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Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.
If everyone of us kept in mind
that everyone has at least one awful secret
that would make us catch our breath in sorrow,
the world would be a kinder place.
(inspired by POSTSECRET)
Why do I bookcross? :)
Well, I've been giving away books for as long as I can remember. I can't help myself--there seems to be a book for everything, and I'm compelled to make sure you get one. lol I get a charge out of connecting with people through the written word. And I'm totally
sold on the concept of giving without strings. Ours is a cynical world, where nothing comes free, and bookcrossing offers a way to put some goodness out into the world. My goal is to give away 100,000 books in my lifetime! :)
And...as Henry Miller wrote: "A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation...for books represent infinitely more than money."
When I give books to a specific person, I usually do some research to see what s/he likes--so----
KEEP YOUR WISHLIST UPDATED! :D
You never know...you might be next!
THE BIRTHDAY LIST! ARE YOU THERE?
Find an Official BookCrossing Zone near you!
Bookcrossing en espanol.
Places I where I release books:
El Centro Naval Air Facility. The thrift shop especially because the money goes to help needy families on the base.
The Navy Base Community Center.
(Actually, all over the Navy Base--the most popular seems to be a shopping cart at the commissary!)
One of my favorite places to release books is at Juvenile Hall. I believe there are many kids in JH who may have never owned a book, or even read one; my fierce hope is that a kid's mind will be opened, that s/he'll see hope in the future, that something will
be sparked because s/he had access to books. I include books for the staff as well.
I also release books all over town--the bank, the post office, the gas stations, local businesses, all on the sly. And I give books to friends all over the US. So far my books have touched lives in Finland, Spain, France, England, Scotland, Germany, and Malaysia.
I also release scads via RABCK to friends who pass them around where they live.
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For some ideas on kindness
The success of love is in the loving;
it is not in the result of loving.
Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person,
but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done.
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"To follow your heart is as simple as closing your eyes and listening to the rhythm of your soul song. Once you find the beat you will always walk in tune..." ~~~Monique Duval
I FOUND GORGEOUS LABELS!
am a bookpig.
I read nearly everything--(my favorites are memoirs and anything to do with physics)
I also love warped stuff, like Shel Silverstein's
"Uncle Shelby's ABZ book"
My favorite authors include (but are not limited to):
*Mark Twain* *Jodi Picoult* *Carol O'Connell*
Kristine Kathryn Rusch* *Herman Melville* *Kate Chopin*
*Orson Scott Card* *Andrew Vachss* *Roger Shuy* *Lee Child*
*Jeffrey Deaver* *Shakespeare* *Christopher Moore*
*Chuck Palahniuk* *Nelson Demille* *Alan Lightman*
You can see the books I keep here:
My mother used to punish me by taking away ALL MY BOOKS!!
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I remember sneaking into the boxes in the middle of the night and reading in near darkness to escape detection.
She told me later that she came upon me once, and giggled to herself, then tiptoed away. (Why couldn't she've done that the time she caught me hawking on my brother from the top bunk!?)
I'm a friend of
Bill W, and I've made the 12 steps into a form. neurotic art
necessarily reflect my reading taste. I pick up books at thrift shops and the like just to release/share. ****Please note: books on my bookshelf do not
And hHHREF="http://www.bookcrossing.com/articles/1255/Cracking-the-BookCrossing-Enigma">Cracking the BookCrossing Enigma
Wild releases that could make a difference.
my favorite thread of all:
Sick, sick wish thread. Come play!
Here's how BookRays work. When you receive the book, make a journal entry to say you've received it, and then PM the next person in the list for their address. When you've read the book, make another journal entry relating your thoughts and opinions about the
book, then send it to the next person. PM me with any questions. And if you want to join a bookray that's already in progress, PM me and I'll add you to the list.
