The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Life and Blog
Life: I haven’t been shying away from saying how much this year is kicking my butt all over the place. Hybrid learning has legit been exhausting. Add to that the stress of Covid and the election, and I’ve just been a ball of tired stress. There are certainly bright spots. My husband has been cooking up a storm for me. He’s been making me soups to eat for dinner and to take to school for lunch. Last night he grilled me up a huge steak and mashed potatoes. We’ve managed to stay healthy (knock, knock, knock), and as tired as I am, I still really love my job. My teacher team are some of my best friends and I love my school.
All of this to say: I have a week offfffffffff and I am so, so ready for it!
Blog and reading: Nothing on the blog this week. I love doing my regular Tuesday post highlighting new releases in books, movies, and streaming, but I really need to start doing it on the weekend because leaving it for Mondays is just straight not working. I’m also not really reading. I’ve picked up several books over the past couple of weeks but haven’t finished anything in ages. I usually read on my kindle in bed for about an hour before going to sleep, but lately I can only get about two pages before picking my phone back up. I hate it. I’ve been somewhat half-heartedly been rereading Ready Player One in preparation of the out-of-nowhere sequel (ok, it’s been a couple of months since it was announced) this week. I loved the book so much when I read it a couple of years ago, but I hated the movie with a deeply burning hatred I seldom feel that has definitely dampened my feelings for the book.
I really loved Victoria Schwab’s Y’All Write talk last weekend (I know I said this last weekend), but it is up on youtube now if you are interested. The “corpse” metaphor really worked for me, and my WIP is really starting to take real shape. I didn’t sign up for NaNoWriMo this month because I knew it wouldn’t happen, but I do think I’ll spend a good chunk of this week long break filling out my “skeleton.”
What I’m watching: Not a damn thing. I’ve been going upstairs at like 8PM. I’m hoping to finally get through the third season of Fargo and plan on watching the first season of Succession finally. Actually, I have been watching the first season of Veronica Mars for the first time, but honestly mostly just a background noise.
New books: Man, I have some pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous, healthy weekends!
I’ve been trying really hard not to snag or request YA fantasy. It just isn’t my genre, but oh man this cover. It’s one of my favorites maybe of all time. I do love Greek mythology, so I’m hoping that I’ll jive with this one (I was able to snag the full arc – yay).
After her well-received debut, Emma Lord is tackling summer camps and secret sisters (a nod to The Parent Trap I’m assuming). It looks cute.
After her sister is killed at a social justice rally, a teen grapples with her new status as being “one of the good ones” and a poster child for police brutality. This sounds really powerful.
A modern retelling of Jane Eyre with a domestic thriller twist.
A twisty YA thriller about the world of influencers.
“Fans of Sadie and You will be riveted by this compulsively readable new thriller about a survivor of dating violence who uses her newfound awareness of everyday evil to hunt for a killer.”
This looks like a cute YA romance about an “awkward” girl and the love triangle she finds herself in.
“This charming, sparkly rom-com follows a wish-granting teen forced to question if she’s really doing good—and if she has the power to make her own dreams come true.”
This was one of those request approvals after the release date. I’m on the list for it at the library already. I don’t really know anything about Cazzie David beyond her dad is Larry David and she used to date Pete Davidson, but I usually enjoy celebrity autobiographies, so I’m excited.
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!