I gave away a copy of a book on Vikings I had on my shelf. Mostly because it sat there, unread, for about 20 years, and when I took it down to read it I found I just wasn't looking for what it had.
But I did take a skim through it before I passed it on to a friend who likes Vikings.
I wish I'd seen this quote before I finished DFD Barbarians:
"I've been with swords and spear
slippery with bright blood
where kites wheeled. And how well
we violent Vikings clashed!
Red flames ate up men's roofs,
raging we killed and killed,
and skewered bodies sprawled
sleepy in town gate-ways"
(stanza by Egil Skallagrimsson, c. 925)
Quoted on pg 146, Else Roesdahl, The Vikings (seen here on Google Books)
That would have been a good one, had we had the room.
Oh well, I can always use it for something else!