LAMB BookRay #1 affinity4books
GrammarBroad arugh48187 devon612
sylverline-Malaysia hank-chinaski-Germany nkwriter (asked on profile to be skipped)
Rrrcaron squirrel818 Mrsordonez
timollie5502 (US only) *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* LAMB bookray #2
Firegirl tnkbl MegOConnor
Special thanks to Zugenia for nabbing another book for this ray
kubchen myopicmeringue CandyDarling
Concertina8 brujula AsianWaterfall
weebaby Zugenia *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
LOST, by Gregory Maguire weeblet karendawn
AngelfireStar CBCD Mikilana can't be reached?
bookharlot raralovestoread (asked to be skipped)
TinkEsq CheriePie *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
POPE JOAN--COMPLETED! LaughAtlantis iguana-girl
shpriz1 irishajo *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
HP LOVECRAFT CheriePie helly77 outofreach
Cheli-garza KF-in-Georgia Tiredngrumpy
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* LIFE OF PI bookray
icekween qimp (Netherlands) rjm (Australia) sent it 3/7/05
sunshinedreem peacebird mlburgess
bugandbean stellertony bookworm1954
Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire jennyscott
chocolatefishy Czersk karendawn
CandyDarling (Finland) blaisezabini12(Romania) YowlYY (UK)started new ray :)
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* BOOKRAY Live Like You Were Dying
djf1968 babykittysmama *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Something More, by Sarah ban Breathnach CdnBlueRose
portable-solace lunabjp *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
WISHLIST BOOKBOX BOOKRAY FINAL ORDER tabby-cat-owner (AZ)
tobysrus (MA) destarchild (Alberta, CANADA)
gomboggit (OR) Faithful-Reader (IL) ILuvToRead2(IL)
pheelya (MD) SheWhoReads (GA) Abbynormal92243 (all done!)
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* BOOKRAY-FIVE MILE HOUSE, by Karen Novak
LoriPed * Oregon sunlightbub * UK
catsalive * Australia NMReader * New Mexico SCA2003 * Ohio
T02S03B11D20 * Missouri nightraine56 * Missouri
dufffy * Connecticut RainDrop162004 * Connecticut
CheriePie * Massachusetts int'l ok suebo * Pennsylvania
glade1 * North Carolina efs300 * New Hampshire Rrrcaron * New Hampshire
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* WISHLIST BOOKBOX #2 OCT 2005
babykittysmama (CA) US only Janastasiow (CA) US only
gomboggit (OR) mnewman (OR) Mikilana (WA)no response/skipped
Everett-Reader (WA) US only cougmax (WA)
squirrel818 (PA) US only time-traveler (NY) morsecode (NY) US only
sabeena29 (MA) prefers US but can do CAN if nec.
tranq1 (FL) US/CAN titihood (CANADA) US/CAN ok sqdancer (CANADA) prefers Canada
loveamystery (CANADA)will ship US/CAN abbynormal92243 (CA)
The #2 Wishlist bookbox order will be at the bottom of the box under "Bookrays 2005".
Here's the link to the journal page.
WISHLIST BOOKBOX #3
AtHomeGoddess CA Ldybg326 TX
Wistroll WI thegoaliegirl OH Lobodyke KY
tranq1 FL Sidney1220 VA Lizanne NJ
KimberleeV NY hagathorn NY abbynormal92243
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Books I read in 2004:
1. Liar's Club, by Mary Karr 2. Color of Water, by James McBride
3. This Boy's Life, by Tobias Wolff 4. Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl
5. Dry, by Augusten Burroughs 6. Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
7. The Deadhouse, by Linda Fairstein 8. Eleni, by Nicholas Gage
9. Angela's Ashes, by McCourt 10. The Kiss, by K. Harrison
11. Gravelight, by Marion Zimmer Bradley 12. Desire of the Everlasting Hills, by Cahill
13. DaVinci Code, by Brown 14. Vanished Man, by Deaver
15. The Normals, by David Gilbert 16. Magical Thinking, by Augusten Burroughs
17. Running with Scissors, by Burroughs 18. The Stupidest Angel, by Christopher Moore
19. Strip Tease, by Carl Hiassen 20. Touching Evil, by Kay Hooper
21. Dead Famous, by Carol O'Connell 22. By the Light of the Moon, by Dean Koontz
23. The Stand, Uncut version, by Stephen King 24. Skull Session, by Daniel Hecht
25. Kiss of the Shadow Man, by Maggie Shayne 26. The Negotiator, by Dee Henderson
27. Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching, transl by Ursula Leguin
28. Face the Fire, by Nora Roberts 29. Paul Harvey's And That's the Rest of the Story, by Paul Aurandt
