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From Springfield, Illinois USA

Age 43

Joined Monday, August 02, 2004

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Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time
books registered 2 369
released in the wild 0 103
controlled releases 0 8
releases caught 0 13
controlled releases caught 0 2
books found 2 293
tell-a-friend referrals 0 39
new member referrals 0 0
forum posts 2 803

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Extended Profile

After being registered for more than a year, I released my first book into the wild in December 2005. Then I discovered Book Relay (no longer exists, but a similar group, Book Obsessed, has sprung up in its place), which really spurred my interest in doing more with BookCrossing. I've always been a voracious reader thanks to my mom. We have similar tastes in reading, but we no longer live in the same town, so we don't do much sharing of books anymore.

Books read in 2006: 85
Books read in 2007: 84
Books read in 2008: 53
Books read in 2009: 59
Books read in 2010: 57
Books read in 2011: 48
Books Read in 2012: 54
Books read in 2013: 61
Books read in 2014: 61
Books read in 2015: 45
Books read in 2016: 56

Books read in 2017
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
The Whole Town's Talking by Fannie Flagg
Twelve Days of Christmas by Debbie Macomber
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Cat Sitter and the Canary by Blaize and John Clement
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Turbo Twenty-Three by Janet Evanovich
Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delaney
The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagerkrantz
The Sleeping Beauty Killer by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
Faithful Place by Tana French
Savage Love by Dan Savage
A Shepherd's Watch by David Kennard
Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
All By Myself, Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
Say My Name by J. Kenner
Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth
The Girl Before by JP Delaney
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Ghost Hunters by Deborah Blum
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
My Not-So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
On My Knees by J. Kenner
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Under My Skin by J. Kenner
Small Miracles by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Night by Elise Wiesel
The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah
If Not For You by Debbie Macomber
A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar by Suzanne Joinson
Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani
The Darkest Night of the Year by Dean Koontz
Dangerous Minds by Janet Evanovich
Tears of the Moon by Nora Roberts
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women by Marianne Monson
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
High Risk by Vivian Arend
The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Humans by Robert J. Sawyer
Keeper by Robyn Roze
The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean by Philip Caputo
Murder at the Puppy Fest by Laurien Berenson
Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell
A Column of Fire by Ken Follett
Look Again by Lisa Scottoline
Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth
MatchUp, edited by Lee Child
Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik
Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber
Will's Red Coat by Tom Ryan
Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen
Don't Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Searching For Anne Frank: Letters from Amsterdam to Iowa by Susan Goldman Rubin
A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
Knitlandia by Clara Parkes
Fade Away by Harlan Coben
FaceOff, edited by David Baldacci
Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks
Year One by Nora Roberts
Wagging Through the Snow by Lauren Berenson
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Artemis by Andy Weir
The Wolf at Twilight by Kent Nerburn

Books read in 2018
The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Tsotsi by Athol Fugard
Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
Monster by Jonathan Kellerman
Still Me by Jojo Moyes
Leather & Lace by Samantha A. Cole
Emma by Jane Austen
Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke
Animal Angels by Charlene R. Johnson and Michael Rebel
Legend by Jude Deveraux
The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz
Hybrids by Robert J. Sawyer
I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson
Island of Glass by Nora Roberts
The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani
The MacKinnon’s Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz
The Terror by Dan Simmons (in progress)
Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
Tempting Miss Allender by Wendy Vella
Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky
Prayers and Lies—Sherri Wood Emmons
Silver Wedding—Maeve Binchy
Red Hot Lies—Laura Caldwell
The Third Twin—Ken Follett
Have a Nice Guilt Trip—Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Together Alone—Barbara Delinsky
Highlander Most Wanted—Maya Banks
With Love, Wherever You Are—Dandi Daley Mackall
Reached by Ally Condie
Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (in progress)

A note about my stats: I trade or RABCK most of my books, so that's why you will see very few wild releases. I prefer to send books to people I know want them, thus no release notes, only journal entries. It may be against the true random spirit of BookCrossing, but they still get to travel plenty.

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