Wish List

Wish Lists– Sometimes guests are kind enough to bring things that we cannot get here. On the old site, I had a list of thanks you notes. It was lost with the site change. Now, those who are generous souls get their names highlighted below with their gift.

At times, people who have accessed the BudaBaB, The BudaBaB Review and found the help they needed are appreciative enough to reward me with a token. Then there are my Budget Nomad readers who have been especially generous with tokens of love. If you want to be a love angel, here are our wish lists.


Food Items:

Peanut butter - NOTE: YOU CANNOT TAKE THIS IN CARRY-ON LUGGAGE. either smooth or chunky, any brand including generic is fine. Please NOT the health food kind that requires stirring and adding salt and sugar. We have plenty now, but if you want to bring this as opposed to something else, we will take it.

If you live near a Trader Joe's anything with artichoke in it or any of their bean dips.


Misc. Wants:

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid 10ml 3 Count

Vinyl Coated Cup Hooks 1-1/4" (Pack of 36) Just one of those things handy to have around

Cup Hooks, 7/8-Inch, Brass, 40-Pack Just one of those things handy to have around

We never have enough peanut butter. Read this article.

A BIG Thanks To:

I have been remiss in forgetting to mention the guest who brought the large bottle of Ranch Dressing mix for a recipe I had. Thank you!

Thanks to Nancy and Rich Fisher, we have plenty of Italian style bread crumbs to last us.

Vanilla Extract - Thanks to Nancy and Rich Fisher for their generous donation, we now have plenty.

Seasonal Wants:

Nothing now, we will be gone for the holidays and beyond.

Book Wish List – None of these need to be new, just readable and paperback whenever possible.

Books related to Business

Building & Running a Successful Research Business: A Guide for the Independent Information Professional by Mary Ellen Bates - Acquired

The Expert's Guide to Internet Search & Research: How to Do Awesome Professional Level Internet Searches for Personal & Business Success by Eric Popkoff Brought to me by Loraine Oglesby and Dorothy

Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

How Would You Move Mount Fuji? : Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle -- How the World's Smartest Companies Select the Most Creative Thinkers by William Poundstone

The Manual to Online Public Records: The Researchers Tool to Online Resources of Public Records and Public Information by Michael Sankey, Cynthia Hetherington - Acquired

Monopoly: The World's Most Famous Game--And How It Got That Way by Philip Orbanes Brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner Brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

Books related to Writing

The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers by John Gardner

Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Dynamic Characters and Effective Viewpoints (Write Great Fiction) by Nancy Kress

Fast Fiction: Creating Fiction in Five Minutes by Roberta Allen

Globejotting: How to Write Extraordinary Travel Journals (and still have time to enjoy your trip!) by Dave Fox

How to Get a Literary Agent by Michael Larsen

How to Write a Damn Good Mystery: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide from Inspiration to Finished Manuscript by James N. Frey

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod

Putting Your Passion Into Print: Get Your Book Published Successfully! (Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published: How to Write) by David Henry Sterry, Arielle Eckstut - Acquired

Rules for Writers by Marcy Carbajal Van Horn, et al.

Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers by Sonia Maasik (Author), Jack Solomon (Author)

The Write-Brain Workbook: 366 Exercises to Liberate Your Writing by Bonnie Neubauer  - Acquired

Writing Away: A Creative Guide to Awakening the Journal-Writing Traveler (Travelers' Tales) by Lavinia Spalding

Novels by Assorted Authors in Alpha Order

Alexie, Sherman Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian Brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

