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Free for All

In an attempt to get unstuck, let’s do a Free for All. Check out the wishlists of the moochers who have subscribed to this forum -- maybe we can grant some wishes while trying to maintain the international aspect :0


  1. birdbrain
  2. Clotel
  3. DubaiReader
  4. duygu basman
  5. Jenni Canuck
  6. Kerry
  7. Mary H
  8. Melanie C.
  9. kathers
  10. Mosca
  11. NinaBryna
  12. Rebel Sun
  13. Robin
  14. SLim
  15. Sonja
  16. Gerri
  17. Michal_Nancy
  18. Shane
  19. tia
  20. Kathy Arkwright
  21. jacquie
  22. Peta
  23. Aspa
  24. ItsTanya


With any luck, this will generate a flurry of activity that will get noticed by more moochers who will then rush to join our group. *sending out positive vibes while keeping fingers crossed*

New to the tag game? Post a message here when you join and I can add the link to your wishlist. Also, because messages randomly disappear, it's a good idea to sign up to receive forum messages by email and to include your BMID in your message.
~Jenn
the eternal optimist
BMID birdbrain
birdbrain
3 years ago

Comments



111127 Update:
Sonja
These two books are now listed and reserved for you.

I tag Sonja.

I have 2 of your wishlisted books although not the same edition as on your wishlist. These are my editions:
Randy Pausch : The Last Lecture
John Kabat-Zinn : Wherever You Go There You Are
LMK if you want me to list them for you.

birdbrain
3 years ago
I inadvertently tagged Robin yesterday with Left hand of darkness, oops
Mosca
3 years ago
@ Mosca: Obviously you and birdbrain were communicating telepathically and I expect Robin will probably be delighted :-)

I'm going to check out some wishlists to see whether I can join this Free for All.
Jenni Canuck
3 years ago
I tag SLim.

I have 2 of your wishlisted books:
Holly Black : Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Jeff Lindsay : Darkly Dreaming Dexter (signed by author)
Let me know if you would like one or both listed for you.
Jenni Canuck
3 years ago
I can tag DubaiReader with Randa Abdel-Fattah : ten things i hate about me.
Kerry
3 years ago
What a great idea!
And thanks to Kerry for tagging me :)
I really have to go to bed now, but I'll be back tomorrow to see what I can offer. I'm short of books to post out right now !!
DubaiReader
3 years ago
I tag Jenni with Tall, Dark and Hungry. I've reserved it for you.
kathers
3 years ago
woo hoo! Thanks so much, kathers
Jenni Canuck
3 years ago
I tag Mary H with The Bill from My Father. I'll reserve it for you!

Sonja

Sonja
3 years ago
SLim, would you be interested in Julie E. Czerneda : A Thousand Words for Stranger (Daw Book Collectors)? It is not a HB, but a paperback and is very well-used (creases, tanning, small tears in back cover) but readable.
Mosca
3 years ago
I tag Mosca with:
Stephen Chbosky : The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rawi Hage : De Niro's Game

Different editions from what you have on your wishlist but both in very good condition and yours if you want them.
birdbrain
3 years ago
Lovely surprise! I have mooched both, thank you
Mosca
3 years ago
@Mosca and Jenni Canuck:

Thank you so much for offering, I am so, so, so, sorry I haven't responded as I've been away!

Would it be very bad form for me to accept BOTH your offers now? *blush* Because I would love those books, if they're still available but I don't want to mess up the game (more than I already have :P)

Thanks!

Sophie

SLim
3 years ago
Happy to send it! I have it reserved for you at Julie E. Czerneda : A Thousand Words for Stranger (Daw Book Collectors)
Mosca
3 years ago
@ SLim

Both books are listed and reserved for you:,br
Holly Black : Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Jeff Lindsay : Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Jenni Canuck
2 years ago
Thanks to Mosca and Jenni, I've mooched your books now!
SLim
2 years ago
better take me off the list. I'm having to halt all incoming packages for a few weeks.
Robin
2 years ago
I like the spirit of this.
Clotel
2 years ago
Thank you birdbrain I have mooched both Randy Pausch : The Last Lecture and John Kabat-Zinn : Wherever You Go There You Are
Oh what fun!

