The Ultimate Shelf-Cleaning Book Giveaway Continues


After much swishing around in a salad bowl with pinching fingers, The Perfect Grandson has chosen the first winner of The Ultimate Shelf-Cleaning Book Giveaway!

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!

Now we begin again. Isn’t this exciting? This time I’ve included all the books David didn’t run off with, as well as some from the “B” shelf. Remember – all you have to do is leave a comment here telling me which three books you’d like to have. On June 30, The Perfect Grandson will dip his spitty hand into the salad bowl and choose another winner.

As always, this giveaway is only for those in the lower 48 states because just the gas to get to the mailbox is dipping into my typewriter fund. God knows what shipping to Mongolia or Perth would cost. And don’t include a shipping address in your comment because – let’s face it – the world is full of folks with ill-intent. We’ll find each other after the drawing.

Choose three free books from the following list:

Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe (PB)
The Essays, Francis Bacon (PB)
Mr. Sammler’s Planet, Saul Bellow (HB)
Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet, 2 vols, Poetry, Prose (HB)
Dream of Fair to Middling Women, Sameul Beckett (HB)
Little Big Man, Thomas Berger (HB)
Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand (PB)
Leaving Cold Sassy, Olive Ann Burns (HB)
Passion of the Mind, A.S. Byatt (HB)
Evelina, Fanny Burney (PB)
Babel Tower, A.S. Byatt (PB)
The Teachings of Don B., Donald Barthelme (HB)
Possession, A.S. Byatt (PB)
Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley (PB)
The Life of Samuel Johnson, James Boswell (PB)


The Silence of the LLano , Rudolpho Anaya (PB)
Lucky Jim, Kingsly Amis (PB)
The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, Paula Gunn Allen (PB)
Cat’s Eye,Margaret Atwood (HC)
Portrait in Sepia, Isabel Allende (PB)
Bastard Out of Carolina, Dorothy Allison (PB)
Grandmothers of the Light: A Medicine Woman’s Sourcebook, Paula Gunn Allen (PB)
I am Anastasia;: The Autobiography of the Grand-Duchess of Russia , Roland Krug von Nidda, translated from the German by Oliver Coburn, 1958 (HC)

If you’ll notice, I didn’t include links to the newly added books. That whole process was tiresome and put me in a mood. Look them up, though, because they’re all good used books. Not pristine, mind you, just free.

Help a girl out – choose some free books.

10 thoughts on “The Ultimate Shelf-Cleaning Book Giveaway Continues

  1. *applauds Perfect Grandson*Lets see, my pick for this round:Possession, A.S. ByattCat’s Eye,Margaret AtwoodPortrait in Sepia, Isabel AllendeThanks

  2. The Perfect Grandson is a good worker!!Okay, not that I don’t already have a ton of books, I’m playing along because I want more!!Leaving Cold SassyBastard Out of Carolina (because of you, Timothy)Grandmothers of the Light-A Medicine Woman’s SourcebookNow I’m all giddy!!

  3. So fun!My choices this time around are:+ Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe (PB)+ Passion of the Mind, A.S. Byatt (HB)+ I am Anastasia;: The Autobiography of the Grand-Duchess of Russia , Roland Krug von Nidda, translated from the German by Oliver Coburn, 1958 (HC)

  4. Fingers crossed:Things Fall ApartI am AnastasiaSelected Works of Stephen Vincent BenetAlways nice to look forward to the possibilities of future books.

  5. Fabulous! I’ve got takers again and couldn’t be more pleased. The Perfect Grandson is also pleased, as he’s particularly partial to ripping and throwing little slips of paper. More free books for you, more bookshelf space for me!

  6. What a great way to acquire some new (to me anyway) books! Here are my choices:

    The Essays – Francis Bacon
    Mr. Sammler's Planet – Saul Bellow
    The Teachings of Don B. – Donald Barthelme


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