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Judith Browning
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  I'm sorting books and thought I would offer some here before I drop what's left at the library book sale after the first of the year.

Mostly fifties, sixties and seventies authors that I've collected for years and actually read all except 'Infinite Jest' (a much more recent book)probably would have been a book I would have loved in college    I made it to the recommended page (223 I think) where after that I was told I wouldn't be able to put it down..........

I would be happy to pay postage...mailing just here in the states though and no express, just the slow poke package.....

attaching some pics where I think you can read the titles on the spines.

they are in priority mail boxes that I got at the P.O. just to see how many I could squeeze in a flat rate box...quite a few it seems.  I'll send book by book though if anyone wants just one.

NOTE...these are used books with some life left in them...the only one that I bought new was 'Infinite Jest' ...my first amazon purchase ever...all of the others are from here and there, likely cost anywhere from a quarter to a dollar at most.

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Make sure to send them "book rate" aka "media mail."

Kurt Vonnegut and Ayn Rand make strange bedfellows..

 
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Probably be best just to burn the Ayn Rand books in your rocket stove.
 
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Kurt Vonnegut and Ayn Rand make strange bedfellows..


Probably be best just to burn the Ayn Rand books in your rocket stove.


well we can talk about them also I guess, I was really just interested in giving them away to those who wanted to read them......I've read a lot of books and these are only a very few out of those.  The ones I've kept I am keeping include Herman Hesse, Aldous Huxley, John Hersey, Gary Snyder, Doris Lessing...and ram dass and others.

Some folks like Ayn Rand though   https://permies.com/t/19791/Podcast-Review-Atlas-Shrugged  ; and   https://permies.com/t/45360/fair-share-meets-galt-gulch ; ...and I did at the time I read those and I love Kurt Vonnegut.....nothing wrong with looking at life through new/different eyes 



 
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Yeah, I've read most of Ayn Rand. Some interesting ideas. Kind of like Nietzsche. Both are definitely worth reading. But despite the rare gems, the overall outcome of their philosophies is culture built on competition rather than cooperation. And we're seeing where that leads us.

 
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I see some Vonneguts we don't have!  I'd love to have those. 
 
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Tyler Ludens wrote:I see some Vonneguts we don't have!  I'd love to have those. 


OK! just list the ones you want here, in this thread and then send me an address in a PM?  I'll mail them out on monday
 
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Bluebeard
Cat's Cradle
Mother Night
Look at the Birdie
Timequake

Also Harrison's Make Room Make Room!  (Soylent Green is People!)

Thanks!



 
Judith Browning
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I'll get them to the P.O. on monday Tyler...........anyone else?
 
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Hi Judith!
Thank you for your generous offer to share your books. Unfortunately 'unwanted' books often end up in the trash/landfill.

I'd LOVE to have any Aldous Huxley titles, and any Herman Hesse.
Hesse was actually a HUGE influence on me when I was just a youngster, and I believe that early exposure to 'ideas' can change and transform an individual's life. My daughter is 15 and an avid reader. I'd love to be able to read these with her.

I promise to find them a good home when I'm done and would love to trade or share something in exchange. I'll PM my address.

Thank you!!

~Andrea
 
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Andrea Mondine wrote:Hi Judith!
Thank you for your generous offer to share your books. Unfortunately 'unwanted' books often end up in the trash/landfill.

I'd LOVE to have any Aldous Huxley titles, and any Herman Hesse.
Hesse was actually a HUGE influence on me when I was just a youngster, and I believe that early exposure to 'ideas' can change and transform an individual's life. My daughter is 15 and an avid reader. I'd love to be able to read these with her.

I promise to find them a good home when I'm done and would love to trade or share something in exchange. I'll PM my address.

Thank you!!

~Andrea


sorry for any confusion, Huxley and Hesse are among the ones I'm keeping. I've reworded that in the post above to be more clear.   I might have two copies of some  though, I'll check  

and yes, I found I have doubles of 'Point Counter Point' by Huxley and 'Demian' (my favorite) and 'Journey to the East' by Hesse so I would be happy to send those along with any others you might like in the pics.....

 
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Any Thoreau would also be greatly appreciated.

 
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Andrea Mondine wrote:

Any Thoreau would also be greatly appreciated.



I added 'Civil Disobedience' to your stack
let me know any others before monday.....
 
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This is so cool Judith! I'd personally love to get the Ayn Rand collection on my shelf - but can I Paypal you for postage at least?
 
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Destiny Hagest wrote:This is so cool Judith! I'd personally love to get the Ayn Rand collection on my shelf - but can I Paypal you for postage at least?


they are yours then!  and no postage...I like being able to send them this way with no strings
 
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I would love to have A Weavers Garden and anything else of that sort you may wish to lose.
Thank for for the opportunity/
 
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Looks like some good ones Judith, Our bookshelves look a lot like yours it seems, Kindred souls !
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Looks like some good ones Judith, Our bookshelves look a lot like yours it seems, Kindred souls !


hi, miles....kindred souls indeed   I think there is a sense of security in certain books and I like seeing them on my shelf, whether I read them again or not.  In our case though, the books were taking over and I decided to send some back out into circulation....
 
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I've mailed out pkgs to those who've asked....anyone else?  If you want some be sure to look at the posts to see what ones are already gone.  They can sit here until the new year and then I'll drop what's left off at the library and the thrift store.....

If any of you who I've already mailed want more, just ask......
 
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My shipment arrived yesterday. I did Snoopy's happy dance!

Thank you.
 
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This is really nice of you. If you still have them I'll take:
the Douglas Adams books
the Ursula le Guin books
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

You sure you don't want postage?
 
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Brandon McGinnity wrote:This is really nice of you. If you still have them I'll take:
the Douglas Adams books
the Ursula le Guin books
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

You sure you don't want postage?


they are yours then Brandon....just send me an address in a PM.   I probably won't send them until tuesday or so.
 
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The books arrived!  With beautiful wool!  Thank you! 
 
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Brandon McGinnity wrote:This is really nice of you. If you still have them I'll take:
the Douglas Adams books
the Ursula le Guin books
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

You sure you don't want postage?


Brandon, we mailed your books this morning......might be even slower than usual being the week before christmas though

 
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Is the weaver's garden gone yet?
 
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R Ranson wrote:Is the weaver's garden gone yet?


it is.....I sent it to Joylynn...I'll try to do an updated picture this afternoon.
 
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here's what's left for now...

The dark blue hardback is 'The Complete Works of Robert Frost' and 'Hocus pocus' and 'Breakfast of Champions' are both more Vonnegut...I think those are the only ones that are hard to read....just ask if you can't make out a title, as I've said they are in 'very used' 'well read' condition.....
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Destiny, I just checked the tracking number again and your ayn rand is slooooooowly making it's way to you....last update the pkg had arrived at Billings MT at 3pm this afternoon.  Getting closer 

...mailed on dec. 14!
 
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Judith Browning wrote:
Brandon McGinnity wrote:This is really nice of you. If you still have them I'll take:
the Douglas Adams books
the Ursula le Guin books
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

You sure you don't want postage?


Brandon, we mailed your books this morning......might be even slower than usual being the week before christmas though



I've been remiss in not doing so sooner, but I wanted to say THANK YOU, the books arrived safely a while ago and they are much appreciated, already digging into some Douglas Adams
 
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I wanted to say THANK YOU, the books arrived safely a while ago and they are much appreciated, already digging into some Douglas Adams


Brandon, you are very welcome...Douglas Adams books are a whole lot of fun.....I'd love to find another comparable series
 
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