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Classic Home Cooking by Mary Frances Berry

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About meAvid reader, mother of young twins.

I like books about: philosophy, science (esp. biology and mathematics), psychology, linguistics, Buddhism, and cooking, and combinations (philosophical cooking??). And I don't mind some original (childrens) fiction either.

About my libraryThe books tagged bookmooch me can probably still be mooched at my bookmooch adress, if my tags are up to date. They all have a tag with the language they're in, too. via bookmooch means I got them through bookmooch.

De boeken met de tag bookmooch me zijn in principe via bookmooch te ruilen, als mijn tags nog kloppen.

Groups40-Something Library Thingers, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Asian cooking, Awful Lit., Bibliotheek Utrecht leest, BookMooching, Books in Books, Books that made me think, Buddhism, Calvin and Hobbesshow all groups

Favorite authorsStephen Batchelor, Italo Calvino, Andy Clark, Hubert L. Dreyfus, O. D. Duintjer, Barbara Ehrenreich, Michael Ende, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Sophie Grigson, Guus Kuijer, George Lakoff, Joke van Leeuwen, Rosamond Man, Lynn Margulis, Abraham H. Maslow, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Walter Moers, Peter Ralston, Judy Rodgers, Bruno-Paul De Roeck, Oliver Sacks, Nigel Slater, Deborah Tannen, Gary Taubes, Tarthang Tulku, Francisco J. Varela, Paul Watzlawick, Arthur Zajonc, Carl Zimmer (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresStudystore Utrecht, The American Book Center

Favorite librariesBibliotheek Utrecht, Centrale/Muziekbibliotheek, Utrecht University Library Uithof


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Currently readingThe Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artefacts - from Forks and Pins to Paperclips and Zippers - Came to Be by Henry Petroski
Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes
How the Body Shapes the Mind by Shaun Gallagher
Strange, Familiar, and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness by Israel Rosenfield
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Just wanted to say thank you for my Santathing books! I've been wanting to read some of Stephen Batchelor's work, so it was an unexpected but appreciated surprise. Hope you had a merry christmas and have a happy new year.
Ja hoor, ik heb nog wel belangstelling voor dat boek :)
I feel that they are different because they include different things. It makes people aware that there are differences, so that they realize that they may have read or not read things that are different from a person who has only read a different edition. It also makes it clear that there are two different versions, which people may find confusing if they believe there is only one, or are wondering why something that they were looking for isn't in the work that they have in hand. As long as there is an explanation, they will still be able to find other readers.
Thanks for the update :)
Just finished up Good Calories, Bad Calories and I'm already changing my food choices. Great choice. My mind has been just the slightest, most perfect bit blown. :)

Happy holidays. :)
Thank you so much! You really nailed my tastes -- I was grinning from ear to ear when I opened the package last weekend! I have to say, I was a bit unsure of Good Calories, Bad Calories, but I'm halfway through now, and fascinated, and know half a dozen people to get a copy to -- thanks *so* much!
I am flattered that you added me to your interesting library list. You have a great selection of cookbooks!
In case you get this first: if they're still available I'd love to take all of them except Pedagogy of the Oppressed and The Caretaker, please? Am cricketgirl on BM.
Thanks! I'm off to mooch it now :)
De boeken die nog bij oma liggen, zal ik van de week ophalen :) Titels van de boeken die ik nu al hier heb:

- Nooit eens iets lekker: Verhalen & Recepten rond het thema Zoutarm & Vleesloos (Joanne Bylsma-Vriens, geen isbn)
- Koken met filosofie (Pieter Toirkens, Eric Hoogcarspel, Sharon Nethercott, isbn 9055730815)
- Bocuse bij u thuis (Paul Bocuse, isbn 9021529963)
- Met kruiden en een korrel zou: Smaak en geschiedenis van de Indische keuken (isbn 9789080143326)
- Drenkelingendieet (Arne Zuidhoek, isbn 9026108850)
- Histoires d'Oc: Ingrediënten voor het goede leven (Gervais & Rouet, isbn9050000401)
- 125 rijstrecepten van Nederlandse huisvrouwen (geen isbn)
- Onze smaak: Wat Nederlanders eten en drinken (9789058975461)
- Kruiden voor de keuken: zaaien / oogsten / gebruik (geen isbn)
- De zwarte koningin: mosselrecepten uit heel de wereld (Michael Hahn, 9070206188)
- Japanse recepten (Fokkelien Dijkstra, 9055134643)
- Tapas: zonovergoten verrukkelijkheden voor creatief koken (9036613795)
- Vietnamees: verrassend verfijnd en licht, inspiratie uit Vietnam voor creatief koken (9033614309)
- Schelpdieren: schatten van de bodem van de zee voor creatief koken (9033613868)
- Koken met kruiden en specerijen (Monica Mawson, geen isbn)
Ik zag het, leuke comments :)
Ik vond het ook erg leuk om de boeken bij je langs te brengen!
Ik heb de boeken op Bookmooch gezet en als het goed is ze allemaal voor je gereserveerd :)
Maandag de 18e wil ik wel langskomen. Hoe laat ongeveer (en waar) ?
Zal ik de Prydain-boeken ook meenemen, zodat je kunt kijken of je ze wil? Zo niet dan neem ik ze gewoon weer mee terug.
Lijst ingetypt:
Ik hoop dat er wat tussen zit wat je interessant vindt :)
Ja, Nederlands kan inderdaad :) Alleen in het topic blijf ik wel Engels schrijven (behalve dan boektitels en overtyp-dingen zoals boek-informatie), want dat is aardiger voor de rest.

