Weekly Rewind: February 8-14


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

I spotted a book donation bin in the grocery store this week, so it’s time for Book Purge 2015! There’s a used book sale here every spring. I think it benefits a high school band or something. I know they’re always holding fundraisers and they put out this donation bin every spring. I’ve been getting rid of books I don’t want for the past few years, but once they’re done collecting, I don’t have many other options.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get anything done on that this week for the same reason I didn’t get much blogging done. I wasn’t feeling well. I didn’t even read very much. I’m hoping for improvement this week because I’m really falling behind.

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My To-Be Read List

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

The winner of My TBR List for February is The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I’ll be posting my review on February 28.

Reviews: The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh (If you like middle grade, read this book!), Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson

Other Posts: How I Started Blogging, Cover Reveal: My Rebellion Checklist by Susan Soares, Waiting on Wednesday: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord, Money Matters

Books I Acquired:

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead


Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson, The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd

For Review
Apprentice by Rachel E. Carter
The Apprentice by Rachel E. Carter (so excited!)



  1. That is a great way to get some of the books off your shelf! I really need to read Michelle’s series – and finish Vampire Academy lol!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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    • My reading tastes have changed so much that I have no intention of reading so many books I own. Fortunately I bought most of them used or got them from my aunt, who already read them, so I don’t have too much guilt over wasting the money.

      The Bloodlines series is so much better than Vampire Academy! I’m sad that it’s going to be over with this book.
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  2. I have books I no longer want too, I was just looking at my shelves and thinking man, I’m never going to read that one or that one… maybe that one. LOL. I need to find a way to donate some too I guess. Statistical Probability looks good, hope you reading time gets better this week. Enjoy the weekend!
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    • Better World Books is an option if there’s a drop box in your area. I found one near Walmart that’s not even listed on their website, but it’s definitely one of theirs. I would rather donate to a charity or a school fundraiser than a for-profit company, but I did give some to BWB last summer.
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  3. I’ve been getting rid of a lot of my books lately too and I donate them to our local spring book sale as well. It’s good to get rid of books that I didn’t like much or have no intention of reading anymore-it definitely eases the TBR tension! I’ve been meaning to get started on reading all of Richelle Mead’s books. I may have to do that this summer. I hope you have a great week and enjoy all your books! 🙂
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
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    • I’m not a rereader so I really need to get rid of some of the books I’ve already read too. I’ll work on them after I finish the ones I don’t want to read anymore.

      Yes, you need to need to read the Richelle Mead books! Bloodlines is a better series than Vampire Academy, but since it’s set in the same world (with crossover characters), you need to read VA first. I’m sad the series is ending. She has a new unrelated book coming out later this year but it didn’t really appeal to me and neither do her other series. 🙁
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  4. It’s been a while since my last purging of the books. I’ve considered it relatively recently, but I think I’m mostly left with ones I’m more likely to reread and ones that I just haven’t read yet. There are a few I’m confident I will never read, but they’re not taking up enough space on their own just yet to justify taking the time to do anything about them. Last year I took about 70 books into Half Price Books and got rid of a TON to make room on my bookshelves (needless to say, I spent more money there that day than I earned).
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    • I wish there was a Half Price books here, but there isn’t one anywhere near me. A lot of these books were bought used so they’re already pretty beat up, but some of them are in good condition. I read almost exclusively YA now and most of them are not YA. I still have a few I’m going to read so I’ll set those aside, but there are a lot I just know I’ll never get to.
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  5. The practicality of e-readers is that I can have as many books as I want and never worry about them taking any space, but as a librarian, I know reading on tablet or in a physical books is different (psssttt, I used to sniff books ! Still do, sometimes). Enjoy the Ruby circle, I hope you’ll feel better this week 😉
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    • I do prefer ebooks but I got most of these either before I had a Kindle (5 years ago) or used (cheap!) or from a relative (free). I won’t replace most of them with new physical books so I’ll have to find something else to fill the shelves, or maybe I can finally spread out some of the books I am keeping that are crammed into a bookcase two rows deep and stacked on top of each other.
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  6. That’s so cool your grocery store has a book donation bin! I never heard of that before, but it’s certainly a good way to get rid of those books you don’t want to read anymore. It’s annoying how soon you get behind when you’re not feeling well for a few days. I hope you’re feeling better soon!

    And yay for gettign the Ruby Circle! I am still waiting on my pre-ordered copy to arrive and looking forward to read it and see how this series ends!
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    • The fundraising group puts it there. They must have an agreement with the store. Then they take it back when their sale is near and it won’t appear again until next winter.

      I bought The Ruby Circle audiobook so I was able to download it first thing Tuesday morning! Still haven’t started it yet though. I was listening to The Walking Dead podcasts this week.
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  7. Our library has a book sale coming up in April. I love being a part of it and putting great books at great prices in people hands 😉
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  8. The Madman’s Daughter is so good. I really enjoyed The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. Enjoy your reads this week.
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  9. I hope you enjoy your reads! 🙂

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  10. I liked reading Trading Secrets, I found it to be sweet but it ended on an open note, let’s see if there’s a sequel! Great post <3
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