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Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Recent Book Activity


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4 weeksall time

books registered:4926
released in the wild:0399
controlled releases:12578
releases caught:058
controlled releases caught:16523
books found:2502
tell-a-friend referrals:069
new member referrals:010
forum posts:62,153

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I think I've been a book addict since I was old enough to hold one. One of the earliest books I remember loving was a Little Golden Book, "The Colour Kittens." Another I recall from a little later, was a story about a girl{?) who was accidentally locked in a library overnight. I, of course, thought that was most fabulous! By the time I was 7 or 8 I was was reading Lamb's "Tales from Shakespeare" over and over, and by 8 or 9 my parents were taking me to see Shakespearean plays. I was also madly in love with Dr. Doolittle books(NOT the disneyized version)--I so wanted to be him, to be able to talk with the animals!! I think I was in 8th grade when my Dad handed me Azimov's "Foundation Trilogy;" that began a lifelong love affair with Science Fiction.

Besides being a reader, I'm an actor and theatre techie. And a Grandmother, Mom, auntie, bruja, and radical left-wing woman!

I adore equines of all sorts, and both ride and drive carriage. The gorgeous guy with me in the pic is Sir Gawain, more commonly just referred to as Sir G. I'm not usually into blondes, but I've made an exception for him (vbg).
I share my home with two cats and two dogs (one of which is my Mum's). All four are rescues.

Finally being able to post my picture is thanks to gussy916, who shrank it for me!!

My Wish List

Thank you, Cliff!


NOTE: all but one of my wild releases really are. I did do release notes for one controlled release very early on, before realizing those should be journaled. But the numbers are ok-- I just had one journalled (months later) that I'd forgotten to do release notes on!

I finished Paolo Coehlo's Pilgrimage this morning, and went to take a gander at his website, where I found this, which I would like to share:
Manual for conserving paths


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Mystery with a Twist Bookbox

Science Fiction Bookbox

Native American Bookbox

Anything But Romance Incredible Shrinking Bookbox


My first very own bookring is WICKED Elphaba almost made it home again, but alas, she fell off the world in AZ, and was never heard of again. :(


Bookring # 2 is BROKEN VERSES-- lol--I was much less anal getting this one on it's way!

#3 Women of the Ukiyo-E is a beautiful colouring book for semi-grown-ups :)

#4 Foreigner by CJCheeryh --this is the first of a trilogy, going out as a spiral

#5 Invader spiraling on....

#6 Inheritor third and last of the spiral

#7 Mission of Gravity Classic SF by Hal Clement completed ray~~now being rabcked forward

#8 Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams home again!

#9 Murder at The ABA by Isaac Asimov

#10 Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time

#11 R is For Rocket by Ray Bradbury

#12 Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein

#13 INFIDEL ~~restarted thanks to pinklady60!!!!!!!!

#14Blood Music

#15 Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens HOME!


Mystery with a Twist Bookbox

Science Fiction Bookbox

Native American Bookbox

Anything But Romance Shrinking Bookbox

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Gradually, I will be registering Mom's books under tenetene, so please take a look there, especially if you like to read Mysteries or Fantasy, those being the genres of which there will be the most.

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Bookrings which I've joined, read, and have sent on their way:
* these entries are sadly behind....
Female Chauvinist Pigs : Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy
started by lolamarie --thought-provoking!!!

Celtic Colouring Book
started by BountifulPots-- fun!

The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats : A Journey Into the Feline Heart started by PaperbackPal
--much for cat-lovers to identify with!

One Night At The Call Center
hosted by gussy 916
--what I really liked about this was the exposure to a culture outside my own


Parineeta
hosted by gussy 916
--an early 20th C romance in a much more traditional India--Really cool that these two rings of gussy's arrived back-to-back!

"Integral Trees"-- spiral
hosted by Cayenne-UK
--truly unique world-building! Looking forward to the next installment!

The Gods Themselves bookray masterful SF!
hosted by efs300

The Psychotechnic League - bookray
by Poul Andeson -- disappointing
hosted by 16stepper

Black Rain
hosted by totoroandmei---eloquent, beautifully horrendous....painful...exquisite....I highly recommend this!

The Other Bolyn Girl a fabulous can't-put-it-down read
hosted by Miss-R

the book shop--beautifully written--a sweet/sad book for all booklovers
started by booklady331

dark-draco's Hooves Around The World Bookbox is finally on it's way!!

