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Joelle Nebbe (United Kingdom) : member bio

Name: Joelle Nebbe (United Kingdom) (on vacation)
Userid: iphigenie

Inventory: 0
Points: 149.6
Mooched/given: 361/314
Pending mooch/give: 0/0
Mooch ratio: 1.11:1

Wishlist: 157
Feedback: +307
Smooches: 4
Charitable gifts: 3
Charity received: 7
Friends: 14
Cancelled requests: 38
Books receiving lost: 6
Books sending lost: 10
Rejected requests: 12

Will send: ask if not to my country
Joined: 2007/02/27
Last here: 1344 days ago
(possibly inactive)
Country: United Kingdom

Books in inventory: 0

Status message:
If you find the book elsewhere, try them first. I work 400 miles from where my books are and therefore it will often take a month before I can get them sent.

I am usually happy to send books worldwide, as long as they are not too heavy/bulky, i.e. normal mass market paperbacks that fit in a normal envelope.

I'm not going to angel anymore as every time I have done recently it it turned out to be very heavy books that cost way more than reasonable to send, that you then feel obligated to send even though it costs $20 for a book.

Home page:

I love books. Seems obvious since I'm here.
Lets get the key hobbies out of the way... When not at the computer or reading a book or laughing with friends... I am a film buff, an amateur photographer, a mountain climber and hiker (with the camera!).

I'm endlessly curious. I like exploring, from little known places to independent music, alternative films, small publishers... This carries over to the computer where I have a keen interest in independent shareware, independent games, alternative websites and communities.

About my library
I read a lot of fiction - modern and contemporary fiction mostly. I have a large number of science fiction and fantasy, more magical realism than fantasy.
On the non fiction the topics would be community, science, media and internet, programming, linguistics, feminism, development, ecology.

I have far less non fiction than fiction as I used to get them from the library whereas I would buy fiction to read it in the original language.

Now I found bookmooch it feels a lot better - I dont like abandoning books, but giving them to people who want them is a different matter.

I keep books I will want to reread, even far down the line, or that I want to have so I can lend to people in my cunning plan to hook them into a wider set of genres than they say they read. Or that I just have an emotional attachment too because I enjoyed them so much the first time around.

My criteria for giving away books are the following
* would I reread it if I had a year off,
* are there at least 20 other books in its style that I would reread first?
* would I lend it to people I know, or are there a dozen or more other books in its genre I would lend first
* does it have something unique that would make me want to reread it in a few years
* is it too good a book to gather dust on my shelves as I dont know anyone else who I could lend it to, and i wont reread for another 10 years

so yes, it's worth having a look it is not all books I didnt like, by far!

All the books I list here are pretty good books, some are uncommon/not very well known, almost all have been read so ask if you are curious. I have 1200+ books, with probably about 100 unread so am trying to clear out books I will not reread or lend.

Currently I am mooching around design/craft books and some poetry. I'd also like some more french/german books.