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carpediva

From San Francisco, California USA

Age 47

Joined Saturday, January 10, 2004

Home page cliff1976.com/bc/BCWish.asp?BCUser=carpediva

Recent Book Activity

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4 weeksall time
books registered 0 93
released in the wild 0 20
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 2
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 0 7
tell-a-friend referrals 0 28
new member referrals 0 2
forum posts 0 56

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Extended Profile

hello, there!

i started reading at 3 according to my mom, and i haven't stopped since. i love the idea of BookCrossing and have been firmly addicted since i made my first unwitting catch, released by countedx58. now, i spend as much time here as i actually do reading, but i'm learning to be okay with that!

a lot of books pass through my hands: some i love, some i hate, most are average, and a rare few, i have no intention of reading. however, my credo has quickly become: register and release 'em all! my reasoning is that even a bad book can bring someone to BC (i hated the book i caught, but here i am!) and just because i didn't like it, doesn't mean the next person won't. besides, a bad book is like bad pizza or bad sex... it's still a pretty good thing to get in on.

anyway, because of this mindset, my bookshelf doesn't necessarily reflect my tastes or personality unless it's marked "permanent collection." (note: even those books are potentially available under the right circumstances. no promises, but just let me know, and maybe we can work something out.)

in any case, take a look around, and if you see something you like that's not traveling or reserved, PM me and we'll see what we can do! in fact, if you want, you can see...

All My Books on One Page: just click casualreader.net/bookshelf.php?... target="blank">here for this handy-dandy tool!
(props & shouts-out to CasualReader for the aforementioned handy-dandy tool!)

My Wish List: want to know what books i'm looking for? check out my cliff1976.com/---/BCWish.asp?... target="blank">Wish List!
(mad love to Cliff1976 for this funky-fresh functionality!)

BookRings I've Started:
1/21/04- Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them... | CLOSED
1/19/04- Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Philosophy... | CLOSED
(PM me with your location, shipping ability, & at least part of the book title in the subject line if interested in joining an open Ring)

BookRings/BookRays I've Joined Currently:
Wicked: The Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the West | RING
The Secret Life of Bees | RING
The Deep End of the Ocean | RING
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius | RAY
Seabiscuit | RING
The Lovely Bones | RING
Cold Comfort Farm | RING
The Alienist | RING
Touching the Void | RING
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil | RAY
Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge... | RAY
The Blind Assassin | RING
Fast Food Nation | RAY
The Hours | RING
A Widow For One Year | RAY
Between Chapters | RING
With Nails: The Film Diaries of Richard E. Grant | RAY
Einstein's Dreams | RAY
The Little Friend | RING
Girl With a Pearl Earring | RING
Jonathan Livingston Seagull | RING i.m.p.
Running With Scissors | RAY
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers | RAY i.m.p.
Ivanhoe | RING
Neverwhere | RING
Candide | RING
Arthur Rex | RING
On the Beach | RING
Ahab's Wife | RING
(i.m.p. = in my posession)

What I'm Currently Reading:
reMix
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Hit & Run: How Jon Peters and Peter Guber Took Sony for a Ride in Hollywood
The Corrections
All Books Read in 2004

My All-Time Faves:
Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
Kitchen Confidential, by Anthony Bourdain
You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, by Julia Phillips
Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live , by Anthony Bourdain
(in no particular order & added as they occur to me)

My Number of Wild Releases Caught: 0

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