Saturday, January 30, 2016

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {154}

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)

Things of beauty:

From Trades:
This looks super cute and quirky. :)
A Salem Witch related story- told by a descendant of Cotton Mather? :D  I can't wait to read this. 

For review:
Eeee! I  adore this series, but I'll be sad to see it end.
Fairy story by one of my fave authors! This is a duplicate for me, though. 
Aaah, seriously one of my most anticipated books of this year! Also a duplicate. 
Looks creepy!
This looks fun, but eeek, tsunamis. If there's one thing I'm irrationally terrified of...
I've heard good things about this writer, but not sure this will be for me. 
This looks interesting! Sometimes I like alien stories, sometimes not, so I'm eager to try this one!
Again, not sure this will be my thing, but it looks like a heartfelt story.

Huge thanks to Harper Collins, Mary Weber, and my lovely trading partners! :D

The Weekly Nutshell:
{Wednesday} Waiting on Wednesday: Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
{Thursday} Blog Tour Review: Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

So has anyone else been wigged out by a sudden loss of blog followers? When I first saw that I'd lost nearly 40 in one night, I thought--Oh crap, who did I piss off? LOL  Then I did some digging and found that Google is behind it. I've lost nearly 300 at this point, and while I know followers are not something to obsess over, it was disheartening none the less.  Good ol' Google decided that they were going to delete anyone who used an alternate sign in to follow through GFC--whether by Twitter or Facebook or however---if it wasn't done with a google account, it was outta there.  In their statement, they say this will benefit everyone in the end, but honestly I don't see how that benefits anyone, not even them. This is not going to gain them more members--everyone who was kicked off my GFC is not going to run over and get themselves a google account just so they can follow a few blogs. So I'm not sure where the benefit of this action lies for anyone. :(   Anyhow, the point of my rant: if you happened to follow GFC with an account other than a google account in the past, I would love it if you'd like to keep following, but you'll have to follow me on Bloglovin or Twitter or some other way. I do so appreciate everyone who stops by my little corner of the internet! 

On the reading front, I'm reading an Egyptian mythology story right now called Annabeth Neverending.  It's pretty good, and I'm enjoying the Egyptian lore. I'll also be having the author on this week to share a cupcake recipe, so keep an eye out for that! I also started Heir and the Spare, which is just adorable and I'm enjoying so much! :) On the horizon is Passenger and I am, of course, excited to jump into that one. 

Happy reading, everyone! :D


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