what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
December sure has been a quick month, hasn’t it? I meant to step up my blogging game but that really didn’t happen (no excuses, I’ve been totally dropping the ball haha!)
The biggest thing to happen this month was of course Christmas, though it came and left with more of a whimper than a bang this year. You get used to all the Christmas preparation: shopping excursions, nights out etc. There was none of that this year. Everything was pretty much purchased online except for a couple of things I needed to get from the supermarket (and even that was mostly online deliveries as well). It’s been a very strange ending to an overall strange and crappy year, by and bye.
I’m a couple of days late with this post (or a couple of days early depending on how you look at it) but I’m cutting myself some slack here since it’s Christmas (or was) and all that… 😉
Anyhoo, here is the merch I acquired this last month:
- Postcards from Redbubble, TGCF and MDZS pins from Notvanessalee and Yuri on Ice pins from The Painted Doodles: My other MDZS/TGCF pins finally came (I totally spaced on being able to upgrade the postage to get them quicker – it only cost a little bit extra too *grumble, grumble* – I got the other set ages ago!!) I’m loving the YOI pins too!!
- Nier Automata pin and Persona 5 keychain from Ginger Pins & Designs, Cloud from Final Fantasy VII: Remake from And Vengeance For All: I’m so in love with the awesome Cloud pin (my boi!!) and I also adore the Nier Automata pin and P5 keychain.
- 2HA acrylic stands from AliExpress: I am here for all the acrylic stand goodness (and there is not nearly enough 2HA merch out there so when I see it, I snap it up!!)
- Art prints from A Touch of Magic Designs: I am loving all of these awesome prints (and I was lucky to have ordered early enough to get the bonus print too which might just be my favourite!)
- Art print from A Touch of Magic Designs, 2HA bookmark and stickers by Gomi Sando: So happy to have found more 2HA merch! I am also loving the Kaz and Inez print.
- Lantern pin from Sartizan, Bingpup pin from FoxiPins, 2HA and MDZS pins from Cytaoplasm, MDZS pins an keychains from Billacookie: I am so over the moon with all of these awesome pins (and keychains too!)
- Final Fantasy VII and VIII pins from Pindie Gamer, Final Fantasy XII pin from Jeileen Art, Zack from Final Fantasy VII pin from Fiveonthe and Dragon pin from Swiftterly: So many awesome pins – I love them all!!
- MDZS plushies, blind box MDZS chibi figures from Aitaikuji, The Untamed DVD set and special edition soundtrack (Christmas gifts from my partner): I technically got all these for Christmas but I couldn’t resist including them all here!
- Prompto from Final Fantasy XV acrylic stand by Things By Rachel Huey, Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy XV pins by Fiveonthe and Banana Fish pins from Bogigrell Anime Art: I am so happy with all of these (look how cute Prompto is with his Chocobos!!)
On the blog:
Deadly Education by Naomi Novik | How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black | Master of One by Jaida Jones & Dani Bennett
The Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige | How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black | The Cousins by Karen M. McManus
Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 3 | Final Fantasy VII: On the Way to a Smile by Kazushige Nojima
The Blueprint by S.E. Harmon | A Deeper Blue by S.E. Harmon | Enemies Like You by Annika Martin & Joanna Chambers | Until September by Chris Scully | Back to You by Chris Scully
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas | The Wicked King by Holly Black | The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black | Reign of Darkness by Ariana Nash | Winging It by Ashlyn Kane & Morgan James
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty | The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty | The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty | All the Love in the World by Karina Halle | Came Back Haunted by Karina Halle
P.S. I Spook You by S.E, Harmon | Principles of Spookology by S.E. Harmon | Spooky Business by S.E. Harmon | Resisting Rein by M.E. Parker
Jackdaw by K.J. Charles | Rag and Bone by K.J. Charles | Think of England by K.J. Charles | Band Sinister by K.J. Charles | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire | Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire | Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire | In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire | Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
Between Sinners and Saints by Marie Sexton | The Weeping Lore by Gregory Ashe | To Touch the Light by E.M. Lindsey | First Impressions by Jay Hogan | Speed Dating the Boss by Sue Brown
Dancing in the Dark by H.M. Wolfe & Evera Ellis | Secret Light by Z.A. Maxfield | Marked by Fire by Mia West | Lessons in Love by Charlie Cochrane | Lessons in Power by Charlie Cochrane
Rescued by Love by Kimberly Hunter | The Dantone Project by Jon De’lisle | Going Under by Kade Boehme | Sweet Home by Joseph Zuko | In Case of Emergency by Keira Andrews
A Cop for Christmas by Jamie Fessenden | A Viking for Yule by Jamie Fessenden | Curious by R.G. Alexander | Saving Jason by K.C. Wells | My Christmas Spirit by K.C. Wells
Hard and Reckless by Victoria Ashley | Strung by Victoria Ashley | Sex Material by Victoria Ashley | Thrust by Victoria Ashley | The V Card by Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente
My Leading Man by Harper Logan | Long Shot by Harper Logan | Nick & Kyle by M.A. Innes | The Christmas Lights Battle by Skylar M. Cates | My Own Turley by Ana Cory
Filthy Rich Boys by C.M. Stunich | Mr Naughty List by Leta Blake | Good as Gold by T.J. Land | Real Fake Husband by Lily Light | The Cul-de-Sac by B.J. Irons
TCS: The Studio by Mike E. Galloway | TCS: Into Summer by Mike E. Galloway | Hometown Christmas by Garrett Leigh | The Good Game by Kay David | Willow Under Water by Salem Fitzgerald
Bloodline by Jess Lourey | Work-Love Balance by Allison Temple | Serenade Me by Ian Finn | The Mother of All Things by Gabriel Blake | Four Darks by Alex Vogel
The Road Home by L.A. Witt | Bring Me Edelweiss by Kyle Baxter | Mistletoe in the Marigny by Kyle Baxter | Bad Habits by Richard Manley | The Driver by Heidi Austin
received for review
Strange Fortune by Josh Lanyon | The Voyages of Trueblood Gay by Suanne Laqueur | Love Logan by Tilly Keyes | The Prince and the Thief by P.S. Scott | A Little Fairy Dust by Mell Eight
Murder Notes by Lisa Renee Jones | Murder Girl by Lisa Renee Jones | Love Me Dead by Lisa Renee Jones | When He’s Dirty by Lisa Renee Jones | Dustborn by Erin Bowman
For All She Knows by Jamie Beck | The Descent of the Drowned by Ana Lal Din | Ghost Town Girl by Debra Cunningham | Her Turn by Allison Jones | Vasilisa by Julie Mathison