Sunday, September 2, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {16}

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 & Tynga's Stacking the Shelves) 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 any other book haul-sharing posts I come across!

This is two weeks worth of goodies, since I was away last weekend! (The concert was fantastic, btw...if you ever have the chance to see Mumford & Sons in concert, TAKE IT!! They are a amaaaazing live!) Got two boxes from Random House last week so get ready for a lengthy list---I'm really excited for some of these!
For Review:
The Book of the Night by Pearl North

Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
Auracle by Gina Rosati

Traded for:
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors
Thanks, Asher! :D

Many thanks to Random House and Tor for the review books!

The Weekly Nutshell:
Two week's worth since there was no recap last weekend! :D
{Tuesday-8/21} Review of Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan
{Wednesday- 8/22} Waiting on Wednesday: The Art of Wishing
{Thursday - 8/23}Review: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
{Friday - 8/24} Away for the Weekend: Mumford & Sons!
{Tuesday - 8/28} Waiting on Wednesday: Chantress
{Wednesday - 8/29} Authors are Rockstars Tour Stop & Giveaway: Melissa West
{Saturday - 9/1} What's New: September YA Releases & Giveaway

So that's it!! I've been slow on the reviewing this past week--hubby is home from work so he always wants to go out---cuts into my reading time! LOL--we're having a fun week, though :D That and the fact that the book I'm currently reading is nearly 600 pages long (Diviners---so good, though!) Hope everyone is having a great week!
Happy Reading! :)


  1. I've read and reviewed Touched, The Treachery of Beautiful Things and The Sweetest Spell and they're all quite good. I really want Under My Hat and Auracle! :) Enjoy!

    My Haul
    I also have a giveaway (nternation) for Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas Here

  2. Wow so many great titles. I haven't heard of that anthology yet, but from the looks of it I bet it's great - so many great authors in one book. Enjoy!

  3. That is seriously awesome!
    I so want to read Treachery, it looks amazing.

  4. I'm a really slow reader at the moment, too, and it's soo annoying. But I'm glad that you're having a great time! And you'll have much awesome reading ahead of you, too, my dear! :)

  5. I love the cover for Auracle!! Enjoy them all!!

  6. Awesome haul! Hope you'll enjoy all your books! I really want to read Auracle. <3

    Happy reading!
    Pam @ jellylovesbooks

  7. A wonderful selection of books. Great haul of books.


  8. Great bookhaul! Enjoy the books you got, they look awesome.

  9. what a beautiful haul . i want intentions badly . hope you like auracle . i gave it 4+/5

  10. Great haul. I really liked The Blood Keeper but have read any of the others on your new stack. Here is what I got this week at Inside of a Dog and at Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  11. I haven't read any of these books but all these covers are so beautiful :D ! I hope you'll enjoy reading them and thanks for stopping by :).

  12. Great haul! Hadn't heard of Under My Hat, but love anthologies so will definitely pick up a copy! Thanks for the heads up! Happy reading!

    Here are my books.

  13. Great book haul! I read Treachery last week
    and enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy all your books!

  14. Whoa, that's a lot of books! The Blood Keeper and Treachery of Beautiful Things both look great.

    Happy reading! :)

  15. Wow, so many beautiful books! I love your bookshelves and have been meaning to read quite a few of the books you picked up, so I hope you enjoy them! :D

    Ivy Book Bindings

  16. So many books! Scarlett Dedd is really good fun.

  17. i'm reading the sweetest spell now, it's great!

  18. These covers are amazing, I love them all, and would love to read the book just for that lol. Happy reading!

    Melliane – Between D&R

  19. Kissing shakespeare has been on my tbr list for a while! I really really love the summary! I'm a little afraid to read it because some people said it was disappointing but the summary is just too good to pass up!

    Shae @ Understanding Shae's Story

  20. Omgosh! So many cool new reads! I bought Under My Hat this week because I love witches!! I also bought Blood Magic even though I really wanted The Blood Keeper... I know it's not really a "series" but I gotta start at the beginning anyway! :P

    Here's what I got this week!

  21. Great haul! I really want to read The Treachery of Beautiful Things- I love the cover. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

  22. Oooh so many amazing books! Really excited for Auracle and The Treachery of Beautiful Things (I adore the cover for that one) - happy reading! :)

  23. Holy crap, you got tons of great books this week! Please let me know what you think of DON'T YOU WISH. I'm almost done with THE TREACHERY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS. It reminds me a bit of WICKED LOVELY.

    No, I don't think I'll be able to go to Midwinter in Seattle. The girls I normally room with aren't going, and I wouldn't be able to afford it on my own, lol. I will be going to ALA in Chicago. Will you be there? You better be! I miss your face!!!


    My weeks just aren't the same without randomly running into you. :-P

  24. THESE ARE SUCH AMAZING BOOKS! The Treachery of Beautiful Things looks gorgeous. It's been on my TBR list for way too long now :) YOU HAVE A COPY OF AURACLE, I AM SO JEALOUS RIGHT NOW D: How is it possible you have so many fantastic books?! It's just not fair!

    I'm a new follower <3 My Stacking the Shelves