What's on the TBR pile?

What’s on the reading pile? 11/05/2020

The other day, I learned what getting old felt like.

It was after waking up with a crick in my neck and before opening all the windows to “let a through-draft in.” The moment when my husband said “it’s our birthday next week” (we share the same birthday) and I realised that this is the last year we will ever be in our twenties.

Sounds like a internal groan moment doesn’t it? When you’re staring the next decade in the face and wondering if this lower back pain is just a part of your life now. If it is, please don’t tell me. I’d rather carry the hope and watch it slowly disintegrate in my hands.

But honestly, I’m looking forward to my thirties. It’s a whole new chapter to look forward to and not because the last one was so bad, but because I might just be able to make it even better. I’ve got big ambitions and a trajectory to follow, and I’m super curious to know what life will be like in 5 years. If you happen to know someone with a crystal ball, hook me up!

Speaking of magic, I’ve just pre-ordered an anthology I can’t wait to read, featuring stories from several author friends:

“Pompeii was a tragedy the world will never forget, but what really caused the volcanic eruption that ended it all? Why was the great sword Excalibur really destroyed? The rolling hills of Victorian England seem peaceful enough, but what secrets really lurk there?

And would it surprise you that there are darker secrets in Ancient Rome than people ever dreamed? If the Great Fog of London isn’t what it seems? You think you know Harry Houdini, but do you know the man behind all the tricks?
And what if the mystery of Roanaoke runs deeper than you could ever imagine? Could Ireland’s potato famine really be caused by a mage gone mad? What if a ghost ship off the coast of England was more than a phantom?”

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This anthology takes history’s greatest myths, legends and world events and gives them a magical twist – love it!

We’re still a few months away from release day which is 28th July but it’ll be a nice surprise when it pops onto my e-reader once I’ve totally forgotten I bought it. Come on, you do it with all your pre-orders too, I just know it!

This feels like more of a September read but I get the feeling I’ll be making time for it this summer on account of all the enticing stories. I mean, that blurb and cover: gorgeous.

I’ll drop the Amazon buy link here to support my author friends and if this feels like your cup of tea, do get yourself a copy.

Thanks for reading!

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