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We have a ridiculous excess of books, not so much compared to how many books I want to have in an ideal world, but certainly compared to how much space we have for storing them, so I'm going to start trying to cull them. Does anyone who I'm likely to see in the next month or two want any of these, for free? Otherwise I'll take them to a charity shop or similar.

Scott Adams: The Dilbert Future
Robert Asprin: Another Fine Myth
Tim Berners-Lee: Weaving the Web
Alex Boese: Elephants on Acid, and Other Bizarre Experiments
The Harvard Lampoon: Bored of the Rings
Seanan McGuire: October Daye, books 1-4 (Rosemary and Rue; A Local Habitation; An Artificial Night; Late Eclipses) - these were water-damaged thanks to the good care taken by a courier so we got replacement copies, but I believe they're still readable
Mil Millington: Things my girlfriend and I have argued about
New Scientist: Do Polar Bears Get Lonely?
Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events, books 1-3 (omnibus)
Keir Thomas: Beginning Ubuntu Linux

ETA: added the Lemony Snicket

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Date: 2015-01-15 12:07 pm (UTC)
kaberett: Photo of a pile of old leather-bound books. (books)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
Oooh yes please to the Seanan McGuire!

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Date: 2015-01-15 12:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kaberett
I'm going to be in town this weekend (mostly the Saturday), if that might be convenient?

(wait you totally said to e-mail you sorry)
Edited Date: 2015-01-15 12:29 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2015-01-15 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghoti.livejournal.com
We will be at the Haymakers on Saturday if that helps? I can remember to bring it, anyway.

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Date: 2015-01-16 11:12 am (UTC)
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
What sort of times? I will happily arrange to swing by around other plns :-)

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Date: 2015-01-16 11:53 pm (UTC)
kaberett: Overlaid Mars & Venus symbols, with Swiss Army knife tools at other positions around the central circle. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kaberett
Right, I shall attempt to make it along in time :-) Will attempt to stay in touch also!

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Date: 2015-01-15 12:32 pm (UTC)
liv: Bookshelf labelled: Caution. Hungry bookworm (bookies)
From: [personal profile] liv
Wow, book culling! I'm impressed at your resolve.

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Date: 2015-01-15 12:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ghoti.livejournal.com
:) he found more but they were things I hadn't read yet.

I am mostly impressed that he had the patience to post and wait - when I do a book cull, I pull a load of books off the shelf into a carrier, let Colin veto any he wants to, and then charity shop straight away, lest I end up not sending them. Even so, some books got back onto the shelf a couple of times.

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Date: 2015-01-15 02:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rmc28
Can I claim the New Scientist book and the Lemony Snicket please?

(Bring children and books to the rec near us on Sunday afternoon?)

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Date: 2015-01-15 06:02 pm (UTC)
rmc28: Rachel standing in front of the entrance to the London Eye pier (Default)
From: [personal profile] rmc28
:-) That will also work, thank you.

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Date: 2015-01-15 06:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ewx
Amnesty shop on Mill Road has been pretty good for taking books that can't be given away to friends or colleagues, BTW.

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Date: 2015-01-15 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lalajia.livejournal.com
Could I paypal you postage for the Seanan McGuire books? :)

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Date: 2015-01-15 06:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gerald_duck
I realise I've never actually read The Dilbert Future, just had people quote bits of it at me. I'd quite like to find out the hard way whether people have quoted all the good bits at me. (-8

I can also recommend Bored of the Rings and the New Scientist book to people, albeit so much so that I already have my own copies…

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