[CLOSED] (European) Non-Ficton VBB - Autumn 2013 Round

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And my book from the previous round can stay on the list (My feudal lord).

 

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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 participant, they will select which books they want and replace the same number, and pass the list back to me. I will pass that new version of the list onto the next participant, and so on
Every book in the list 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, recipe 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 and with the remains of the last round (hopefully! I'll be PMing past participants to check if books are still available).

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

Participants:
Boekentrol
Tarna
saskiasosmile
Lamilla
Bookworm-lady
okyrhoe
Lintulai
dubaireader
garibaldisghost
Icila
leamhliom

 

Ok, to give you an idea of the VBB contents, here's a rough list of what's in t to begin with. I need to check with the past participants if they are ok with seeding this round still, so this list may change before we begin... and unless you're first it will almost certainly change before it gets to you anyway! But just to give you a flavour of the VBB:

-13 Things that don't make sense by Michael Brooks
-Trust me I'm a Junior Doctor by Max Pemberton
-The art of being kind by Stefan Einhorn
-Give me everything you have (on being stalked) by james Lasdun
-from the edge of the couch by Dr Raj Persaud
-John Osbourne by Ronald Rayman
-I walked by night by 'the king of the norfolk poachers'
-New horizons in linguistics by John lloyd
-Straight Flush by Ben Mezrich
-The Best of Enemies, England v Germany : David Dowining
-My Feudal Lord; Tehmina Durrani
-Bag Balm & Duct Tape, Tales of a Vermont Doctor; Beach Conger MD
-Gangs; Ross Kemp
-Always Looking Up; Michael J. Fox
-Reliving Past Lives, The Evidence under Hypnosis; Helen Wambagh
-Blink; Malcolm Gladwell
-Who moved my Cheese: Dr. Spencer Johnson
-DIY U - Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education; Anya Kamenetz
-Henrik Ibsen and Bjornstjerne Bjornson - Critical Studies; George Brandes
-The automatic millionaire; David Bach
-A Woman Scorned; Lisa Pulitzer
-The World According to Clarkson; Jeremy Clarkson
-Stupid White Men; Michael Moore
-The World's Greatest UFO Mysteries; Roger Boar & Nigel Blundell
-Lost White Tribes; Riccardo Orizio
-Good Old George; Bob Holman
-Football and All That, An Irreverent History; Norman Giller

 

wingLamillawing 6 yrs ago
Me please
I'd like to join again. I prefer taking my books from the previous round out and adding some when it's my turn, if you don't mind

 

Vekiki 6 yrs ago
RE: Me please
I'd like to join again. I prefer taking my books from the previous round out and adding some when it's my turn, if you don't mind

yes, that's fine :-)
I'll be PMing every one from the previous round tonight or tomorrow to check

 

Thanks for hosting!

 

...and I leave my three books from the previous round. :)
Thanks for setting this up again!

 

And my book from the previous round can stay on the list (My feudal lord).

 

This VBB sounds _so_ interesting.

 

Lintulai 6 yrs ago
I'm in
I'm definitely participating again, and I just pm'd Vekiki that my books are happy to stay in the VBB.

This is a great VBB and I'm very much looking forward to it, thanks a lot Vekiki!

 

Thanks for PMing me Vekiki.
I'm still in and my books will stay.
I can give a UK address.
Thanks for organsing

 

ok, there's a few people I haven't heard back from about seeding the list, so I'll stay on the safe side and assume they can't leave books in - we still have more than enough :)

I'll start this moving in the next couple of days

 

the vbb is travelling :) It's still opne to new participants, so just say if you want in

 

Just this round to have a go?
(new month - new something)

 

of course :-) happy to have you

 

Please include me too, I'm happy for my previous books to stay in. Thanks for hosting!

 

wingBookworm-ladywing 6 yrs ago
Bump!
Bump!

 

Thanks!

 

Lost White Tribes arrived yesterday, and the package looked so beautiful I almost didn't open it. But of course I did. I'll jounal the book soonish.
You really made my yesterday. And today. And... Thank you!

