Saturday, March 21, 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up: I'm Back!!

What's New:
Well, I took an unintentional, but much enjoyed break from blogging over Spring Break, but now I'm back with lots of post ideas! I'm officially half way through my semester, and after the semester is over I'm going on vacation and then it's summer break! The weather is nicer, the sun is out, so I'm in a pretty good mood! Reading wise, things have still been a lot slower than I want them to be, but I did read and LOVE I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson since my last wrap-up. I will be reviewing that next week so keep your eyes peeled. I'm hoping to get a reread in before the end of the month, but I'm not sure which one from my Classics and Rereads for 2015 List I want to pick up.

What I Loved:
Movie: Over Break I watched Kingsmen: The Secret Service and I really enjoyed it! I mainly wanted to see this one because Colin Firth was in it, and I will watch anything with his beautiful face in it. I loved how British it was and anything with Firth in it is oozing Britshness!

Music: My brother got me hooked on synth-pop, which I never would have thought I would be obsessed with, but I am. I'm loving Lazerhawk and Miami Nights 1984 right now.

What I Bought:
It's been a while since I have done a wrap-up, so this section is going to be a little messy. I've got a birthday gift from my family, a few things I bought myself for my birthday, and a random used bookstore purchase.
 Harry Potter Box-Set which I got for my birthday

From the Penguin Great Loves Series: 
 

 

Mary, Vladimir Nabokov 
The Women Who Got Away, John Updike
The Kreutzer Sonata, Leo Tolstoy 
Magnetism, F. Scott Fitzgerald

From the Penguin Great Ideas Series: 


Decline of the English Murder, George Orwell

From the Little Black Classics Series:



The Night is Darkening Around Me, Emily Bronte
On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts, Thomas De Quincey

Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

What I Posted:
Monday- I reviewed Uncle Tom's Children by Richard Wright
Tuesday- I discussed my Spring TBR
Wednesday- Waiting on Wednesday for Fans of the Impossible Life-- this looks like it's going to be really funny and poignant
Thursday- I did my second installment in my Poetry Spotlight series- this one on Two War Poems

My Last Wrap-up

What's Next: 
Like I mentioned before, I will be reviewing I'll Give You the Sun and as usual I will be participating in Top Ten Tuesday. Beyond that I am unsure as usual.

Stacking the Shelves Hosted By: Tynga's Reviews
The Sunday Post Hosted By: The Caffeinated Book Reviewer

20 comments:

  1. I don't think I have seen that set of Harry Potter books. How very clever! Love it!

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    1. It's a gorgeous set! The front and back cover illustrations are amazing too!
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  2. So jealous you got that box set of Harry Potter! It's soooo pretty! I saw Kingsmen a couple of weeks ago and thought it was great, too! Gotta love Colin Firth! I hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

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    1. Yes! I LOVE Colin Firth- he is the definition of British to me. I'm so happy to have the HP box-set too. I didn't own my own personal copies of this series yet, and now I do.
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  3. I've been dying to get that edition of the Harry Potter series. I have yet to read it but want to!! Enjoy your books :)

    MY STS
    ~Karina @ Watcha Reading

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  4. I got the UK covers as well, love both editions!

    Come and check out OUaT's STS and our 16 Blogoverary Giveaways!

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    1. I would love to own all of the beautiful HP box sets! Someday, perhaps.
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  5. Love the Harry potter books. I have the newest paperbacks and there beautiful. Sometimes it's good to take abreak from blogging. Even if unintentional.

    My Sunday Post http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/sunday-post-11-spring-time-solar.html

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    1. Yes, the break was so nice. I feel very refreshed. I can't believe how many new version of HP are coming out all of the sudden!
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  6. Awesome stack this week! Check out my STS? http://bundles-of-books.blogspot.com/2015/03/stacking-shelves-7.html

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  7. Oh I love that HP box set. So pretty. I really need to do a re-read of HP soon. It's WAY overdue. Hope you have a great week!

    SP
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I'm itching to reread now that I have new copies too!
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  8. I was on spring break this week, too. It was much needed, for both me and my students. I'm so in love with that HP box-set. I need to get my hands on it someday. Great haul and happy reading!

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  9. Wow. So many lovelies! That's a really awesome set of Harry Potter books. Looks like you'll have lots to read. Have fun:)

    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/22/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-102-and-the-sunday-post/

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  10. Love the Harry Potter boxed set! My copies of the series don't match. I would like to at least get all of them in the hardcovers that I bought when I joined in from the last few being published.
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    1. That's how the set at my parent's house is, but I don't think I could ever bring myself to get rid of the original copies that my whole family read!
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