Weekly Rewind: August 10-16


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

There’s still more than a month to go on the calendar, but summer is unoffically over around here. School is back in session and the sweet corn stand we frequent closed up yesterday. The apple orchard we go to has even started apple-picking. My garden seems to be mostly done. The potatoes will be ready soon and I still have peppers growing. I’ll be planting my fall lettuce soon. It’s supposed to be hot this week, so I’ll wait until after that.

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Reviews: Some Boys by Patty Blount

Other Posts: Top Ten Tuesday: Five Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read, Waiting on Wednesday, Throwback Thursday: Retro Reads – The Girls of Canby Hall #14: What’s a Girl to Do?

Books I Acquired:
Purchased & Free

The School for Good and Evil Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani, Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff, My Life in Pink & Green by Lisa Greenwald

For Review

The Empress Chronicles by Suzy Vitello The Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz The Black Mage: First Year by Rachel E Carter 08/12/14

The Empress Chronicles by Suzy Vitello, The Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz, The Black Mage: First Year by Rachel Carter

The Vampires of Manhattan is the first audiobook I’ve been sent for review, so I’m excited about that.

Currently Reading: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas



  1. Umbrella Summer looks cute. I no longer have kids in school, so summer is in full swing here, although Mums are out, and the stores are decorated for Halloween. With the wedding less the 43 days away..I need things to slow WAY down..LOL Have a awesome week and happy harvesting and planting!
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  2. Summer here is mostly rainy and windy and sometimes chilly ! Yup, better plant the salads after the big heat. Enjoy your week – and your garden 😉
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  3. The School of Good and Evil sounds so awesome. 😉 That’s a series, right?! I need to check it out…soon too! I see it around and I’ve never even checked if my library has it. *adds to to-do list* Happy reading!
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  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    Lots of good books awaiting you! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

  5. I have to say I am rather excited about apple picking and I love fall so I am happy that summer is almost over. I missed doing a garden this year so I do hope you enjoy all your yummy vegetables 🙂

    The School of Good & Evil I have and just can’t seem to find a day to fit it in. Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    Have a great week and Happy Reading!!!
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  6. We have had mild weather here which is strange for us. It is normally our hottest part of the year, but I will certainly take it. 🙂 Enjoy all the new books you got this week.

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  7. I have heard some amazing things about The School of Good and Evil!

    I hope you enjoy it as much as everyone else!

    As for summer coming to an end, it feels the same here! The weather is vile!

    Thanks for sharing & have a good week!

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  8. Our summer has pretty much deserted us over here. We don’t usually get the best summers in Ireland, but we had a couple of really nice weather, and when it goes back to normal, you miss it! Enjoy all your new books, and have a great week!
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  9. That’s a bummer when the corn stand closes, I’m not ready for fall yet even though I like the season. We’re still in summer mode a bit but yeah, the clock is ticking and school is looming for us- two weeks to go but open houses and everything already, so it’s almost like it’s already started!

    I think the Rachel Carter book looks promising, sounds like an interesting fantasy world and the academy thing sounds fun. Hope it’s good.
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    • The corn stand closing definitely makes me sad. I’m really looking forward to the Rachel Carter book. I’m hoping this will be the fantasy book to get me hooked, since I didn’t do well with Throne of Glass. Rachel seems really nice, too, so I want to like it.
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  10. We’re officially back in school as well and it’s nice to be back on schedule. My garden is definitely fading as well. I think my cucumbers have about had enough and it seems the mountain of zucchini is at the end. Lovely books this week! I love the cover for The Empress Chronicles. Have a great week!
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  11. I love the covers of the books you bought this week

    Great books this week. I hope you enjoy 😉

    Happy Reading!

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