 

I will be making my choices (and replacing them) later today.
Edited to say I still owe one book from last round to DubaiReader, but it will soon be on its way.

 

wingBookworm-ladywing 6 yrs ago
Done!
I have made my choices, and PMed everybody involved.
A great choice of books.
Once again, thanks for setting this up, Vekiki! :)

 

Thanks for sending "Childhood Interrupted", that was fast!
Looking forward to reading it. :)

 

I have received "From the Edge of the Couch", by Dr. Raj... looking forward to reading it!
Thanks for sharing! ;)

 

I made my choices a couple of days ago but only today got around to pm people about sending books to me. Better late than never :)
Participating in this VBB is a treat every time!

 

Thank you, leamhliom

 

Thank you, leamhliom


OMG! Did you only receive the book now? I sent it ages ago. Anyhow, glad it arrived safely, enjoy Mr. Jobs.

 

I received "Train go sorry" by Leah Hager Cohen today along with your lovely card.

 

Vekiki 6 yrs ago
Anyone else?
This VBB is nearing the end of it's round, so if anyone else wants in yell now!
I plan on running another round in the autumn, and would appreciate it if books that are in at the end of this round could stay for the next one too help me seed the box :)

 

This VBB is nearing the end of it's round, so if anyone else wants in yell now!
I plan on running another round in the autumn, and would appreciate it if books that are in at the end of this round could stay for the next one too help me seed the box :)


No problem for me, I'll leave my book(s) in if they are not taken. Thanks for organising!

 

This VBB is nearing the end of it's round, so if anyone else wants in yell now!
I plan on running another round in the autumn, and would appreciate it if books that are in at the end of this round could stay for the next one too help me seed the box :)

Hi Vekiki,
when are you planning to start a new round? I'd like to join again =)

 

This VBB is nearing the end of it's round, so if anyone else wants in yell now!
I plan on running another round in the autumn, and would appreciate it if books that are in at the end of this round could stay for the next one too help me seed the box :)

Hi Vekiki,
when are you planning to start a new round? I'd like to join again =)

Hi, thanks for the poke, I'll pull it together in the next week or so

 

...for the next round.
Thanks for setting this up! :)

 

needs to be released before May. Others may gladly stay in the VBB. If you'd like to have more books for the next round, just tell me. I'm sure I'll find something from my shelves.

 

needs to be released before May. Others may gladly stay in the VBB. If you'd like to have more books for the next round, just tell me. I'm sure I'll find something from my shelves.

That's fine - could you pm me reminding ne which one? Or post here :-)

 

That's fine - could you pm me reminding ne which one? Or post here :-)

Just pm'd you.

 

Vekiki 6 yrs ago
Done :)
Another round done :) Thanks for joining in all

below is a list of what's left in the box (for my records as much as anything else - if I post it here, I can't lose it!) - I'll remove the ones that have been in for a couple of rounds and use the rest to seed the next one in the autumn :)

