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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WITH DASHES! This should make it easier
to read, pronounce AND remember!
AND RECIPE JOURNAL! Started November 2013!
The School of Essential
REGISTERED 1,000 BOOKS
ON NOVEMBER 29, 2008
A Puzzling Journey BookRing (Link)
... A pretty little word search puzzle book that started its journey
in February of 2013!
June 2011: Oh, well ... lost again. This time, I am not holding out hope for it. So sad, so much time, effort and work.
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? ☺
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.
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.)
The Shack by Wm Paul Young (Link) Reserved for BookstoGive's General Literature Virtual Book Box.
Modern Magic: Five Stories by Louisa May Alcott (Link) Reserved for BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.
Moses Supposes by Ellen Currie (Link) Reserved for Booklady331's ABC Virtual Book Box.
Crows Over a Wheatfield by Paula Sharp (Link) Reserved for Booklady331's ABC Virtual Book Box.
Poirot Loses a Client by Agatha Christie (Link) Reserved for Booklady331's ABC Virtual Book Box.
Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish (Link) Reserved for Booklady331's ABC Virtual Book Box.
The Floating City by Pamela Ball (Link) Set aside for a special Bookring.
The Garden of Ruth by Eva Etzioni-Halevy (Link) TBR since 2012. (special bookring?)
Sons by Pearl S Buck (Link) TBR since January 2013.
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (Link) TBR since October, 2012.
Hold Tight the Thread by Jane Kirkpatrick (Link) TBR since July 2011. Reserved for a special bookring.
I'm Not Scared by Niccolo Ammaniti (Link) TBR since February 08, 2013. Reserved for a special bookring.
Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally (Link) TBR since 1992.
Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen (Link) TBR since June 2012.
The Cradle in the Grave by Sophie Hannah (Link) TBR since August 2013.
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (Link) TBR since 2012. Will be saved for a special book ring.
A House Divided by Pearl S Buck (Link) TBR since February 2009.
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." June 20, 2012: Adding the Kathy Reichs "Temperence Brennen" series to the series that I'm reading in order. These is the series of books that the TV series Bones is based on. Will try to find a reading buddy for this series, too.
My reading buddy for the Sue Grafton Alphabet Series is "SleepyMom!" I'll be passing my Sue Grafton Alphabet Mysteries to her as I finish them! Kylene Nickerson * 1577 Bear Creek Road * Bayfield CO 81122)
My reading buddy for Faye Kellerman's Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus novels will be book crosser "QueensKnob" in Virginia. (Added Feb 2008:) Right now, I'm "In Search Of" my reading buddy "Queensknob." To tell the truth, I'm really very concerned about her. She was a dependable BookCrosser until last summer, then no journal entries, no activity, no updates on her profile, and all of the links at her profile are no longer active. So, I'm trying to find someone who would like to pick up the Rina Lazarus/Peter Decker series from this point. They would probably have to get at least the first book, Ritual Bath, on their own to clarify the background of the series. (Added February 24, 2008:) I found a new Faye Kellerman reading buddy! From now one, I'll be sharing my Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mysteries with "NuttyReader" in Texas. Quinta Wilkinson * 5278 Professional Dr #343 * Wichita Falls, Tx 76302
"LittleMinx" was a great reading buddy for Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, but then her sister bought her the WHOLE SET!! So, I've been sharing the remaining books in this series through RABCKS and book raffles.
July 10, 2012: I can't believe it, 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!
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.
Hey! 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. Actually, don't you think that's way things SHOULD be as they get more independent? So, you'll be seeing LESS children's 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!
My Birthday Buddy is YOWLYY in the U.K.
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Halloween Raffle: Gregory MacGuire's WICKED
RABCK: Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris
RABCK: Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
Secretariat's 2014 "You're Such an Animal" Release Challenge
Iwillrejoice's Alphabet Book Rings: Books That Begin With the Letter "E"
Booklady331's One Word Title Release Challenge
Cat02886's "SURPRISE! Book Ring"
BookLady331's "ABC - Already Been Crossed - Virtual Bookbox"
Booklady331's "Christmas in July" Release Challenge
Iwillrejoice's Alphabet Book Rings: Books That Begin With the Letter "D"
Booklady331's CDs Only Book Box
RABCKs: Notorious Nineteen and Takedown Twenty
Iwillrejoice's Alphabet Book Rings: Books That Begin With the Letter "C"
Book Exchange Needs Support
Simson-Shilitoe's EASTER Exchange Game 2014
US/Canada Wish List Tag Game Thread #5
RABCK: Previously Uncollected Works by Shirley Jackson
RABCK: The Vendetta Defense
RABCK: A Cold Heart (An Alex Delaware Novel) by Jonathan Kellerman
RABCK: Blue Smoke by Nora Roberts
RABCK: Cross by James Patterson (also published as Alex Cross)
RABCK: The Overlook by Michael Connelly
RABCK: Four Mothers by Shifra Horn
Hospital Release Challenge
RABCK: Kathy Reichs' Fatal Voyage
2014 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE! I'm trying for 40 this year!
