Do You Have It?

I’ve been looking for some of my books recently, and some are missing. I have a bad habit of enthusiastically pressing books on people as they leave my home, and I forget to write down who has what.

Today I’m looking for Poppy Palin’s Craft of the Wild Witch: Green Spirituality & Natural Enchantment. Do any of my Gentle Readers perchance have my copy in their possession?

Actually, if you currently have any of my books I’d appreciate a note in the comments, even if you think that I remember that you have it. Despite your confidence in my mental recall, chances are good that I won’t notice that you have it until I need it.

24 thoughts on “Do You Have It?

  1. Ceri

    I have your copies of the Stepanich Faery Wicca books, the Book of Pagan Prayer, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Kilmeny of the Orchard and a combo Jane Eyre/Wuthering Heights.

    And I’m surprised that’s all, really.

  2. Phnee

    I have one of your Irene Adler books (the third, I believe), Death At La Fenice, Celtic Myth and Legend, and Irish Myths and Legends.

    Otherwise, I think that’s it. I hope you find the book you’re looking for!

  3. Owldaughter Post author

    And theoretically I write everything down too, but I lost my notebook in our last move and and I’ve gotten out of the habit of recording who I’ve lent things to. Time to begin again. Although earlier today I discovered a scrap of paper pinned to the bulletin board behind my door with a dozen books Tal and Mousme have/had borrowed, albeit about a year out of date…

  4. Talyesin

    I have a bunch of your books in a pile upstairs in the bedroom, waiting for me to read them. Not research-type stuff, more along the lines of spec-fic/urban fantasy stuff.

  5. Talyesin

    It occurs to me that you’d probably like a list. Hang on…

    Ghosts of Albion: Accursed – Amber Benson (I picked her up you know) and Christopher Golden
    Thief Lord – Cornelia Junke
    Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale – Holly Black
    Lincoln’s Dreams – Connie Willis


  6. Paze

    And I’ve got three of your Phillipa Gregory books which I’m ready to return. (I am going to have to replace The Queen’s Fool, however, since Ben decided to sit on it and very effectively folded back the cover and first ten pages or so in the process! *sigh*)

  7. Owldaughter Post author

    Oh, for goodness sake — being sat upon by a cat doesn’t call for replacing! Missing pages, now, that would be different. Besides, I have two copies of it.

    Do you also still have The Third Witch, and Buffalo Woman Comes Singing by Brooke Medicine Eagle? (Why I remember that certain people have certain books, and yet forget other books I’ve lent out much more recently, I have no idea.)

  8. Paze

    Egad! Yes! I have those ones, too. I even had them in the Books I’ve Borrowed section of my bookshelf, just so that I. . . er. . .wouldn’t forget that I’d borrowed them.


    And thanks for being so understanding about Ben. He has a book fetish. Not reading, I don’t think. Just sitting. . . and occasionally pawing. It’s rather sweet, actually. (And anyway, the book is not in bad shape at all, now that it’s had time to relax a little without Ben’s prodigious butt upon it.)

  9. Paze

    Oooh. . . and I also have Son of a Witch and the Green Man anthology! (Phew! More shelf space in my near future. . . and a lot less in yours, by the look of all the comments!)

  10. jan

    *WAVES* It’s me! It’s me! I’ve got it!

    If you need it back, please let me know. I didn’t get very far with it (you did warn me about her style). Maybe I’ll try it again at a later date…

    The other two books of your that I have are:

    A Witch Alone by Marian Green
    Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint

    I believe I returned The Christomancy Quartet, yes?

  11. Owldaughter Post author

    You did indeed return the Quartet. I suspected you might have CofWW, but with the sudden upsurge of interest in green witchy stuff in our circle of acquaintance you were one of several. No, I don’t need it any longer; I handed in my article. It wasn’t crucial.

    And although I knew about the de Lint, I’d forgotten about the Green. This has been so informative that I may do it quarterly.

  12. Phnee

    Geez… it’s a good thing you lend so many books, since your shelves are already overflowing. Can you imagine what would happen if all of your books were in your place at the same time?

    I’m sure it would cause some sort of temporal distortion. ;)

    Mind you, I’m not one to talk. The only reason my place hasn’t collapsed on itself is because most of my books are still at my parents’ place, which has floors made of armoured concrete. :P

  13. Owldaughter Post author

    I had to smile when someone suggested borrowing books from friends in response to your post on responsible consumption, Phnee. How many of my books have you read in the past ten months?

  14. Phnee

    Hee! I thought the same thing. :)

    Uh… I think I’ve read about forty of your books so far. Maybe more. All the Amelia Peabody mysteries, the Irene Adlers, the Jane Austen mysteries, a number of pagan books, two Joseph Campbells, that mystery that takes place in San Francisco at the turn of the 20th century (I forget the name of the heroine), that regrettable mystery about the eleventh-century Irish nun… egads. I’ve lost track, to be honest.

  15. Phnee

    Fremont Jones! Thank you!

    I am currently going through a rather large pile of borrowed books, and since I have the attention span of a 24-hour gnat these days, it will take me some time to get through all of them.

    This whole lack-of-focus is seriously getting on my nerves. A novel which once upon a time would have taken me a day or maybe two to read is now taking up to a week. Gah.

    After that, I would *love* to borrow more of them. :)

  16. Ceri

    Okay, I’m returning some more books of yours I found to you this weekend, including “Lost in a Good Book”, but I am keeping an Oscar Wilde short story collection (Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime and Other Stories) and the Wuthering Heights/Jane Eyre combo, as I’m currently reading Wuthering Heights.


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