Sunday, November 10, 2013

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {68}

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 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)

Here's what I got this week in my mailbox! The four at the end were duplicate copies, so look out for those in upcoming giveaways! :D
For Review:
Beauty & the Beast retelling! Always up for that! :)
 Near death experiences and psychological creepiness---sounds awesome!
Fairies & Royals!! The "Royals" song goes through my head every time I look at it. :D
I'll need to check out the first book in this series soon!

Many thanks to Harper Collins, St. Martin's Griffin, & Sky Pony Press for these!

The Weekly Nutshell: 

 Guys I have been reading so slooooow lately! I don't know what my problem is, I'm so easily distracted by just everything.  Help!  What do you do when this happens? 

On a better note:  I have to take a moment to direct you all to my favorite blog post of the week. It is so brilliant and I love it so much. Lookie here!

Have a great week, everyone! 


  1. I love fairy tale retellings! And I haven't heard of that one, so I'm looking it up. :) Sometimes I have a really slow time with reading this month. I just seem to be uber busy with everything else. Buuut, even a chapter a day gets you through books. Eventually. ;)
    Thanks for stopping by my StS!

  2. WOW thanks so much for that link, that post is incredible and so true! So many of those books that I love to fling in people's faces when they judge my love of YA! Thanks for sharing.
    You got some great books! I hope you enjoy all your reads. My STS.

  3. Roses does sound good. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  4. Your mailbox kind of looks like mine, lol. I haven't heard of ROSES but definitely love a good B&B retelling. Let me know how it is! :D

  5. Nice haul. Hadn't heard of Roses before or The Lure. They sound really interesting. Come visit me as well.

    Books of Love

  6. I can't wait to read Roses <3 I love fairytales!

  7. Hey, thanks for the blog follow! Cupcakes and books? I'm in!

    I haven't heard of any of those books before! My poor large TBR list :D

  8. Ohh, many pretty books :D I really hope you will love them all. <3 happy reading sweetie :) Oh, also, I have that same problem, lol. Somedays I just can't read at all, because I keep getting distracted by other things. Hope you'll figure it out soon :)

  9. Roses looks good, hope you enjoy! Happy reading and have a great week.

  10. Love the sound of All That Glows, been wanting to read it for ages. I love fairy-tale retellings as well, so Roses looks great! And I know what you mean about being distracted by everything! Happy reading :).

  11. Ooh, you certainly had a good week! I'm so excited to see you got Roses as well! I hadn't heard of it when a publicist emailed me about it, but I knew I had to have it! Beauty and the Beast retellings are the best! :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  12. I've been reading sooo slow lately, too. Nothing is holding my attention. I don't have any advice, but I can certainly commiserate. I'm excited for The Book of Love. I liked the first book in the series. It wasn't amazing, but it was different from what I was expecting. I hate that cover redesign though. The original cover for the first book was so pretty and that is just dull. Great haul and happ(ier) reading!

  13. All That Glows! I miss books about Faes :D Also the cover is pretty. Roses sounds good too but there are many books with A Beauty and Beast theme, hope that one will shine.

    Happy Reading.


  14. Roses sounds great (can't go wrong with a B&tB retelling)!

    Hope you enjoy them all :D

  15. Really loved that link. Thanks for sharing...

  16. Roses looks interesting...looking forward to your review.