I noticed recently that the bookshelves in my office had become quite cluttered. When I would purchase new books, they had to be either wedged in or laid on top of the other books. That’s just not an ideal situation. I feel that bookshelves look and function best when they are less than two-thirds full. I think that is a great rule-of-thumb for any storage container, including an A-Z file cabinet.
Most people would probably suggest that it was time to buy a new bookshelf. I disagree with that. I don’t see where there is any advantage to having a large library of books I never read. Because of this I only have a few shelves of books in my office. It was time to do some serious purging!
When I purge my bookshelves, I usually donate books I no longer need. Biblically based books go to my church library. If I ever need them, I know where I can get access to them again. All other books go to my local public library where some will be placed into their collection and others will be sold in their annual book sell.
I’ve decided to do something different this time. I’m going to give these books to my you, my faithful readers!
How to Claim Your Free Book:
If there is any book on the list below you would like, just post a request for it in the comments of this post. Then send your mailing address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Books will given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one book per household. Addresses must be in the United States because I’m paying the postage. You must make your request by Friday, June 6th 2008. I plan to mail them all on Saturday and donate any unclaimed books to the library on that date.
I’ll approve comments as I have time, but there may be times when several have not yet been approved. If I see multiple requests for the same book, I will only approve the first request for that book–I won’t approve the latter comments. Most of my readers who have posted here before should have their comments automatically approved–this gives you folks the best chance at getting the book you want.
One final rule: Don’t be a jerk! I’m trying to be nice here so please play nice too. Many of these books do contain my notes and highlighted passages. I’m not guaranteeing a like-new quality book. Some are hard cover, some are soft cover, and I can’t spend time answering questions about them.
List of Available Books:
- Reallionaire by Farrah Gray
- Seven Secrets of Inspired Leaders by Phil Dourado and Dr. Phil Blackburn
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Mountain Biking North Carolina by Timm Muth
- Getting Organized by Chris Crouch
- The Instant Productivity Toolkit by Len Merson
- One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer
- The Money is the Gravy by John Clark
- 21 Days Building Healthy Habits for Men by Criswell Freeman
- The Advanced Day Planner User’s Guide by Hyrum W. Smith
- Restoring Order by Vicki Norris
- Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morganstern
- Write It Down, Make It Happen by Henriette Anne Klauser
- How to Think Like Einstein by Scott Thorpe
- The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Managing Your Time by Jeff Davidson
- The Mind Map Book by Tony Buzan
- Deck of Free the Genie cards