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Subject: Anyone willing to donate books for library in Iraq?
Date Posted: 8/3/2009 9:33 PM ET
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there is over 300+ books I have collected and send over so far. However there is another caa 400 that are still on my list to find. I'm low on credits so I ask if any of you would be willing to do 4-1 on their shelf or if you would be willing to donate the books.

Those books are for a public library and the books will be 90% rented out by Americans (contractors, soldiers, teachers) but there are also lots of philipinos, korians, germans, english.... private contractors and educators that also have interest in english books. As well as a large number of Iraqi Kurds. Please understand that because of this not all books are suitable or would be in demand.

There is no direct mail to Iraq (except federal express at $120 for a letter price) The books go from there to sweden/norway/germany (at $160/35lb) and from there to kurdish friends who are about to go on their annual visit 'home' = north Iraq, they will take the books and deliver them to the forming english section of the public library. It is a six people effort, The curator of the library, the 2 guys that find transport worthy/willing travelers among their friends and deliver the books to them, the books I send from US and another person who sends books from UK.

Anone wishing to help out, please PM me.

Thanks Lenka

Last Edited on: 8/3/09 9:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/4/2009 1:06 AM ET
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PM'd you.

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 7:48 AM ET
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Lenka, I PM'd you.

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 10:41 AM ET
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What books are you looking for? Any way of posting the list?

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 10:53 AM ET
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I am happy to send you a big bag of books. What kind are you looking for? Would audio cassettes be good? Please let me know., or feel free to look at my bookshelf and pick 10 or 12 books. I will send you what I can.

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 10:58 AM ET
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I would be happy to do a four for one. Let me know. Dolly

Date Posted: 8/4/2009 2:22 PM ET
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Hey guys Thanks so much for all your help.

I have PM to most of you but here is the list of books that are avalible on swapp:
(There are 194 more books on my wishlist ;0) that have priority and will require as many credits so any how ever small help from you is a BIG help!)

