what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
I could say that the last couple of weeks have been so busy I haven’t had time to blog – but that would be a lie. Truthfully, I’ve been pretty occupied playing Cyberpunk 2077! It’s an imperfect game, buggy and unable to fully match the ambitious scope, but it is actually a lot of fun and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying myself! I have gotten a bit side-tracked with all of the (numerous) side missions but I always do in sandbox style games. 😉
Aside from that, I’ve had a few things going on in my personal life that kinda just made me want to retreat for a bit. However, I’m hoping to get back in the swing soon and what better way than to compile a STS post ((even though because I’ve left it so long it has become a bit of a beast! *grumble, grumble*)
As well as a massive book haul, I’ve also managed to amass quite a bit of merch too over the last month:
- Disney and Nessian book sleeves from Book Besties UK: I am so chuffed with both of these gorgeous sleeves! The Disney one is stunning and I adore this Nessian art by Dark and Beautiful Art!
- Yuri Katsuki Free Skate Version Nendoroid from Amazon marketplace: I finally completed my collection! I had ordered one of these already but the wrong one came so I had to send it back and re-order another which was luckily the right one this time around!
- Cloud and Aerith (Final Fantasy VII) statues from Square Enix UK: I finally caved and bought these beauties with my Christmas money! I’m so happy to have them both.
- Promptis (Final Fantasy XV) acrylic stand by Things By Rachel Huey, Yurio Pop Vinyl from Amazon: I adore this acrylic stand and was happy to add it to my collection. Plus, I was finally able to get this Yuri on Ice Pop (just one to get now but I’m doubtful I’ll get it because it’s either sold out everywhere or an astronomical price – but I’ll keep an eye out…)
- Swarovski bracelets from Shikku Shikku: I got these as part of my Christmas but ordered too late to get them in time but it was good because I still had something to look forward to getting haha!
- Dissidia Final Fantasy keychain from Square Enix UK: My other half surprised me with a couple of these for Christmas and I just had to get a couple (well, five lol) more.
- Final Fantasy pins from Polymernai: These pins are just super-adorable! I will definitely be getting more (if this Brexit malarkey ever calms down!)
- Aerith pin and keychain from Tea No Sugar, Cloud Handheld Console pin from Alchemist Candy, Noctis and Prompto keychains from Ila Barattolo: so much Final Fantasy goodness! I love them all!!
- Six of Crows art prints from A Touch of Magic Designs: I love, love, love the artist Dominique Wesson so these prints were a must-buy! How stunning are they?? 😍
- Bookish pins (including ADSOM, ACSDAL, Crsecent City, Three Dark Crowns, City of Ghosts, and Serpent and Dove) from Alyesas World: Just a small pin haul, nothing to see here, moving along… 😙
- Persona 5 pins from Pindie Gamer: These pins are so awesome! I’m totally over the moon with them!! They were even lovely and threw in a freebie heart pin too, wasn’t that awesome?
- Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan pins from eBay, Captain Yibo pin from Ravyn Ashling: I love the Captain Yibo pin so much – it’s so fetch… 😉
- Chocobros charm set from Noctglaiveart: I am in love with these! They are so vibrant and colourful…
- MDZS prints, WanRan washi tape, Victuuri keychain from Gomi Sando: So many pretty things… I can’t get enough 2HA merch and snap it up whenever I see it!
- Pin hoops from Of These Pages, Dishonered pin from Haunt Your House: I buy so many pins I need more and more pin hoops to display them! (Not that I need an excuse to buy pin hoops!)
- MDZS plush pins and MDZS keychains from Billacookie: Bit of a haul here! I just can’t resist these little cuties…
- MDZS, TGCF, and SVSSS pin sets from Billacookie, Wang Yibo pins from KRS Centic: I am so enamoured with all of these beauts!
- Lilies of Midgar and Suits and Sinners pins from FunfettiGetti: I am so happy to finally be able to purchase these Turk-themed pins (plus I couldn’t resist getting a couple of the re-release Lilies pins – hey, they have a different colour palette to the originals – I will probably get the others when I have some spare cash…) 😙
- Squall and Prompto keychains plus Cloud, Laguna, Noctis, Sephiroth, Squall, and Ignis buttons from Ginshi Art: These are so awesome! I will definitely be getting more, that’s for sure…
- Preorder swag for These Violent Delights: Yes! It finally came! I was starting to think it wouldn’t but then again with how crappy the mail has been lately…
- Wangxian and Wei Wuxian pin Illykins: These are super-cute! I am very happy with them both and can’t wait to see what new designs they release.
