My Way of Saying Thanks!

Springboarding off of Guppyman's idea to have a Christmas sale for the rental of space on his blog, I've come up with my own way of saying thanks to my all my renters of 2005 and especially my TOP six renters!

Thanks to BE's wonderful stats. I can tell who's rented my blog and how often. I'm going to tally up the stats of the six blogs I have listed at BE and the top six renters will be featured in my sidebar as "Blog of the Month" right above the "Blog of the Week" spot from BE for the month of January, 2006.

I will post and notify the owners of the top six blogs. I will also rank my blogs in order of performance from most traffic/unique hits/clicks to least traffic/unique hits/clicks so that the top ranking blog will go to the top renter and the second ranking blog to the second frequent renter and so forth.

And to all other renters you will each be mentioned in my recap of the year post due out by 12/31/05.

Thanks again, it was wonderful having you all as tenants!

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The Woman Question

by Kenneth E. Hagin

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Condition: Used - Very Good
Comments: Actually brand new, but has suffered minor shelving wear and tear.

Product Details:

Paperback: 66 pages
Publisher: Faith Library Publications (March, 1983)
Language: English
ISBN: 0892764058
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.7 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces.

Guest for the Week

Good morning folks,

Please join me in welcoming Benjamin Solah to Read Zone. He's a political activist and a writer, or is it a writer who's a political activist? from Sydney, Australia, (don't you love the reach and breath of the internet?) a fellow NaNoWriMo participant and he thought we were worth a visit for a whole week. So let's show him how we feel about authors around here...click, browse, comment and don't forget to let him know that Dee over at Read Zone sent you!

While you're visiting Benjamin, please do check out his book, Sanity Juxtoposed, A collection of short stories and poetry, available for purchase in print or download format at lulu.com.

And no I get nothing for featuring his book, just took it upon myself to do so when I noticed it while battling him on BOTB and decided to put in my two cents. This also means that I'm not endorsing the book, since I haven't read it myself, but saying...give it a look see and decide for yourself!

Peace,
Dee

P.S. Benjamin, if you'd like a proper interview, email me or post a comment and we'll do it up right.

Cry Revenge

by Donald Goines Holloway House Originals)

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Condition: New
Comments: Brand New but suffered some minor shelf life wear and tear

Mass Market Paperback - 239 pages (April 1, 1996)
Holloway House Publishing Company; ISBN: 0870679910 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.69 x 6.86 x 4.20

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Quantity: 1
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Buyer pays. Will not ship internationally.

Christmas Mice

[Hardcover] by Bethany Roberts; Doug Cushmaman (Illustrator)

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Condition: Used - Like New
Comments: Actually brand new, but has suffered minor shelving wear and tear

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover - 32 pages (September 18, 2000)
Clarion Books; ISBN: 0395912040 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.35 x 8.54 x 8.55

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Quantity: 5
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Stop the Pain : Teen Meditations

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Condition: Used - Like New
Comments: Actually brand new, but has suffered minor shelving wear and tear

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback - 189 pages (October 1, 1999)

Book Description
• Independent Publisher's Book Award 2000
• The ALA Notable Book author of Girls Are Equal Too and Where's Your Head?, Dale Carlson teaches teens to use their own ability for physical and mental meditation to end psychological pain.

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Product Details
Paperback: 189 pages
Publisher: Bick Publishing House (October 1, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN: 1884158234
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces.

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Guest Lounge

Welcome to the Guest Lounge at Read Zone. Here fellow bloggers with extra books or authors with self-published books may have a spot with a few stipulations.

Since I grew up with so many rules and regulations, I’m kind of an anti-rule person, but having assimilated into the adult world (barely), I realize the necessity for parameters or rules, if you will, and acknowledge that of themselves, rules are not bad, the method of enforcement, now that can be bad.

That being said, here are the rules for attaining guest bookseller status, which I freely admit will evolve (because I’m making this up as I go along).

Items Not Permissible:
  1. Porn
  2. Preview copies (which are not supposed to be sold)
  3. Moldy, badly stained, or unclean copies are not acceptable, nor are copies with missing pages or obscured text. Books that are distributed for promotional use only are prohibited. This includes advance reading copies (ARCs) and uncorrected proof copies.
  4. Listings without images.
  5. Stealing bandwidth. (Linking to someone else’s image url)

Code of Conduct:




  • By submitting to become a guest bookseller, you agree to conduct your transactions with integrity. i.e. full disclosure of the condition of the book, plus shipping charges at the time of transaction.

