The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Life and Blog
Life: September is almost over, and I am in full swing in the new school year. Life is pretty much back to normal. We are all in masks — I thankfully work at a school with a hundred percent buy-in. My students and fellow teachers wear our masks day in and day out without incident, which is awesome. I seriously feel for the teachers working in districts without mask mandates or where they have to constantly remind students to pull their masks up over their noses (on top of everything else they have to do all day every day!!). The weather is starting to cool down and it is feeling like that time of year.
If you’ve visited the past couple of weeks, please know that I appreciate your comments and will be making the rounds this weekend. The start of the school year is always very busy and it takes me a while to get back into the rhythm.
What I’m reading: I’m still making my way through Apples Never Fall, which I am really enjoying. This week was a busy one, so I didn’t get through as much as I would like, but I am making my way through it steadily. I’ll definitely finish it this weekend. It’s definitely one of my favorites of hers (so far).
What I’m watching: Man, I barely watched tv this week, either. Mr. Flix and I have been watching the newest season of American Horror Story (although not this last weeks, so please no spoilers). It’s an interesting concept but not a fully realized execution, which I feel sums up the show in general. We also watched the new horror movie on HBO Max that’s also in theaters — Malignant — which I liked and he didn’t. I thought it was silly horror fun and he thought it was dumb. Shrugs.
New books: I have a handful of pretties to share with you this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
A psychic travel agent and a police detective join forces to solve a murder. This one just sounds fun and I’m loving that cover.
This novel takes heroines from various fairy tales and throws them into a boarding school setting — and then murders one of them! And then they find out they’re all cursed! I’m excited.
Despite the rave reviews this author receives, I have yet to read one of her books. This one follows two newly divorced singles who get a second chance at love. The woman on the cover reminds me so much of one of my college buddies that it gives me pause every time I look at it.
A woman grieving the loss of her daughter to the violence of a privileged young man finds herself swept up in a group of women known as the collective who exact revenge on men who hurt women when the justice system fails. It’s an interesting concept.
This bit of the synopsis was all I needed to be sold: “Veronica Mars meets Moxie in this hilarious and biting YA contemporary novel following Margot Mertz, a girl who runs an internet cleanup business and embarks on a quest to take down a revenge-porn site targeting the girls in her school.”
On the eve of graduation, a girl reflects on the loss of her two best friends after she had betrayed them in some way. Glancing at the reviews, I see some positives, but the ones that are jumping out say things like slow and boring — so this isn’t jumping to the top of my list right now.
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!