Alphabet Book Rings Books That Begin With the Letter "B"
Audio Book RABCK: The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
Pinkoeria's 2013 November E-Less Challenge
Holiday Gift Giving 2013 (Thank You Thread)
Tenth BC Anniversary Celebration! Sweepstakes and RABCK
A Blessing on the Moon: RABCK
THE WITCH OF PORTOBELLO RABCK
BIG CHERRY HOLLER RABCK
Summer Gift Giving 2013 (Thank You Thread)
Secretariat's 2013 "You're Such an Animal" Release Challenge
True to Form RABCK #2 (I had two copies! It happened AGAIN! LOL!)
True to Form RABCK #1
The School of Essential Ingredients Recipe Journal/Book Ring
Booklady331's Christmas in July Release Challenge
Collecting A Series of Snickets
River Angel RABCK
BookLady331's "CDs ONLY Bookbox"
BookLady331's "Already Been Crossed Bookbox."
CollectorKerrie's FIRST SENTENCE VIRTUAL BOOK BOX (Round Seven)
Alphabet Book Rings Books That Begin With the Letter "A"
US-Canada Wish List "TAG" Game 4
Three Tragedies by Federico Garcia Lorca RABCK
The Yada Yada Prayer Group RABCK
MyssCyn's Campaign to RABCK Heather & Bruce (Donated Wings!)
BokstoGive's General Literature Virtual Book Box - Round 5
US-Canada Wish List "TAG" Game 3
Puzzling Journey Book Ring
Princess-PeaPod's Valentine Buddies Exchange
WHERE'S GEORGE FOR POSTAGE EXCHANGE (Round Two)
CollectorKerrie's FIRST SENTENCE VIRTUAL BOOK BOX (Round Six)
2013 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE! I'm trying for 36 this year!
(August 11, 2013: Woo-Hoo! I met my goal for this year, too!)
Her sins were scarlet ...
but her books were read."
Birthday Buddy RABCK Exchange!
Pinkoeria's November E-Less Challenge
Parson's Little Free Library
Chremajora's Autumn Exchange
IN MEMORY OF MARYZEE RABCK
2012 Holiday Gift Giving (Thank You Thread #1)
The White Queen RABCK
US/Canada ~ Wishlist Tag Game ~
Where's George for Postage Exchange!
RABCK Offer Irish Hearts by Nora Roberts
RABCK Offer PLAYING FOR PIZZA
"The Raw Truth" by Jordan Rubin RABCK Offer
"SALT" by Isabel Zuber RABCK Offer
THREAD #2: Summer Gift Giving Thank-You
Summer Gift Giving Thank-You Thread
STRIP TEASE RABCK OFFER
RABCK: TWO TRISTAN/ISOLDE NOVELS by ROSALIND MILES
ISO Kathy Reichs' Temperence Brennen Books
Elizardbreath's Cookbook Bookbox
Moriquen's Historical Fiction Exchange
Collectorkerri's First Sentences Virtual Bookbox
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK: PART XII
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK: PART XI
RABCK: THE LUCKY ONE (Nicholas Sparks)
RABCK: MILES TO GO (Richard Paul Evans)
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK, PART X
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♥ 2012 RABCK Challenge ♥
• 2012 Pages Read Challenge •
♦ 2012 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge! ♦
I did it! I did it! Met my goal for this year!
2011 Birthday Buddy RABCK
2011 Holiday Gift Giving (Thank You Thread!)
Self Help RABCK #2: The Disease to Please
Self Help RABCK #1: When I Say No, I Feel Guilty
RABCK: Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
RABCK: 61 HOURS by Lee Child
The 10th Tiara Sweepstakes
Libera13's Historical Fiction Exchange
RABCK: PLAIN JANE
RABCK: A MIGHTY HEART
2011 Summer Gift Giving RABCK Thank You Thread
Between-the-Birthdays Birthday Buddy RABCK
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK Offer, PART 9
RABCK: The Hollow by Nora Roberts
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK Offer, PART 8
CollectorKerri's First Sentences Virtual Bookbox - ROUND 4
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK Offer, Part 7
Brian Piccolo: A Short Season RABCK
ClassicReader25's Happy Days RABCK sweepstakes!
