Name: Cathy (USA: CA) (on vacation)|
Pending mooch/give: 0/0
Mooch ratio: 0.59:1
Charitable gifts: 3
Cancelled requests: 25
Books receiving lost: 5
Books sending lost: 1
Rejected requests: 1
Will send: only to my country
Last here: 135 days ago
Country: United States
|Books in inventory: 0 |
Most of my books are nice clean copies unless otherwise noted; some are nearly new. I mostly buy new from bookstores and Amazon; however, as I've mooched books I also put them back in my inventory when I finish them, so some books may be older or in poor condition, which is always noted. Some of my books have a library stamp (type of ownership mark) that I stamp into them; it usually appears on the second blank page in the book. I know some people do not like any markings in books, but I started marking most of my books in case of borrowers claiming they didn't realize it was my book. We don't smoke, but our cats shed indiscriminately. There is animal hair on EVERYTHING in our house.
I will attempt to answer all emails the same day unless I am away, and I mail books whenever it's convenient, so I don't have a particular day; it depends on my schedule for the week. When I cannot mail out quickly I will send an email stating the fact and naming a day when I can mail, giving the moocher the opportunity to cancel if they wish. Most of the time I ship media mail, but if first class is almost the same cost I will ship that way. Please feel free to email me with any questions about my inventory.
I was the kid who checked out 10 books at a time from the library. Now, I'm a middle-aged wife and mom to a 26-year-old son who is a Marine. We have two very fat cats. I teach beadwork at my local bead store. I review books for Amazon Vine, which is very enjoyable. Due to the economy, not as many people are taking classes, so money is tight, but I will still continue to send out books unless it gets too expensive.
Books have always been my passion and it's nice to be able to share them with others. I love the feedback from happy moochers! My taste in books is extremely eclectic, and favorite authors include Jane Austen, Laura Lippman, M.F.K. Fisher, Edith Wharton, Colette, Donna Tartt, Nabokov (Lolita is on my all-time Top 10 list), Gillian Flynn, Tana French, Anne Michaels, Lisa See, Georgette Heyer, Dan Chaon and Margot Livesey. I read as often as possible. My husband thinks it's funny that I can read and watch TV at the same time, but I'm a pro at multitasking.
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