What’s Up Buttercup • July Edition

What's Up, Buttercup?
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.

What's Been Going On:

  • We’ve been a bit afk lately due to real life obligations. On the upside: Isa finally signed an apprenticeship contract after four very long and unsuccessful years of searching and applying! Now she’s got a new car so she can get to work and plenty of nerves and jitters about her new career path. :D
  • Sequel Spring is over! If you’re tired of us talking about it all the time — well, it’s all done now. There was a last round-up and then a closing post where we tried to link to everyone’s awesome reviews… or at least those who managed to post their reviews on time, unlike Ren. We might have a Sequel Spring Sequel next year, who knows!
  • Our next big thing is going to be Harry Potter in a Teacup, in which Isa (and sometimes Ren) will re-(re-re-re-re-)read Harry Potter, share favourite passages from the book, and post discussions and opinions. Starting date? July 31st, of course!
  • Moving on from Spring to Summer, we posted the Top Ten Books on our Summer 2014 TBR List. Isa is already making good progress on The Nightmare Affair.
  • Isa talked about her crush on French lesbian inventors who own hat shops.
  • Ren went on a bit of a rant about book cover trends: typography and silhouettes are good, photos and lens flare are bad!
  • Isa doesn’t really have a book genre of choice.
  • June’s Pick-For-Me was a bit of a failure, but we’re giving it another go in July! Isa is baffled because her protagonist hates geeks, while Ren is wondering where dragons are in her book about mecha dragons.
  • Ren listed her Top Ten Favorite Classic Books By Women.
  • Isa hijacked Top Ten Tuesday to talk about her Favorite Movies or TV Shows.


Recently Reviewed

If It Drives by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt Insurgent by Veronica Roth Magic City by Paula Guran Venetia by Georgette Heyer
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens Necropolis by Jordan L. Hawk Noble Metals by L.A. Witt Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross

Recently Acquired:
covers of books Isa recently gotIsa: Oh dear. One of my besties was weeding out her bookshelves again and asked people if they wanted to take some of her hands. Evidently I couldn’t resist and got eight shiny books, among them a German edition of three Christmas stories by Charles Dickens, a book on how to not spend your senior year (not quite my age range, but hey I’m going back to school twice a week come the end of August) and most importantly lesbians (though I shan’t lie, I gave Annie on my Mind a try before, some years back, and I couldn’t get into it then). :D

Goodreads Links:
Peter PanThe Perks of Being a WallflowerDrei WeihnachtsgeschichtenHow Not to Spend Your Senior YearAnnie on My MindWhirligigHer Fearful SymmetryThe Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews
Falling From The Sky The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett The Lotus Palace

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!
Isa and Ren


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