Monday, June 15, 2009

Books? Anybody?

(c) 2009 Ms. Huis Herself at

So... one of my 2009 resolutions was to get rid of 365 things. Now, I've done pretty well so far (check out the sidebar for current totals), if I do say so myself. Granted, it's helped a lot to have a new nephew to whom we can pass some stuff along, and Pumpkin's 4K teacher had a little girl, so some of the outgrown girly clothes went there, but still, it all counts!

Back a ways, I'd mentioned we'd tried to thin out our bookshelves as we painted the office & therefore had to take everything out. In the comments, it was mentioned that there are readers out there who might be interested in the books we're thinning. Well, I'm going to be getting together with a lot of MN-based women friends this weekend for GAW, which might be a good time to pass along some of those heavy, high-postage books. So, here's a list of the books in boxes in our sunroom that are looking for a home.

Please do not pass judgment on us based on some of these books - we were young OR we were foolish OR neither one of us claims them and blames the other on their presence OR the picture on the front was pretty or some other good excuse! ;)

Nonfiction (non-computerish)
  • Renovating Old Houses: Bringing New Life to Vintage Homes by George Nash (We ended up with 2 copies, I think from one of those great work sales.)
  • (taken!) Building With Stone by Charles McRaven (Again, double copy)
  • (taken!) Learn to Play the Alfred Way - Rock Guitar (Subtitled: All You Need to Know to Play with a Rock Group) (Hey, Kashka, since you didn't end up doing the soap carving, here's your change to improve those guitar skillz! ;) )
  • The Cat I.Q. Test by Melissa Miller (No, T.X. did NOT happen to score well, TYVM!)
  • The Higher Taste: A Guide to Gourmet Vegetarian Cooking and a Karma-Free Diet (Yeah, this one is... not even "different," it's weird.)
  • Babyhood by Paul Reiser (got 2ndhand - there's an inscription in the front "Dear Geordie," blah blah blah.)
  • (taken!)The Folklore of Weddings & Marriage (also from library - illustrated by Tomie de Paola!)

Nonfiction - computerish
  • MCSA Designing Security for Windows 2000 Study Guide (Exam 70-220)
  • MCSA Windows 2000 AcCcelerated Study Guide (Exam 70-240)
  • Mastering Windows NT Server 4 - 6th edition
  • Platinum Edition Using HTML 3.2 Java 1.1 and CGI
  • Java Primer Plus: Supercharging Web Applications with the Java Programming Language
  • Foundations of Visual Basic 4 for Windows 95 Programming
  • MCSE Windows 2000 Server Training Guide (Exam 70-215)


  • (taken!)The Beginning Place by Ursula K. LeGuin
  • SwordQuest: Quest for the ELF KING by Bill Fawcett (on cover it says, "suitable for use with ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS and other role-playing games)
  • Where the Evil Dwells by Clifford D. Simak
  • (taken!)The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (See! They aren't all SF!)
  • The Many-Colored Land (Volume 1 of The Saga of Pliocene Exile) by Julian May
  • Lake Woebegon Days by Garrison Keillor (hardcover)
  • The Riddle of the Wren by (a very young!) Charles de Lint
  • The DarkSword Trilogy Volume 1: Forging the Darksword by Margaret Weiss & Tracy Hickman
  • Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel (purchased in Ireland. An odd ghost story.)
  • Shadowrun: Never Trust an Elf by Robert N. Charrette
  • (taken!) The Little Drummer Girl by John LeCarre
  • (taken!) The Secret Pilgrim by John LeCarre
  • Islay by Douglas Bullard (from a sign language class I took in college)
  • Ben-Hur (a classic! from my old HS library post-tornado)

Ok, so there go you. Speak first and it's yours. Ones not claimed will be sent on to find some other home. I leave Thursday morning for GAW, so if you want one, comment soon.


Mr. Kluges said...

Building with Stone sounds good - think you could drop it off?


Ms. Huis Herself said...

The 2 LeCarre books & the guitar ones have both been claimed.

Suzuri said...

Oooo. I won't be at GAW this year, but I'd love the "•Building With Stone by Charles McRaven (copy 2)" and the Folklore of weddings and marrige one...

Perhaps someone could get them to me who will be adventuring?

Ms. Huis Herself said...

I'll stick 'em in the bag for you, Suzuri, & I'm sure somebody'll volunteer to get them back to you. (BTW, the folklore of weddings one is actually nonfic, not a novel as my misplacement of it on the list might imply... Well, folklore & legends being nonfic, of course... *grin*)

Pusher said...

I'll be Suzuri's book mule.

Also, if you still have room in the luggage, I'll take the LeGuin and the Wharton.

Ms. Huis Herself said...

I don't know, Pusher... I've hear I've got to fit in a massage table... ;) You got it!