03 August 2006

$250

Thanks to charging the airline tickets, we have $250 in free books at Amazon.

I always have a hard time deciding what to buy. Since I can get what I want at the library now, I'm really not feeling sorry for myself in the book department. And the Amazon gift certificates wouldn't have helped anyway in Kyrgyzstan because their shipping is atrocious.

I'd get a good Persian or Uzbek or Kyrgyz language program if there were one. But there's not.

We have all the homeschooling books we need for the year.

ILL is always available.

There are a few books I'm considering, like The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism in Central Asia, Monuments of Central Asia: A Guide to the Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Turkestan, or maybe the Historical Dictionary of Kyrgyzstan.

Or maybe I'll just blow it all on an mp3 player. Sad to do that at Amazon though.

4 comments:

  1. I currently have an Amazon wishlist with about 95 items on it if you need inspiration . . .

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    The Gate of Heaven: Insights on the Doctrines and Symbols of the Temple by Matthew B. Brown $24.95

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    The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz Add to Cart
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    Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin (Afterword), et al. Add to Cart
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    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith Add to Cart
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    In the Wilderness: The Doctrine of Defilement in the Book of Numbers (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. Supplement Series, 158) by Mary Douglas Add to Cart
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    In the President's Office: The Diaries of L. John Nuttall 1879-1892 (Significant Mormon Diaries) by Jedediah S. Rogers (Editor) Add to Cart
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    Teaching the trivium: Christian homeschooling in a classical style by Harvey Bluedorn
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    The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks, Brock Cole (Illustrator) Add to Cart
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    The Book of Revelation: A Commentary on the Greek Text (New International Greek Testament Commentary (Grand Rapids, Mich.).) by G. K. Beale Add to Cart
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    The Book of Revelation (New International Commentary on the New Testament) by Robert H. Mounce Add to Cart
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    New Paradigms for Bible Study: The Bible in the Third Milennium by Robert M. Fowler (Editor), et al. Add to Cart
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    The Gospel of Mary of Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman Apostle by Karen L. King Add to Cart
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    The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration by Bruce M. Metzger $32.95

    The Plot Against America (Vintage International) by Philip Roth Add to Cart
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    Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert Add to Cart
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    Mafia to Mormon: My Conversion Story by Mario Facione Add to Cart
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    Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations . . . One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin Add to Cart
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    Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack by Tom Nagorski Add to Cart
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    How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish Add to Cart
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    Sojourner in the Promised Land: Forty Years Among the Mormons by Jan Shipps Add to Cart
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    The Latin-Centered Curriculum by Andrew Campbell Add to Cart
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    A Mind of its Own: How Your Brain Distorts and Deceives by Cordelia Fine Add to Cart
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    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann Add to Cart
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    One for the Road: Revised Edition (Vintage Departures) by Tony Horwitz Add to Cart
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    Excavating Mormon Pasts: The New Historiography of the Last Half Century by Lavina Fielding Anderson, Newell G. Bringhurst (Editor) Add to Cart
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    The Book of Mormon: A Reader's Edition by Grant Hardy (Editor) Add to Cart
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    A Widow's Tale: The 1884-1896 Diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney (Life Writings of Frontier Women, Vol. 6) (Life Writings of Frontier Women) by Helen Mar Whitney, et al. Add to Cart
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    Believing History: Latter-day Saint Essays by Richard Lyman Bushman, et al. Add to Cart
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    More Wives Than One: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System, 1840-1910 by Kathryn M. Daynes Add to Cart
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  3. Mine only has 74 right now since I've been able to get a lot at the library in the last month. But I see some from your list that I need to add to mine.

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  4. I have Eat Pray, Love. It's a wonderful book, just awesome.

    But I'm eating you guys' dust on all the rest.

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