Update: Okay! I am sending books to mindy, Colleen, Kate, Darby, Anastasia, and Stacie. I’ve emailed y’all, but leave another comment if you didn’t get my email.
I’ve heard some good things about John Bellairs, but when I tried one of his books once, I didn’t finish it because I wasn’t hugely in love with it. A little while ago, I found several of his books at the library sale for ten cents. So I got them. Why not? If it turns out I hate them, I thought, they were only ten cents. No big loss.
Since then I have been eaten up with guilt. I always fret about these library sales because I’m afraid that they’ll put a book I really, really love on the sale tables, and then someone who DOESN’T EVEN CARE will buy it for ten cents, read it once, and get rid of it. When I want it so much more! And now I am that person. I am the doesn’t even care person who buys books that somebody else might really love.
Anyway, I feel so guilty about this that I’m going to see if anyone wants them who actually likes John Bellairs. The titles are below. The books are all hardback, they’re ex-library obviously, so they’ve got card pockets in the back, but they’re in pretty good condition anyway.
Figure in the Shadows
The Doom of the Haunted Opera (hm, he didn’t finish this one himself)
The Treasure of Alpheus Winterborn
The Dark Secret of Weatherend
The Secret of the Underground Room
The Trolley to Yesterday
Leave a comment with your email address and the titles of any of these six books that you want. I’ll draw names at the end of January.