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Fort Myers, Florida USA


Friday, November 14, 2003

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Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:111,648
released in the wild:41,422
controlled releases:6557
releases caught:0468
controlled releases caught:5397
books found:0748
tell-a-friend referrals:0622
new member referrals:015
forum posts:159,363

Stats are updated every few minutes.

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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



I have changed my screen name to


WITH DASHES! This should make it easier

to read, pronounce AND remember!



AND RECIPE JOURNAL! Started November 2013!

The School of Essential



ON NOVEMBER 29, 2008


Visual Poetry -


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.

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.

Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts (Link) Reserved for BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Feeding Christine by Barbara Chepaitis (Link) Reserved for BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Bitter Sweets by G. A. McKevett (Link) Reserved for BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Eden Close by Anita Shreve (Link) Reserved for BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult (Link) Reserved for BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Resistance by Anita Shreve (Link) Reserved for BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Gentlemen & Players by Joanne Harris (Link) Reserved for BooksToGive's General Literature Virtual Bookbox.

Murder on the Menu by Miranda Bliss (Link) saved for a special book ring.

Norwegian Wood by Haruli Murakami (Link) saved for a special book ring.

Dying for Dinner by Miranda Bliss (Link) saved for a special book ring.


The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald (Link) TBR since Nov 2015. This will be saved for a special book ring.

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

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (Link) TBR since October 2013. (Will be saved for a special book ring.)

Murder Has a Sweet Tooth by Miranda Bliss (Link)

Sima's Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stanger-Ross (Link) TBR since April 2014. (Will become a part of my permanent collection.)

Top Secret Twenty One by Janet Evanovich (Link) TBR since June 2015. Will be saved for a special book ring.

The Cradle in the Grave by Sophie Hannah (Link) TBR since August 2013.(To save for a book ring.)

Knit the Season by Kate Jacobs (Link) TBR since ??? (To save for a book ring.)

Coffee Rings by Yvonne Lehman (Link) TBR since November 2015 (To save for a book ring.)

Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen (Link) TBR since June 2012. Reserved for a special book ring.

The Circus in Winter by Cathy Day (Link) TBR since July 2013. (A personalized, signed copy that will stay in my personal collection!)

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (Link) TBR since 2012.

The Monk Downstairs by Tim Farrington (Link) TBR since June 2013.

Our Darling by D. A. Brockett (Link) TBR since ? I don't know when ?

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

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

The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood (Link) TBR since Christmas 2014.

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:) "Queensknob" was a dependable BookCrosser until last summer, but now she's no longer active. (Added February 24, 2008:) I found a new Faye Kellerman reading buddy! From now on, I'll be sharing my Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus mysteries with "NuttyReader" in Texas. Quinta Wilkinson * 5278 Professional Dr #343 * Wichita Falls, Tx 76302

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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Gabriella Atzori * 113 Arnold Road * NG5 5HA Nottingham * Nottinghamshire UK

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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
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Darling, it seems that you belong in Gone with the Wind; the proper place for a romantic. You belong in a tumultous 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?

Which Classic Novel do You Belong In?
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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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(*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!)

Princess-Peapod's Valentine's Day Exchange
Iwillrejoice's ABC Bookrings - Books Beginning with the Letter K
2016 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge - My Goal is 25


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

Her sins were scarlet ...

but her books were read."

~~Hilaire Belloc


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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