Sunday, April 12, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {123}

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 fun stuff I got in my mailbox this week:
Got a really cool package from Harper. Inside was a *book shimmy* book bag, Dorothy Must Die buttons and gum and these two books:

For review:
This looks really cute and a fun idea!
This book came with really fun packaging and a cookie! :D

The Weekly Nutshell
{Thursday} Cover Story
My week was a bit of a stressful one. Spent a day in the ER with Hubs. Kidney stones, people---I hope none of you ever get them.  That level of pain is not pretty. My poor guy.
This week I only got around to one book, Crimson Bound, which despite some really gorgeous writing, I found to be a bit slow. Or maybe I was just too distracted this week. Either way, it wasn't holding my attention.
As for the week ahead, it will be very quiet here. I have a few posts scheduled but I'll be flying to Texas to visit my bestie, Amy (whom I haven't seen since last July, so yipppeee!) and we'll be attending TLA. Eeeeee, so excited! The list of authors signing at this conference is flipping ridiculous!!  Anyhoo, I'll be back this weekend with some fun pics hopefully!

Have a great week, everyone! Happy reading!


  1. Ahh, looks like a bunch of gorgeous books :D I hope you'll love them all Becky. <3 But aw, I'm sorry this week hasn't been that good :( I hope your hubs will feel better :) Meh. Crimson Bound. I shall never ever ever ever read it, lol, stupid love triangle, stupid girl :p Not for me, sigh. Anyway :D Sounds like your upcoming week will be amazing for you :) Have fun. <3

  2. Those book shimmy tote bags are great :D Off the page looks so cute! I have the first book in this series (companion? Don't know) and I should read it soon. Definitely a very cute packaging! Awhh, I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I hope he feels better.

    Happy reading!

  3. ChristinaBookAddictApril 12, 2015 at 5:42 AM

    Awesome books and what great packaging! I'm sorry to hear your husband was sick...kidney stones are the worst! Have a great time at TLA. Can't wait to hear about it!

  4. Sorry to hear about your husband and kidney stones. My dad has been in the hospital with them before so I can imagine your stress this week. Have a blast at TLA! Can't wait to see all the new titles you get ;)

  5. Both of my parents have had kidney stones and I've seen how much pain they've been in. I'm so sorry your husband had to go through that. I need to pick up my copy of Crimson Bound. I'm dreading it a little because SLOW is the LAST thing I need right now. YAY for getting to see your best friend. Hope you have a great trip!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  6. Eek, kidney stones! I've heard those are the worst. I hope he's feeling better!

    Ah, I want a Book Shimmy tote! Those are such fun. And is it bad I just want the cookie? :) I can't even handle the authors on the list for TLA. I'm just going to pretend I didn't see it. :)

  7. Awesome books.

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  8. Great haul Becky! Sorry about your husband's kidney stones. The thought of that makes me shudder.