Atherton, Nancy

     Aunt Dimity and the Next of Kin

     Aunt Dimity Digs in

     Aunt Dimity: Detective

     Aunt Dimity's Death

     Aunt Dimity's Good Deed

     Aunt Dimity and the Duke

     Aunt Dimity Vampire Hunter

     The Forgotten - Acquired

Borden, Kate

     Death of a Tart

Brandeis, Gayle 

     Self Storage - Acquired

Brown, Dan


     The Solomon Key

      The Lost Symbol - Acquired


Brown, Rita Mae 

     Alma Mater

     A Plain Brown Rapper

     Catch as a Cat Can

     Cat on the Scent

     Cat's Eyewitness

     Claws and Effect

     Dolley brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

     Full Cry

     High Hearts


     In Her Day

     Loose Lips

     Murder on the Prowl

     Outfoxed brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

     Pawing Through the Past

     The Hunt Ball

     Rest in Pieces brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

     Riding Shotgun

     Rubyfruit Jungle brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

     Six of One


     Starting from Scratch

     The Tail of the Tip-Off

     Whisker of Evil

Burroughs, Augusten

     Magical Thinking

Donohue, Keith

     The Stolen Child

Davidson, Diane Mott 

     Dark Tort #13 brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

     Crunch Time #16 brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

    The Whole Enchilada #17brought to me by Nancy and Rich Fisher

Dermont, Maria

     The Ten Thousand Things

Dunning, John

     Bookman’s Promise, The

     Bookwoman's Last Fling

     Holland Suggestions, The

     Sign of the Book, The

Erdrich, Louise Birchbark House, The

     Birchbark House, The

Evanovitch, Janet

     Sizzling Sixteen brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

     Smokin’ Seventeen Acquired

     Explosive Eighteen brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

     Plum Lucky brought to me by Andrea Mitnick


     Wicked Appetite Found

Findley, Timothy Spadework

Franzen, Jonathan Freedom

Gaarder, Jostein

     The Castle in the Pyrenees

     Frog Castle

     That Same Flower (1996)

Gardner, Lisa

     The Third VictimBrought to me by Loraine Oglesby and Dorothy

     The Killing Hour Brought to me by Loraine Oglesby and Dorothy

     The Next Accident Brought to me by Loraine Oglesby and Dorothy

Goldman, Francisco 

      The Long Night of White Chickens Acquired

Gruen, Sara

     Ape House

Hamilton, Lyn The Maltese Goddess Acquired

Harris, Joanne Runemarks

Harris, Joanne The Girl with No Shadow

Hess, Joan Busy Bodies

Hess, Joan Goodbye Body

Hess, Joan Roll Over and Play Dead

Hess, Joan Muletrain to Maggody

Hess, Joan Maggody and the Moonbeams

Hess, Joan Mummy Dearest

Hess, Joan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hess, Joan Dear Miss Demeanor (1987)

Hess, Joan Malice in Maggody (1987)

Hess, Joan Really Cute Corpse, A (1988)

Hess, Joan Mischief in Maggody (1988)

Hess, Joan Diet to Die For, A (1989)

Hess, Joan Much Ado in Maggody (1991)

Hess, Joan Madness in Maggody (1991)

Hess, Joan Mortal Remains in Maggody (1991)

Hess, Joan O Little Town of Maggody (1993)

Hess, Joan Martians in Maggody (1994)

Hess, Joan Miracles in Maggody (1996)

Hess, Joan Maggody Militia, The (1997)

Hess, Joan Misery Loves Maggody (1999)

Holbrook, Hal Mighty Mississippi

Hosseini, Khaled And the Mountains Echoed given to me by Caroline Sadé and Ellen Lasch

Laflamme, Mark Vegetation

Karp, Marshall Terminal A Lomax and Biggs Mystery

Leon, Donna Death in a Strange Country (1993)

Leon, Donna Anonymous Venetian, The (1994)

Leon, Donna Venetian Reckoning, A (1995)

Leon, Donna Acqua Alta (1996)

Leon, Donna Death of Faith, The (1997)

Leon, Donna Fatal Remedies (1999) Given to me by Harriet Serenkin

Leon, Donna Sea of Troubles, A (2001) Given to me by Harriet Serenkin

Leon, Donna Doctored Evidence (2004) Found

Leon, Donna Suffer the Little Children (2007)

Leon, Donna Girl of His Dreams, The (2008)

Liss, David Conspiracy of Paper, A

Devil's Company, the (2009)

Ethical Assassin, The (2006)

Spectacle of Corruption, A

Whiskey Rebels, The (2008)

Lourey, Jess (Murder-by-Month Mysteries) Acquired May Day and September Fair

Maine, David Fallen

Martel, Yann Beatrice and Virgil

Mengestu, Dinaw How to Read the Air

Merlis, Mark An Arrow's Flight

Monk Kidd, Sue Dance of the Dissident Daughter, The

O'Connor, Joseph Ghost Light: A Novel

Palahniuk, Chuck Pygmy

Pelecanos, George The Night Gardener

Perry, Thomas Vanishing Act

Pickard, Nancy Confession

Pickard, Nancy Generous Death

Pickard, Nancy Storm Warnings

Pickard, Nancy Virgin of Small Plains

Picoult, Jodi Songs of the Humpback Whale (1992)

Picoult, Jodi Picture Perfect (1995)

Picoult, Jodi Mercy (1996)

Picoult, Jodi Keeping Faith (1999)

Picoult, Jodi Salem Falls (2001)

Picoult, Jodi Perfect Match (2002)

Picoult, Jodi Second Glance (2003)

Picoult, Jodi Vanishing Acts (2005)

Picoult, Jodi Tenth Circle, the (2006) Brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

Picoult, Jodi Nineteen Minutes (2007)Brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

