Saturday, March 15, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {81}

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)

It was a week of stand-out covers in my mailbox! 
 For review:
The Violet Hour by Whitney Miller
Cults and mind powers and horror...creepy.
Eleanor by Johnny Worthen
I was told this had a native american folklore twist to it..couldn't resist. 
Great by Sara Benincasa 
Gatsy retelling. Really excited for this one. 
 (Don't You) Forget About Me by Kate Karyus Quinn
Oh my, this looks eerie and so good.

Rain by Amanda Sun 
I was so excited about the first book, but never got to it. I will have to tacked them both!
Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz
I Wow'ed this one a few weeks ago. Looks really fun. 

Many thanks to Flux Books, Jolly Fish Press, & Harper Teen for these!

The Weekly Nutshell
{Monday} Cover Story
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Love, Lucy by April Lindner
{Wednesday} Review: Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski

Slow week. There was suppose to be one more review up this week on Friday, but guys, I literally sat in front of a blank page for an hour on Thursday trying to write this review and when I did get a few paragraphs out, it was just not coming out right.  Ever have a review that just refuses to be written? LOL  So I cut myself a break and let it slide until next week.
This week I started reading The Taking by Kimberly Derting. Really enjoying it so far---the beginning reminded me of the old Disney movie, Flight of the Navigator, and that made me so nostalgic.  I must have watched that movie a hundred times when I was little! :)

Hope everyone had a great week! :D


  1. Glad you are enjoying The Taking, Becky! I just finished the last Body Finder book last night and loved it. Totally pining for Jay now!

    Great books this week - I'm especially excited to read the new Kate Karyus Quinn. Really liked her debut.

  2. Ohh! I am looking forward to reading The Taking as well…glad to hear you are enjoying it. I just finished Great last week and thought it was pretty entertaining. Can't way to hear your thoughts….enjoy your books!

  3. I really like the cover for Rain :) Don't you forget about me sounds very interesting, happy reading!

  4. Nice assortment of books! I have had that same thing happen when I had a review to write too. My thoughts were so jumbled that I couldn't figure out how to be coherent. Come see my hauls at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  5. I'm really looking forward to Great and Eleanor! Some amazing covers too! Enjoy your new books! :)

  6. I'm really excited for Don't You Forget About Me! Lovely haul this week, hope you enjoy your new books!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS (:

  7. Great and Dark World are both on my wishlist! I'm a bit nervous for Great though since Gatsby is my favorite book of all time. I still have high hopes for it though and look forward to your review!

  8. I want to read Don't You Forget About Me really bad. It looks like a great read!
    Happy Reading! Here's my STS if you'd like to stop by.

  9. Nice haul. I really love the look of (Don't You) Forget About Me, I'm excited to read that one myself. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

  10. Nice haul! And yes! I have many reviews that refused to be written properly. When that happens, I just leave a sentence or two to remind me of what I thought of the book and just go do whatever. I come back when inspiration strikes again.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Ooh, you're right--pretty cover week! I'm so interested in Dark World, so I'll definitely be looking for your review. :) Awww, isn't that the worst when the review won't come and what comes is awful? I've certainly had that problem a few times. No worries! Have a great week Becky!

  12. Ohh, that is some gorgeous books. I haven't really heard anything about them (A) but they look amazing :D And I really hope you will love them all. Happy reading. <3

  13. Great books this week. I just got The Dark World and it looks fabulous. Happy reading!

  14. Flight of the Navigator! Loved so much. That is one of those movies that I know I could never watch as an adult because there is no way that movie would hold up. I'm excited to read that even more now! I'm also excited for Great and Don't You Forget About Me. Great haul!

  15. Rain has such a lovely cover. Hope you enjoy all your new books. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.