Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stop corn subsidies!

Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway, and I am not making this up, this is by Dave Barry

I want to point out that, if you go to, you can find oodles of great, fantastic, unclaimed books. If you give me a dollar, I'll give you the book and I'll give the dollar to World Vision. If you want to give more than a dollar, that's awesome, I'll give whatever you give me to World Vision.

If you have a slew of books you want to get rid of, give them to me, and I'll distribute them through Dollar Book.

If you like the Dollar Book idea, but aren't in Baltimore, let me know, and we'll see what we can do to make a Dollar Book thing happen in your area.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Holes, by Louis Sachar

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Childrens' books and science fiction

Cheaper by the Dozen, Frank and Ernestine Gilbreth
The Giver, Lois Lowry
Dogs Don't Tell Jokes, Louis Sachar
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, Louis Sachar
Dianetics, L Ron Hubbard (This is the second copy for Dollar Book Blog)
Sphere, Michael Crichton
Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein
The Silmarillion, JRR Tolkein

Friday, March 27, 2009

These books have no common theme

The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling
The Great Divorce, CS Lewis
The Prayers of Peter Marshall, edited by Catherine Marshall

Practical Photography, John Freeman (Hoss, this one is hard cover, glossy pages, great pictures. Good coffee table book.)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A couple of UK guys; light reading

Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart
The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
The Complete Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
Alligators in the Sewer: And 222 Other Urban Legends by Thomas J. Craughwell
What Christians Believe by C. S. Lewis (It's like a mini Mere Christianity)

What is Dollar Book?

I blog lists of books. If you want one, I'll give you the book, and you give me a dollar to give to World Vision. That's it!

Can I give more than I dollar?
Yes! I suggest you give what you feel like the book is worth to you.

How do I ask for a book?
Leave a comment asking for the book. Or email It's all the same to me.

What if I don't have a dollar?
That's okay. I'll give you a dollar to get the book with.

Can I request specific books?
Sure, and if I find them, you get first dibs.

Who can get Dollar Book books?
If you want one of the books I blog, and you're at UMBC or in west Baltimore, I can get it to you super easy. Otherwise, don't bother.

Why World Vision?
World Vision helps people all over the world in practical, sustainable ways. They're really good at helping people who are hungry, thirsty, and who don't have good clothes; they also hep oppressed women and girls get out of tough situations and become independent. 86 cents of your dollar will go straight to helping people, which is really good, as far as charities go.

Can I be a Dollar Book blogger, too?
Yes! If you're at UMBC or in west Baltimore, email me, and I'll let you blog on the blog and give you access to the Dollar Book blog email account. If you're nowhere near us, you can steal the idea and do Dollar Book somewhere else. Let me know, because book people should be friends.