Sunday, June 21, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {130}

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)

This week I let my full geek-flag fly :D
Books for review: 
The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reader
Guys this is such a cool cookbook! Includes recipes from HP, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Hunger Games, and tons more! 
The Tide Watcher by Lisa Chaplin
About a woman risking her life as a spy to stop Napoleon! Interesting!
This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
Looks so creepy and steampunky! Can't wait to read this!

Other stuffs: 
Pop Vinyl Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor
I've been waiting SO long for the Doctor series of these figurines to come out! Finally!
Sherlock "Bored" t-shirt 
Guys, I signed up for Nerd Block this month especially because they were doing a British theme--this shirt was definitely my fave thing in the box.  Box also included Doctor Who, Mr. Bean, and Monty Python stuff. It was pretty cool! :D

The Weekly Nutshell:  
{Monday} Sweetness on Sunday: Blueberry Almond Cream Scones
{Tuesday} Waiting on Wednesday: The Love That Split the World
{Saturday} Review: Siren's Fury by Mary Weber

Just a quick note or I'll sleep through Daddy's Day breakfast tomorrow and be in big trouble LOL.  This week I started Game of Love and Death---gorgeous gorgeous writing. Loving so far.  Also hoping to read Beastly Bones this week before meeting the author at ALA (eeeeee!).  And about that...ALA is a mere five days away gahhhhhh! I am so excited for the books, the authors, chatting with publishers, and hitting a few awesome places to eat in San Fran.  As close as I live to the city, I don't really go there that often.  The traffic getting in and out is such a headache that we usually stay away.  So staying there for the weekend will be a fun little treat. Plus my best friend flies in Friday morning!! YAY! :D

Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. Yay for such awesome things this week Becky :D That Pop! figure is gorgeous. <3 Yay for them finally getting Doctor Who :) I haven't seen this show yet, hih, but one day. <3 I do love pop! figures though ;p Anyway. This Monstrous Thing looks so pretty :D I hope you'll love it. <3 Happy reading sweetie :) Hope you are having an amazing weekend. And eeek! I really, really hope you will have the most amazing time at ALA :D All the books. Dies. Yay for getting your best friend next week too :) That is awesome. <3 Have the most fun :)

  2. ChristinaBookAddictJune 21, 2015 at 6:28 AM

    Awesome books! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Monstrous Thing. Enjoy ALA!

  3. That Pop Figure is adorable. This Monstrous Thing has a great cover. Great haul of books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. Love the Sherlock "Bored" t-shirt !

  5. Have a fun time at ALA! You're probably still trying to read your books from Texas so don't get overwhelmed :) Doing a book convention with a book buddy is the best way to go.

  6. I've had my eye on The Geeky Chef Cookbook. I'm pretty sure I ordered a copy for my library's collection (I better have anyway!). Sounds like a really useful and fun book.

    I hope you have a great time at ALA. I've never been though I have gone to PLA the past two times (Philadelphia and Indianapolis) since I live in Ohio. It is always cool to see authors and other librarians :)

  7. I've never heard of nerd block until just now, I'll have to check it out! You always have a great haul, but this week is exceptional. Have a great week, Becky!

  8. Great haul! This Monstrous Thing sounds really interesting so I'll be looking forward to what you think of it.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  9. Liz @ Planet PrintJune 23, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Ooh I love the sound of the Geeky Chef Cookbook! I might have to get myself a copy, I've got some free time now and want to try out lots of new recipes. Very intrigued by This Monstrous Thing as well! Happy reading (and have a great time at ALA - so jealous!).

  10. I hope you are having a fabulous time at ALA!! I love San Fran, but agree that sometimes dealing with traffic just isn't worth it. This Monstrous Thing looks really interesting and I love your new t-shirt!