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Ok - All the lists from the previous posts are now on this first page. Here's how it works - everyone who has a list up can now post a new list of books they see on someone else's list that they like. Please:

Name of book
Name of person who's book it is now.
Please list if it is double.


Andy (Mamabeca)
1. Deadeye Dick by Vonnegut

2. The encyclopedia of Organic gardening
Counts as 2

3. Good Magic (Marina Medici) (SC, this book is absolutely gorgeous, I was tempted to keep for that alone )

Ok? (this was just an example, my own list shortly )

If you see the book you want on another person's list, don't sweat it. I will try to give everyone one or two of their first three choices. List as many books as you are willing to ship out. Do we agree on media mail? Is there an international person among us? Germany maybe - how does that work? Any other questions, post away. I will ONLY read this thread from now on. Thanks! Andy

Mostly Fiction

Contemporary Fiction #1
- I Know This Much is True (HC, big and heavy, Wally Lamb)
- Pink Slip (SC, Rita Ciresi)
- Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas (HC, James Patterson)
- Open House (SC, Elizabeth Berg)
- Summer People (SC, Marge Piercy)

Contemporary Fiction #2
- Fundamentals of Play (HC, Caitlin Macy)
- Crooked Little Heart (SC, Anne Lamott)
- We Were the Mulvaneys (SC, Joyce Carol Oates)
- Ahab’s Wife (SC, Sena Jeter Naslund)
- The Eyre Affair (SC, Jasper Fforde)

Contemporary Fiction #3
- Corelli’s Mandolin (SC, Louis de Bernieres)
- The Dress Lodger (SC, Sheri Holman)
- Music and Silence (SC, Rose Tremain)
- Sex and the City (SC, Candace Bushnell)
- The Prince of Tides (SC, Pat Conroy)

Classic Fiction #1
- Welcome to Hard Times (SC, E.L. Doctorow)
- The Mating Season (SC, PG Wodehouse)
- The Inimitable Jeeves (SC, PG Wodehouse)
- Notes From the Underground (SC, Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (SC, Alexander Solzhenitsyn)

Classic Fiction #2
- Women in Love (SC, D.H. Lawrence)
- The Rainbow (SC, D.H. Lawrence)
- Tender is the Night (SC, F. Scott Fitzgerald)
- Island (SC, Aldous Huxley)
- The Moon Is Down (SC, John Steinbeck)

Vonnegut and Classics
- Deadeye Dick (SC, Kurt Vonnegut)
- Slapstick (SC, Kurt Vonnegut)
- Cat’s Cradle (SC, Kurt Vonnegut)
- Timequake (SC, Kurt Vonnegut)
- The Nick Adams Stories (SC, Ernest Hemingway)
- Demian (SC, Herman Hesse)

- The Dark Is Rising (SC, Susan Cooper)
- The Purification Ceremony (SC, Mark T. Sullivan)
- Bag of Bones (SC, Stephen King)
- I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down (HC, short stories, William Gay)
- Airport (SC, Arthur Hailey)

Latinas Unite!
- Like Water for Chocolate (SC, Laura Esquivel)
- Geographies of Home (SC, Loida Maritza Perez)
- Empress of the Splendid Season (SC, Oscar Hijuelos)
- Teach Yourself Spanish: A complete Course for Beginners (SC, NONFICTION)

Ireland, India, Holland
- Angela’s Ashes (SC, Frank McCourt) (NONFICTION, MEMOIR)
- Charming Billy (SC, Alice McDermott)
- Mistress of Spices (SC, Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni)
- Sister of My Heart (SC, Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni)
- Girl with a Pearl Earring (SC, Tracy Chevalier)

Mostly Nonfiction

Feminist Musings
- The Book of the City of Ladies (SC, Christine de Pizan) (FICTION)
- The Well of Loneliness (SC, Radclyffe Hall) (FICTION)
- The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction (SC, Emily Martin)
- Conflicts in Feminism (SC, edited by Marianne Hirsch and Evelyn Fox Keller)
- The Signs Reader: Women, Gender, and Scholarship (SC, edited by Elizabeth Abel and Emily K. Abel)

