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Member: geophile

CollectionsYour library (2,243), Main Shelves -- Non Fiction (749), Main Shelves -- Fiction (156), Main Shelves -- Rear (22), Office (10), Office Shelf (10), Living Room (25), Bedroom (136), TV Room (113), Guest Room (257), At Cottage (480), On Loan (2), Location Unknown (143), Reclassify (4), Children's literature (396), Biography (175), Currently reading (3), All collections (2,243)


TagsFantasy (316), Science (279), Biography (172), History (147), Science fiction (125), Earth sciences (117), Geology (100), Cookery (99), Historical fiction (95), Canada (90) — see all tags

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About meI love books -- many types of books -- geology, other science, science fiction, fantasy, history, geneology, even children's literature.

About my libraryThese are books that I actually own.

GroupsBookMooching, Canadian Bookworms, Chango Books, Children's Fiction, Gardening, Geology, Librarians who LibraryThing, Paleontology, Science!, The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsWalter Alvarez, Isaac Asimov, David Attenborough, Alison Baird, Lucy M. Boston, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Kristen Britain, Bill Bryson, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Catherine Anthony Clark, Susan Cooper, Alison Croggon, Philip J. Currie, Norman Doidge, Gerald Durrell, John Emsley, Nick Eyles, Brian M. Fagan, Richard P. Feynman, Mike Filey, Monica Furlong, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Jay Gould, Ursula K. Le Guin, Tim Haines, James Hilton, Holling C. Holling, Jay Ingram, Guy Gavriel Kay, Susanna Kearsley, Mark Kurlansky, Mercedes Lackey, Erik Larson, Penny Le Couteur, Madeleine L'Engle, C. S. Lewis, Janet Lunn, George MacDonald, Anne McCaffrey, Robin McKinley, John McPhee, O. R. Melling, Desmond Morris, Garth Nix, Andre Norton, Richard Preston, Ruth Reichl, Matt Ridley, Oliver Sacks, Carl Sagan, Brandon Sanderson, James H. Schmitz, Joseph A. Schwarcz, Elizabeth George Speare, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Stewart, Gene Stratton-Porter, Bryan Sykes, J. R. R. Tolkien, James D. Watson, Sally Watson, Spencer Wells, Simon Winchester, Robert L. Wolke, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresA Different Drummer Books, Bob Burns Books

Favorite librariesOakville Public Library - Iroquois Ridge Branch

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LocationOakville, Ontario, Canada

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceDec 2, 2006

Currently readingRoad Rocks: Ontario: Over 250 Geological Wonders to Discover by Nick Eyles
Is That a Fact? : Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life by Dr. Joe Schwarcz
Toronto Between the Wars: Life in the City 1919-1939 by Charis Cotter

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Yay! Thanks.
I'd like to get Moving Targets and Princess Ben, if I may, jjmcgaffey on Bookmooch, as well. Thanks!
Lorna, I'd love it! And I'm mystified about my email. If you reserve it for me, I'll mooch it right away and with many thanks!
Named of the Dragon is here and reserved for you over on BookMooch. That was quick, eh?
Just saw your post on the BM Angel thread- so many thanks!
good lord that was rather abrupt! let me try again:
Lorna, my BM friend, if the Hitchhiker's Guide is still available, I would be delighted to mooch it.

I would be interested in Hitchhiker's Guide if it is still available
Thankyou so much for trying.
Please go ahead and cancel, that's fine.
And no problem with the delay.
Much apprecaited,
I'm sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner; I've decided I don't want the book, but thanks for posting it.
If it's still available I would like to have Like Water for Chocolate. My username is marabw.

Thank you!

I have NOT received (though it was marked mailed earlier this week) Wait Until Midnight that I am angeling for you. In anticipation of getting the book and trying to keep the price at 2 points (I'm not sure exactly when it goes to 3 points), I have posted it to my inventory (turtlegirl on BM) as Listing #4 reserved for you so you can mooch it at today's prices.

I have received A Shadow on the Glass that I am angeling for you. It's quite worn but definitely readable. If the condition isn't okay, just let me know. I have posted it to my inventory (turtlegirl on BM) as Angel Book #11 reserved for you. I'm a bit backlogged with sending out, but I wanted you to be able to mooch it before the international point jump.

