what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
I hit two milestones this week – my 1000th post on this blog and finally finishing tidying up my older posts, fixing broken links and sorting out the formatting. It’s been a job years in the making!
When I switched over to self-hosting (way back in January 2015!) a lot of my older posts that were transferred over from my old wordpress blog did not fully transfer over correctly (I should have paid for the transfer itself but instead attempted to do it myself – never again!!) A lot of them were missing cover images, the layout of the posts were wrong, and the formatting was all wonky. It really irritated me and I knew I couldn’t live with it so I had to do something about it (and I also knew I had my work cut out for me – there were a lot of posts!)
I also went back and fixed up my posts from 2015 onward as I wasn’t all that genned up on SEO etc. back then so these posts also needed rework. It’s been a slog but well-worth it in the end. Of course, now I’m done I hardly know what to do with myself haha!
I also got some merch this week (although to be fair, when do I not?) 😉
- The Untamed buttons from Amazon marketplace, book sleeve from Book Chic Boutique: I am the biggest Lord of the Rings fan so I just couldn’t resist this stunning book sleeve!
- WangXian, The Iron Bull, and Reyes Vidal pins from Sartizan: Three of my favourite fandoms (The Untamed, Dragon Age and Mass Effect) so I couldn’t resist these beauties!
On the blog:
- [26 May] Ten Books / Series I Abandoned
- [29 May] Ten Favourite Characters from The Untamed
- [31 May] Stacking the Shelves #198
Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie | Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin Van Whye | Hideous Beauty by William Hussey
Wayward by Gregory Ashe | Out of Office by Gregory Ashe | The Pieces of Ourselves by Maggie Harcourt
Sound of Silence by Mia Kerick & Raine O’Tierney | Torn by Mia Kerick | The Silver Cord by Anonymous
The Call by Peadar O’Guilin | The Burning by Laura Bates | The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
Welcome to Heaven’s Peak by Miguel Estrada | This Crazy Love by J.H. Croix | Watcher by A.J. Eversley
Family Rules by Van Cole | Rangers of Corvan: Laoch by Kate LaMontagne | Building Love by Elaine Ashford
received for review
The Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur | Eventide by Sarah Goodman | The Boy Who Saw in Colours by Lauren Robinson