Starting the year with a little geek – free books!

We’re starting off with a little geek this year… or egghead as the doodle below implies.

Over the last few days we (my husband and despite their resistance, children) have been cleaning out nooks and crannies of the house. I am a wanna-be serial packrat so every cranny and nook and nook’s cranny has some kind of “stuff” stashed because I’m sure I can recycle it into something fabulous.

Well with 2010, I’m changing my perspective. If I really have no intention of using for anything ever again and it really reallllly won’t make some fantastic new art piece someone else might want to purchase for their own coffee table, then I am getting rid of it. This is an extremely difficult task for me as I’m also a craft-o-holic (in my free time) so really just about anything can be turned into something else. The key in the new and improved thought process is “that someone else would buy”. It doesn’t mean everything I create is only for the purpose of selling. It does, however, mean that is no one else on the planet would dare want the thing I just made, then it’s probably not that swell and I shouldn’t dream of spending time making it.

Don’t critique the logic… it’s working for me today and my husband will be sorely disappointed if you convince me into keeping the following books because they’ll make great gift wrap!

So today’s give away is… ta dah: old code books.

Yes, that’s right, I’m giving away free code books.
I love to code, it’s actually rather relaxing for me to be able to shut off the giggles of coloring and think logic and rational variables. Over the years I have purchased these books to help me along the way. I now tend to use some favorite resource sites more and the books are only collecting dust and using bookshelf space that could be more handy for things like my Leonardo Da Vinci coffee table books when they need to be out of reach of the neighborhood preschoolers.

FREE code books from JGoode's bookshelf

Some of these books are still valid, some are good for theory but are outdated, and a few are just plain old but maybe you want to make gift wrap. If you would like one or all of these books, or know someone else who would enjoy them, give me a holler. First come first served is how this will work. Plus, you must be willing to pay for shipping as I am only giving away the books, not my postage stamps.

I would greatly appreciate your taking in this matter as it’s easier for me to get rid of things knowing it’s not going in the trash but rather going to good use.

Specifics: These are books only, no CDs. Most all the books are in like new condition with a few exceptions. These are also books I highly recommend, so if you really just want a code reading list, here’s one to start with.

By the way, because there is an image I made I’m counting this as my image for the day… pretend it’s interesting.

2 thoughts on “Starting the year with a little geek – free books!”

  1. I thought I could share one of our favorite sites for cleaning off bookshelves: http://www.BookMooch.com You can trade/give books to folks all around the world (or right next door!) If you're not interested in keeping your points (made when you add inventory, share, or review) you can donate them to charities.

    Happy purging!

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  2. I thought I could share one of our favorite sites for cleaning off bookshelves: http://www.BookMooch.com You can trade/give books to folks all around the world (or right next door!) If you're not interested in keeping your points (made when you add inventory, share, or review) you can donate them to charities.

    Happy purging!

    Reply

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