Sunday, October 5, 2014

THE GREAT BOOK PURGE- 100+ books up for grabs!


Sometimes you just have to pull all of your books off the shelves to think clearly... I'll be posting my list of #thegreatbookpurge on my blog tomorrow, any books that aren't claimed by the end of the week will be donated to BookNuts.

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I cleaned out/off my bookshelves; they were bulging under the strain of so many books. I have removed the following books from my library, some because I have multiple copies, some because I didn't like them, and some because I read them (once or ten times) but don't think I will read them again anytime soon.
Even after the removal of 101 books, my shelves are still stacked two and three layers deep in places...

Anyway, I'm listing all the books I am getting rid of here. If you see anything you're interested in, let me know- leave a comment, or email or ask me in person if you see me often. Ask for one or many. I'm even willing to mail books (within reason) if you want something. Any books that are not claimed by the end of the week will be donated to my favorite (and Charles County's ONLY Independently owned) bookstore, Booknuts. I highly recommend this shop to anyone who is looking for books! They do a great job.

Listed in no particular order, and if you have a question about a book, let me know. Most are paperback, but some are hardback. Some are in pretty pristine condition, others have been read/loved/ dropped in bathtubs, etc...

Also, if you've lent me a book in the last 5 years or so, I recommend reading this list carefully. I think I've got books that belong to other people safely set aside, but I might have missed one.

This list is up for grabs until Friday, October 10. As books are being claimed, I'll try to update the list.

