Saturday, May 26, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {5}

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 the haul this week:
For Review:
Awakened by PC Cast & Kristen Cast
I don't read this series, but my guest reviewer Amy does--though I think she's a bit behind on it. She may be reviewing this, or I might pass it on to another blogger!
Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
Very excited for this one!

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins (my review)
One of my very favorite books this year. I gave my ARC away so I happily bought myself a pretty shiny finished copy!
The Enchantress by Michael Scott
This series is actually a hubby favorite. :) He's been crazy excited for this book to come out!

New on My Nook:
Entangled by Nikki Jefford
I'd heard good things about this series and this one was free for kindle!

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Sunday} Sweetness on Sunday featuring Tiger's Curse Recipe & Giveaway!
{Monday} Review: Silence by Michelle Sagara
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

Well, another slow week for posts here! My daily life is taking over right now. With two kids having birthdays and one graduating, there's been some mad planning and cleaning going on here...I've been exhausted and reading soooo slowly. Still, I'm reading Book of Blood & Shadows and The Selection right now and enjoying both! I was so pooped out, I even passed up an awesome signing with Cynthia Hand, Bree Despain, and Brodi Ashton---crazy, I know,..but I just could not bring myself to take on San Francisco that night. Hopefully, after next week, things will slow down a bit and I can give this blog some much-needed make-up time! :D

Happy reading, everyone!


  1. Sounds like you're very busy at the moment, so I hope you'll find some time to relax soon. But you got some awesome books this week and I'm sure these will distract you a bit - especially from the cleaning part. :D

  2. Some nice titles there. I particularly want to read Dark Companion.

    You can check out what I got this week here: Http://

    Have a good week and happy reading :-)

  3. You must have been exhausted!! Hopefully things will even out soon and you will be able to get a little more you time. Great books this week. I got Sweet Evil last week and can't believe I haven't picked it up yet :)
    Hope you enjoy all of your new stuff!
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  4. You got some awesome books there and YAY for Nikki Jefford, she's awesome :)
    I hope everything is alright with you! Take a deep breath ;)

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  5. I plan to read Entangled soon but yes I've seen great things about it so far!

  6. I really need to find time to read Sweet Evil. It sounds so amazing! Enjoy your new reads! :)
    You can check out what I got this week HERE!

  7. sweet evil!! so jealous!! enjoy your books!!

  8. Loved Sweet Evil!! Cannot wait to read Dark Companion! Enjoy all the great books

  9. Sweet Evil is also a 2012 favorite of mine! I think I'm just going to keep my ARC. And I can't for your review on Dark Companion, sounds intriguing!

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  10. I really want to read Sweet Evil!! I also grabbed Entangled for my kindle. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!

  11. Wow, you did have a busy week! Totally understand skipping a book signing, as I've had to do that too. Sometimes you just can't get off the couch!

    Curious if the hubby will do a review for The Enchantress?

  12. Your shelves are pretty. I can tell you are organized. Niceee :D

    Yay for loving Sweet Evil, too. It was a favorite of mine, sooo good.

    Great haul. Happy Reading ;)

  13. I got Dark Companion as well this week! I missed the signing too :( I keep missing signings!! Gah!

    Here's what I got this week!

  14. Sweet Evil was so much fun, right? And I loved Book of Blood and Shadows. Thanks so much for stopping by my Sunday Post!

    I'm also trying to hop around all the Sunday memes too. It's great to see so many new ones around!

  15. Oh yay, you have Dark Companion! I'm pretty sure I have an ARC of that one on its way to me soon too, so I'm crossing my fingers that it will be awesome :) And I absolutely ADORED Sweet Evil -- it's definitely one of those books worthy of buying even when you already read it before. I do that with so many library books and ARCs LOL! x)

    Awesome mailbox this week, Becky! I hope you have a wonderful reading week! :) <3

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  17. I want to read Sweet Evil! Enjoy your books.

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  18. Sweet evil! That book caught my eyes right away :D I can't wait to get a shiny book myself ^^ And I also have a copy of Entangled. Sounds pretty good.

    Happy reading!

  19. Great books, Becky!! Have a great week!!

  20. I've heard amazing things about Sweet Evil I really need to buy a copy :D ! I hope you'll like all these books & Happy reading :).