What’s Up Buttercup is an overview of the past, present and future here on Words in a Teacup, posted around the middle of the month.
- Sequel Spring is almost over! Only one week left, so make sure to check our fourth and fifth round-up posts. A last round-up will be posted tomorrow, and then a big closing post on the 20th, so make sure to submit your sequel reviews in the linky if you want to be included. We’ve been blown away by your participation and will be sad when it ends — though Isa will be glad she won’t have to do those huge round-ups any more!
- Isa took a break from books to ramble about her passion for Orphan Black, the brilliant tv drama in which Tatiana Maslany plays like 10 different clones.
- Isa talked about her Top Ten Books About Friendship. Harry Potter is in there somewhere, as well as the Gallagher Girls and the Lunar Chronicles.
- Ren listed six books she wanted more of, and four series that dragged on for too long.
- Isa talked about her favourite POV style. (Hint: it’s not 2nd person.)
- This month’s Pick-For-Me has spies and funerals and imaginary friends, oh my! Isa already reviewed one of her books, while Ren is slacking off and hasn’t read anything yet, bad Ren…
- Ren suggested Twelve Books That Should Be In Your Beach Bag This Summer, choosing mystery and romance books because they’re the perfect summer reads, and also some young adult books.
- Isa mused about owning multiple editions of a book and told of her love/hate relationship with shiny Harry Potter editions.
- Ren listed the Top Ten Books Read So Far This Year — unsurprisingly, they’re the ones she’s been trying to cram in every other Top Ten Tuesday.
- Is it better to read a series that’s just one long story, or a series where each book can stand alone? Ren likes all kinds of series, as long as the author doesn’t look like they have no idea of where the story is going!
Ren: I got an ARC of the Magic City anthology because it has a Scott Lynch story, and I’m slowly making my way through it. Anthology stories are hit and miss, but there are a couple of good ones in there, and the Patricia Briggs story definitely made me want to check out her novels. I also finally started Siege and Storm, since the third book is coming out, but I’m growing very frustrated with Alina and Mal and I’m afraid I’ll end up agreeing with Isa’s less-than-glowing review.
Isa: I bought a German edition of The Weed That Strings The Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley the other day. It was among a heap of somewhat damaged books that were on sale and the cover just looked so cute! Flavia looks almost like Wednesday Addams on the German covers and I was intrigued by this kid detective, negl. I’ll have to buy the first book though because I dislike reading series out of order and this is the second in the series. ;)
The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag
That’s it for this month, buttercups. What’s going on with you? Feel free to share in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!