@lizbiz This is an international site and it looks like a someone from Italy has just joined and posted quite a few books. Because new members joining and older members adding books has slowed down, one new member putting up their inventory can take up quite a bit of the recent books page for a day or so. There used to be a way to filter the results by country, but I don't think there is anymore.
@Sylvia, if you click "write a comment" at the top of the comments on John's Blog, you will be able to scroll to your previous comment and click on the delete link (or edit and erase your email address).
True for Canada as well: domestic has always been more expensive. But that is evening out since they have increased the international rates: over $18 for 2 books to Israel surface mail. This translates to over $3 a point which makes books for me to mooch cost over $9. Only a deal for rare and hard to find. I send about three times a year now mostly when I am planning a trip over the border unless to special mooching friends.
John has mailed books to me in Canada, although he doesn't send bookmarks and cards to us. The point change made mooching uneconomical for Canadians and we have dropped to less that 600 members when we were nearly 2000 before the change. With the increase in postage rates and fewer members sending internationally, we are usually relaying on a wonderful group of Bookmooch angels and a few mooching buddies to make it worthwhile to continue. I personally am posting books to my inventory and sending once every few months now. I used to spend $50-$60 on postage every two weeks.
@ Margaret H. from the pull down menu in your wishlist, go to settings. Select email for related editions. The related editions will now show on your wishlist.