Sunday, May 25, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {89}

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)

Got some fun new goodies this week!
For Review:

 For Review (cont):

The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas 

Many thanks to Harper and Quirk Books for these!

The Weekly Nutshell: 
{Friday} Cover Story

It's been a busy week, with all manner of crazy things happening, including my AC breaking on a 90 degree day (the bad) and meeting Kiera Cass, Amanda Maciel, and Kevin Emeron (the good!).  That copy of The One up there is actually a duplicate from the publisher and I got both signed so keep an eye out for a giveaway and recap this week!  I still need to recap the Jenny Han/Morgan Matson signing, too..ugh, so behind in everything.  It's also the last week of school for my little guy so lots, lots, lots going in every corner of my life. Eeeks.  
All of you lucky peeps going to BEA, I am so jealous and I hope you have a fabulous time!!   We're also a month out from ALA Las Vegas, they have started announcing some of the fabulous author signings and I am getting SUPER excited.  But I am absolutely over the moon about one author in particular---JUDY BLUME will be signing O_O  Judy freakin' Blume, people!! Her books pretty much define 90% of my childhood reading experience. :) I may die of excitement. But hopefully not until after I get a pic with this amazing woman.

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Those are great covers. I hope you love everything that you got this week.

    Books of Love

  2. I'm so eager to read Illusions of Fate, it looks gorgeous on your shelf ;-)

  3. I know a lot have enjoyed Prisoner of Night and Fog so I hope you do, too. I'm going to the ALA in Vegas as well and I'm totally excited. I haven't poured through the authors attending yet, haven't had a chance. Enjoy your reads! :)

  4. ACK! A whole bunch of beautiful and amazing books :D *So jealous* <3 I cannot wait to read The Perilous Sea :D Dying to. I hope you love it sweetie. <3 I enjoyed Blackbird, but did not love it :p Hope you might. Enjoy everything sweetie. <3 :)

  5. I have Salvage, The Taking and Tease checked out from the library to read, can't wait!

  6. Oh wow, you always get some beautiful looking books! Tease wasn't good for me ans The Taking and Great were iffy's for other people, so I hope you like them better and I love the cover of Illusions of Fate so I can't wait to see what you think! :D

  7. I really love the sound of Great and I can't wait to get my hands on The One. Happy reading!

  8. I hope you're able to get a picture with Judy :D and you have some great books there. I love Prisoner of night and fog. The taking was pretty good too and Rebel was a great conclusion.I really want to read Illusions of fate. Happy reading!

  9. Judy Blume! That's totally awesome. You got some fabulous looking books! I hope you enjoy them all.:D

  10. Judy Blume? AWESOME.
    On a 90 degree day? That's horrible. I hope it was fixed in a jiff.

  11. Lots of great books this week, Becky! I can't wait to read your recap of the Jenny Han/Morgan Matson event! I'm looking forward to reading The One - that series is so fun!

  12. Great books. I love how pretty your bookcases are....I am hoping to get The Taking this week.

  13. Eek, sounds like you definitely are busy busy! And I'm flailing all over the place that you have The Perilous Sea and Illusions of Fate! Those are two of my most anticipated books this yearrr. And YAYYYY for Judy Blume! That's so exciting!!! Have a great week Becky! :D

  14. I hope your craziness slows down--although probably not with the school year ending...Judy Blume! So jealous! I'm curious about Illusions of Fate. I love that cover. I'm curious about The Perilous Sea, but still need to read the first book. Great haul and happy reading!!