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I switched to audible downloads and don’t want to haul these up north with me. If you want any, they’re yours for the asking (but you’ll need to pick up). They’re all paperback unless specified, and all in decent condition. Any left over will either go to the library or recyling bin.


Philosophy/Political/Religion Books:

Sophie’s World, Jostein Gaardner

The Doubter’s Companion, John Raulston Saul:  Kate G.

Sources of the Self, Charles Taylor   Sandra V.

Jesus, a new vision, Markus Borg:  Isabella

A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle:   Kate D.

The demon-haunted world, Carl Sagan

The Tao of Pooh, Banjamin Hoff:    MJ

Class Warfare, Noam Chomsky

On Equilibrium, John Ralston Saul:   Isabella

The Koran    Kate D

Spiritual Literacy (a lovely compendium of short spiritual writings. Think, Ghandi, Jesus, Dalai Lama)

Self-help-y books:

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey

Unlimited Power, Anthony Robbins

Simple Loving, Janet Luhrs

Excel for Dummies:   E

Take Time for your Life, Cheryl Richardson

Art, for dummies:   E

Dr. Perricon’es 7 secrets to Health & Longevity

Secrets to Great Health, Matsen

Money-type books

The Wealthy Barber, David Chilton:    E

Buffett, The Making of an American Capitalist

Idiot’s guide to Online Investing, for Canadians: E

Secrets of the world’s richest investors (ed: not as boring or hype as it may sound), Adrian Day

The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas Stanley/William Danko:   E

Smart Women Finish Rich, David Bach

Don’t Worry, Make Money (ed: not as flaky as it may sound.) Richard Carlson:   E

How to Talk to a Liberal, if you must, Ann Coulter (David Drucker, thought you might like that one? 😉   )

Beardstown Ladies (still a classic for investment clubs):   E


Les Miserables (in english), Victor Hugo

The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco   MJ

Possession, A.S. Byatt   MJ

The Kite Runner, Hosseini   MJ

In Cold Blood (movie “Capote”), Truman Capote    MJ

The Murder Room, P.D. James (yeah, I know, not *exactly lit.  but if you have “Children of Men”, care to trade?)   MJ

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (if you don’t know, don’t ask)

The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky

Plan B, Anne Lamott    MJ

Oh, and for my fellow Christians – 2 that may spontaneously combust if they’re on the same shelf:

The Pressure’s Off, Larry Crabb

The Purpose Driven Life (if you don’t know, don’t ask)

also (these won’t spontaneously combust):

Answering God, Eugene Petersen:   Isabella

Poetry by George Herbert

Knowing God, J.I. Packer:

Ordering your private world, Macdonald

Jesus: A New Vision, M. Borg:   Isabella

Magazines – a disgraceful number of old issues


Cdn Living

Martha Stewart:   Mrs. K

New Internationalist


B.C. Business

About the Author

Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com


  1. i would love a new earth and the tao of pooh if they are still available!


    Feb 11, 2009
  2. ohh also– the koran! 🙂


    Feb 11, 2009
  3. Sandra

    Would love a copy of Sources of the Self, if you’ve still got it on hand.
    I hope the packing is going well!



    Feb 11, 2009
  4. Oh my gaw can’t believe I am the first for dibs on books.

    I would LOVE The Tao of Pooh

    I would also like any of these but I am willing to share:
    The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
    Possession, A.S. Byatt
    The Kite Runner, Hosseini
    In Cold Blood (movie “Capote”), Truman Capote
    The Murder Room, P.D. James
    Plan B, Anne Lamott

    I have also been interested in reading:
    A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle

    gee thanks Nancy I will also pass these books along when I am finished.


    Feb 11, 2009
  5. I have been authorized to make the following request on behalf of Mrs. K: Martha Stewart magazine back issues.

    Jan Karlsbjerg’s last blog post..Atheism isn’t “something I believe in”


    Feb 11, 2009
  6. E

    Hey Nancy: Very generous of you!!

    I would like to request the following:
    – Excel for Dummies
    – Art, for dummies
    – The Wealthy Barber, David Chilton
    – The Millionaire Next Door, Thomas Stanley/William Danko
    – Idiot’s guide to Online Investing, for Canadians
    – Don’t Worry, Make Money, Richard Carlson
    – Beardstown Ladies (for OUR investment club!)



    Feb 11, 2009
  7. ooooh! books!

    would love these:

    the doubter’s companion, john raulston saul

    sources of the self, charles taylor

    a new earth, eckhart tolle

    on equilibrium, john ralston saul

    answering god, eugene petersen

    jesus: a new vision, m. borg

    isabella mori’s last blog post..passion on a wordless wednesday


    Feb 11, 2009
  8. Jen and Ben Amundgaard

    We can come pick up whatever’s left ASAP — Thursday morning work for you? Ben would be sooooo happy to get anything from your collection!

    Thank you!
    Jen (for Ben)


    Feb 11, 2009
  9. update: Awesome! Great response and I feel good knowing they’re going into good hands.

    I tried to be as fair as possible in distributing them – see names above, beside the book names.
    @Kate – I’ll be at the Cambie on Tue, 4-6pm, work goodbye beers. Care to pop by then? I’ll try to remember. OR, I’m having an exit interview on Monday, and could drop by just prior, to your office – you’re 7th floor, yes?
    @Sandra – are you available to pop by to pick it up? Perhaps Sat afternoon? or…?
    @E – same question as for @Sandra?
    @MJ and @JK and @Isabella just pop by before/after Sunday, I’m thinking?

    Thanks again everyone. And new visitors, there are still some left above, so claim away.


    Feb 11, 2009

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