Sunday, June 10, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {6}

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!

This is actually two weeks :D... I got one last week and one this week.
For Review:
The Reckoning by Alma Katsu
Wild Ink by Victoria Hanley

Excited to check out both of these! I loved Victoria Hanley's other writing book---very useful and easy to read, unlike a lot of other instructional books. A new cover has since been revealed for The Reckoning, and I believe they are re-covering the first book, The Taker, with a matching one:
I love the colors and the feathers! :)

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Monday} What's New: June YA releases & Giveaway!
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday : Crash by Lisa McMann
{Wednesday} Debut Author Giveaway Hop!
{Thursday} Review: Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

Yesterday officially marked the end of two weeks full of crazy busy family events!! My son's graduation, my daughter's 17th birthday, and my youngest son's 7th birthday, plus a few more graduation celebrations thrown in. Phew! I'm hoping to get back to my regular reading and blogging routine a bit more now. And then just a mere 2 weeks from now I'll be heading to Anaheim for ALA Annual 2012!! Woo-hoo! My first book conference! For anyone who is going---I'd love to meet you! If you see me, please say hello! :D

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. The new cover for The Reckoning looks gorgeous and I really love the look of Wild Ink - I think I will get myself a copy of that one! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  2. I haven't read The Taker yet but I do love that cover for The Reckoning.

    I hope you are able to get caught up and find time for relaxing and reading this week. I hope to go to ALA someday. I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time.

  3. O that is an improvement.

    The first one, from a distance, looks like an ad for cologne or bourbon.

  4. Haven't read The Taker - but they both sound interesting!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  5. wild ink looks so interesting!! i've seen it a couple of times and i was intrigued!!

  6. I haven't heard of any of these but that Reckoning cover is stunning! Enjoy ALA! Hopefully I'll get to go next year.

    My STS