Saturday, July 27, 2013

Books/ Magazines Giveaway 2013

Welcome to my annual/ bi-annual giveaways.

This could very well be my last Books Giveaway because I have started reading books on the kindle, which I got only because books started over-taking my house, like weeds. I now buy only those books which I cant find on kindle or have over-expensive kindle editions. That said, people, the kindle rocks. I thought I wouldn't enjoy it but it has preserved my sanity while travelling, where I can escape into a book, rather than getting annoyed by a mewling infant or annoying loud voices. I digress.

The books and magazines are all in excellent condition, and not very old, so rest assured you will get books/ magazines in very good condition.


  1. The Books/ Magazines Giveaway is not restricted by geography, though preference WILL be given to my friends and family. Since, I am giving these away absolutely free, feel this is only fair.
  2. Friends and family anywhere in the world can ask for books/ magazines. I will send them by normal airmail, so if you are not in India, be patient.
  3. The Books/ Magazines Giveaway is restricted to India ONLY for people I don't know, since I will not ship books outside India if I don't know you.
  4. To make a request, either leave a comment OR send me an email on plumpernickel at gmail dot com OR send me a SMS (for people who know me, obviously).
  5. I will require the following to mail books to you: Your Name, Proper Postal Address including House Number, Street Name/ Number, City, Pin/ ZIP Code, State, Country. For people not in India, I will require a telephone number.
  6. Friends, family, real-life acquaintances can request as many books/ magazines as they wish, but these will be given purely on a first-come-first basis. So, if you do not get what you ask for, please do not get mad. People I don't know, can only request 2 books and/ or 4 magazines per person.
  7. I will be crossing out books, according to requests made, so please do not request books that have been promised to someone else.
  8. Finally, please do NOT ask me why I am giving away stuff for free. If you live in a small house/ flat/ apartment, surely you too identify with the pain of stuff accumulating in leaps and bounds. I periodically create breathing space by giving stuff away. I would rather give away stuff to people I know, who will like what they get (hopefully), than sell it on OLX/ Ebay etc. Also, for friends and family, whose birthdays etc. I am wont to forget, consider it a very belated half peace-offering.  
  9. Last but not the least, once you get the books, please drop me a line or message. Last year I sent over 8 books to an unknown, who never bothered to let me know if she got the books or not and to this date have no clue.
Here's the list now....


  1.  Multiple City - Aditi De
  2. New market Tales - Jayant Kripalani
  3. Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations - Alexander Mccall Smith (I know I don't give away A Mc Smiths, but I found I bought 2 copies by mistake)
  4. Under a Monsoon Cloud - H. R. F. Keating
  5. Inspector Ghote Trusts the Heart - H. R. F. Keating
  6. The Perfect Murder - H. R. F. Keating
  7. Inspector Ghote Breaks an Egg - H. R. F. Keating
  8. Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree -  Shamini Flint
  9. Beatrice and Virgil - Yann Martel (Hard Copy)
  10. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
  11. Winners Never Cheat - Jon M. Huntsman (yeah laugh, there is nothing I wont read if I feel it gives me insight into clients)
  12. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
  13. Cooking on the Run - Boria Majumdar
  14. All Aunt Hagar's Children - Edward P. Jones
  15. The Corrections - Jonathan Franzen
  16. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage - Alice Munro
  17. Little People - Tom Holt
  18. The Portable Door - Tom Holt
  19. Depths - Henning Mankell
  20. The King's Speech - Mark Logue and Peter Conrad
  21. The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year - Sue Townsend
  22. The Year of Yes - Maria Headley
  23. My Latest Grievance - Elinor Lipman
  24. Shopaholic & Baby - Sophie Kinsella
  25. Can You Keep a Secret - Sophie Kinsella  
  26. Shopaholic takes Manhattan - Sophie Kinsella  
  27. Whale Done - Ken Blanchard
  28. Sex and the City - Candace Bushnell
  29. Everyone worth Knowing - Candace Bushnell
  30. Everything Happens for a Reason - Kavita Daswani
  31. Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
  32. Jigs and Reels - Joanne Harris
  33. Lark Rise - Flora Thompson
  34. What Men Want - Deborah Blumenthal
  35.  My Sainted Aunts - Bulbul Sharma
  36. Rude Food - Vir Sanghvi
  37. The Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger
  38. The Teahouse Fire - Ellis Avery
  39. A Prison Diary - Jeffrey Archer
  40. Sons of Fortune - Jeffrey Archer
  41. Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
  42. The Diary of a Social Butterfly - Moni Mohsin
  43. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - Jul 2010 
  44. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - Dec 2010 
  45. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - Feb 2011
  46. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - May 2011 
  47. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - Aug 2011
  48. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - Dec 2011 
  49. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - Dec 2011
  50. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - Feb 2012
  51. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - Feb 2012
  52. Vogue Magazine (US Edition) - Feb 2013
  53. Vogue Magazine (UK Edition) - Feb 2012
  54. Vogue Magazine (Indian Edition) - Jun 2013
  55. Marie Claire (US Edition) - Mar 2009
  56. Marie Claire (US Edition) - Jul 2011
  57. Marie Claire (US Edition) - Aug 2011
  58. Marie Claire (US Edition) - Aug 2012
  59. Elle (US Edition) - Feb 2011 
  60. Esquire  (US Edition) - Dec 2010
  61. GQ (US Edition) - Dec 2010
  62. Good Homes (Indian Edition) - Nov 2008
  63. Good Homes (Indian Edition) - Jul 2010
  64. Good Homes (Indian Edition) - Sep 2011
  65. Good Homes (Indian Edition) - Dec 2011
  66. Good Food  (Indian Edition) - Oct 2012
  67. Scientific American  (Indian Edition) - Apr 2009
  68. Scientific American  (Indian Edition) - Aug 2010
  69. Scientific American  (Indian Edition) - Nov 2010
  70. Scientific American  (Indian Edition) - Dec 2010 
  71. Rolling Stone (US Edition) - Jan 2009
  72. Robb Report (Indian Edition) - Feb 2012
  73. Robb Report (Indian Edition) - Mar 2012
  74. Robb Report (Indian Edition) - Sep 2012
  75. Fortune (US Edition) - 1 Dec, 2008
  76. Fortune (Asia-Pac Edition) - 7 Sep, 2009
  77. Fortune (Asia-Pac Edition) - 24 Oct, 2011
  78. Fortune (Asia-Pac Edition) - 14 Feb, 2011
  79. Fortune (Asia-Pac Edition) - 18 Apr, 2011
  80. Fortune (Asia-Pac Edition) - 30 Jul, 2012
  81. Fortune (Asia-Pac Edition) - 20 Aug, 2012
  82. Fortune (Asia-Pac Edition) - 18 Mar, 2013 (2 Copies)

