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Joined Wednesday, June 29, 2005
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In a move toward simplification, my BookCrossing involvement is now focused on reading and/or releasing books registered by others that have been in my custody far too long. It has been a privilege to be part of this worldwide network of readers and friends!
I have a number of books I'm offering (as time allows) to BXers who have them on their wish lists. If you receive a PM from me offering a book; please don't worry that I want to trade or expect anything back. I just want to do my part to keep the BookCrossing experience moving forward.
A note regarding books on my shelf: Like many BookCrossers, I have made journal entries for numerous books that don't necessarily reflect my interests or values but that other readers will enjoy. These books have passed through my hands either in transit between readers via a bookbox, or donated for BXing by friends and family members. The surest way to find my recommendations for readers with similar interests is to read a few of my journal entries.
My first book box completed its journey 3-20-08:
Wish-Come-True Book Box: Top 100 Authors and Titles from Cliff1976.com wishlist site.
Thanks to GrammarBroad; Morgail; Bluestocking88; jnpert; itdpx; mrsjones; and MicheleReads!
Second book box arrived home 6-23-08:
African-American Literature and Memoirs
Thanks to Bluestocking88; dolphinwriter; and gnissorckoob!
Fourteen of my bookrays have completed their journeys:
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (5 countries, 5 readers); The Namesake: A Novel by Jhumpa Lahiri (3 countries, 8 readers); Wild Orchids by Jude Deveraux (2 US readers); Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (3 countries, 4 readers); Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (3 countries, 4 readers); House of Bush, House of Saud by Craig Unger [ring] (2 continents, 4 readers); The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant (2 countries, 4 readers); Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler (2 countries, 5 readers); Jarhead by Anthony Swofford (2 Australian readers); Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (2 continents, 3 readers); A Map of the World By Jane Hamilton (2 countries, 2 readers); Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett (2 countries, 5 readers); Communion by Whitley Strieber (3 countries, 3 readers); House of Bush, House of Saud by Craig Unger [ray] (3 European countries, 4 readers); The Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa Gregory (3 European countries, 3 readers).
Thank you all for participating!!!
Ring/Ray books and Bookboxes currently with me:
Mannen Utan Öde (Stormon) – received 15 March '06 from ruzena ... last on this ray; will pass along after reading.
Bookboxes in which I participated and sent forward:
Jumiege's Biographies/Memoirs Bookbox - Sep 2007
Bluestocking88's Hard to Part With Bookbox - Dec 2007
Bluestocking88's "Movers and Shakers" Bookbox - Dec 2007
Gomboggit's "Wishlist" Bookbox - February 2008
ivylibra224's "1001 Books You Must Read" Bookbox - April 2008
jenptcfan's "Top 100" Bookbox - May 2008
tranq1's Previously Crossed Bookbox - March 2009
Jumiege's Biographies/Memoirs Bookbox - Nov 2009
Ring/Ray Books I have read and passed forward:
When God Becomes a Drug (gaysocialworker)
Talk to the Hand (dittybopper)
Miracle in the Andes (MaryZee)
The Climb (daemonwolf)
Guantánamo: What the World Should Know (DrPangloss)
Love in Idleness (LindyLouMac)
The Pact (cambridgelass)
City of Falling Angels (glade1)
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (laura0141)
Riding the Bus with My Sister (debnance)
700 Sundays (bookczuk)In Cold Blood (Cinnamon-Girl)
Yankee Girl (Thursday5)
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood (goygirrl)
Falling Leaves (ajsmom)
We Thought You Would Be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive (classicfox)
French Dirt (marko167)
In the Company of the Courtesan (ariesgirl29)
Other People's Dirt (Bluestocking88)
Suite Francaise (jubby)
A Lifetime Burning (Cassiopaeia)
Autobiography of a Face (Kimmi)
Jennifer Government (chich)
Eat, Pray, Love (indygo88)
Kitchen Confidential (WingedMan)
Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason (ealasaidmae)
Welcome to the Bangkok Slaughterhouse (penelopewanders)
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets (chich)