War and History
- The Origin and Prevention of Major Wars (SC, Robert Rothberg and Theodore Rabb)
- Between Peace and War: The Nature of International Crisis (SC, Richard Ned Lebow)
- The Battle for the Falklands (SC, Max Hastings and Simon Jenkins)
- A Short Course in the Secret War (SC, Christopher Felix)
- Origins of the First World War, 2nd Edition (SC, James Joll)

- Feminists Theorize the Political (SC, edited by Judith Butler and Joan W. Scott)
- The Presidency in a Separated System (SC, Charles O. Jones)
- Contemporary Political Ideologies: Movements and Regimes (SC, Roy C. Macridis)
- Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72 (SC, Hunter S. Thompson)

- 101 Essential Tips: Massage (SC, DK Books)
- Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution (abridged, on TAPE) (Robert C. Atkins)
- Taking Care: Self-care for 100 Common Symptoms and 20 Long-term Ailments (SC, Michael Jacobs, M.D. and select faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine—this book is labeled United Healthcare)
- All About Eve: The Complete Guide to Women’s Health and Well-Being (SC, Tracy Chutorian Semler)

Finances/Personal Organization
- Tighwad Gazette 3 (HC, Amy Dazyczn)
- Take Time for Your Life: A Personal Coach’s 7-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want (SC, Cheryl Richardson)
- Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your 20s and 30s (SC, Beth Kobliner)
- Mark Skousen’s 30-Day Plan to Financial Independence (SC, Mark Skousen)
- The Princeton Review Guide to Your Career (SC, copyright 1997)

Home Buying
- How to Buy a Condominium or Townhome: Self-help Law Kit with Forms (SC, Irwin Leiter, attorney at law, copyright 1997, all forms intact, no writing as far as I can tell)
- Home Buying for Dummies (SC, Eric Tyson and Ray Brown, copyright 1999)
- 100 Questions Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Ask, with Answers from Top Brokers Across the Country (SC, Ilyce R. Glink, copyright 2000)
- Tips and Traps When Buying a Condo, Co-op, or Townhouse (SC, Robert Irwin, copyright 2000)

MDC-style Parenting
- Our Babies, Ourselves: How Biology and Culture Shape the Way We Parent (SC, Meredith F. Small)
- Positive Discipline A to Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems (SC, Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, and H. Stephen Glenn) OLDER EDITION
- Games Babies Play: Birth to 12 Months (little HC, Vicky Lansky)
- Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child (SC, Katie Allison Granju)

New Parents
- Babycare for Beginners (SC, spiral bound, lots of pictures, Dr. Frances Williams)
- Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood (SC, Vicki Iovine)
- The Everything Pregnancy Book: What Every Woman Needs to Know—Month by Month—to Insure a Worry-Free Pregnancy (SC, Maryann Brinley and Howard Berk, M.D.)
- Your Pregnancy Week by Week (SC, maybe a little writing but couldn't find it, 4th Edition, Glade B. Curtis, M.D., OB/GYN, and Judith Schuler, M.S.)
- Baby Bargains (SC, copyright 2002, Denise and Alan Fields)
- The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips and Advice for Dads-to-Be (SC, Armin Brott and Jennifer Ash)

- Good Magic (Marina Medici) (SC, this book is absolutely gorgeous, I was tempted to keep for that alone )
- Earth Power (SC, Scott Cunningham)
- Everyday Magic: Spells and Rituals for Modern Living (SC, Dorothy Morrison)

- Mars and Venus Together Forever (SC, John Gray, Ph.D)—2 COPIES (DH and I got these to read together and discuss)
- Wedding Bell Blues: 100 Years of Our Great Romance with Marriage (SC, Michael Barson and Steven Heller) (POP CULTURE-Y LOOK AT MARRIAGE THROUGH THE YEARS, GREAT PICS)
- The Couple’s Wedding Survival Manual (SC, Michael R. Perry)

Here's my list so far:

Random Stuff (relationships, women's interest etc.)

