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Dove-i-libri

From Fort Myers, Florida USA

Age 55

Joined Friday, November 14, 2003

Home page https://crown-of-bounty.blogspot.com/

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Except for controlled releases, we never really

get any captures and journal entries.

But today (July 12, 2017,) I got an e-mail

telling me about a book I released in 2008!

Irresistible Forces by Danielle Steele

Never thought we'd hear from that book again! LOL!


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When the Day of Judgment dawns and people,

great and small,

come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards,

The Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms

and say to Peter,

"Look, these need no reward. We have nothing

else to give them. They have loved reading."


~~ Virginia Woolf


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WE DID IT!
REGISTERED 1,000 BOOKS
ON NOVEMBER 29, 2008


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COMBINATION BOOK RING

AND RECIPE JOURNAL! Started November 2013!

The School of Essential

Ingredients (Link)





Sadly, Terminally Stalled by STEPHARIO


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It's Home! It's Home! What a fun Book Ring!

A Puzzling Journey BookRing (Link)

... A pretty little word search puzzle book that started its journey

in February of 2013!


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International Recipe Journals


December 2007: Sadly, these journals have *ALL* gone missing. That is especially upsetting, though, because so many people poured a lot of energy and creativity into them.
February 2008: Well, one of the journals has started traveling again! That's great! But I still feel bad for the participants in the other journals who made really nice pages.
June 2011: Oh, well ... lost again. This time, I am not holding out hope for it. So sad, so much time, effort and work.


Book 1 (Click Here!) (Lost)
Book 2 (Click Here!) (Lost)
Book 3 (Click Here!) (Lost)


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Another Project Lost in Cyberspace!


Mom i Libri read ~WOMEN WHO LOVE BOOKS TOO MUCH~ and thought that other women BookCrossers might like it, too, so I formed a Book Ring/RABCK Chain! Addicted to books? Who, Us? ☺

Women Who Love Books Too Much (Book 1) Click Here! (Lost)
Women Who Love Books Too Much (Book 2) Click Here! (Lost)


And, these two ring/RABCK chains are gone, too, now. Originally TWO Rings/RABCK chains, they were combined into one when the first one went missing. But now the second one is missing, too.
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All right, NOW ... Whittling away at that "To Be Read" Mountain! You may ask, "How's it going?" Well, Let's see! (I'll update as often as I can.)

SET ASIDE FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS:

Resistance by Anita Shreve (Link) Is now entered into BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris (Link) Is now entered into BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

The Sun and Other Stars by Brigid Pasulka (Link) Is now entered into BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

The Watchman by Robert Crais (Link) Is now entered into BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger (Link) Is now entered into BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie (Link) Is now entered into BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (Link) Is now entered into BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

The Monk Downstairs (Link) Is now entered into BookLady331's ABC VBB.

Chocolate for a Woman's Soul by Kay Allenbaugh (Link) Reserved for BookLady331's ABC VBB.

The Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander (Link)Reserved for Booklady331's ABC VBB.
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RECENTLY SENT ALONG TO SOMEONE ELSE:

Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes by Dixie Cash (Link) Offered as a RABCK. (Link to Forum Thread, Click Here)
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CURRENTLY READING:

The Gentle Breeze of Jesus by Mel Tari (Link) TBR since ?

Sons by Pearl S Buck (Link) TBR since January 2013.
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NEXT:

The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood (Link) TBR since Christmas 2014. Is now entered into BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen (Link) TBR since ?

The Astronauts Wives Club by Lily Koppel (Link) TBR since Christmas 2014.

The New Colossus by Marshall Goldberg (Link) TBR since ?

Killer Heat by Linda Fairstein (Link) TBR since August 2016.

Dark Shadows: Angelique's Descent by Lara Parker (Link) TBR since Christmas 2014.

A House Divided by Pearl S Buck (Link) TBR since February 2009.
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While I'm trying to reduce "Mount To Be Read," I'm going to be seriously attacking my Janet Evanovich, Faye Kellerman and Sue Grafton series. I can't wait! I'll be passing some of these books along to "Reading Buddies."

July 10, 2012: It sounds crazy, but I've started another series ... Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennen series. It's the forensic anthropologist/author whose books the TV series Bones is based on! Since I LOVED the first few seasons of that show, I read the first novel. And? I'm hooked! Trying to gather the first few books of the series so I can read them in order. Now to find a reading buddy!
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Who is Dové-i-Libri?

Since my Mom started me on a life long love affair with books by reading out loud to my sister and me at bedtime, I have never looked back! The first book I remember her reading to us was Bambi.

I enjoy reading anything I can get my hands on. Love historical fiction, contemporary fiction, mysteries and thrillers; authors like Joanne Harris, Barbara Kingsolver, Anita Shreve, Carol Shields, Adriana Trigiani, Anne Tyler, Susan Vreeland, Tracey Chevalier, PD James, Faye Kellerman, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, Nikki French, SO many others!