Als je van bookdepository wil bestellen: de .com site is (in mijn geval) vaak goedkoper dan de site. Ze hebben nu ook een kortingsactie dus als je wil (en nog geen account hebt) kan ik je uitnodigen zodat je van de korting gebruik kunt maken:

Bedankt voor de uitnodiging :) Ik heb vanavond nog een practicum-deadline (maar 't schiet redelijk op, vooral nog documentatie), dus ik denk dat ik vanavond al wel de titels van opa's boeken in kan typen :) De informatie over het boek van OU heb ik al in het topic getypt, maar misschien heb je dat al gezien.
I like books about: philosophy, science (esp. biology and mathematics), psychology, linguistics, Buddhism, and cooking, and combinations (philosophical cooking??).

I know a combination book: Cooking for Geeks. I ordered it from bookdepository for a friend.

Just to let you know that I mooched the Slimmer's Cook Book for you.

Hi there, Revolting Recipes has arrived and is now on my inventory :D
Best wishes.
Thanks for the smooch. I hope you enjoy the books!
Ok will move The End of Food higher up on my reading list :) I have some other books on that theme, so I should be able to part with it :)
I looked through your wishlists... we share interests in quite a lot of the same cookbooks! There are two books near the top of my TBR pile (Trying to work my way back from the first entered books) that I think you may be interested in. If so I can save them for you after. If not, that is fine just let me know. I have a copy of The end of Food by Pawlick I have been meaning to read, as well as a copy of Toast by Nigel Slater.
I don't mind hanging onto it for you, I am certain I will find something else you want :) I am volunteering with a booksale in October, any other books/book types you are desperately seeking?
Hey Wester! Long time no see, how are you doing :)
I think I have found a second book to go with THe Brain that Changes Itself when I return home in September. :) I am currently reading The Little Book of Tea by Sangmanee et al. As I have a lot of tea books I will be putting it up for mooching when I am done. Any interest?
As a result of browsing your library I found my way to Eat Your Books. Via that site I sent and invitation as friend, but I didn't find a way to attach a note. Most of the time when I travel to other cities in the NL it is for bookstores or ingredients. I also drop by the Den Haag ABC about once a week ( it is right next to the weekly biologische markt). So I often have a good idea on where to find certain books. Perhaps we ought to exchange emails.

Thanks again,

This library looks like you.
No worries, as I am away for the week, I have not been listing books :) After inheriting yet more books I now have even more to list when I get home! Likely won't be until early July, will reserve it for you when I do :)
Esther: not sure if you got my BM notification, but your angel request has finally arrived and is listed for you:
Even though it took a while it is in beautiful condition and (hopefully) will be worth the wait. :)
~ Lyn
Just today (what luck!)I was given back a copy of 'The Brain that Changes Itself' (softcover)that I had lent to a friend. I had given up on getting it back! I have a hardcover version that I am working on reading myself, but it seems to be more of a fall/winter read than a summer read to me :P In July I will be listing three bags of books I inherited from other students, and setting myself to multiple mooches on until the textbook type books all go (There is also a lot of suspense, etc in there, and a few cookbooks if I have time to read them first). If you are interested I could reserve the book for you then and you could see if anything else catches your eye? (Or if you see anything now, mooch and I will hold it for you). If you are interested message me back with your bookmooch name and I will put a stickynote on it to remind myself. :) The book is in good condition, and I do realize you are overseas.
I'm interested in Slaughterhouse 5 and Brave New World. I'm macbrains on Bookmooch as well.
I would like the Funke books! Would it be affordable for you if you sent them to an address in Germany? I have relatives there who can bring them over on their next visit.
wester- I have received Real Vegetarian Thai that I am angeling for you. I have posted it to my inventory (turtlegirl on BM) as Angel Book #11 reserved for you.

I received the book What We Eat When We Eat Alone that I angeled for you about two weeks ago and completely forgot to let you know! I am so sorry. I have listed it in my bookmooch inventory as Angel Book #7. Once again sorry for the delay.
Hi Esther,
The book owner of the Tai Chi book is back off vacation. I thought you might want to request it again from another Angel, just in case the book owner had something again me, or the place that I live in. Good luck and I hope it works out for you.

Take care,
Hi Esther,
Still no response from the owner of the Essence of Tai Chi Chuan. It has now been over 2 weeks since I requested it for you. Is it okay with you if I go ahead and cancel the mooch now?

Sorry it didn't work out this time.

