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: Just one more full week of school…and it’s going to be a doozy. This three day weekend will be spent finishing up all the last minute grading and then writing their report card comments, which always takes a good couple of buckle-downed days. That’s followed by closing week, which is mostly wrap-up and pd, and then an optional week of pd which I always do. So three more weeks until my summer break. I’m super ready and trying to map out some plans for myself. I don’t think I’m going to get to travel, but, like always, I plan to work on writing that stupid novel. Will it happen this summer? Maybe.
Blog and reading: I posted my weekly look at this week’s new book and movie releases: What I’m Excited For. I’ve mostly been in a rereading mood lately and have been rereading The Boy is Back. I have been reading Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, which was one of my most anticipated books of the spring, and just started The Sentence is Murder.
What I’ve been watching: I’m debating a post for my final thoughts on GoT, but it boils down to this: I never in a million years saw Bran winning the throne. What?! But I’m okay with it. I totally saw Sansa taking the throne in the north. I was slow to understand that Jon was actually being freed to be king of the true north by Bran and was like: Why is there still a night’s watch?! What is this bullshit…but I get it now. He didn’t want to be king of the seven (six) kingdoms…even though he would have been the best and the whole bloodline thing meant he should have been…but whatever. I understand that where he was happiest was the true north and that he will be happy there now with Ghost. I was just rooting for him, which is why I was pissed that he was getting the shaft. Speaking of, I’m thrilled both Drogon and Ghost survived. I was super scared for Drogon. I loved that he melted the throne. All in all, I still completely love the show. This might have been one of the weakest seasons (and I agree it was), but I also do believe that part of that is just the disappointment in it ending. So, yeah. Maybe that was the post. Lol.
We’ve turned our attention to rewatching Stranger Things in anticipation of the third season and because my brain is melted due to doing all the grading so I can’t handle new information right now.
New books: Just a small handful this week. If you actually read all that rambling, know that I heart you. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous (hopefully long) weekends!
The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs by Katherine Howe
So this book sounds pretty amazing. It follows a woman who is a professor and expert on America’s complicated relationship with witches…and may have some magically abilities herself. The book also flashes through history to the women in her bloodline. I’m very excited for this one.
Technically You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson
This is fluffy rom-com about a girl who thinks her long text conversations are with one dude but are actually with the other dude in her class with the exact same name. It looks cute.
What I snagged from the library
Cari Mora by Thomas Harris
It’s been 13 years since a new Harris book came out. For some reason I was expecting this book to be enormous, but it is actually pretty slim at barely over 300 pages (with a font large enough that I actually wondered for a minute if I accidently ordered the large print). A glance at the star ratings tells me that you will either really love or really hate this one, which follows a ruthless man hunting cartel gold and a woman who…is stronger than she appears or something. We’ll see.
Isn’t It Romantic
I cannot wait 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!