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: I just finished my last professional development class of the year and I am now officially, completely, gleefully on summer break. Oh, the plans. The books I’m going to read, the closets and cabinets I’m going to go through and clean, the novel I am going to write. I am officially signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo for July and am feeling pretty good. My planning for this book is definitely clicking into place. It’s still going to be a ton of work to actually write, of course, but I’m feeling pretty good about the path it is starting to take. I have a handful of books and articles I need to get through in the next couple of weeks for research, but again, I’m feeling both good and hopeful.
Blog and reading: I posted my regular look at book and movie releases in the post: What I’m Excited For and a WoW. I’m still in my reread of The Boy is Back and my reread of Confessions of a Teenage Disaster. I’ve mostly been reading nonfiction books that relate to my novel.
New books: I just have a small pile to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin
I really loved I Hate Everyone But You (the first book in this series), even though I had huge issues with both of the main characters. This first book follows two best friends living thousands of miles away for their first years of college. This one takes place their first year after college.
Mom’s Perfect Boyfriend by Crystal Hemmingway
This epistolary novel about a girl who gets an android to be her mom’s boyfriend looks pretty fun.
What I Bought
Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer
This is legitimately the most beautiful book on writing that I have ever seen. I picked it up on Barnes and Noble early this week and went back to get it the next day because I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Every page has gorgeous photos and illustrations, writing prompts, and advice from various authors. It is geared towards fantasy writers, which I am not, but again I just couldn’t resist it.
What I snagged from the library
Screen Queens by Lori Goldstein
This is billed as The Social Network meets The Bold Type. It follows three young women interning in Silicon Valley for the summer.
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
Tom Hanks is pretty much the perfect dude. This rom-com looks like a fun way to spend an afternoon…just like a Tom Hanks movie.
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!