Hi Esther,
Unfortunately, the owner of The Essence of Tai Chi Chuan has not accepted the mooch yet. It was one week on the 20th, and I sent a reminder, but still have not heard. I'll update you after another week has passed.

Keep your fingers crossed :)
Wester- I have received The Taoist Body that I am angeling for you. It is in my inventory (turtlegirl on BM) as Angel Book #4 reserved for you.

You're very welcome, Esther - no acceptance yet, but we'll keep our fingers crossed :)
Hi Esther

Re The Optical Illusions book, the owner has changed the reservation to me and I have mooched it for you. There were no condition notes - is that ok? I'll let you know when he accepts and sends it. Thanks so much for my smooch also! :-)

Hello again, I have still not heard anything from the moocher so I have cancelled those two cookbook mooches. I am sorry things didn't work out.
Sure, once Bookmooch decides to pay attention to me. :)
Forever Today has been reserved for you, it will probably be a week before I post it, i've already done my batch for this fortnight.
Sorry, it's gone. If it's heavily wishlisted like that, you may want to post in the Angel thread just in case. :/
Hi Esther,
Well, I got sick of waiting for your 'angel' request Trattoria so I sent a query today, the result being she says she will post it at the end of this week! I hope you remembered you had asked for it. LOL!
If she does, it should arrive next week - and then I can send you the link. I know you were happy to wait but it has been long enough, so I am glad I nudged a bit.
Just wanted to give an update... :)
Mooched the Balance book! I do like mandalas. :)
Your Alton Brown -brick- book arrived and has been set aside for you. Poke me when you're back and I'll list it for you; I don't see any need to taunt wishlisters for a week.
Piffle. I read all 4 as a kid, and it didn't hurt me any. :)
In process of grabbing the 3. He probably wants the prequel too:

When the Tripods Came:

Same guy has a bunch of John Christopher books, so you may want to poke husband in general.
Certainly. I try to check which books haven't been mooched from my bio widget anyhow, but I'll just extend the time a bunch to give you leeway. :)
Oh... well... there's always more boxes. :D

When 4 pounds is $30, I might as well stuff a box with 6-8 ($42) or 12-15 ($54) pounds.

Note: I'm not the fastest intl shipper, as visible from my pending, but I do send them. I also don' wanna mooch from smoking homes. *picky*
Will do. Are you interested in throwing a few more chunky book requests my way?

Then I'll make a nice heavy brick-box (flat-rate priority) for you.
Hoi wester,
Dank voor je felicitatie (daar zat je dicht op!)
I mooched the Perception book for you, since it was relisted. :)
I mooched the Elizabeth David cookery book for you and got completely caught up in real life and forgot to actually mention that I had done this. I'm really sorry, I'm having a somewhat busy week! The owner hasnt got back to me to accept the mooch yet, I'll keep you updated-if you still want the book of course!

Sorry again,
(historywitch on bookmooch)
Hi Esther,

Noticed that you recently added Antonio Damasco's The Feeling of What Happens to your library. Let me know what you think of it once you get around to reading it. I share an interest in studies pertaining to consciousness and his book seems to have garnered a lot of interest. I've added the book to my Mooch wishlist but am not holding my breath with this new reserve system...Take care, Eva.
Hej westher,

leuk dat je de groep voor jeugdliteratuur al maakte; ik heb al meteen een paar berichten gepost!
Ik ben een paar dagen niet online geweest, vandaar dat ik niet eerder reageerde. Maar ik vind het in ieder geval heel fijn dat de groep er nu is!

Indrukwekkende bibliotheek trouwens:-)

Thx for searching me out, Ester. Love the notion of "philosophical cooking." LOL
Hi this was the short review I did. But additional colour is that... the story starts in the sixties with the birth of twins one of which has downs syndrome. The story sets up the motives why the father gives the child away(loss of his own sister and wanted to spare his wife the pain, why he gives it to the nurse(knows she loves him), why the nurse accepts the child and refuses to put her in a home(loves him, and the baby and what this means to her) This sets up the train of events that affect the both families for the next 30 years as the lies and evasions create distance and emotional loss. WE also see the families affected by the social changes and the growth in disability rights.

Well fought not to read it because it going to be some variation of chicklit BUT was hooked in and turned the pages gripped by the unfolding tragedy of the one innocent mistake. The writing was clever in the way it evoked the physical environment and time of the period as well as switching point of view from each of the main characters as the story moves to its climax. A key thing that makes the story works is that we understand why the main characters make the decisions they do. It also gives you a pain free overview of the changes in attitudes to learning difficulties from the mid 60's and now. Highly recommended.
Hi I see you are a fellow BookMoocher! I will have to check out you library here, and your inventory there, I try to add all my fellow moochers to my friends list so I can find them easily. Thank you for finding me! Mary
Inderdaad, alleen was mijn 'motivatie' nog wat sterker, want ik heet niet alleen Esther W. maar zelfs Esther Westerveld ;-) Kon eigenlijk niet missen dus.
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