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BecFromMD

From Washington, District of Columbia USA

Age 38

Joined Monday, July 01, 2002

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Recent Book Activity

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4 weeksall time
books registered 0 69
released in the wild 0 53
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 15
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 0 16
tell-a-friend referrals 0 36
new member referrals 0 6
forum posts 0 44

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Extended Profile

I discovered BookCrossing in July 2002. I am a graduate student in linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. My main literary interests are: (non-fiction) linguistics, religion, religious history, and cultural studies; and (fiction) historical fiction, novels about music and musicians, international literature, and all kinds of other stuff. I also like (mainly Hebrew) poetry.

New project: I have set a goal for myself to actively try to read books set in as many countries (besides the U.S.) as possible. So far, the list of books read includes Afghanistan (The Kite Runner); Australia (Love You to Bits and Pieces); Bangladesh (Brick Lane); Belgian Congo (Poisonwood Bible); China (Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress); Ecuador (The Evolution of Jane); England (Jane Eyre, Emma, Hunting Unicorns, Slammerkin, Brick Lane, many others); France (Da Vinci Code, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, others?); Germany (The Tiger by the River); India (Life of Pi, The Tiger by the River); Iran (Tales of Two Cities); Ireland (Angela's Ashes);Israel (Black Box, A Perfect Peace, The Nimrod Flipout, many others); Italy (Angels and Demons); Mexico (On Borrowed Words); Portugal (The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon); Russia (Anna Karenina); Spain (A Thousand Orange Trees) ....list in progress....(not updated for a while)

Currently reading: I'm not logging on often enough these days to keep this up-to-date! :(

My Wish List(<---link): I am updating this as I think of or run across things. Yes, I realize some of them are unlikely to come to me through BookCrossing, but—take a look, maybe you can help me.......

And keep an eye on my bookshelf to see if there's anything you're interested in. I am working on adding books I have lying around. Even if it's TBR, just ask! I will be happy to trade.

More BookCrossing Fun:

Bookrings & Bookrays (with post date):
1/31/06 Affluenza -- read and sent on
8/28/05 The Jane Austen Book Club -- read and sent on
6/4/05 Holidays on Ice, my ring (complete and now waiting to be wild-released)
2/4/05 The Secret Life of Bees from outofreach -- read and sent on
1/1/05 Angela's Ashes from HoserLauren -- read and sent on
12/27/04 The Dogs of Babel from SqueakyChu
10/16/04 East of Eden from katilo -- I'm next for this one
7/30/04 Brick Lane from deebookfairy -- read and sent on
7/29/04 Remembering Babylon from tangledthreads
7/25/04 Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir from weeblet -- read (mostly) and sent on
7/24/04 Claudine in Paris from tangledthreads -- on its way to me
7/24/04 High Fidelity from antsnax -- I had to remove myself from this ring due to bookring overload!
7/21/04 The Red Tent from appaloosatb
7/15/04 Fahrenheit 451 from jamieh2003
7/5/04 Anna Karenina from nekki2976 -- read and sent on
6/19/04 Seven Years in Tibet from MaryZee -- I'm next for this one
6/4/04 The Bone People from tangledthreads -- on its way to me
4/11/04 Angels and Demons, my ring (traveling)
3/29/04 Naked from g-hope -- read and sent on
3/20/04 Life of Pi from wizzbiz -- read and sent on
2/25/04 Jacob Have I Loved, my ring (complete and now in the wild)
2/24/04 How to Make an American Quilt from Zenita -- read and sent on
1/24/04 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil from tangledthreads
1/24/04 The Tiger by the River from tangledthreads -- read and sent on
1/21/04 A Thousand Orange Trees from tangledthreads -- currently reading
12/19/03 Animal Husbandry from wyldanthem -- read and sent on
11/4/03 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius from weeblet -- read and sent on
6/18/03 Apocalipstick, my ring (complete and returned to LaurieS, who started Phase 2 of the ring once the first copy was lost)
6/18/03 Me Talk Pretty One Day, my ring (stopped)
For participants in my bookrings: Please journal when you receive the book so we know it's gotten there safely, then come back and let us know what you thought of it.

Bookboxes:
Religion/Mythology Bookbox--Coordinated by Seferim

Places:

Places I have released books: Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA (and environs); Baltimore, MD (and environs); Clarksville, MD; Boston, MA; Paris, France; Haifa, Israel; Fajardo, Puerto Rico; San Francisco, CA (by proxy); London, England

Places I have mailed books to: Clarksville, MD; San Antonio, TX; Elmira, NY; Seville Grove, W. Australia; Palmdale, CA; Taneytown, MD; London, England; Selangor, Malaysia; Reston, VA; Vista, CA; Fort Meyers, FL; Conway, AR

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