Thank you for the welcome :) I have my three books wrapped and they'll go out to new readers tomorrow. Now I need to figure out if I can refuse a swap on BookSwap without angering the prospective swapper. I think I'm going to sign off that, and just use Mooch. -Laurel
Thanks for the welcome! I'm excited to be sending out 6 books tomorrow and some books are already on their way to me. Very cool.
Why do people put books in their inventories if they're going to delay for that long - and do it in your back, without forewarning?

Yes, maybe better to cancel it. I'm not overwhelmed by confidence in this BM member.
Thanks for trying!
thank you for angelling "A Complicated Kindness"! Much appreciated ;)
I would love to have The Age of Longing please! :) Bcteagirl on bookmooch as well. )
Hello! I would like Smoke and Ashes, if its still available.
Yes, please, geo! My mom loves the Elm Creek books. (tc53591 on bm)
The World in Six Songs arrived today in very nice shape. I've reserved it for you over on BookMooch.
I think the book owner really didn't understand the 'angel network' fortunately I was monitoring, and grabbed both books after she removed the "reserve" for you. She has accepted, and seemed to really want to get all four out in a "package" deal.
NO you do not need to mooch the other two because there are numerous people who have them on their wishlist and I'll be able to pass them on quite easily... I think my requesting all four clenched the deal, and I certainly have the moochpoints to play around with it, if it makes her happy. LOL
It will be absolutely no problem for me.
I'll still be on Bookmooch because I'll have an APO address! Someone already snagged The Other Side of the Mirror, but the other four are yours. I actually think there are a few more Darkover novels lurking on the shelves- if I find them, I'll let you know which ones in case there are more you hope to read.
Hi geophile, thanks for the welcome! My BookMooch problem was fixed and I am most happy again. I put three more books in the mail this morning, off to good new homes! That's ten in a week - who knew people wanted all these books? It's great to know they will be read.

It looks like you have some of the same books as I do - and only about a quarter of mine are catalogued so far. Nice to find a kindred spirit!
Thanks for the welcome to BM! I'm very excited to be finally up and running but it's still a bit confusing at the moment. I'll get there though :D
I just received an answer to our request for "Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave..." and as you recall we were asking a new BM member.

Here is his answer: "Thanks for mooching from me! I'll be sending the book soon. This is a neat
way to trade books! Thanks for the welcome." with the notation that the book will be sent tomorrow.

I'll let you know as soon as it arrives... this certainly looks promising!!
- g
Thank you very much. I hope so too. I already sent my first book off! :D
Thank you for angelling Eagle and The Raven! If the owner doesn't stay on BM, don't hesitate to cancel, of course!
I just finished it, and I was a little disappointed, it was more fiction than based in fact, although I think the author did a lot of research, I really didn't get a strong feeling for the real personality of Catherine de Medici. It is worth reading though, well written and a very fast read.
Penderwicks arrived in fine shape today. I'm off to reserve it for you over on BookMooch. It does pay to be optimistic!
thank you so much for the advice! I actually followed your feedback step by step, and now I have the RSS feed started. I did try to do the "related editions", that is how I found one of the books that was on my wishlist! Tis a good idea. Ya my wishlist isn’t too large, because I wanted to separate the books that I really wanted from the books that I was iffy about (save for later). There’s a lot of nice people on bookmooch though (including you!) and I have just received a some points, so now I am really excited! I know its going to take a little bit of time to get my wishlist books, but perhaps now I can try to get some of my save for later books while I am waiting. Thanks for the advice again!

I like bookmooch a lot and librarything is ok, just a tad confusing at times. Happy reading!!

I'm going to be hopeful about this mooch, but he's not the most responsible BookMoocher out there. It takes him a long time to mail books, at least a month in most cases, often more, so if you see another copy feel free to mooch or to have me mooch for you in the meantime.
Hi, I did read the condition notes, thanks, it sure does bug me too, but I'd rather have that book in any condition than not at all.

Thanks for double-checking!

Take care and thank you for sending to me!

P.S. I think of you everytime I look at the book "Meyer's Rebellion" that you sent to us - such a stunning cover!
It's reserved for you! I'll try to get it out tomorrow!

Geophile- Sure, I'll send it to Canada. Is this your username on BM, as well?

I'd like World Without Us and will smooch you a second point for it!

Hi, got "Last Child in the Woods" for you today. I have posted it on BM and reserved it for you.
ISBN 978-1-56512-522-3

This week, I am planning a trip to post office on Wednesday morning.

