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From Ridley Park, Pennsylvania USA

Age 57

Joined Monday, January 09, 2006

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books registered 22 4,913
released in the wild 15 4,333
controlled releases 1 250
releases caught 1 333
controlled releases caught 0 92
books found 0 762
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new member referrals 0 45
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**Note: if you ever end up with a book I have registered, please feel perfectly free to move it on either by wild or controlled releasing. Of course, if you want to keep it, that's ok too.**

Full time employed, wife, and mother of three, I still find [a little] time to read. I think bookcrossing is a cool idea, and I'm enjoying finding new places to set books free. Since I have a long drive to work, I enjoy many of my books in an audio format (CD only). I don't have very much time to read, but I would not dream of being without a book, plus one more for when I'm done that one.

Bookcrossing has opened my eyes and experience to many books I would never otherwise have known about. The community of people here is amazing and generous! I have learned a tremendous amount by being connected with this international group. My family thinks I'm nuts with the information I have now gained, but looks forward to seeing the interesting links I sometimes come across in Chit Chat.

BookCrosser ballpointvision is my lovely daughter.

I manage a bookcase (unofficial zone) in my workplace and I also try to drop books at my local train station, when I can get there.

I do a lot of wild releases - it pleases me enormously to think of the pleasure a found book might bring to someone.

- I would love to get a note or postcard from you. PM me for my address.
- I can always use BookCrossing labels and supplies, since I do a lot of wild releasing. - Homemade, self-stick or not - all are welcome. I've got a big roll of clear tape and I'm not afraid to use it!
- I like beads, and sometimes spend time making things with them (jewelry, decorations...)
- I would love it if you would (hand)write a note or letter to someone, and tell me that you did.
- send me something you have made yourself.
- A box of books would never go wrong, either, because I like to keep a variety of books around for releasing and sharing (but please keep romances to a minimum).
- Kinds of books I don't like to read: romance, true crime, horror, suspense.

Because of postage costs, I trade or send books seldom. Because I don't have much time to read, getting involved in rings or rays is not really practical. I will consider rings for audiobooks (on CD), since I get through these books more quickly than paper ones.

**My list of registered or available books does not necessarily reflect my personal reading taste or political leanings; if I see inexpensive copies of interesting fiction or nonfiction, I will buy them for release. **

Books finished in 2017 (most recent at the top)

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Glass Houses (audio) by Louise Penny
The Night Circus (audio) by Erin Morgenstern
Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
A Dirty Job (audio) by Christopher Moore
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Call the Midwife (audio) by Jennifer Worth
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
Magic Hour (audio) by Kristin Hannah
Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins
Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck*
Eat, Pray, Love (audio) by Elizabeth Gilbert
Unmentionable: the Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill
The Gun Seller (audio) by Hugh Laurie*
How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
A Great Reckoning (audio) by Louise Penny
The Fiddler in the Subway by Gene Weingarten
A Reunion of Ghosts (audio) by Judith Claire Mitchell
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
At the Edge of the Orchard (audio) by Tracy Chevalier
The Mulching of America by Harry Crews
Magic Street by Orson Scott Card

Books finished in 2016 (most recent first)

Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson
Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent
Still Life (audio) by Louise Penny
The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Pigtopia by Kitty Fitzgerald
Room by Emma Donoghue
Narrow Dog to Indian River by Terry Darlington
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani
Doppler by Erlend Loe
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
Q&A by Vikas Swarup*
Mothers Who Think edited by Camille Peri and Kate Moses
The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
Call the Midwife (audio, finished all but the last disk!) by Jennifer Worth
The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
My Brilliant Friend (audio) by Elena Ferrara
Legends edited by Robert Silverberg
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (audio) by Jan Karon
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo*
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
The Call of the Wild (audio) by Jack London
The Signature of All Things (audio) by Elizabeth Gilbert
First Meetings in Ender's Universe by Orson Scott Card
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey

Books finished in 2015 (most recent first)

The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
The Martian (audio) by Andy Weir
Its Head Came Off by Accident by Muffy Mead-Ferro
The Invention of Wings (audio) by Sue Monk Kidd
Paper Towns by John Green
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
Secondhand Souls (audio) by Christopher Moore
The Boston Girl* (audio) by Anita Diamant
All Wound Up: The Yarn Harlot Writes for a Spin by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Being Mortal* (audio) by Atul Gawande
Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie
Flight Behavior (audio) by Barbara Kingsolver
The Marriage Plot (audio) by Jeffrey Eugenides
Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb
The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall
Sugar by Bernice L. McFadden*
Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
Unseen Academicals (audio) by Terry Pratchett
The Last Good Paradise (audio) by Tatjana Soli
Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand (audio) by Helen Simonson
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
The Hopeless Life of Charlie Summers by Paul Torday*
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
A Wrinkle in Time (audio) by Madeline L'Engle
Stella Bain (audio) by Anita Shreve
The Goldfinch (audio) by Donna Tartt
Four Letters of Love by Niall Williams
The Green Mile by Stephen King
Bossypants (audio) by Tina Fey
Something Rotten (audio) by Jasper Fforde
Blue Boy by Rakesh Satyal
Sand in My Bra* Funny Women Write From the Road
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (audio) by Mindy Kaling
Passage by Connie Willis

Books finished in 2014 (most recent first)