Picoult, Jodi Change of Heart (2008)

Pierson, Melissa Holbrook The Place You Love Is Gone: Progress Hits Home

Powers, Richard The Echo Maker

Sachs, Dana If You Lived Here: A Novel

Schlink, Bernhard Self's Punishment

Schlink, Bernhard Self's Deception

Schlink, Bernhard Self's Murder

Schwartz, Lynn Sharon Disturbances in the Field

Setterfield, Diane The Thirteenth Tale

Shaber, Sarah Snipe Hunt

Skloot, Rebecca The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Brought to me by Dr. Stephanie Paluda and her son Eric

Smith, Alexander McCall Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party, The (12) Found

Smith, Alexander McCall Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, The    

Stevenson, Richard Chain of Fools

Stevenson, Richard Ice Blues: A Donald Strachey Mystery

Stevenson, Richard Shock to the System (Donald Strachey Mysteries)

Stevenson, Richard Strachey’s Folly

Stevenson, Richard Third Man Out: A Donald Strachey Mystery

Stevenson, Richard Tongue Tied: A Donald Strachey Mystery

Stovall, Jim and Rene Gutteridge The Ultimate Gift

Sullins, Angi and Silas Toball A Knock at the Door

Tyler, Anne Slipping-Down Life, A

Tyler, Anne Celestial Navigation

Tyler, Anne Clock Winder

Tyler, Anne If Morning Ever Comes

Wolzien, Valerie Murder at a PTA Luncheon (1987)

Wolzien, Valerie Fortieth Birthday Body, The (1989)

Wolzien, Valerie We Wish You a Merry Murder (1991)

Wolzien, Valerie Old Faithful Murder, An (1992)

Wolzien, Valerie Star-Spangled Murder, A (1993)

Wolzien, Valerie Good Year for a Corpse, A (1994)

Wolzien, Valerie Remodeled to Death (1995)

Wolzien, Valerie Elected For Death (1996)

Wolzien, Valerie Weddings Are Murder (1998)

Wolzien, Valerie Student Body, The (1999)

Wolzien, Valerie Shore to Die (1995)

Wolzien, Valerie Permit for Murder (1997)

Wolzien, Valerie Deck the Halls with Murder (1998)

Wolzien, Valerie This Old Murder (2000)

Wolzien, Valerie A Fashionable Murder (2003)

Non-Fiction Books by Title

A History of Popular Culture: More of Everything, Faster, and Brighterby Raymond F. Betts with Lyz Bly Brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

An Irreverent Curiosity: In Search of the Church's Strangest Relic in Italy's Oddest Town by David Farley

Bathing in Public in the Roman World by Garrett G. Fagan Brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

Beginning Spanish for the Utterly Confused with Audio CD, Second Edition by Jean Yates Acquired

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

Chutes and Ladders: Navigating the Low-Wage Labor Market by Katherine S. Newman

Class Matters by The New York Times (Author), Bill Keller (Introduction)

Confidence: The Art of Getting Whatever You Want by Rob Yeung

Cows, Pigs, Wars and Witches: The Riddle of Culture by Marvin Harris Brought to me by Loraine Oglesby and Dorothy

Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond by Essie Mae Washington-Williams

The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession by Chandler Burr

The First Man-Made Man: The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-Century Medical Revolution by Pagan Kennedy

Ghosting: A Double Life by Jennie Erdal, Jennie Erdal

The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire by Tom Zoellner

The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment by Barbara Ehrenreich

Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age by Fiona Maddocks

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam by Dana Sachs

The Insecure American: How We Got Here and What We Should Do About It by Hugh Gusterson (Editor), et al.

The Life We Were Given: Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of War in Vietnam by Dana Sachs

Manhood in America: A Cultural History by Michael Kimmel

Mappings in Thought and Language by Gilles Fauconnier

The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy For Keeping Your Brain Young by Gary W. Small

Men's Lives, Sixth Edition by Michael Kimmel, Michael A. Messner

Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart D. Ehrman Given to me by Tony and Patty Dorrian

The Neanderthal's Necklace: In Search of the First Thinkers by Juan Luis de Arsuaga

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

Recreating Your Self by Neale Donald Walsch

The Singing Nun Story: The Life and Death of Soeur Sourire by D. A. Chadwick

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert

Thirteen Senses: A Memoir by Victor E. Villasenor

This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation by Barbara Ehrenreich

When Everything Changes, Change Everything: In a Time of Turmoil, a Pathway to Peace by Neale Donald Walsch

The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler

Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich by Jason Zweig



Fresh Aire Interludes Brought to me by Andrea Mitnick

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