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How I cured my book buying habit and an update

You may have noticed things around here have been a lot quieter than normal. I'm still here but things have changed for me blogging wise.

I'm still reading but I'm getting much of my reading material from the library of late.  It's not to say that I don't love a review copy but I am enjoying the freedom to read what I like when I like. Browsing through the library shelves this year has got me reading a far wider range of books than I have previously and it is really nice to find these gems that I may have previously missed.

One thing I actually love about joining the library is that is has really cracked my book buying habit. It's not to say that I'm not buying books but it does mean that I'm now only purchasing books that I adore rather than spending out lots and lots on books that I was reading once (or DNFing) before passing onto someone else.

So what does this mean for the future of The Overflowing Library. For the time being I'll still be arou…
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Daughter of immortals.

Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.

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