Joined Wednesday, February 06, 2002
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I am an instructor of biological anthropology at a local community college. For my PhD, I studied the evolution of locomotion in South and Central American monkeys--hence, "Monkey Girl". I joined bookcrossing when it was less than one year old, and I remember
sharing emails with founder Ron Hornbaker at that time about the logistics of the site (entering books, managing my profile, etc.). I loved how enthusiastic, friendly and helpful he was.
Before I had kids when I travelled more, I always purchased used books to take with me when traveling so I could just leave the books where I was when I finished them. This bookcrossing web site is great because now I can see what happened to these released books. Through bookcrossing, I have discovered books that I probably never would have looked at otherwise. I also ended up with a weird assortment of books on my bookcrossing bookshelf. Too bad it doesn't include all the books I have read through the library or through sharing books with my mother-in-law and other friends. (I keep track of those using Goodreads.com, a great website.)
Over the years, my use of bookcrossing has waxed and waned. When I had my kids, I didn’t have as much time to read or travel, and so I did a lot less bookcrossing. Now that my kids are a little older, I am able to read a bit more. On May 29, 2014, we put a Little Free Library in front of our house and after twelve years of bookcrossing, I finally have my own Official Bookcrossing Zone and I am back to bookcrossing with a vengeance. Yay!
Other hobbies besides reading: hanging out with my husband, son, daughter and friends, camping and hiking (when we get the chance), needlepoint, evolutionary biology, and putting up with my crazy old cat.
That is a howler monkey skull in the photo above.
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