The McDougall Program for Women by John A. McDougall (what every woman needs to know to be healthy for life)
The Natural Pregnancy Book (like new) by Aviva Jill Romm
The Scrapbooker's Guide to Business - by Kathy Sterligo
The Assertive Woman by Stanlee Phelps and Nancy Austin
All About Vitamins (FAQ) by Jack Challem (surprisingly small for a lot of into)
Men, Women and Relationships by John Gray PhD
The Grandmother of Time (celebrations, spells, etc.) by Zsuzsanna E. Budapest


The Discipline Book by Sears and Sears 1995 - written on, dog eared, much loved
Birth Without Violence by Frederick Leboyer 1995
From Parent to Child: The Psychic Link by Carl Jones
Husband Coached Childbirth by Robert A. Bradley MD
The New Jewish Baby Book by Anita Diamant
Night Lights by Phyllis Theroux

How to Really Love your Child by Dr. Ross Campbell (not too bad, old and not great if you know someone who is mainstream and thinking about AP for a gentle introduction)


Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
How To Be Good by Nick Hornby
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
While I was Gone by Sue ******
Discrace by JM Coetzee
Jackdaws by Ken Follett
Otherland by Tad Williams
Empire Falls by Richard Russo
The Human Stain by Philip Roth
The Summonds by John Grisham
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
High Stakes by Dick Francis
The Women in His Life by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster
Stonebrook Cottage by Carla Neggers
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. LeGuin
We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carom Oates
Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris
The Woman who Lives in the Earth by Swain Wolfe
Shine On bright and dangerous object by Laurie Colwin
Dead Man's Dance by Robert Ferrigno
Sahara by Clive Cussler
Heir to the Glimmering World by Cynthia Ozick
Black Rose / Blue Dhalia by Nora Roberts (these go together)


Shrub by Molly Ivins
Summer of 49 by David Halberstam (Baseball book in EC - even has pictures, soft cover)
Trump - The Art of the Deal by (un huh) Donald Trump w/ Tony Schwartz
Feeling Good - the New Mood Therapy (dealing w/depression) by David D. Burns MD


101 Dalmations (soft cover, dd cut a strip about 1" along the top. actual photos from the movies)
Hop on Pop (LNew)
Dr. Seuss's ABC's (LNew)
Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman (LNew)
Curious George (original story paperpback excellent giftable condition)
Julius - the baby of the world (this is SO great about a new baby in the home and bib sis's reactions! the big sis is the imp in Lilly's purple plastic purse, if you know that one!) by Kevin Henkes EC giftable

11-21-2005, 02:10 PM #15
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Hey, I'll play...


I finally stopped screwing around and went through my books. Here is my list, everything from!

General Books
o Bed and Breakfasts by Pamela Lanier- copyright- 2000
o Discipline Without Shouting or Spanking by Jerry Wyckoff, PH.D and Barbara C. Unell- Copyright-1984
o The Doctors Book of Home Remedies by the editors of PREVENTION Magazine Health Books- Copyright- 1990
o The Mother~Daughter Book Club by Shireen Dodson- copyright-1997
o Fatherhood by Bill Cosby- copyright- 1986
o The Pregnancy after 30 Workbook by Gail Sforza Brewer
o The Pregnancy Diet by Eileen Behan, R.D.- copyright-1999
o Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market: 1999 Edition
o Clean and Simple: The Old Farmer’s Almanac
o Speed Cleaning: Jeff Campbell and the Clean team
o Sinus Survival: Dr. Robert S. Ivker
o Making the Terrible Two’s Terrific: John roseman
o The World Almanac for Kids 1998 Edition
o Discipline for Life by Madelyn Swift
o Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn by Simkin, Whalley, and Keppler of the Childbirth Association of Seattle
o The Longaberger Story by Dave Longaberger with Steve Williford
o The Yeast Connection by William G. Crook, M.D.
o The Pediatric Acute Care Handbook by Mary Lieh-Lai, Maria Asi-Bautista, and Katherine Ling-McGeorge
o Emergency Medical Procedures Handbook by Gordon A. Brenner, Richard E. Church, and Lance Field
Barb Mom to 5 great kids-15, 10, 6, 3, new baby here! Midwife , doula, lactation consultant, homeschooler, and very tired!

