Ever since I got my Kindle I’ve been re-buying my library (at least, where applicable), so I’ve started clearing out the books from my actual library to donate to the local library. I tend to treat my books kindly, and recently I’ve bought the hardbacks whenever possible. I also have a bunch of ARCs ((Advanced Reading Copy)) that I’ve accumulated and since bought, and I need to figure out what to do with them. I can’t legally sell them.
Right now, it’s very odd to look at my shelves and realize how much space is taken up by my physical books. There are a lot of dead trees represented here.
A small sampling of things I’ve rebought on my Kindle whose physical presences are getting donated to my library, or donated to doctor’s offices or wherever:
The Wizard Knight by Gene Wolfe
I love the main narrator of these books. The Knight is just wonderful reading.
Pirate Freedom by Gene Wolfe
Arrr. Gene Wolfe does a pirate story. It’s very good, by the way. I got this as an ARC, and loved it.
Every Discworld book, including the YAs like The Wee Free Men.
For the Johnny trilogy, the Kindle Store currently has 2 of 3: Only You Can Save Mankind and Johnny and the Dead. I have an omnibus edition, so I’ll be donating that once Johnny and the Bomb is Kindled.
Yup, they’re all there now.
The Avram Davidson Treasury by Avram Davidson
This is a big book, actually. A big book of amazing. I hope someone is inspired by it as I was.
I’ve also got The Other Nineteenth Century on my Kindle, though never in paper form.
A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Yes, that clears out 75% of a shelf alone. Pratchett did better, though, at 2.5 shelves.
Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel by Austin Grossman
Got this as an ARC. Loved it.
I love his stuff to tiny pieces. From what I see around and abouts, The Graveyard Book should be available in the Kindle store on date of release.
One of the few thriller authors I like. He’s very good.
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
I don’t have all of them, but I have most of the later ones.
The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross
My favorite work-is-getting-me-down Lovecraftian science fiction salary man book to read.
EVIL GENIUS by Catherine Jinks
Great YA book about a boy who gets to go to Evil Genius school. Many interesting and vile things occur. I’m hoping that Genius Squad comes out on Kindle soon.
Now, things I really wish were on the Kindle so I can scuttle them off my shelves:
- Harry Potter series (almost one shelf alone!)
- The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings
- Every book by Roger Zelazny
- All YA books by Heinlein
- Every book by Liz Williams
“But what about all your shelf space?”
That’s where the graphic novels and gigantic annotated Sherlock Holmes books currently residing on the floor will go.
They’re also not going to be doing electronic ARCs any time soon.