The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Life and Blog
Life: This week was a little bit better — I definitely got more sleep by passing out every night at 10 (I’ve found that if I go to bed any early than 10, that I’ll wake up at 4:30 without fail. I don’t like to be awake at 4:30). We’re starting to get into the meat of the curriculum, which means that I can do way less lecturing and let them work in smaller groups — which looks a bit different with social distance protocols and some students learning remotely, but with some major playing around, I’m finding ways to make it work. The weather is finally starting to cool down to the low 70s and even cooler at night, which is some of my favorite weather. I’m very much looking forward to this weekend full of naps and reading.
Blog and reading: I posted my regular look at new books, movies, and streaming releases: What I’m Excited For. I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done this week, but I have been continuing to enjoy Ripped From the Headlines!, which is a collection of movies and the true stories they are based on. I’m also into 27 Essential Principles of Story, which is a great writing book so far.
What I’m watching: Not a whole lot of anything, TBH. I definitely need to get into a new show and am open to suggestions!
New books: I have some pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
I binge read this over Memorial Day weekend in a day. It wasn’t the best written novel, but the twists and turns kept me glued to the pages, and that is frankly all I’m looking for in my current state of mine. This follows two women at the same university: an English professor who is also a serial killer who has been dispatching the men who “deserve it” over the years of her (non)tenure, and a quiet freshman who is shocked by the sexual assault of her new roommate. I’ll post a short and sweet review next week.
A historical fiction novel that combines suffragettes and witches. This is one of most anticipated books of the year. That cover!
I’ve heard great things about this author’s darker work and am certainly into looking deeper into the world of incels — such a darkly disturbing fraction of society.
“When Nephele has a terrible freshman year, she does the only logical thing for a math prodigy like herself: she invents a time travel app so she can go back and do it again (and again, and again) in this funny love story, Groundhog Day for the iPhone generation.” How cute does this sound?
A thriller about a woman who eavesdrops on the therapy sessions of her husband from his downstairs office.
What I bought
I’m really enjoying this book, which is a unique writing guide that centers in on different essential principals of a work of fictions (novels, movies, etc) by revealing how different “masters” did it. What’s different is the wide variety of “masters” discussed from Shakespeare to South Park to Eminem. I’m into it.
What I snagged from the library
Billed as Get Out meets Rear Window about the gentrification of a NY neighborhood. I’m hearing great things!
Written and directed by John Stewart, this political movie follows a democratic strategist helping a retired veteran running for mayor in a small midwest town. I adore John Stewart.
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!