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Name: wester (Netherlands)
Userid: wester

Inventory: 25
Points: 18.1
Mooched/given: 710/528
Pending mooch/give: 6/2
Mooch ratio: 1.33:1

Wishlist: 1079
Feedback: +528
Smooches: 35
Charitable gifts: 21
Charity received: 19
Friends: 25
Cancelled requests: 78
Books receiving lost: 15
Books sending lost: 4
Rejected requests: 3

Will send: ask if not to my country
Joined: 2007/08/10
Last here: logged in now
Country: Netherlands

Books in inventory: 25

Status message:
We have three cats. My home is smoke free. Many of my books have had previous owners, though.
There is usually some wear to my books. I will note all writing/underlining in the condition notes, except for the name of the previous owner on the first page. I note paperback/hardcover and the cover picture correctly, and the year approximately. If your wishes are more specific than that, please ask. For more details (on the time frame, "ask first" and what I will send where), see my bio.

And of course I will still send if you're set to "my country only".

Home page:

A mother of young twins, I don't have that much time to spend on books. But I do really like reading, so I'm happy my books arrive in the mail now ;-)

My book taste
I like books about: science (esp. biology and mathematics), psychology, linguistics, philosophy, buddhism, food and nutrition, and cooking, and combinations (philosophical cooking??). And I don't mind some original (childrens) fiction either.

Time frame
I mark "sent" when I go off to the post office to send, or when I stick the stamps on the package. The books should take no more than two weeks after that.

Ask first
If the condition notes say I will send worldwide, or if you're in Europe, feel free to mooch right after asking. Otherwise, wait for my "yes".

What I will send where
I have decided not to spend more than €7,50 (= 10$) on a single (international) mooch.
This means I will send books that weigh less than 250 grms anywhere. If a book is light enough, I will say so in the condition notes.
Books that weigh over 250 g I will send if you mooch two, three if it is over 2.5 cm/1 inch thick AND you're outside Europe.
I am also willing to see if there are any books in your wishlist that I could get easily. Or you can try the Angel network. I will happily reserve your book for an Angel of your choice if you ask.
Local (Dutch) mooches depend on thickness rather than weight - if the book is over 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick I will ask for a second mooch. Or I can send them open, although that will break my heart as well as the books spine.

books coming my way
If I mooch books from you, feel free to send them the cheapest (and thus slowest) way possible. My tbr pile is frighteningly large anyway.

Pending Angel mooches
For mooches that have been arranged with an Angel but not yet mooched from them

Willow is requesting Wokcraft, This Explains Everything, and I Love Bacon.

in case you were wondering...
The Bell was sent and received in 2007. However, due to a bug it is stuck on my pending page as unreceived.

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angel_requests_2010_may, bookmooch_blog, discussion, feature_requests, newbie_bookmoocher_thread.