Announcing the second How-Did-I-End-Up-with-Two-Copies-of-This? Book Giveaway, wherein I reshelve yet again, ponder the limitations of having a mere 13 bookshelves in a two-bedroom condo, and wonder if it's truly possible to have too many books.
I will therefore send the winner of this giveaway three (3!) books, one clean new hardcover copy of each of the following, which are all very good:
--Theodosia and the Eyes of Horus by R.L. LaFevers (reviewed here, the third in an adventuresome series about a girl with a knack for curse detection whose parents run an antiquities museum in London in the early 1900s)
--The Magic Thief: Lost by Sarah Prineas (the second in a series about a boy who, in Book 1, picked the pocket of a wizard and became his apprentice; now he runs away from home and comes up against a sorcerer-king)
--A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce (a rich, dark retelling of the story of Rumpelstiltskin, this Young Adult book is set in England at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution)
How do you enter? Simply leave a comment in which you tell us what book/s you own just one copy of, but wish you had two of, if only to have a loaner available. This is also a chance to recommend a favorite, whether old or new!
The giveaway will run for about two weeks, ending at midnight on Thursday, May 13. Then I'll draw names to find a winner. So check back and/or leave handy identifying info in your comment.
P.S. I guess I should say which books I wish I had two of! An American Childhood by Annie Dillard and All the Small Things, a collection of poems by Valerie Worth, are the first two that pop into my head. Also The Silver Curlew by Eleanor Farjeon (which I will be posting about soon...).
Update: This contest is now closed. Winners to be announced shortly.