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: This week was brutal and full of long-ass days at work. I’m very much looking forward to a weekend full of lounging. I got my grocery shopping done after work today and don’t plan on leaving my house at all. How is it only September? Lol.
Blog and reading: I got my regular look at new book and movie releases: What I’m Excited For up this week. I’m STILL reading It (so, so close to being done). I can only hope that it will stay in theaters for a couple of more weeks because I’m hoping to hit a matinee next Monday (I’ll be so pissed if it leaves theaters before I can get to it). My TBR is literally falling over because of how long this stupid book is taking me to read.
What I’m watching: Yikes. Nothing this week. I barely sat in front of the tv at all this week. I have the first episode of the new season of AHS on my DVR, though, and will definitely be watching it this weekend. I’m bummed that it’s missing Evan Peters AND Sarah Paulson, but I’m so excited for the summer camp setting.
New books: I have a small handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re having fantastic weekends!
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
So I’ve never actually read a book from this author, even though she is pretty beloved with some of my favorite bloggers. This might not be the one to start with after seeing some middling star ratings, but I’m hoping to give it a try regardless.
What I Bought
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
I enjoyed this YA mystery (although not as much as Little Monsters) and couldn’t help snagging it now that it is in PB. My original review can be found here if you are so inclined.
What I snagged from the library
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
I first read The Handmaid’s Tale back in college. Sassy magazine had reviewed The Robber Bride when I was in my later high school years, which quickly became my favorite book of all time, and then I preceded to gobble up anything by Atwood I could get my hands on. I actually need to revisit THT before I dive into this, but I’m pretty flipping excited.
His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler
This anthology is full of retellings of some of Poe’s famous works. I’m super excited for this one.
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
I didn’t realize this was part of a series, but I’m gonna read it anyway because I’ve been hearing good things. It’s about a serial killer who is on a murder trial jury — which sounds awesome.
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!