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Book Bring and Buy (without the buying part). [Sep. 8th, 2006|01:27 pm]
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I had a good idea, and uon said I should do it, and rjw1 didn’t actually say not to do it, so I’m going to do it.

You know bring and buy sales? Where you bring stuff you don’t want, and you buy stuff that other people don’t want, and the money goes to some good cause or other? Well, this is a bit like that, except without the money. Bring books you don’t want any more, and take away books that other people don’t want any more but you do.

It’ll be at my lovely amazing fantastic new house (address), on a weeknight other than Tuesday.

I would like to come, and the following dates will suit me:

Monday 11 September
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Wednesday 13 September
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Thursday 14 September
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Friday 15 September
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Monday 18 September
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Wednesday 20 September
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Thursday 21 September
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Friday 22 September
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Monday 25 September
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Wednesday 27 September
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Thursday 28 September
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Friday 29 September
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Oh, yes, and:

I would come, but London’s a bit far away.
4(20.0%)
One of those dates clashes with something that a lot of your friends are going to; I’ll comment to tell you what.
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One of those dates clashes with something that you’re supposed to be going to; I’ll comment to tell you what.
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I like pie.
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(katyha did something sort of similar-ish to this before Christmas, but that was more on the “bring things you think other people will like” side — with this one, I don’t mind at all if you bring books that you don’t think anyone in their right mind would want, since I’m happy to take charge of freecycling (and recycling if necessary) the leftovers.)

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[User Picture]From: sashajwolf
2006-09-08 12:43 pm (UTC)

Book Bring and Buy

Great idea! I might also be able to do Thursday 21st or 28th if djm4 feels like coming.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-08 03:48 pm (UTC)

Re: Book Bring and Buy

I'll keep that in mind!
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[User Picture]From: truecatachresis
2006-09-08 12:49 pm (UTC)
Hee, I misread weeknight as wee knight.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-08 03:50 pm (UTC)
Argh, now you've made it so I can't read it as intended any more :)
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[User Picture]From: claudacity
2006-09-08 01:12 pm (UTC)
that sounds wonderful, but I doubt I'd have anything to bring.

(oh woe, shipping costs teh monies)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-08 03:50 pm (UTC)
The taking-away is just as important as the bringing.
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[User Picture]From: gnillot
2006-09-08 01:14 pm (UTC)
But... but... giving away books? Isn't that sacrilegious?

I'll still show up tho, probably with a book or 2 in tow. Haven't ticked any days however as I can't remember being busy on any of the propesed dates :)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-08 03:51 pm (UTC)
No, no, giving books to people is GRATE! Because it means the books get read instead of gathering dust!
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[User Picture]From: glassstrider
2006-09-08 01:14 pm (UTC)
Would love to go on the 27th, for Obvious Reasons, but that would require lots of time off work and I'm on holiday the next week :(
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-08 03:51 pm (UTC)
These Reasons are not Obvious to me - have I missed something?
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[User Picture]From: julietk
2006-09-08 01:34 pm (UTC)
I v much like this idea!

[hopes that the Poll produces a date on which she is not on holiday i.e. 25th or later]
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-08 03:55 pm (UTC)
Hm, perhaps I should have included an extra week of options at the end. I was a bit worried about losing momentum/enthusiasm though.
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[User Picture]From: beingjdc
2006-09-08 02:47 pm (UTC)
This could be useful, notwithstanding that I am a hoarder, it would be good to get rid of a bit of stuff before I do the moving of the house.
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[User Picture]From: hellison
2006-09-08 03:12 pm (UTC)
That's a genius idea! Sounds like a fun way to spend the evening too. I wish I lived near enough to join in.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-08 03:52 pm (UTC)
Hold one yourself!
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[User Picture]From: friend_of_tofu
2006-09-08 04:00 pm (UTC)
Super idea! I am sure to have stuff to swap. As for possibly clashing dates;

Sat 23rd = ashmere and dwagon's housewarming do, I think

Fri 29th = my brithday drinks! that's kind of a hint, but I hope the odd person from my f-list (that includes you, dear!) might make it.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-08 04:59 pm (UTC)
Sat 23rd isn't one of the choices :)

Thanks for the reminder about birthday drinks - have put it in diary, will come if I can. I really need to get better at noting down dates that fly past me on livejournal.
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[User Picture]From: friend_of_tofu
2006-09-18 09:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, always tricky as I'm not near the computer much atm. Writing things down by hand in the paper diary is essential, I find.

Will be super to see you if you can make it.
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From: mzdt
2006-09-08 04:55 pm (UTC)
freecycle themselves occasionally do stalls at green fairs and the like which run on similar lines; bring stuff, take stuff away. People never quite understand that they can just have something.

I'm only really back in circulation the second half of those dates; I'll keep an eye out. It's a lovely idea though; an extension of those clothes swapping parties I'm told 'ladies' have... ;-)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-08 05:03 pm (UTC)
I'm now pondering other kinds of swapping parties... food-swapping might be fun. Or computer-junk swapping, though computer junk tends to be heavy, and I'm not sure I want to end up with the leftovers.
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[User Picture]From: rjw1
2006-09-08 05:57 pm (UTC)
we have enought computer junk already
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-12 08:56 am (UTC)
Well, the idea is that people take it away...
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[User Picture]From: lovingboth
2006-09-08 06:20 pm (UTC)
There are people who will take away almost anything computer related though. I used to be one and I can think of one person, partner of several people on your flist, who still is...
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-12 08:57 am (UTC)
Hm, any chance you could tell me who this wonderful person is? I've got lots of unwanted bits at the moment :)
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From: redcountess
2006-09-08 05:15 pm (UTC)
Things are a bit up in the air for us right now with finding a place to live, and Diva and I have a wedding to go to on the 15th, but I do like the idea of a book swap :-)
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-12 08:58 am (UTC)
It's going to be on the 25th, and it would be lovely if you could come. I'm going to make another post announcing the date once I've ploughed through the to-do list a bit further.
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[User Picture]From: johnckirk
2006-09-09 10:58 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a very good idea, thank you for organising that. I've got a stack of books that I've been meaning to take to the charity shop for ages, along with a few other computer books that the charity shop wouldn't want, so I'm happy to dump them on you and avoid the guilt of throwing them away or the hassle of Freecycling. I shall try to be good and not bring back a new stack, but I shall probably fail :) I do have a saved email from Freecycle, where some guy said that he'd take any computer books, even for old versions, so I can forward that on to you if you do get stuck with a big pile at the end.

What sort of time is this likely to be? Later is probably easier for me, but I can make an effort to get into work early (and therefore leave early), ideally with some advance notice.
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[User Picture]From: nou
2006-09-12 09:02 am (UTC)
Huh, livejournal completely failed to send me a comment notification for this! Sorry if I seemed to be ignoring you.

Freecycling books is generally really really easy. The hardest part is replying to the deluge of emails. It seems there are people who'll take anything, as long as it's a book. The computer guy email might be useful, though, in case we really do have trouble shifting something obscure.

It's going to be on Monday 25th, and I was thinking maybe start around 7-ish, sending people home by 10. I'll do buffet-style food of some kind so people don't have to faff around with eating before they get here.
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