Saturday, May 5, 2012

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {2}



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 Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie's This Week in Books posts) The Weekly Nutshell will be just that...my week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts) Note: This is not a meme, but I'll be hopping around to IMMs, Stack the Shelves, Book Hauls, or whatever other book-loot sharing posts I come across!

Here's my loot for this week! It's a relatively small haul, which is kind of a relief after the past few weeks! Need some time to catch up on reading!
For Review:
The Last Princess by Galaxy Craze
Revived by Cat Patrick
Thanks to Little, Brown for these! Very excited to read both!

New on my Nook:


Timepiece by Myra McEntire

I tried and I tried to resist this when I saw it pop up on Netgalley. I failed. The first book was just too good. I had to have this. :)




The Weekly Nutshell:
Monday: Guest Review: Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Tuesday: What's New: May YA Releases & Giveaway!
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday: Splintered by A.G. Howard

It was definitely a quiet week here in Stories & Sweeties, and I apologize for that! It was a crazy, hectic week of prom preparation ( I had two of my kids going this year!), work, and a modem that decided to die on me---so I was without internet for most of the week. Even after we replaced it, my internet seems to be stuttering a bit. :( The week ended with a beautiful service for my grandma. Thank you to everyone for the words of comfort for me and my family last week. *hugs* In the week ahead I'll be catching up on lots of reading and reviewing!

Have a great week, everyone!

25 comments:

  1. I see that your shelves are getting crowded! :) Timepiece is definitely hard to resist! I haven't read Hourglass yet (still waiting for the paperback) but once I get my hands on that and Timepiece is still on netGalley I'll get it too!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  2. It may be a rather small haul, but they are amazing books! I hope you'll enjoy reading your books, Becky! Revived sounds amazing, and the cover is really pretty! <3

    I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma... stay strong! *hugs*

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog, Becky! <3

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  3. Aaargh, I'm so angry at myself for not having pre-ordered a copy of REVIVED, so I'm a bit jealous of everyone who got one this week. :D Can't wait to hear what you think of THE LAST PRINCESS, because I'm not really sure whether I want to read it. And YAY! for TIMEPIECE - hope to be able to devour it soon as well!

    Carina
    Fictional Distraction

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  4. Eeepppp!!! Revived looks so good on your shelf ;) Awesome haul! :D

    Drop by my Showcase Sunday?

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  5. I heard awesome things about The last Princess it looks amazing and I love the cover <3. I really need to buy it this summer :).
    Happy reading !

    Marie @ Ifmarybooks

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  6. Ooohh REVIVED looks awesome! (Although I think I MIGHT prefer the AU cover :P) Haven't read much about The Last Princess, but it certainly looks amazing! Looking forward to reading it :)
    ENJOY!<3

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  7. It's so hard to stay off of NG. I tried to not go on it at all this week, but caved yesterday...
    Wait --Two kids off to the prom! Oh, my! That must of been exciting and a very busy time!


    My Stacking The Shelves
    http://pnrurbanfantasyreviews.blogspot.com/

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  8. I got TIMEPIECE two weeks ago .. still haven't gotten to it yet, but I agree with you that the first one was too good to not get this one!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  9. So glad things went well for grandma.

    And totally amazed to think you have two prom age kids. You seriously don't look old enough. WOW!

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  10. Both The Last Princess and Revived look really good! The cover for Timepiece is gorgeous!

    My Stacking the Shelves post is here!

    Happy reading! :)

    Ashlee
    taleswithtea.com

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  11. Oh my Timepiece looks so good! I have to check it out!

    You had a great week! :)

    -Jessica

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  12. Oooh, The Last Princess! Really excited about that one, it sounds great! Revived looks really good too, so does Timepiece (though I still need to read Hourglass). Happy reading! :)

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  13. I am still waiting for my pre-order of Revived! The Last Princess sounds really good, enjoy! :)

    You can see what I got this week Here!

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  14. Wow, the new books look so gorgeous!

    My Post!

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  15. i'm intrigued by the last princess!! enjoy!

    My post is here:
    Sunday Shout Out

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  16. Forgotten was one of my favourite books last year, so I really can't wait to read Revived! Hope you enjoy your new books! :)

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  17. Oooh I STILL need to read Hourglass!!! And I LOVE Cat Patrick! Great books this week chick!!

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  18. AWw, Timpepiece <3 <3 I've got it too! Great haul!! Enjoy all your awesome books this week ;) :)

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  19. Revived looks like such a good read! I just read a relly positive review of Timepiece too. Hope you enjoy them all!

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  20. I got The Last Princess too! I'm digging the whole dystopian meets foreign land vibe.

    Happy reading!

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  21. Nice haul! NetGalley is just too tempting for me, so am trying to stay away...but Timepiece looks so good! Will wait until I read Hourglass though, as I don't like reading books out of order. So glad you got your internet connection back up and running, even if it is stuttering a little. And glad to hear the service for your grandmother went well. Take care!

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  22. I also got Timepiece and finished it!! <3 that book.

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  23. Oh man REVIVED! I've been wanting to read that for awhile now. You're quite lucky you got a copy! I hope you enjoy all your books. :D

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  24. Great haul Becky :) !! I can't wait to know what you think of The last Princess because this book sounds awesomand I'm very much curious about it !! Happy reading :)

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  25. Last Princess sounds pretty good and Revived is a fun read! Great haul!

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