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At 1:34 AM, Blogger nikhil said...

May I please have 'Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations - Alexander Mccall Smith (I know I don't give away A Mc Smiths, but I found I bought 2 copies by mistake)'

'Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage - Alice Munro'

Name: Nikhil Arjunagi
Address: s1, swathi mansion, 869,
12th main, 12th cross, 60feet road, vinayaka layout 2nd stage, nagarbhavi, Bangalore-560072.
Karnataka, India

At 1:46 AM, Blogger Plumpernickel said...

Sure Nikhil. I will be happy to send them in a day or two. Have already ear-marked for you.

At 2:09 AM, Blogger nikhil said...

Wow, thanks!
Here are some books I will be very happy to lend you (considering you are trying to save space):

The Kite Runner
Teach Us to Sit Still: A Sceptic's Search for Health and Healing
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Glass Palace
The Bin Ladens: The Story of a Family and its Fortune
Steve Jobs
The Open Road: The Global Journey Of The Fourteenth Dalai Lama
To Kill a Mockingbird
Out of the Blue
Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin 'Einstein' Varghese (Dork Trilogy, #1)
The Google Story
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
Love Story
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
The Miracle of Castel di Sangro: A Tale of Passion and Folly in the Heart of Italy
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity
Following Fish: Travels Around The Indian Coast
Moneyball : The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Chinaman: The legend of Pradeep Mathew
A Shot At History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold
Salvation of a Saint
The Tiger's Wife
Unaccustomed Earth
The Wandering Falcon

Let me know. Thanks again.

At 4:32 AM, Blogger Shiva Ram Reddy said...

Hi Can I have "Winners Never Cheat"

Name: ShivRam
Address: Plot No 289, South End Park, mansoorabad, L.B.Nagar, Hyderabad - 500068


At 4:34 AM, Blogger Shiva Ram Reddy said...


Can I have Winners never Cheat

My details
name: ShivRam
Address: Plot No 289, South End Park,
Mansoorabad, LB Nagar, Hyderabad - 500068


At 5:06 PM, Blogger Plumpernickel said...

Sure Shivram. I have already mailed it to you.

At 4:53 PM, Blogger anpkbh said...

Could I have both the Tom Holt titles?

Name: Anoop Bhat
Address: C/602, Flora, Hiranandani Estate, Patlipada, Ghodbunder Road, Thane (W) - 400607

At 1:41 AM, Blogger Plumpernickel said...

Yes Anoop, will be happy to send them.


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