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Michelle
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posted 28 July 2002 06:36 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Charlessummer, a new babbler, had a neat idea - what if we were to have a book exchange?

Maybe we could list the books we have and are willing to exchange, and we can trade with each other either through private mail on babble or publicly. It would be a cheap source of books since the postage would cost even less than a lot of books cost at second hand book stores.

What do babblers think?


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disobedient
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posted 28 July 2002 07:07 PM      Profile for disobedient     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Aie! I'm a book hoarder. I suppose there's a few I could part with though. If other people get on board, I'll post a catalog.
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Michelle
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posted 28 July 2002 07:14 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If anyone's expecting children any time soon, I have the following:

What to Expect the First Year

What to Expect When You're Expecting

What to Eat When You're Expecting

All three are by Heidi Murkoff and Arlene Eisenberg.


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Michelle
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posted 28 July 2002 07:22 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Other books:

Turbo-Capitalism: Winners and Losers in the Global Economy - Edward Luttwak
No Logo - Naomi Klein
Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap - Peggy Orenstein
On the Take - Stevie Cameron
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe


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disobedient
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posted 28 July 2002 07:52 PM      Profile for disobedient     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids and Life in a Half-Changed World by Peggy Orenstein.
The Whole Woman, Germaine Greer
Class Warfare in the Information Age, Michael Perelman
The Undeclared War: Class Conflict in the Age of Cyber Capitalism, James Laxer

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meades
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posted 28 July 2002 10:54 PM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Feel free to borrow any of these, just PM me, or post, or whatever you like:

Then I have a bunch that I haven't read yet, and won't be able to get around to for a while yet, so feel free to ask for them anyhow:Also, if you want to start learning Spanish, Japanese, Russian or Norwegian, let me know.
Anyway, I've got a lot more, but I'm too lazy to dig them up.
Oh, and right now I'm reading Lunch With Jan Wong, by Jan Wong, and I'll be done soon, if someone would like to take a look at that

[ July 29, 2002: Message edited by: meades ]


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charlessumner
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posted 29 July 2002 12:01 AM      Profile for charlessumner     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I bought this once in the hopes of a chance...

It's hardly been touched, and would be better suited for something later in life anyways... Free net of shipping, I guess, to a good home *sigh*

Getting used to the idea of parting is a problem too - with books! with books - but I guarantee I'll pry myself into putting something better up eventually though, as soon as I can.

Very cool lists Michelle and meades!


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oldgoat
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posted 29 July 2002 12:34 AM      Profile for oldgoat     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hang on to it Charles, don't give up.

Anyway, this is an idea with merit. I have lots of good kids books from the early years on up which I wouldn't mind seeing go to a good home. I was just clearing out a bunch of old university texts, of which I suppose many are dated, but some still may be relevant. The middle ages hasn't changed that much.

Also, books on Statistical Methods!!! The ideal gift for that "special" someone. Let me know before I set fire to them.


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Mohamad Khan
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posted 29 July 2002 01:38 AM      Profile for Mohamad Khan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
hmmm...Michelle, i wouldn't mind taking Achebe off your hands if i have any books that you might be interested in.

The Satanic Verses -- Salman Rushdie

mint condition. i technically own three copies of this, my favourite novel, so i should probably get rid of this paperback...but i value it very highly, so you'll have to talk me into it.

Pimp -- Iceberg Slim

Finnegan's Wake -- James Joyce
don't ask why...

Lives of Girls and Women -- Alice Munro
i have the Penguin edition tho'.

The Double Hook -- Sheila Watson

Naked Lunch -- William S. Burroughs

White Noise -- Don DeLillo

A Clockwork Orange -- Anthony Burgess
the Penguin, again.

Endgame -- Samuel Beckett

Clear Light of Day -- Anita Desai
the Vintage edition.

Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon -- Pablo Neruda

and i'll leave it at that for now...


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Michelle
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posted 29 July 2002 07:41 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ooooh! I've been wanting to read The Satanic Verses for years now, and I keep not getting it...

If you could be persuaded to part with one of your copies (doesn't have to be your mint copy, I would be happy with your least favorite in any condition as long as it's readable), then I would be happy to trade my Achebe for it.

Things Fall Apart is such an awesome book - it's one of my current favorites, but I've read it quite a few times already, which is why I'm willing to trade it. If you want to trade it, private message me with your address and I'll mail it to you and give you my address as well.


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vickyinottawa
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posted 29 July 2002 10:59 AM      Profile for vickyinottawa   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Vicky's literary pet peeve:

quote:
Finnegan's Wake -- James Joyce

there is NO apostrophe in Finnegans Wake!

Good list, though.


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artemisia
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posted 30 July 2002 12:43 AM      Profile for artemisia     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh god I've got hundreds I could lend out. I just jumped on this thread (upon seeing it) like a fly on a windowsill...

Ummm...loads on early medieval history, a couple of goodies on early merovingian history, loads of Laurell K. Hamilton, loads on Religious theory...and feminism. Adam Eve and the Serpent was interesting. Loads on near eastern mythology.

I can't list 'em all. I'd get carpal tunnel

But...I may be paged.


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DrConway
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posted 30 July 2002 01:10 AM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't even want to try and list my books either But I have political-economic books by Batra, McQuaig, Krugman, Laxer, and Hellyer.

Plus a raftload of odds-and-ends fiction and science fiction (most of my s.f. is by Asimov)


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Michelle
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posted 30 July 2002 09:34 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Religious theory, you say? Oooh, one of my favorite subjects! Anything interesting about the history of religious thought? Anything by Elaine Pagels, for instance, or people who write on similar subjects? Oh, whoops, I didn't notice that you mentioned Adam, Eve, and the Serpent by Pagels! Oooooh!

