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Book Swappers R Us


Got some books you keep around, but you know you're never going to read them again? Of course you do! So do I! 

This meme was created so that we can have a place here in the grand ol' kingdom of LJ to swap, trade or even sell books that get no love in our homes, in exchange for books that need some new life! 

GROUND RULES
- Please fill out the information I've put in the textbox below, and paste it into a comment. People will then comment to your post, asking for a book swap or possibly to buy the book from you.
- If an exchange or price is agreed upon, users can exchange email addresses or offer to LJ PM their swap partner. 
- Use buying as a last resort. I know sometimes you just really want a book and nothing you have appeals to the other person, but the goal here is to spend as little money as possible!
- Remember that within the US you can ship a book media mail for, sometimes, cheaper than first class, but it depends on the book (a hardcover would be best sent media mail, but a lot of times paperbacks are cheaper first class and will arrive much faster).
- The very first comment on this post will be for questions, comments or concerns. Use it!

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THE SURVEY
Re: QUESTIONS, COMMENTS & CONCERNS
You might also want to include "smoke-free home y/n" or similar in the survey, as books reeeeally hold onto cigarette smoke and many people are sensitive to it.

I have BOXES of books that I need to rehome. I should make the time to participate in this...
Name you like to be called: Heather
Location (USA, Canada, England, Australia, France, etc): USA! USA!
Locations you are willing to ship to: USA! USA!
How quickly I will ship (estimated): Probably like....2 days at the most.
Books I am have to swap (please include title, author, condition (new, very good, good, poor, bad) and hardcover or softcover):
Okay, I just picked about 10, but I have more!
1. Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton - pretty used, but all pages still intact and cover an such intact. - softcover
2. The Perfect Storm - Sebastian Junger - good - softcover
3. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen - good - softcover
4. The secret life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd - good - softcover
5. Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier - good - softcover
6. The Color Purple - Alice Walker - good - softcover
7. Roots - Alex Haley - good - softcover
8. Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt - good - softcover
9. The Glass Menagerie - Tennessee Williams - pretty used, but all pages and cover and such intact - softcover
10.Dream when you're feeling blue - Elizabeth Berg - good - softcover
Literally most any Stephen King book you want (I have most, but not all)
Books I am interested in reading (please include title, author and any limitations, such as only taking very good or new books, or only liking hardcovers:
I love books that look well read also, I prefer softcovers. Honestly, I can just look over your list and find something easily, I'll read almost anything.
Are there pets in your home?: 2 cats
Is your home smoke-free?: Yes
A link to any positive feedback you've garnered Sorry, I haven't sold anything other places...but I am legit!
Anything else worth mentioning?: I LOVE HORROR BOOKS OF ANY KIND.
Name you like to be called: Patricia
Location (USA, Canada, England, Australia, France, etc): USA
Locations you are willing to ship to: USA, elsewhere if necessary
How quickly I will ship (estimated): Next business day!
Books I am have to swap (please include title, author, condition (new, very good, good, poor, bad) and hardcover or softcover):
- The Golden Compass - Pullman - very good - softcover
- It's Kind of a Funny Story - Vizzini - new - softcover
- The Devil In the White City - Larson - new - softcover
- The age of Innocence - Wharton - new - softcover
- Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Clarke - new - softcover
- The Wolfman - Pekearo - new - hardcover
- Middlesex - Euginides - good/poor (a couple pages are water damaged but it's perfectly good and well-loved!) - softcover
- The Ha-Ha - King - good - softcover
- Dragon Keeper - Hobb - new - softcover
- Dragon Haven - Hobb - new - softcover
- The Omnivore's Dilemma - Pollan - new - softcover
- Skinny Bitch - Freedman - good - softcover
- The Search - Roberts - good - softcover
- Terrier - Pierce - good - softcover
- Bloodhound - Pierce - new - softcover
- The Mind at Work - Rose - new - softcover
- Saving Fish from Drowning - Tan - new - softcover
- The Evidence Against Her - Dew - new - softcover
Books I am interested in reading (please include title, author and any limitations, such as only taking very good or new books, or only liking hardcovers:
- Eragon
- Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (I don't want the movie tie-in edition if possible)
Are there pets in your home?: A cat, but he's not very into the bookshelf.
Is your home smoke-free?: Yes!
A link to any positive feedback you've garnered (amazon, eBay, etsy, etc) http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=twystedfate&ftab=AllFeedback
Anything else worth mentioning?: Can't wait!!
I want Skinny Bitch! I don't know if I have anything you want, but you're welcome to come over and peruse my bookshelves. Or I can just borrow it.
You can have it, or at least borrow it, because I hated it and I really hate the author and really don't want it on my shelf! Haha.
Oooh, I've heard The Devil in the White City is really good. Would you recommend it?

If we swapped this for my book, it would be sort of perfect.

They're both six-word long titles. The first word is "The", the second is an anthropomorphous noun, the third is a preposition, the fourth is again "the", the fifth is an adjective that describes the sixth, which is again a noun. And both books are by authors with Scandinavian backgrounds. And eventually, they may both be films. (Leo DeCaprio bought the film rights to TDITWC in 2010, but nothing's happened since then, as far as I know.)

Um, yeah. I dunno, I'm tired.
lmao you kill me! Yeah, sure thing! PM me your address - I can get it out tomorrow :)

PS: What other books do you have you want to get rid of? Maybe we can do a twofer.

Edited at 2012-05-09 11:06 pm (UTC)
Ack, sorry, I just saw this - LJ notifs sometimes don't come through for me for some reason!

I will check my shelves tonight and send you my address. :)