I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by my books lately. In a bid to declutter some of my library, I've signed up for Bookmooch. I'm pulling out books that I am willing to part with - a lot of them yellow with age. It's difficult to select the babies you want to give away. *sigh*
Also, is it ethical to giveaway a copy of A Clockwork Orange that I received free with Sight and Sound magazine?
I will probably be doing a fair amount of overseas postage, so I am concerned about what the postal will cost me in the long run - but I think I'm going to write it off as good karma. Maybe someone out there will get to read a book I mail out at a reduced cost.
Right now my list of books to giveaway:
- The Profesor and the Madman, Simon Winchester
- Ramses Vol 1: The Son of Light, Christian Jacq
The Cement Garden, Ian McEwan
- The Map of Love, Ahdaf Soueif
- Name All the Animals, Alison Smith
- Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade, James Reston, Jr
- Wild Girls, Diana Souhami
- Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
- The Keys of Egypt: The Race to Read the Hieroglyphs, Lesley and Roy Adkins
- Remembering Babylon, Davi Malouf
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography, Simon Singh
- The Tomb of God: The Body of Jesus and the Solution to a 2,000 Year Old Mystery, Richard Andrews & Paul Schellerberger
- Samarkand, Amin Maalouf
- The Hours, Michael Cunningham
The Athenian Murders, Jose Carlos Somoza
- Rule By Secrey: The Hidden History that Connects the Trilateral Commission, The Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids, Jim Marrs
Dharma Punx: A Memoir Noah Levine The Rasputin File, Edvard Radzinksy
- Expect Nothing: A Zen Guide, Clarice Bryan
- Perdido Street Station, China Melville
How's this for a start? Ironically, the title I am really looking for is Robertson Davies's A Voice in the Attic: Essays on the Art of Reading. I can't seem to find a copy available to be mooched.
Oh well. Just do it for the good karma.