Saturday, January 3, 2015

{ Something Old, Something New } January 2015

New for 2015, I am proud to present my latest just-for-fun idea to help me focus on the new releases in my TBR pile and also hand-pick some older books that I've been meaning to read. I call it...

(I'm hoping down the road when I have more time to read I can add in the "something borrowed" and "something blue"... but for now, when I'm lucky to read 2 books a month, it's just "old" and "new".)

On my reading list for January 2015 is...

{ Something Old }

Unnatural Creatures
by various authors; stories selected by Neil Gaiman

Release date: April 23, 2013
Available as: hardcover, paperback, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 462
Publisher: Harper Collins
Suggested tags: young adult, short stories, fantasy

From Goodreads:
"Unnatural Creatures is a collection of short stories about the fantastical things that exist only in our minds—collected and introduced by beloved New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.

The sixteen stories gathered by Gaiman, winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards, range from the whimsical to the terrifying. The magical creatures range from werewolves to sunbirds to beings never before classified. E. Nesbit, Diana Wynne Jones, Gahan Wilson, and other literary luminaries contribute to the anthology.

Sales of
Unnatural Creatures benefit 826DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students in their creative and expository writing, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write."

{ Something New }

Tear You Apart
by Sarah Cross

Expected release date: January 27, 2015
Available as: hardcover, Kindle edition, ebook
Pages: 384
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Suggested tags: young adult, fantasy, fairy tales

Part of the Beau Rivage series. From Goodreads:
"An edgy fairy tale retelling of "Snow White" set in the world of Kill Me Softly for fans of Once Upon a Time and Grimm.

Faced with a possible loophole to her "Snow White" curse, Viv goes underground, literally, to find the prince who's fated to rescue her. But is life safe in the Underworld worth the price of sacrficing the love that might kill her?

Look for my reviews for these books coming soon to the Book Nook!


  1. This is such a fun idea, and I love the button you made! :) Would you mind if I join in, too? (Giving credit to you, of course, and linking back to your blog when I post about it!) I'm in need of a little motivation to read "something old" more often, in addition to "something new."

    Let me know if that would be all right! You have such creative features here on your blog. :)

    Happy New Year!


    1. I would LOVE to have you join in! :) I just edited the { Something Old, Something New } page to include a button code at the bottom:
      Please feel free to use the button or post and link back however you wish! I'll link to your post in my { Something Old, Something New } post at the end of the month too! I'm so excited to see your picks! :D

      Thanks so much for the kind words! I love coming up with new features for my blog but I'm never sure if anyone else will think they're fun, so it's really nice to hear that you do too! :)

    2. Oh, awesome - thanks so much for taking the time to set up a separate page and allowing others to join in the fun! :) I'll leave comments with my links on the challenge page.

      And you're very welcome! Your blog design is adorable, and I've admired your creative ideas and well-organized posts. Keep up the great work! :)


  2. No worries. I do believe it was a mistake that you did not intend to use without permission. Thank you for dealing with it so quickly. I've removed the previous comments so not to clutter up your comments section with things not to do with the page itself. Feel free to remove this once to once read if you like.

    1. It was definitely a mistake and I feel bad it happened. Thank you for being understanding. I'll delete these. :)