April 23, 2012

Old Books in Need of a New Home

Welcome everyone to the third edition of Old Books in Need of a New Home where I'll be giving away a nice sized box filled with books to one lucky person.

How does it work?
First of all, this isn't a regular giveaway which means the receiving person will be handpicked by me and not random.com as I want to make sure the books find the best home. Now you may wonder what you have to do to convince me you're the best choice for the homeless books. Easy. Just comment and let me know why you want them. In case there are several highly convincing comments I'm going to do the good old drawing of a paper slip from a hat to determine the person who'll receive the box.

What's in the box?
I aim to have a themed box full of books from a certain genre, with certain authors, etc. and by full box I mean up to ten books. That'll also depend on their format/size. Titles and authors will be listed along with the condition the books are in. Most boxes will be filled with English books, though there might be the occasional box with German books only too.

What condition will the books be in?
They are not going to be spanking new. These books have been read by me and can be in any condition ranging from almost new to having been pawed through several times before. I will always state the exact condition the books are in so you can decide whether you want to enter or not. I realize not everyone likes used books, especially when they look the part, but fear not, I will also be giving away books that have been very gently read by me only and those look almost like new from the store.

Who can participate?
You have to be a follower of my blog (any way you want to, I'm not picky - GFC, RSS feed, e-mail, Networked Blogs, Bloglovin', Linky Followers or Goodreads) and you have to live in Europe! I really hate to leave out my international readers, but it's just too darn expensive to send a box full of books overseas.

What's in the box?
Science Fiction & Dystopia

The Passage (Justin Cronin)
Under The Dome (Stephen King)
Lifegame (Alison Allen-Gray)
Furnace Lockdown (Alexander Gordon Smith)
Numbers (Rachel Ward)

These books have been bought used and are in an overall good condition.

And now, comment away!
Tell me why you want to win these books.
Tell me which country you're from (to make sure you really are from somewhere in Europe).
Tell me how you follow (like I said, I'm not picky, so simply follow the way you like best).
Tell me how I can contact you in case you're being picked as the winner.

This post will be open for a week, but time may be extended in case of low entries.


  1. Oh, I'm first! I hope I win anyway... I got really excited :D
    Why? Because I recently falled in love in dystopian books and sci-fi is something I already loved. So my genres, yay! And I see Stephen King book here, one my boyfriend hasn't read yet... And he's a big fan of Stephnen King! I bet he would be so happy to read it (if I win I'm sharing this one with him for sure). I'm so excited I bet I made a lot of mistakes in my answer. Sorry!
    I follow you via GFC (old follower) - disincentive
    I'm from Poland and my email is fetachan@gmail.com
    You're so lovely! :)
    (sorry, I'm too enthusiastic sometimes...)

  2. Ohhhhhh I have stories about almost ALL of these books :-D And I'm a die-hard dystopia fan!

    The Passage was one of my favourite reads of 2011 and I'd love to read a paper copy (I only have the e-book) before The Twelve is released later this year. The Knife of Letting Go has been a book I've been stalking for a long time and I'm game to try another 'dialect' book (after wanting to burn Blood Red Road and loving After the Snow), and someone borrowed my copy of Under the Dome and never gave it back :( I loved it so much I read it in a day! Numbers has been on my wishlist since it was released!

    I'm in the Netherlands and so excited someone is doing a European giveaway! And I follow you by GFC Kat (AussieZombie) and RSS!

    In case I'm the lucky chosen one, my email is katlb82 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

    Thank you for your amazing generosity! X

  3. I'm so glad when people decide to do such nice gestures, even if I could barely let go any of the books that I own.

    On to your question now... Honestly if I'm to be the lucky winner what I would love to receive and of course read are the dystopian novels. I discovered this genre two years ago with Margaret Atwood's " The Handmaid Tale" and I was simply mesmerized. Afterward I began to search for dystopian novels translated in Romanian and the ones that I've found and read were Never Let Me Go, 1984 and Doris Lessing's The Memoirs of a Survivor. I'd love to read more but here it's a bit difficult to find this type of books. That's why I would be more than happy to expand my reading experience with The Passage, Under The Dome or The Knife of Never Letting Go.

    GFC follower Simona S

    I'm from Romania and my email is simonastefanuca at yahoo dot com

    Best of luck to all of my rivals (lol) and thank you so much for this lovely GA! You have such a good hearth :)

  4. This is one of the best giveaways i have come across. I love the fact that you have read and loved these books and now want to pass them on to the right person who is going to read and love these books too. When i read your first review about dystopia i couldn't believe it. I have been searching for a genre of books like this since i was a child but i didn't know where to start looking. I thought it may have been science fiction but dystopia is so much more specific. I love the thought of the human race, with the same morals and feelings, having one small difference to how it is now. Like an alternate universe. That is why i would like to win these books, because it would start a collection that i have been looking for for half my life. Ever since i read William Nicholson's Wind On Fire Trilogy. I hope i win these books as i cant currently afford to start my own collection. But if i don't win you have provided me with an answer i have been searching for so thankyou.

    My email is pinky.taylor88@gmail.com and i live in England and i follow you via blogspot.