In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren (who was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie‘s This Week in Books). Basically you just post about new books that came into your house over the past week, whether in the mail or by getting them at the library or by buying them in a store. Capiche?
I actually didn’t get any books in the mail this week, which was more disappointing than I thought it’d be. So I downloaded a lot of books to make up for it. I downloaded…69 books.
BUT WAIT! All of them were free! Only one wasn’t actually available for free itself, but I used a gift card on it so it was free for me anyway. I don’t entirely feel like listing all of them, but most of the non-public domain books can be found here.
So the books break down like this:
– 8 are self-published (although apparently “quality” self-published books. I don’t know yet for sure, as I haven’t read them yet)
– 8 were publisher freebies
– 1 was a freebie from an author that is traditionally published
– 50 were public domain books (37 of which were P.G. Wodehouse books. I think it was 37, anyway.)
– 1 was a non-free book (the Genghis Khan book from here)
– 1 was a freebie from the publisher for buying the print version
(I also downloaded some samples, but I’m not counting them as they aren’t complete books. Obviously.)
It does seems sort of insane, but I can’t resist freebies (or cheapies, for that matter). The public domain books were a surprise, but I was hunting around Project Gutenberg for some lady!explorer books and stumbled upon a bookshelf for travel in Africa that had a lot of Victorian exploration books on it and those are even MORE difficult for me to resist than regular freebies. And then I watched a lot of Jeeves and Wooster and wanted some Wodehouse. So!
What did you get in the mail this week? Or, what did you download this week?