what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
Wow, the last couple of weeks have totally flown by! I had so much I wanted to get done but didn’t get round to any of it, which kinda sucks but never mind! I’m sure I’ll get to it eventually. 😉
Apart from stressing about all the things I’ve neglected to do, it’s been a quiet couple of weeks. I spent most of the the last fortnight catching up on my reading and trying to tackle my ever-increasing TBR pile (somewhat successfully!)
I was super-happy to hear that the Mass Effect trilogy is getting a remaster – and that this was announced on N7 Day! I will be looking forward to replaying one of my all-time favourite series in ultra HD!!
How awesome is this?!?! I am so stoked – 2021 cannot come soon enough (to be honest, the sooner 2020 is over, the better).
I also managed to find the time to acquire some bookish and gaming merch (nothing stops me from shopping lol):
- The Untamed Night Sky edition set and Cloud Lotus pins from KRS Centic: These pins are so beautiful – the photo does not do them justice at all.
- Diamond BingQiu and Diamond MoShang pins from Not Vanessa Lee, Legend of Fei, Wangxian day and night set pins from eBay, : I adore these pins and I’m so glad Vanessa opened up another round of pre-orders. I also got the Wangxian and Hulian ones (ordered separately) but they haven’t arrived yet.
- MDZS bunnies set from How Petals Fall: These bunny pins (representing Lan Wangji, Wei Wuxian, Wangxian and Nie Huaisang) are just so super-adorable, I can’t even…
- Official MDZS pins from Kaze (sourced from Aitaikuji and eBay), Wangxian pin from eBay: I am loving these pins! They are so pretty I just can’t stop looking at them!
- Aerith and Yuna Final Fantasy pins from Jeileen Art, Cloud (FF7) and Joker (Persona 5) pins from Ginger Pins and Designs: Some pre-orders arrived this week and they are awesome!! I also was able to snag this variant Joker when the shop was having a sale – so pleased with him!
- Autumn pin set from Stacey McEvoy Caunt, Cruel Prince and Honey Bee pins from That’s Lovely Dear Shop: I am loving these Halloween-themed pins and I’ve had my eye on the Cruel Prince and Honey Bee pins for ages.
- Yuri on Ice pin set from Bogigrell Anime Art, Victor Nikiforov Funko Pop from Amazon: I am over the moon with these Yuri on Ice pins (and I couldn’t resist getting the Funko when I saw it!)
On the blog:
The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons | How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black | Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin | The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue | It’s A Dodger’s Life by Jack Wild
Kiss the Fae by Natalia Jaster | Slippery Creatures by K.J. Charles | The Sugared Game by K.J. Charles | If We Were Us by K.L. Walther | 23 by Brittany Cournoyer | Omake by Karin Lowachee
Better than Chance by Lane Hayes | Better than Friends by Lane Hayes | Starting from Scratch by Lane Hayes | Starting from Here by Lane Hayes | A Guy Walks Into my Bar by Lauren Blakely | One Night Only by Lauren Blakely
The Other Man by D. Breeze | Truth of the Matter by Jamie Beck | The Strange Adventures of H by Sarah Burton | The Ghost and Charlie Muir by Felice Stevens | Fair Isn’t Life by Kaje Harper | Just Friends by Saxon James
I Stole His Car by Jessica Frances | I Knocked Him Out by Jessica Frances | I Burned Down His House by Jessica Frances | I Blackmailed Her Brother by Jessica Frances | I Poisoned Her Coworkers by Jessica Frances | I Stalked Him Back by Jessica Frances
The Only Man by D. Breeze | Falling by M.J. Greenway | Believe in Me by Amy Sparling | Believe in Love by Amy Sparling | Ticket to Forever by Lizabeth Scott | Violence and Lavender by Rylan John Cavell
Love on Site by Neil Plakcy | Love on Stage by Neil Plakcy | Love on the Web by Neil Plakcy | Hidden by Megg Jensen | Hunted by Megg Jensen | Retribution by Megg Jensen
Kiss Me Like This by Bella Andre | Even the Moon has Scars by Steph Campbell | Batter Up by Robyn Neeley | A Girl’s Tale by K.M. Shea | Fight For Freedom by K.M. Shea | Demon’s Blood by Shari Sakurai
Irons in the Fire by Lyra Evans | Rumor Has It by R.H. Tucker | Guarding His Fortunes by Jaylen Florian | Securing Caite by Susan Stoker | Open House by Katie Sise | Black Water by N.L. McFarland
Inked in Blood by K. Evan Coles & Brigham Vaughn | Operation Makeover by D.J. Jamison | Storm by Carian Cole | The Dark Ones by Rachel Van Dyken | Steamborn by Eric R. Asher | Two Seals and their Hostage by Kaydee Robins
Let’s Just Be Friends by Camilla Isley | My Best Friend’s Boyfriend by Camilla Isley | The Twelfth Knight by Victoria Sue | Dark Angel by Marcelo Teixeira | Transformation by Kim Fielding | Roseblood by Emily Shore
The Dance by Kim Fielding | Dei Ex Machina by Kim Fielding | Inheritance by Lissa Kasey | Realm of Knights by Jennifer Anne Davis | The Homecoming by Terri Jones | Super Humans by T. M. Franklin
Forsaken by E.M. Lindsey | Fling by Jaylen Florian | My Anti Valentine by D.J. Jamison | Maybe This Time by Lauren Blakely | The Children of God by Raymond E. Dosstter | Marked by Death by Kaje Harper
received for review
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie | Possession by Katie Lowe | The Happy List by Briar Prescott | The Haunting of Beatrix Greene by Rachel Hawkins, Ash Parsons & Vicky Alvear Shecter | Ofelia by Martyn Stanley | Empress in Disguise by Amanda Roberts & Zoey Gong