We are participating in BookCrossing as a family activity, and hope to track some of our books to far-away places! That's why you will see adult books AND childrens books here. My husband and I are sharing the same "bookshelf" with the boys, and up until recently (Feb. 2008!) even my sister in NYC - TiTi i Libri, who FINALLY started her own bookshelf as BookCrosser "Capricorn0103"

Added Dec. 26, 2003: I KNOW that our books are being "caught," we have even excitedly watched people pick them up and take them, but it seems that no one is actually logging on to journal them. Oh, well. We will be doing more controlled releases from now on.

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Can you see the "Secretly Released" book in this photo taken July 29, 2007?
Hee Hee Hee!


Added February 18, 2004: We have relocated from Brooklyn, NY to Fort Myers in S.W. Florida. Hoping that our releases will be caught and journaled!

Added March 13, 2004: I have a HUGE Wish List and I'm willing to pay postage, trade, start book rings, make up book boxes, what ever you want. The only thing is that I quickly release the books I've already read, so I don't usually have a lot "Available" at any given time if you want to trade. I am always open to trades for postage or for a book marked TBR, though. I'll read it and send it along!

Added February 27, 2010: Well SEVEN years or so have come and gone, the Librettos are now practically men on their own, and what had started out as a family activity has become sort of "Mom's Pet Project." Which, I guess, is fine. So, you'll be seeing LESS children's books and YA books, and the bookshelf will reflect more of my own reading tastes, give or take the books I happen to "pick up" just for sharing through BookCrossing!


Oh, No!!! THE HULK has stolen our books! Help us, Help us, Please!


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What kind of bookcrosser are you
Your Result: Playfull RBACKer
 

Sent it as a gift, that's what you say. You are a daily visitor of the rback site. Releasing might be fun, but now I know for sure my book finds someone who actually wants it.
Just admit it, you just love to giftwrap.

ring in bundles
 
Talk of the toy
 
Obsessive releaser
 
Thematic dropper
 
Love to meet
 
lucky lurker
 
strange looking bystander
 
What kind of bookcrosser are you
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

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Which Classic Novel Do
YOU Belong In?


From an old quiz at Quizilla.com (Remember Quizilla?)

Darling, it seems that you belong in Gone with the Wind, the proper place for a true romantic. You belong in a tumultuous world of changes and opportunity where your independence paves the road for your survival. It is difficult being both a cynic and a dreamer, no?




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Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convincing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.


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WE ENJOYED PARTICIPATING IN THESE CHALLENGES AND FUN THINGS:

(*sniff … Somehow I lost all the links for all the fun activities I participated in over the last ELEVEN years. Oh, well, time to start anew!)


2017:
Bookstogive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox - Round 18
IwillRejoice's ABC Bookring - US version - Books Beginning with the Letter U.
BookLady331's Christmas in July Release Challenge
"Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes" RABCK
Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter L
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - US version - Books Beginning with the Letter T
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult RABCK
Gossamer Ghost RABCK
IwillRejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter S
IwillRejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter K
IwillRejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter J
IwillRejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter I
Booklady331's Already Been Crossed Virtual Book Box Round 14
IwillRejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter R
Princess-Peapod's 2017 Valentine's Day Exchange
Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter H
RABCK * Top Secret Twenty-One
PokPok's Hospital Releases (2017)
BOOKWORMINUSALL's Care Center Releases (2017)
2017 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge - My Goal is 25

2016:
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter Q
Holiday Gift Giving 2016
Iwillrejoice's Christmas/Hannukah Book Ring
Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter G
USA RABCK ~ Our Darling by D.A. Brockett
Bookstogive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox - Round 16
Kiwiinengland's Halloween Book and Treat Exchange
Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter E
Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter F
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter P
Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter C
Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter D
Bookstogive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox - Round 14
devon612's Little Free Library
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter N
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter M
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter O
Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter B
Princess-Peapod's 2016 Valentine's Day Exchange
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter K
PokPok's Hospital Releases (2016)
BOOKWORMINUSALL's Care Center Releases (2016)
2016 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge - My Goal is 25


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"When I am dead, I hope it may be said:

Her sins were scarlet ...

but her books were read."

~~Hilaire Belloc

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2015:
Iwillrejoice's ABC Authors Book Rings - US version - Letter A
Jessibud's Bookray: *Forgotten Bookmarks*
2015 Holiday Gift Giving (Link is for Thank You Thread)
BookstoGive's General Lit VBB, Round 13
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter L
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter J
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter I
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter H
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter G
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter F
Reduce Mount TBR Challenge 2015 (My goal was 36, and I didn't make it!)
PokPok's Hospital Releases
BOOKWORMINUSALL's Care Center Releases



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