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 (I can’t believe it’s been five years!) 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: Not a whole lot going on. I’m frankly just exhausted but am slowwwwwly getting back into the school year groove. My schedule is really weird this year with a heavy teaching day and a lighter one which is taking some getting used to. My social life is completely nonexistent at the moment. I barely even saw my own husband this week. I’m happy it’s the weekend and besides some light planning, I mostly plan on just sleeping and reading with some football on Sunday.
Blog and reading: I posted my regular look at new book and movie releases this week: What I’m Excited For. I’m still working my way through It. I’m determined to get through it while it is still in the theaters so I can see it there. I’m hoping I can see it next weekend. I also started a reread of Carry On in anticipation of Wayward Son.
What I’m watching: We watch The Dead Don’t Die early this week. It was pretty funny, if a bit strange and slow to start. It was mostly just about how many names they could stuff into one film, but I’m down for anything Bill Murray and it was a pleasant enough way to spend a couple of hours. I’m definitely just waiting for some of my shows to come back: American Horror Story and Castle Rock, especially.
New books: I have a small handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends.
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
This is billed as The Handmaid’s Tale meets Lord of the Flies which certainly sounds intriguing.
The Class by Frances O’Roarke
This is told from the POVs of all 20 students in a 6th grade class, which is a feat that sounds so fun. I’m excited for this MG novel.
Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
This is a collection of tales — one for each block — to show the different paths a walk home can take.
The 12 Candle by Kim Tomsic
You can always tell when I feel like I’m not reading enough MG books. Lol. This one is about a girl whose curse is reversed through a birthday wish–which only makes things worse. This sounds adorable.
What I snagged from the library
The Institute by Stephen King
I’m currently neck-deep in reading It, so I don’t know if I’ll be picking this up right away, but I’m intrigued by the kids with powers premise.
I already know what to expect since I waited so long to watch it, but I’m still relatively excited.
The Dead Don’t Die
I talked about this above. It was an okay way to spend a evening but not the best.
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!