Sonja
"Born to Sing, Forced to Work"

Sonja
2 years ago
I tag Jenni with Love is Hell
Posted & reserved for you
Gerri
2 years ago
hey everyone, i'd like to join!
i usually only have a few books up at a time, but i try to get a few new ones on every month.
my wishlist and inventory are (usually) mainly young adult books and some (non-ya) romance and fantasy, in case you want to check it out!
tia
2 years ago
I tag tia with Scott Westerfeld : Bogus to Bubbly: An Insider's Guide to the Uglies
birdbrain
2 years ago
I'd like to join - my wishlist is enormous!
jacquie
2 years ago
I'd like to join too.........I love looking for books for other people and you never know I might get something from my own wishlist at the same time!!! {:-)
Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
Welcome to the new participants, the more the merrier :)
DubaiReader
2 years ago
I tag jacquie with a very nice copy of
Muriel Barbery : The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Mosca
2 years ago
@Mosca, the following are on my TBR list; I've noted to reserve them for you once I've read them, but there'll be a wait... but just to let you know that they will become available at sometime
- Bruce Alexander : Murder in Grub Street (Sir John Fielding)
- Lawrence Block : The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep (Evan Tanner Mystery)
- Harlan Coben : Just One Look
- Lionel Davidson : The Chelsea Murders - there is a moochable copy available
- P.C. Doherty : An Ancient Evil (Canterbury Tales Mysteries 1)
- Christopher Fowler : Full Dark House: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery - I had to buy a copy to get this, and having read it put it into BM and sent it to isambardcat recently, you could see whether s/he'll reserve that copy for you when finished
- John Harvey : Gone to Ground
- P.D. James : An Unsuitable Job for a Woman - there are copies available to mooch though
- Val McDermid : The Grave Tattoo
- Val McDermid : Distant Echo
- Val McDermid : Beneath the Bleeding
- Val McDermid : Beneath the Bleeding
- John Sandford : Rules of Prey - there is a moochable copy available
Woops! Should I (a) confess to having (hoarding?) all these, or (b) confess that I'm thinking of going to a booksale next month?
- Penelope Lively : Moon Tiger
jacquie
2 years ago
That's great Jacquie, let me know when you have them. I also have The black echo, from your wishlist (and will have the following books when I am done reading them)
Mosca
2 years ago
@duygu - I've put your name against the following on my TBR list:
- Philippa Gregory : The White Queen: A Novel
- Stieg Larsson : The Girl Who Played with Fire
jacquie
2 years ago
It started out as a “tag” game where the person who gave a book would be next in line to get a book, but there were so few participants that we started a “free for all” where any group member can tag another. It works best with large wishlists; small and/or esoteric wishlists, less so. Having more people participate improves the odds that you will score one or more wishlist hits.


Over the past year, BookMooch activity has slowed down so this is a way to get things moving again. There are lots of people who aren’t adding new books because they have lots of points but can’t find anything to spend them on. When people join this game, the group members browse each other’s wishlists and when they have someone’s wishlisted book, they offer it up to that person, i.e. the book owner initiates the mooch. And, since that’s the intent of the group, no one feels like they are being pressured or being stalked. In a small way, it gets books back into the system.

Jenn aka birdbrain
birdbrain
2 years ago
Well I will certainly do my best and go through all my books. Chance to get them dusted LOL ! Kathy
Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
@Stephanie - I agree that "if I am willing to get rid of a book, I have already listed it"; yes, I have a permanent inventory of over 200 books.
However, knowing that a fellow BookMoocher is very very interested in one of the books on my TBR list may make me bump it to nearer the top of my reading list. And I'll dare to say even more so if that is someone with whom I've exchanged books in the past.
Whatever we do that might make books circulate more within a very sluggish BM is welcome, especially to those of us who have no choice but to send and receive internationally.
jacquie
2 years ago
To the contrary I have a pile of books that I have not listed because with 270+ points I do not need more points BUT if I see someone on here looking for a book I will ask if they want to mooch it then post & reserve it for them.
Everybody has their own way of Bookmooching.
Happy Mooching to all
Gerri 07
Gerri
2 years ago
How about if I give you all access to my TBR piles (http://www.librarything.com/profile/cougargirl1967) and then you could give me an idea what to put on top of my pile!

I have a lot less time online since I moved so I'll let you all browse for yourself. Although I have to warn you, I have books across 2 states, so some will get read quicker. :-)

Sonja

"Born to Sing, Forced to Work"

Sonja
2 years ago
What a brilliant idea!! I would do the same but I have such a huge TBR list I wouldn't have time to list them all...........but I will check out other people's wishlists and see if I can help.
Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
I tag Peta with Kenneth Grahame : Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance+Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! and Jim Butcher : Small Favor (The Dresden Files, Book 10). Both have been added to my inventory and reserved for you for 14 days.

