June 25, 2012

Old Books in Need of a New Home (German Edition)

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF VALID ENTRIES!
Apparently people just enter without having the decency of at least skimming the blog post *sigh*

Welcome everyone to the fifth 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. I've been sorting through my stacks of unread books and after admitting to myself that while recommended by many I just don't see myself reading some of the historical literature that's been gathering dust in the past year or so. Before you all get overly excited, please note that these books are all in the German language!

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?
Usually 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?
Historical literature!

Der Medicus (Noah Gordon)
Die Truhen des Arcimboldo (Hanjo Lehmann)
Die Päpstin (Donna W. Cross)
Die Säulen der Erde (Ken Follett)
Die Nebel von Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

Condition?
All books are have been bought used and are in very good to 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 giveaway will be open to all of Europe, but you have to prove you speak the language, so please, leave a comment in German - thanks!

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