Life continues past the months of June, July, and August and so must the counselors of Day Camp.


You can't take them with you.

So this is my bookshelf.

Not a huge shelf, of course, but I've accumulated enough books over the last few years that it looks trashy. I've enjoyed a lot of them but have no plan to read them again any day soon, so I'm wondering, why hold onto them?

Instead of taking them to a used book shop and pocketing a few quid, I've decided to let you, my friends and Fish, have any of them you want. Pick only as many as you'd actually read in the near future. This whole project is to discourage my hoarding. Claim 'em in the comments and send an e-mail with your address to dan at cineme dot net. I'll pay for shipping and everything.

If you want to know anything about them, ask in the comments or click on through for an Amazon description.

[Disclaimer: I didn't necessarily like all of these books and, in at least a few cases, did not buy them.]

I've got a bunch of poetry [Jav] & fiction compilations from my college years that I didn't list. Anyone interested in those, just comment.



Blogger Bruin said...

I see a toothbrush in the picture, is that for sale?

1:16 AM

Blogger Spiffer said...

Was Blink good? I'll give you ten bucks for it when you come down for Easter if you want.

What a kind proposition!

8:41 AM

Blogger Gator said...

Yeah, I liked that one. I'll bring it down. No charge, mmkay.

(And, Bru, you can have my SoniCare when you pry it from my cold dead hands.)

9:01 AM

Blogger Matt said...

I've been wanting to read "On Bullshit" since I saw an interview with the guy on The Daily Show. Still available?

11:40 AM

Blogger Matt said...

After perusing Amazon, I've decided that Bringing Down The House might be a fun read as well. Again, if it's not claimed.

11:57 AM

Blogger Matt said...

After perusing Amazon, I've decided that Bringing Down The House might be a fun read as well. Again, if it's not claimed.

11:57 AM

Blogger Spiffer said...

After perusing Amazon, I've decided that Bringing Down The House might be a fun read as well. Again, if it's not claimed.

12:05 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

I'll take Rum Punch & whatever poetry anthologies you have. I'd also love the I hated this movie thing by Ebert.

No need to ship em, you should just come visit.

12:44 PM

Blogger Lark said...

The Ragamuffin Gospel, Manning
Cold Mountain, Frazier

I remember you reading Seabiscuit…and then some guy with a really long last name he’s thoughts on something to do with Clinton? I’ve always been intrigued at your reading selection…wishing I’d read more during the summers.

5:57 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

just a note:

someone please grab Raymond Carver's Short Cuts and be blown. Please.

6:39 PM

Blogger Bruin said...

Can I please have Blue Like Jazz and Short Cuts? I'm going to see you all over Easter, so if you have space in your bag, maybe throw them in. Thanks

8:38 PM

Blogger Gator said...

Sweet, got 'em all down. I need an address from Larky. And for the SoCal folk: are we really getting together or just talking about it? If the second option, have you guys made concrete with plans with Tues. that neither you nor she are telling me about?

It's a surprise party for me, isn't it?

Can't believe Spidey hasn't hopped on Sideways.

Can't believe no one's given me crap for owning a book entitled Kissing With Confidence or has claimed it for that matter.

Barry's books are pretty funny, albeit in a middle-aged kind of way.

Millington's book is really funny.

The Nonrequired Reading books are great.

There are only a couple of books on this list, actually, that I would wish on my enemies. C'mon. I'm not allowed back in the used book store anymore.

9:14 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

Gator -

I'll bat cleanup on a good deal of what doesn't get picked up. (Purpose Driven Life exempt). I love books. Just letting everyone else get theirs.

10:46 PM

Blogger Michael K. said...

That is, I'd love the Eggers ed. stuff if it sits around for a couple more days.

10:47 PM

Blogger Spiffer said...

Thanks Gator,

yeah, me, frodo, bru (possibly) and you and tues (& any other DC folk inclined) are chillin' friday and making some food together...i think...according to frodo.

p.s.- should i bring my ice cream maker?

11:16 PM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

Well, I'm glad I made it back from San Fran in time to pick up some good ol' books. Sorry Jav, I want to snag two of the Eggers books that I almost bought last weekend. "We Shall Know our Velocity" and "Best Nonrequired 2005" please. Wow - sweet deal.

And from what I hear, Easter is happening, and so you should just bring mine down at that time as well.

I'll take the Mill book off your hands if you don't want it. I have to learn how to torture my children later in life - and make them wicked smart in the process.

And to answer a very early question from Lark: I think the book you were asking about is "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" by Dave Eggers. Gator read it the same summer as Seabiscuit. and in the book Clinton came to visit the area Eggers lived. That's what I can possibly piece together from your question. And to affirm: it is an excellent book; you should definitely pick it up.

12:52 AM

Blogger Chilly said...

Ok heres my list. Sad that a few are already gone, oh, well, thats what happens when you dont check the blog.\

Heres what I'm looking for:
THe Hornby book, Dubus, Perks of being Wallflowers (been looking for this one) and sideways.

I mihgt be interested in the fitcion section too.

10:57 AM

Blogger Fisher-man said...

Am I allowed to snag "Word Freak" for my girlfriend? I'm not sure if this is a legal move, but she is obsessed with scrabble ( and in the interest of full disclosure: she almost always beats me) .

10:59 AM

Blogger Gator said...

Word Freak really deserves a home with a committed Scrabble freak.

And good choices, Chill. At various times in life, I really liked all of those.

Still a few more left.

12:02 PM

Blogger Christopher said...

I call the Day Camp DVD.


Oh, wait...

1:28 PM

Blogger hula said...

I loved the movie and my sister claims the book is equally great, so I'd like to request The Princess Bride. Thanks a ton.

L8R G8R :)

5:51 PM

Blogger Lark said...

i think kissing with confidence needs to rest with i believe the numbers of the VLC are down with Frodo out and Bruin wishing she were a member...and I think Flip has lost his membership as well....

to fish- that is the book I was thinking- good on you I do need to read it!

10:07 PM

Blogger Frodo said...

OK, here's the list of books I would love to read, and will pick up when you come down (if possible):

1)Things my girlfriend...
2)Worst Case Survival Handbook
3)Letters to a Young Conservative
4)Kick Me
5)Tishomingo Blues.

Very, very much appreciated. As for DC Easter, as of right now it looks like, Spiff, Tues, G8R and I for sure, and I hopr Fish and Bru-Bear are available. Anyway, it is still on and I am looking forward to seein all fo your beautiful faces. And once again, heartfelt thanks for the books.

10:49 PM

Blogger Gator said...

I'll be excited to hear if Millington's book is as funny as I remember it.

8:32 AM

Blogger Spiffer said... this post approaching "most commented" for 2006 yet? I have high hopes for it.

9:07 AM

Blogger Gator said...

This year's record is holding strong at 47.

9:21 AM

Blogger Christopher said...

Should the DC spotters really count?

10:16 AM

Blogger Gator said...

Hell yeah. You're runner-up to me this year, Spidey. *pumps fist* Hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo!

10:26 AM

Blogger Christopher said...

I hope one of your students blows a spit-wad at you today.


3:40 PM

Blogger Daff said...

I saw the post too late!!! Could I get "The Partner", "Braveheart", and "nothings impossible"? If so that would be cool and way to be generious and giving!

5:05 PM


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