  • All books must be reasonably priced and in acceptable condition.

  • Items sold should be mailed within 48 hours.

  • Courtesy to all customers

What’s in it for you?

A great looking spot to sell your books, addition to our blogroll, an opportunity to enrich someone’s life with a great book and a couple of extra dollars in your pocket.

What’s in it for me?

Facilitating the passing of the torch, a link back from you, and a guest post telling me about your favorite book. Title, why it’s a favorite and would you ever part with it and under what circumstances.

How to Submit:

Email me the following:


  1. Name
  2. Blog
  3. Guest post (mentioned above)
  4. Url of your link back to Read Zone
How it works:

Upon receipt of the above information, I will then send you a blogger invite, you will then become a contributor of Read Zone and have the ability to post your selections.*

If you've only a few books, then we'll forgo the blogger invite and have a guest post highlighting you and your books.

*Please note: Any selections not complying with the above few rules, will be deleted by yours truly.

All done! I've probably made this waaay more complicated than it needs to be, so if you've any suggestions, go for it...share!

last revised 12/07/05

Guide to Rating Condition of Book

  • New: Just like it sounds. A brand-new, unused, unread copy in perfect condition.

  • Like New: An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. Suitable for presenting as a gift.

  • Very Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.

  • Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.

  • Acceptable: A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes cannot obscure the text.

  • Unacceptable: Moldy, badly stained, or unclean copies are not acceptable, nor are copies with missing pages or obscured text. Books that are distributed for promotional use only are prohibited. This includes advance reading copies (ARCs) and uncorrected proof copies.
Be sure to describe your books in an accurate manner. An accurate product description increases buyer satisfaction, helps sellers build a loyal customer base, and ensures positive feedback ratings. Should a book have an obvious cosmetic flaw or contain a "remainder" marking (advance reading copies and uncorrected proofs are not permitted).

The Toddler Years: From 1 to 3

(Steps & Stages)(Paperback) by Holly Bennett, Teresa Pitman

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You Save: $6.70 (75%)

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Condition: New

About the Author:
Holly Bennett, a mother of three, is the editorial director of Today’s Parent Group and editor of its “new parent” publications. Teresa Pitman is a writer specializing in birth, child development, and parenting, a certified childbirth educator, and a La Leche League leader. She has four children.

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Product Details:

Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Key Porter Books (March, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN: 1553560078
Product Dimensions: 8.0 x 6.0 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces.

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Quantity: 5
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Shipping Terms: Buyer pays. Will not ship internationally.

The Preschool Years: From 3 to 5

(Steps & Stages)(Paperback) by Holly Bennett, Teresa Pitman

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Book Description:

Steps & Stages blends expert advice and parental experience to tackle the typical – but by no means simple – challenges and milestones you and your child are bound to face at each stage of his or her development. Chock full of anecdotes, tips, and resources, the Steps & Stages series addresses the everyday, practical issues of raising kids that all parents wonder about, but parenting guides rarely discuss. The four books in this series are: The Toddler Years (from 1 to 3), The Preschool Years (from 3 to 5), The School Years (from 6 to 8), and The Preteen Years (from 9 to 12).

From his first step towards autonomy to her first restaurant, from her first sentence to his first play date, The Toddler Years focuses on daily life with the walking, talking, emerging little individual your baby has become. The Toddler Years includes sections on toddler dependence and independence, toddler traits, sociability, and habits and routines.

Around the time our child turns three, and almost before you realize it has happened, the tumult and unpredictability of your t oddler gives way to the somewhat more settled, civilized preschooler. The Preschool Years looks at the particular challenges and joys of life with a three- to five-year-old who seems to be growing in all directions at once and who still needs you as much as ever. Included are sections on New Skills and Experiences, Learning to Behave, and Learning Through Play.

About the Author:
Holly Bennett, a mother of three, is the editorial director of Today’s Parent Group and editor of its “new parent” publications. Teresa Pitman is a writer specializing in birth, child development, and parenting, a certified childbirth educator, and a La Leche League leader. She has four children.


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Product Details:
Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: Key Porter Books (March, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN: 155356006X
Product Dimensions: 8.0 x 6.0 x 0.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces. (View shipping rates and policies)

Item Purchase Information:
Quantity: 4
Accepted Payment Methods: Paypal.com, Money Orders, Checks (3 day hold for check clearance)
Shipping Terms: Buyer pays. Will not ship internationally.