Weekly Rewind 10.17.20

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.

Life and Blog

Life: Fall is definitely started to hit my town. The leaves are changing and the temps are dropping. I do love fall, but man do I hate winter. It always make me so sad when all the leaves are gone (and as much as I love sweater weather, I hate being super cold). My school has continued to maintain the ability to be in-person (knock on wood), which I have to admit is a bit surprising. Hybrid teaching continues to be one of the most exhausting things I’ve ever done. I’m June teacher tired in October, but I’m thankful for my job and love that the students are (mostly) in front of me.

Blog and reading: I was just plain too beat last weekend to get up my weekly rewind post. My body pretty much broke down on Friday night (from stress and exhaustion) and I just couldn’t do it. I did get up my normal look at new books, movies, and streaming: What I’m Excited For on Tuesday. I’m currently reading Plain Bad Heroines, which I am loving.

What I’m watching: Mr. Flix and I decided to dive into the first few seasons of Fargo. We finished watching the first season and are a couple of episodes into the second. I’m enjoying it.

New books: I have a handful of pretties to share. So without further ado, I hope you’re having fantastic, healthy weekends!

For Review

Cobble Hill by Cecily von Ziegesar

A year in the life of four families in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood. It looks like mindless fun.

Moonflower Murders by Anthony Horowitz

I haven’t read the synopsis for this because I need to finish Magpie Murders, but I’ve enjoyed the author’s mysteries in the past (and am enjoying Magpie Murders…which I definitely need to get back to).

Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher

Years after a small group of friends plotted the death of one of their group’s step-mothers, she dies in the manner they had planned. Sounds intriguing.

We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper

We Keep the Dead Close is a memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman’s past onto another’s present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history.” I’m so excited for this one.

Rend a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

A college student “rents” a boyfriend to appease her traditional parents.

Don’t Judge Me by Lisa Schroeder

Yet another book about girls standing up against a list that has come out rating them. I remember this storyline first on the show My So-Called Life, then the book The List, and I just read one this summer called The Prettiest, but whatever, this MG novel looks cute enough.

Friend Me by Sheila M. Averbuch

A MG thriller about a girl who gets befriended by a girl who is getting bullied by the same girl as the protagonist, but who disappears when something bad happens to the bully leaving the protagonist with a phone full of incriminating texts and memes.

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!

4 thoughts on “Weekly Rewind 10.17.20

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  1. I work in a school district and the struggle is real for all. Books are meant as an escape, so if you don’t have the energy, that’s okay. Your book friends will still be there when you’re ready. I hope next week is wonderful for you. Take Care.

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  2. Fall is here too for sure. the leaves are all starting to really flame out and turn awesome colors. 🙂 I’m sorry to hear that the hybrid teaching is so tough- I do imagine that would be so tiring. Hopefully your Covid cases stay down…

    Have a great week and good luck with your reading!

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