11-24-2005, 08:26 AM #19
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Oh man.... I need in on this one!


Children's books

Cuentame un cuento (with tape)
Praline (about a 2nd grade level) about a dog and his kids
write on book in Spanish (practice words and wipe off type)
Misc board books (pm for more info)

For mamá

Abel Sanchez by Miguel de Unamuno
Donde el corazon te lleve by Susanna Tamaro
A orillas del rio piedra me senté y lloré by Paulo Coelho


Social interest

Everything you need to know about Latino History - Himilce Novas
Fast food Nation - Eric Schlosser
The darwin awards - Evolution in action- Wendy Northcutt


The encyclopedia of Organic gardening (counts as two)
An instant guide to wildflowers
Herbcrafts - Tessa Evelech

Parenting, etc.

Touchpoints - by T. Berry Brazelton (some water damage)
Positive discipline A -Z 1001 soulutions to everyday problems (cover slightly damaged)
The wise woman herbal for the childbearing year.


Maevy Binchy (three books in one hardback) The lilac bus, firefly summer and silver wedding (counts as 2 its VERY heavy)

Couplehood by Paul Reiser

Queer eye for the straight guy's guide ....

Last edited by Midwesternmomma : 11-24-2005 at 01:28 PM.
Christina - cook, healer, storyteller, driver, maid, counselor, and much more that I get paid for with .

11-24-2005, 02:48 PM #20
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"Raptor" by Dorsey Fiske- crime novel, 212 pgs, great like new condition

"The Throat" by Peter Straub- horror, 687 pgs, used condition, light cover wear

"A Deepness in the Sky" by Vernor Vinge-scifi/aliens,774 pgs, like new condition

"One Step Behind" by Henning Mankell-crime, 440 pgs, pretty good condition, the back few pages got a little wet, but its not bad

"Deep Black" by Stephen Coonts- military, 374 pgs, like new condition

"People of the Lightning" by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear-prehistoric people-584 pgs, good used condition

"Balance of Power" by James W. Huston-politics, 436 pgs, like new condition

"Demon Within" by Dana Reed- murder/horror, 361 pgs, good used condition

"Up Country" by Nelson Demille-military, 849 pgs, pretty good used condition, the back few pages got a little wet, but its not too bad, some of the corners are folded at the end too

"Sea Biscuit- an American Legend" by Laura Hillenbrand- horse racing, 339 pgs, very good condition, never read but some cover/edge shelf wear

Hard Covers

"A Treasury of American Literature vol.1" a college anthology, includes excerpts from hundreds of stories,from the beginning to 1860, 1113 pgs excellent condition- this is a very heavy book, shoud probably count for 2

"Elixer" by Gary Braver-thriller,352 pgs, brand new never read

"Made in Texas- George W.Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics" by Michael Lind- politics, 184 pgs, brand new never read

"Heritage of Ireland" by Charles Murphy-Irish history and pictures, 172 pgs, the book is in great condition for the most part, but the dust jacket has got some shelf wear, as well as the top and bottom edges of the book itsself

"People of the Sea"(421 pgs)
"People of the River"(396 pgs) and
"People of the Wolf"(435 pgs)
by Kathleen O'Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear- prehistoric people, all in new never read condition, "People of the Sea" and "People of the River" have some dust jacket wear, and People of the Wolf" doesnt have a jacket
(sepertly, just put them together cuz theyre by the same person-- also same series as the paperback at the top)

"The Gemini Contenders" by Robert Ludlum-mystery, 402 pgs, good condtion, no dust jacket, this is an older book, so there is the yellowing around the page edge
~*~Ashley~*~ Proud ARMY wife of David and mom of 1 Lady ttc #1 when hubby comes home from iraq
11-24-2005, 02:54 PM #21

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Trader Rating: (0) so, ive never done a swap before, how exactly does it work?? can someone give me the details?
~*~Ashley~*~ Proud ARMY wife of David and mom of 1 Lady ttc #1 when hubby comes home from iraq

11-27-2005, 02:03 PM #22
Trader Rating: (4)

