Saturday, June 30, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {8}

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!

Since I was at ALA this past weekend, I didn't do a NSG post last week, so this is two weeks worth of books!
For review:
From Spencer Hill Press:
Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout (!!!)

From Macmillan:
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
Sapphire Blue by Kristin Gier
Promised by Caragh M. O'Brien
The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski

From HarperTeen:
Once by Anna Carey

From Random House:
Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson
Lies Beneath by Anna Greenwood Brown
The Master of Misrule by Laura Powell
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel

From William Morrow:
Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot

A huge thanks to all the publishers above for sending me these! Very excited for many of these! The Meg Cabot book is an adult title that came unsolicited. I may try it out or I may put this one up for trade---any major Meg fans out there?

The Weekly Nutshell:
(since there was no post last weekend, I included all post since the last "Nutshell" post!)
{6/17} Sweetness on Sunday: Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream
{6/19} Waiting on Wednesday: The Treachery of Beautiful Things
{6/20}Guest Review: Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
{6/22} Review: Fated by Alyson Noel
{6/26} Waiting on Wednesday: Boundless
{6/27} Review: Revived by Cat Patrick
{6/29} My ALA Experience!

We have one more huge event this month and then things should slow down again...4th of July is big deal in this house! I live in a small town but we have a pretty impressive Fireworks show, plus street fireworks are legal here---so of course we have everyone over for a party! :D After this week, we have no plans (ahhhh, finally!) until the end of August when we're going to see Mumford & Sons in Monterey!! If you haven't heard of them, look them up! They are my absolute favorite band!

Have a great week, everyone! Keep an eye out for random ALA giveaways happening soon! :D


  1. Impressive haul! I just love your blog design and post layouts :)

  2. Cursed looks so good!

    Awesome haul, Becky =D

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  3. Some interesting titles there. Heard good things about lies beneath and flirting in Italian.

    You can check out what I got this week here :

    Have a great week and happy reading :-)

  4. OMG!!! you have sapphire blue. i am DYING to read that one. i loved ruby red so much. can't wait to hear your thoughts about it. happy reading becky :)

    our "new books" post.


  5. You had a great week! I'm excited about Sapphire Blue. I really enjoyed Ruby Red!

  6. I love the look of Flirting in Italian. Enjoy! :)

  7. WOOOT for Deity!!!! I got it a BEA and ... I haven't started it yet because then the waiting will be just longer... :)

  8. Dust Girl was pretty good for the most part! Hope you love it.

    And ooo I am interested to see what you think of Flirting In Italian.

    AND YAYYYY the second Fairyland book, I am so pumped about that.

  9. So many pretty books *stares*
    Flirting in Italian is awesome, I loved it! I have a review copy of Master of Misrule which I can't wait to read and Shadow Society sounds really cool, will add it to my tbr-list (I always find something new here)!
    Enjoy your new books & the 4th of July!

    Here are my Books & Love Letters:
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  10. Ahhh so many pretties! I see Size 12 and ready to rock on your shelf, I'm jealous :)

  11. So much book loveliness and I love your shelves! Happy Reading ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  12. Cursed and Deity! Ahh I am so jealous. Can't wait to read those! And love the sound of The Shadow Society too - happy reading! :)

  13. Oh, lots of great books! Happy reading, I have no doubt there are some fantastic books in there!

  14. AHHHHHHHHHH! These look so awesome!!! I really don't know where to start?!?!? I love the cover of Sapphire Blue and The Shadow Society sounds so interesting! Flirting in Italian looks great too! I just love all the covers!!! Enjoy :-)


  15. You're so lucky you gut Cursed!! And I got Lies Beneath this week too. Happy reading!:))

    My STS

  16. Yay for JLA books! Love her! Lies Beneath is awesome, I really loved it! :)

  17. Ahh! So much awesome :D:D *Hating that you have Promised* lol, just kidding :D But so jealous. <3 dying to read that book. :) Lots of awesome mail :D I hope you'll love them all. :)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  18. Looks like a great haul! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog! Enjoy!

  19. Definitely loooks like you had a blast at ALA. The Shadow Society looks like a fun read. Hope you enjoy them all!