what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
Well, it’s been pretty quiet on the western front – I kinda took a two week break from blogging – hadn’t planned on it but sometimes you need to take a step back every so often to avoid blogger burnout!
It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago so I ended up getting a lot of pretty things (books included!) so it has been a good couple of weeks overall. The only problem is that it has taking flipping ages to photograph all of my latest acquisitions! *grumble* I’m never leaving it so long again… ah, who am I kidding – that’s never going to happen because I am eternally lazy and disorganised these days!! 🤣
- Wang Yibo posters from AliExpress: bit of a frivolous buy for me since I’m probably not going to display them (my other half might object lol) but ah well…
- Wangxian print from FedraArtCorner, Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian prints from Aysiadoodles: I love the shading on the Wangxian print! I am also loving the individual characters prints too.
- Sleeping Beauty and Heroines and Villains book sleeves from BookBestiesUK: These sleeves are gorgeous – the photo doesn’t do them justice as they look even better in person.
- Caraval series dust jacket sets from Moonlight Crate: The artwork is absolutely stunning – so glad I was able to snag a set!
- The Untamed acrylic stands from eBay, postcards from Redbubble: I am slowly building up my collection of these little stands and I can never resist a birthday Redbubble order!
- Ouija ‘Seen’ and Feysand pin sets from Virgovvitch, Wangxian pin from eBay, Wang Yibo ‘Bubble Tea’ keychain from KRSCentic, set of two pins from Moonlight Crate, and TGCF pin from Happipop pins: So many pins! I’m pretty much in heaven here haha!
- MXTX and ERHA charms from Tsukey, Soulmates, Together, Cute No Face pins and Wei Wuxian keychain from Its Cozy Autumn: Even more pin goodness…
- Wei Wuxian, Lan Wangji and Jiang Cheng plush pins, Wangxian bunnies, and Cute Owl pin, Wangxian keychain, Lan Wangji heart charm and other little extras from Billacookie: I am overwhelmed at all the lovely items and extras included!
- TGCF acrylic stands from eBay: I couldn’t resist these (and I’ll probably be buying more once my bank balance has recovered haha.
- Elephant necklace from OneDottyDuck: This is so sweet and I love the colours! Just a really pretty piece, for sure.
- Bracelets from ShikkuShikku: I am so glad Coco has re-opened her store! I’ve really missed her stunning jewellery designs. Classy and elegant.
- Rose & Dimka candle from Bookwormcandlescraft, resin ‘crystal’ points from Tumble and Rose: I adore Vampire Academy so this was a must-buy (I got a second one as a gift for a friend and fellow VA fan!) I had bought crystal point and then liked it so much I bought another one!
On the blog:
- [8 Jul] Authors I Own the Most Bookish Merch From
- [10 Jul] Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2020
- [11 Jul] Stacking the Shelves #201
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn | The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna | The Complete Smoke trilogy by Tanya Huff | The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant | The Last Best Hope by Una McCormack | Royal Assassin: Illustrated Edition by Robin Hobb
The Hunter by L.J. Smith | The Chase by L.J. Smith | Prom Dress by Lael Littke | Ramona and her Mother by Beverly Cleary | The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene | Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters/Seymour by J.D. Salinger | The Black Stallion mystery by Walter Farley | Summer Camp at Trebizon by Anne Digby | More of the Best: Stories For Girls by N. Gretchen Greiner | Milly-Molly-Mandy Again by Joyce Lankester Brisley
The Vow She Couldn’t Keep by Marguerite Whitehead | Change of Heart by Marguerite Whitehead | Happy Endings by Marguerite Whitehead | My Kind of Boy by Margaret Wilkinson | The Boy She Loved to Hate by Margaret Wilkinson
Campfire Chaos by K. Webster | Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall | Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales
Chasing Chance by M.E. Parker | Catching Chance by M.E. Parker | In the Middle of Somewhere by Roan Parrish
The Pied Piper by Shane Brown | When We Were Strangers by F.N. Manning | Bully & Exit by Brigham Vaughn
Her Final Words by Brianna Labuskes | Bad Idea by Max Walker | You’re the One I Want by Carrie Aarons
received for review
Sing Like No One’s Listening by Vanessa Jones | Shadow Talker by Sergei Katz | The Bachmann Family Secret by Damian Serbu
The Painted Phoenix by Sarah Kay Moll | Sweet Revenge by Tilly Keyes | The Man from Milwaukee by Rick R. Reed
The Bookweaver’s Daughter by Malavika Kannan | The Silvered Serpent by Roshani Chokshi | Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang