Free Books! The Ultimate, Shelf-Cleaning Book Giveaway


The books are out of control and it’s time for a change. Here’s the problem – I have two very large, full bookshelves, and forty boxes more in the garage. This represents a lifetime of serious and frivolous book collecting. The thought of having a fire sale with all my business thrown out on tables in the yard doesn’t appeal to me. There will be enough of that going on after I’m gone. I’d like these books to go to people who actually care and want to read. So, the Ultimate Shelf-Cleaning Book Giveaway.

Here’s how it works. Leave a comment on this post between June 1st and June 14. Pick three books from the Wish List below and list them in your comments. On June 15th I’ll put everyone’s name in a salad bowl and have The Perfect Grandson draw the winner. He’s been practicing his pincher skills lately with Cheerios, so you can count on him. The winner will receive all three books. I’ll just keep adding new books twice a month until all my excess books have new homes. On June 15th, we’ll start again.

Don’t post your mailing address on this blog! God only knows what could happen. We can get in touch with each other after I announce the winner on June 15. Please be in the lower 48 states, by the way. I’m not shipping for free to Malta or anything.

I’m starting with the “A” shelves. Quit laughing.

Choose three from the Wish List:

I Shall Not Be Moved by Maya Angelou (PB)
The Silence of the LLano by Rudolpho Anaya (PB)
Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende (HC)
Lucky Jim by Kingsly Amis (PB)
The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions by Paula Gunn Allen (PB)
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood (HC)
Maya Angelou Poems (PB)
Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende (PB)
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison (PB)
Grandmothers of the Light: A Medicine Woman’s Sourcebook by Paula Gunn Allen (PB)
I am Anastasia;: The autobiography of the Grand-Duchess of Russia by Roland Krug von Nidda, translated from the German by Oliver Coburn, 1958 (HC)
Daughters of Fortune by Isabel Allende (HC)

I’ve provided links so you can take a look at the offerings before deciding, but be assured these are USED books. Most look really good, but that Anastasia book, for example, is in fairly scrappy condition. I may have written in some of these books. In fact, I probably did and you’ll get all manner of margin note scribbling. Who cares, they’re free.

Help a girl out. Choose some books.

16 thoughts on “Free Books! The Ultimate, Shelf-Cleaning Book Giveaway

  1. I may one day adopt this same policy. For now, I’m content to gather books 🙂Count me in for this fantastic giveaway! My choices : Lucky JimDaughter of FortunePortrait in SepiaThanks!callmeabookworm at gmail dot com

  2. My 3: Of Love and Shadows, The Sacred Hoop, Maya Angelou Poems.I had to read I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in high school. Might as well see some of her poetry.Good idea, Monda!

  3. I’d like to throw my hat into the ring. Or my name into the hat, as it were. My three:I am AnastasiaSacred Hoopaaaannnnnd…….why not Maya Angelou PoemsI look forward to more drawings. And more alphabetical shelves.

  4. This is a superb idea! Great titles so far! How many more from the A shelf? I think I may wait to see what’s next! Choosing from these, I think I’d love to have:Portrait in SepiaBastard Out of CarolinaLucky Jim (have to read that, just for the sake of it)Very cool idea! I’m excited just to see the books you have!

  5. Wonderful idea. Thank you.My choices: Bastard Out of Carolina, Portrait in Sepia, Of Love and Shadows.Kind regards.

  6. David Russell – you’ve won the Maya Angelou poems, and Isabel Allende’s Of Love and Shadows and Daughters of Fortune! Just slip a note to ohmonda(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll get those to you. Congratulations!

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