Today I am starting with 2961 books in my kindle account. I’ll look at the next ten oldest books and decide whether I want to read them now, read them later, or unhaul them altogether.
Book one is Money Shot by Nic Tatano. This book is 51 pages long and is listed as a contemporary romance. It has 5 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. This is a short story about Roxanne, a paparazzi, who catches a photo of a big hollywood star in a position that warrants her a big check. But she also gets the tables turned on her by the star. The reviews say this is a good, very short story. I’ll give it a try soon.
Book two is Red Coyote Weekend by Stuart Connelly. This book is 15 pages and listed as a mystery short story. It has 43 reviews and an average rating of 3 stars. This is a story about a writer who is writing a scene in which a dentist forces a billiard ball in to the mouth of a patient. The writer tries to test the action. The reviews say this is a good, but intense and disturbing in the perceived accuracy of the action. I don’t know that I can take those kind of details. If you can handle disturbing images this might be for you, but it isn’t for me.
Book three is Symbiosis by Lee Moan. This book is 40 pages long and is listed as an alien science fiction story. It has 18 reviews and average rating of 4 stars. This is about humans who were sent to colonize a new home and in order to survive they had to conjoin with the natives of their new home. A dark secret is revealed and a terrible choice has to be made. I’m sold. The reviews say this great. I’ll hopefully read this soon.
Book four is Cry Uncle by Judith Arnold. This book is 298 pages and is listed as romantic comedy. It has 59 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. This is about Pamela, an architect on the run from a hit man, and Jonas, a bar owner that needs a wife to show the courts his niece is being raised in a stable way. They marry to give her a new name and him a proper wife to show the courts. But in typical romance fashion, they actually fall for each other. It doesn’t sound bad. I’ll hang on to it for a day I may be interested in romance. They happen, they are just rare.
Book five is A Kiss of Adventure by Catherine Palmer. This book is 354 pages and is listed as religious fiction. It has 67 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. Tillie is saved from kidnappers by Graeme and they are trying to survive together. The top review says Tillie depends on god through her adventure. This books is not for me. It will be deleted as well.
Book six is The Warning by S.L. Pierce. This book is 42 pages and listed as a vigilante justice story. It has 14 reviews and an average rating of 3 stars. The reviews say this isn’t really a short story at all, just a teaser for a longer book. If there is no satisfying ending I’m not going to read it.
Book seven is Just Desserts by Scarlet Blackwell. This book has 72 pages and is listed as gay romance. It has 14 reviews and an average rating of 3 stars. This is a m/m romance between a chef and a food critic. The reviews say it is funny, the characters are unlikable, but the sex scenes are hot. I’ll give it a try at some point.
Book eight is A Darker Shade of Dead by Bianca D’Arc. This book is 305 pages and is listed as a paranormal romance. It has 13 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. This is a military story about Eileen who’s genetic experiments were used to turn people in to zombies. She is trying to make an antidote with Matt. And romance ensues. The reviews say it is fine, but the zombie aspect, the part I would be most interested in, feels thrown in with no real purpose. I’ll delete this book.
Book nine is Ransome’s Honor by Kaye Dacus. This book is 354 pages and is listed as a historical romance. It has 73 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 stars. In this book Julia has to get married to receive her dowry. The only man her father will approve of is William Ransome. They marry as a financial deal. Historical and romance are not usually where my interests lie. I’ll just delete this one because I can’t think of a time I would be interested in this story. If you like those things, the reviews are positive. This is just not a story for me.
Book ten is Hello Kitty Must Die by Angela S Choi. This book is 271 pages and is listed as Asian American Fiction. It has 99 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. This book is about Fiona who doesn’t want to carry her family’s honor on her shoulders and decides to take her own virginity (not sure what that means). In the process she ends up in some sort of “dark world of excitement” which is derailed by an engagement she is tricked in to by her father. The reviews say this book is funny and it has a lot of rereaders. I’ll give this book a try soon.
That brings us to the end of another installment and I’m down to 2944 books in my collection.