Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Book Giveaway

As I tripped over a stack of books in my living room floor, spilling a bowl of blue corn tortilla chips onto the carpet, I thought mid-fall, "Perhaps I have too many books." Also, OH SHIT MY CORN CHIPS, but mostly just the first one.

I don't really own too many books. It's more that I don't own enough shelves, or the wall space to accommodate them. Thus the floor stacks. And the counter stacks, and the nightstand stacks, and the refrigerator stacks (give me time).

I'll be putting a bunch of books up for sale on and for free on BookMooch later this week, but I thought I would give you guys first dibs. So if you see a book you want (limit one per person) in the list below, just leave a comment with your name and the title of the book. Please check that no one else has requested it already (first come, first serve). Then send me an email at scifibrarian (at) gmail (dot) com with your address and I'll mail it out.

Your book will probably come with other goodies too. Maybe a bookmark? Or some lulinternet stickers? This feather that just fell out of my pillow? The possibilities are endless.

Here you go:

When She Woke, by Hillary Jordan. Hardcover. My review here.

The Telling, by Ursula Le Guin. Hardcover. I unknowingly acquired two copies. Like I said, too many books.

The Hunting of the Snark: An Agony in Eight Fits, by Lewis Carroll. Hardcover, illustrated -  a Melville House book. For the kiddies. Or the eccentric adult.

Us, by Michael Kimball. Paperback. My review here.

during my nervous breakdown i want to have a biographer present, by Brandon Scott Gorrell. Again, two copies. My review here.

I Have the Right to Destroy Myself, by Young-Ha Kim. Paperback. My review here.

Mr. Peanut, by Adam Ross. Paperback.

Sin City, by Frank Miller. Paperback. No comment. Okay, comment. I hated it. I'll take Alan Moore over Frank Miller any day. But maybe you'll like it!

I also have two extra copies of Artifice Magazine issue #4. I'll be glad to send one with the book you choose, or just the magazine by itself. A small little journal, but filled with incredible writing.

Anything not claimed by Tuesday, March 6th will be thrown to the rest of the internet.


  1. Ooo, I would love to have a copy of Ursula Le Guin's THE TELLING. You can give it to me at work. *grins*

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  3. ugh we have to do something like this too ... we have waaayyyy too many books. we'll wait til we move though!! nice of you to send stuff out

  4. Could I trouble you for "during my nervous breakdown i want to have a biographer present"? E-mail should be received shortly -- sometime after I actually send it, I imagine!

    1. Absolutely! I was hoping someone would request this book.

  5. When she woke, Mr. Peanut and Sin City would all make me happy. I'd be happy to pay shipping if needed since I really don't know your current locale.

    I haven't read his work, but the film adaptation of Sin City is one of my favorites. I've seen it 10 times at least. Also, Alan Moore writes some awesome stuff, but man is he a dick.

    1. It's no problem for me to send all 3 -- I'm just here in Roanoke. Just email (or direct message me on Facebook or twitter) your address and I'll send them out!