Scroll to the bottom to see close ups of each pile.
This post was due about three weeks ago and I began formatting it before that... sorry.
I can't exactly remember how, but I stumbled upon an eBay shop that sold large bundles of second-hand books, some of those bundles being pure fantasy and some fantasy and sci-fi. When buying books, I don't usually go for second-hand as I like to keep my books pristine from the very start. In this case, I was sorely tempted and eventually gave in.
So here's my SUPER DUPER FANTASY BOOK HAUL!
When I sat beside it, the box almost came up to my armpit. That's how big it was!
After some consideration about how to store them, I went for the tuck-them-away-in-bags option. I have two under my bed, three down the side (end) of my bed, and one behind my bedroom door. Neat.
I first saw a set of 57 for £10, then another set of 28 for £15, so I ordered them all with combined postage and received all whopping 85 books in an enormous box. There was a mix of old and new(ish), mainly titles I've never seen before. I hope there are a lot of fantasy classics because I wanted to familiarise myself with older fantasy literature.
Earlier this summer, I managed to get my hands on a Terry Pratchett set, so I'm really looking forward to finally getting stuck into Discworld.
Lately I've felt really discouraged and exhausted so I've stopped reading. It's a good thing the reading challenge is over. It's also a good thing I didn't get that Robert Jordan book set I was gonna buy. Those books. Are huge.
Image: Ronie Kendig blog
I guess the best thing to do is not think about it, and I'm going to drop my reading targets. They were fun at first; now they're stressing me out. Oh, and I must STOP BUYING BOOKS. I already have two dozen other books in my room I haven't 'got round to' yet, not including the ones I picked up from fantasy author events.
*sigh.* New fantasy books will be published all the time and I'll want to read those too. In my haste to pick up the pace with reading, my novel writing has fallen behind and I heavily resent myself for it right now. So my goal is to write more, save up my funds again, and rediscover my love of reading because I've just no idea where it's disappeared to.
Ashana Lian .
P.S. Here are close ups of the fantasy book bundle;