You know, I got my Kindle in March? Well, I bought six books in January, six in February, 30 in March, and 30 in April. Kind of scary, isn’t it?
In March, I bought 14 books in paper and 16 in e-format.
In April I bought 12 books in paper and 18 in e-format. Oh, and six audio, because I need to eventually use up my Audible credits plus they had a sale. So that’s really 36 books in April. Heaven knows how long it will take me to listen to the audible books. The next major road trip coming up is in July, but I plan to listen to audible books while weeding this summer. (If we ever get a summer, which at this point is not looking like it’s ever going to happen.)
ANYway, it’s terrible. All these books! I see these great recommendations over at Bunbury in the Stacks or Fantasy Book Café or Chachic’s Book Nook or whatever, and then it turns out the book is an absolute steal in Kindle format, and there you go. Add that to the authors I love who come out with new books which I just have to get in paper. It all adds up.
In case you’re interested:
April acquisitions, in paper format:
Blackout, by Myra Grant, because it’s nominated for the Hugo and I have the first two anyway.
The Lost Gate (Orson Scott Card)
The Bones of the Old Ones (Jones)
Blood of Dragons (Hobb) — I have the others in this series, so naturally I must see how she finishes it.
Froi of the Exiles (Marchetta) — turns out I don’t have the first one, though, so I really need to get that before I read this one.
I Hunt Killers (Barry Lyga)
Snake Agent (Liz Williams)
Steel’s Edge (Ilona Andrews) — because, hey, Ilona Andrews, right?
Sword Dancer / Sword Singer (Jennifer Roberson)
Elfland (Freda Warrington)
And in Kindle format:
Katya’s World (Jonathon Howard)
Emilie and the Hollow World (Wells)
The Chocolate Thief (Florand)
Terms of Enlistment (Kloos)
Crown Duel (Duology) (Sherwood Smith)
A Stranger to Command (Smith)
Stolen Magic (Stephanie Burgis)
Stealing the Elf-King’s Roses(Duane)
A Wind from the South (Duane)
Hollowland (Hocking) — time to try one by Hocking, I decided
The Secret Countess (Ibbotson)
Writing Down the Dragon (Tom Simon)
Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement (Wells)
Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary
Shadow Unit 1 (Emma Bull et al)
Shadow Unit 2
The Spark (Bigelow)
The Three Languages of Politics (Arnold Kling) — the only nonfiction title on the list.
And in Audible format:
False Colours by Georgette Heyer
Dark and Stormy Knights — a short story UF collection with lots of authors I like
A Beautiful Friendship (David Weber)
Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion)
The Blood of Flowers (Anita Amirrezvani)
To Say Nothing of the Dog (Connie Willis) — amazingly long, so I guess maybe this one will work for weeding all summer?
I can’t even tell you which titles I’m most excited about. I mean, lots of them.
I can tell you, though, that I MUST whittle down my paper TBR pile before I open my Kindle again!