Sooo, it's come to my attention that I've been winning a lot of cool books from a lot of cool bloggers lately. This reminds me that A)I have no place to put more books B) I promised to host some sort of giveaway in those lengthy draggy months that stand between Christmas and springtime, and C) I've got a bunch of books that are duplicates or that both my mother and I have read that are ready to be cast off upon the unsuspecting public in one way or another. So, in this case, I'm hoping that my "trash" is your treasure and I can interest you in some books that need new homes, so that I can make space for the new (or even the old that I don't quite have space for...)!
First, the duplicates. I haven't read these, but I keep buying them.
The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
Turning Angel by Greg Iles
Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
And then the ones I've read and want to pass on...
Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan - I wasn't terribly in love with this one as you might be able to tell from my review, but I know it made a lot of blogger "Best of" lists last year.
The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty - A book that I didn't think I liked upon finishing it but found myself thinking about long after, another one that a lot of people seem to like more than I did.
Even the Stars Look Lonesome by Maya Angelou - An essay collection that had its moments.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - That's right everybody, I'm giving away my paperback copy of Twilight. I wanted to buy the rest of the series, and it was cheaper to buy the box set of all four than to buy the last three individually, so if there's one person left out there that wants to read this book and hasn't, why here's your chance!
A Tranquil Star by Primo Levi - This is a nifty little book of largely satirical short stories, I guess you could say. Oh no, this means I've read more short stories than I thought, but I forgot about them! Here's my review.
The Nitty Gritty: All eight are used, some more gently than others, but all in totally readable condition. Songs for the Missing and The Rest of Her Life are ARCs. I register all my books on BookCrossing, so I can watch them travel. You certainly don't have to journal them if you don't want to (though I'd like it if you did!), but expect them to come with a BookCrossing label stuck inside the front cover. I'm willing to make the giveaway international, but will send a maximum of three of these books outside of the U.S., so there can be as many as three winners who don't live in my country. I want to give everybody a chance, but I don't want to spend more money getting rid of my books than I do acquiring them, so I'm thinking this seems like a fair trade-off.
To enter, leave me a comment here. Tell me which of the books you're interested in winning and leave me an e-mail address or some means of contacting you. You can enter for as many of the books as you please, but you'll only win one, unless, um, nobody wants my books in which case the rules might be bent ever-so-slightly. Please get your entry in by March 6th (yes, I've extended the deadline!), and I'll draw the winners over the weekend sometime. Also, please specify if you're in the U.S. or not to make it easier on me. I should have specified that from the start, but I kind of didn't - so if you're entered already, don't worry about it, but if you're reading this sentence, please do! ;-)
Okay, now take my books, mmmkay?
P.S. My giveaway told me that it wanted to play with all the other giveaways at the Book Giveaway Carnival, and I just couldn't say no since it's been such a good little giveaway.