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28 March 2005 @ 03:30 pm
Book sale, part 1  
Hey, y'all. This is step 1 on my way to simplifying my life. I'm getting rid of books. Lots of them. Here's the first list-- this includes random fiction and nonfiction and mystery. Hardbacks are $3, paperbacks $1, except for a couple outliers. Easy enough, right? Much more to come.

General fiction/nonfiction

Al Franken, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, H
Amber Coverdale Sumrall (ed.), Bless Me, Father: Stories of Catholic Childhood, P
Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge! (The Art of), H ($1, because some pages are torn)- fuschia
Benjamin Hoff, The Te of Piglet, H
Dave Barry, Dave Barry is Not Taking This Sitting Down, P
Denise Austin, Jump Start, P
Dr. David C. Gardner, Never be Tired Again!, P
Dr. Rachael F. Heller, The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, P
Drew Barrymore, Little Girl Lost, P
Edward Behr, The Last Emperor, P
Frederick Hartt, Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture vol. 2, P
Gerry Spence, How to Argue and Win Every Time, H
Kay Sheppard, Food Addiction, P
Kevyn Aucoin, Making Faces, P ($5, because it's way oversized)
Lauren Weisberger, The Devil Wears Prada, P
Liza Picard, Restoration London, P
Louis Engel, How to Buy Stocks, 8th ed., P
Michael R. Eades MD, Protein Power, P
Michel Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White, H- fuschia
Modern Publishing, Is That Your Final Answer? Vol. 1, P
Modern Publishing, Is That Your Final Answer? Vol. 2, P
Nick Hornby, How to be Good, P
Olivia Goldsmith, Bad Boy, H
One Treasure Ltd., Maps, P
Pamela Samuelson, Baby Names for the New Century, P
Paula Begoun, Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, P
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, P
Richard Bachman (Stephen King), The Regulators, H
Robert Whitaker, Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Eduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, P- fuschia
Robin Nichols Paint Shop Pro 8 P
Umberto Eco Baudolino H


A.A. Milne, The Red House Mystery, P
A.J. Orde (Sheri S. Tepper), A Death of Innocents, P
Agatha Christie, By the Pricking of My Thumbs, P- kierajeng
Agatha Christie, Elephants Can Remember, P- kierajeng
Agatha Christie, Hickory Dickory Death, P- kierajeng
Agatha Christie, Murder in Three Acts, P- kierajeng
Agatha Christie, Murder in Three Acts, P (second copy)
April Smith, North of Montana, P
Barbara Hambly, Sold Down the River, P- kierajeng
Barbara Michaels, Shattered Silk, P- nixieq
Barbara Vine, Grasshopper, P
Barbara Vine, The Blood Doctor, P
Barbara Vine, A Fatal Inversion, P
Barbara Vine, A Dark-Adapted Eye, P
Barbara Vine, Gallowglass, P
Barbara Vine, The Chimney Sweeper's Boy, P
Carl Hiaasen, Tourist Season, P
Christopher Rice, A Density of Souls, P
David Wiltse, Into the Fire, P
Diane Mott Davidson, Prime Cut, H
Dorothy Uhnak, The Ryer Avenue Story, P
Elizabeth Atwood Taylor, Murder at Vassar, P
Ellis Peters, Death and the Joyful Woman, P
Ellis Peters, The Piper on the Mountain, P
Ellis Peters, A Morbid Taste for Bones, P
Gerald Seymour, The Journeyman Tailor, P
Gillian Roberts, The Mummers' Curse, P
Henry James, The Turn of the Screw & In the Cage, P- fuschia
Iris Rainer Dart, Show Business Kills, P
James Patterson, Hide and Seek, P
Jane Langton, Good and Dead, H
Jeremiah Healy, Foursome, P
Josephine Tey, A Shilling for Candles, P
Josephine Tey, Miss Pym Disposes, P
Kate Allen, Give My Secrets Back, P
Lucian K. Truscott IV, Dress Grey, P
Martha Grimes, The Case Has Altered, H- nixieq
Martin H. Greenberg (ed.), Women on the Edge, P
Mary Daheim, A Fit of Tempera, P
Mary Higgins Clark, Weep No More, My Lady, P- nixieq
Michael Palmer, Silent Treatment, P
Ngaio Marsh, Death in Ecstasy, P
Nicola Griffith, The Blue Place, P
Noreen Gilpatrick, Final Design, P
Patricia Cornwell, Cause of Death, P
Patricia O'Brien, The Ladies' Lunch, P
Paul Bishop, Kill Me Again, P
Richard North Patterson, Protect and Defend, H
Robert Barnard, School for Murder, P
Robert Barnard, Fete Fatale, P
Ruth Rendell, A Sight for Sore Eyes, H
Ruth Rendell, A Sleeping Life, P
Ruth Rendell, Murder Being Once Done, P
Ruth Rendell, Some Lie and Some Die, P
Ruth Rendell, A Demon in My View, P
Ruth Rendell, Shake Hands Forever, P
Ruth Rendell, The Keys to the Street, P (2 copies)
Ruth Rendell, Wolf to the Slaughter, P
Ruth Rendell, Speaker of Mandarin, P
Ruth Rendell, From Doon With Death, P
Ruth Rendell, Sins of the Fathers, P
Ruth Rendell, Master of the Moor, P
Ruth Rendell, A Judgment in Stone, P
Ruth Rendell, Harm Done, P (2 copies)
Ruth Rendell, Death Notes, P
Ruth Rendell, Talking to Strange Men, P
Ruth Rendell, Kissing the Gunner's Daughter, P
Ruth Rendell, Road Rage, P
Ruth Rendell, No More Dying Then, P
Ruth Rendell, An Unkindness of Ravens, P
Ruth Rendell, Vanity Dies Hard, P
Ruth Rendell, The Best Man to Die, P
Ruth Rendell, To Fear a Painted Devil, P
Ruth Rendell, Simisola, P
Sara Paretsky, Windy City Blues, P
Sara Paretsky, Indemnity Only, P
Sarah Smith, The Vanished Child, P
Sharon Carton, Sometimes You Get Killed, P
Sharon Zukowski, Leap of Faith, P
Sharyn McCrumb, Zombies of the Gene Pool, P
Sharyn McCrumb, Lovely in Her Bones, P
Sharyn McCrumb, Highland Laddie Gone, P
Steven Saylor, The House of the Vestals, P
Steven Saylor, The Venus Throwl, P
Steven Saylor, Catilina's Riddle, P (2 copies)
Steven Saylor, Arms of Nemesis, P
Steven Saylor, Rubicon, P
Steven Saylor, Roman Blood, P
Susan R. Sloan, Guilt by Association, P

