Book Hoarders Anon
Posted by Anneque D. Machelle
I spent this morning fine tuning the reading list and making plans for how it will work next year. Seems out of the 26 places reserved for e-novels, 17 are already filled. So we’ll see how that goes. If you have a novella or short story that you’d like to recommend (essentially anything under 50 000 words), there are still stacks of places left for those.
Also being incorporated into the list are physical books. Well, everyone has their Pile. The Pile you can see is actually only the tip of the iceberg. Think of all those books you’re meaning to read that you don’t even own. All those classic must-reads and new popular fiction, like Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. With the Pile in mind there are an additional 26 physical books on the list for 2014. Not all of those places are taken, and unfortunately there are none I’d call indie (though they are by no means all best sellers ). I think I’ll buy Divergent and then just hit up the books on my shelves. There are at least 200 waiting to be read. I collect books like mad. It’s unfair. Especially at this time of year, when book sellers set up market stalls where you can buy their excess stock for $6 a pop. Or five for $25. That’s crazy. For that price you can buy books without even reading the blurb.
Okay, here are the reading lists, so let’s get them over with and then you can tell me all about your own compulsive book hoarding.
- James L. Wilber, My Babylon
- Shaun Penny, The Death of Eve
- Helen Valentina, Curiosity
- Shaune Lafferty Webb, Balanced in an Angel’s Eye
- Jonathan L. Howard, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer
- Karen Miller, Empress of Mijak
- Andrew Beasley, The Claws of Evil (Battles of Ben Kingdom)
- Peter V. Brett, The Great Bazaar & Brayan’s Gold (I assume these are two different stories, but the book is only small)
- Marissa Burt, Storybound
- Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil
Novellas and Shorts
- George Orwell, Animal Farm
- Snow Hudson, Dr. Homebrew (I have sneakily read half of this already)
- Skye Hegyes, Chiller
- Kristi Lazzari, Tomorrow’s Promise
- Robbie MacNiven, Heavenfall
Without a list, these things would never get done.
How about you? What’s the state of your reading pile? Are you like me, hoarding books like mad for the day the internet is lost and we become keepers of all knowledge? Or is that what libraries are for?