The year is 2008. Tor is giving away free eBooks. Lots of them.
I featured those eBooks on this blog as they were released, adding a little bit of information about the authors or the books. I'd also planned on eventually doing accompanying reviews for each of the titles released. There was only one problem: I had no 'good' option for reading them. I can't read long form on a computer screen, nor did I want to print every one of those books. Kind of defeats the e-purpose, if you know what I mean.
Now, thanks to my new Kindle and Amazon's free PDF-to-AZW conversion process (see "Option to Convert PDF Files to Kindle Format" at bottom of page), I'm finally not only getting around to reading those eBooks, but I'll also be reviewing them. Some might be micro-reviews, others will be full reviews. Some of the eBooks I might start and not finish; I'll note that in the review.
Consider this a long term goal. It might take the better part of the year (or longer) to get through them all as I'll also be reading other eBooks along the way. But, now that I have a viable option for reading eBooks, I figure it's time to crack open my treasure trove of free eBooks and start reading them.
This effort goes hand-in-hand with my joining LibraryThing's 50 Book Challenge for 2010 (more on that forthcoming).
For reference, here is the list of eBooks previously given away by Tor. I'll review them in roughly the same order (though I'm starting with Old Man's War by John Scalzi).
- Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson [ read my review ]
- Old Man's War by John Scalzi [ read my review ]
- Spin by Robert Charles Wilson [ read my review ]
- The Outstretched Shadow by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory [ read my review ]
- Farthing by Jo Walton [ read my review ]
- Crystal Rain by Tobias Buckell [ read my review ]
- Lord of the Isles by David Drake [ read my review ]
- Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold [ read my review ]
- The Disunited States of America by Harry Turtledove [ read my review ]
- Reiffen’s Choice by S.C. Butler [ read my review ]
- Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder [ read my review ]
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest [ read my review ]
- Spirit Gate by Kate Elliott
- Starfish by Peter Watts [ read my review ]
- Touch of Evil by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
- A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham
- Orphans of Chaos by John Wright
- In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
- In the Midnight Hour by Patti O'Shea
- Battlestar Galactica by Jeffrey Carver
- Flash by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
- Soul by Tobsha Learner
- Darkness of the Light by Peter David
- War of the Oaks by Emma Bull
- Dogland by Will Shetterly
- Spaceman Blues by Brian Francis Slattery
- The Buried Pyramid by Jane Lindskold
- Spirit Walk by Charles de Lint
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