Weekly Wrap-up + New Books

Hello everyone,
Summer vacation is over and I officially go back to work this coming Monday--new grade level (2nd grade), new classroom and new students. Wish me luck!

In terms of books, we did pretty well last week. Leslie and I each posted a review and I finished a very excellent chick lit (Arranged by Catherine McKenzie) that is now sitting on my favorites shelf.

Review: Sekret by Lindsay Smith
Leslie really loved this one. It's set in Communist Russia and it's about a girl who has a psychic ability and was forced by the KGB to spy for them.

Book I Covet: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
Sequel to Seraphina! I need this book NAO.

Review: Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan's adventures in fatherhood.

Leslie: I'm still reading Haze (The Rephaim #2) by Paula Weston.

Michelle: Getting Played by Lexie Couper

Only two physical books this week.
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein (for review)
The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J. Maas (bought)

Then, we got several eARCs via Netgalley because I "attended" School Library Journal's annual Summer Teen event, which is a conference that was entirely online. 
The Name of the Blade by Zoe Marriott
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire
Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi
Like No Other by Una LaMarche

I also bought a book that had been in my wish list for a long time it's about lawyers and childhood frenemies (two things I'm crazy about in romance novels). The e-book was only 99 cents so I picked it up.
Legal Briefs (Lawyers in Love #3) by N.M. Silber (bought)

What new books did you guys get? I wanna see! Leave your STS* link so I can come gush over them.

Happy reading,

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  1. Awww, sorry to hear that summer vacation is over! Back to work sucksss D: But new books is a good thing! I have yet to grab a copy of The Assassin's Blade, I should fix that :o I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  2. Wow, your school goes back way early! We still have 4 weeks left. Of course I've only had a week off because I worked summer school.

  3. I have not watched stand up comedy other than on TV but this book must be more about his children and his experiences with them I think. Light reading is also good.

  4. The Assassin's Blade is so good! I read that one earlier this month and I absolutely loved it. :) Good luck with your new classroom!

  5. Jessica @ a GREAT readJuly 27, 2014 at 5:18:00 AM PDT

    OOh nice! Lots of new to me ones here! Hope you both enjoy them all!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  6. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsJuly 27, 2014 at 7:29:00 AM PDT

    Good luck! Ours don't go back here until Sept, only broke up last week, and for a change, it's actually nice weather (okay, not "nice" weather since It's suffocating me, haha) but it usually rains, so yeah. I still need to buy Throne of Glass already, (hopefully soon!) and it also helps that they have awesome covers. :) Happy reading!

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  7. Good luck with your new grade level. We don't start until Aug. 25 with the kids joining us on Sept. 2. I'm trying not to think about it yet. I have so much to do to get ready each year. Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  8. I got Haze at BEA, but hadn't read the first one, so am offering to trade it on YA Book Exchange. I also got Egg and Spoon, love Gregory Maguire! Great haul!
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  9. How did I not know about the lawyers in love series?? I am a failure as an attorney haha

    Evil Librarian looks really good! My friend is a new 2nd grade teacher this year too

    Happy Reading!

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  10. Nice haul this weeks! I recently read, and am currently working on my review for, The Assassin's Blade. I am obsessed with that series and that book was amazing. It said 5 novellas but it basically tells one whole story and it was so good. I hope you enjoy all of your books this week :) Here's my STS.


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