30. Every Breath She Takes, by Suzanne Forster 31. The Disappeared, by K. Rusch
32. The Charm School, by Nelson DeMille 33. Dogs of Babel
34. Time-Traveller's Wife 35. Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
36. the perks of being a wallflower, by Chbosky
37. Due Diligence, by Michael Kahn 38. Darwin's Blade, by Dan Simmons
39. Dead Aim, by Iris Johansen
Books I read in 2005:
1. At All Costs, by John Gilstrap 2. Nathan's Run, by John Gilstrap
3. Big Bad Wolf, by James Patterson 4. 3rd Degree, by James Patterson
5. Killing Floor, by Lee Child 6. Pursuit, by Thomas Perry
7. The Pharmacist's Mate, by Amy Fusselman 8. Angel Fire East, by Terry Brooks
9. Even Steven, by John Gilstrap 10. Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
11. Stranger than Fiction, by Chuck Palahniuk 12. It, by Stephen King
13. Idiot Girls Adventure Club, by Lauri Notaro
14. The Enemy, by Lee Child 15. Good Grief, by Lolly Winston
16. Lullaby, by Chuck Palahniuk 17. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
18. Haunting Rachel, by Kay Hooper 19. The War Prayer, by Mark Twain
20. Kiss of Shadows, by Laurell Hamilton 21. Pied Piper, by Ridley Pearson
22. The First Victim, by Ridley Pearson 23. Five Mile House, by Karen Novak
24. Nickel and Dimed 25. Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
26. The Ruby, by Ann Maxwell 27. Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
28. Paradise, by Judith McNaught 29. Always Amy (romance, forgot the author)
30. Season of the Machete, by James Patterson (boy, has HE improved since the 70s'!)
31. Remember When, by Judith McNaught 32-34. blew thru several romances, forgot the titles etc O.O
35. The Brethren, by John Grisham 36. Chicks Laying Nest Eggs, by Karin _____
37. Convincing Alex, by Nora Roberts 38. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
39. Undead and Unwed, by MaryJanice Davidson 40. Undead and Unemployed " "
41. My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult 42-46. 5 Harlequins O.O
47. Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult 48. Whitney, My Love, by Judith McNaught
49. Perfect Cover, by Maureen Tan 50. Undead and Unappreciated, by MaryJanice Davidson
51. And Then You Die, by Iris Johansen 52. Crown Jewel of Cordina, by Nora Roberts
53. I'm Not Myself These Days, by Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Books I read 2006:
1. Jennifer Scales and the Ancient Furnace, by MaryJanice Davidson
2. Lion's Lady, by Iris Johansen 3. Separate Beds, by Lavyrle Spencer
4. Judas Virus (forgot author) 5. Undead and Unreturnable, by MaryJanice Davidson
6. The 12th Card, by Jeffrey Deaver 7. Keeping Faith, by Jodi Picoult
8. Open Season, by Linda Howard 9. Undead and Unpopular, by MaryJanice Davidson
10. Harvesting the Heart, by Jodi Picoult 11. Firestarter, by Stephen King
12. Vanishing Acts, by Jodi Picoult 13. The Pact, by Jodi Picoult
read others but forgot to keep track *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Reading of 2007
Those generous bookcrossers who like to give surprises,
please note: I do not like chick lit. All chick lit titles herein were assigned reading,
and it was excruciating. 1. Dubliners (selected stories) James Joyce
2. Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare 3. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
4. Midsummer Night's Dream 5. House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen
6. Odd Thomas by Koontz 7. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult (currently on hold)
8. Merchant of Venice 9. Modern Irish Drama (short stories)
10. Cal, by Bernard MacLaverty 11. Crying of Lot 49
12. Invisible Man 13. Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing, by Melissa Bank
14. Richard III 15. Hamlet 16. Love Medicine
17. Confessions of a Shopaholic 18. The Task of This Translator
19. Othello 20. King Lear 21. He's Just not That Into You
22. Beloved, by Toni Morrison 23. Searching for Mercy Street, by Linda Gray Sexton
24. Stories by Contemporary Irish Women 25. Angela's Ashes
26. I Don't Know How She Does it 27. Nanny Diaries
28. Mercy, by Jodi Picoult 29. Parallel Lies, by Ridley Pearson
30. Roses are Red by James Patterson 31. Maid's Tragedy, by Beaumont & Fletcher
32. Billy Budd, by Herman Melville 33. Fathers & Sons, by Turgeyev
