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Yes, it's time again for the Annual Weeding of the Psmith Bookshelves, and the subsequent search to get them adopted into good and loving homes. It's a long list this year (I was very firm with myself), but the rules haven't changed: if you want one or two or six or ten, just comment to this post listing which ones you want. I'll box them up and ship them.

You don't need to do anything in return, but if you want to, please give to one of the following excellent causes: Planned Parenthood (people), the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (animals), or the Kansas Rural Center (sustainable agriculture).

Format (hardcover hc or pb) is given in the list. Unless otherwise noted, all are in very good condition. If you want to know more about any of them, just ask :)

Fiction - sci fi, fantasy, general fiction

The hangman's daughter by Oliver Potzsch (pb)
Portnoy's complaint by Philip Roth (pb, obv used)
Longbourn by Jo Baker (pb) - retelling of Pride and Prejudice from belowstairs
Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld (pb) - prep school adventures
The winter without milk by Jane Avrich (pb) - short stories
A discovery of witches by Deborah Harkness (hc)
The Star Trek Reader Volumes I, II, III, IV by James Blish (hc, obv used, 2 vols don't have jackets; these are novelizations of some of the original series episodes)
The magic toyshop by Angela Carter (pb)
The town that forgot how to breathe by Kenneth Harvey (pb)
The kingdom of little wounds by Susann Cokal (hc) - fairy tale with syphilis, come on now who doesn't want that?! Actually it's quite good, with gorgeous book and cover design :)
The murder room by P.D. James (pb)
The thirteenth tale by Diane Setterfield (hc)
The white devil by Justin Evans (hc) - murder mystery/ghost story
The year we left home by Jean Thompson (hc)
California by Edan Lepucki (hc) - post-apoc
• A whole bunch of gothic romances by Victoria Holt, all hc ex-library and in crappy condition, but that means you can read them in the bathtub without worrying: Menfreya in the morning, Mask of the enchantress, Daughter of deceit by Victoria Holt, The Judas kiss, Snare of serpents, The India fan, Lord of the far island, House of a thousand lanterns
1984 by George Orwell (pb, obv used)
No blade of grass by John Christopher (pb, obv used) - disease kills all the grass; apocalypse ensues
The last man Vol. 1 by Vaughan and Guerra (hc) - post-apoc graphic novel
Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner (this is a super-nice book, a pristine hardcover 1st edition; I ended up with two copies somehow!)
Shikasta by Doris Lessing (hc)
The witching hour by Anne Rice (pb)
The vampire Armand by Anne Rice (pb)
Violin by Anne Rice (pb)
Taltos by Anne Rice (pb)
Lasher by Anne Rice (pb)

The American heiress by Daisy Goodwin (hc) - Gilded Age romance, very lush
The satanic verses by Salman Rushdie (pb)
Don't try to find me by Holly Brown (hc) - YA runaway story, unusual and well done
Artemis Fowl (#1) by Eoin Colfer (pb)
The bones of Paris by Laurie R. King (hc) - murder mystery in 1930s Paris
The eight by Katharine Neville (pb) - Templars, chess, etc.
The fire by Katharine Neville (hc) - sequel to The Eight
Regina's song by David Edding (pb) - murder mystery with twins
Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner (pb) - YA, celtic myth themes
The infinity concerto by Greg Bear (pb)
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (pb)
Your house is on fire, your children all gone by Stefan Kiesbye (pb)


Nonfiction (cookbooks, gardening, computers, etc.)
What every American should know about who's really running the world by Rossi (pb)
Pity the billionaire by Thomas Frank (hc)
15-minute yoga by Devereuc (pb)
Free to succeed: Designing the life you want in the new free agent economy by Reinhold (pb)
World film locations: Beijing by Berra and Yang (pb)
The geranium on the windowsill died, but teacher you went right on by Cullum (hc, no dust jacket) - lovely picture book for a teacher
Due North: A daily journal (pb, unused; no days of the week or year are given, so it would work for any year; very pretty photos of paintings by Michael Ringer)
Celtic Music by Mathieson (pb)
Celtic Music by Sawyer (pb)

Classic Italian Cookbook by Hazan (pb)
Pastability by Spender (pb)

