what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
Well, it’s been two weeks since my last round-up/STS post and quite a bit has happened during that time. Got my second jab (and it affected me much like the first – tiredness, flu-like symptoms, headache and aching arm – yay!) Still, at least that’s it over with!!
I also realised that when I got my blog security it had blocked everyone from commenting (including me – the blog owner haha!) Egg on my face or what – it’s been like that from at least the end of August! 🤦♀️
Moving on (ahem), things are also starting to open up a bit across the UK and I’m both glad about it and a little bit nervous about it too – I am a natural-born worrier and I cannot help having some trepidation but I suppose that’s only to be expected…
Apart from that, I’m starting to get really excited because the Mass Effect: Legendary edition is out next week!! Whoop!! Can you tell I’ve been looking forward to it? 😉
- Moon and stars book sleeve from Book Besties UK: This is such a stunning fabric – I absolutely love it!
- V.E. Schwab books pin and bookmark from Shy Design Shop: This pin is super cute – and I very much appreciated the free bookmark!
- The Crown of Gilded Bones pre-order swag: I also got these awesome goodies from the pre-order campaign – I love the temp tattoo design!
- WandaVision Funko Pops from Forbidden Planet: Managed to snag these awesome pops (these were really hard to find but luckily was able to grab them when they briefly went up for sale on FP!
On the Blog:
- [4 May] My Ten Most Recent Reads
- [5 May] April Showers Bring May Flowers
- [5 May] I’m An Eejit! (Seriously)
- [9 May] Stacking the Shelves #218
The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni | Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard | The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch | Omake by Karin Lowachee
Skin Deep by Toeckey Jones | Going Backwards by Norma Klein | Sweet Sixteen by Francesca Jeffries | Turn It Up! by Todd Strasser
Fairytales from Verania by T.J. Klune | Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff | A Friend in the Fire by Gregory Ashe & C.S. Poe | White Hot by Ilona Andrews | Save the Date by Morgan Matson | Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz
Unbroken Promises by Nikki Ash | The Border by A.H. Lee | The Sea by A.H. Lee | The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez | Bet on Love by A.F. Zoelle | The Seat Filler by Sariah Wilson
Slade by Victoria Ashley | Hemy by Victoria Ashley | Gale by Victoria Ashley | Heir to A Curse by Lissa Kasey | The Checklist by Addie Woolridge | Tidal Wave by E.M. Lindsey
Backwoods by Taylor Ann Stone | Ring Around Rosie by Jullian Scott | Night After Knight by Lauren Blakely | Almost Paradise by Caitlin Ricci | Endurance by Amy Daws | Man and the Beast by J. Ashburn
Winter Trials by K.S. Marsden | Prep School Rivals by Christopher Conner | My Brother’s Best Friend by Aiden Bates & Ali Lyda | Blade by Aiden Bates & Ali Lyda | After Burn by K.L. Middleton & Cassie Alexandria | Charming Him by Louisa Masters
Daddy Ink by Ali Lyda | The Mary’s Boys Collection by Brandon Witt | Redemption by Garrett Leigh | Precious Salvation by Autumn Winchester | Touch of Magic by Stella Rainbow | Haunted Hearts by K. Sterling
Consuming Redemption by J.S. Grey | Sweet Temperaments by Tonwand North | Treasures & Found Family by Sammi Cee | Rogue Anxiety by Bradley Herchelroath | Aces & Eights by Rain Carrington | No Doors Allowed by Ila Golden
The School Bell by Shane Brown | The Successor by Shane Brown | Lightning Wingmen by Thomas Willard | Desert Rose by Jordyn Youngblood | Merry Little Lies by Addison Lloyd | Our Thing: The Ballerina & The Butcher Boy Complete Duet by Nicci Harris
received for review
Flash Fire by T.J. Klune | If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich | Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn | Sword of the Seven Sins by Emily Colin | Siege of the Seven Sins by Emily Colin | A Charm of Finches by Suanne Laqueur
Where There’s a Whisk by Sarah J. Schmitt | The Watcher Girl by Minka Kent | Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie | Boy Underground by Catherine Ryan Hyde | Remember Me by Estelle Laure | Falling by T.J. Newman
Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurlan | She Lost Her Muse by June Rollins | The Happy Accidents by Jamie Beck | Into the Lightning Gate by Robert Roth | Good As Dead by Susan Walter | In the Forest of the Lost and Found by K.D. Van Brunt