Friday, September 17, 2004
15 books wild released, and just had my first wild catch! Yay yay yay! My faith is restoring....
Thank you cliff1976, for making my wish list possible!
It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or the other of these destinations...There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.
C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
I don't generally register PC books, just those I want to release in some form - and I don't have much time with the kids so gosh-darn needy all the time. :) I don't actually own very many books, since I went on a huge rampage earlier this year de-stuffing my house and gave them all to Goodwill, but now I wish I had kept them for the sake of innundating the public areas of Columbus, OH with them, and now that I've discovered the relay site, I wish I had them for capital :) - oh well! But the good thing is that I have rediscovered the joys of used bookstores, looking for cheap copies of my favorites. My husband is a little dismayed.
If you want anything from my meager selection, I'd happily RABCK or trade in the U.S. Just please, PLEASE journal them when you get them. And please don't PM and just assume you can have one - be polite!
Let's see: C.S. Lewis is my very favorite author, which of his books is my favorite I could not say - tie maybe between the Narnia Chronicles and the Space Trilogy.
Jane Eyre is my favorite non-Lewis book.
I have 2 little girls who are constantly in danger of being neglected due to a good book (not really, for you social-service types) (the dishes and laundry, on the other hand, are definately neglected - so turn me in!)
I drink way too much coffee.
I have incredible friends, but they all think I'm a big, Bookcrossing nerd. (I am)
I'm also a big Freecycling nerd.
You HAVE to go to www.freecycle.org to check this out.
The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (sent to FemFatale 10/11/04)
The Devil Wears Prada (received 11/19/04 - mailed 11/06/04)
At the Back of the North Wind (jennanej)(received 11/26/04 - mailed 12/27/04)
Bookcrosser's Journal (RainDrop162004) (mailed to spazcat)
Journal #5 (received 3/25/05 - mailed 5/06/05)
Middlesex (Denny08) (received 4/07/05 - mailed 4/26/05
Bel Canto (SmilingSun) (received 3/12/05 - mailed 3/22/05)
A Short History of Nearly Everything (Rico-Verde) (received 4/20/05 - mailed 5/02/05)
Can You Keep a Secret? (BookshopLakes) (received 4/26/05 - mailed 5/10/05)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Nimrodiel) (received 4/27/05 - mailed 5/23/05)
If (Guineveve) (received 3/14/05 - mailed 3/26/05)
The Golden Compass (received 4/22/05 - mailed 5/7/05)
The Subtle Knife (received 5/03/05 - mailed 5/7/05)
Morality for Beautiful Girls (received 5/3/05 - mailed 5/23/05)
A Round-Heeled Woman (received 6/8/05 - mailed 7/1/05)
Something Rotten (received 10/10/05 - mailed 12/31/05)
Wicked (mailed 12/31/05)
Undead and Unwed/Undead and Unemployed (mailed)
Thief of Time (mailed)
Interior Desecration (no one to mail to)
Memoirs of a Geisha (mailed)
My first one, Living a Beautiful Life, by Alexandra Stoddard, is apparently stalled for now - hopefully it will get moving again.
Stormybreeze (OK) -received 12/30/04
Perelandra, by C.S. Lewis
blaisezabini12 (Romania) received
List of 2006 books
A Girl Named Zippy - Haven Kimmel - 10
A Wind in the Door - Madeline L'Engle - 8
The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Euginides - 6
Traveling Mercies - Anne Lamott - 10
Operating Instructions - Anne Lamott - 8
A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby - 7.5
The Pilot's Wife - Anita Shreve - 8
Round Ireland With a Fridge - Tony Hawks - 6 - didn't finish
Does My Bum Look Big in This? - Arabella Weir - 4 - didn't finish
Coraline - Neil Gaiman - 7
In Her Shoes - Jennifer Weiner - 7
The Bonesetter's Daughter - Amy Tan - 7.5
Barrel Fever - David Sedaris - 5 - didn't finish
The Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella - 7.5
An Underground Education - Richard Zachs - 7.5
Notes From a Small Island - Bill Bryson
Freakonomics - Steven Levitt - 10
Fraud - David Rakoff - 7.5
Undead and Unwed - Mary Janice Davidson - 7.5
Undead and Unemployed - MJD - 7
Little Earthquakes - Jennifer Weiner - 4 - didn't finish
Approval Addiction - Joyce Meyer - 7
Don't Get Too Comfortable - David Rakoff - 7.5
Dress Your Family in Corderoy and Denim - David Sedaris - 9
Blink - Malcolm Gladwell - 10
The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell - 8.5
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - 6
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden - 8.5
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver - 9
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing - Melissa Bank - 7
Thief of TIme - Terry Pratchett - 7
Left Turns - Michael Medved - 9
I'm stealing the rating system used by others - I think originally by Scism?
10: Excellent, at the top of its category. This book has impacted me deeply, changed me profoundly,or has simply been a pure delight to read.
9: Great book - just a nitpick stands between it and a 10.
8: Good, solid book that I would recommend to others.
7.5: Good book , kept me interested, but I probably wouldn't push it on my friends.
7: Good book, but it didn't grab me in a big way.
6: Decent, but not my type of book.
5: Maybe somebody else would like this. I didn't.
4: Only OK. Barely worth reading. The line between taking it and leaving it is very thin.
2-3: Has major problems. I don't recommend it.
1: It's hard to imagine anyone liking this book.