Sunday, April 16, 2017

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {188}

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 goodies landed on my doorstep this week!
The Dastardly Miss Lizzie by Viola Carr
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
North of Happy by Adi Alsaid
Because You Love to Hate Me sampler
Some interesting stuff this week! I'm curious about North of Happy as I haven't heard much about it. So many awesome names on that sampler!! Plus I'm curious about the author/blogger-youtuber pairings for these stories! Including one by Whitney of Whitty Novels (who, incidentally, is also the one who traded with me for Ramona Blue! Thanks, Whitney!).

Thanks to HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury for the review copies!

The Weekly Nutshell
First off, Happy Easter to my bloggy friends who celebrate the holiday! I hope everyone is having a good weekend dying eggs and eating good food---or maybe just have a lovely day of reading and Netflix binging. ;D  Either sounds wonderful.  This week on the blog I posted my weekly WoW pick, Girl Made of Snow and Glass and it's icy gorgeous cover. Then two awesome blog tours stopped here: First We Were Four on Thursday with some author insight on that mysterious title, and on Friday, Lucy Keating's Literally made a delicious appearance that featured one of my favorite things---ice cream!! On the reading front, I'm nearly done with Umberland and it's quite a crazy ride!

But the biggest news I want to share with everyone has to do with the little project I've mentioned a few times before...I opened an etsy shop!! I mentioned a while back that I'd tried my hand at making a few book covers/sleeves/whatever you want to call them lol, and after playing with a few designs and constructions, and getting as creative as I could with them, I've finally ended up with a product that I love!  If it's something that interests you, please click over and check out my new shop! :D

Story Hero on Etsy

I just did a sort of soft opening this weekend, but if you follow me on Instagram, keep an eye out for a Grand Opening giveaway happening this coming week!

In other news, thank you all for the well wishes last week.  I am feeling much better, have one more test at the hospital coming up this week. BUT how's this for crappy luck: I just started feeling better from this "other thing" and suddenly I get slammed with allergies. And on my nice little 9-day staycation from work, too!! Booooo.
Ah, well.  Gotta roll with the punches, I guess.

Have a great week, everyone!


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