Sunday, January 29, 2017

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {180}

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 landed on my doorstep these past few weeks:
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (UK Edition)
Soooo gorgeous. I couldn't resist the newly released UK paperback!

For review:
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Also gorgeous lol. This series is up next for me and I honestly can't wait. 
The Best Kind of Magic by Crystal Cestari
Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
I got a surprise unsolicited package from Disney! So, so grateful as always, but this is my third arc of Wayfarer (a signed copy, but also a little beat up--odd lol) and Best Kind of Magic is a double for me, also. I'll find good homes for them one way or another, though! :D
The Black Tempest by Ryan Dalton
Also unsolicited---Looks interesting--I think it's a sequel, but I haven't read the first one. 
Luna Lovegood Pop Vinyl figurine!! 
Yay! I've been searching and searching for her. She is my favorite HP character ♥. So sweet, we went to a Barnes & Noble last week and after I looked through rows and rows of Pop figures in the store and I came up empty handed, I went out into the car and she was sitting in the passenger's seat. My hubby does love staging a good surprise :D

The Weekly Nutshell:

Ahh, will things finally starting winding down? It always seems like the holiday rush runs from November to end of January in my house (possibly because of all the January birthdays:D)  Hubby and I just got back from a really nice 3-day birthday getaway, and now we are back and some crazy house projects are underway. We seem to do this a lot, don't we? It seems like I'm always on here talking about some remodel project or another, haha.  Anyhow, it's fun. :)

I've just started reading Empress of a Thousand Skies and I'm really enjoying it so far! The blog tour will be rolling through in early February with my review and a fun spacey cupcake! Next up I'll be diving into Truthwitch and Windwitch and I can't tell you how excited I am---after a year of hearing such amazing things about book one. Not sure why it took me so long, considering how much I loved Susan Dennard's first series. I've also been listening to The Inventor's Secret and School for Good and Evil on audiobook---enjoying them both! 

Also this week, I finally got myself going on Instagram!! I'm still kind of bumbling around and trying to figure it all out, but if you are so inclined, I would really appreciate any follows! You can find my account HERE .

Lastly, I just watched the last episode of Sherlock, season 4. Rumored to be the last Sherlock EVER. Oh man, this was such an odd season. So much darker than they've ever been. I'm still processing it I think, but for now I just want to go back and watch the wedding episode for the 50th time to cheer myself up. :D  Did any of you watch them? If so, what did you think?

Have a wonderful week, everyone! Happy reading! :D


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