The garlic lover's cookbook by Gilroy (pb)
Culinaria Germany by (BIG oversize hc, obv used and the cover is loose but still a pretty volume)

Herbs: Gardens, decorations and recipes by Tolley and Mead (hc, pretty but has gift inscription)
30 days to a simpler life by Cox and Evatt (pb)

The new rose expert by Hessayon (pb)
The hands-on gardener: Composting by Ball (pb)
Perennial gardening guide by Valleau (pb)
All about herbs by Ortho Books (pb)
Random House book of roses by Phillips and Rix (pb)
• Fine hand quilting by Leone (pb)
• Ready-to-use floral borders on layout grids by Bernath (pb)
• A whole bunch of O'Reilly reference books: XML, XSLT, Javascript, Unix, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS (pb)

I also have about 30 back issues of Piecework, the wonderful craft magazine published by Interweave Press. Packed with lush illustrations, gorgeous photos, ideas for beading, sewing, felting, quilting, lacemaking, etc etc etc. You can see sample issues on the Piecework website.

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teddyradiator
Dec. 8th, 2014 02:43 am (UTC)
OH god oh god oh god - Any of these you'd want to send me!!!!



• A discovery of witches by Deborah Harkness (hc)
• The Star Trek Reader Volumes I, II, III, IV by James Blish (hc, obv used, 2 vols don't have jackets; these are novelizations of some of the original series episodes)

• A whole bunch of gothic romances by Victoria Holt, all hc ex-library and in crappy condition, but that means you can read them in the bathtub without worrying: Menfreya in the morning, Mask of the enchantress, Daughter of deceit by Victoria Holt, The Judas kiss, Snare of serpents, The India fan, Lord of the far island, House of a thousand lanterns
• 1984 by George Orwell (pb, obv used)

• Thomas the Rhymer by Ellen Kushner (this is a super-nice book, a pristine hardcover 1st edition; I ended up with two copies somehow!)

• The witching hour by Anne Rice (pb)
• The vampire Armand by Anne Rice (pb)
• Violin by Anne Rice (pb)
• Taltos by Anne Rice (pb)
• Lasher by Anne Rice (pb)

• Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey (pb)
• Your house is on fire, your children all gone by Stefan Kiesbye (pb)


• 15-minute yoga by Devereuc (pb)

• Due North: A daily journal (pb, unused; no days of the week or year are given, so it would work for any year; very pretty photos of paintings by Michael Ringer)
• Celtic Music by Mathieson (pb)
• Celtic Music by Sawyer (pb)
• Classic Italian Cookbook by Hazan (pb)
Classic Italian Cookbook by Hazan (pb)
• Pastability by Spender (pb)
• The garlic lover's cookbook by Gilroy (pb)
• Culinaria Germany by (BIG oversize hc, obv used and the cover is loose but still a pretty volume)
• Herbs: Gardens, decorations and recipes by Tolley and Mead (hc, pretty but has gift inscription)
• 30 days to a simpler life by Cox and Evatt (pb)

• Fine hand quilting by Leone (pb)
delphipsmith
Dec. 8th, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
Ha! I knew you'd be the first to pounce :)
teddyradiator
Dec. 8th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
I know! The thing is that I was trying to upload some photos and they bombed, so when I refreshed there you were - I almost hurt myself trying to get my request in early!!
teddyradiator
Dec. 8th, 2014 02:44 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, any of the pieceworks you have left over. Not that I'm being greedy but, yeah, I'm being greedy.
lady_of_clunn
Dec. 8th, 2014 09:12 am (UTC)
If I wouldn't be on the other side of the big pond I'd be all over this!

Just curious - how did you find the German cookbook? I was always wondering what people in other countries would put into one of those. I always imagine it's dishes that even my grandmother only cooked occasionally but I could be totally wrong!
delphipsmith
Dec. 8th, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, don't worry about where you are -- I'm happy to ship anywhere. Claim away!

