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Joined Sunday, September 29, 2002

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I am an avid reader and full-time graduate student. I teach and tutor basic writing skills as well as proctor standardized exams.

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The difficult is the work of the moment; the impossible just takes a little longer.

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People I'd like to meet in the afterlife include Paul the apostle, Charles Dickens, L. Frank Baum, L.M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Cynthia Ann Parker, Emily Dickinsen, CS and Joy Lewis, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkien, Freddie Mercury, John Clare, Mary Boleyn, Anne Boleyn and her daughter Elizabeth, Katherine (wife of John of Gaunt), Eleanor of Aquitaine, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman and the real William Shakespeare.

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My reading interests are varied... I'll read anything but graphic horror and Harlequin novels. As a result, I never know what I will be reading next!

My 2010 Resolutions:

1. Read at least as many pages/books as 2009. 2. Read books with more substance. 3. Keep track of my books in my journal. 4. Get a job.

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Reading List, including class readings:

The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory - Currently reading
Mirror, Mirror by Gregory Maguire
Lost by Gregory Maguire
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir - Currently reading
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
The Guernesey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer


My goal is to read 80,000 pages this year.

Book Rings, Rays and Boxes I'm hosting:

BookRing: I Am Legend by Richard Matheson (CLOSED AT THIS TIME)

HappyIdler (no longer participating 6/7/08)
Jive-Monster <--- here as of 09/20/09
Home to CollegeLady


Wistroll <--- here as of 08/08/09
Home to Collegelady


My goal is to read 70,000 pages this year: Actually read 71,587 pages/253 books

Average: 23 books/month; 196 pgs per day.

Challenges/Bookrings/Bookrays/Bookboxes I've Completed:

Squelati's Made-to-Movie BookBox
BookRay: Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs
BookRay: Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
BookRing: Hell House by Richard Matheson
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
BookRay: I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles (OPEN)
BookRay: Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs (OPEN)
BookRay: What Dreams May Come and A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson (OPEN) and


Challenges/Bookrings/Bookrays/Bookboxes I've Completed:

RABCKs sent in 2008: 57

150 Books (personal challenge) Completed 08/26/08

A-Z Challenge (Completed 07/03/08):

Pages Read Challenge (Completed on 11/24/08)

My goal is to read 60,000 pages this year: Actually read 69,113 pages

Average: 17 books/month; 189 pgs per day.

Completed Bookboxes/Rings/Rays:

Itpdx's Wish List Bookbox

Maus by Art Spiegelman

Maus II by Art Spiegelman

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by CS Lewis

Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Batty14's Current Fiction Bookbox

Pkboo's Fantasy Book Box

Echesketch's "The Under-100 Bookbox of Mysteries, Suspense, Thrillers & Horrors"

Tribefan's Fantasy Bookbox

The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn

HeresDeb's US Bookbox: Places to Go

Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

Bonk by Mary Roach

Fur Babies: Why We Like Cats by Liz Jones

The Magickal Life: A Wiccan Priestess Shares Her Secrets by Vivianne Crowley

Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Tribefan's Mystery Bookbox

The Memorykeeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser

The Pack by Jodi Picoult

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult

Anne of Green Gables Series

The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

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