Frog Music (audio) by Emma Donoghue
Dead Heat (audio) by Dick Francis
The Lady in the Van by William Bennett
The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
The Serpent of Venice (audio) by Christopher Moore
The Long Road Home (audio) by Louise Penny
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
Smokin' Seventeen (audio) by Janet Evanovich
Honeymoon* (audio) by James Patterson
How the Light Gets In (audio) by Louise Penny
Men at Arms by Terry Pratchett
Beautiful Mystery (audio) by Louise Penny
A Trick of the Light (audio) by Louise Penny
Three Men on the Bummel* by Jerome K. Jerome
An Undomestic Goddess (audio, abr.) by Sophie Kinsella
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost
Bury Your Dead (audio) by Louise Penny
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
Mad About the Boy (audio) by Helen Fielding
The Meaning of Everything (audio) by Simon Winchester
Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
The Brutal Telling (audio) by Louise Penny
Shopaholic and Sister (audio, abridged) by Sophie Kinsella
Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much (audio) by
I'll Mature When I'm Dead by Dave Barry
Confessions of a Shopaholic (audio) by Sophie Kinsella
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Good House (audio) by Ann Leary
Hikikomori and the Rental Sister (audio) by Jeff Backhaus
Still Life With Woodpecker by Tom Robbins
I've Got Your Number (audio) by Sophie Kinsella
Take This Bread by Sarah Miles
The Great Escape (audio) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Books finished in 2013 (most recent first)

Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
The Little Giant of Aberdeen County (audio) by Tiffany Baker
What's Up Down There? by Lissa Rankin, M.D.
A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Practical Demonkeeping by Christopher Moore
Gulp (audio) by Mary Roach
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Life After Life (audio) by Kate Atkinson
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell*
Sleight of Hand (audio) by Phillip Margolin
The Girl in the Garden (audio) by Kamala Nair
Tuf Voyaging* by George R.R. Martin
Kosher Chinese by Michael Levy
Star Island (audio) by Carl Hiaasen
Still Blinking by Mark Krahling
The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Beachcombing at Miramar by Richard Bode
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennet
Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs (audio)
Gold by Chris Cleave
One for the Road by Tony Horwitz
Explosive Eighteen (audio) by Janet Evanovich
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Mockingjay(audio) by Suzanne Collins
The Good Body by Eve Ensler
Making Habits, Breaking Habits by Jeremy Dean
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
The Cruelest Month (audio) by Louise Penny
Sacre Bleu (audio) by Christopher Moore
Catching Fire (audio) by Suzanne Collins
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough*
The Hunger Games (audio) by Suzanne Collins
Fasting, Feasting by Anita Desai
Feed Me edited by Harriet Brown
A Fatal Grace (audio) by Louise Penny
Still Life (audio) by Louise Penny
Ape House by Sara Gruen

Books finished in 2012 (most recent first)

Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney
Oliver Twist (audio) by Charles Dickens
A Thoroughly Modern Princess by Wendy Corsi Staub
The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett
Songs of the Gorilla Nation by
No Touch Monkey by Ayun Halliday
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings* by Maya Angelou
The BFG (audio) by Raold Dahl
Grace (Eventually) by Anne Lamott
The Elegance of the Hedgehog (audio) by Muriel Barbery
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
La's Orchestra Saves the World (audio) by Alexander McCall Smith
Paula Deen*, a Memoir
Drop Dead Healthy (audio) by A.J. Jacobs
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
The Truest Pleasure by Robert Morgan
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
A Mercy (audio) by Toni Morrison
Pyramids by Terry Pratchett
The Godfather (audio) by Mario Puzo
Some Assembly Required by Anne Lamott
Under the Tuscan Sun (audio) by Frances Mayer
The Alchemist* by Paul Coehlo
Peony in Love (audio, abridged) by Lisa See
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Eleven on Top (audio) by Janet Evanovich
Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins
Jane Eyre (audio) by Charlotte Bronte
A Game of Thrones (audio) by George R. R. Martin
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larson
A Handbook of American Prayer by Lucius Shepherd
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Books finished in 2011 (most recent first)

Misfortune by Wesley Stace
Madame Bovary (audio) by Gustave Flaubert
The Sex Lives of Cannibals by Maarten Troost
206 Bones (audio) by Kathy Reichs
Family Affair* by Debbie Macomber
March by Geraldine Brooks
In Cold Blood (audio) by Truman Capote
Grounded by Seth Stevenson
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (audio) by Rebecca Skloot
Ender's Shadow by Orson Scott Card
Saturday (audio) by Ian McEwan
Shoot the Moon (audio) by Billie Letts
Long Division by Jane Berentson
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
I Capture the Castle* by Dodie Smith
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by (audio)
The Mountain of the Women by Liam Clancy (audio)
Round Ireland with a Fridge* by Tony Hawk
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson
The Saffron Kitchen (audio) by Yasmin Crowther
A River in the Sky (audio) bye Elizabeth Peters
Lamb by Christopher Moore
What the Dog Saw (audio) by Malcolm Gladwell
Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell
Devil's Corner (audio) by Lisa Scottoline
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Confessions of a Lingerie Addict* by Jennifer Ashley
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore

* Books I read solely due to the influence and/or generosity of BookCrossing and/or BookCrossers!

(last updated 11/26/17)

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