  • Tropic of Cancer- Henry Miller CLAIMED 
  • The house on Mango Street- Sandra Cisneros CLAIMED
  • Practical Demon keeping- Christopher Moore CLAIMED
  • Anna Karenia- Leo Tolstoy CLAIMED
  • 21st Century Skills- Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel
  • A century of lesbian erotica- edited by Susie Bright, CLAIMED
  • So you want to be a pirate? Here's How- John "Ol'Chumbucket" Baur and Mark "Cap.n Slappy" Summers
  • Welcome to the monkey house- Kurt Vonnegut Jr. CLAIMED
  • The perks of being a wallflower- Stephen Chbosky (I have a couple of copies of this)
  • Sacred journey of the peaceful warrior- Dan Millman CLAIMED
  • Pirates- Celia Rees
  • The painted kiss- Elizabeth Hickey CLAIMED
  • Once upon a time (erotic fairy tales for women)- edited by Michael Ford CLAIMED
  • All the king's men- Robert Penn Warren
  • The first Counsel- Brad Meltzer
  • The innocent man- John Grisham
  • Nat. Geo. Travel Guide to Mexico
  • Clymer repair guide for Honda motorcycles VT500, 1983-1988
  • The queen of clean conquers clutter- Linda Cobb CLAIMED
  • The worst case scenario survival handbook: Parenting- by Joshua Piven,
  • Speak- Laurie Halse Anderson CLAIMED
  • Reservation Blues- Sherman Alexie CLAIMED
  • Fluke- Christopher Moore
  • Coyote Blue- Christopher Moore CLAIMED
  • Koko- Peter Straub
  • The bonfire of the vanities- Tom Wolfe
  • The client- John Grisham
  • The Sweet Potato Queens big ass cookbook- Jill Conner Browne
  • Seawolf- Patrick Robinson
  • Unlearned pleasures and other stories- Ursula Hegi
  • Lost- Gregory Maguire CLAIMED
  • God save the Sweet Potato Queens- Jill Conner Browne
  • The sweet potato queens book of love- Jill Conner Browne
  • Wicked- Gregory Maguire CLAIMED
  • Son of a witch- Gregory Maguire CLAIMED
  • Cry the beloved country- Alan Paton
  • The voice of the butterfly- John Nichols
  • Teacher man- Frank McCourt
  • The sweet potato queens field guide to men- Jill Conner Browne
  • Possessing the secret of joy- Alice Walker CLAIMED 
  • The Valachi papers- Peter Maas
  • The lust lizard of melancholy cove- Christopher Moore CLAIMED
  • Spiritual Parenting- Hugh & Gayle Prather CLAIMED
  • Corporate Cowboy- Sandra Mann
  • Encyclopedia of an ordinary life- Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Pyrates in petticoats- Cathy (Kate) Johnson
  • Lesbian short stories- edited by Margaret Reynolds CLAIMED
  • Succulent Wild Woman- Sark CLAIMED
  • Leaning into the Wind- edited by Linda Hasselstrom, CLAIMED
  • The story of the greatest nations, Vol X. (Turkey, Scandinavia, Netherlands)- Edward Ellis ( OLD BOOK, Published in 1906) CLAIMED
  • Introduction to Plant Biology- James Bidlack & Shelly Jansky (12th ed., CSM is currently using 13 or 14th ed. but this will still work for the Botany course there)
  • Sociology- Margaret Andersen & Howard Taylor (7th ed. still in plastic wrap- good for CSM SOC course)
  • The Christmas Train- David Baldacci CLAIMED
  • The two princesses of Bamarre- Gail Carson Levine CLAIMED
  • The moon and sixpence- W. Somerset Maugham CLAIMED
  • The navigator- Clive Cussler
  • The Jefferson Key- Steve Berry
  • The Shadow of the Wind- Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • I still dream about you- Fannie Flagg CLAIMED
  • Three in death (Interlude in death, Midnight in death, Haunted in death) - Nora Roberts as J.D. Robb
  • The taste of a man- Slavenka Drakulic
  • Problems- John Updike
  • Of human bondage- W. Somerset Maugham
  • The count of Monte Cristo- Alexandre Dumas CLAIMED
  • Marine Biology quick Study card
  • The Skinny on College Success- Jim Randel & Carol Randel
  • Connections: An insiders guide to college success- Jennifer Latino,
  • Hack the SAT- Eliot Schrefer
  • Heat- Joyce Carol Oates
  • Ape House- Sara Gruen
  • The Sorcerer's Companion- Allan Zola Kronzck & Elizabeth Kronzck
  • Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All- Allan Gurganus CLAIMED
  • The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown
  • The Wedding- Nicholas Sparks
  • Girl Z, My life as a teenage zombie- C.A. Verstraete
  • The American Tradition in Literature- edited by George and Barbara Perkins Volume 2, (12th ed. used for one of CSM's Literature courses)
  • Our Digital World- edited by Jon Gordon, (2nd edition, used for a CSM course)
  • Psychology by Saundra Ciccarelli and J. Noland White (I have both the 2nd and 3rd editions of this text, which is used for CSM's Psych course. I also have the study guide for the second edition.)
  • Bibliotherapy- the girl's guide to books for every phase of our lives- Nancy Peske and Beverly West CLAIMED
  • Democracy in America- Alexis de Tocqueville CLAIMED
  • It's a Chick Thing- edited by Ame Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry
  • Stitchstyle Mittens 20 fashion knit and crochet patterns (I don't even know how to knit or crochet. Sometimes I marvel at my own bookshelves in wonder.) CLAIMED
  • Making the Cut- Jillian Michaels
  • Hungry Girl- Lisa Lillien
  • The Golden Compass- Phillip Pullman CLAIMED
  • Vanity Fair- William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Women who run with the wolves- Clarissa Pinkola Estes CLAIMED
  • Population: 485- Michael Perry
  • Your best body now- Tosca Reno
  • Snow- Orhan Pamuk
  • The Mad student survival guide for those bored of education
  • The terror dream- Susan Faludi CLAIMED
  • American Government and Politics- Joseph Bessette & John Pitney (used in a CSM course)
  • Introduction to criminal justice- Larry Siegel & Joseph Senna (11th edition, used in a CSM course)
  • Amulet- Kazu Kibuishi (graphic novel) CLAIMED
  • The best American Comics of 2007- edited by Chris Ware
  • The BUST guide to the new girl order- edited by Marcelle Karp and Debbie Stoller CLAIMED
  • Rain Gods- James Lee Burke
  • The Awakening and selected stories- Kate Chopin CLAIMED
  • Catch-22- Joseph Heller
  • In the name of the Rose- Umberto Eco

Ok, That's it for now. Please adopt a lonely book & give it a forever home. Or read it once and pass it on... Let me know.

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