SMurphie's Diary and Book Exchange
Marty2010's Wedding Favor RABCK
Childrens Book/Blog Entry RABCK January 15, 2011
♥ 2011 RABCK Challenge ♥
• 2011 Pages Read Challenge •
♦ 2011 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE ♦
I met my goal for the 1st time this year!
Birthday Buddy RABCK
2010 Holiday Gift Giving THANK YOU Thread #3
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK OFFER, Round 6
HALLOWEEN RABCK RAFFLE: Dracula by Bram Stoker
WONDERFUL AUTHOR RABCK #2! Lee Child's GONE TOMORROW
WONDERFUL AUTHOR RABCK! Lee Child's Echo Burning
2010 Holiday Gift Giving THANK YOU Thread
2010 Holiday Gift Giving THANK YOU Thread #2
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK OFFER, Round 5
2010 Holiday Gift Giving
Sizzling Sixteen RABCK
Cosmopolitan: A Bartender's Life by Toby Cecchini (US RABCK )
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK OFFER, Round 4
DoveiLibri's "I already had it in the house but bought another copy by accident" Bookray (Broken for You)
BookLady331's HAPPY DAY RABCK (USA)
• 2010 Pages Read Challenge •
♦ 2010 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE ♦
♥ 2010 RABCK Challenge ♥
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DoveiLibri's Rescued Books RABCKs (#1)
CollectorKerri's First Sentence Virtual Book Box Round III
AppoloniaX's WEIRD RABCK Exchange Vol. 2
BROWSE OUR SHORT LIST RABCK OFFER, Round 3
Valentines RABCK Exchange
Home Remedies RABCK
Chick Lit for Intellectuals RABCK: Slave to Love
Plum Lovin' Valentine's Day RABCK
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: DECEMBER~~~
2009 RABCK Challenge (December)
OldReader's Happy Day RABCK Sweepstakes
BIRTHDAY BUDDY RABCK
ChubsieWhubsie's "E-Less Challenge!"
Firegirl's Chocolate, Tea and Books RABCK Sweepstakes
Browse Our Short List RABCK Offer (Round 2)
2009 RABCK Challenge (November)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: November~~~
2009 RABCK Challenge (October)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: OCTOBER~~~
NJ and NYC Nice RABCK Challenge (Link)
PrettyPoodle's Happy Day RABCK Sweepstakes
ElizardBreath's 2009 Holiday Gift Giving Thread
Secretariat's 2009 "You're Such an Animal!" Release Challenge
2009 RABCK Challenge (Sept)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: SEPTEMBER~~~
ApoloniaX's WEIRD Surprise RABCK Exchange
Nattabee's Autumn Surprise Exchange
2009 RABCK Challenge (August)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: AUGUST~~~
CollectorKerri's First Sentence Virtual Bookbox (Round 2)
LadyBug74's Historical Fiction Book Box
Chiboiler's Happy Day RABCK Sweepstakes
TheGoalieGirl's Book and Bookmark RABCK Sweepstakes
2009 RABCK Challenge (July)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: JULY~~~
2009 RABCK Challenge (June)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: JUNE~~~
MyssCyn's Book & Bookmark Contest
First Sentence Virtual Book Box
Shemchin's Happy Day RABCK Sweepstakes!
Baby Shower for Mikavr - BC Style!
2009 RABCK Challenge (May)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: MAY~~~
Omaham's Joke/Riddle for a Book RABCK Contest
Cyber-Party in Honor of BookLady331's 3,000 Registered Books (RABCK)
Special Canadian RABCK: One Hundred Outports (Photos by Ben Hansen)
"Browse Our Short List" RABCK Offer
2009 RABCK Challenge (April)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: APRIL~~~
The ABC Book Ray!
