Sunday, May 17, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {127}

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)

Mailbox goodies:)
Until the Beginning by Amy Plum
First book ended on a such a cliffhanger--looking forward to seeing what happened!
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
I haven't had a chance to read this author, but I've heard good things!
Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider
 This looks really good! Also an author I haven't read yet.

Many thanks to Harper Collins for these! 



The Weekly Nutshell
{Friday}Review & Giveaway: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Well I was still sick for most of this week, but I think I've finally kicked this cold. :) Feeling much better now.  Still reading Rook---its not a fast read by any means, but its really good.  I did need an alternate read for when I was in the mood for something light-hearted (something Rook is definitely not lol) so I started Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures also. Had a lovely Mother's Day despite still being sniffly! Lots of Doctor Who gifts (hehe, my kids know me so well!) and a trip to Bouchon Bakery for some super yummy pastries and cookies. 

Hope you're all reading something fabulous this week! :D

 

10 comments :

  1. Glad you're feeling better, Becky! We are book twins with Extraordinary Means - but with different covers! :)

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  2. ChristinaBookAddictMay 17, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    I'm glad you are starting to feel better. I also received Until the Beginning...but I haven't read book one! I am very interested in Fill in Boyfriend. I've read one of her novels last year and it was a lot of fun...perfect for summertime. Enjoy your books!

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  3. I'm not a big fan of contemporaries, but The fill-in boyfriend was so good. Banter and some depth, with great character development :) I love the cover from Extraordinary means. Good to hear you are feeling better and that your children spoiled you :D

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  4. Glad you are starting to feel better. I hope you love all of your new books.


    Grace @ Books of Love

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  5. Ooh, I want all three of those so badly! I hope you love them all! :D

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  6. Great haul this week! I can't wait to read Extraordinary Means. Plus the finished copy looks so gorgeous! Happy reading and I'm glad you're feeling better. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  7. Some pretty books this week sweetie :D Yay for Until the Beginning. <3 I have it too, but haven't read book one yet, lol. Soon :D I hope you'll love this sequel. <3 And all the other books :) YAY for feeling better! That is awesome :) I have just gotten a cold, ugh, so I'm feeling pretty awful. It sucks. But glad you are better :) I did love Rook, four stars. But yeah. It was huge. And slow. Yay for Pip :D I hope you love it. <3 I must read it soon. So gorgeous. Happy reading sweetie. <3 Hope you'll have an amazing upcoming week :)

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  8. I'm glad you're feeling better now. I've been wanting to read Rook, too. And it's always great finding books by authors you haven't read yet.

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  9. I'm sorry you were ill! But it sounds like you had a lovely Mother's Day, how wonderful!... Great books this week - the cover to Extraordinary Means is amazing!!!

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  10. I'm glad you're feeling better! I really enjoyed Extraordinary Means, I can't wait to see what you thought of it.

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