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Burlington, Ontario Canada


Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:8687
released in the wild:6637
controlled releases:166
releases caught:054
controlled releases caught:163
books found:047
tell-a-friend referrals:00
new member referrals:013
forum posts:131,530

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Extended Profile

I have always been an avid reader and love to become engrossed in a good story. Once I start a good book I want to keep on reading until I have finished it.

I heard about Bookcrossing from my sister, starrdust, joined and was immediately hooked. I love participating in many of the release challenges, and have "met" so many nice people here.

My shelf does not necessarily reflect my reading preferences. Some books I have acquired solely for the purpose of release challenges.

I work as an office administrator and have a round trip commute of 2 hours per day. However, I feel fortunate to be able to take vacation and additional time off in the summer to travel and of course read!

Currently reading: The Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith

Books I read in 2014:
Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand (FB Booklover's Bookclub)
Hotel Vendome by Danielle Steel
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (FB Booklover's Bookclub)
Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Homecoming by Cathy Kelly
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
Bertie Plays the Blues by Alexander McCall Smith
Betrayal by Danielle Steel
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
My Journey by Olivia Chow
The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
Friends Forever by Danielle Steel
Maeve's Times by Maeve Binchy
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen
First Sight by Danielle Steel
Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff

Challenges I'm participating in - 2014:
Never Judge A Book By Its Cover - January 1-December 31, 2014
Pages Read Challenge - January 1-December 31, 2014
Ultimate Challenge - January 1-December 31, 2014
Valentine's Challenge - February 1-14, 2014
Celebrate the Irish - March 1-31, 2014
Oh, the Places We Can Go - March 1-31, 2014
April Showers/Botanical Challenge - April 15-May 15, 2014
June Brides Challenge - June 1-30, 2014
Canada Day Challenge - June 21-July 1, 2014
One Word Challenge - August 1-31, 2014
September Sapphire Challenge - September 1-30, 2014
You're Such An Animal Challenge - September 1-October 5, 2014
The Tick Tock Challenge - October 1-31, 2014
The "The" Challenge - November 1-30, 2014
Christmas Challenge - December 1-25, 2014
D For December Challenge - December 1-31, 2014
What's In A Name Challenge - December 1-31, 2014

Books I read in 2013:
The Red Hat Society: Fun and Friendship After Fifty by Sue Ellen Cooper
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman (FB Booklover's Bookclub)
Daisy Miller by Henry James (bookray)
The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert (bookring)
The Walnut Tree by Charles Todd (FB Booklover's Bookclub)
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (bookring)
The Accident by Linwood Barclay (FB Booklover`s Bookclub)
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (FB Booklover's Bookclub)
Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg (FB Booklover's Bookclub)
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda (FB Booklover's Bookclub)
A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence
The Day the World Came to Town: 911 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede (bookray)
Poached Egg On Toast by Frances Itani
One Day by David Nicholls (FB Booklover's Bookclub)
A Dignified Life by Virginia Bell & David Troxel
44 Charles Street by Danielle Steel
Full House by Maeve Binchy
Dear Exile by Hilary Liftin & Kate Montgomery
Happy Birthday by Danielle Steel
Comfort Food by Kate Jacobs
Bouncing Back by Paul Woods
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy
Julie & Julia by Julie Powell
The Birth Order Book by Dr. Kevin Leman
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (FB Booklover's Bookclub)
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe

Challenges I'm participating in - 2013:
Never Judge A Book By Its Cover - January 1-December 31, 2013
Pages Read Challenge - January 1-December 31, 2013
Ultimate Challenge - January 1-December 31, 2013
Valentine's Challenge - February 1-14, 2013
Celebrate the Irish Challenge - March 1-31, 2013
Oh, The Places We Can Go Challenge - March 1-31, 2013
Canada Day Challenge - June 22-July 1, 2013
Christmas in July - July 1-31, 2013
September Sapphire Challenge - September 1-30, 2013
You're Such An Animal Challenge - September 1-October 6, 2013
You've Got An Angel Challenge - September 26-October 3, 2013
Tick Tock Challenge - October 1-31, 2013
"The" Challenge - November 1-30, 2013
Christmas Challenge - December 1-25, 2013
D For December Challenge - December 1-31, 2013
What's in a Name Challenge - December 1-31, 2013

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