(Un)Arranged Marriage --uniquely male perspective on arraged marriage!
hosted by LizzyBee

The Smoke Ring had to replace the original--it was worth it, to read this amazing Niven!
hosted by Cayenne-UK

Bloody Foreigners bloody good read!

The Inscrutable Americans

Japanese Fairy Tales~~ a book of small treasures




And Rings, Rays, and Spirals for which I am awaiting my turn:
...as are these....

The Penelopiad : The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus

The Bollywood Beauty

Journal "How to be alone" (still open)
by Various Bookcrossers

The Elegant Universe : Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ul (ray)

Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh (ray)

The Man who Sold The Moon

a href=http://bookcrossing.com/journal/4106828>Son of A Witch

She Flies Without Wings: How Horses Touch A Woman's Soul-----here--next in line

The Sparrow

The Corporation ---reading now

I Hate Myself and Want to Die: The 52 Most Depressing Songs You've Ever Heard

Alas, I've given up on

Gothamgal's Horror Bookbox Version 1.0---on the way from Scotland!!!

it's been a year since it was sent...just hope the books are being read somewhereand not moldering away in a wharf warehouse!


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ZRII


I want to edit/condense the following, but don't know when I'll get the round tuit; so for now I've just moved them below the basic shelf notes.
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On Sept 4th 2007, after a brief courageous fight, my mother left us. (I hate the phrase "I lost" my Mom-I certainly did not misplace her!).
After working hard and long to recover from her broken shoulder, she was thrilled that she could finally drive again (be independent!) and travel once more. Her hard-won health was all too brief. While visiting my(remaining) sister, she fell and broke her femur. Surgery went well, she came through with flying colors, began rehab....and then threw a clot, which lodged in and killed her small intestine. She underwent three more surgeries in the next week, but the necrosis continued, and there was nothing more that could be done. At least there was time for her family to come, to say good-bye, to support one another. And the Drs. "broke the riules," telling the ICU to let all of us in , not just 2 at a time; my brother brought his guitar, and we sang all the songs we grew up singing as a family. And we shared memories--Mom even heard a few tales of our escapades she'd never known about.


A Newer Note




This Spring I took on mucho work—so much so that shows were not only one after another, but two or even three stacked up overlapping. Kept me from brooding……

The past year and a half has been truly awful. Jan 2, 2006, my Mom fell, shattering her upper arm. Surgery, pain, drugs, physical therapy, pain, not healing, not healing…..she was unable to be alone, so I worked only half-time, my sister Miceala and I both caring for her. In June, she had more surgery; this time her entire shoulder was replaced, and finally, slowly, she began to heal. But at 83 and after so long unable to do anything, her recovery was extremely slow, and Miceala continued to come in the afternoons so that I could work half-time.

Then….then Miceala’s sudden unexpected death. The phenomenal shock was as if Sir Gawain had kicked me in the chest! Worse. While my body was intact, my heart and spirit were a shambles…..

Now, the season over, and not having been home to the desert for far too long, I’m on my healing journey. I drove through Utah’s farmland, through the red rock country, camped at Hovenweep, and lay under the Milky Way, falling into the Night Sky. Relations bless my journey….Raven, Horse, Turkey, Snake….have given spirit-gifts of transformation, magic, transmutation, give-away…they help me heal….. I have been graced to see elk, deer, jackrabbit, buffalo, and myriad winged ones. I bake under the beating sun. I ride in the desert, thanking Brother Wind for the cooling breeze. Bit by bit, I return to myself.


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To those who have sent kind words, thoughts, energies, I thank you. It amazes me how much the kindness of others really does ease what must be endured.

And to those who have been extremely patient with me--Thank You ! May the Book Goddess shower Blessings upon You!!

And if you or anyone you know suffers with Fybromyalgia, PLEASE go to this url, where there is a recent article on Dying to Feel Better, which used Miceala’s death as one of the local instances.
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,660219298,00.html

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NOTE!!


Since I'm not doing much in the way of individual notes, I want to let you know why I'm currently a poor bookcrosser and beg your patience and understanding.....

On Dec 11th, my baby sister sister died. totally unexpectedly.

The holidays were an absolute nightmare , and tho I'm back to work this month, the rest of my life is still an unfocused mess. I'm trying to get myself moving, to get books moving...but I just don't seem to be making the progress I'd like. Coupled with the pain is the shock--the complete shock and wrongness of her death. I'm trying to get myself gathered enough to respond to pms, and get everything journaled and on it's way that should be. I did try hard to get (belated) thankyous to all who sent Holiday Wishes--if I missed you, I am really really sorry!





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