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Name: NinaBryna (Israel)
Userid: ninabryna

Inventory: 114
Points: 31.3
Mooched/given: 617/505
Pending mooch/give: 8/21
Mooch ratio: 1.33:1

Wishlist: 240
Feedback: +506
Smooches: 38
Charitable gifts: 10
Charity received: 9
Friends: 25
Cancelled requests: 24
Books receiving lost: 6
Books sending lost: 3
Rejected requests: 5

Will send: ask if not to my country
Joined: 2008/08/11
Last here: yesterday
Country: Israel

Books in inventory: 114

Status message:
In principle, I will usually send anywhere in the world, and have often done so up to now, BUT ASK FIRST. I send regular paperbacks to most countries, by air mail, depending on weight and cost of postage (P.O. clerk was shocked to learn that there is still such a thing as "surface mail"). Postage to the U.S. is more expensive than to most of Europe, the U.K.,Canada and even Singapore. In any case, I would prefer multiple mooches. Heavier books & hard cover editions can be a budgetary constraint, depends on the weight of the book and the state of my exchequer at the time. BUT ASK, ANYHOW. Since most of these books came from abroad (@ 3 points)I would ask Israeli moochers to mooch at least 2 books at a time to compensate.
N.B. It can take up to 2 or 3 weeks (or more) until I send out the book(s)because I have to bring them to the post office at my place of work (two buses and a bit of a walk). Consider mooching two books at a time, to save me time and (sometimes) postage.
INTERNATIONAL MOOCHES: Please ask me first; if I can, I will, but

I read almost anything in print (or even reasonable handwriting, and have now surrendered to Kindle for travel abroad) in 3 or 4 languages; born in Vienna, WW II refugee to U.S.A. through lots of Europe, and thence to Israel. No formal profession, but a great variety of jobs, including (not necessarily in that order) kindergarten teacher, model, bookkeeper, dressmaker, personal secretary to a foreign ambassador, translator/editor, journalist, psychiatric nurse's aide, exercise instructor, medical secretary, research assistant, volunteer cop ...

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