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Name: NinaBryna (Israel)
Userid: ninabryna

Inventory: 109
Points: 6.3
Mooched/given: 632/519
Pending mooch/give: 7/12
Mooch ratio: 1.33:1

Wishlist: 235
Feedback: +520
Smooches: 40
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: 3 days ago
Country: Israel

Books in inventory: 109

Status message:
In principle, I will usually send anywhere in the world, and have often done so up to now, BUT ASK FIRST. The Post Office having sharply jacked up postage prices, books will no longer be sent by air mail, but by surface mail only. (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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