Saturday, May 5, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {2}

For New Shelf Goodies, I'll be showing you what lovely books I acquired this week, whether from publishers, or the library, or from whatever half-crazed book-buying binge I happened to go on. :D (Inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie's This Week in Books posts) The Weekly Nutshell will be just week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts) Note: This is not a meme, but I'll be hopping around to IMMs, Stack the Shelves, Book Hauls, or whatever other book-loot sharing posts I come across!

Here's my loot for this week! It's a relatively small haul, which is kind of a relief after the past few weeks! Need some time to catch up on reading!
For Review:
The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze
Revived by Cat Patrick
Thanks to Little, Brown for these! Very excited to read both!

New on my Nook:

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

I tried and I tried to resist this when I saw it pop up on Netgalley. I failed. The first book was just too good. I had to have this. :)

The Weekly Nutshell:
Monday: Guest Review: Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Tuesday: What's New: May YA Releases & Giveaway!
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday: Splintered by A.G. Howard

It was definitely a quiet week here in Stories & Sweeties, and I apologize for that! It was a crazy, hectic week of prom preparation ( I had two of my kids going this year!), work, and a modem that decided to die on me---so I was without internet for most of the week. Even after we replaced it, my internet seems to be stuttering a bit. :( The week ended with a beautiful service for my grandma. Thank you to everyone for the words of comfort for me and my family last week. *hugs* In the week ahead I'll be catching up on lots of reading and reviewing!

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. I see that your shelves are getting crowded! :) Timepiece is definitely hard to resist! I haven't read Hourglass yet (still waiting for the paperback) but once I get my hands on that and Timepiece is still on netGalley I'll get it too!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  2. It may be a rather small haul, but they are amazing books! I hope you'll enjoy reading your books, Becky! Revived sounds amazing, and the cover is really pretty! <3

    I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma... stay strong! *hugs*

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog, Becky! <3

  3. Aaargh, I'm so angry at myself for not having pre-ordered a copy of REVIVED, so I'm a bit jealous of everyone who got one this week. :D Can't wait to hear what you think of THE LAST PRINCESS, because I'm not really sure whether I want to read it. And YAY! for TIMEPIECE - hope to be able to devour it soon as well!

    Fictional Distraction

  4. Eeepppp!!! Revived looks so good on your shelf ;) Awesome haul! :D

    Drop by my Showcase Sunday?

  5. I heard awesome things about The last Princess it looks amazing and I love the cover <3. I really need to buy it this summer :).
    Happy reading !

    Marie @ Ifmarybooks

  6. Ooohh REVIVED looks awesome! (Although I think I MIGHT prefer the AU cover :P) Haven't read much about The Last Princess, but it certainly looks amazing! Looking forward to reading it :)

  7. It's so hard to stay off of NG. I tried to not go on it at all this week, but caved yesterday...
    Wait --Two kids off to the prom! Oh, my! That must of been exciting and a very busy time!

    My Stacking The Shelves

  8. I got TIMEPIECE two weeks ago .. still haven't gotten to it yet, but I agree with you that the first one was too good to not get this one!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  9. So glad things went well for grandma.

    And totally amazed to think you have two prom age kids. You seriously don't look old enough. WOW!

  10. Both The Last Princess and Revived look really good! The cover for Timepiece is gorgeous!

    My Stacking the Shelves post is here!

    Happy reading! :)


  11. Oh my Timepiece looks so good! I have to check it out!

    You had a great week! :)


  12. Oooh, The Last Princess! Really excited about that one, it sounds great! Revived looks really good too, so does Timepiece (though I still need to read Hourglass). Happy reading! :)

  13. I am still waiting for my pre-order of Revived! The Last Princess sounds really good, enjoy! :)

    You can see what I got this week Here!

  14. Wow, the new books look so gorgeous!

    My Post!

  15. i'm intrigued by the last princess!! enjoy!

    My post is here:
    Sunday Shout Out

  16. Forgotten was one of my favourite books last year, so I really can't wait to read Revived! Hope you enjoy your new books! :)

  17. Oooh I STILL need to read Hourglass!!! And I LOVE Cat Patrick! Great books this week chick!!

  18. AWw, Timpepiece <3 <3 I've got it too! Great haul!! Enjoy all your awesome books this week ;) :)

  19. Revived looks like such a good read! I just read a relly positive review of Timepiece too. Hope you enjoy them all!

  20. I got The Last Princess too! I'm digging the whole dystopian meets foreign land vibe.

    Happy reading!

  21. Nice haul! NetGalley is just too tempting for me, so am trying to stay away...but Timepiece looks so good! Will wait until I read Hourglass though, as I don't like reading books out of order. So glad you got your internet connection back up and running, even if it is stuttering a little. And glad to hear the service for your grandmother went well. Take care!

  22. I also got Timepiece and finished it!! <3 that book.

  23. Oh man REVIVED! I've been wanting to read that for awhile now. You're quite lucky you got a copy! I hope you enjoy all your books. :D

  24. Great haul Becky :) !! I can't wait to know what you think of The last Princess because this book sounds awesomand I'm very much curious about it !! Happy reading :)

  25. Last Princess sounds pretty good and Revived is a fun read! Great haul!