Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {101}

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:
 I haven't heard much about this series, but it looks exciting!
Yeeeeeeeee!  I traded a book for this, but I think I might have traded my left hand if asked. LOL

Last week I read Jackaby. Basically because I was at a point where if I didn't drop everything and read something I was REALLY WANTING to read I was going to hit a major  slump.  Always an important point to be able to recognize as a reviewer, people! :)  LOVED it!! Such a fun read and completely deserving of the elevator pitch 'Doctor Who meets Sherlock".  But check out my review for further fangirling :).  I also finished Stray this week, which was really good, and am half-way through The Fall, which has me completely mesmerized with it's bizarre creepiness and compelled me to pick up it's inspiration book,  Poe's Fall of the House of Usher so I can compare the two stories.  Other than that it's been a pretty quiet life this week!  Hope everyone is ready for September because it's shaping up to be an amazing book month!!


  1. Winterspell looks fantastic! I hope you enjoy it.

    My StS!

  2. Winterspell looks great. Enjoy!

    My StS


    That's about it, haha. Happy reading :)

  4. I bought Eye Of Minds last fall but haven't started it. I'm about to start The Maze Runner to prepare me for the movie.

  5. Winterspell has such a fantastic cover. I hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. I really need to get on the Eye of Minds bandwagon, Winterspell looks so cool!

    Erin @ The Book Nut

  7. WINTERSPELL. I'd be the same! I'd give a lot to get that book! I hope you love it! Ooh, and Jackaby review? I'm off to read that! I hope you have a great week Becky!!

  8. Winterspell sounds really good. I need to finish The Eye of MInds before I move onto the next James Dashner book you got. I have The Fall to read soon too. Great haul!
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  9. Ahhh, so jealous of your print ARC of Winterspell :D Gooorgeous. <3 And I loved the book so much, hih. Happy reading Becky. <3 I hope you love them all :)

  10. Dude. September books are insane! I've been in a fairly nasty slump for awhile. It blows. I'm glad you enjoyed Jackaby and are enjoying The Fall. I'm excited for Winterspell. Hope your week is great!