what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
It’s really hard to describe weekly events at the moment as due to lockdown I haven’t been going out much (or at all) except occasionally to pick up necessary prescriptions and shopping (though even that we have been ordering online 99% of the time). It’s a strange time to be living in…
I have been trying to keep myself occupied in my spare time by reading, gaming, watching television and whatnot. I have been re-watching Prison Break again with my other half. I had forgotten how entertaining that show was (even though it was pretty implausible haha!) Plenty of eye-candy too (especially Wentworth Miller with his oh-so-blue eyes!) 😉
I also got a fair bit of bookish merch delivered this week!
- Mo Dao Zu Shi acrylic stand (purchased from eBay and Wang Yibo acrylic stand (also from eBay): I waited ages for the Wang Yibo stand (it was a preorder) but it’s finally here – yay!!
- Pin haul – Alina and Azriel pins from Jo Painter, Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan pin from eBay, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji pins from Illogical Pins and Garrus and Fenris pins from Sartizan: I love my pins so much! Seriously, I have a serious case of pin addiction at the moment, especially MDZS/CQL themed pins!
- Disney-themed book sleeves from Book Besties UK: the fabric for these is so stunning! The photo really doesn’t do them justice…
- Postcards from Redbubble (all MDZS/CQL-themed!): Yep, more postcards – I do love a postcard haul from Redbubble!
- Buttons (CQL-themed, naturally!) from eBay: I have so many of these buttons I could make a garment out of them haha!
- The remainder of my postcard haul from Redbubble: So many awesome artists to satisfy my CQL addiction! I have another bunch I’ll be purchasing shortly…
- Neverending Story book sleeve from Book Besties UK: This was one of my favourite films as a kid so I couldn’t pass this up when it went up for preorder!
- Labyrinth book sleeve from Book Besties UK: Another firm favourite, I don’t know how many times I watched this film as a youngster so this was an auto-buy for me! The fabric is so pretty!!
On the blog:
The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence | Burn by Patrick Ness | Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Home is a Fire by Jordan Nasser | The Fire Went Wild by Jordan Nasser | This Fire Inside by Jordan Nasser | Remember the Alamo by Rain Carrington | The Principle by Rain Carrington | 33 Degrees of Separation by Rain Carrington
Trusting Him by Laura N. Andrews | Healing Him by Laura N. Andrews | Love Like We Do: Side A by Lori L. Otto | Love Like We Do: Side B by Lori L. Otto | Matriculation by Riley Meyer | Adrift in You by E.C. Jacqueline
Two Truths and a Lie by Ashley Stoyanoff | Heartside Bay by Cathy Cole | Desperately Ever After by Laura Kenyon | The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson | Will & Patrick Wake Up Married by Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths | Back to Reality by Kevin Sean
Five Dates by Amy Jo Cousins | Is It You by Tinnean | Then the Stars Fall by Brandon Witt | First Priority by Este Holland | The Capital by A.H. Lee | Lucifer’s Litigator by T.J. Nichols
Gay for Pay by T.M. Smith | London Royal by Nana Malone | Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen | Dark King by C.N. Crawford | Out by Tatum West & Beau Lake | Strings of the Muse by Kristi Ayers
The Harvest by Sara Clancy | Azaran by Jacki James | Bloodless by Rhiannon D’Averc | Prince for Sale by Caroline Gibson | A.J.’s Angel by L.A. Witt | Protecting the Heiress by Nana Malone
Hosed by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente | The Rest is Silence by Chii Rempel | The Aviary by Emily Shore | Drawn to You by Jaclyn Quinn | Forbidden Attraction by S.R. Watson | The Confectioner’s Guild by Claire Luana
Even Money by Alessandra Torre | Haka Ever After by Dahlia Donovan | The Silvers by J.A. Rock | His Miracle Baby by B.B. Hamel | His Personal Assistant by L.J. Harris | Trust Me by L.A. Witt
Taming Trouble by Jiffy Kate | Rippler by Cidney Swanson | Gravity by H.J. Bellus | I Am Not Gay by Jay Argent | Expanded Hearts by Logan Meredith | 500 Kisses by Anyta Sunday
received for review
Finding Fisher by M.J. James | Winter of the Wolf by Martha Hunt Handler | The Rebirth Saga by J.P. Cianci | Stranded by Jessica Frances | The Phoenix Embryo by Jeanne Marcella | Aura of Dawn by Morgan J. Muir