34. The Red & the Black, by Stendhal 35. Crime & Punishment, by Dostoevsky
36. Mediated, by Zengotita 37. Candide, Voltaire
38. Tamberlaine 39. Benito Cereno, by Herman Melville
40. World of Ideas (selected philosophy readings)
41. Self-Reliance, Divinity School Address & Experience, by Emerson
42. Scarlet Letter, by Hawthorne 43. Cousin Bette, by Honore de Balzac
44. Complete Works of Poe (selected stories) 45. Death of Ivan Illyich
46. Everyman 47. Mystery Plays 48. Epicene
49. Alchemist 50. Duchess of Malfi
51. Uncle Tom's Cabin 52. Madame Bovary 53. The Hard Way by Lee Child
54. Bad Luck and Trouble " " 55. Next by Michael Crichton
Reading of 2008
1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman 2. The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult
And school begins.... *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
3. My Antonia by Willa Cather 4. The Marrow of Tradition by Chestnutt
5. The Awakening by Chopin 6. Final Harvest by Dickinson
7. Sister Carrie by Dreiser 8. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
9. The Portrait of a lady by James 10. Huckleberry Finn
11. House of Mirth by Wharton 12. Classic Fiction of the Harlem Renaissance
13. House on Mango Street 14. Love Medicine
15. Growing Up Ethnic in America by Gillan, ed. 16. The Woman Warrior by Kingston
17. The Assistant by Malamud 18. And the Earth Did Not Devour Him by Rivera
19. The Intimate Critique 20. Understanding Art
*~*~*SCHOOL'S OUT! WOOHOO!~*~*~* 21. Devil on My Back, by Monica Hughes
22. The Kindness of Strangers, by K. Kittle 23. The Debt Collector, by Lynn Hightower
24. The Traveler, by John Twelve Hawks 25. Pandora's Box, by Iris Johansen
26. Guilty Pleasures, By Laurel K. hamilton 27. Laughing Corpse " "
28. Circus of the Damned " " 29. Lunatic Cafe " "
30. Bloody Bones " " 31. Killing Dance " "
32. Burnt Offerings " " 33. Blue Moon " " 34. Obsidian Butterfly " "
35. Narcissus in Chains " " 36. Cerulean Sins " "
37. Incubus Dreams " " 38. Micah " "
39. The Kindness of Strangers 40. Nineteen Minutes, by Jodi Picoult
41. Songs of the humpback Whale " " *~*~For school (TBR)~*~*
42. The Memory of Running, by Ron McLarty 43. The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien
44. Runaway, by Alice Munro 45. The Gathering, by Anne Enright
46. Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami 47. The Collected Stories, by Amy Hempel
48. Unbearable Lightness of Being- Milan Kundera
49. Love in the Time of Cholera- Gabriel Garcia Marquez 50. Because They Wanted To- Mary Gaitskill
51. Where I'm Calling From- Raymond Carver 52. All God's Children, by Fox Butterfield
53. Shot in the Heart, by Mikal Gilmore 54. Fierce, by Barbara Robinette Ross(read)
55. A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams
56. Liar's Club, by Mary Karr 57. Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel
58. Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier 59. Confederates in the Attic, by Tony Horwitz
60. Executioner's Song, by Norman Mailer 61. Tinker at Pilgrim's Creek, by Annie Dillard
62. Duke of Deception, by Geoffrey Wolff 63. Rock Springs, by Richard Ford
64. Burning Down the House, by Charles Baxter 65.
*historical research of Colorado Desert* My pleasure TBR List :)
Buried Deep, By Kristine Kathryn Rusch Consequences, " "
Sign of the Book, by John Dunning Hundred Years of Solitude
Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula Leguin
Blossom, by Andrew Vachss Winter House, by Carol O'Connell
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville No Plot, No Problem, by Baty
Shock Doctrine, by Naomi Klein The Cuckoo's Egg, by Cliff Stoll
Reading of 2009
Shakespeare's Sonnets, ed. by Stephen Booth
The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets, by Helen Vendler Arden's Shakespeare's Sonnets
Shakespeare's Sonnets, ed. by James Schiffer Shakespeare's Sonnets, ed. Carl Atkins
LOL etc. Bright Red Scream Obsidian Mirror, by Louise Wisechild
The Mother I Carry, by Louise Wisechild Because I Remember Terror, by Sue William Silverman
Close to the Bone Fire of Five Hearts, by Holly Smith
Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison Down by the River, by Charles Bowden
Love Junkie, by Rachel Resnick & others. Forgot to keep track.
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