Today I am starting with 3002 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. If you’re following this series closely you’ll notice I’m 58 books higher than I was a few weeks ago when I did part 6. I obviously have no self control regarding free ebooks. I’m largely okay with that. The point of this project seems to be to clear out books I won’t read and to remind myself of books I’ve had sitting in my Kindle queue for far too long. On with the next ten books.
The first book today is Quinn, a Vampire Watcher’s Story by Elizabeth Loraine. This book is 149 pages long and is listed as a young adult sword and sorcery fantasy story. It has 25 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. This is a prequel novella in a series called the Royal Blood Chronicles. The reviews say it is disappointing, only 30 percent of the pages are this story and the rest is beginning chapters for the next book in the series. The reviews also say this book has no closure, no ending, just a disappointment overall. I’ve deleted this one.
Book two is The Golden Age Cook Book by Henrietta Latham Dwight. It is listed at 185 pages and is a cookbook. There are 17 reviews and a 3.5 star rating. I don’t use digital cookbooks, or any cookbooks really, but prefer actual pages for that particular medium if I need something. I’ve deleted this one.
Book three today is The Adventures of Leaf Man by Rebecca Shelly. This book is 27 pages and is listed as a children’s folk tale. It has 22 reviews and a 3 star rating. It is about the Leaf Man who has just one day to live. He spends it saving the life of a child. I’ll send this one to my phone to see if I want to share it with the kiddo.
Book four is For Mother: A Short Story Collection of Two by N. Primak. It is 14 pages and listed as psychological fiction. It has 7 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. There are two very short stories in this book. The reviews are okay. Given it is so short I’ll send this one to my phone to try and read soon.
Forever by Lee Moan is book five. This book is 38 pages and listed as occult horror. It has 55 reviews and a 3.5 star rating. It is also a book with two short stories. This line from the description caught my attention and makes me want to read it soon “If you are a fan of The Twilight Zone these stories could be for you.” I’m sold.
Book six is The Gifts by Patria L. Dunn. This book is 382 pages and listed as new adult fantasy. It has 42 reviews and a rating of 4 stars. This is volume one in a trilogy. The reviews are pretty good overall. In this story “Nine gifts were stolen from a mythical man with wings ages ago.” We follow Nahla as things start to change for her. While in turmoil she meets a man named Gideon who seems to know what she is going through, but she isn’t sure if she should trust him. I’m not sure I’m ready to get involved in a trilogy, but I’ll hold on to it for later perhaps.
Book seven is another cookbook. It is called Mrs. Wilson’s Cook Book Numerous New Recipes Based on Present Economic Conditions by Mary A Wilson. It is 581 pages long. It has 18 reviews and an average of 3.5 stars. Another digital cookbook. Another book I won’t use. I’ll delete this one too.
Book eight is The Basket Woman A Book of Indian Tales for Children by Mary Hunter Austin. This book is 214 pages and listed as nonfiction. It has 13 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. There is no description of the book and I don’t have the energy to dig for information so I’ll just delete it and save myself the trouble.
Book nine is Mother Stories from the New Testament by Anonymous. I’m deleting this book because I’m an atheist and it is Bible based. It has 34 pages and 6 ratings with a 4 star average rating.
Book ten for today is Legacy by Jeanette Baker. This book is 384 pages and is listed as a time travel romance. It has 36 reviews and a 4.5 star average rating. I’m not really interested in romance in general and historical isn’t my cup of tea either. I’ll pass on this one as well.
That brings us to the end of another installment. I’m down to 2993 books in my collection. We’re working on books from August 2011 now and I still have a long way to go. But I have to admit this is a fun project.