Sunday, February 10, 2013

New Shelf Goodies, The Weekly Nutshell & ALAMW Favorite Finds!

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!

Wow, so it's been a while since I've done one of these posts! Today I'll be sharing what I got in the past couple of week and spotlighting a few of my favorite finds from ALA Midwinter! 

So here's my last few weeks of mailbox goodies:
For Review:

All of these look incredibly good!  

Huge thanks to HarperTeen, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster for these!!

And now for my Favorite Finds of ALA!  Amy & I were lucky enough to make it to ALA Midwinter in Seattle a few weeks ago, and it was another incredible conference, and also a fun visit to a new city for me.  I got to meet up with so many great people---bloggers, authors, librarians, & publishers.  It's always a great opportunity to chat and find out what upcoming books the publishers are really excited about.  While there were definitely alot less signings than at ALA annual, it was really nice to have time to just take it all in and not spend half the day in signing lines!  We came home with some really great books, but here are a few of my absolute favorite finds:

and now for...
 The Weekly Nutshell: 

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 Have a great week, and happy reading! ♥


  1. so much awesome!! lots of books there that i want to read, especially the rules (since i love kade's ghost and the goth series and i'm very curious about her next series). enjoy becky :)

    my StS post.


  2. Wow! So many great books! I want them all :D lol
    I am a new follower because your blog is AMAZING!!!

    Please please follow back ^_^
    Sapir @ Diary of a Wimpy Teen Girl

  3. Awesome books! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Elite, September Girls and The Beautiful and the Cursed. I just finished Going Vintage a few days ago and it was really cute! Enjoy your books!

  4. YAY for Awesome Books! I'm happy to hear you guys made it to ALA! I wanted to go so bad. I miss Seattle. That city is amazing. I love the cover for Ashes on the Waves. Enjoy all your lovely goodies. Happy Reading!

  5. The amazing books are overwhelming. It looks like you got some great titles there <3 Especially Strands of bronze and gold, I want to read that one so badly!

    Happy reading :D
    Haul - Mel@thedailyprophecy.

  6. The Gathering Dark looks awesome and I'm very interested in Strands of Bronze & Gold. Happy reading!

  7. Oh wow, you got a ton of awesome books! So jealous you got The Elite and Going Vintage! Hope you enjoy all you got :)

    Here's my STS!

  8. Freaking awesome new books!! I also got The Elite and I'm SO EXCITED to read it!! Eeep! And Level 2 sounds really interesting. I hope it's good! Awesome stack from ALA as well. I'm hoping to read Going Vintage and September Girls soon!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  9. Wow! So many amazing books! I'm especially excited for Icons & The Originals. I can't wait to see your reviews for these! I hope you enjoy everything :)
    Happy Reading!
    Lauren @ Lose Time Reading

  10. The Beautiful and the Cursed! That book sounds so fabulous. The Originals, too? You've got a lot of great reading material!

    Hope you enjoy everything :)

  11. So many books! I really want to read Going Vintage. Enjoy!

  12. Soo excited for the Elite!! Enjoy all your books!!

  13. Wow. Nice stack. I've been seeing Level 2 everywhere. Ashes n the Waves, The Originals, and Spirit and Dust look like awesome reads. Happy reading and thanks or stopping by my log :)

  14. Totally want everything you got from ALA! LOL I really liked Level 2! Really want to read Ashes in the Waves and Crash. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Ahh! Jealous :D I hope you enjoy it all sweetie. <3 I loved In the Shadow of Blackbirds SOOOO much :D And omg. The Nightmare Affair was amazing :) So jealous of your print ARC.. Hih :) Love them all :D
    Love, Carina

  16. Wow! That is an amazing bunch of books! The Elite looks so pretty! <3 I can't wait to read The Originals - love the sound of that one!

  17. Oooh, thanks for sharing some of your books from ALA MW. I know a lot of bloggers have been scared to, so I just want to say that I really appreciate seeing it!

    I'm eagerly watching for reviews of Ashes on the Waves, because it sounds awesome, but I've often been betrayed by books with girls in that position on the cover, if that makes ANY sense at all.

    Lenore Appelhans gifted me In the Shadow of Blackbirds from ALA, and I am SO excited about it. For both our sakes, I hope it's amazing.

    Very curious about a bunch of these. You should read September Girls so we can finally find out whether it's about mermaids or not. :-p