Sunday, October 25, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {145}

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)

So, this is actually for the past two weeks. I was out of town last weekend and didn't get around to posting! 

Here's what graced my mailbox this past fortnight :)
The super gorgeous teacup is from Evelyn Skye's giveaway to introduce all the incredible characters from her upcoming YA fantasy, The Crown's Game.  I am so excited to have been one of the lucky winners!! :D
For review:
Aaaah, the covers of these are so gorgeous! I hope the story is, too! :D
Teri Brown, that's all I need to know. Loved Born of Illusion. 
Not sure this is for me, but we'll see!
This one looks so cute. Can't wait to start it. Look for my review in March for the blog tour!

Part of the reason I was out of town last weekend was for a trade show in San Francisco! I'ts Nor-Cal based and I love this one, as it's super tiny compared to ALA, but its such a great chance to really sit and chat with the publishers and see what upcoming titles they are excited for!  My most exciting treasure was Wink Poppy Midnight, which you might be able to tell from my bookmark, I'm nearly to the end of! 
Here's the YA awesomeness I acquired there...

...and some really great looking MG I'm looking forward to!

(dear readers, I'm not gonna list and link these all out---it's very late and it would take me forever.  LOL. And I have to be up early to bake cookies for a birthday party :D These pics blow up to full size if you click on them, if you need to see any closer or see the full title or author name to look them up!)

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Wednesday} Waiting on...The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
{Thursday} Review: Calvin by Martine Leavitt

This week after the trade show, we ran away to Monterey & Carmel---always a good idea. :)  Beautiful bay, gorgeous weather, and lots of yummy food.  With everything that's gone on the past few months in my life, its nice to escape and just let it roll off me a little.  But the busy days continue now that I'm back!  My grandma's 90th (!!) birthday is tomorrow and we've got a huge bash planned! And then of course there's Halloween next weekend, so I'll be sewing away (last minute as always) on my son's costume (Ash Ketchum from Pokemon lol).  

This week I read up Sweet Madness (oh, man, that is some dark, dark stuff) and immediately jumped into Wink Poppy Midnight, which I am loving. After this, I'm feeling the need for some really funny, laugh-out-loud YA, guys. Who's got a recommendation for me? :D


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