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MartiP

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Joined Saturday, October 02, 2004

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PLEASE DO NOT PM ME FOR TRADES - I DO NOT TRADE, EXCEPT OCCASIONALLY WITH PEOPLE I KNOW WELL. THANK YOU.


Me and Bumma going to the swashbucklers....er, I mean bookcrossers.... meetup. It's actually a Cavalry Officer's coat, but isn't it pirate-ish? Arrrrrrrrrrrr! :-)

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I am Mom to two grown kids, two step-teenagers, two dogs, and two ferrets. I'm a lifetime avid reader, and probably read about two books a week. I remember clearly the first words I ever read (other than my name). Learning to read was that significant and life-changing for me: I was one of those weird kids who would read the encyclopedia for fun. I read EVERYTHING growing up, as nothing in my home was censored.

Fortunately or unfortunately, I'm the offspring of a gay Episcopal priest (who later became an honest-to-god monk - with robe, sandals, and all), and a bohemian bi-polar social worker with a stellar i.q. who once walked into the family Christmas gathering stark naked. She just wanted to see the family's reaction. (she also spent 20 years being treated by Corbett H. Thigpen, the guy who wrote "Three Faces Of Eve")

There were rarely "children's" books in my home, so I was reading e.e. cummings at four, and soon Shakespeare, Emily Dickenson, National Lampoon magazine, The Feminine Mystique, The Hound of Heaven, and The Exorcist before I was twelve - with a little St Francis and Edna St Vincent Milay thrown in there. I was in no way a child prodigy or anything -I just pretty much had to read whatever was lying around!

I was born and raised in the Southern U.S., but am not a Southern Belle. I flunked out of Belle school, having failed to pass "Elementary Manipulation" and "Hanky-Waving 101".

I joined BX in Oct 2004, after finding the site by accident, so most of my books aren't registered yet. (I need time!) I dabble in poetry, but have read enough great poetry to know mine's a hobby.

I am a proud Liberal, and sometimes didactic and very opinionated. But I'm fair.

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