Weekly Rewind 4.24.21

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: Another week down, and it is finally starting to feel like spring again after a few days of downright wintry weather. This week had me sitting through parent-teacher conferences (they were all fine – my wonderful students have equally wonderful parents). What was awesome was that my last one was at 9AM on Friday, so I’m basically living that three-day weekend life (i.e. reading books). Six more weeks left in the school year, which I know will go quickly.

Blog and reading: Nothing on the blog this week, but I’m hoping to get back into, at minimum, my Tuesday posts of new releases in books and media. This week I read The 22 Murders of Madison May, which I loved. I’m currently reading Six of Crows (I know, I know), The Jigsaw Man, City of Bones, and rereading The Word is Murder.

What I’m Watching: Mr. Flix and watched C.B. Strike: The Silkworm last night, which I enjoyed and he did not. I’ve read the first four Strike books. I was surprised that the 500 page book was whittled down to two episodes but thought it was fairly well-done.

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

For Review

The 22 Murders of Madison May by Max Barry

This follows a journalist who gets swept up in the chase of a serial killer who is killing the same woman in a series of parallel worlds. I read it in two days. It was awesome, and I’m excited to read some of Barry’s backlog.

The Ivies by Alexa Donne

Synopsis from GR: “Alexa Donne delivers a nail-biting and timely thriller about teens who will stop at nothing to get into the college of their dreams. Too bad no one told them murder isn’t an extracurricular.” It’s exactly the type of book I’m always swooning over.

The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter

A woman who takes pictures for the elite families in NYC starts to wish for their lives. This thriller sounds very Single White Female meets The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

A teen girl who is having problems fixing her own life starts solving her classmates problems, starting with pushing her nemesis down the stairs to help her get out of her overwhelming schedule of extra-curriculars. This is one of my more anticipated books of the spring.

Talk Bookish to Me by Kate Bromley

A best-selling romance novelist and influential bookstagrammer has to deal with her first love whose is in her bff’s wedding party. This looks really cute.

Revival Season by Monica West

The daughter of a preacher who is “famous” for his healing services discovers that she might actually have the power to heal — a power that girls are not supposed to possess. This sounds so good.

Character by Robert McKee

This is the third book in a series of creative writing texts (after Story and Dialogue). If you know me at all, you know I love a good creative writing how-to book (mostly because I like to procrastinate on actually writing).

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!

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