Sunday, October 23, 2011

still clearing my clutter

Well, we have signed on the dotted line, so we are definitely downsizing. Someday I will post a picture of the view from the deck so you can see why I'm willing to do this.

Today's topic is getting rid of books.  It kills me.  But I have two full walls of built-in bookshelves in this house and there are none at the new place, so a bunch of them have to go.  I wasn't sure exactly how to do it, because when I've seen other book giveaways, they've been about marketing or promoting something.  I'm just trying to get rid of a bunch of books, which breaks my heart, so it will be easier to do if I know they are going to good homes. 

Read over the list below and see if there's anything you want.  If so, leave a comment and/or e-mail me.  If you don't already have my e-mail address, click on "profile" (I'll move it up to the top of the page so it's easier to find), and click on my name.  Tell me your top 3-5 choices from the list and give me your snail mail address.

At the end of the week I'll divvy things up (based mostly on what order I receive your requests), and send them out media mail, which means it will take about ten days for them to reach you.  I have no idea how many people will respond, so I don't know how many books you'll be getting.  I'm kind of excited to see how this turns out!! 

Unfortunately, not all of these are good books.  But some are duplicates of my absolute favorites-- if you've been reading along, you'll recognize them.  Don't worry-- you're not getting my only copy.  I somehow ended up with two (or even three) copies of some of these.  They are all used, and since I tend to buy my books used to start with, some of them are not in very good condition.  But they're all perfectly readable.  They are all romance novels.  If this goes well, I may do it again with other types of books, but at the moment, I'm just clearing out my stash of romance novels.

The list:

Kleypas:  Mine till Midnight, Seduce Me at Sunrise, Tempt Me at Twilight, Lady Sophia's Lover, Suddenly You, Stranger in My Arms, Dreaming of You

Balogh:  First Comes Marriage, Then Comes Seduction, At Last Comes love, Ideal Wife, Slightly Married, Slightly Sinful

Crusie:  Bet Me, Crazy for You, Charlie All Night, What the Lady Wants, Tell Me Lies, Fast Women

Luanne Rice, The Edge of Winter
Patricia Rice, Almost Perfect
Sandra Brown, The Crush
Laurens/Balogh/D'Alessandro/Hern, It Happened One Night
Kristan Higgins, Where Fools Rush In
Susan Eliz. Phillips,  This Heart of Mine
Jennifer Ashley, Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie
Anne Stuart, Heat Lightning
Patricia Gaffney, Lily
Stephanie Laurens, Rake's Vow
Anne Mallory, Three Nights of Sin
Lori Foster, Say No to Joe
Foster/Bradly/Callen/Marquez, Hot and Bothered
Kathleen O'Reilly, Nightcap and Beyond Seduction
Julie James, A Lot Like Love


  1. I feel your pain with this. It is always hard to give away books. I have a funny memory for WAY back, when we came to visit your family in Dallas. I was sleeping on the floor in someone's room and I was reading late into the evening by the light that was coming in through the doorway. Strange.

    And I love that I have read every one of those books on that list.

  2. Ugh, that must be hard. Have you thought about donating to a needy library?

  3. Hi, Delia-- our library doesn't take unsolicited donations. And since these are all pretty well-used paperbacks, I don't think they'd want them. I have received a couple of e-mails, so I'll send those out. The rest will go to Goodwill, which is where I usually take them. It's where I often buy them, too! so I'll have to drop them off in back and NOT GO INSIDE in order to avoid negating the value of the whole thing by buying a bunch of new ones.... :-)

  4. I am putting this up on tonight's post, and will e-mail you later.

  5. Aunt BeaN,
    Are there any women's shelters in your area? In the past when I've been forced to bite my lip and give up books, I've taken them to shelters. The books were always welcomed--especially paperbacks.

    Carrie (A mostly lurking and rarely posting Betty)

    P.S. I found my way over from Julie's blog.

  6. Hi, Carrie-- great idea! I will check into that.

  7. I'm here from Julie's blog, too.

    Can I have Tempt Me at Twilight? And I'll email you my address if it's still available. :)

  8. Anna-- yes, it is still available! I haven't mailed anything yet because there are still a few responses dribbling in. E-mail me at bnelson477 at gmail dot com with your snail mail address.