Weekly Rewind: January 19 – February 01

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The Weekly Rewind is my version of The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

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My husband and I had movie night last week, something we rarely do. I find it difficult to sit through an entire movie, so we almost never go to the movies. Once a year is good for us. Last week I realized that we never made it to see Catching Fire and now I don’t really care. It will be out on DVD in March, so we might as well wait. Even with a rental, it can take me all day to watch the movie. I just can’t sit still that long. We watched We’re the Miller and The Way, Way Back. I enjoyed both of them, which is another unusual event because I’m extremely picky about movies, especially when it comes to comedy.

Super Bowl today! Will you be watching? I don’t like football OR commercials, so I don’t see the point. Since other people wanted the day off, I will be working.

I’m participating in Project 365, an ongoing feature where you take (at least) one photo a day every day and post it. I have a separate blog for that but I’m reposting thumbnails in the Weekly Rewind each week. If you’re really interested in my photos, head on over to Jenna’s 2014 Project 365 and follow me there. I usually do a little writeup giving some more details about the photo I’ve taken.

January 19-25

   Bri  Brigitta 

January 26 – February 1

      

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Reviews: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill, Deja Demon by Julie Kenner (audiobook review), and mini-reviews of Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando and This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales.

Other Posts: I introduced a new feature, Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads. I’ll be recapping/reviewing 1980s teen series books, starting with The Girls of Canby Hall. I started out with these on a separate blog last summer, but I’ve decided to move them over here. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be moving those posts over here, and starting in April I’ll have new recaps. The first book in the series is Roommates.

Books I Acquired:
Purchased:
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant by Joanna Wiebe
I’m actually regretting my purchase of The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant because I’ve since read some reviews that make me think I’m not going to like it at all. I forgot to return it during Amazon’s seven day return period, so I’m stuck with it.

Kindle Freebies:

Deeper by Blue Ashcroft The Eden Project by DP Fitzsimons Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak The Lake by AnnaLisa Grant Styrofoam Throne by David Bone

I went crazy with the freebies at Amazon and bought: Deeper by Blue Ashcroft, The Eden Project: Humanity’s Last Chance by DP Fitzsimons, Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak, The Lake by AnnaLisa Grant, by David Bone. A couple of those covers are awful, but I really like the starkness of The Lake’s cover. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I downloaded Running Wide Open, because it doesn’t sound like my kind of book AT ALL, but I’ll give it a shot.

From Edelweiss:
Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca
Pandemic by Yvonne Ventresca

Currently Reading: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins, The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead (audiobook), Taking on the Dead by Annie Walls (temporary hiatus due to boredom)

Jenna

Comments

  1. Um no…I won’t be watching the Super Bowl. I don’t like football either. Looks like you got a good haul this week. Happy reading.

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Nope, so Super Bowl for me. I would rather watch the Puppy Bowl. 🙂 Enjoy your new books.

    Thanks for stopping by.
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  3. Nope, so Super Bowl for me. I would rather watch the Puppy Bowl. 🙂 Enjoy your new books.

    Thanks for stopping by.
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday Post
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  4. We wanted to see Catching Fire but never got to it. We don’t go to very many movies either, although we did see Frozen a few weeks back. I like the idea of your Retro Reads, that’s a great idea! I’ve thought about going back and reviewing old school stuff I read as a kid, like the Hardy Boys or whatever. Maybe one of these days…

    Have a great week.
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    • Oh, you should! It’s fun to reread them as an adult. The books I’m rereading aren’t quite as good as I remember. 😀 It’s funny how long the series were back then. People complain when a series goes beyond a trilogy now and the series I’m reading is something like 30 books long. Of course, the books were much shorter.
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  5. You didn’t miss much with the Super Bowl it was like watching it in the eighties when they were one sided blow outs. Even the commercials were disappointing. Half time with Bruno Mars was great! We never get out to the movies either because we have a 5 and 3 year old and no babysitters. We watch movies here at home but have to turn on close captioning because of the kids so yeah we don’t watch many either. As far as Anne Merchant goes, read it and be very patient with it. I know you read my review. The first half is a bit rough, but I assure you if you stick with it, the book will get better and it was pretty unique and creative. I hope you give it a go.
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    • Yes, your review was one of the better ones I’ve seen of it. I have a hard time being patient with books, but since I own it, I’ll give it a shot. I’m actually getting pretty curious about it.

      I get Redbox movies sometimes when they have a free movie code. We used to belong to Netflix and I think we’re going to sign up again after the Olympics. We weren’t using it enough to hold onto it at the time, but there are probably more movies that we’ve missed in the year since we last had it, so maybe we’ll get some use from it.
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