The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
My Life and Blog
Life: Like many states, mine has announced that school will not open for the rest of the year. I’ve been teaching classes via Zoom for the last couple of weeks and it looks like that will continue. I miss seeing my students and my co-workers but am very thankful that this technology exists. I’m feeling very thankful in general. I have a house. I have a husband I like and love. I have fluffy pets to snuggle when I’m feeling sad. But I’m also starting to feel restless and need to remind myself that it is ok to be outside, even if it’s just in my own backyard. I need to remind myself to exercise. Teaching used to be my biggest source of movement, but now I’m teaching from a chair in front of a screen. I hope you’re all still hanging in there.
Blog and reading: I posted my regular look at new book and movie releases: What I’m Excited For. I finished Sloppy Firsts and moved on to Second Helpings but have been reading The Prettiest – a MG novel that comes out this Tuesday.
What I’m watching: My husband has finally “roped me” into watching Deadwood (do you see what isolation is doing to me?), a show he loved back when it came out. I’ve never really been a fan of westerns, but it’s alright so far. We’re still watching Westworld every Sunday.
Actually, I need opinions if you have them. I started watching Light as a Feather and really enjoyed the first couple of episodes. I stopped because I own the book and thought maybe I should read it first…but then couldn’t really get into it. Read the book or just watch the show? On that note, same for You. I haven’t started the show but kind of want to. I own the book for that, too. Read it or just watch the show?
New books: I have a small handful of pretties to share. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
An outcast lesbian witch finds a new coven among the popular girls at school. I love a good witchy book and am excited for this one.
This sounds a bit like Booksmart. After doing everything right for years, and having it pay off, a girl decides to say yes to all opportunities the summer after her senior year.
Fraternal twin brothers are just trying to make it through high school like everybody else, except they’re robots and know that if anyone finds out, it will mean big trouble.
What I snagged from the (digital) library
I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir when I say this, but just in case I’m not: Check out what type of services your library has. Mine uses both Overdrive and Hoopla, which give FREE access to e-books and audiobooks. I’ve used both for years and am especially thankful for that service now.
A women’s book club in the 90s has to protect their neighborhood from the mysterious new stranger who happens to be a vampire. I’m so excited for this one.
So I don’t actually listen to the podcast, but I love me a good serial killer (yes, I know how that sounds).
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!