Kindle Collection Clear Out – Part 11

This post should include the 100th book I’ve looked at in this series. Unfortunately that means I’ve looked at about 3% of the total books I had at the beginning of this project. Currently my kindle collection is sitting at 2966 books.

Haunting at Heidelburgh Mansion by Tracy Marchini is a 32 pages short story. It is listed as a children’s Halloween short story. It has 34 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. This is a story about a 12 year old girl that goes to a party she isn’t invited to and then has to try to rescue her friend that disappears. This is an intro book to a series that I’m not sure I would read. I’ll probably pass on this one.

The Confession by Mary Roberts Rinehart is a 65 page book. It is listed as a linguistics book and has 40 reviews with an average rating of 4 stars. This is one of those free books that doesn’t have any information about what is about. I’ll just delete it rather than do any research.

Alice, or the Mysteries-Book 11 by Edward Bulwer Lytton is 42 pages and listed as a linguistics book. It has 2 reviews that both rated it 5 stars. This is another book with no information and as the 11th part of a series I have no information about I’ll just delete this one as well.

Crime in the Community by Cecilia Peartree is a 244 page that is listed as cozy mystery or a traditional detective mystery. It has 67 reviews and an average rating of 3 stars. This is book 1 out of 17 in the Pitkirtly Mysteries series. This book has extremely mixed reviews. Almost the same number of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 star reviews. I’m not really in to this genre in general and don’t want to get involved in a new series that is this long so I’ll pass.

The Cageless Zoo by Thomas K Carpener is 56 pages long and is listed as a cyberpunk science fiction story. It has 22 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. Amazon says this:

Visiting the galaxy’s only Cageless Zoo should be a special treat for Melandre and her children. Except she’s still trying to reckon with her husband’s recent death and how she’s going to raise two highly independent children on her own. As their visit quickly falls to chaos, Melandre learns that family is the only thing left she has to rely on.

I was set to read this one until I looked at the reviews and they mentioned that it was gory. That’s not really something I can handle and mixed with being a newly widowed mother, something I will likely be facing before the year is over, I need to pass on this one.

Mug Shot by Edward Winslow is a 158 page book in the superhero science fiction genre. It has 11 reviews and an average rating of 3 stars. After reading the snippet about the book I’m mostly confused. Tony gets a job at a school for superheros, except the students aren’t actually superheros. I was going to pass on this one too, but the reviews say it’s ridiculous and fun, but also has some great writing. I’ll hold on to this one.

Max Under the Stars by Anne Frasier is a 18 page short story listed as a humorous fantasy.  It has 21 reviews and an average rating of 4 stars. This is a short story about a writer that tries to write the perfect novel. I’m sold. I love to read about writers! I hope to get to this soon.

John Thorndyke’s Cases related by Christopher Jervis and edited by R. Austin Freeman is 199 pages. It has 23 reviews and an average of 4.5 stars. However this is another linguistics book with no information. I’m passing on this too.

And ditto to this next entry as well. My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett, 84 pages, 74 reviews and 4.5 star average. Passing. In the future I’ll just delete these entries without including them in the list.

Letter of Love by Virginia Henley is 35 pages and listed as a historical romance. It has 54 reviews and an average rating of 3.5 stars. It’s not really my taste so I’ll be passing, but others have liked it so I’ve included Amazon’s blurb about it here.

This short story is set in Elizabethan times.
At Hampton Court Palace, Queen Elizabeth has arranged a marriage for her ward Burgundy Bedford with Lord Nicholas Mountjoy, Earl of Devon.
This union will join two great shipping families and provide Mountjoy with vessels to transport his troops to Ireland to quell the uprising led by Tyrone of Ulster.
Burgundy plans to thwart the queen, as her mother did before her, by eloping the day before the wedding.
Burgundy comes into possession of an ancient book passed down through two centuries from mother to daughter.
Between the pages of the book, Burgundy finds a letter written to her by her mother when her daughter was born.
The book’s ancient legacy and the letter of love touches her heart and alters the course of her life forever.

And that’s 10 more. Only 2 of the 10 are ones I might read. My total is now down to 2950.

How many kindle books do you own?

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