Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {127}

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)

Mailbox goodies:)
Until the Beginning by Amy Plum
First book ended on a such a cliffhanger--looking forward to seeing what happened!
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
I haven't had a chance to read this author, but I've heard good things!
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
 This looks really good! Also an author I haven't read yet.

Many thanks to Harper Collins for these! 

The Weekly Nutshell
{Friday}Review & Giveaway: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Well I was still sick for most of this week, but I think I've finally kicked this cold. :) Feeling much better now.  Still reading Rook---its not a fast read by any means, but its really good.  I did need an alternate read for when I was in the mood for something light-hearted (something Rook is definitely not lol) so I started Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures also. Had a lovely Mother's Day despite still being sniffly! Lots of Doctor Who gifts (hehe, my kids know me so well!) and a trip to Bouchon Bakery for some super yummy pastries and cookies. 

Hope you're all reading something fabulous this week! :D



  1. Glad you're feeling better, Becky! We are book twins with Extraordinary Means - but with different covers! :)

  2. ChristinaBookAddictMay 17, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    I'm glad you are starting to feel better. I also received Until the Beginning...but I haven't read book one! I am very interested in Fill in Boyfriend. I've read one of her novels last year and it was a lot of fun...perfect for summertime. Enjoy your books!

  3. I'm not a big fan of contemporaries, but The fill-in boyfriend was so good. Banter and some depth, with great character development :) I love the cover from Extraordinary means. Good to hear you are feeling better and that your children spoiled you :D

  4. Glad you are starting to feel better. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. Ooh, I want all three of those so badly! I hope you love them all! :D

  6. Great haul this week! I can't wait to read Extraordinary Means. Plus the finished copy looks so gorgeous! Happy reading and I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. Some pretty books this week sweetie :D Yay for Until the Beginning. <3 I have it too, but haven't read book one yet, lol. Soon :D I hope you'll love this sequel. <3 And all the other books :) YAY for feeling better! That is awesome :) I have just gotten a cold, ugh, so I'm feeling pretty awful. It sucks. But glad you are better :) I did love Rook, four stars. But yeah. It was huge. And slow. Yay for Pip :D I hope you love it. <3 I must read it soon. So gorgeous. Happy reading sweetie. <3 Hope you'll have an amazing upcoming week :)

  8. I'm glad you're feeling better now. I've been wanting to read Rook, too. And it's always great finding books by authors you haven't read yet.

  9. I'm sorry you were ill! But it sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day, how wonderful!... Great books this week - the cover to Extraordinary Means is amazing!!!

  10. I'm glad you're feeling better! I really enjoyed Extraordinary Means, I can't wait to see what you thought of it.