I'd also like to share with you where the money's going. Half will go to me, to help with my medical bills. The other half goes to Bere Hospital, a hospital in Tchad, run by the Seventh-Day Adventist church.

When I was in eighth grade, we carpooled with a nearby family. The Appels had twin sons, James and David, who were in seventh grade. I spent a year carpooling with them, but never really got to know them, as they always sat in the backseat studying while I sat in the front seat putting on makeup. (Eighth grade. Makeup was very important then.)

We never really got to know each other, but our families stayed in touch over the years. James became a doctor, and David became a pastor in the Adventist church. And then, a couple years ago, there was an accident.

James, David, and David's wife were driving home from church (I think.) when a car crossed the median and hit them. James wasn't badly hurt, and neither was David's wife, but David was. While James frantically tried to save his life, David died beside the highway.

This devastated James. The death of a sibling is always hard, but a twin must be especially so. But rather than give in to despair, James answered a call for a doctor at Bere Hospital in Tchad, the third poorest country in the world. He's been there for just over a year, and during that year his letters home have been posted on the website. It's brought attention throughout the church to the state of affairs at the hospital and in the country. Money and supplies are now sent regularly to the hospital, where before it was at the bottom of the list.

It's given James new meaning in his life. And it reminds me of the good that one person can do.
High-velocity pie of deathnixieq on March 28th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
i will happily rid you of the martha grimes & the mary higgins clark. howya wanna exchange it?

that's a sad and yet happy story. i'm totally down w/ my cash going that direction.
High-velocity pie of deathnixieq on March 29th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
oh, and also the barbara michaels.
Elletheletterelle on March 29th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
Righto, they are yours. *thinks* Are you going to Beltane? I could mail them to you, but it seems kinda silly when you're just up in Baltimore.

Also stay tuned for many more books soon to come...
High-velocity pie of deathnixieq on March 30th, 2005 08:32 am (UTC)
alas, i'll be in georgia that weekend, so no. hmm. i'm sure we can figure something out, since you're not working, and i'll be done with class soon. besides, i haven't seen you in FOREVER!

...assuming you're up for at least a little company. >:) no pressure.
Jen: Faire texturekierajeng on March 29th, 2005 07:37 am (UTC)
I'd love the Agatha Christie(s), and the Barbara Hambly. What's "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" about? 'cause I might be interested in that, too. (Also: do you still have my thyroid book? I *think* you were the last person I lent it to, but it's possible it's hiding out somewhere in my apartment.)

I need to come over to pick up the stripey fabric (and buy fabric from you) sometime. . .I could buy the books then, too. Just let me know what's best for you. :)

Also, I'm proud of you. {{{hug}}} You're already doing good and helping others. And if you can do this when you're still struggling, when you're healthy again you'll be extraordinary. :)
Elletheletterelle on March 29th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
"Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" is a book that rates cosmetics and debunks a lot of skin-care and cosmetic bullshit the industry tries to sell you. I found it very enlightening.

I think I probably have your book. I have a couple others of yours that I've found so far. :)

You are welcome to the stripey fabric. And to buy my fabric. When do you need the stripey fabric by?

*hugs* Thanks for the support.
Jenkierajeng on March 31st, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
When do you need the stripey fabric by?

Saturday, ideally. Tech is this weekend--but we've lots of stuff to work on, so it's not completely totally necessary.

If you're feeling up to visitors, I could come 'round tonight after the 6:00 production meeting. . .let me know. {{{hug}}}
Drowned Girl Fuschia: Ginny/Hermion; icon by snidgetyfuschia on March 29th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
Hey, sweetie-

I'd love to claim:

Baz Luhrmann Moulin Rouge! (The Art of) H ($1, because some pages are torn)
Michel Faber The Crimson Petal and the White H
Robert Whitaker Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Eduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill P
Henry James The Turn of the Screw & In the Cage P

Trade off when I see you this weekend? (YAY!)
Elletheletterelle on March 29th, 2005 05:17 pm (UTC)
All yours. And yes, I am determined to make it up there. It'll be hard, I'm afraid, but I have to face my fears sometime.

Any idea what time and where we're meeting?