what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
Well, it’s been a tumultuous couple of weeks for me, lots going on despite the lockdown and the fact that normal life has continued to grind down to a halt. I’ve actually been really stressed out the last couple of weeks and my anxiety has rocketed (just when you think it has gone away it always comes back to bite you again). 🙁
I’ve had quite a bit of trouble getting and staying motivated which has really affected my blogging lately. However, I’m trying to put a pin in that and am currently doing my best to overcome this malaise.
As a result, the last couple of weeks purchases have accumulated and I have been trying to avoid cataloguing them but that just makes it get bigger (and bigger!) so it’s time to get myself in hand and woman up!!
- WandaVision Funko Pops from Game UK: I was blown away by WandaVision – it was such a good show and definitely made me even more a fan of Wanda and Vision as characters and as a pairing so I couldn’t resist these pops!
- WangXian bunnies pin by Aesthete Pins: I am loving this stunning pin (which I pre-ordered a bit ago) – it’s way more stunning in person and the photo doesn’t do it justice at all…
- Jiang Cheng pin from Aitaikuji: This pin is just so cute! I love his little grumpy face so much!!!
- Earrings from One Dotty Duck: These earrings are super-stunning – you can’t really see the colours in this photo but they really pop!
- MDZS pins from Goldfish: These pins are just so pretty! I missed out on some of their designs so I grabbed these but you better believe I will jump on the rest if they ever come back up!
- WangXian print by Gomi Sando: I actually bought this a wee while ago but it got tidied away when I was working in my spare room and I’ve only just come back across it. Isn’t it pretty?
- WangXian pins from Notvanessalee: I am in love with these pins – will definitely need to get the rest asap!
- Pre-order swag from the publisher (Cursebreakers series): I love iron on patches and this one is swell…
On the Blog:
Room 13 by T.S. Rue | Pump Up the Volume by J.S. Feliciano | 3 Tales of Terror by Bebe Faas Rice & Nicholas Adams
Mariposa Blues by Ron Koertge | The Perfect Age by Dian Curtis Regan | A Girl Named Summer by Julie Garwood | Never Stop Smiling by Jana Ellis | Lost and Found by Jana Ellis
Unlikely Partners by Linda A. Cooney | Last Chance by Linda A. Cooney | Party Girl by B.B. Calhoun | Dream On by Laura Peyton Roberts
Ten-Speed Summer by Deborah Kent | Fever by Diane Hoh | Dreams of Revenge by Elizabeth Moore | Someone Special by Terri Fields | Exchange of Hearts by Janet Quin-Harkin | Laurie’s Song by Suzanne Rand | Star Struck! by Shannon Blair
Too Many Boys by Celia Dickenson | Goodbye Forever by Barbara Conklin | Language of Love by Rosemary Vernon | The Love Hunt by Yvonne Green | Call Me Beautiful by Shannon Blair | 101 Ways to Meet Mr. Right by Janet Quin-Harkin | Two’s a Crowd by Diana Gregory
First Summer Love by Stephanie Foster | The Two of Us by Janet Quin-Harkin | Lovebirds by Janet Quin-Harkin | I Believe in You by Barbara Conklin | Kiss and Tell by Shannon Blair | Programmed for Love by Marion Crane | Wrong Kind of Boy by Shannon Blair
Loving by Francine Pascal | Love Lost by Francine Pascal | True Love by Francine Pascal | Tender Promises by Francine Pascal | Promises Broken by Francine Pascal | New Promise by Francine Pascal | Dreams of Forever by Francine Pascal | Forever and Always by Francine Pascal | Together Forever by Francine Pascal
Near & Nigh by Hailey Turner | A Crown of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner | A Vigil in the Mourning by Hailey Turner | On the Wings of War by Hailey Turner
An Echo in the Sorrow by Hailey Turner | The Shadow War by Lindsay Smith | Fake it Til You Make it by Isla Olsen | Safe Harbor by H.J. Welch
Starting from the Top by Lane Hayes | Featherbed by Annabeth Albert | Indirection by Gregory Ashe | Emmett has Never been in Love by Anyta Sunday
Jade City by Fonda Lee | Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon | Ensoulment by Nick Askew | Curse of the Dark Prince by Ariana Nash
Under My Skin by Shawntelle Madison | Better than the Best by Amabel Daniels | The Hunted by Christy Anderson | The Spy in the Silver Palace by Jordan Rivet
Slateview High by Eva Ashwood | Only the Positive by Elle Thorpe | Wonderland by Jude Ouvrard | The Ex Factor by R.J. Scott
Rising by Tamar Sloan & Heidi Catherine | Vicious Kings by Eva Ashwood | Belkin Lake by Angelique Jurd | Wrangling a Groom by D.J. Jamison
Governor by Lesli Richardson | Extra Innings by Lynn Stevens | Love is Love by Lesley Matthews | Sparrowood Academy by Angel Lawson
Mark Cooper versus America by J.A. Rock & Lisa Henry | The Ballerino and the Biker by Rebecca James | Hunted by the Past by Jami Gray | Touched by Fate by Jami Gray
A Toast to Us by Leah Meers | The Sun Always Rises by P.K. Morrison | Kings of Linwood Academy by Callie Rose | To Dance Again by Aubrey Brandon
Wicked Liars by Laura Lee | Cherry Bomb by Madelynne Ellis | The Rise of the Fairy Queen by Gemma Perfect | Trapped by Jessica Lynch
Displaced by Bridget E. Baker | Finding Fate by Keelan Storm | Sweet Obsession by Callie Rose | Safe Harbor by Jasmine Blush
Just Like Heaven by M.J. O’Shea | Things I’ll Never Say by M.J. O’Shea | Love Under Construction by M.C. Cerny | Unlovely Things by M.C. Cerny
Bad Stepbrother by Mara Leigh | Mistakes of my Past by Emily James | Bailey and the Bad Boy by R. Linda | Friend Zone by Camilla Isley
Illusions of Grandeur by Kathryn Ann Kingsley | Love Him Wild by E.M. Lindsey | Fade to Blank by C.F. White | Beginnings by Karen Tomlinson
Made of Steel by Ivy Smoak | Falling for a Rake by Eve Pendle | The Venetian and the Rum Runner by L.A. Witt | Black Cats and Bad Luck by F.N. Manning
received for review
The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He | Seeker by Suzana Thompson | Firebreak by Nicole Kornher Stace | What’s Left Unsaid by Emily Bleeker
Strong Will by Patricia Crumpler | I Do (Not) by Anni Lee | Junior Hero Blues by J.K. Pendragon | Something Borrowed by Yolande Kleinn
Relic by Bronwyn Eley | Never Say Never by Justine Manzano | Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli | Violet City by Page Morgan