Sunday, July 12, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {132}

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)

The lovelies this week: 
From trades:
Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
GAH so excited for this one. Thanks SO SO much, Britt! 

For review:
The Unquiet Past by Kelley Armstrong
The Revenge Playbook by Allen
Get Dirty by Gretchen McNeil
Don't Ever Change by M. Beth Bloom
A Sense of the Infinite by Hilary T. Smith
Another really interesting mix this week! Especially excited to check out Kelley Armstrong's newest!

Thanks to Orca Books, Library Early Reviewers,  and Harper for these! 

The Weekly Nutshell
{Tuesday} Waiting on: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
{Friday} Review + Giveaway: The Game of Love and Death 

 This week I dove headlong into the second Jackaby book, Beastly Bones, even though I have a few others that I need to read for upcoming deadlines---but I had to. I loved the first so much and I knew after finishing the absolutely beautiful Game of Love and Death, it's the only thing that would cure my book hangover! :) 
On a personal note, it was just a bad week all around---work and life just took it all out of me and I'm ready to move onto next week. :) But with it all, I am reading soooo bloody slow and not much energy to blog. Hopefully that changes soon. Surely I can do better than 3 posts a week.  Eek.

Oh, one last note.  For some strange reason, I haven't been able to comment on any Wordpress blogs! :( I haven't figured it out yet, if there even is a fix for it, but I'm so sad because there are so many lovely blogs that I love to visit that now I can't leave comments for. Hopefully I will come across a fix soon.  Anyone have any ideas on how to remedy this?? Or why it might be happening? Help!!


  1. It might be because of people's spam blockers on their wordpress blogs. Also you got some great books. Firewalker has a beautiful cover indeed.

    Grace @Books of Love

  2. Great haul this week! I read Don't Ever Change last week and enjoyed it so much. It's one of my new favorites! Have an awesome week. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Love the Firewalker cover! I got a few of these this week too.

  4. ChristinaBookAddictJuly 13, 2015 at 5:11 AM

    Ohhh! Firewalker! You have some great books here...can't wait to hear your thoughts on them. I hope you have a better week this coming week.

  5. OOH. I've been so curious about this one! It's kind of hard to know exactly what it's about from the synopsis, but you definitely make me want to read it NOW, Becky! And ohhh the setting! :D

  6. I'm so sorry your week was so bad! I hope this one is already proving to be better. :( And hopefully Beastly Bones is making things better, too?

    Firewalker is just gorgeous, right? I hope it's awesomeeee. :D

  7. Great review! I'm interested!

  8. Ahhh. Your review is gorgeous Becky :D Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about this book. <3 Ugh. I have been unsure about it. I still am. But now you have made me want it much more. Hmph. It sounds beautiful :) I'm so glad you loved it so much. <3

  9. Yay for beauitful books gotten last week :D I also have Firewalker. <3 Though I'm so disappointed by peeking at the end :p Wishing I had never done so, sigh. As I now don't want to read my ARC. Hmph. How mean. But I will read it. Because I do think I will love it lots, just.. worried. But anyway :D YAY for trading for it. <3 Fingers crossed you will love it a whole lot :) And aw, I hope this week is much better for you. Hugs. <3 Happy reading sweet girl :)