Jenn aka birdbrain
birdbrain
2 years ago
Thanks Peta!
Mosca
2 years ago
Woohoo! Thanks, Peta!
birdbrain
2 years ago
I have tagged Michal_Nancy with Connie Willis : Blackout by Connie Willis.
Kerry
2 years ago
I'd like to tag Peta (how do I do that?) as I have a copy of 'The Poe Shadow' by Matthew Pearl in excellent condition. Kathy
Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
Kathy, all you need to do is post the book and reserve it for Peta (enter her BM id (peta158) in the reserve for field. I generally use the email recommendation feature in case they do not check this forum regularly.
Kerry
2 years ago
Thanks Kerry. I did that but unfortunately/fortunately Peta already has this book!! Well, I tried!
Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
Thanks to skiving off to drop in at an Anglophone section booksale this afternoon, I've managed to tag Mosca with 'Say it with poison' and list several other wishlisted books. How much will it take before people say that BM is no longer stalled?
jacquie
2 years ago
I tag kathers with the 2001 edition of Meatless Meals for Working People in good condition, will reserve. Let me know if you still want!
Melanie C.
2 years ago
What a lovely surprise!Thank you Melanie, I have mooched it.
kathers
2 years ago
I tag Mosca with Bruce Alexander : Watery Grave (Sir John Fielding) - reserved for you!
jacquie
2 years ago
Thanks Jacquie
Mosca
2 years ago
I tag Kathy Arkwright with Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs, a different edition than you have wishlisted, let me know if you're interested!
Melanie C.
2 years ago
I tag Gerri with Travels with Charley by Steinbeck, and have reserved it for you, but it's a different edition than you have wishlisted so let me know if you're interested!
Melanie C.
2 years ago
I tag Mosca with John Sandford : Rules of Prey (Lucas Davenport Mysteries) - reserved for you!
jacquie
2 years ago
Thank you so much Melanie. Really would love this book.
Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
Hey! What has happened to this forum?????????????
Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
Well, it's not international, but I can tag Kerry with The Silver Spoon by Phaidon -- will reserve, let me know if you still want!
Melanie C.
2 years ago
How very starnge.........when I last came on here all I got was a blank page!!!! Hence my last comment!
Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
Thank you Melanie! I am really looking forward to that one.
Kerry
2 years ago
*sigh*

I guess my wishlist is just too obscure. :-)

Robin

Robin
2 years ago
@Robin. I have mooched The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and I am waiting to receive it. I'll let you know when I have read it.
Mosca
2 years ago
Robin, haven't actually gone through all your wishlist but I do have, 'Cockatiels at seven' and 'Death of a snob' on my TBR shelf. Can you wait until I read them?
Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
Hi Robin,

It pays to whine...lol

I have listed & reserved for you
1. A hardcover copy of The Angel's Game
2. A hardcover copy of From Dead to Worse.

3. A paperback copy of When You are engulfed in Flames (not an audio book as noted on your wishlist)

Let me know if you want any or all of these books

Please note mailing will be after July 9th.

Gerri
2 years ago
Hi Kerry,

I have listed & reserved a copy of Book of Negroes (title of book Someone Know My Name in Canada) by Dan Hill

Let me know if you want the book

Next mailing will be after July 9th

Gerri
2 years ago
Hi Jenn, aka Birdbrain,

I have listed & reserved for you a copy of The Girl with the Glass Feet .
Next Mailing week of July 9th

Gerri
2 years ago
Hi Kathers,

I have a pb copy of Me Myself ^ Why

Please let me know if you would like me to list & reserve this for you.

Gerri
2 years ago
To birdbrain I have a copy of The Devil's Dictionary, I will reserve for you and email you the condition, let me know if you still want!
Melanie C.
2 years ago
To Gerri I have a copy of The Locked Room by Wahloo but it's a different edition than on your wishlist, I will reserve for you and you can let me know if you still would like.
Melanie C.
2 years ago
Hi Gerri, yes I would like Me, Myself and Why please.
kathers
2 years ago
Jacquie I have added and reserved the following for you: Murder on Lenox Hill; Murder on Marble Row; Murder on Bank Street; Tell me, Pretty Maiden; Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend; Three Bedrooms, one corpse; Evans to Betsy; Death Perception; A Royal Pain. I have added condition notes for them all, if you don't want any of them for any reason, just let me know.
kathers
2 years ago
Jenni_Canuck,

I have listed & reserved a copy of I Shall Wear Magic
for you

Gerri
2 years ago
Mosca,
I have listed & reserved a copy of The Cat Who Read Backwards for you
Gerri
2 years ago
Thanks Gerri, does it work better for you if I mooch a second one?
Mosca
2 years ago
@kathers - many, many thanks for finding all of these for me.
jacquie
2 years ago
Thanks Gerri! Take your time I am in no hurry. Cheers,
Kerry
2 years ago
No need to moocg a zecond book unless there is something else you want.

