The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
My Life and Blog
Life: My remote teaching adventure is coming to an end. My students are officially done, and I just have a week of meetings next week. This weekend will be spent finalizing all my grading and writing individual comments. It’s a lot of work, but it’s important.
Blog and reading: I posted a handful of posts this week. First up was a review for my first 5-star read of the year: Again Again: Early ARC Review; then I gave my regular lookat the new book, movie, and streaming releases of the week: What I’m Excited For; finally, I posted a WoW. I haven’t had a lot of time for reading, but I’ve been reading The Bone Collector, which is alright, and the non-fiction book American Girls, which looks at the effects of social media on today’s teens. I’ve made a tiny bit of progress on The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, but I’m sure I’ll get to it after next week when the school year is done for good.
What I’m watching: We finished the second season of Deadwood, which I’m not loving but not hating. The acting is great, but I’ve never been a fan of westerns. I watched the first couple of episodes of Hightown, which is interesting.
New books: I have a handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends.
I’m a fan of both Commencement and Maine so am always excited when I see a new book from this author (although I still need to get on her last book). This follows a new mother adjusting to suburban life and the senior in college nanny she’s recently hired.
This novels follows the adult children and wives of a powerful man whose lives start to fall apart after one of them gets a concussion and starts spilling secrets. I don’t read every book that Keyes puts out, but I usually enjoy them when I do.
A YA thriller about two teens whose lives are intertwined when one girl confesses to murder and the other is desperate to discover the truth.
This one sounds intriguing. Years ago, a woman’s family lived in a “haunted house” for only three weeks before fleeing. The father even wrote a book about the experience (Amityville Horror, anyone?). Now the grown daughter, who restores old homes, has inherited the house. I don’t really like haunted house novels, but the hook sounds interesting.
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!