November 30, 2014

Rewind & Review #26

Rewind & Review

Three big things happened over the past three weeks.
1) I finally got to go home! I've been at college since August 12, and it was good to get a full week in my own home and bed. I got to see family and friends, stop in at my favorite bookstore, bake, and go see Mockingjay: Part 1 with Kate.
2) I got a job! Next semester, I'll be working the control desk at the athletic center on campus. 
3) I got a new phone. It's beautiful and glorious and I'm so happy to have something better than a Tracfone.
Also, check out this important tweet. 
No book haul vid this time! I was too busy yesterday to film one.

Books I Received
One Thing Stolen by Beth Kephart (via Edelweiss and Chronicle Books)
Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan (via NetGalley and Feiwel & Friends)
Autumn Falls by Bella Thorne
The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Escape Theory by Margaux Froley
Hero Complex by Margaux Froley
(Thanks to Read Between the Lynes!)

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
(Both thanks to Sarah at What Sarah Read!)

Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Secret of the Key by Marianne Malone
(All from my mom. <3)

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (from the author; thank you!)

Books I Bought
The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige (e-book)
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

Books I Read
Fifteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton (reread)
The Witch Must Burn by Danielle Paige (3 stars)
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz (reread)
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (reread)
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand (3 stars)
Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott (3 stars)
Absolutely Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (reread)
Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones (reread)
The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno (2 stars)
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (3 stars)

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  1. Huzzah, huzzah, huzzah! I'm glad you had a good break! What did you think of Mockingjay?
    Also, what kind of phone did you get? I have a Tracfone like you did . . . kinda. It's a smartTracfone, which I got because it was on sale and my parents are awesome.
    I hope your new job goes well!

    1. Mockingjay was good! I was surprised by a couple omissions (the main one being the lack of Katniss demanding to be the one to kill Snow, especially because that created a humorous line for Coin), but it worked overall. The Hanging Tree was a beautiful scene.
      I got an iPhone 5c. I got it in blue, and I got a black, lacy-looking case for it.
      Thank you!

  2. Oooh, congrats on the job and the phone!

  3. Yay for going home! One of the reasons I'm glad I chose a college 2 hours away instead of my other pick of 4 hours. It's been great having a free ride home here and there. Also, congrats on the job!

  4. Congrats on your new job and new phone! Loved Open Road Summer! Such a wonderful contemporary, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)


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