Jul. 30th, 2006

eruthros: X-Files: Mulder in glasses, text "sexier in glasses" (XF - Mulder sexier in glasses)
It's free book time again! What this means is that [livejournal.com profile] m_shell and I finally sorted through various BEA books. (Yes, it's been two months. Look, there were a lot of books.) Books and other things listed behind the cut are free for the taking; we'll happily mail them out to you book rate. We're both broke students, though, so we won't say no to anyone who feels a need to send us cookies or pay for postage or whatever.

Claim the books you'd like in the comments (or by IM or email), and send one of us your snail mail address if we don't have it. Feel free to request as many books as you'd like; part of the point of this is to get them out of our apartment. Go ahead and ask even if someone has already claimed something; we have two (!) copies of some of these.

The Interpretation of Murder. Jed Rubenfeld. September 2005. Freud + serial killer + amnesiac woman + kinky sex )

The Looking Glass Wars. Frank Beddor. September 2006. The True Story of Alyss in Wonderland. )

I Could Have Sung All Night. Marni Nixon with Stephen Cole. September 2006. Before I even get to the cut-tag: Marni Nixon is the singer who dubbed for Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady. The Buffy writer/producer is Marti Noxon. Okay, now that that's over with: Marni Nixon and the Golden Age of the Hollywood Musical )

Bliss. O.Z. Livaneli. October 2006. Turkish morality fable? )

Friends of Meager Fortune. David Adams Richards. February 2007. Love and Lumber )

Comrade Rockstar. Reggie Nadelson. June 2006. Reissue. During the Cold War, an American wanna-be rocker can't make it big in the U.S.... so he tries Russia )

No God In Sight. Altaf Tyrewala. August 2006. Reissue. Fifty connected first-person shorts )

Julius Winsome. Gerard Donovan. October 2006. Yet another one I haven't read! )

Crispin: At the Edge of the World. Avi. September 2006. Crispin: not as cool as Charlotte Doyle, but still fun. )

Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret. Obert Skye. October 2006. So it's obvious from the cover that it's a Harry Potter rip-off but hey, it's a mildly entertaining Harry Potter rip-off. )

Three Shades of Night (World of Darkness). Janet Trautvetter, Sarah Roark, Myranda Sarro. Haven't read it, haven't skimmed it, don't know anything about it )

Typecasting: On the Arts & Sciences of Human Inequality. Stuart Ewen and Elizabeth Ewen. September 2006. I haven't read this, but [livejournal.com profile] m_shell has, and she describes it as a dense, intensively cross-referenced tome that attempts to outline the entire history of western "scientific" support for racism and ethnocentrism. )

Billy Boyle: A World War II Mystery. James Benn. September 2006. This one snuck up on me; I knew it was a historical mystery/thriller, like the Poe mystery or the Freud thriller, just from the title, but guess what? It actually fits into that category even better: our main character is the nephew of Dwight Eisenhower. And working for him during WWII. )

>Abadazad: The Road to Inconceivable. J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Ploog. Part-graphic novel. June 2006. Abadazad comics turned into part-diary part-graphic novel )

Peter and the Shadow Thieves. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. July 2006. Sequel to Peter and the Starcatchers. We've done Oz and Alice, so let's hit Peter Pan next. )

Escape From the Carnivale: A Neverland Book. Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. October 2006. A book-for-younger-readers in the Peter and the Starcatchers series. )

Here, There Be Dragons. James A. Owen. October 2006. Only skimmed it. )

Little Fur: The Legend Begins. Isobelle Carmody (author of the Obernewtyn Chronicles). Haven't read this one, either )

More follow in the next post.
eruthros: Captain Jack Sparrow gazing into the camera (PotC), captioned "bring me that horizon" (PotC - bring me that horizon)
And there may even be a part three. Oy. For rules of the game, take a look at part one. The basics are: claim as much or as little as you want. There are duplicates of some of these, so go ahead and ask even if someone else already has. Postage is free, too, but if you want to send us cookies we won't say no.

Pornology: One Nice Girl's Quest to Understand Strip Clubs, Sex Toys, Magazines, And Videos Before She Learned to Relax Because After All, It's Just Sex. Ayn Carrillo-Gailey. February 2007. Again, I haven't read it, but [livejournal.com profile] m_shell has, and she says... )

The Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic Narratives from the New Testament. Theodore W. Jennings, Jr. May 2003. Haven't read this one either... )

Trust. Charles Epping. June 2006. Another book with the words 'the da vinci code' in the cover copy )

Haters. Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez (author of the Dirty Girls Social Club, but this is YA). October 2006. We're clearly in the 'haven't yet read it' post )

Catalina. Markus Orths; trans. Helen Atkins. October 2006. The usual historic fiction about women. Meaning plenty of cross-dressing. )

Storm Thief. Chris Wooding. September 2006. YA, fantasy. Okay, it's lifted from Douglas Adams, but still: probability storms are a neat concept )

Stone Light. Kai Meyer, trans. Elizabeth Crawford. January 2007. YA fantasy. Winged stone lion army. I need describe no other plot points. )

Firestorm. David Klass. September 2006. YA, adventure/fantasy. Guess what? Haven't read this one either, but [livejournal.com profile] m_shell has, and she says... )

Passing the Time in the Loo. Steven Anderson, ed. July 2005. Summaries of classic stories, quotes by theme, instructions in the basic rules of soccer, a trivia section: yep, it's a bathroom book. )

Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette. Sena Jeter Naslund. October 2006. Yep, it's a fictional memoir of Marie Antoinette )

Mary: A Novel. Janis Cooke Newman. September 2006. Yep, it's a fictional memoir of Mary Todd Lincoln. It's a theme! )

The Meaning of Night: A Confession. Michael Cox. September 2006. Murder! Revenge! Love! Victorian England! )

Red River. Lalita Tademy (author of Cane River). January 2007. "Epic Work of Fiction" and all that jazz )

And... still more to come tomorrow morning.

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