Sunday, May 10, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {126}

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)

What my nice mailman brought me:
This one's been compared to Alice Hoffman's work, so of course, I'm in. 
Cover swoon! The story sounds awesome as well :)
Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn. YES.
Lovely finished copy of this one! I used to love Picoult's work so I'll have to give this one a go soon!

 Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Loved! and I love this watercolor cover!
Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
Also loved! So happy to have finished copies of both of these! 
The Fog Diver by Joel Ross
Oooh, this looks interesting. Love a good airship adventure! :) 
The Death Code by Lindsay Cummings
I don't know much about this series, but I know this is a sequel---anyone recommend? 

 Huge thanks to Penguin, Harper, and Random House for these!!

The Weekly Nutshell
{Saturday} TLA Recap! My adventures with Texas Librarians!
This week I had to worst cold I've had in a loooong time. It was miserable and I missed a lot of work---but being stranded sick on the couch meant that I watched a lot of Doctor Who and Downton Abbey reruns and when my eyes weren't too tired and sore, I read a bit.  This week I finished Made You Up, which took me a bit to get really hooked into, but once I did I absolutely loved it. I also started Rook, but I'm not very far into it yet. High hopes for this one, though! 
Have a great week, everyone, and to all you mamas out there:


  1. Congrats on getting Soundless. I so like the sound of that one. You got some great books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Yes, to all things Richelle Mead! I just finished The Ruby Circle and I currently need to start the 5th Georgina Kincaid book.

  3. Starflight, Illuminae, Stars Never Rise and Court Of Fives! How fun for you! My in-laws lived in Texas for quite sometime so I can agree with the great food to eat there. Yummy!

  4. I absolutely can not wait for Off the Page! I adored the first book so much, and can't wait for more. Happy reading! :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. OMG this is the first time seeing the cover for The Death Code!! Nice haul and happy reading XD

  6. Sigh... I want Soundless... I am so jealous!
    Looks like you have lots of great reads. enjoy them all!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  7. ChristinaBookAddictMay 11, 2015 at 4:56 AM

    Soundless!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on that one. I also received Made You Up, Death Code and Illusionarium...definitely intrigued by the last one...sounds like something I'd enjoy. I hope you are feeling better! Enjoy your books!

  8. Great haul, Becky and happy mother's day!

  9. What a cool con! Will you be at BEA this year, Becky?

  10. Absolutely!! We may go back again someday, just for more food experiences!

  11. No,..maybe someday but not this year. It's so far! :) BEA seems fun but a little overwhelming---I can imagine my head spinning off my shoulders! :D I am going to ALA in San Francisco, though, and I'm excited to go to a con that is right down the road from me! :D

  12. Your mailman is WAY better than my mailman, I think mine needs tips ;) No, seriously, this is such an amazing haul! Blood and Salt, Soundless, and The Accident Season are ones I am really dying to read. And Made You Up! I loved it too, I want a physical copy as well, it looks so pretty! I really enjoyed Rook, though it started off a bit slow- once it got going, it was fabulous! Hope you enjoy all the new books and have a wonderful week!

  13. ALA is awesome, I usually go to the one in Vegas. I'll have to check out the SF one next time. You'd LOVE BEA, it's nuts but so awesome.

  14. I want Soundless, is it a finished copy? And I liked The Murder Complex. Jealous you got the sequel!
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  15. Liz @ Planet PrintMay 12, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Sorry you had a cold! Hope you're feeling better now. Great haul this week, lots of interesting sounding books. Love the cover of Illusionarium as well. Also hope you enjoy Rook, I have heard good things! Happy reading :).

  16. Ah, such pretty books this (last) week Becky :D I hope you will love all of these books sweetie. <3 I'm so curious about Blood and Salt. It seem pretty good :) Happy reading sweetie. <3 And aw. I'm so sorry you were sick :( I really hope you are feeling much better now. <3 I liked Rook a lot :) Fingers crossed you like it too. <3

  17. Aw, I love love love this post Becky. <3 You are so damn lucky :D Love it. So happy for you. So happy that you got to go to this :) It sounds SO AMAZING. <3 I'm so jealous, though, lol. I want all these books :( SOBS. I really hope you'll love them all sweetie. <3 And yay for meeting so many amazing authors :D You look so cute. <3 Yay for good food ;) And the animals! So cute looking :D Thank you so much for sharing about your trip sweetie. <3 And so happy that it was amazing for you :)