The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Life and Blog
Life: This week was the first back into fully remote up through winter break. I’m honestly really thankful. With the numbers starting to spike and temperatures starting to drop, I was starting to feel less safe about going into the brick and mortar. We have some pretty hefty safety protocols in place, but it’s impossible to ignore those climbing numbers. I certainly don’t want to be fully remote for the rest of the year (although it is what it is if that’s the case), but it is easier than hybrid and having some students remote and some students in front of me and feels like a bit of a break. Overall, I’m looking forward to just hunkering down in my house for the next few weeks.
Blog and reading: I finally got my act together enough to post my weekly look at new releases in books and streaming: What I’m Excited For (although I didn’t get it together enough to start writing this until Saturday afternoon instead of Friday — oh, well). I seem to have FINALLY found my reading mojo this week (which tells me that hybrid learning was definitely playing a larger role than I was realizing). I finished reading Shit, Actually (a book of snarky book reviews by Lindy West) and The Times I Knew I Was Gay (a personal graphic memoir). I’ve repicked up Plain Bad Heroines (why did I put this down?) and made some nice progress. I’m definitely hoping to finish it this weekend.
What I’m watching: We didn’t do a whole lot of viewing this week. I’m always up for suggestions.
New books: I have a handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having healthy, fabulous weekends!
A YA epic fantasy that follows a tavern wench on a quest to see the queen. This looks really cute and fun.
“With the emotional power of Normal People and the reflective haze of The Girls, a compulsively readable literary debut set in a secluded boarding school, exploring the intoxicating, destructive relationships between teenage girls.” Cannot say no to boarding schools. Just can’t.
Three teens fall asleep on Earth and wake up on a spaceship that’s about to explode — and that’s just the beginning. This looks fun.
A teen girl takes a chance and performs stand-up comedy at a club and falls into an older group of comics who believe she is also in college.
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!