Weekly Rewind: April 20 – 26


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


The last week was about gardening for me. I’ve been growing tomatoes for years, but last year I started growing more veggies. I’ve been so anxious to get started this year, but up until the past week, it’s been too cold. I finally planted my lettuce on Easter, last Sunday. It started coming up on Friday! I planted spinach the same day, but it hasn’t come up yet. I was hoping to do a little more planting today, but it’s supposed to storm pretty bad later today and tomorrow so I think I’m going to hold off a few more days.

Lettuce 04/20/14

Lettuce 04/20/14

Lettuce 04/25/14

Lettuce 04/25/14


Reviews: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares, Between Two Worlds by Katherine Kirkpatrick, Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Other Posts: I don’t participate in the Life of a Blogger meme as often as I would like, but this week I joined up to share my favorite music albums.

Books I Acquired:

My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel HarrisFragile Line by Brooklyn SkyeWhat I Thought Was True by Huntley FitzpatrickDon't Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn HeasleyThe Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith

My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris, Fragile Line by Brooklyn Skye, What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick, Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley, The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

I went to a used book sale on Saturday and returned home with these:

Book Fair Haul 04/26/14

Book Fair Haul 04/26/14

Deeper than the Dead by Tami Hoag, Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag, Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen, Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better by Lauren Barnholdt, The Secret Identity of Devon Delaney by Lauren Barnholdt, The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Heather Vogel Frederick, Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti, Smile by Raina Telgemeier, North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley, The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti, Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph, Top 8 by Katie Finn, Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, The Boy Recession by Flynn Meaney, Wild Roses by Deb Caletti



  1. Looking at your stack of book fair pick-ups, I’m wondering if you didn’t end up with two or three of the books I donated this year.

    Jessica (from LJ)

    • That would be crazy! Which ones did you donate?

      • I know I donated Top 8 and Shrinking Violet. I never actually read either and gave up on the idea that I’d ever get around to it. I may have donated Dairy Queen which I did read and liked well enough. Out of all the titles it’s also the one most likely to have multiple copies, I would think.

        I’m currently staying with my parents after a breakup (my apartment won’t be available until July). But when I was packing stuff for the pod I realized that when I unpack there is probably a whole lot more YA that can go.

  2. So you’ve got a lot of books that look super interesting. And wow that big pile is crazy. I love when I get to go some where and just get piled up with books. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Have a good week
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    • I used to get tons more books, but their prices have gone up over the years and I wasn’t reading even half the books I bought. My reading tastes change and I’ve been sorting through and donating many of the books I got there. I still have a lot more to donate, but the place I was donating to isn’t collecting anymore because their sale is coming up soon. So now I have to wait until another place is collecting.
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  3. Good luck with the gardening, it’s nice to grow your own food. We haven’t done much yet this year but maybe now that the weather is finally warming up…

    Nice stack of books!
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    • I was pretty successful last year, but a few years ago I had so many tomato hornworms. We have a lot of rabbits and squirrels in our yard, so it sometimes I notice nibbles on the lettuce. And those squirrels love the tomatoes!
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  4. We haven’t started our garden yet. It is still getting too cold in the night here. Great stack of books! I hope you can stop by:


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  5. I got the Geography at the library yesterday! I am so ready to plant, hopefully the weather gets nice soon! My rhubarb is actually growing now!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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    • I know, I really want to get everything planted. It’s so much fun to watch it all grow. After the storms that are coming tonight, we’re supposed to have cool weather for a few days. I’m still hoping to get it planted in the next week or so.
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  6. Ohhhh, excellent haul! We haven’t planted anything yet. I need to clean out the raised bed (for the tomatoes) and we want to build a milk carton planter. Hoping to do that this coming weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  7. Jenna ah the deals we can discover and used bookstores! I love planting and I always get impatient to start too!
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  8. When you say you returned home with them books from the sale, it sounds like you just ended up with them by accident. That would be my excuse to my parents anyway ;D

    The Geography of You and Me is really good and I enjoyed it so much ! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you like it too!

    I want to read a Huntley Fitzpatrick book asap. I have heard amazing things about both of her books so it is a must :3

    I hope you enjoy all of your books & have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

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  9. when I was little I used to plant lots of veggies and flowers but now I am so busy with stuff I don’t have time for gardening. your post makes me want to plant flowers again lol. Looks like you had a great week. I also love going to used book sales because there are lots of great books for such low prices ๐Ÿ˜€
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