Last week, I got the strongest impulses to do some stress shopping. It was in the middle of the night, I couldn’t sleep thanks to some familiar insomnia and concern about my parents, along with fretting over the upcoming Uni semester, and some other nonsenses—it was all too much for my brain to handle. Typically, I gravitate towards charging up my credit card by going on random buying sprees. However, this time I creeped into Madame Gabs’ room and confided in her about my struggles. She suggested that I should log into my library account and place a bunch of books on hold as it can feel akin to online shopping. Taking her advice, I logged in and did just that! Then I promptly forgot about them all as I fell asleep, oops. This last Saturday my gigantic stack of reads came in, to my sudden yet excited surprise.
When I couldn’t figure out what to place on hold, I used my Amazon SFF Wishlist to give me ideas. Since I’ve been mostly in a fantasy and nonfiction reading mood lately, almost all of the books that I put on hold are from these respective genres. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a tad bit overwhelmed by how many library books I now have in my possession. Even so, I’m really ecstatic to read these titles. It’s been so damn long since my bibliophilic impulses have been this strong.
Anyhoo, as I picked up such a ridiculous amount of books, rather than provide a full list with synopses and other details, I’m just going to share the covers for these books. That way if something catches your interest, y’all can look them up at whatever place works best for ya, whether it be GoodReads, your own libraries or favourite book shops. I have already started making my way through this humongous stack and look forward to chatting about with them in the upcoming new year.