Lot of King, Koontz, Straub, Grisham & more books for sale

We’ve did a nice round of de-cluttering in our house and ended up with many boxes of books. I have this box of assorted horror, medical thriller and legal thriller books for sale. Authors include Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Grisham, Peter Straub, Robin Cook and Michael Crichton. I wish to sell this as one lot. All but three of the books are paperbacks. Click the thumbnails to enlarge to pictures. Click the links below to see details about book. Please note that the links are not necessarily the same paperback editions I have in this lot. With the exception of a few books, these are all in good condition or better. They’re reader copies, not collector’s items. ;)

Here’s a list of what you’ll receive in the box of bookish goodness:

Abduction (PB) – Robin Cook
A Case of Need (PB) – Michael Crichton
A Time to Kill (PB) – John Grisham
The Rainmaker (PB) – John Grisham
The Runaway Jury (HB)- John Grisham
The Street Lawyer (HB) – John Grisham
The Testament (PB) – John Grisham
False Memory (PB) – Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas – (PB, advance reading copy) – Dean Koontz
Forever Odd (PB) – Dean Koontz

Odd Thomas is such a great series, but there are only two books in this lot. You can see the whole Odd Thomas series here.

Icebound (PB) – Dean Koontz
Life Expectancy (PB, advance reading copy) – Dean Koontz
Sole Survivor (PB) – Dean Koontz
The Face (PB) – Dean Koontz
Bag of Bones (PB) – Stephen King
Black House (PB) – Stephen King & Peter Straub

Don’t have The Talisman, but you can get it at Amazon

Different Seasons (PB) – Stephen King
Firestarter (PB) – Stephen King
Four Past Midnight (PB) – Stephen King
Gerald’s Game (PB) – Stephen King
It (PB) – Stephen King
Misery (PB) – Stephen King
Nightmares & Dreamscapes (PB) – Stephen King
Pet Semetary (PB) – Stephen King
Skeleton Crew (PB) – Stephen King
The Dead Zone (PB) – Stephen King
The Drawing of the Three (PB) – Stephen King

Sorry, but I don’t have the rest of the Dark Tower Series. The rest I borrowed from my library.

The Green Mile (PB) – Stephen King
The Tommyknockers (PB) – Stephen King < Rough shape, but quite readable
Lost Boy, Lost Girl (PB) – Peter Straub
Mystery (PB) – Peter Straub

Price for the whole lot of 31 books: $20. I will consider shipping them for actual shipping cost based on their total weight of 24lbs 4oz. That should be $13.50 including insurance. I accept PayPal.


Twiddling my thumbs

My Cricut still hasn’t come in at the scrapbook store. It was supposed to be there on Monday. They’re closed now through Friday while they move to the new location next door to their current storefront. I know it’s a busy and crazy time for them since their grand re-opening in the new store is on Saturday.

I’m not mad at them or anything, just anxious to use my new machine! So, I’ve been reading up on the Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot boards and I’ve been twiddling my thumbs…

While I was at it, I made the above animated gif myself, a first for me. How? Thanks to people creating some handy conversion applications, it wasn’t that complicated.

First, I shot a brief video of my hands as I twiddled my thumbs. I shot the video with our Sony Cybershot DSCW150, using the lowest quality 320×240 MPEG video setting so the clip would be a small file. Don’t let it fool you – that little camera can shoot some really nice video. I had to go with a lesser quality video for this purpose, though, because highest quality mode produced a file over 30MB in size and I just wanted to do a quick conversion.

Converting the clip to an ani was easy, thanks to an online file conversion site I found: VTubeTools. It worked like a charm! I told it to start about 2 seconds into the clip since the beginning shows my right hand coming into the frame right after I pushed the shutter button. I had it capture the next 5 seconds of video.  It came out right the first time through, surprisingly. You’ll notice a little hiccup where it loops, but it’s really not too bad for a first attempt.