Dave Barry Does Japan                                                                                                                                                                                           Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys                                                                                                                                                                        Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus                                                                                                                                                                        Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need                                                                                                                                                   Dave Barry in Cyberspace                                                                                                                                                                                     Property
American Heart Association Cookbook : 5th Edition (American Heart Association)
Daughter of the Red Deer
Priestess of the White (Age of the Five Trilogy, Book 1)
Voice of the Gods (Age of the Five Trilogy, Book 3)
Politically Correct Holiday Stories: For an Enlightened Yuletide Season
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times
Once Upon a More Enlightened Time: More Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
Kingdom Of Moonlight (Akora, Bk 2)
The Gathering (Immortals, Bk 4)
The Accidental Vampire (Argeneau Vampires, Bk 7)
Exodus (Starfire)
The Mystery of Ireta : Dinosaur Planet Dinosaur Planet Survivors
Whispers In The Woods (Reader's Choice)
The Desert Lord's Bride (Silhouette Desire)
The Blonde Geisha
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of the Great Writers (Travel Literature Series)
Shadowed By Wings: Book Two of The Dragon Temple Saga
Forever Lily: An Unexpected Mother's Journey to Adoption in China
Forged By Fire: Book Three of the Dragon Temple Saga
Touched By Venom: Book One of the Dragon Temple Saga (Dragon Temple Saga)
Maybe You Should Write a Book
Ice Drift
The Year the Horses Came
The Fires of Spring
Wind Caller's Children (Deer Dancers, Bk 2)
The Long Walk (Deer Dancers, No 3)
Daughter of the Sky (Deer Dancers, Book 1)
Children of the Ice
The Horses at the Gate
Thunder in the Sky
Beloved Leah
Guests of the Sheik: An Ethnography of an Iraqi Village
Goddess for Hire
Growing Wings
Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood
Beyond the Sea of Ice : The First Americans, Book 1
The Faded Sun Trilogy
People of the Mesa
Voice of the Eagle
Song of the Earth
Sister of the Sky
The Last Mammoth
Coyote Woman
The Island Tribe
Let the Drum Speak (Time Circle, Bk 3)
Picture Maker
The Horsemasters
Children of the Dawn
Moon Fire
Shadow of the Watching Star (First Americans)
The Ocean Tribe
Mystic Dreamers
Song of the Wolf
Courting Midnight (Berkley Sensation)
The Tenth Gift: A Novel
Ancient Shores
The Hidden Stars: Book One of the Rune of Unmaking
Eternally (Nocturne)
More Than Meets the Eye (Tale of the Sea) (Silhouette Romance #1602)
Dreams of Stardust
The Quest (Rystani, Bk 4)
Dark Prince (Carpathians (Dark), Bk 1)
Dark Legend (Carpathians (Dark), Bk 7)
Midnight Eyes
Eye of Heaven (Dirk & Steele, Bk 5)
His Captive
The Star Princess
The Star King
The Star Prince (Star series, Bk 2)
Lyon's Pride (Tower and Hive, Bk 4)
Pegasus in Space (Pegasus, Bk 3)
To Ride Pegasus (Pegasus, Bk 1)
The Desert Lord's Baby (Silhouette Desire)
Lady of Fire (Timeswept)
The Darkening (Immortals, Bk 2)
Return of the Highlander
The Charm Stone
When Darkness Falls (Vampires, Bk 2)
Highland Rogue
The Forge of God
To Wed a Highland Bride
The Water Horse
Damia's Children (Tower and Hive, Bk 3)
The White Dragon (Dragonriders of Pern, Bk 3)
The Coelura
I Will Fear No Evil
PartnerShip (Brainship)
The Ship Who Won
Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ancestors of Avalon
The Black Swan (Daw Book Collectors)
Once Upon a Wedding Night
The Reluctant Reformer
Across a Wild Sea
Burning Water (Diana Tregarde, Bk 1)
The Dare (Rystani, Bk 2)
The Warrior
The Conqueror
The Hope Chest
Edge of Twilight
Dark Secret (Carpathians (Dark), Bk 12)
Breath of Magic
Megan's Mark (Breeds, Bk 7)
A Taste of Sin
Touch Of The Wolf (Silhouette Nocturne)
Angel of Mercy (Mercy Hollings, Bk 2)

Any 1 or more books you can get and send me will be greatly appritiated!
Thanks Lenka

Last Edited on: 8/9/09 3:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 8/4/2009 2:26 PM ET
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PS: Most similar books will likely be a great adition to the collection. Paperbacks are prefarable ;0)

Sfcifi and historical and educational memoirs and some romance are always welcome even if not on list!

The only books with a '?' are romance as they sometimes have inapropriate seens. The only exception is those that are specifically requested by the forigners. Otherwise most books are ok, however there are books that would have little popularity and so they are not worth the expence.
Suspence is ok (depending on the author/book) horor is a no no.


PM me for my address:

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Subject: Thank you all for your considrable contribution! Keep it coming... :0)
Date Posted: 8/6/2009 4:23 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 8/7/09 10:37 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/7/2009 10:37 AM ET
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This project is part of an effort to help educate the people that when it comes to life, we are really the same. I have a piece about kurdistan published online, with photos if you are interested. I will be adding a second piece about islam soon. you can find it here: http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/563260/lenka_salih.html Feel free to tell your friends.
Date Posted: 8/7/2009 12:19 PM ET
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hey lenka, take a look at my shelf.. i will send you four ( 4 )  books from my shelf for FREE ...no credits..

it seems like a good cause... just PM me the titles....

Judith L. (JML) - ,
Date Posted: 8/9/2009 9:41 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/9/2009 10:04 PM ET
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Lenka - I do this on a soldier by soldier bases and I guess those books are left behind when the soldier returns home - so hopefully they will also make it way to your library.

I will look what I have on my shelf and PM you -

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 10:12 PM ET
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I have Breath of Magic that I can send you. Please check my bookshelf and let me know if there other others you'd like.


Date Posted: 8/10/2009 1:11 AM ET
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Look on my shelf.  Anything you want I will send.  Just pm me if there is something you want.