The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
My Life and Blog
Life: Once again I’m typing this up on Saturday morning instead of Friday night. I maybe need to try to figure out a way to get these post written ahead of time except for this ramble on at the beginning because by Friday I’m an exhausted mess. I think I need more exercise or more iron in my diet or something because this wasn’t even a bad week. We had Wednesday off for Yom Kippur, so I taught for two days, had a day off, and then taught for two more. It was actually pretty awesome. I think I would argue for that work schedule over three day weekends honestly.
Blog and reading: I got up my look at book and movie releases super late, but I couldn’t not post because this week’s book releases was bonkers: What I’m Excited For. I’m currently reading both Carry On and Fangirl, which I need to finish because I only have one more week with Wayward Son before I need to return it to the library. I got sucked into a book that doesn’t get published until March called Eight Perfect Murders. Sometimes I’ll read the first chapter of a new arc out of curiosity. Most of the time I’ll put it aside until closer to its release date, but I immediately needed to just read the whole book. It’s a thriller by Peter Swanson who I wasn’t familiar with, but turns out it is a fairly prolific author. I’ve since ordered his backlog from the library.
What I’m watching: Mr. Flix and I finally went to see It: Chapter Two on Wednesday. Overall, I really liked it. I agree that some time could have been shaved off, and, as always, the more you see Pennywise, the less scary he gets because you know nothing is going to come of it if one of the main actors is on the screen. Also, Bill Hader completely outshines everyone else, which was pretty impressive. I might write a full review, but that was probably it.
Upcoming: Did you know that there is a Starz show called The Dublin Murders premiering next month based on Tana French’s series (Into the Woods and The Likeness specifically). I just saw an ad for it for the first time a couple of days ago and am super excited.
New books: I have a handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
Reimagining Arthurian legend to have Guinevere be a changeling sent to protect King Arthur by Merlin. I like the cover.
A witchy book about a girl sent to live with a special group of women.
A story of adoption told from the perspective of both the daughter given up when she was a teen and the girl who had to give up her baby. This sounds poignant.
What I bought
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
This is probably my most anticipated book of the year. Skull and Bones + witchery. I preordered this awhile ago.
What I snagged from the library
This book is gorgeous. It’s thirteen illustrated poems and tales perfect for Halloween.
The first book I snagged from Peter Swanson’s backlog. This is an updated reimagining of Strangers on a Train (which is interesting since his upcoming release also featured this book in a way).
This didn’t get the best reviews (or do all that well at the box office I don’t think), but I enjoy these movies and it will be a fine way to spend a weekend afternoon.
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!