The German cookbook (you can see it here on Amazon) was given to me by elderly gentleman for whom I do book searches and act as sort of an email intermediary (he doesn't "do" computers). It's a lovely book but the recipes are fairly meat-heavy, and being a vegetarian there's not a whole lot in there for me. Each section focuses on one region, though, so that aspect was interesting. One Amazon reviewer called it more "a compendium of food culture" than a cookbook, and I think that's accurate.
lady_of_clunn
Dec. 9th, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
That looks really nice!

Sadly, vegetarian traditional food is underrepresented and/or forgotten because it used to be poor people's food and the last few generations didn't want to be seen eating that! (Or were sick of it because they never got anything else while growing up.)

I am in the midst of making an "eternal" meal plan. Basically a 12 week meal plan that repeats itself about four times a year.

Too often I find myself tired and hungry at the end of the day and end up making some sort of pasta just because I actually have all the ingredients and the kids will like it. Hopefully, next year will be much more varied thanks to planning!

Do you eat eggs?

I'd recommend Mustard Eggs with boiled potatoes or Spinach, Potatoes and Fried Eggs as something typical German, then :)OR! I nearly forgot! One of my favourites as a kid: Stewed sweet and sour cucumbers with potatoes (no German traditional food without potatoes). I also like Onions in honey butter. Nice side dish for Christmas.

If you are happy to post to the UK, I'd love to claim those, if still available:

- The town that forgot how to breathe by Kenneth Harvey (pb)
- The kingdom of little wounds by Susann Cokal (hc)
- No blade of grass by John Christopher (pb, obv used)
- The last man Vol. 1 by Vaughan and Guerra (hc) - post-apoc graphic novel

Thank you so much!

Please tell me if you'd like a Christmas Card!

Edited at 2014-12-09 12:39 pm (UTC)
delphipsmith
Dec. 9th, 2014 03:19 pm (UTC)
They are yours! All four are quite interesting and very different from each other, so I'd LOVE it if you posted your thoughts on them after you read them.

Edited at 2014-12-09 03:19 pm (UTC)
lady_of_clunn
Dec. 9th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow!

Thank you soooo much!

I'll Pm you my address :)
delphipsmith
Dec. 9th, 2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
I'd recommend Mustard Eggs with boiled potatoes or Spinach, Potatoes and Fried Eggs as something typical German, then :)OR! I nearly forgot! One of my favourites as a kid: Stewed sweet and sour cucumbers with potatoes (no German traditional food without potatoes). I also like Onions in honey butter. Nice side dish for Christmas.

Reciplease??
lady_of_clunn
Dec. 9th, 2014 09:53 pm (UTC)
Absolutely!

I'll have to translate the recipes and will make a post in a few days? Both daughters are busy with Christmas events in school and nursery and I need to get things sorted for them. *tears at hair*
delphipsmith
Dec. 9th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)
Excellent, I look forward to it, thanks!
mimimanderly
Dec. 8th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
What every American should know about who's really running the world by Rossi

It sounds like the sort of book that both Paul and I would be interested in reading. Thanks, love! Let me know if you don't already have my address.
delphipsmith
Dec. 8th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
I think you'll enjoy it. It tilts left, as you might expect, but quite interesting.
delphipsmith
Dec. 8th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
(requested via PM:

• The hangman's daughter by Oliver Potzsch
• The magic toyshop by Angela Carter
• The witching hour by Anne Rice (pb)
• The vampire Armand by Anne Rice (pb)
• Violin by Anne Rice (pb)
• Taltos by Anne Rice (pb)
• Lasher by Anne Rice (pb)
• A whole bunch of O'Reilly reference books: XML, XSLT, Javascript, Unix, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS)
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ennyousai
Dec. 14th, 2014 05:45 am (UTC)
I am admittedly very intrigued by the combination of fairies and syphilis.
delphipsmith
Dec. 14th, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC)
Alas, that one was claimed back on Dec 9th (I am slow in updating the list). It's current now, though, so if there's something else you're interested in I'd be happy to send it. You might like The White Devil or The Bones of Paris?

Edited at 2014-12-14 04:36 pm (UTC)
ennyousai
Dec. 14th, 2014 05:02 pm (UTC)
Bones of Paris!
delphipsmith
Dec. 16th, 2014 01:09 pm (UTC)
It's all yours :) PM me your address, I'm not sure I have the current one.
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