Sunday, July 31, 2016

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {169}

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)

Here's what's landed on my doorstep these last two weeks!
For review:
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles
This looks really good and getting good reviews already!
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
One of my most anticipated for next year! And so gorgeous!
Unnatural Deeds by Cyn Balog
Love the sound of this and I've enjoyed this author before. 
Rebellion of Thieves by Kekla Magoon
Cute middle grade Robin Hood-style adventure!
Vicarious by Paula Stokes
A Sci-fi sister story--looks good!
Beastly Bones by William Ritter
Eeeee,  I adore this series so much!!
I've read the first few chapters and love the humor and main character already!

From trades:
A Most Magical Girl by Karen Foxlee
Victorian England, magic, mystery, and friendship! Love the sound of this one!
The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson
I hear this one is super cute! And how can I pass up a book that promises Doctor Who references!

So many thanks to Bloomsbury, Tor, Sourcebooks, and Algonquin for these! And to my wonderful trading buddies! :D

The Weekly Nutshell
recent posts:
Waiting on Wednesday: The Last Magician
Love Charms and Other Catastrophes Review + Giveaway
Waiting on Wednesday: Bad Blood
Never Missing, Never Found Blog Tour Giveaway

So, guys, I am STILL reading Nevernight. Work and family and LIFE has just been nuts lately and this is not (at least not for me) a quick paced read to begin with. But as it's gotten more to the middle, I'm enjoying it a more. It was definitely touch and go for a while through the beginning though. And it's hard when there are so many books that I want to be reading right now!! Eeek.  
Another things taking up my time--my daughter and I are binge watching American Horror Story on Netflix.  We're just starting the fourth season, Freak Show. I'm so hooked into the various story lines and characters but UGH guys, I am such a wimp about gore. I seriously only see about 1/3 of the show..the rest I've got my eyes closed LOL. It's so bloody BLOODY!! 
So who among you all are reading the new Harry Potter right this minute? :) I'm not. And actually I'm not 100% sure I will. At least not for a while, until the hype dies down a bit and I hear with absolute certainty that it lives up to it's predecessors and shouldn't be missed. So let me know if you've read it and what you think please! 

Happy reading, all! :D


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