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Well, I was doing so well this week not buying any books at all and then I went and blew it last night and bought three books for my kindle. This week has been a shocking week of news what with the Malaysian Airlines plane being shot down, the mounting tensions in Ukraine, and the devastation in Gaza, and I had started to feel pretty overwhelmed by it all and extremely helpless. So I thought I'd try a bit of retail therapy to see if it might take the edge of things a bit. Only a quick, short-term fix unfortunately but hey ho! Do you use the excuse of "retail therapy" to buy books?
So while the retail therapy wasn't all that therapeutic, reading them will be. The main reason I read is for pure escapism, which is why I mainly read fantasy and science fiction - because I know that the events are definitely made up and not based in reality. Reality can suck at times. What do you get from reading?
Here is what made it in to my house this week for future reading:
Personal Kindle Purchases:
The Eye of the World: View on Amazon || View on Goodreads
Iron Council: View on Amazon || View on Goodreads
The Republic of Thieves: View on Amazon || View on Goodreads
Books for Review on NetGalley:
Age of Iron: View on Amazon || View on Goodreads
The Steampunk Trilogy: View on Amazon || View on Goodreads
I've already started reading Age of Iron - so far so good!
First Chapter - First Paragraph - Tuesday Intro: Age of Iron