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WWW Wednesday – September 25th 2019

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My reading has been stagnant for a few weeks now while I’ve been reading Darkdawn but I’ve finally finished it now and so I can move on! I was excited to get a lot more reading done but it turns out I’ve got a horrid cold my husband brought home last week and so I’ve just been moping around feeling sorry for myself while occasionally playing animal crossing to cheer me up in between looking after Nate who has also caught it! I’m still making progress though and so I invite you to check out my fortnightly WWW Wednesday post and hear about what I’ve been reading and what I plan to read next.

If you want to join in with WWW don’t forget to send over a big thank you to Sam at Taking on a World of Words for keeping WWW alive and kicking.

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading The Deathless Girls by Kiran Milgrave Harwood. I’m only about 20% of the way through at the moment and I’ve enjoyed the writing style but nothing hugely interesting has happened yet although there have been little hints here and there of what’s to come possibly. In case you haven’t heard of The Deathless Girls before it’s a tagged as a feminist retelling of the story of the Bridges of Dracula.

What did you recently finish reading?

Obviously Darkdawn but since then I’ve also finished NPC Tea – Vol Six by Sarah Milman (Issues one – six available here). “NPC Tea is about Cardiff’s least popular tea shop, Y Ddraig, run by a perfectionist elf and a disgruntled fire summon. When a magicless human discovers Y Ddraig’s secret and a type of banned magic rears its ugly head, caddies upon caddies of rotting tea become the least of their worries as the entire city of Cardiff is threatened with destruction!” I think volume six may have been my absolute favourite issue so far! There were some lovely sweet moments, much blushing and a nice healthy dose of danger too! Things are really hotting up with the penultimate issue seven out imminently, ahh I don’t want it to end!

What do you think you’ll read next?

Unless NPC Volume seven turns up before I finish The Deathless Girls then it’ll almost certainly be Angel Mage by Garth Nix. I’m really excited to read this new dive into adult fantasy AND it’s a standalone novel which I’m so here for right now. I’ve seen some describe the book as a cross of The Three Muskateers and Joan of Arc which sounds very much up my streets (I was obsessed with The Man in the Iron Mask and The Messenger: Joan of Arc when I was a teenager) so I can’t wait to get stuck in, plus I’m taking part in the blog tour towards the end of the month!

Have you read any of the books featured today? What are you reading at the moment? What have you read recently? Let me know and I’ll reply from my sickbed as much as I can. Keep an eye out for a new book tag coming tomorrow!


Why my TBR will never end.

30184950_10155154710516581_1461162194_nAt the start of the year I was determined to at least make a sizeable dent in the 120 plus books that I currently own but haven’t yet read, not including the books I don’t own but want to read. I told myself that other than a few books I’d already been looking forward to I would hold off on buying more books and restrain myself.

I’m such a damn liar. 

I’ve certainly been more conservative than I would usually with my book buying and where possible I’ve tried to pick books up to read from my TBR shelves I sorted especially for this but I couldn’t bring myself to (even temporarily) cancel my audible account and all the beautiful bookstagram accounts and fantastic blogs I’ve been reading lately have pretty much become a shopping list for my goodreads TBR shelf. Thankfully I’m pretty broke at the moment which has probably been the most help for curbing my book buying habits but I’ve worked out if I stay an extra hour after work once a week I make work happy and I can get a book. I think I have a problem.

I love my books though. Yes, I know we all love books and I imagine what I’m about to describe will be the case for a lot of people who read my blog but just being in my room with all my books make me happy, looking at each one, even the ones I haven’t read and already getting lost in them just by laying eyes on them or running my hand across their spines. I know it sounds weird, stay with me I’m getting to the point. Promise. I realised I will probably spend my entire life chasing that elusive end of the TBR pile. I’ll read one book and buy two and honestly, I’ve also come to the realisation that actually I think I’m okay with that.

When I reach the last hundred pages or so of a book I’m reading I tend to slack off on my reading a little, partially because I don’t want it to end but also because I’m already half enamoured with whatever my next read is. I spend so much time thinking about what book I’ll read next. I love just looking at my shelves and imagining what each book is like and trying to pick which one of my 100+ babies to read next is a challenge but one I relish. There are so many great stories there waiting to be discovred and there will always be more. The world could be coming to an end and I’m sure someone will still be out there writing Harry Potter fan fic! What I mean to say with is that I personally know I will never get to the end of my TBR mountain and that actually makes me pretty happy! Imagine finishing college or being made redundant and having over 100 new job oppertunities! So don’t beat yourself up because there will always be something to read and that’s a fantastic thing!!

Of course now I  have a the problem of too much choice but let’s not go there right now, I’ll save that for another blog post. Let me know in the comments your top five contenders for next to be read from your TBR!