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Abandoned book giveaway

December 3, 2008

I’m not quite ready to begin a bookshelf purge in earnest, but I am going to give away two books that I started, struggled with, and ultimately couldn’t get into. I’d bust out the “one man’s trash…” aphorism, but I don’t think these books are trash, just that they weren’t a good fit for me. But I bet they’d be happier in one of your hands!

What the Body Remembers by Shauna Baldwin Singh

From Amazon: “With her father in debt and her mother dead, it is with elation that 16-year-old Roop learns she is to become the second wife of Sardarji, a wealthy Sikh landowner whose first wife, Satya, has failed to bear him a child. Roop believes that the strong-willed Satya will treat her as a sister, but their relationship swiftly becomes ominous and complicated, especially when tensions between Hindus and Muslims set in motion the turbulent period of India’s history known as Partition.”

Shield of Three Lions by Pamela Kaufman

From Amazon: “Eleven-year-old Alix is the daughter of the baron of Wanthwaite, whose lands along the Scottish border are among the best in England. But when her family is killed and her lands seized, Alix is forced to flee from the only home she’s ever known. Her one hope of restoring her inheritance is to plead her case to King Richard the Lion Heart, who is far away in France, preparing to go on his Crusade. Alix resolves to follow him. She cuts her hair, dresses as a boy, and takes the road south to London. Disguised as a beautiful young boy, Alix is more than befriended by the handsome and mysterious King Richard, even becoming his favorite page. Their relationship sets tongues wagging and places Alix in considerable danger as the battle for Jerusalem unfolds.”

They’re both trade paperbacks in fairly good condition.

If you’re interested in one or both, leave a comment and let me know which (or your order of preference, if both). Make sure you leave a valid contact e-mail in the appropriate box on the comment form! I’ll let random.org pick the two winners this Friday at noon EST.

Open internationally, although it’d be cool if international folks were also BookMooch members – I’d reserve the book for you and then smooch you back the two points.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2008 12:30 pm

    I think the Shield of Three Lions sounds interesting, so I would like to be entered for that one.
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

  2. December 3, 2008 1:13 pm

    No need to enter me, but this sounds like a great idea.

  3. December 3, 2008 1:36 pm

    i would love to read “what the body remembers”.. i heard about it and have been wanting to read it.. ramyasbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. December 3, 2008 3:45 pm

    Shield of Three Lions sounds fab to me. I have a few books I need to pass on, as well. Might wait till after Christmas, though. bookfoolery (at) yahoo (dot) com.

  5. Carla Pullum permalink
    December 3, 2008 8:21 pm

    I would like to read What the Body Remembers by Shauna Baldwin Singh!

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