Best regards,

Glenda (glendaham on BM)
It should work. Thanks!
Hi Lorna,

Deep Ancestry has arrived and is reserved for you. There is a small rip on the cover, otherwise it is in great condition.

North of here on the Waterville plateau are continental glaciation features & we took a geology field trip up there during college we also took another trip to northern Idaho to the site of the ice dam which held back Glacial Lake Missoula which when it burst resulted in the Ice Age Floods which sculpted much of the Geology of Washington, Oregon & Idaho. When we were in Idaho we encountered rock that is 1.2 Billion years old & that is the oldest rock I have yet encountered. I belong to our local Rock & Mineral club & we are now preparing for our annual show. I love minerals & will be exhibiting my mineral collection. I also do the Jrs. program & endeavor to teach some basic Geology to the kids. Rocks are a great hobby!
Hey, looks like we have similar interests! Have you studied geology? I started out to get a Geology degree & ended up w/an Earth Science Education degree. I did not start reading Fantasy till I was 60 years old. You & I have a lot of books in common-but you have 4 times as many as I do & probably you have a lot more room than I do as I live in an apartment. The area I live in is very interesting Geologically we are not terribly far from Mt St. Helens & we are on the Columbia Basalt Plateau. What is the Geology where you live? You do have a very interesting library! I have looked at it & of course read your postings in the Geology group. Thank you for the interest in mine. 8^)
Geophile, Thank you much for the welcoming comment. I am trying to get my feet wet here. My thoughts were I would do this to get started & then try to start shipping internationally as well. I haven't a clue on angeling yet. I just know that I hit thrift stores continually & see a good book & would want to "place" it. This has always been true with animals as well so my husband & co-workers are getting quite the chuckle from this. = )

I also take to a used book store just up the street. But thanks again!
Thanks for the kind welcome! I started mooching a month or so ago and wondered how people knew when to get the good stuff :)
Thank you! I'm pretty excited (and slightly terrified) by the idea of becoming a mother, and I'll admit I'm thrilled it's a girl. She's due for end of April / beginning of May, and I hope she'll be a miniature bookworm when she grows up a bit!

As for the book: if you think the owner won't come back to BM, don't hesitate to cancel it, no worries. I have a huge TBR pile, so I won't lack reading material! ;)

Thanks so much for getting Safelight for me. Ex-library is fine. Thanks again for all you efforts.
Hi there! Just letting you know that Edison: A Life of Invention came in. It's listed under angel book #1 ( It's in great condition. I'm a bit jealous at such a beautiful books ;-)
Cat in a box! He looks very pleased with himself.

I've emailed the owner of The Birth House and hopefully she'll respond. Thank you so much for offering to mooch it and for mooching the Shannon Burke book for me!
Bonne année 2010!
Hi geophile

I have just received some books from Bookmooch in a parcel covered with Swedish stamps with pictures of dogs on. The parcel covering (and stamps) are a bit battered but I'm happy to send the stamps to you if you would like them?

Hi geophile! I feel badly because I only just found the welcome you gave me on my profile page. I guess I just never looked that far down. Thanks for the welcome, I am loving both Bookmooch and LT.
How fun! I really enjoyed Spiced- I read it not long after I read Waiter Rant and it was funny to see the differences between the stories at the front and back of the restaurant. I got Monica Ali's In the Kitchen to review, but haven't been able to get into it, I suspect because it is a fictional tale of the life of a chef which seems a little less compelling than the non-fiction one was. I suspect I'll enjoy it more after I cleanse my pallette a bit!
Thanks for the note.
Hi Mom,

I've decided to look for books for Tim as he now is feeling good enough to read, although still in hospital/long term care full time for the forseeable future. He is interested in learning how the world works, (in his words). I think pop science is a preferred genre, although it could be other things. He says he is not particularly interested in psychology.

I had blindly got him Bill Bryson, a Short History of Nearly Everything, which was a big hit, and within a week he is almost finished this book. So I want to help him with his reading list by getting him stuff from the library or used bookstores.

I have held at the library for his perusal:

Stephen Hawking, A briefer History of Time, and one other book of his.

Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion (not directly on topic but I am pretty sure will appeal)

2 Jay Ingram books.

Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia - I am thinking of loaning him my copy, although this might miss as he says he is not into the psychology, plus music is a sore spot as he can't play an instrument at present and has lost his perfect pitch.

Any others you think might be enjoyable for him based on this information?

Love, Karen
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