The Clockwork Carnival was a success and in the past 3 weeks even more books have come my way. My anxiety reached a peak the other night so the inability to focus on reading is probably at its’ very strongest right now, which is getting particularly frustrating when there is so much I desperately want to read but there really isn’t much I can do about it. I’ve been to the doctors, we changed my meds, I’m on a waiting list for help, counselling probably, and I’ve started seeing an adviser at the Job Centre. So I am trying but it’s so frustrating, I miss my fantasy worlds. Anyway, a few lovelies which are teasing me!
So much amazing. The Wild Girl was the first to come through. It’s a gorgeous, gorgeous cover, the story inside is supposed to be just as gorgeous. I won it from Angelya’s Aussie Fantasy giveaway! Thanks so much Ang.
Briar Rose is another focused on fairy tales. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown will be my very first Holly Black. The Returned is not the French story but another, which has also been picked up for television by ABC. The Edge Chronicles I won from Goodreads thanks to Ellie’s Win All The Books blog. You should follow it, especially if you’re in the UK. And the Mazarkis Williams books are teasing me the most! I finally got in touch with Jo Fletcher and these will be my first reads for them. I can’t wait and it’s killing me that I don’t have the brain power to read them yet.
Ebooks For Review
What a mix. xD I still have the prequel to The Devil You Know to read but looking forward to reading and reviewing both. We have the year’s first Christmas book in Coming Home for Christmas! It sounds and looks really sweet. I’ll be reading this around October/November time. The Hall of the Wood wasn’t technically for review.. Scott sent it out to newsletter subscribers as a thank you but I know he’ll be wanting reviews so I’m counting it as being a review copy.
And the Freebies
I haven’t really been looking for freebies. I saw Engraved on the Eye was free after reading one of Saladin’s blog posts. He’s a great guy and I’ve heard wonderful things about him as an author so I picked that one up. Sorrow’s Child and Feyland: The First Adventure were both on the wishlist I check almost daily for freebie promotions. And I was ashamed to see my Kindle lacked Treasure Island. Pirates are important, people.
Do you have any tips on reading when you don’t have the concentration? Twitter suggested graphic novels, audiobooks, and familiar territory, but I’m really itching to read some of my epic fantasy.