Thursday, December 13, 2012

Books Giveaway Update!

Some have been claimed and mailed already; others have appeared from the dark recesses of...well, all over the house, really.

Ones I've already mailed have been deleted already. Ones struck through have been claimed but I don't have an address. If you want any of those, they're still around for the taking. Maybe. Never hurts to ask!

New Hotness
  • Teach Yourself: Japanese Taken!
  • Teach Yourself: Yoga Taken!
  • The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus. Sophocles.
  • Dilbert Gives You the Business. Scott Adams.
  • Bloom County: Loose Tails. Berke Breathed.

Photography. London, Uston, Stone, Kobré, Brill. (Note: this was my textbook from the photography class I took [and dropped out of] in college.) Taken! (Kyana)

Photography: A Practical Guide. McWhinnie & Andrews. Taken! (Nadine)

Learning to See Creatively. Peterson. Taken! (Amy)

Photoshop 7 For Dummies

Utopia & Reality: Modernity in Sweden, 1900 - 1960. (Note: this was a textbook for a Swedish Modernism class I took at Stockholms Universitet. It's in English.) Taken!

Berlin: Gestern und Heute. (Note: this is a coffee table book I picked up at a thrift store. It's in German.)


En bonne forme. (Note: textbook from AP French) Taken! (Nadine)

Sur le vif.  (Note: textbook from college French) Taken! (Nadine)

These are both intermediate level French textbooks.


Six Figure Freelancing Taken! (Emma)

Perrine's Literature, Sixth Edition (Note: textbook from AP Literature & Composition) Taken! (Amy)

The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Volume D: Between the Wars Taken! (fourthmonth)

Computer Science

SAMS Teach Yourself Visual Basic in 24 Hours Taken! (Katy)

C++ For the Absolute Beginner Taken!


Readings in World Politics.

The Great Depression and World War 2: Organizing America, 1933 - 1945. Gerald D. Nash Taken! (Amy)

Karl Marx. Sprigge. Taken! (ohhhitslove)

Soft Sciences

Basic Psychology. Gleitman. Taken! (Emma)

Sociological Footprints. Corgon & Ballantine. Taken! (Amy)

Just For Fun

The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten. (Note: a collection of assorted moral and ethical hypothetical situations, along with philosophical commentary.) Taken! (Katy)

Wittgenstein's Poker. (Edmonds & Eidinow) (Note: About the famed confrontation between Karl Popper and Ludwig Wittgenstein at Cambridge in 1946.) Taken!

Made in America. (Bill Bryson) (Note: About the differences between British English and American English.) Taken!

Fat Land. (Greg Critser) (Note: About high fructose corn syrup in American food.) Taken! (fourthmonth)

Country and Blues Harmonica For the Musically Hopeless. KLUTZ publishers.

Greasy Rider. (Melville) (Note: About two guys who drive across the country in a frying grease-powered Mercedes, and also about what people are doing about renewable energy all over the country.) Taken! (fourthmonth)

Dr. Laura. (Note: a trashy, unauthorized exposé biography.)

Assorted "lateral thinking" puzzle collections, four in all. Example of such a puzzle: One day, a man and his son are out for a drive. They're in a terrible accident that kills the father instantly and sends the son to the hospital for emergency surgery. Upon arrival, the surgeon says, "I can't operate on this boy, he's my son." How is this possible?


Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them. Al Franken

Worst Case Scenario: College.

Worst Case Scenario: Travel. Taken! (Kyana)


  1. Oooh, can I claim Teach Yourself Yoga and Made in America? And if you never get an address for Utopia & Reality, I’ll be greedy and take it too. I didn’t chime in fast enough last time. (And just add shipping to what I owe you for Project Rae… I don’t want to make you pay to send me free books)

    1. Fair warning, the Utopia & Reality book is a big sucker; it's got textbook content in a hardback "coffee table book" format. Shipping will be pretty significant on that bad boy.

      (Why do you people even want this book? It seems like such a weirdo niche topic to me! When I put it on the list I thought, "Surely this one will end up a library donation! Surely!")

    2. That’s fine with me. It just seems really interesting for some reason. I’m currently intrigued by Modernism and how it relates to quilting (there’s a huge debate about 'big M Modernism' vs. modern (current, because Contemporary is its own label) quilting going on). Swedish Modernism seems like something interesting to read about.

  2. Can I claim Teach Yourself Japanese and Wittgenstein's Poker (along with maybe a random puzzle book)?

  3. Hi! I come this way via your link in mission101. If you don't mind shipping to Canada, I'd love to have the french books and maybe Photography: A Practical Guide as well. They'd be helpful in working on a few of my goals, and should be fun too!

    1. Canada's fine! PM me or email me your address. :)

  4. here via mission101 on LJ.

    May I claim: Basic Psychology and Six Figure Freelancing, if they haven't gone to a home yet?

    1. They're both yours! PM me or email me an address where they should go. :)

  5. I'd like the Visual Basic book, and maybe the Pig who Wants to be eaten?

    if you email me I can give you an address

  6. Came here from LJ as well! I'll take:

    The Norton Anthology
    Fat Land
    Greasy Rider

    Thanks so much!

    1. Email me or PM me the address where I should send these! :)

  7. Hi there ! :)
    I came here through your post on mission 101.
    I would be delighted to get :

    Photography. London, Uston, Stone, Kobré, Brill.
    Photography: A Practical Guide. McWhinnie & Andrews.
    Learning to See Creatively. Peterson.
    Worst Case Scenario: Travel.

    if any of these don't have a home yet !

    I'm sending you a PM with my adress ^^

  8. I came here from LJ as well.

    I'd love to get (if they haven't been claimed yet):
    The Great Depression and World War 2
    Sociological Footprints
    Karl Marx

    Thanks! I'll send you a PM on LJ with my address.

  9. I came from LJ.

    I would LOVE
    "Worst Case Scenario: College"

    I can message you my address!

  10. I came here from the Mission 101 community. I'd love Readings in World Politics! I'm makingislands on LiveJournal, and I'll go ahead and message you my address.