- The Best of Enemies, England v Germany : David Dowining http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9671098/ (garibaldisghost)
- Gangs; Ross Kemp http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8117676/ (esme-weatherwax TBR)
- Always Looking Up; Michael J. Fox http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/7419156/ (bookworm-lady TBR)
-Who moved my Cheese: Dr. Spencer Johnson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10376613/ (Lintulai)
-DIY U - Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education; Anya Kamenetz http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10194055/ (Lintulai)
- Henrik Ibsen and Bjornstjerne Bjornson - Critical Studies; George Brandes http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10194001/ (Lintulai)
-The automatic millionaire; David Bach http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10193993/ (Lintulai)
- Stupid White Men; Michael Moore http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11835197 (DubaiReader)
- The World's Greatest UFO Mysteries; Roger Boar & Nigel Blundell http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11893418 (DubaiReader)
- Good Old George; Bob Holman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11835210 (DubaiReader)
- Football and All That, An Irreverent History; Norman Giller http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11874798 (DubaiReader)
- Straight Flush; Ben Mezrich http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12130656/ (Vekiki)
- John Osbourne; Ronald Hayman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12056817/ (Vekiki)
- I Walked by Night; by 'the King of the Yorkshire Poachers' http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12056797/ (Vekiki)
- 13 Things That Don't Make Sense; Michael Brooks http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12009890/ (Vekiki)
- Give Me Everything You Have, on being stalked; James Lasdun http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11908337/ (Vekiki)
- Trust Me, I'm a Junior Doctor; Max Pemberton http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11866217/ (Vekiki)
- The Female Eunuch; Germaine Greer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11082542/ (leamhliom)
- How to Win Friends and Influence People; Dale Carnegie http://www.bookcrossing.com/10376621/ (leamhliom)
- The Men Who stare at Goats; Jon Ronson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11465759/ (leamhliom)
- The 4-Hour Work Week; Timothy Ferriss http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11478798/ (leamhliom)
- A Little History of the World; E.H. Gombrich http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9932446/ (leamhliom)
- Here and There, Eight stories of migrants to Tasmania (BOOKLET); Bernard Lloyd http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8443659 (Tarna)
- National Dreams - Myth, Memory, and Canadian History; Daniel Francis http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12222507/ (Tarna)
- Seven Years in Tibet; Heinrich Harrer http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11914626/ (Tarna)
- Notes from a Small Island; Bill Bryson http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5277221/ (Lamilla)
- Hollywood in a Suitcase; Sammy Davis Jr. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6908866/ (bookworm-lady TBR)
- It's Only a Movie, Reel Life Stories of a Film Obseesive; Mark Kermode http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11465748/ (bookworm-lady TBR)
- Blood River, A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart; Tim Butcher http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8011224 (okyrhoe)
- Freakonomics, A Rouge Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything: Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10142819/ (Lintulai)
- Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results: Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul & John Christensen http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/4173192/ (Lintulai)
- The God Delusion: Richard Dawkins http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10429234/ (Lintulai)
- Bad Blood; Lorna Sage: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12097915 (DubaiReader)
- Poisoned Vows; Clifford L. Linedecker: ttp://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/12086531 (DubaiReader)
- A Man Named Dave; Dave Pelzer: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12084986 (DubaiReader)
- Their Darkest Day, Tragedy of Pan Am 103 and Its Legacy of Hope; Matthew Cox, Tom Foster: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11995657 (DubaiReader)
- Princess, True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia; Jean Sasson: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12379507 (DubaiReader)
- Awkward Situations For Men; Danny Wallace http://www.bookrossing.com/---/12410452 (garibaldisghost)
- Why the Toast Always Lands Butter Side Down; Richard Robinson
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11465412 (Leamhliom TBR)
- Drive; Daniel H. Pink
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9932420 (Leamhliom TBR)
- The Thoreau You Don’t Know; Robert Sullivan
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464261 (Leamhliom TBR)
- Tycoon by Peter Jones
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12459303 (Leamhliom TBR)
- Bruce [Springstein]; Peter Ames Carlin
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12459308 (Leamhliom TBR)
- Nothing to Envy, Real Lives in North Korea; Barbara Demick
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12459311 (Leamhliom TBR)
- Race of a Lifetime; John Heilemann & Mark Halperin
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12459312 (Leamhliom TBR)
- This will make you smarter – new scientific concepts to improve your thinking; John Brockman http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12314376 (Leamhliom TBR)
- The Long Walk, The True Story of a Trek to Freedom; Slavomir Rawicz
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9843831 (Leamhliom TBR)


 

wingLamillawing 6 yrs ago
RE: Done :)
- Famous artists from Belarus: Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12263145 (Lamilla)

I believe this book was taken this round - I received a PM from DubaiReader concerning it =)

 

- Famous artists from Belarus: Vitold Byalynitsky-Birulya http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12263145 (Lamilla)

I believe this book was taken this round - I received a PM from DubaiReader concerning it =)

Oh! Thanks for the heads up :)

 

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