick lit” books was my go-to genre right after college. My early 20s happened to correspond with the boon of the genre (Weiner, Kinsella, Cabot, and Green). I now read the genre very, very rarely, but this looks…um, cute.

What I snagged from the library

Dig by A.S. King

I’m about 50 pages into this. I just read the first paragraph of the synopsis and asked myself: Is that really the book I’m reading. King’s books are always weird, weird, weird, but I’m enjoying this so far.


I can’t believe how excited I am for a biopic of a vice president, but here we are.

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!


4 thoughts on “Weekly Rewind 4.13.19

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  1. We had sign-ups for new students on Thursday, so I worked for over 12 hours – but it was fun! The future students are so young and excited about starting high school, it’s so cute!
    Your new books look good, Natalie, and I hope you’ll enjoy them.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading 🙂


  2. I’m ready for the school year to be over and summer to be here too! 11-12 hour days of teaching and student conferences sound pretty exhausting. Hopefully next week won’t be so tiring. Dig sounds fascinating, and Meet Cute looks like a good book.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape


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