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Local (or not so local) LJ folks - book lovers especially [Apr. 5th, 2010|02:45 pm]
John
I have some books that I should get rid of. They were good books, I'm glad I found them, I'm glad I read them, but I don't think I'm going to want to read them again.

The one thing I can't bear to think of doing is throwing them away.

The second worst thing I could do is give them to some place like Half Price Books, which might decide to recycle them if they don't sell.

I'd be glad to give them (for free - I'll even pay for shipping) to anyone who will appreciate them, and that includes a re-seller who will sell them.

The books are:
The Jinian trilogy from the True Game books (Sheri S Tepper)
The Mavin trilogy (same)
*Possibly* the original True Game trilogy (I have to make sure my new TP edition includes all the maps and charts and stuff)

Probably the "Door into..." trilogy by Diane Duane

There are more - but these are the ones that I spent time and money hunting down, do these are the ones that it would wound me to see out of circulation.
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[User Picture]From: droewyn
2010-04-05 10:14 pm (UTC)
I'd love to read the "Door into" trilogy. I love Diane Duane, and I've never been able to find a copy of those.

Also, is that offer of cheap Windows 7 / Office still open?
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2010-04-05 10:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Office, what edition do you need? I can get Home and Student, Standard, Pro, or Ultimate.
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[User Picture]From: droewyn
2010-04-05 10:36 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking either Standard or Student. Basically, I want Word and Excel.
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2010-04-18 04:11 pm (UTC)
Okay. Since Student has OneNote (I suppose, instead of Clippy, they'll need an animated assistant called "Johnny" for this), I ordered that, and Windows 7, and I have them available. IIRC, I have your mailing address Somewhere - so I can probably mail it out Really Soon Now.

Re: books, there's been an interesting situation involving them, and my complete lack of US postal service.... (some of my stuff got sent through the mail - don't ask - and I don't get mail because the postal service is being a collection of complete shitheads a bit of a pain.) But if I can get them all together, when I try to get my mail Monday, I'll see what I can do.
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[User Picture]From: droewyn
2010-04-19 10:19 am (UTC)
Sounds great -- Let me know how much I owe you and I'll send a check.

Your USPS problems sound damned inconvenient. I hope they pull their heads out of their asses resolve your issues soon. If not, don't worry about the books.
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[User Picture]From: ccprince
2010-04-05 10:35 pm (UTC)
You might also look into paperbackswap.com — randibeeman has had a lot of success over there, both in getting rid of books we don't want any more (and can't sell at Powell's) and in getting new and fun stuff.
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[User Picture]From: hopeevey
2010-04-05 11:21 pm (UTC)
paperbackswap.com and bookmooch are both very good sites.

I would gleefully pay for the shipping for the Sheri S Tepper books, as I have not read those. I've adored everything else of hers I've read.
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[User Picture]From: juliansinger
2010-04-06 12:08 am (UTC)
I don't think I have the Jinian books anymore, but I've /read/ them, so I won't ask for 'em unless no one else wants 'em.
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[User Picture]From: glinda_w
2010-04-06 01:01 am (UTC)
All of those are books that I kept, and kept in the apartment on shelves within reach.

Sortakinda coincidentally, Saturday night I finished a re-read of the "Door Into..." books. :)

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[User Picture]From: marypcb
2010-04-07 12:11 am (UTC)
if you don't shift everything you value, once Elliot Bay Books finishes moving to Capitol Hill and gets its second hand section going again, it's an awesome bookshop that is known for hving a good secondhand sf section so beloved duplicates should get a good life there
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[User Picture]From: johnpalmer
2010-04-18 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll have to check them out in the future. I do like the idea of buying an out of print book just to read and return (unless it's such a good read that I need to keep it).
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