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. Six (I can’t believe it’s been six 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: I’m typing this up on Saturday morning because ALL the energy was completely sapped from my body last night. This was a short week but it kicked my butt all over the place. I’m very much looking forward to this weekend. I very much plan on getting some reading done.
Blog and reading: I posted my regular look at book and movie releases on Tuesday: What I’m Excited For. I started a reread of Carry On in preparation of Wayward Son that made me want to reread Fangirl, so now I’m rereading both. I also started No Judgments, which is Meg Cabot’s latest. I don’t read nearly as much “chick lit” as I did when I was in my 20s, but I still love picking up her books. I picked up The Adventures of a Girl Named Bicycle for my classroom library, but got pulled in pretty quickly when I read the first chapter. I’m still reading The Starless Sea but in stops and spurts — which is how I’ve been reading it for like six weeks now. I might also pick up Sweetbitter which I just bought this week. My local thrift store almost always has a couple of books I want whenever I go there. Adult books are usually $2, which is awesome, but the best part is children’s (including MG) books are 2 for $1 — and there are often some really good ones. It’s really helped me bulk up my classroom library as my personal shelves are (overly) full of YA and adult but not MG.
What I’m watching: I didn’t get a whole lot of tv time in this week. We did end up watching the second episode of AHS 1984, but neither of us are really enjoying it. Now that it’s October I’m just waiting for both Watchmen and Castle Rock (Annie Wilkes!) to premiere. Also, hockey is back, so thank God for that. No hockey is probably the only thing I don’t like about summer. Season three of Big Mouth just dropped on Netflix yesterday, too, so we’ll probably get on that.
New books: Like always, I have some pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
Everybody in a small coastal town assumes that the latest death is the work of the sirens, but one teen girl isn’t so sure. I’m intrigued by the idea of sirens in a murder mystery that didn’t commit the murder.
Liking itself to Big Little Lies and Clue, this follows a deadly white elephant party at an in office in Aspen, CO. At this office, white elephant gifts aren’t cheesy, they are things like designer sunglasses and spa treatments. Things start to go wrong when the statue the boss once used to kill someone gets in the mix and they all get snowed in. This sounds like pulpy fun.
What I bought
The coming-of-age story of a young woman in her 20s trying to make it in NYC in the upscale restaurant scene. I’ve been meaning to read this for ages.
A 16 year old’s older sister is marrying a Scottish prince, which is thrusting her into the spotlight. This looks like fluffy fun (and was originally published as Royals).
This book is incredibly engaging and I’m enjoying it thoroughly. It follows a young girl (12?) who sets up on a cross-country bike trip to meet her favorite racer.
What I snagged from the library
Arthurian legend reimaginings are nothing new, but I saw Frank Miller’s involvement in this and couldn’t help but want it. I have the e-arc of this, but definitely wanted it in full graphic glory.
An updated look at the legendary story with people engineering other types of life like AI and sex dolls.
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!