2013 Epic Book Sale: Round One


If you ever followed me back during my book reviewing days, you know that, off and on, I would host a book sale in order to clear off some non-existent shelf space (non-existent because I pretty much have NONE, and when you have over 1500 books, that’s a problem). Well, it’s that time again, only THIS time, I’m getting more and more ruthless about what I’m letting go of. I’m not getting rid of only stuff that I disliked or found okay: some of the stuff I’m selling I actually REALLY liked, or outright loved. But I have to sit back and ask myself if there’s a high likelihood of me re-reading something, and if the answer is no, do I really need to keep it around to take up space?

The answer in most cases is no. There’s a reason I’m moving to digital.

At any rate, what I’m presenting beneath the cut are the available books for sale. This is round one. A second round will happen when I’ve had the chance to REALLY dig through my closet and get into the Tupperware boxes that house the rest of my collection.

Here are the basics:

Prices per book

Mass market paperbacks: $1.00
Trade paperbacks: $3.00
Hardcovers: $5.00


I will ship to U.S. and Canadian addresses only. I am located in the U.S., so if you are in Canada, please note that shipping will not be any less than $10.00; in fact, it’ll likely be more.

How to Order

Here’s how it works:

In an email to calico.reaction @ gmail.com (take out the spaces before you hit send, yo), tell me the following:

1) Which books you want.
2) Your mailing address (please be complete as possible, especially if you are in Canada).
3) Shipping preferences: first class or media mail (if you’re located in Canada, there’s no choice for you here), tracking number, and/or insurance.
4) Preferred email address for PayPal invoicing.

Once I get your order, I will box everything up and send you an invoice via PayPal. Once payment is received (payment includes the cost of the books, the shipping, and any additional services necessary), I will ship your books and pass along any tracking information you requested.

Please note: If it’s an option, Media Mail will traditionally be cheaper, but don’t put yourself in a position where you’re going to want to take books in and out of an order and try to tweak the price to get under a certain amount. I’ve had that happen in the past, and I’d ask that anyone wanting to make a purchase to be confident about what they want and how they want it before placing an order. It takes time to find the right-sized box, pack it up, and get a quote, and to have to do that multiple times for the same order makes my eyes cross uncomfortably.

With that in mind, I’m sure you’re wanting to see what books are for sale, right? Click behind the cut, and let’s get started:

Unless otherwise noted, all books are gently read, good to brand new condition (some spines are creased in the case of mass markets), and unmarked. If you have questions about a book’s condition, please leave a comment here before making your order.

Please note: I would love to see these books go to a good home, as silly as it sounds, and if at all possible, I’d prefer to sell the trilogies to a single buyer. Obviously, each book in a trilogy is listed separately, and I will sell them individually, but it’d be nice if they all went to the same home. šŸ™‚

When someone requests a book, I will update this post with a (pending) status, so if you want a book that’s pending, please note that in your email (as in, hey, I want this BOOK but it’s in pending, but if it’s free when you get my order ready, add it, okay?). Once a book is sold, it will be crossed off. Obviously, more than one person will request the same book, but it will be first come, first serve.

Again, the prices are as follows:

Mass market paperbacks: $1.00
Trade paperbacks: $3.00
Hardcovers: $5.00

All titles are listed from the bottom of the pile in the picture and up.


Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara (mass market)
Black Juice by Margo Langan (mass market)
Ha’Penny by Jo Walton (mass market)
Vortex by Robert Charles Wilson (mass market)
Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane (mass market)
Archangel by Sharon Shinn (mass market)
Jovah’s Angel by Sharon Shinn (mass market)
Red Hood’s Revenge by Jim Hines (mass market)


Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane (mass market)
Farthing by Jo Walton (mass market)
Skin Game by Ava Gray (mass market)
Ascendant Son by Catherine Asaro (mass market)
The Radiant Seas by Catherine Asaro (mass market)
Spectyr by Philippa Ballantine (mass market)
The Giver by Lois Lowry (mass market)
Stolen by Kelley Armstrong (mass market)
Dime Store Magic by Kelley Armstrong (mass market)
On the Edge by Ilona Andrews (mass market)
Native Star by M.K. Hobson (mass market)
Kop by Warren Hammond (mass market)


