Reading Catch Ups

Reading Round-Up: 26th June – 2nd July

What’s your first instinct when you see all that money in your bank account on pay day? It’s OK to say buy books, we’re all addicts here.

The first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic I was really good. I didn’t buy any more books than I normally would have, despite having more money. When it became clear we were in this for the long-haul, I did away with self-restraint like a pair of socks with too many holes in to justify wearing anymore.

The pre-orders are piling up and while I’m a bit worried about what will happen when they all finally come out, repeating the mantra “you only live once” really helps. My e-reader is filling up like a water balloon already at max capacity. Not sure when it’ll pop but it can’t be long now.

That’s what this week has entailed: buying more books than is sensible and than I will probably actually read. Although, this approach has done me a huge favour. The “buying everything” technique resulted in an awesome book called Raven Born crossing my path (read yesterday’s review here – still completely blown away). This is a book by an unknown indie author who is definitely on her way up.

Finding some of your favourite authors is a number’s game whether you’re reading traditionally published or indie published books. If anything, discovering Raven Born has just encouraged me to keep on buying as many books as possible to find another author who strikes a chord the way Bree Moore has.

It’s occurred to me I should actually start making lists of my Top 10 authors officially, although getting that organised goes against my very nature. If this “buy all” approach keeps working, a little organisation might actually be needed.

The next book on the list, which I’m already 3 chapters into, is the first book in the Tarot Witches series by S.M Reine (I just couldn’t help myself!) It’s already proving to be an enticing read and the 1-star reviews weren’t kidding: it’s pretty steamy!

This weekend I’ll go on yet another frolick through Amazon to find yet more excuses to spend money. From the state of my Goodreads challenge this year, I can only hope that I’ll start reading them half as fast as I buy them. Otherwise I might not actually complete it this year!

Thanks for reading!

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