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From Seattle, Washington USA

Age 68

Joined Monday, December 18, 2006

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I am starting some Bookrings:

  • Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby
    1. on its way to -> cosmicflurk
    2. ResQgeek (U.S. only)
    3. NewEnglandHiker
    4. Cyberkedi
    5. lemongrass
    6. eicuthbertson
  • God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It by Jim Wallis
    1. on its way to -> NewEnglandHiker
  • The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible's Texts of Hate to Reveal the God of Love by John Shelby Spong
    1. on its way to -> smilingheron
    2. Cyberkedi
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
    1. on its way to -> haahaahaa98
    2. LyekkaMarengo
    3. katintheboots
    4. samulli
    5. eicuthbertson
  • Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire:
    1. on its way to -> smilingheron
    2. yogie (Sweden, will send out)
    3. ThursdayN (Sweden, will send out)
    4. Caridad (ships only to U.S.)
    5. azuki
    6. AgnesXNitt
    7. rapturina
    8. kitiarablue
  • Ingathering: The Complete People Stories by Zenna Henderson
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman
PM me if you want to be added to a bookring. Please send me your address and whether or not you will ship outside your own country. I will be PMing people who have these books on their Wish Lists.

In my first flush of excitement, I offered several books to people overseas. Now I know how much it costs to ship them! I've followed through on those initial offers; I'm restricting future book trades to the U.S., unless you can send me postage.

I have piles of books, and I may not ever get them all registered. If there is something on my Wish List that you have, and you don't see anything in my Available list that you want -- send me your Wish List anyway, I may have something you want, just not registered yet.

Read so far in 2007:
* A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman (a reread)
* Ecological Imperialism by Alfred Crosby (begun in 2006; finished in 2007)
* Exemplary Stories by Cervantes
* Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
* First Meetings in Ender's Universe by Orson Scott Card
* Danny, Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

CR: Excession by Iain Banks

I am an unrepentant Bookaholic! The 12-step program for Bookaholics Anonymous is: never have less than 12 books in your TBR stack, and never be more than 12 steps away from at least one of them! My Mt. TBR is already high enough that I need supplemental oxygen to get to the top, and I'm determined to send books out faster than i get them in: : my" target="_blank">43Things Goal #21!

I will still take book offers, but I'm asking folks to send them to Real Change instead of to me. And here's a chance for a Random Act of BookCrossing Kindness. :D Real Change is a street newspaper, sold by homeless and low-income vendors who buy it for 35 cents a copy and sell it on the street for $1, for an immediate income with dignity. We have a small rotating library in the vendor's coffee corner: take one, leave one, on an informal basis. We could always use more books!

For more information about Real Change, visit the website at

If you want to send books, the address is
Real Change
2129 Second Ave
Seattle WA 98121
Seattle has the highest number of computer-literate homeless people in the country, and the vendors have computer access at Real Change, so your registered books have a good chance of being journalled. :)

And if you are in Seattle, stop on by! We're just north of downtown, in the Belltown neighborhood, by the corner of 2nd and Blanchard.

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