- Hualian stained glass and Sang Lang pins from Foxipins: The stained glass ones are so pretty! I also adore the Sang Lang one. I am in awe…
Here the Whole Time by Vitor Martins | Graceling by Kristin Cashore | Beautiful & Terrible Things by Riley Hart | The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune | The Same End by Gregory Ashe
Project Hero by Briar Prescott | Rare by Briar Prescott | Roommate by Sarina Bowen | Sheriff’s Secret by K. Webster | Kian’s Focus by Misty Walker
Hate Me by A. Jade | Cruel Prince by A. Jade | Ruthless Knight by A. Jade | Wicked Princess by A. Jade | Broken Kingdom by A. Jade
King’s Rising by C.S. Pacat | In Strange Woods by Claire Cray | Wild Sky by Zaya Feli | Primal Sin by Ariana Nash | Eternal Sin by Ariana Nash
Loose Cannon by Sidney Bell | Hard Line by Sidney Bell | Rough Trade by Sidney Bell | Bad Judgement by Sidney Bell | Bully by Chase Connor
Out in the Deep by Lane Hayes | Out in the End Zone by Lane Hayes | Out in the Offense by Lane Hayes | Angels of the Deep by Kirby Crow | Five Times My Best Friend Kissed Me by Anna Martin
Perfect Spiral by Lane Hart | Delay of Game by Lane Hart | Eligible Receivers by Lane Hart | The Best Friend by Raleigh Ruebins | The Rebel by Raleigh Ruebins
Limelight by Emily Organ | The Rookery by Emily Organ | The Maid’s Secret by Emily Organ | Lore & Lust by Karla Nikole | Silence of Winter by Avery Blake
After the Silence by Louise O’Neill | You by Caroline Kepnes | The Pembrokeshire Murders by Steve Wilkins and Jonathan Hill | Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro | Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane
Breaking the Rules by Meredith Taylor | Hot Off the Press by Meredith Taylor | Against the Tide by Meredith Taylor | Rewriting Destiny by Meredith Taylor | Swift Justice by Meredith Taylor
A Tree of Ages by Sara C. Roethle | Laurent and the Beast by K.A. Merikan | Eye of the Wolf by A.E. Rayne | Fish Boy by Victoria Hyder | Backwoods Beast Claire Cray
Ballbuster by Lane Hart | Blurred Lines by Mackenzie Lane | Home Run by Cole Bates | The Guy from Glamour by Skylar M. Cates | Down Deep by Virna DePaul
Elvish by S.G. Prince | The Reijorling by Leona Windwalker | Fairy-Struck by Amy Sumida | The Husband Mission by Regina Scott | House of Closed Doors by Jane Steen
With Your Rock Out by Zach Jenkins | The Good Boy by Lisa Henry & J.A. Rock | Release Me by Aria Grayson | Hard Truths by Alex Whitehall | The Hold Out by Mickey Miller
Stolen by S.L. Davies | Working Out the Kinks by Misha Horne | Deadly Connections by Renée Parish | Off the Record by Madelynne Ellis | Small City Heart by Van Cole
Out to Win by Nora Phoenix | Turn the Page by Roseanne Beck | Wanderlust by Lauren Blakely | Embracing Her Heart by Melissa Foster | Titanic by I.D. Johnson
Love Him Breathless by E.M. Lindsey | Realigned by Becca Seymour | Afterburn by E. Davies | Valor on the Move by Keira Andrews | The Road Ahead by Miles Camp
Boyfriends Maybe by Brea Alepoú | The Hawk Soul by Amy Sumida | Where Forever Started by Barbara Elsborg | By Degrees by J.B. McDonald | Saving Darknight by Lou Sylvre
Not One of Us by Debbie Herbert | Loved You Once by Claudia Burgoa | An Eye for an Eye by Carol Wyer | The Fall and Rise of Peter Stoller by M. Pepper Langlinais | Years of Silence by J.K. Jones
To Live Again Wilde’s by L.A. Witt | Theirs For a Night by Katee Robert | Danny & Jude by Ali Ryecart | Totally Trucked by B.J. Blakely | Stranded by Jessica Frances
received for review
A Conventigle of Magpies by L.M.R. Clarke | The First Man by Alex Kelly | The Killing Plot by Tahnee Perry | Penumbra by Dan Ackerman | Replaced Parts by Stephanie Hansen
The Lost Brother by Susanna Beard | The Thin Place by C.D. Major | Say You Love Me by E.R. Whyte | Sawyer by M. Tasia | Tam Lin by T.J. Deschamps