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From Verdon, Nebraska USA

Age 62

Joined Tuesday, June 29, 2004

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Hey all - I love to read all types of books (except Harlequin-type romances and I do read those once in awhile, if they are set in Ireland or Australia or have to do with horses), although I have more time in the winter than the summer. :-) I have always loved books and love BookCrossing! Unfortunately I don't make it to this site all that much any more, but I do still try to keep up at least a bit.

I enjoy swapping books but my funds for mailing are limited and, since I have about 3000 books to read.... I don't do a lot of swapping - but it doesn't hurt to ask. :-)

I am listing my PC books on my shelf so people can see what I really enjoy reading. I get a lot of books at library bag sales to trade and release but they don't really show my personal reading preferences. My PC books consist of my absolute favorites so they are not for trading or loans. I also have some books on my PC shelf that I haven't read so they could be either PC or AVL when I have finished them.

We live in the country and I love animals of all kinds. We currently have 2 cats, 2 dogs, horses, and tropical fish. We've had almost every type of animal and poultry over the years (when our kids were in 4-H). We love kids and have 6 children, 4 girls and 2 boys (born in 1974, 1977, 1983, 1985, 2000, and 2012), 3 grandsons (born in 2000, 2005, and 2013) and 2 granddaughters (born in 2012 and 2015).

We have adopted from China, Guatemala, and the Nebraska foster system. We were licensed foster parents for several years but have decided not to continue with that. My husband and I are both retired but still keep busy on our acreage!

My current goal is to read all the books that have been Oprah's Picks!! The ones I don't have yet are:

The Meanest Thing to Say by Bill Cosby
The Treasure Hunt by Bill Cosby
The Best Way to Play by Bill Cosby
Light in August by William Faulkner
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Say You're One of Them by Uwem Akpan
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Ruby by Cynthia Bond
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

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