Book Purge

 I’ve admitted that I have a hard time throwing books away. However, I don’t have a hard time giving books away. In fact I like it when books find a good home. I bring this up because I’m going through a bookshelf purge. This happens a couple times a year when my bookshelves become so full of new books that I have to find a home for some of the ones I haven’t read in awhile, have two or more copies of, and/or no longer have an interest in having them on my shelves.

Instead of donating these books to a local thrift store, I thought I’d see if any of you are interested in them. I thought I’d start with three books and see how they were received. If the program proves to be popular I may add a couple more books next week.

The three books I’m giving away are the following:

  • Skinny Dip (Hardcover) by Carl Hiaasen. This was the first book I read by Hiassen and I must admit it was a quick, fun read. Looking forward to reading more of his work.
  • Astronauts & Other Stories (Hardcover) by Matthew Iribarne. This book is a collection of short stories. I actually blogged about one of the stories in this book many years ago. I had a love-hate relationship with his work. I either really liked his stories or really hated them.
  • She’s Come Undone (paperback) by Wally Lamb. I had a hard time with this book. Too depressing for my tastes. Good story though, once I made my way through it.

Update: Skinny Dip and She's Come Undone have been spoken for.

If you would like one of the above books, please read the following rules:

  • You have to send me an e-mail stating which book you would like. Don’t email any shipping info. I’ll email you back and let you know if you’ll be received the book. At that point you can send me a mailing address.
  • You can only request one book. No fair asking for all three. However, if you first choice is already taken, you can e-mail me again and request another.
  • Books are sent out on a first come, first serve basis. So if you’re the first one to e-mail me about one of the above books, you’ll get it.
  • I’ll mail the books anywhere in the world. However, if you live outside of the United States or Canada I might have to slow boat the books to your country if shipping them first class is too expensive. You’ll still get the book, it just might take awhile for it to arrive.
  • I reserve the right to add more rules at any time and without notice.

If you’re still reading and want one of the above books, what are you waiting for? Send me an email!