The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Life and Blog
Life: This full week back to in-person teaching kicked my butt. We’ve been in-person all year, but with two weeks of spring break (glorious) and one week of remote teaching, my sleep schedule got wacky — like it always does. I get used to the rhythm of my school year life, but if you give me any kind of extended time off, I will automatically revert back to a 2AM-10AM schedule. It’s just who I am, even in my, ahem, advanced years. The weeks after spring break always go relatively quickly. The weather is nicer (although not this week brrr), it stays lighter later, and there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Seven weeks until summer (not that I’m counting).
Blog and reading: I should stop putting this section in this write-up. It’s been several weeks since I’ve posted anything beyond this weekly update — and this is getting typed up later and later every week. I used to type in up on Friday nights, and here it is Sat afternoon at, like, 3PM. I love this blog. I’ve been running it for something like nine years, but I am also totally fine with it just being this one post a week, which gets like 2-3 comments. Lol. Maybe this summer I can find a way back to it, but this year of hybrid teaching has been exhausting and hard and just SO MUCH. It is what it is. I’ve had this blog for a long time and I plan on continuing for a long time, and I’m fine if it is on a downslope right now. Ramble on. I’m currently reading Kate in Waiting, which I’m enjoying. I’m honestly reading a rather large handful of books right now, like normal.
New books: I have a handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fantastic weekends!
A popular queer pop band gets back together for a final show to support their hometown after a devastating storm.
Another fictional look at the college admission scandal (I imagine we’ll still see a handful more) — this one from the author of The Devil Wears Prada.
A dual timeline story with a secret society at the center of both.
A young woman comes back a decade after she went missing along with her mother.
Another romance from Christina Lauren. This one follows a single mother stepping back into the dating world with the use of a DNA-based app.
A feminist, dark gothic story set at a boarding school for girls. I’m all over this.
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!