For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison (mass market)
The Good, the Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison (mass market)
Every Which Way but Dead by Kim Harrison (mass market)
A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison (mass market)
A Brother’s Price by Wen Spencer (mass market)
Amortals by Matt Forbeck (mass market)
A Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold (mass market)
At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost (mass market)
Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost (mass market)


The Hollower by Mary SanGiovanni (mass market)
Idolon by Mark Budz (mass market)
Rollback by Robert Sawyer (mass market)
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (mass market)
From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris (mass market)
Definitely Dead by Charlaine Harris (mass market)
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris (mass market)
Maximum Ice by Kay Kenyon (mass market)
Secret Identities: An Unofficial and Unauthorized Guide to Alias by Mark Clapham and Lance Parkin
The Autumn Castle by Kim Wilkins (mass market)


Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Macguire (trade)
Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson (hardcover)
The Man Who Turned Into Himself by David Ambrose (trade)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (trade)
Staked by J.F. Lewis (trade)
Skinned by Robin Wasserman (trade)


A Grey Moon Over China by Thomas A. Day (hardcover)
Generation Loss by Elizabeth Hand (hardcover)
The New Moon’s Arms by Nalo Hopkinson (hardcover)
Prospero Lost by L. Jagi Lamplighter (hardcover)
Prospero in Hell by L. Jagi Lamplighter (hardcover)
Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin (hardcover)
The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham (trade)
Star Wars: The New Myth by Hanson and Kay (trade)
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt (hardcover)


Graceling by Kristin Cashore (hardcover)
Fire by Kristin Cashore (hardcover)
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (hardcover)
Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge (trade)
The Hum and the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe (trade)
Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder (trade)
In Great Waters by Kit Whitfield (trade)
Slow River by Nicola Griffith (trade)
The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold (trade)
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull (trade)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (hardcover)
Gifts by Ursula K. Le Guin (trade)


Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (trade)
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness (trade)
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk (trade)
Remnant Moon by Elizabeth Moon (trade)
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr (hardcover)
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr (hardcover)
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr (hardcover)


The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (hardcover)
The Hand-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (hardcover)
The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan (hardcover) ***
Enclave by Ann Aguirre (hardcover)
Outpost by Ann Aguirre (hardcover)
Horde by Ann Aguirre (hardcover)***

*** = Not pictured, but for sale once I finish reading them (yes, both of these are trilogies):


Duma Key by Stephen King (hardcover)
Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler (hardcover)
The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks (hardcover, signed and numbered)
Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton (hardcover)
The Stone Gods by Jeanette Winterson (hardcover)
Libyrinth by Pearl North (hardcover)
The Boy from Ilysies by Pearl North (hardcover)
The Book of the Night by Pearl North (hardcover)


Born on a Train by John McManus (trade)
The Road to Middle-Earth by Tom Shippey (trade)
A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliot (trade)
Warring States by Susan R. Matthews (trade)
Live Without a Net edited by Lou Anders (trade)
The New Space Opera edited by Gardner Dozois (trade)
Warrior Wisewoman edited by Roby James (trade)
Meditations on Middle Earth edited by Karen Haber (trade)
Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin (trade)
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold (hardcover)
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk (trade)


Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev (hardcover)
Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev (hardcover)
So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev (hardcover)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (hardcover)
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor (hardcover)
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John (hardcover)
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (hardcover)
The Secret History of Moscow by Ekaterina Sedia (trade)
Heart of Iron by Ekaterina Sedia (trade)








Bitterwood by James Maxey (mass market)
Dragonforge by James Maxey (mass market)
Nightlife by Rob Thurman (mass market)
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (mass market)
Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (mass market)
Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (mass market)

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (hardcover)
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (hardcover)
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (hardcover)
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (trade)
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer (hardcover)
Idlewild by Nick Sagan (trade)
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (trade)
Thirteen by Richard K. Morgan (trade)

How long will the Book Sale be open? At least a month, and depending how it goes, I may extend it. Prices won’t change, and there will be future rounds, but if you see books that you want (for yourself or others), don’t delay. If you have general questions about the sale or condition of books, comment here. If you want to make a purchase, please email me at calico.reaction @ gmail.com (no spaces).

Happy Reading, and Happy Holidays!

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