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Book Giveaway

As I go through all my belongings in preparation to move house this weekend, I realize I need to get rid of a few books.

If you want one or more, let me know. (Comment here, e-mail me, text me, instant message me, call me, send me smoke signals, or tell me in person.)

Priority goes to chrishansenhome and HWMBO, then seinneann_ceoil, then all other London folk, and then folks back in the US (as I'll be in San Diego next week then Boston the week after).

I ask nothing in exchange—the profit is in reading and enjoying the books.

If you're curious about how I felt about these books, you can find my reviews in this journal (easier to find if you're not logged in and thus have fewer posts through which to sift) or in my Library Thing catalogue.

The Books
  • Taran Wanderer, by Lloyd Alexander
  • The High King, by Lloyd Alexander
  • The Robots of Dawn, by Isaac Asimov
  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
  • Timescape, by Gregory Benford
  • A Case of Conscience, by James Blish
  • The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes, by Ray Bradbury
  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clark
  • Mission of Gravity, by Hal Clement
  • The BFG, by Roald Dahl
  • James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
  • A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick
  • Number One, by John Dos Passos
  • The Twenty-One Balloons, by William Pène du Bois
  • Silence, by Shusaku Endo
  • Jude the Obscure, by Thomas Hardy
  • Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
  • Dubliners, by James Joyce
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Tales from Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Other Wind, by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Behold the Man, by Michael Moorcock
  • Why Don't Penguins Feet Freeze? and 114 Other Questions, edited by Mick O'Hare
  • Gateway, by Frederik Pohl
  • The Book of Skulls, by Robert Silverberg
  • A Confederacy of Dunces, by John Kennedy Toole
  • The Time Machine, by H.G. Wells
  • Symbols of the Church, edited by Carroll E. Whittemore

Comments

( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
seinneann_ceoil
Dec. 15th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Ooh!! Ooh!! Ooh!!!

I'll take:

Robots of Dawn
Martian Chronicles
Something Wicked This Way Comes
A Scanner Darkly
A Confederacy of Dunces

Thanks! How best to get them from you?
spwebdesign
Dec. 15th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
Since I can only assume you won't be able to come get them from me before 3 p.m. Sunday at E&C, you could come by Amelia's old place at some point or we could arrange to meet somewhere before I leave next Saturday.
seinneann_ceoil
Dec. 15th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
So you ended up taking her room? Cool!
spwebdesign
Dec. 15th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yep, yep. Silly me, I thought I had mentioned that.

Um, bad news. HWMBO claimed the Dick, and I did say he and his had priority. :( But all the others are set aside for you.
sonata960
Dec. 15th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
Miss C would like: James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl
I would like: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
spwebdesign
Dec. 15th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Okay, if no local claims them first, I will bring them with me when I go to Boston, which will be New Year's Eve.
spwebdesign
Dec. 21st, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
They're yours!
preraphaelite
Dec. 15th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
I would love the Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, and Timescape!! (:
spwebdesign
Dec. 15th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Yours if no one in London claims them!
spwebdesign
Dec. 21st, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Strange and Norrell were claimed, but Timescape is yours.
preraphaelite
Dec. 23rd, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Lovely! Do I get it in person, or otherwise?
spwebdesign
Dec. 23rd, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Well, I hope we can do it in person. I'll be in town from next Saturday until the following Monday or Tuesday.
preraphaelite
Dec. 23rd, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Great! Let me know when is a good day for you, and I'm happy to meet up wherever's convenient. Perhaps I can get you a cup of coffee for your troubles?
chrishansenhome
Dec. 16th, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
Any chance of getting Penguin's Feet back, or is it too late?
spwebdesign
Dec. 16th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
I moved it to my new flat today, but I will bring it back…despite HWMBO's instructions not to give you anymore books. ;)

Oh, btw, I still have the two Nouwen books you lent me a while back.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 17th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC)
Boss what's with all the kids books? And sci-fi? I read the Taran books years ago they're not a patch on the Chronicles of Narnia, or even the Tolkien books.

If you haven't read any Murakami yet I do recommend it. "Dance Dance Dance" is particularly weird and wonderful, but they're all good. Oh "After the Quake" is my favourite, short stories, really good, especially "Super-frog saves Tokyo".

But I guess Murakami doesn't really look like your thing. He's more your "magic-realism" kind of guy, like a modern-day Mikhail Bulgakov.

Anyhow have a good Xmas and see you in Schubert land in Jan.

Cheers

Stéphane
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