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February 2009 Book Give Away!

Hi, everyone!  I’ve got another list of books to give away.  If you check out the December list, there are still some left that I will take to donate to the library next week, so you still have some time to grab them!

Just three requests:

  1. You like books!  HAHAHA!
  2. You live in Japan
  3. You don’t mind paying the shipping cost.  Usually 800-900 yen for a box of 5-6 books.  Probably less for fewer!


  1. The Black Mountain by Rex Stout (PB) Nero Wolf series.  Old copy.
  2. The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun (PB)  ISBN 0-515-12739-6
  3. Dead Heatby Dick Francis (PB) (I paid $14 USD at the airport for this!!!!!!!!  CRAZY!)
  4. Crooked House by Agatha Christie (old PB)
  5. Lake Newsby Barbara Delinsky (PB) ISBN 0-671-03619-X
  6. Miss Bianca and the Bridesmaidby Margery Sharp (HB)  Old library copy
  7. The Case for Christby Lee Strobel (PB) ISBN 0-310-20930-7
  8. A Season for Simplicityby Donny Finley (Gift book in ENglish) ISBN 0-7369-0108-6
  9. Forgive and Forgetby Lewis B. Smedes (PB)
  10. The Comfort of Rest and Reassuranceby Roy Lessin (HB) ISBN 1-59310-653-X

Leave a comment if you would like any of these books.   You can send me your snail mail address at, for confidentiality!  Let your Expat/English reading friends know too, yeah?


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December 2008 Book Give Away

I was so happy to send books out to two readers last month.  Just think how happy we would all have been if I had gotten the right box of books to the right person!!!!  Yep, between the post office lady and myself, we managed to send Nagano’s books to Hyogo, and vice versa!  Thanks to the kindness of both readers, they read each other’s books and will soon be sending them on to each other!

I will try to do better this time around!  I will be sending these books out the first of January, but wanted to give you a chance to look at the list before I took off for Christmas vacation.

Three Requirements:

  1. You love books
  2. You live in Japan
  3. You don’t mind paying COD charges.  (I found you can get quite a few books in a box for 800-900 yen COD.)

Leave a comment in the Comments, and send me an e-mail at with your snail mail address. 

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Here are December’s books:

  1. One-Way to Ansonia (PB) ISBN 0-425-08880-4 GONE
  2. Praying God’s Will for my Marriage (PB) ISBN 0-8407-9223-9
  3. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (PB) ISBN 4-89684-515-3
  4. An American Childhood (PB) ISBN 0-06-091518-8 GONE
  5. Murder in Three Acts (PB) 0-425-09041-8
  6. Surrender (PB) ISBN 0-8024-1280-7
  7. Pollyanna (PB) ISBN 978-1-85326-145-9 GONE
  8. The Three Musketeers (PB) ISBN 0-14-044025-9
  9. Shame and Grace(HB) ISBN 0-06-067521-7
  10. American Tall Tales(HB)  Old library copy (1952) GONE


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November 2008 Book Give Away

It is getting COLD here.  Well, colder than before, anyway!  Jun still streaks around the house claiming she is “hot”, so it must not be too cold yet.  A two year old with hot flashes?

But, for those of us who feel the cold, a good book and a quilt can warm us right up!  Huh? 

Please check out this list of books for the November 2008 Book Give Away and see if any will warm you up. 

Three criteria only:

  1. You live in Japan
  2. You don’t mind paying shipping COD
  3. You LOVE books!

Leave a comment in the Comments, and send me an e-mail at with your snail mail address, and I will send the books to you by the end of November.  Happy reading!

Here are November’s 10 Books. 

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  1. Reader’s Digest One DIsh Meals (HB) ISBN 0-89577-389-9 GONE
  2. The Christmas Box Collection (PB) ISBN 0-671-02764-6 GONE
  3. Spiritual Secret of Hudson Taylor (PB) ISBN 0-88368-387-3
  4. Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young GIrl (PB) ISBN 0-671-69009-4
  5. Around the World in Eighty Days (PB) ISBN 978-0-14036-711-9
  6. The Eternal Spring of Mr. Ito(HB-old library version) ISBN 0-02-73700-2 GONE
  7. Mark Twain:  Four Complete Novels(HB) ISBN 978-0-517-09289-7 GONE
  8. Tarzan of the Apes (PB) ISBN 978-1-59308-227-7
  9. Fiddler on the Roof (PB) ISBN 0-87910-136-9
  10. Quentins (PB) ISBN1-55278-308-1 GONE


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October Book Give Away

Hi!  Be sure to check the list of books to see if any are calling your name.  I will post a new list on Nov. 1st

October Book Give Away

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October 2008 Book Give Away

My bookshelves are overcrowded.  Books fell on my head the other day.  I need to clean out the extras.  I have “sold” them to a used book company before for a pittance, or given them to the local library, but…I would rather give them to YOU if A:  You live in Japan,   B:  You want to read it/them,  C:  You don’t mind paying the shipping COD.

Why?  Because I have lived in Japan for a long long time and am always SOOO happy when someone gives me a book.  I’d like to pass the “happy” on.  You know, “Pay it Forward.”

The following 10 books will be available for adoption through the month of Oct.  Let me know in comments which book(s) you would like (so others will know if they are taken or not), and send me an e-mail with your snail mail address to so I can get them to you ASAP!

If you prefer to exchange books, I love westerns, mysteries, kids books, nice clean easy to put down when Jun NEEDS something books.  We can “chat” about that by e-mail if you like!

Here are October’s 10 Books. 

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  1. The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood  (PB) ISBN 0-451-53026-8
  2. What to Expect the First Year (PB)  ISBN 10: 0-7611-2958-8
  3. Dust (by Martha Grimes) (PB)  ISBN 978-0-451-22266-4
  4. Mary Poppins (PB)  ISBN-10: 0-15-201717-8
  5. Catherine’s Heart (PB)  ISBN 0-7642-2259-7
  6. Families Where Grace is in Place (PB)  ISBN 1-55661-266-4
  7. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Stories by Washington Irving (PB-1963 copy!)
  8. Peter Pan (PB)  ISBN 0-451-52088-2
  9. The Shawshank Redemption  (PB)  ISBN 0-7515-1462-4
  10. Joan of Ark (HB – older library copy – Jr. reader level?)

These books will be available until the end of Oct. or until they are GONE!  Whichever comes first!


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