Sunday, October 5, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {105}

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 that...my week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts)

 Lots of fun surprises on my doorstep this week!
Purchased:
I've been dying to get my hands on this one!

From publishers


Many thanks to Macmillian for the review copies and to Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins for the gorgeous finished copies!!  

The weekly nutshell:
{Tuesday} What's New October YA Releases & Giveaway
{Wednesday} The Fall Blog Tour Review + Giveaway 
{Friday} Review: Gates of Thread and Stone

LOL, this post was suppose to be up way earlier. I got distracted looking at Gail Carriger's site and twitter and her awesome vintage fashion. And then I had to preorder her new Finishing School book---totally forgot I was in the middle of writing this post! :D  Darn internet---so distracting. 
So this week was so blessedly calm. Yay again for October at last. ;) I finished reading Illusions of Fate, breezed through Chasing Power (loved it, Sarah Beth Durst never lets me down! :D) and I'm deciding between starting The Opal Crown, Blackfin Sky, Winterspell, or Cure for Dreaming.  Any votes??  


 Have a great week, everyone!

11 comments :

  1. Ohhh my gosh! You have In A Handful of Dust?! YESSSS. That on looks amazing and after the first, I am just so so freakishly excited for it! ^-^ I hope it's as good as I've mentally hyped myself up for it. xD haha! My Stacking the Shelves!

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  2. ChristinaBookAddictOctober 5, 2014 at 4:59 AM

    Awesome books! I also got Black Ice and am looking forward to starting that one. I am hoping to read Cure for Dreaming this coming week, so I vote you read that book next…sounds perfect for the month of Halloween!

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  3. Well, I haven't read any of your choices but I would say Winterspell for the cover alone.

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  4. Awesome haul of books this week. I hope you love all the new goodies you got this week.


    Grace @ Books of Love

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  5. I am SO JEALOUS of you getting finished copies from HarperCollins. <3 sobs. Wishing I lived in America, hiiih. But anyway. Lots of gorgeous :D I did love The Fall & Stray, like you also did, hih. <3 READ WINTERSPELL. And then The Cure for Dreaming. Both are PEEERFECT. <3 And yay for Macmillan ARCs :D So excited for those books. <3 happy reading Becky :)

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  6. I finished Black Ice this week and it was really good! Great haul!

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  7. I LOVED Not a drop to drink & In a handful of dust. Great dystopian books :) Happy reading! I really want to read Winterspell, but I finished The cure for dreaming today and I highly recommend it. Perfect book for October!

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  8. Hahaha, the internet really can be so distracting! I do that all the time when I'm writing posts. :) YAY you got Storm Siren! I hope you loooove it! I love nothing more than getting finished copies from HarperCollins. They're so preetty and they make my shelves prettier. :)

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  9. Just found this blog and I love it! I love cupcakes too! I vote for Blackfin Sky! I am going off of an amazing title, cover and summary only as I have never read it! But I think I will now!

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  10. Awesome new additions to your shelves!! I really loved Storm Siren! It was different and had a strong MC and it wasn't all about romance. :)

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  11. I'm excited to read both Black Ice and The Fall. I've heard great things about Not a Drop to Drink, but I just don't think it is the book for me. I may give it a try still...sometime. Great haul this week. Happy reading!

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