what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
This week has been a bit mixed, if I’m being honest. I got some great deals on eBay and had fun catching up with a lot of programs I’ve been meaning to catch up with but also had some downs as well.
I’ve been waiting ages for Any Way the Wind Blows to go up on Waterstones (since I figured they would again be doing a special edition). I have literally been stalking their store and checking everyday on Rainbow Rowell’s Twitter for updates. The one day I forget they go up and I missed getting a signed copy!! I’m gutted and don’t have anyone to blame but myself. Still, rotten, bloody luck!! I did snag a special edition but I really wanted a signed copy to match my Wayward Son… 😭😭😭
I finished watching The Boys (both seasons) and loved it! Such an anti-superhero series haha! I’ve also been watching The Falcon and the Winter Soldier every week and I am absolutely living for it! Bucky is my favourite MCU character (along with Loki) and I adore Sam as well so it has been a blast getting a series dedicated to them as they were always relegated to supporting even in the Captain America films. I also love Daniel Brühl and his Zemo has been a delight too!
I have also been watching Love, Victor and it has been a joy – such a sweet, little series! I was a big fan of the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and the subsequent film Love, Simon and happy to report the spin-off series is just as good. 🥰
- WandaVision Funko Pop from Menkind: Yay, that’s me got all the wave one WandaVision pops! This one was really hard to track down but I got the last one from this site.
- Manon book sleeve from Book Besties UK: This sleeve is everything! I love the artwork from @adamar.art!
- Vintage console and Avengers keyrings from Forbidden Planet: These are just too cute – need to collect the rest!!
- WangXian pin from AliExpress: This is a lot tinier than I was expecting but it’s super cute so… 😉
- Pre-order swag for Red Tigress by Amelie Wen Zhao: I love the art by @phantomrin – I recognised their art style right away!!
On the Blog:
- [6 Apr] Books I’d Gladly Throw Into the Ocean
- [7 Apr] Mismatched Titles
- [11 Apr] Stacking the Shelves #215
Beginner’s Love by Norma Klein | Are You in the House Alone? by Richard Peck | Breaking Up by Norma Klein | When No One Was Looking by Rosemary Wells | I Love You, Stupid! by Harry Mazer | The Eyes of Karen Connors by Lois Duncan | Stranger With my Face by Lois Duncan
Dragon Search by Patricia C. Wrede | Help Wanted by Richie Tankersley Cusick | Hit and Run by R.L. Stine | The Star Group by Christopher Pike | Take Care of My Girl by Carol Stanley | Wildlife by Todd Strasser | Death is Watching by Eric Weiner | Breaking Training by Sandy Welch
Elidor by Alan Garner | The Ambassador by Graham McNeill | Viking’s Dawn by Henry Treece | To London With Love by Danielle Barlette | The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye | I Will Make You Disappear by Carol Beach York
The Intergalactic Omniglot by Jenni Fleetwood | Seraphina by Rachel Hartman | Fantasy Stories by Diana Wynne Jones | Watch Tower by Elizabeth A. Lynn | The Dancers of Arun by Elizabeth A. Lynn
Fandom by Eden Finley | Reinventing Cato by Barbara Elsborg | Jonty in Russia by Barbara Elsborg | All That We Say or Seem by Cole Delacour | Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee | Save of the Game by Avon Gale | Beneath the Opal Arc by Lee Colgin | Love on Fire by Zach Jenkins | Truth on Fire by Zach Jenkins
Shattered Soul by C.L. Stewart | Saving Grace by J.L. Harrow | Up in the Treehouse by K.K. Allen | Pretty Hostage by Julia Sykes | The Distance Between by Zillah De Rigaud
Incidental Contact by Matt Zachary | Erased by K. Webster & Elle Christensen | Rarity by A. Roach | First Kisses and Other Misfortunes by Kimberly Karalius | Distracted by Ella Jade
Bubbly by Shea Balik | I Dare You by Ilsa Madden-Mills | Captivity by Brenda Trim & Tami Julka | Three Stupid Weddings by Ann Gallagher | Resisting Him by Leslie Johnson
River Wild by Samantha Towle | Detour by Kacey Shea | All Night Long by Madelynne Ellis | Lift You Up by Jessica Gadziala | Savages by Jessica Gadziala
Scarification by E.M. Lindsey | One Last Chance by Gina Azzi | They Won’t Believe You by Paisley Alice Quinn | Deadly Sins by Alana Albertson | Love Notes by Staci Hart
So Bad For Me by Jamie Knight | Dating Nashville by Ann Maree Craven & Michelle MacQueen | Better With You by Gianna Gabriela | Fallen by C.N. Crawford | A Little Taste of Magic by M.J. O’Shea
Before Autumn Fades by Christian Andreo | Hope’s River by Margaret McHeyzer | Bella and the New Guy by Amy Sparling | Her Property by Claire Wilder | Claimed by the Orc Prince by Lionel Hart
received for review
The Existence of Bea Pearl by Candice Marley Conner | The Art of Breaking Up by Elizabeth Stevens | The Rose Kiss by Esme Rome | You Were Made For Me by Jenna Guillaume | If It’s Not You by Zarah Bentley
The Sweet Rowan by Keira Dominguez | Trey by M. Tasia | Rubbing One Out by Susan Mac Nicol | Shadows Left Behind by Josh Lanyon | Cameron Unscripted by Emily Mims