Kindle haul

I have little brain this evening, given that I've spent the entire day writing code. (This is, to note, a substantial improvement over yesterday, when I spent the entire day looking at the Interwebs because my brain was refusing to write code.) So you get the previously-promised list of things I've picked up so far for the Kindle, since I use these haul posts to try to remember what books I own.

Yes, writing a database is already on my to-do list. It's been there for about four years. (No, I don't trust the Interwebs to keep track of much for me.)

I picked up a Kindle this year as an experiment, mostly because the Hugo nominee list had several books on it that I didn't really want to buy in hardcover (*cough* All Clear *cough*). So far, the experience has been somewhat mixed; I miss some things about reading on paper, but some other things are improved. Most ebooks so far appear to be at least a little bit buggy. The experience will be better when the level of quality control approaches that of printed books.

Anyway, one of the nice things about the Kindle is that authors can make a fair bit more money than they can with paper books, particularly with selling short stories. Another nice thing about it is that there's a lot of public-domain literature available for it in various forms. (The version from Amazon is the most convenient and the most sleazy, since Amazon strips out all the credits to the people who actually did the work of making it electronic and just makes a token pass at saying that it was done by "volunteers.") So the books fall into a few different categories.

First, full purchased books, bought via Amazon:

Edmund de Waal — The Hare with Amber Eyes (non-fiction)
Tabitha Dulla & Cecilia Tan (ed.) — Like Heaven and Hell (sff)
Mira Grant — Feed (sff)
Kay Kenyon — Bright of the Sky (sff)
Ian McDonald — The Dervish House (sff)
Richelle Mead — Succubus Blues (sff)
Justina Robson — Keeping It Real (sff)
Will Shetterly, Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear, & Sarah Monette — Shadow Unit 1 (sff)
Connie Willis — Blackout (sff)
Connie Willis — All Clear (sff)

Second, novels found elsewhere in Kindle-compatible formats and imported:

Lois McMaster Bujold — Cryoburn (sff)
Cory Doctorow — Eastern Standard Tribe (sff)
Cory Doctorow — For the Win (sff)
Cory Doctorow — Overclocked (sff)
Cory Doctorow — Makers (sff)
Daniel Keys Moran — The AI War: The Big Boost

Third, short fiction purchased via Amazon:

Mira Grant — "Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box" (sff)
Mira Grant — "Countdown" (sff)
Adam Roberts — "Anticopernicus" (sff)

Finally, public domain literature downloaded from Amazon:

Thornton W. Burgess — The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (childrens)
Thornton W. Burgess — The Adventures of Mr. Mocker (childrens)
Thornton W. Burgess — The Adventures of Poor Mrs. Quack (childrens)
Thornton W. Burgess — The Adventures of Prickly Porky (childrens)
Thornton W. Burgess — The Adventures of Reddy Fox (childrens)
Thornton W. Burgess — The Adventures of Unc' Billy Possum (childrens)
Thornton W. Burgess — Blacky the Crow (childrens)
Thornton W. Burgess — Mrs. Peter Rabbit (childrens)
Thornton W. Burgess — Old Granny Fox (childrens)
Daniel Defoe — Moll Flanders (classic)
Charles Dickens — Bleak House (classic)
Charles Dickens — David Copperfield (classic)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle — The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (mystery)
Alexandre Dumas — The Count of Monte Cristo (classic)
Rudyard Kipling — The Jungle Book (classic)
William Hope Hodgson — the Night Land (sff)
Jack London — The Call of the Wild (mainstream)
Jack London — White Fang (mainstream)
Herman Melville — Bartleby, the Scrivener (classic)
E. Nesbit — The Story of the Treasure Seekers (childrens)
Anna Sewell — Black Beauty (childrens)
Adam Smith — An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (non-fiction)
William Makepeace Thackeray — Vanity Fair (classic)
Anthony Trollope — The Way We Live Now (classic)

Phew. This will all keep me busy reading for a while. A lot of the public domain stuff I downloaded just because I could — it was there, I've been wanting to read a lot of it for a while, and this way it's handy.

Posted: 2011-08-02 22:31 — Why no comments?

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