Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {109}

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)

Here's what came through my mailbox this week!
 Purchased:
I ♥♥♥ this series!! 

For review: 

It was just a week of outstanding covers in my house! :D


 The Weekly Nutshell 

Well, not much going on around here, as I warned at the beginning of the month!  But sadly not as much NaNo writing as I'd like going on either! Kids, work, the daily stuff---some stuff just can't be put on hold lol. What is great is that my daughter, seeing her mama writing has gotten her in the mood to write again and I love that. :)

I finished reading Darkest Part of the Forest this week. My review won't be up until closer to publication, but I will say it was good, but didn't 100% grab me.  I had to put off starting Winterspell  because of a few other deadlines, but I did start This Shattered World, another book that I am super excited to read! 

We went to see Big Hero 6 this week and I loved that movie so much!! It was funny and sad and exciting and, oh man, such great Halloween costume potential! :D  Has anyone else seen it? Please tell me I'm not the only one that cried at the film short before the movie.  That was just the cutest, sweetest thing.  We also finally saw The Maze Runner, which was really intense and a great story, but my hubby tells me some really key elements of the story were left out so now I want to read the books!

Have a great week everyone!

 

8 comments :

  1. I really want to read Love, Lucy. Sounds so good! The Year of the Rat got great reviews when it was released over here. I love the US cover - so pretty!


    I got off to a good start with NaNo but now I have fallen behind! Not a good writing week! :(

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  2. Pretty books this week. <3 I hope you love them all sweetie :D Happy reading. <3 And aw. I'm sorry you didn't fully love Darkest Part of the Forest :\ I'm excited about it, but don't think I will love it either :p would love to be surprised, though :) But aw. Hope you start Winterspell soon :D YAY! Big Hero 6. <3 I want to see it so badly. So happy you loved it :D Not here until end of January :p Grrr. How mean, lol. Anyway. Hope you have an amazing week Becky. <3

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  3. Waistcoats & Weaponry. I really need to read the second book.


    Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. ChristinaBookAddictNovember 16, 2014 at 5:22 AM

    Ahhh! Love, Lucy! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on that one. I think it sounds pretty cute and the cover is adorable! Good luck with Nano!

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  5. Ahh! You got an arc of Love, Lucy!!! I'm so jealous Becky! Ever since I saw the cover earlier this year, I knew I had to read it as soon as it's release! I can't wait for your review :)

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  6. I'm waiting for my copy of Waistcoats and Weaponry. It is a fun series. Happy reads.

    here's my sts:

    http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2014/11/stacking-shelves-111514.html

    AND, if you like Jane Austen, feel free to check out my Pemberley Ball virtual book event here:

    http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/2014/11/pemberley-ball-2014-schedule.html

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  7. I'm excited ot see your review of Darkest Part of the Forest, Becky! Me and my kids loved Big Hero 6, I'm glad you liked it too.

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