Gaskella is 2 – plus a shelf-clearing giveaway!

Woohoo!  Yes, it was two years ago that I started Gaskella.

I started off on Blogspot – moving over to WordPress early this year, and in the 730 days since starting I’ve posted 394 times which is pretty good going I think, and amassed over 1700 comments (that includes my replies).

Despite this being an incredibly busy time of year, I’m still loving it. I love the blogging community and all the other wonderful book blogs I’ve found. Most importantly perhaps, I love reading more than ever.

I’d like to thank everyone who comments in particular – I love reading them and responding to you. By way of a thank you I’m staging a shelf-clearing giveaway, (something Teresa over at the BBAW Award-winning blog Shelflove does occasionally – thanks for the idea Teresa.)  Below are a whole lot of books that I’ve read and enjoyed but have no room to keep – the links go to my reviews.

If you’d like one, please leave a comment together with which book you’d like, then send me an email to gaskella at hotmail dot com with your address. It’s first come first served and I’ll cross them off as I acknowledge their new homes. Sorry, due to size and weight, some will have to be limited to the UK only, but there are plenty I can send worldwide (surface though which can take weeks).

Here’s the list:

  • Madame Verona comes down the hill by Dimitri Verhulst. To Mystica.
  • Fool by Christopher Moore. To Victoria.
  • Loser’s town by Daniel Depp. To Rhonda.
  • Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. A 1977 Penguin – uncreased, but slightly yellowed. UK only.
  • Fortunes of War – the Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning.  To Winston’s Dad
  • Miss Garnet’s Angel by Salley Vickers. A bit scuffed, slight spine crease and a small tear to back cover – perfectly readable. Worldwide
  • The Shipping News by Annie Proulx To Carol Wong
  • Anglo-Saxon Attitudes – by Angus Wilson. 1992 Penguin edition of this 1956 novel. Slightly scuffed and aged, but spine is not creased Worldwide.
  • The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.  Slightly scuffed and aged Penguin film tie-in.  Worldwide.
  • Fledgling by Octavia Butler. To Kinna.
  • Benny and Shrimp by Katarina Mazetti. A bittersweet Swedish romance – lovely. Near new condition. Worldwide.
  • The Mouse and his Child by Russell Hoban. A modern classic for older children upwards. Near new, just slightly scuffed around the edges. Worldwide.


0 thoughts on “Gaskella is 2 – plus a shelf-clearing giveaway!

  1. Jackie (Farm Lane Books) says:

    Congratulations! I love the way that blogging increases the love for reading. Thank you for such a generous giveaway, but like Tom I have enough books already and so I hope they find a loving home somewhere else 🙂 Keep up the great blog!

  2. Victoria says:

    Congratulations on a super blog and some fantastic books I’d never have discovered otherwise. If it’s still available might I have Fool please?

  3. LizF says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    Since I have officially run out of shelf space for the books that I already have, I will have to resist the temptation of your kind offer but I hope you will soon find good homes for them!

    Looking forward to hearing your take on Peyton Place as I am reading it at the moment and driving myself mad with trying to remember who played who in the TV series that I wasn’t supposed to watch in the late 60’s/early 70’s.
    So far all I can remember is Ryan O’Neal as (I think) Rodney Harrington, Mia Farrow as Allison (?) and Barbara Parkin as Selena.
    Keep up the good work and thanks for all the recommendations for books I would otherwise have missed.

  4. gaskella says:

    A big thank you to everyone for your kind comments – I very much appreciate them.

    P.S. Don’t forget to email me your snail mail addresses if you want to claim a book.

  5. winstonsdad says:

    well done on two years ,if olive manning still free as was looking at that the other week ,all the best stu and hopefully many more years wonderful blogging all the best stu

  6. Ali says:

    Congratulations on your milestone Annabel – I’m sure the next years of blogging will bring many more good things your way. You’ve broadened my reading horizons, for sure!

  7. Lija says:

    Congrats on two years of blogging! I recently passed my own one-year, but managed to miss it completely – I guess I can look forward to next year to celebrate.

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