“De-stashing” is a yarn-hobby term for when you get rid of yarn, either by selling, trading, or giving away. I have a bunch of mass market paperbacks in reasonably decent to good condition that I’m finally letting go. I’ve been doing this for years and it’s time to say goodbye to another batch.
These are all romance novels, mostly historical. A lot of them have been digitized, but not all, and some you may not have heard of. I got rid of a couple dozen Marion Chesney Regency Trads quite a while back, but I held on to one series and to her books written under the Jennie Tremaine label:
The Tremaine books are mostly Edwardian-set, which is unusual in the historical romance/trad genre, and they are often hilarious.
I also reluctantly decided to let go of my Georgette Heyer paperbacks. Some are in dire shape and they’re going in recycling, but these are all OK and certainly readable:
And as this and the next photo show, in the early 2000s I spent considerable time and energy collecting old Balogh trads. There are also some older classic Harlequins and a less talked about Edith Layton trad mixed in as well:
If any of my readers and online friends/acquaintances would like some of them, let me know and I’ll post them off to you via media mail or something similar. US/Canada only, unfortunately, unless someone overseas really wants them and then we can split the postal charges.
Feel free to tell other people about this post. I can be contacted at the email address provided on my “About” page.
If no one wants them I’ll donate them to our yearly book sale or take them over to Half Price Books, but I’d just as soon mail them to fellow romance readers.
Oh, I assume you heard the news about Marian Chesney? I got so cross with obituary after obituary describing her as a ‘crime writer’ and only talking about Hamish MacBeth and Agatha Raisin. She wrote more romances than detective novels.
I am not asking for it, but I can’t identify the Layton from your photo. Which book is it?
@Ros: Yes, I did see those and had the same reaction. I meant to put something in the post, so thanks for bringing it up. She had a long and productive life, that’s for sure.
The Layton is called The Indian Maiden. I barely remember it (I should reread it before I send it off!) and it only has three reviews on GR. I’d totally forgotten about it.
‘De-stashing’. I like that. So much friendlier than ‘culling’ or ‘weeding’. I have admired your offerings via the photos, sighed, and reminded myself of similar stashes of mine that went to live at Goodwill. So I will not be taking you up on your generous offer.
RIP Marion Chesney, btw. She died 30 Dec 2019 age 83. I never got into her MC Beaton/Hamish MacBeth mysteries, but I read a goodly number of her Regencies.
@Barb: Yeah, we do not need them anymore, even when the books are really tempting. These have been in boxes under my bed, and I don’t think I’ve pulled one out in at least two years. Time to repurpose the boxes.
I’ll jump on Thief of Dreams. It’s one of my favorite Baloghs and has never been reissued. I already have it but want to send a Balogh-loving friend a copy.
I don’t need A Chance Encounter but the retro cover is so pretty that I don’t think I’ll ever part with my copy.
Will do, Janine! And I agree about the Balogh covers.
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Sunita, I’ll take whichever Balogh–trads only–you wish to part with. Any Chesney you want to throw in there, please do. And let me pay you for the mailing.
@Keira: It’s a deal!
You have my email address so let me know how much I owe you and how I can pay you. And I believe you have my mailing address as well.
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