Appreciate your offer

Gerri
2 years ago
Gerri, I have sent you another request if it's convenient Thanks a lot
Mosca
2 years ago
I'm not having much luck searching through these lists, so I thought I'd offer a couple of books whose authors pop up fairly frequently - but not the titles I have. Maybe mine are early titles, I don't know.
If anyone would like:

Undead and Unreturnable by Maryjanice Davidson

or

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, just give me a shout.

Meanwhile I'll keep searching :)

DubaiReader
2 years ago
Rebel Sun
I have posted & reserved a copy of Harry Potter & the Philospher's Stone

My next mailing date is week of July 9th

Please let me know if you want the book

Gerri
2 years ago
dubaireader

I have listed & posted a copy Elizabeth Young Bess by Margaret Irwin

Next mailing date is week of July 9th

Please let me know if you want the book

Gerri
2 years ago
dubaireader,

Please can I mooch Undead and Unreturnable by Maryjanice Davidson

unless you are saving it for someone else???
Thanks ever so.......
Kathy

Kathy Arkwright
2 years ago
Gerri, thank you. I will mooch the Zafon, I should have taken Dead to Worse off my wishlist, thanks for letting me know it was still on there, and I actually really like to listen to David Sedaris, so I'll pass up the book version of Flames. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
Robin
2 years ago
Thankyou so much Gerri, much appreciated. I have Mooched :)

Kathy, my pleasure, I will list the book now.

DubaiReader
2 years ago
Tia, I have a copy of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close if you're still looking for one?
DubaiReader
2 years ago
That would be great! If you post it I'll definitely mooch it!
tia
2 years ago
Thank you for tagging me, Gerri and Melanie C.
It's time to browse wishlists again :-)
birdbrain
2 years ago
Sorry Tia, I mislaid it, will post now....
DubaiReader
2 years ago
Jenni_Canuck.

I posted & reserved a copy of I Shall Wear Purple for you days ago.

Please mooch before the reserve expires.

Gerri
2 years ago
Thanks for the update Peta...I will do as you recommended,
Gerri
2 years ago
Sorry about being MIA. I have a new computer YEAHHHH !!!
but I won't have home internet until July 5 :(
Jenni Canuck
2 years ago
Gerri
I have an ARC of Kathi Appelt : The Underneath if you'd like it.
Jenni Canuck
2 years ago
@Jacquie, I have a nice copy of Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry, but it's a paperback not a hardback. Would you be interested?
Mosca
2 years ago
Hi Jenni,
Yes please post & reserve Kathi Appelt : The Underneath & I will mooch it. Many thanks
Gerri
2 years ago
wow, new people on the list! I checked my TBR pile--

@ItsTanya -- I have a copy of The Little Book of Zen waiting for me to get to it -- let me know if you're interested!

Melanie C.
2 years ago
@Robin Are you interested in a paperback copy of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay? It is a bit worn, but still very readable.
Mosca
2 years ago
Sure! I'm not usually picky about HB vs. PB.

Thanks!

Robin
2 years ago
Do you still have an address in Germany?
Mosca
2 years ago
Ah no, sorry. Is the US too far to send?
Robin
2 years ago
Not to worry, I'll sort something out :)
Mosca
2 years ago
@ Gerri, Received the book and the extra cd today, thanks so much! Actually though it was Robin who mentioned that she likes to listen to David Sedaris so I will offer to send David Sedaris : David Sedaris Live at Carnegie Hall to her. I appreciate the thought though!
Kerry
2 years ago
@ ItsTanya, don't think you saw my comment about the Little Book of Zen, so am sending an email directly, should have done that also!
Melanie C.
2 years ago
What is BMID?
Karlene
2 years ago
Karlene - I think BMID is a Book Mooch ID. Took me a while to figure it out.
Clare
2 years ago

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