35,000 baby names ...bruce lansky

Beyond Jennifer & Jason, Madison and Montana - what to name your baby now. Linda Rosenkrantz & Pamela Redmond Satran

How to make a pregnant woman happy - solving pregnancy's most common problems - quickly & effectivel7y - uzzi reiss & yfat reiss

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean - elizabeth kaufmann

The Fourth Hand - John Irving

Digital Fortress - Dan Brown

A Friend of the Earth - T.C. Boyle

1989 What Color is your Parachute - A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers; Richard Nelson Bolles

The Baby Book - Everything you need to know about your baby from birth to age two - Sears & Sears (small repair on front cover, otherwise EC)

Enigma - Robert Harris

Into Thin Air - Jon Karkauer

Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi

Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem

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A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Rachel 37- boys edd 12/05;7&15; dh : book

11-27-2005, 05:51 PM #23
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Icebound (hardback)- Dr Jerru Nielson

Friday Night Lights

Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

The Feminist Memoir Project, Voices from Women's Liberation

From the Heart Voices of the American Indian

Drug Crazy, How We Got Into This Mess & How We Can Get Out

The Pregnancy Book - Dr Sears

Beyond Jennifer & Jason Madison & Montana What to Name Your Baby Now

The Greatest Baby Name Book Ever

Baby Bargains 5th Edition

The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy

Getting Pregnant

No Cry Sleep Solution

Tuesdays With Morrie (hardback) - Mitch Albom

The Five People You Meet in Heaven (hardback) - Mitch Albom

Angelas Ashes (hardback) - Frank McCourt

Tis (hardback) - Frank McCourt

A Walk to Remember (hardback) - Nicholas Sparks

The Rescue - Nicholas Sparks

Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides

Fat Tuesday - Sandra Brown

The Most Wanted - Jacquelyn Mitchard

The Fourth Hand (hardback) - John Irving

The Beach House (hardback) - James Patterson

The Runaway Jury (hardback) - John Grisham

The Summons (hardback) - John Grisham

A Painted House (hardback) - John Grisham

Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts

The Summerhouse - Jude Deveraux

Jewel - Bret Lott

Five Finger Discount (hardback) - Helene Stapinski

Kaleidoscope (hardback) - Dorothy Gilman

The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy

Hannibal (hardback) - Thomas Harris

A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
11-29-2005, 11:45 PM #30
Trader Rating: (4) I'll join! This is a good swap for me this month... no handcrafting required.

I only have a few to offer. Dh and I are vicious weeders of our numerous bookcases. Paperback unless otherwise noted.

*Brat Farrar* by Josephine Tey (excellent mystery)
*The Da Vinci Code* by Dan Brown, hardcover
*Midwives* by Chris Bohjalian
*The Law of Love* by Laura Esquivel, author of Like Water for Chocolate (part graphic novel, the music cd is missing)
*Rainbow Valley* by L.M. Montgomery (book #7 in the Anne of Green Gables series)

*Pilgrim at Tinker Creek: a mystical excursion into the natural world* by Annie Dillard (Pulitzer Prize)
*Lakota Woman* by Mary Crow Dog (autobiography)
*The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999* by npr's Ray Saurez, signed hardcover


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Trader Rating: (0) so post our wants tonight?

ok, heres mine, im posting enough to have a choice in it if everyone wants the same as me

from mamabeca's list

Black Rose / Blue Dhalia by Nora Roberts

from maggi315's list

Speed Cleaning: Jeff Campbell and the Clean team

from Midwesternmomma's list

Maevy Binchy (three books in one hardback) The lilac bus, firefly summer and silver wedding (counts as 2 its VERY heavy)

from happymomma's list

Angelas Ashes (hardback) - Frank McCourt

Tis (hardback) - Frank McCourt

A Walk to Remember (hardback) - Nicholas Sparks

The Summons (hardback) - John Grisham

A Painted House (hardback) - John Grisham

Where the Heart Is - Billie Letts (this is the one about the "walmart baby" right?)
we have very similar taste in books, alot of those i have already or have read before

from klondikesky's list

*The Da Vinci Code* by Dan Brown, hardcover

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