[ July 30, 2002: Message edited by: Michelle ]


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meades
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posted 30 July 2002 10:12 AM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, one more- The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels, by Thomas Cahill. It was really good! I've got the paperback version though- y'know, it's odd, I can't find a single book by Cahill in hardcover here in the Sault.
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Michelle
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posted 30 July 2002 11:47 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bumping this up for Trinitty...Trinitty, wanna trade my Fast Food Nation for something of yours?

I actually like pulp fiction too - this thread is pretty full of semi-scholarly works. I'll list my pulp fiction in a little while. Maybe people should also post lists of books that they WANT, like Trinitty did in the other thread with Fast Food Nation, so that anyone who has that book can speak up.


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Trinitty
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posted 30 July 2002 01:10 PM      Profile for Trinitty     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
You're a peach!

Boy, now I need to list the books I own. My dude is a biblophile, and hoards them, but we could do an exchange, as I kinda know you.... and he's not here anyways.

I'd love to take you up on that offer, I'll catalogue the books tonight and PM them to you.

Off the top of my head,

You might like the American Way of Birth, it's very well written by Jessica Midford, it's not about babies or anything, it's the political and historical treatment of women who are pregnant. I personally think it's a feminist must.

I think we have a copy of Malus Maleficarum (sp?) that was the hand book used by the "witch-hunters". We have the Satanic Verses too, but sounds like you can get it off of Mohammed. Lots on demonology.

Pulp fiction.... I have lots of Steven King, a couple Dean Koontz, Micheal Chreiton (sp), etc.

I'll list them and let you know.


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Michelle
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posted 30 July 2002 01:17 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That book, The American Way of Birth sounds interesting, but I think I'm a bit burned out reading about the politics of childbirth. It would likely be an exercise in "preaching to the choir" for me to read it.

Say, you don't have any Kathy Reichs books, have you? She's the one who is basically Canada's answer to Patricia Cornwell. I keep meaning to pick up her books, but my budget doesn't really allow for buying new books at the moment. Man, they're expensive.

Mohamad, I haven't heard from you - are you still interested in the Achebe book? If you've changed your mind about your copy of The Satanic Verses, I could always trade with Trinitty and then get something else off you.


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charlessumner
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posted 30 July 2002 01:30 PM      Profile for charlessumner     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
*with a start* Politics of childbirth books? Where, where?

My good Mom is working on her doctoral dissertation on just such things... I came across The American Way of Birth for her so she has it already, but if anyone has anything else at all - not practical expecting books of course, she understandably called it a day after coming up with me - but this sort of thing I would so be up for a trade.


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scrabble
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posted 14 August 2002 08:50 PM      Profile for scrabble     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Catch and release books!

Go hunt for a book released in your area; 2,426 books "in the wild" in Canada today.


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Trespasser
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posted 18 October 2002 03:12 PM      Profile for Trespasser   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ah, here it is, I was looking for this thread.

A notice to babblers. There's a good organization that you can donate books to. Network of East-West Women, specifically to its Book and Journal Project, chaired by Ann Snitow. The B&JP people send books for free to interested individuals and organizations in ex-communist countries, Central Asia, parts of Africa, and in effect wherever it is possible and wherever publications in English are difficult to come by.

It started as feminist theory centred collection, but now the Book Project sends almost anything that the people might need. Most of the users are still women, women's centres, alternative educational institutions. Here's what Ann's assistant Bob told me in a recent email:

"What we're always looking for are feminist books (naturally!) and anything else related to women, family, domestic abuse, globalization, etc etc. Also, a lot of centres have been asking for us stuff on girls and the problems they face."

I used to be the user (even after I moved to the West) and must say that probably I'd never have graduated from anything without the NEWW. It's an organization that has changed lives of many Eastern European women.

Now I am happy that I can donate a bit. I work for a publishing company which has connections with many other small publishing companies that publish just the right books.

Also, I don't think they have any Canadian reps or too many titles coming from Canada. Time to change that, eh?


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Trespasser
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posted 18 October 2002 03:15 PM      Profile for Trespasser   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
PS: I forgot to include the address to which the books can be sent:

Ann Snitow
167 Spring Street
NY, NY 10012

Also, if you want to discuss titles you have or anything else with Bob, here's his address: photo824@earthlink.net


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Michelle
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posted 09 March 2008 04:22 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bumping this for fun, and so I can move it to the babble book lounge.
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Bacchus
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posted 09 March 2008 12:33 PM      Profile for Bacchus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Excellant idea and I certainly have a lot of books that I can pass around. Including ones where I stupidly bought the book a second time
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Michelle
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posted 09 March 2008 04:01 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Heh. You and your book addiction.

Probably the easiest way to go about this is for people to post the books they would LIKE to read, and then others can volunteer if they have that book and would be willing to trade for something...


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Bacchus
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posted 09 March 2008 08:58 PM      Profile for Bacchus     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Book addiction is right Michelle. Seriously. I think I must be OCD about it or something but I am compelled to constantly buy books. It takes great effort to limit myself to one or two a week when I visit Nicholas Hoare before myfriday D&D game or when I drift the Sleuth of Baker Street or Bakka Books (which is now so very near one of my clients I visit several times a week *sigh*)

My first offer is for "How Not to Live Abroad" by Shaun Briley and is his acccount of him and his gf trying to live in the spanish countryside . *sigh* I accidentally bought it twice. Something Shelfari at least alerts me too


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