what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
This week was the UK release of Wayward Son (though I already bought the eBook when it released a week earlier). I finally got my special Waterstones edition with floral-sprayed edge and signed by Rainbow Rowell herself! I was so happy to finally have a physical copy (I’ve got a US edition coming soon as well – though this one isn’t signed). I reviewed the book last week and posited that a follow-up was likely (I had a hunch) and I was proven right because the third book Any Way the Wind Blows was announced a couple of days ago! I am so happy!
I went to see The Goldfinch on Thursday (though I haven’t read the book yet). I rather enjoyed it but it was a looooong film – be prepared for a numb ass afterwards! We were planning to go see Joker on Saturday but didn’t feel like it once we got up (the weather didn’t help – it had been lashing it down all day). So we decided to go today instead. Not sure what I thought of it, to be honest (and not sure if anyone could top Heath Ledger’s iconic performance).
Apart from that, nothing much else going on this week. Got some cool bookish merchandise in the mail (I love buying the merch almost as much as buying and reading the books!)
Bookmarks from Jessica Jade Designs (insta: @jessjadedesigns); some signed and personalised bookmarks from Natalia Jaster (insta: @nataliajaster) who was so lovely to send to me after taking part in a cover reveal for Tempt – the third book in her Selfish Myths series; buttons and art from Dae After Tomorrow (insta: @dae_lightt)
Embers of Memory game by Kuro released by Osprey Games (insta: @ospreygames) with art by Coralie Jubénot (insta: @merwildandco) – I also got the pre-order poster a few weeks back but it was too big to include in the photo!
Book Sleeves by Book Besties UK (insta: @bookbestiesuk); pin from Illumicrate & Fable and Black’s Monthly Pin Club (insta: @illumicrate and @fableandblack); pins from Iron and Ink Designs (insta: @ironandinkdesigns)
Simon and Baz Bookmark from Bazzle Dazzle Drawings (insta: @bazzledazzledrawings) – this was originally a double-sided laminated bookmark but it must have split sometime during shipping (ah well, two bookmarks it is!)
Bookmarks from Till and Dill (insta: @tillanddill) – I love their bookmarks!
However, in spite of the fact I had a pretty good blogging week last week, I’ve totally fallen by the wayside again this week. I’ve just lacked motivation so I’m my own worst enemy lately…
on the blog:
weekly bookish purchases
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky | Across the Great Barrier by Patricia C. Wrede | To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo | The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater | Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
The Puzzle of You by Leah Mercer | Fake Boyfriend Breakaways by Eden Finley | In With the Tide by Charlee James | Shadow of the Rogue by Quinn Dallas | The Replacement by Christine Kelsey & Cassie James
The One Who Got Away by Roni Loren | Tempting Levi by Jules Barnard | A Change in Tide by Freya Barker | Wingman by Katie McCoy | Don’t Forget Me by Judy Corry
Reclaim by Marley Valentine | Picture Perfect by Emily C. Reynolds | Easy Love by Kristen Proby | Saving Liam by D.P. Denman | The Well by Marie Sexton
Soft Hands by Van Cole | The Answers Are in the Forest by Katie Kaleski | Uncle of the Groom by Corey D. Smith | Shine & Shimmer by Sharie L. Tapscott | Single Dad’s Waitress by Amelia Wilde
These Violent Delights by Jess Whitecroft | Winning Wyatt by Jacie Floyd | Lovers by Fiona Cole | If I Break: the Complete Series by Portia Moore | My Vicious Demise by Shana Vanterpool
Some Like it Charming by Megan Bryce | Torch by Roxie Noir | Beginning Meets the End by Joseph Feliciano | Forever, Please by Emma Deux | For the Living by L.A. Witt
Euro Tripped by Sally Bryan The Bonds that Bind Us by Stephanie Johnson | A Court for Thieves by Morgan Rice | When Love Wins by Sherryl D. Hancock | Forfeit by Lydia Michaels & Allyson Young
Fallen for You by Carlie Sexton | Into the Fae by Quinn Loftis | In My Dreams by Cameo Renae | Wraith by Edie Claire | Work in Progress by B.J. Harvey
Off Limits by Sawyer Bennett | Doctrine of Indecency: 18 Coveted Tales of Lust by Kat Mizera et al | Beautiful Chaos by Alex Tully | Duce by Kai Tyler
Charon’s Quest by Eva Pohler | Rushed by Nicole S. Goodin | Cruz by H.J. Bellus | Jag by H.J. Bellus | Trick by H.J. Bellus
Blind Sided by Van Cole | Monster Academy for the Magical by Jessica Sorensen | The Royal Companion by Tanya Bird | Where Willows Won’t Grow by Lia Black | Worthy by Lia Black
Manik by Amo Jones | Coexistence by Clare Solomon | The Wrath of Cain by Kathy Coopmans | Hating the Boss by Kristen Granata | Letter for a Dead God by Alyssa Love
Obsession by S.E. Foster | Unexpected Christmas by S.E. Foster | Fractured by S.E. Foster | Redemption by S.E. Foster | Vengeance by S.E. Foster
Maverick by C.M. Allen | Inevitable by Sienna Sway | Truck Stop Tango by Krissy Daniels | The Hate Vow by Nicole French | The Novel Approach by Heather Guimond
Bad Boy Next Door by Mara Leigh | Don’t Be Afraid by C.A. Harms | Rent-A-Boyfriend by Celia Fay | And Then the Darkness Came by Agata Suchocka | Gate of Air by Resa Nelson
Tonight by Karen Stivali | Vision Quest by A.F. Henley & Kelly Wyre | It Takes a Spy by Sheridan Jeane | Club Secrets and Whispers by S.E. Foster | My Christmas Fiancé by Serenity Woods
received for review
The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee | Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan | The Rain Belongs Here by Julie Rogers | The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer | Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson