Even though I have more than 600 books on my Kindle, it gets harder to get through to the older ones and then I lose track of what I want to read— it's not as easy as looking at a wall of books to go through 14 pages of them, especially when some are misformated and show up without an author to sort by. Next month I think that I will do more dead-tree reading and follow by getting rid of a bunch of books- in this case, I have cleared many of the books off my reader and now I have them only in a back-up file on my computer (and the ability to re-download them as needed from the vendor).
- Silenced by the Yams by by Karen Cantwell: I thought this was a funny and charming mystery. Third in the Barbara Marr mystery series, with a mom protagonist, funny kids, interesting husband, and quirky friends. It was a free Kindle download and I will read the next in this series, because the ending is a cliff hanger!
- Time Spike by Eric Flint and Marilyn Kosmatka: I'm wandering through my Kindle as I try to find what books are not living in the Cloud (that is, not purchased through Amazon). I bought this (and the next) some time ago from my favorite e-tailer, Baen Books, and I was glad to start reading some good, solid SF. Eric Flint first came to my attention with his 1632 books and this is in the same vein: a time slip brings a high security prison, with its contents, into the very far past.
- The Power of Illusion by Christopher Anvil:Classic SF from the 50's, hanging on my Kindle from a Baen package. 22 short stories and not a one a clunker, from the Baen series collecting Anvil's works and edited by Eric Flint. Since it's from Baen, it's DRM-free and readable on all platforms, as well as well-priced. Liked it very much and followed it up by reading (and enjoying) two more Anvil novels.
- The Trouble with Aliens and
- The Trouble with Humans by Christopher Anvil: Great stories, primarily from the Golden Age and just so clear in attitude that anyone who likes Mad Men
should be reading them. Even though I loved all three collections,
readers should be clear that the imperialistic 50's attitude is there:
if you hate that, don't read this.
- Wheel of the Infinite by Martha Wells: Another very good
novel by Martha Wells. This one with a(nother) very strong female lead.
Maskelle is the Avatar for the only "god" that was not previously a
human- the Adversary. Chaotic but bringing justice, Maskelle starts the
story as an Avatar in disgrace, although still honored. Great story,
with a Buddhist tinge (to my eyes) and strong characters and world
building. Highly recommended.
- The Element of Fire by Martha Wells: Slightly Three
Musketeers meets Elizabethan England meets Faerie, I liked it very much.
Kade Carrion was a strong character, I enjoyed the world and the
- City of Bones by Martha Wells: These three Martha Wells were free/inexpensive downloads, which I raced into after reading her two (later) Raksura novels last month.
- Immortal by VK Forrest:Non-sparkly but interesting vampires,
cursed in the old country. Several different "lineages", but this one
works through a cycle of re-birth, with memories and powers re-emerging
toward adolescence. Very interesting background, decent murder mystery
- Give First Place to Murder by Kathleen Delaney: Another Kindle freebie. A mystery set at the race track. Ehh.
- Monster Hunter Vendetta by Larry Correia: Wandering through my e-books, fell across this one which was part of a Baen Webscription and which I had never read. Fantasy war/ violence, aimed, I think, at men. But interesting and fast reading.