what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
Well, apart from having to work yesterday (which is why this post is a day late, FYI) it was a pretty good week overall. Managed to get out to the cinema (twice!) to see Countdown and Doctor Sleep which were both pretty good (especially Doctor Sleep).
I’ve just had a chill day today (because the weather is absolutely awful – pouring rain like you wouldn’t believe). I had a long lie, lounched about in pj’s all day (still in them, in fact!) and watched The Terminator. I had forgotten how much I love that movie (and Michael Biehn as Kyle Reese? Swoon.) I seriously had the biggest crush on him in the 90’s when I was a young teen – that man was fiiiine. Something about all that intensity… *fans self*
Ahem. Now where was I? Oh yeah, what I have been up to this week. I managed to squeeze in some time for reading as well despite being busy, busy, busy at work. I also found time to purchase bookish merch… because of course I did! 😉
- Book sleeves from Book Besties UK – I am so in love with the Final Fantasy fabric! The Beetlejuice and Sarah J. Maas sleeves are awesome too!
- Bookmarks from Happy Hello Co and pin from Swifterly – I love the Halloween-costumes on Aelin and Rowan! So super-cute. The Halloween-themed pin is absolutely stunning too.
- Grisha themed EpikPack from EpikPage and Darkling bracelet by Chique Creates – I am really impressed with the quality and amount of goodies in these packs and I love, love, love this bracelet so much!
- ACOTAR themed EpikPack from EpikPage and pin from Punky Pins – Another awesome pack and I love all the little extras! I also really love the Halloween pin – Pawltergeist indeed. 😉
On the blog:
- [29 Oct] My Favourite Spooky Reads
- [30 Oct] Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo ★★★★
- [3 Nov] Stacking the Shelves #184
weekly bookish purchases
Controlled Burn by Erin McLellan | The Story of Us by Barbara Elsborg | Edge of Forever by Barbara Elsborg | The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Normal People by Sally Rooney | Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer by Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth
Once Friends by Z.L. Arkadie | Now Lovers by Z.L. Arkadie | Taming the Shrewd by Z.L. Arkadie | Waiting on You by Z.L. Arkadie | Fair Game by Monica Murphy | Reckless Kiss by Alexis Anne
Hating the Boss by Natalie Wrye | The Darkness in the Light by Jaden Sparks | The Fated Duet by Charisse Spiers | Rules of Engagement by L.A. Witt | One Starry Knight by Carrie Lynn Thomas | Fortune’s Soldier by Sarah Luddington
Descending into Madness by Stacey Marie Brown | Beneath the Neon Moon by Theda Black | Virtuous by Marie Force | Meant to be Kept by Amelia Foster | Shadow Realms by Kelly Carrero
One Immortal by Tia Louise | Take a Chance on Me by Jaqueline Snowe | The Hitchhiker by H.J. Bellus and Kathy Coopmans | Broken Trilogy by J.L. Drake | Clutch by S.M. West | Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski
Venerable by Laura B. Martinez | The Caretaker by Dahlia Donovan | Twisted by Bonnie M. Hennessy | Bryan & Jase by A.D. Ellis | Brody & Nick by A.D. Ellis | Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez
Road to Redemption by Jo Richardson | The Lodestar of You by Amy Rae Durreson | The Spirit by D. Nichole King | Julian by Anna Katmore | Lancelot and the King by Sarah Luddington | Rhapsody for Piano & Ghost by Z.A. Maxfield
received for review
Pulse of my Heart by Jessi Noelle | The Sun Still Rises by Laura Bailo | Smoke & Dagger by Douglas Wynne | The Moon Eater by I.M. Bones | The Penmaker’s Wife by Steve Robinson | Things in Jars by Jess Kidd
In Between Days by Anne Jamison | Nightmare City by P.S. Newman | Irises in the Snow by Isabelle Adler | The Lonely Dad’s Guide to Love by Reanna Pryce | The Caretakers by Eliza Maxwell | Every Reason we Shouldn’t by Sara Fujimura