Today we’re starting with 2980 books in my Kindle Collection. Again. I’ll look at the next 10 and decide whether to read them now, read them later, or delete them altogether.
The first book today is Back Under the Stairs by John G Stockmyer. This book is 270 pages and falls in to the paranormal and science fiction categories. It has 4 reviews and an average rating of 3 stars. This is listed as book two in the Bandworld Series. It is a book about a supposedly haunted house that has a portal to an alternate world. The reviews aren’t great and I can’t seem to find the first book in the series on Amazon so I’m deleting this book.
Book two is Broken Rule by Joshua Scribner. This book is 12 pages and listed as a horror short story. There are 8 reviews and an average rating of 3 stars. The description of this book is only one line:
The sign says evil cannot enter. But evil will still try.
The reviews say say it felt like something was left out. I’m not interested in reading it, even at only 12 pages. I have deleted this book.
Book three is Priscilla the Great by Sybil Nelson. This book is 278 pages and listed as a children’s superhero science fiction story. There are 202 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars. This book sounds great. It is about Priscilla, a seventh grader with super powers. This is book 1 out of 5 in the series and I’m excited to read this first book to see if I will want to continue with the other books.
Book four is The Gift of Fury by Richard Jackson. It has 269 pages and is listed as an urban fantasy book. There are 25 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. This book feels a bit like The Dresden Files. A paranormal investigator, Count Albritton, helps people with supernatural problems. The biggest complaint in the reviews are the spelling and grammar errors. I’ll be deleting this one.
Book five is Simian’s Lair by David H. Burton. This book is 50 pages long and is listed as a children’s steampunk book. There are 4 reviews and a 3.5 star average rating. The cover is cute. It has a dragon and the whole thing is my favorite color, blue. Yes, I judge books by their covers. This book is a short story in the world of the Grim Doyle Adventures. It is about four orphans who are attempting to cleanse some evil. I might give this a try and then look in to the the full novel. Scourge about 2 dads and 5 siblings on a steampunk adventure.
Book six is Powering the Future by Daniel B. Botkin. This book is 353 pages and in the science and technology category on Amazon. There are 16 reviews and a rating of 3.5 stars on average. This books is all about sources of energy. That is not something I will be interested in reading, so I’ve deleted it.
Book seven is Wandering Koala Rides the Phantom Coach Comic 1 by Jeff Thomason. This book is 24 pages and listed as a horror superhero children’s graphic novel. Huh? There are 69 reviews and it has an average rating of 3 stars. The reviews are not kind and there is apparently not really a story here. I think I’ll be disappointed with this one so I’ve deleted it.
Book eight is Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today by David P. Clark. This book is 304 pages and is listed as a biology, medicine, genetics book. There are 86 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. This book is about how our genes have been shaped by epidemics through time. This is not a book I would read.
Book nine is Spiderwork by LK Rigel.This book is 284 pages and listed as a metaphysical dystopian book. There are 37 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. This is book 2 in a 3 book series called Apocalypto. The first book in the series is called Space Junque. In this world women can no longer have children naturally and there is a war breaking out all over the world. The main characters are chosen to serve the gods. I love a good dystopian and this sounds like an interesting series. I’m not sure when I’ll have the budget to purchase the first book in the series, but I will be holding on this book until that time.
Book ten is The Fey by Claudia Hall Christian. This book is 344 pages and is listed as a military suspense story. There are 214 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. This is book 1 of 7 in the Alex the Fey Thriller Series. The blurb from Amazon:
Released from Walter Reed Hospital, Sergeant Alexandra Hargreaves settles in her hometown of Denver, Colorado. With her family and friends close, and her enemies closer, she strives to collect the pieces of her shattered life.
Then things fall apart.
Haunted by the past, and terrorized in the present, Alex must reach past pain, through memory, and beyond the grave to find her self, and her future.
I’m not sure that’s for me. Especially given the listing as a military story. I think I’ll delete this one.
That’s the end of another round. I’m at 2971 books in my collection. This process is going to take a long time, but I’m glad to be making a bit of progress anyway. And I’m rediscovering books I downloaded and forgot about years ago. I’m Working on books ‘purchased’ on July 29th, 2011 at this point.
Do any of these sound like great reads to you?