It’s been a terrible 39 day, I know this as I keep a reading diary and that’s been how long it’s been since I actually opened a book.

Not bought a book, I’ve bought several in that period that’s not the problem, the problem is I haven’t read a line from any of them.

I haven’t opened any of the wonderful Net Galley books that I pined over and was given permission to read.

I’ve not gone back and reread those easy to read favourites that are generously placed all around the house for ease of access.

I’ve talked a lot about books, publishing, bookshops, and words over that period but just couldn’t bring myself to read.

So what I’ve decided to do is to set myself a TBR, which I haven’t done for a while. I’m going to pull six books off the shelves and give myself permission to ignore the rest of the shelves as though they don’t exist as to not distract me.

It’s going to be a good mix though to let me have a wide choice.

  • Harklights by Tim Tilley
  • Skyward Inn by Aliya Whiteley
  • A Perfect Cemetery by Federico Falco
  • The Craft of Poetry by Lucy Newlyn
  • Orange City by Lee Matthew Goldberg
  • What Willow Says by Lynn Buckle

Already started Harklights and enjoying it so far! Here’s hoping.

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