Hostile17's HAPPY DAY RABCK Sweepstakes
2009 RABCK Challenge (March)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: MARCH~~~
2009 RABCK Challenge (February)
~~~2009 REDUCE MOUNT TBR CHALLENGE: FEBRUARY~~~
AGatha Raisin RABCK with "BookCrosser WigglyWoods"
Snuggle Under a Quilt With a Good Book RABCK(Jan 5, 2009)
2009 RABCK Challenge (January)
RABCK In Honor of My 25th Wedding Anniversary (2/4/09)
DoveiLibri's "Happy Day RABCK Sweepstakes" (Jan 21, 2009)
~~~REDUCE MOUNT TBR 2009 CHALLENGE: JANUARY~~~
2009 Happy New Year's RABCK: The Dante Club
Christmas Eve "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" RABCK
~~~REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN 2008 CHALLENGE: DECEMBER~~~
Taaza's Happy Day RABCK Sweepstakes (*I* WON!!!)
Yorkshire-Lass's INTERNATIONAL SMILE DAY RABCK
DOUBLE BARRELED RABCK in Honor of Oak-MediaCenter's Kindness
~~~REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN 2008 CHALLENGE: November~~~
Birthday Buddy RABCK
2008 Holiday Wishlist RABCKs!
Poohbah's Smile Day RABCK
Braemar's 2nd Annual Spurtle Sweepstakes
Oi-Reader's "HAPPY DAY" RABCK
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN 2008 CHALLENGE: OCTOBER
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN 2008 CHALLENGE: SEPTEMBER
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN RABCK DRAWING (Link)
Secretariat's 2008 "You're Such an Animal!" Release Challenge
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN 2008 CHALLENGE: *AUGUST*
Dove i Libri's "Pushing for 1,000 Books Registered" RABCK Gift Pkge
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN 2008 CHALLENGE: *JULY*
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN 2008 CHALLENGE: JUNE
The Christian-Themed BookBox hosted by ELizardBreath
The "Don't Even THINK About It!" BookBox hosted by KimKerry
Historical Fiction Virtual BookBox hosted by MarysGirl
Around the World Virtual BookBox hosted by KatrinaT
Summer Gift Giving Thread 2008
CobraDawn's "A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN" RABCK Contest
HAPPY DAY RABCK Competition hosted by CreativeMGE
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE 2008: MAY
Group RABCK Game (US Version, Sort of) Spring Fling
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN 2008 CHALLENGE: APRIL
Libretto #1's James Bond OBCZ Donation(s)
DoveiLibri's Fun & Adventure Shoebox Bookbox
Anne Tyler Book Spiral/OBCZ Donation
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE 2008: March
Hostile17's "Easter Bunny" Project
49 Books Released In Memory Of DemonLlama's Mom
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE 2008: February
Group RABCK Game US Version (January)
REDUCE MY TBR MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE 2008: January
Dové i Libri's "Ring in the New Year Raffle"
Reduce My TBR Pile Challenge: December 2007
DoveiLibri's RABCK Raffle: Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
DoveiLibri's Thanksgiving RABCK Raffle: A Redbird Christmas
DoveiLibri's Thanksgiving RABCK Raffle: Visions of Sugar Plums
NynjaGrrrl's US Teacher's RABCK
Reduce My TBR Pile Challenge: NOVEMBER 2007
Birthday Buddy RABCK Here and Here, too!
Reduce My TBR Pile Challenge: October 2007
Secretariat's 2007 "You're Such An Animal" Release Challenge!
Holiday Wish Lists 2007
Reduce My TBR Pile Challenge: Sept 2007
Reduce My TBR Pile Challenge - August 2007
Memorial Release for "Grooble's" Mom
Reduce My TBR Pile Challenge - July 2007
MarysGirl's 300 Books Registered RBACK (We won! We Won!)
WhiteRaven's "Words to Release By" Challenge, July 1-August 1
Reduce My TBR Pile Challenge - June 2007
Reduce My TBR Pile Challenge - May 2007
April's One Month TBR-Only Challenge
March's One Month TBR-Only Challenge
Trekwoman's Categorical Acceptance Challenge 2007
February's One Month TBR-Only Challenge
Nomorecorsa's World Book Day Release Challenge
January's One Month TBR-Only Challenge
Birthday Buddy RABCK
Boirina's "DIFFERENT" Birthday RABCK
8th Tiara Sweepstakes
December's One Month TBR-Only Challenge
The Festivus for the Rest of Us Release Challenge
ScottishHoosier's "Little Sam's Memorial" Release Challenge!
Rapscallia's "Kids Helping Kids 2006" Release Challenge!
Suedo's "Friend of a Friend" Release Challenge!
Cinnamon-Girl's "Do the Dew(ey) Decimal" Release Challenge!
Secretariat's 2006 "You're Such An Animal" Release Challenge!
Secretariat's 2005 "You're Such An Animal" Release Challenge!
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