Saturday, September 19, 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up: Wait, Non-Required Reading Exists?

What's New:
Wah!! This week went by so fast, and I didn't really get anything done! I accidentally spent one night watching almost an entire season of Dating Naked because I can not control my reality TV addiction during the school year, and the rest of the week I did homework, but I still have lots to do!

I went to a really great concert with my best friend last Saturday though, and that was fun. I have really gained a new appreciation for live music this summer and it's something that I really enjoy now!

What I Read:
I didn't read anything for fun this week! I finished Everything I Never Told You last weekend, and haven't had the chance to pick anything else up. But this weekend I'm planning on starting Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. Oh wait! On my way down to my parents house this evening I started listening to Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. I've heard lots of people site this one as their favorite Austen novel, and of course I'm loving it so far.

 

What I Bought:
Nothing again! Go me!

What I Posted:
Monday- I posted my answers for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award
Tuesday- This week's TTT was a freebie so I did the Top Ten Historical Fiction Books on my TBR
Wednesday- I reviewed The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
Thursday- I discussed what I'm reading for school semester 

Last Week's Wrap-up

What's Next: 
Monday- Tess of the D'urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Review 
Tuesday- TTT: Fall TBR
Wednesday- Wishlist Wednesday
Thursday- Discussion

Stacking the Shelves Hosted by: Tyngas Reviews
The Sunday Post Hosted by: The Caffeinated Book Reviewer

What are you guys reading? How's school if you're in it?

21 comments:

  1. Hope you enjoy Rose Under Fire. I've wanted to read it and also Code Name Verity for a while. Sense and Sensibility is my favorite Austen book, so glad you are liking it.

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    1. Code Name was a really great read! I hope you get the chance to pick it up soon!
      Thanks for stopping by Kay!

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  2. Wish I could go a week without buying any books... I'm super jealous of your restraint. I've been spending too much $$ again. *sigh*

    That cover for Sense and Sensibility is beautiful, btw.

    My StS: http://www.shellsstories.com/2015/09/stacking-shelves-another-book-outlet.html

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    1. Well, it helps that I am 2 hours away from my local bookstore and living in an area with one very small bookstore!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I actually loved Jane Austen when I finally read her. Obviously her language was very typical of the time and flowery (verbose!!!) but I loved her sense of humour and she would have been seen as quite recalcitrant at the time I suspect.

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    1. Yes! Austen novels are so funny and witty. I love the characters and situations she creates.
      Thanks for stopping by Deborah!

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  4. I love live music, nothing like a good concert. I tried reading S & S once and didn't make it through, I should try again. I wanted to read something by her. I liked the movie version (Emma- I'm drawing a blank on her last name- and Alan Rickman).

    I'll have to check out your Sisterhood answers! Have a super week.

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    1. I have heard lots of great things about a few S&S movie adaptions, which is why I decided to start S&S, so I can watch the adaptations! I think I have like three versions on my want to watch list as of right now.
      Thanks for stopping by Greg!

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  5. Love all of Jane Austen's works. Have a great reading week.

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    1. She is a timeless author!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. What a good idea to have post about what you're reading for your classes this semester. I may actually do that myself - even if most of my books and articles will be about linguistics :)
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading (and studying)!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I would love to see that post! I'm always curious to know what other people are reading for school.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. I agree, it's very interesting to see what others have to read for class :)

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  7. I am currently 're reading some books as I am going though a reading slump. I love reality TV as well. I haven't read a Jane Austen book :( I know my bad. Have a great week.

    Megan @ http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Rereading is a great way to get out of a slump! Hope you pick up Austen soon and enjoy!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I love the title of SENSE & SENSIBILITY and how the concepts of the words are sort of reversed from how we think of them. But I pretty much love all JA. Enjoy!

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    1. Austen is such a genius!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. This year our school has 10 periods. Halfway through the afternoon, it feels like we're in 26th period. No joke. At the end of the day I am dying of thirst and just done. I have not been this exhausted since I did my student teaching. I am currently reading Bread of the Dead, which revolves around Dia de los Muertos.

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    1. Oh my gosh! That's a lot of classes for both the students and the teachers! You can do it! Mmm, Bread of the Dead sounds interesting, hope you enjoy.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I did read Sense and Sensibility, but it dragged for me. I'm glad you're enjoying it though! Hope you have a great week coming up!
    Check out my Sunday Post

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