European Non-Fiction VBB (Round 4) NOW CLOSED

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Time for another round of the Non-Fiction Virtual Book Box :)
It's open to anyone with a European mailing address....

A VBB, in case any one doesn't know, is a 'Virtual BookBox'. It works in a similar manner to a normal bookbox, except without the actual box :D I will send a list of available books to the first particiapant, they will select which books they want and replace the smae number, and pass the list back to me. I will pass that new version of the list onto the next particiapant, and so on
Every book has the name of the bookcrosser who currently has it, so you just PM that person your address and you will get your book in the post. :)
It means the 'box' can contain as many books as we want, because we are not restricted by the cost of posting a box around. Also, you control the number and size of the books you need to post out, by only putting into the box what you can post.

This VBB is themed; Non-Fiction. that makes the contents pretty varied! All kinds of Non fiction; travel writing, biography, science, journalism, history....
the only things to avoid are 'misery memoirs', children's fact - type books and travel guides (just becasue the appeal of these is more limited - better to offer them for RABCK or trade I think)
I will post up a list of the current contents in the next few days, to give you an idea - I'm seeding this round from my on shelf since it has been a while since the last round.

Once your turn comes, adding books from your TBR is fine - so long as you can have them on their way in a reasonable time frame. It is also fine to add books that you took out last round - maybe other people would like them too!
You can take as many as you want - just so long as you put at least as many back in!
It is a Europe wide VBB, so you may need to post your books anywhere within the continent - consider that when you submit books and choose accordingly (if you can't afford to post that massive hardback, don't add it)

Sign up to join in by posting here

thanks for joining in!

The list is now moving, but sign-ups are still open if you want to join in

Participants:
ApoloniaX
Hayes13
Annimanni
leamhliom
okyrhoe
garibaldisghost
mimi4711 <-- list here

 

To give people a flavour of what to expect from the VBB, here is a list of what I am planning to put in to start us off. Of course this list will most likley change but it's just to give an impression of the kind of content that's likely;

- Is Heathcliff an Murderer? Puzzles in classic literature by John Sutherland (popular literary critisism)
- Story of a Secret State by Jan Karski (eastern european modern history / autobiography)
- Just Kids by Patti Smith (autobio / art)
- Daughter of China by meihong xu & larry englemann (chinese modern history / autobio)
- Smoke in The Valley - Britain 1948-51 by david kynaston (british history)
- Bad Book Club by robin ince (popular lit.crit / humour)
- Mrs Robinsons Disgrace by kate summerscale (british victorian history)
- Bye Bye Babylon - Beirut 1975-79 by lamia zirde ( non-fic graphic novel / autobio / Arabic modern history)
- Empire Antartica by gavin francis (science / environment / animals)
- Farangi Girl by ashley dartnell (autobio / politics / modern ameriacn-arabic history)
- Theatre Inside Out by kenneth hurren (theatre)
- Trick or Treatment by simon singh & edzard ernst (science / alternative medicine)
- Blood Brothers - rise of the italian mafias by john dickie (politics)
- Backstage Stories by Barbara baker (theatre)

 

wingApoloniaXwing 7 yrs ago
me, please

 

Thank you :-)

 

Thanks for organising!

 

Please can you also include me? The other 3 rounds of this vbb were great!

 

Can I be added to this vbb, please?

 

sure!

 

okyrhoe 7 yrs ago
Interested!
I haven't participated in a non-fiction bookbox in a long while, time to share some books :-)

 

October came waaaaay too quickly!
Haven't managed to read any of my non-fic yet. ;)

 

as I will not be in Europe over the holidays. Hopefully I can get in the next one.

 

the list is moving :) still open to sign-ups

 

Just moved the list back to Vekiki. Thanks for hosting this!
Bad Science for Heathcliff please :-)
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8045608/

 

I am not taking anything this round, but have made a few additions.

 

wingAnnimanniwing 7 yrs ago
Oh dear...
...what a choice! I tried and tried to narrow it down, but can't help myself. I'm taking out five books:

- Bad Science; Ben Goldacre http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8045608/
(ApoloniaX)
- Robin Ince's Bookclub; Robin Ince http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11026025/ (Vekiki)
- Farangi Girl, growing up in Iran; Ashley Dartnell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11379944/ (Vekiki)
- Bye Bye Babylon; Lamia Ziade; http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11298254/ (Vekiki)
-The Wolf Pit; Will Cohu http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11224778/ (Vekiki)

And here are my additions:

Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success by Dan Schwabel
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11123503/

Can Jane Eyre Be Happy?: More Puzzles in Classic Fiction by John Sutherland
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6816261/

Where was Rebecca Shot?: Puzzles, curiosities and conundrums in modern fiction by John Sutherland
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6816274/

Life Is Short, Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta LaRoche
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8618545/

Contemporary Racisms and Ethnicities: Social and Cultural Transformations by Maírtín Mac an Ghaill
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6808441/

***
PM coming you way in a minute, Vekiki. Thanks for organising another round!

 

We're not far from done with this round already! If anyone else wants to join in please say so, it's still open :)

I hope people don't mind keeping books in to seed that one, I know it's not for a couple of months but I'd like to avoid having books wizzing all over during the christmas rush

 

I'm happy to keep mine in!

