I spend an awful lot of time, telling myself I’m not allowed to buy anymore books until I’ve read the ones I already have, because I actually find it very stressful to have too many books waiting to be read! Yet some weeks I simply can’t resist buying books or requesting books to review. Effectively, I’m my own worst enemy.
So this past week, I added 5 books to my to read shelf. The first was The Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton, which I was lucky to receive as a free paperback in return for a fair review.
The next book 183 Times A Year by Eva Jordan I won in a competition, in which I had to describe what reading means to me. My answer, was a simple one, books are my cwtches, my safe place, my passion and my coping mechanism during the bad times and my companion at any time.
I also added The Wronged Sons by John Marrs. I loved his second book, Welcome To Wherever You Are and I’ve heard great things about this his first novel.
The last two books were bought on the kindle daily deal, The Watchmakers of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley and The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie. They have both been on my book reading radar for a while and look like great reads. It looks like the reading year is set to continue to be an exciting one.