I believe it is time for a book giveaway, because these two things are true:
1) it is the end of the year. Ends of the year should result in tidy offices, in a perfect world. This is not a perfect world, but I'm doing my best to make it that way, one tidy office at a time.
2) I have bought a house. I think. I mean, we haven't closed yet, and I'm new to this grown-up thing. But I think I have bought a house. I don't want to move anything I don't really want to move.
So I have this.
They are all duplicates or books I won't reread or ARCs when I have finished copies, etc. etc. Also there is a copy of Linger because I have a lot of them. I would like very much to give these two stacks to a blog reader. Because I'm sure that you're also very busy this time of year, cleaning out your office and living room and basement to make this world a perfect place, my giveaway is not going to be complicated. The way to enter is to pick your favorite post from my blog, talk about it in brief or at length on your blog, facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc., and then post a link back to where you talked about it in the GIANT CONTEST TABULATING MACHINE WEBSITINATOR.
Which is here.
If you don't have a favorite blog post, you aren't eligible. >:D It's going to run for a week, until January 7th, and unfortunately, because of the size of the stack, you can only win if you have a U.S. mailing address. Which means if you have a friend in the U.S. who will accept a large package of fiction, you're still eligible even if you live on Alpha Centauri.
Um, what else? You can only enter once. You can post it on anything vaguely blog like, facebook like, etc., so long as you own the content (so, not a public messageboard). Use your common sense.
I'm going to close this blog post to comments to avoid confusion — I get a lot of confused entries posted to the blog otherwise. It has to be posted in the GIANT CONTEST TABULATING MACHINE WEBSITINATOR or it doesn't count.
As far as finding your favorite blog post, may I direct your attention to the tags on the right side of the blog, which all the major subjects conveniently and slightly obsessively categorized (just like my bookshelves!)