 

leamhliom 7 yrs ago
My turn!
Oh er, I see it's my turn. I can't get into my personal email until later this evening, so I'll sort it out then. I have been furiously reading my non-fiction over the weekend.

Thanks for organising this vekiki!

 

I've now made my choices and added in one or two (!) books.

I am happy for my books to remain in the vbb also.

 

Bad Science arrived today. Thanks ApoloniaX!

 

:-)

 

As the contents of the box has just vastly expanded (Thanks Leamhliom!), do any of the earlier participants want a second pick?

Still open to new sign-ups too, speak up now if you want in!

here's what in the box as I send the list to the okyrhoe:

- The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
- Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- Take Time for your Life by Cheryl Richardson
- Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray
- Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a hat by Oliver Sacks
- The Men Who stare at Goats by Jon Ronson
- The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
- It’s Only a Movie by Mark Kermode
- A Shed of One’s Own by Marcus Berkman
- A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich
- Vanished Years by Rupert Everett
- Me 2.0, Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success by Dan Schwabel
- Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction by John Sutherland
- Where was Rebecca Shot? Puzzles, curiosities and conundrums in modern fiction by John Sutherland
- Daughter of China by Meihong Xu & Larry Engelmann
- Just Kids by Patti Smith
- The Monopoly Book by Maxine Brady
- Backstage Stories by Barbara Baker
- Empire Antarctica by Gavin Francis
- Ninety Days by Bill Clegg
- Story of a Secret State by Jan Karski
- Mrs Robinson's Disgrace by Kate Summerscale
- Smoke in the Valley by David Kynaston
- Theatre Inside Out by Kenneth Hurren
- Life with the Lid Off by Nicola Hodgkinson
- The Lost Continent, Travels in Small-town America by Bill Bryson
- Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou

 

It seems that someone has picked two of my books: Life Is Short, Wear Your Party Pants and Contemporary Racisms and Ethnicities. I haven't received a PM about them so don't know who to send them to. Please make yourself known :)

 

they are both going to leamhliom, I'm sure she'll PM her address to you

 

It seems that someone has picked two of my books: Life Is Short, Wear Your Party Pants and Contemporary Racisms and Ethnicities. I haven't received a PM about them so don't know who to send them to. Please make yourself known :)


Apologies, that was me. I admit, I was stalling a bit, my tbr pile is huge, though your two books sounded so tempting! Pm on the way. Thanks!

 

It seems that someone has picked two of my books: Life Is Short, Wear Your Party Pants and Contemporary Racisms and Ethnicities. I haven't received a PM about them so don't know who to send them to. Please make yourself known :)


Apologies, that was me. I admit, I was stalling a bit, my tbr pile is huge, though your two books sounded so tempting! Pm on the way. Thanks!


Thank you animani, the two books arrived safely yesterday.

Happy Christmas everyone!

 

It seems that someone has picked two of my books: Life Is Short, Wear Your Party Pants and Contemporary Racisms and Ethnicities. I haven't received a PM about them so don't know who to send them to. Please make yourself known :)


Apologies, that was me. I admit, I was stalling a bit, my tbr pile is huge, though your two books sounded so tempting! Pm on the way. Thanks!


Thank you animani, the two books arrived safely yesterday.

Happy Christmas everyone!


You haven't journaled them yet. Would you mind doing that? Thanks.

 

 

okyrhoe 7 yrs ago
my additions
- Stuart: A Life Backwards; Alexander Masters http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4723481
- The Lady: Aung San Suu Kyi: Nobel Laureate and Burma's Prisoner; Barbara Victor http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7519177
- Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia; Roberto Saviano http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11526129
- My Feudal Lord; Tehmina Durrani http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11526143

 

...all from Vekiki herself. Thank you!

 

I'd like to take out, please:

A Shed of One’s Own; Marcus Berkman - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/1478810/ (leamhliom)
&
The Monopoly Book; Maxine Brady - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11369836/
(Vekiki)

I will put into the VBB:

In the Vine Country; Summerville & Ross - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11529240/ (garibaldisghost)
&
Stiff:The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; Mary Roach -
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9938508/ (garibaldisghost)

 

Add me - never done this - sounds great!

 

Vekiki 7 yrs ago
Closed
thanks for joining in everyone - next round after christmas!

 

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