Hello this group is for peoople who are interested in books.
You can find where to swap books
Recommend a book (or not!)
Look for books
Generally talk about books!
you are also expected to contribute to threads please.
I wont approve your membership until i you have 25 points at least and I can see you are an active QL member. thanks
Online communities and websites Qatarliving.com, iloveqatar.net and Qatarvsitor.com have joined forces with the Qatar Living Volunteer Group (QLVG) to launch their “Cool Campaign” next weekend, which will see volunteers distribute drinks, t-shirts and caps to labourers suffering in the summer heat.
Group members are hoping to get many more volunteers involved in this year’s campaign, and have asked anyone interested to join them tomorrow to kick off the programme.
Sponsors including Sigma paints have provided a number of items to the group, such as 300 t-shirts and caps to protect workers from the sun.
And members have also managed to collect over 2,500 bottles of water, as well as fruit juices and other items.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – The book returned to the New Bedford Public Library in Massachusetts this week wasn't overdue by a week, a month or even a year. It was nearly a century overdue, and the fine came to $361.35.
"Facts I Ought to Know about the Government of My Country" was supposed to have been returned by May 10, 1910.
Stanley Dudek told the Standard Times newspaper he came across the book while going through things that had belonged to his mother, who died about 10 years ago. He decided that returning the book to the city was the right thing to do.
The overdue book fine was a penny a day in 1910. But Dudek wasn't asked to pay it.
The library plans to display the book in its special collection.
Yesterday Qatarliving Pakistan Group (QLPG) played Cricket match with Qatarliving Cricket Group (QLCG), with the support of Qatarliving Volunteers Group (QLVG), Qatarliving Social Group and Qatarliving Books Group (QLBG).
How interesting it was when all these above Group Managers and Members met for one cause - Raise Funds for the People of Swat - Pakistan. 2.5 million people living in tents in the hot weather, lack of food, water, medicines and other living necessities.
We must salute to Mr. Omar Waheed for taking an initiative to start this cricket match : http://www.qatarlivi...
The main aim of this match by the Pakistan Group Manager 'Xray' was to bring all Pakistanis living in Qatar under Umbrella of Pakistan Group on Qatarliving.com
I was just wondering if anyone has any "autobios" for sale...plz let me knw...or even "Mein Kampf" have been searching for this book in qatar for awhile...any stores where i can find this book?
- "Anansi boys" from Neil Gayman (I love this writer).
actually on my bedside table: "Grapes of Wrath".
(Proper to an economy crisis :-) but I dont know if it is if you are demoralized)
looking to sell/swap for other thrillers.have The testament-john grishams and A prisoner of birth-Jeffery archers latest.
Book Review: The Testament by Eric Van Lustbader
Of the many thrillers I've read, never in my life have I encountered such a book. A very well written novel, an outstanding style of plot elements, a magnificent dialogue, and, the best of all, the non-fictional plot encoded in the book. Eric Van Lustbader has definitely proven that he is one of the most remarkable writers of thriller. Every since I've finished reading all of Dan Brown's current novels, I'd had a difficult time searching for an author of thriller that can match Brown's writings; it's wonderful to say that I'd succeeded.
Happy reading to soon-to-be fans of the book.
Come and pick up some secondhand book bargains, and much more, at BOOKS etc on Friday 5th December from 12-5pm.
BOOKS etc is a great opportunity to restock your bookshelves for 2009 and pick up some last minute christmas presents.
All books will cost 10 riyals with proceeds going to a Guatemalan charity. Other bargains will include secondhand clothes and toys, and handmade jewellery and greetings cards.
TO DONATE BOOKS, CLOTHES AND TOYS PLEASE CONTACT NIKKI LANE ON 501 5389.
BOOKS etc will be held at Cascades Compound clubhouse not far from Decoration round-about on Salwa Road, see below for directions.
BOOKS etc BOOKS etc BOOKS etc BOOKS etc BOOKS etc
Directions to Cascades East
I noticed that Amazon is not shipping easily to Qatar.
Do you know where can I find this book?
Jarir Book - they dont know who is Neil Gaiman, they just have Stardust (and by chance).
Virgin in Villagio - same.
I've just finished ploughing my way through...
Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine On Trial by Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst
Irrationality by Stuart Sutherland
I'm looking for non fiction, science (medicine, psychology, evolutionary biology, quackery etc...)
Also if anyone knows a good bookstore with a science section please let me know! I only know Virgin in Villagio and apparently their bookshop is from a time before the Age of Enlightenment.
Hi guys, I would love to read the following books if anyone has them...scouts promise I'll return it back in a few weeks
-Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
-The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
-One Hundred Years Of Solitude & Love in Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
-You've been warned by James Patterson
-Duma Key & The Stand by Stephen King
Books I have (not much unfortunately) for the temporary swap:
-Judge & Jury - James Patterson
-Stephen King - Four Past Midnight
-Sidney Sheldon - Are You Afraid of the Dark
-Stephen King - Different Seasons (3 of the 4 novellas made into movies)
-John Steinbeck - Grapes of Wrath
-Stephen King - Lisey's Story
-Stephen King - Desperation
Would gladly keep a reasonable deposit with you :)
Good Morning all,
I know it may sound very serious talking about business books early morning:)
I'm looking to purchase books on Corporate Finance (Intermediate or advanced).
Let me list some of my books that are available for swap first:
- Invisible cities by Italo Calvino
- Once upon a more enlightened tinme by James Finn Garner
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
- Eats, shoots and leaves by Lynne Truss
- Kite runner by Khaled Hosseini
There are some non-fiction that is available for swap too, but I need sometime to sort them out ...
Anyone interested could pm me. Also welcome others to list their books for exchange too.
selling many of my books on saturday between 10 - 4 please email me if you are interested and i shall email you the list and location
all books are english
also have a huge amount of enid blyton books which are for sale as a collection offers considered for these wont seperate them! inclusive of a first edition!!
my books need good homes!
sadly selling due to being relocated and i have far too much stuff too ship
ps dvds for sale also
Legs manual wins odd title prize
Every time I try to organise a general book swap I fail!
Anyway any one interested - pm me!
Also could swap jigsaws?
Show them off here! :)
Chronicler of the Winds- Henning Mankell
Samurai William, The Englishman Who Opened Japan- Giles Milton
Isaac Asimov's "Aurora"- Mark Tiedemann
Isaac Asimov's "Robot City"- William Wu
The Red Badge of Courage- Stephen Crane
The Kite Runner- Khaled Hosseini (currently reading)
Smoke and Mirrors- Neil Gaiman
I am so excited!
This certainly must be a beguiling country due to the plethora of books inspired.
It isn't just morbid Taliban curiousity but books about Afghanistan seem to be testament to the amazing human spirit and resourcefulness.
Have you read any of the following (or others) and what do you think?
Bookseller of Kabul
Beauty School of Kabul
Swallows of Kabul
Sewing Circles of Herat
1000 Splendid Suns
The Kite Runner
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