I’ll cut to the chase on this one. For the three years plus that Deep Space Spines has been a thing, I’ve been able to comfortably afford the books thanks to the relative cheapness of mass market paperbacks and the generosity of my readers, and have built up quite a strong reading buffer. Following the most recent review for The Laertian Gamble, I have in my possession every book to be reviewed for the next 53 weeks. However, after that point, some titles, particularly in the YA line, are outlandishly expensive even at my level of combined disposable income and financial patronage. So, operating on the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, I’ve decided to open up the site to donations of books as well as money. To that end, I’ve added a page called Books the Site Needs, where I’ll list books that, shall we say, make my eyes bug out when I look them up online, and see if I can’t get some of them that way.
Thanks as always for frequenting this silly little site of mine and being the awesome people you are.