Weekly Rewind 4.4.20

Weekly Rewind

The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.

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: So I started teaching via Zoom this week. It went fine, but it’s definitely not the same as being in the classroom. It was so nice to see my student’s faces, though, and I am thankful that this technology exists. I’m also so thankful that I get the opportunity to work from home. I love my job so much.

Blog and reading: I posted my normal look at new book and movie releases: What I’m Excited For. I find that in times when my mind is disquieted that turning to old favorites is the best way to keep me reading. With that in mind, I picked up the first book in my favorite series of all-time, Sloppy Firsts (the Jessica Darling series) this week. I’m about 75% of the way through the first book and will definitely be moving on to Second Helpings this weekend. I adore this epistolary series (even if some parts don’t hold up — it’s almost 20 years old).

I cannot believe the books that I’ve snagged over the last couple of weeks. Some of my favorite authors have books coming out throughout the course of the year, and I’m pretty sure I now own most of them. There is no way I’m going to make myself wait to start The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, which is definitely on the tippy-top of my most anticipated books of the year. I’ll be sharing that one earlier than I normally would.

What I’m watching: Nothing! Netflix, Prime, and Hulu suggestions open!

New books: I have a pretty pile to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all keeping healthy and safe!

For Review

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book and it basically made my year when I snagged it this week. It follows a young French girl across time and continents after she makes a Faustian deal in the 1700s. So, so, so excited.

Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally

I love the idea of this book which checks in on a couple on the same day over the course of four years. It sounds super cute.

Admission by Julie Bauxbaum

The first book (that I know of) to take a swing at the recent college admission scandal.

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

A death at a destination wedding in Ireland, with a nod to Agatha Christie. I’ve been turning to thrillers more and more lately, so I’m looking forward to this one.

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

This is being billed as Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent that follows a man accused of killing his wife.

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett

Another cute looking romance from Jenn Bennett.

Keep It Together, Keiko Carter by Debbi Michiko Florence

Isn’t this cover adorable? This is a MG novel of a 7th grade dealing with friend and boy troubles.

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!

 

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  1. I’m glad to hear your classes on Zoom are going well. These are such crazy times. I look forward to your thoughts on 4 Days of You and Me as well as Chasing Lucky! Have a great weekend!

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  2. My daughter has “met” with her class a couple times in the last couple weeks on Zoom. The teachers in our district are in the process of setting up classes/classwork via Google Classroom and that is slated to start in mid-April. It’ll be a learning process for all of us as we switch to distance learning, I’m sure. My daughter’s dance classes are on Zoom, and she isn’t too thrilled about it. It’s definitely not the same. Still, I am grateful we have at least that. I am so glad you are still able to connect with and teach–even if not under the most ideal of settings. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate my daughter’s teacher and the efforts she’s making.

    Oh yes! You certainly do have some great books on your TBR pile! I have yet to read Schwab, but I really want to. I hope you enjoy all your new books. Have a good weekend and stay well and safe.

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  3. Ooh good luck with the online teaching! This is such a new world we’re in now… my kids start their online stuff next week (it’s spring break this week. What a concept- spring break haha) and we’re really anxious to see how it goes.

    The Guest List looks awesome.

    I just started Tales From the Loop on amazon Prime. I thought the first episode was fantastic.

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  4. Good luck with Zoom online teaching. We’ve been using it for worship with our church and it’s working out nicely. Hope we both love Chasing Lucky! 🙂

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  5. Glad that you can enjoy at least a bit teaching your kids via online classes. It isn´t easy. Not for you and not for the parents as well or the kids. I noticed that most parents put themselves under the huge pressure to be as good as the teachers who normally teach their kids. Now here in Germany, the Easter vacation started and homeschooling is off the table, at least for the moment *smile* Looking forward to reading your V.E. Schwab review! Stay safe, hang in there and happy reading!

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  6. It feels like Zoom is one of the few companies that will come out of this Pandemic successful. LOL Everyone seems to be turning to Zoom for connection – work or otherwise. I’m looking forward to Chasing Lucky. Jenn Bennett always delivers such great contemporaries.

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