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Bella Vista, Arkansas USA


Monday, June 05, 2006

Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:74,132
released in the wild:196,187
controlled releases:0392
releases caught:31,486
controlled releases caught:0140
books found:41,072
tell-a-friend referrals:0173
new member referrals:259
forum posts:161,977

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(And here's my favorite princess twirling her ringlets...just because it's fun...)

**The books on my shelf do not necessarily reflect my reading tastes or interests...I find and release books of most genres. If you are interested in a book on my shelf, I would be glad to trade with you for something from my book wish list. If you do not have a book to trade then please offer to pay shipping or offer something to trade from my non-book wishlist below.

I'm Sarah Coller, aka Elizardbreath. I received that lovely moniker from my mom when I was about 7, as a play on my middle name, Elizabeth. I'm the mother of 9 little sweeties aged 14 down to 1--5 girls, 4 boys. My husband and I homeschool our children---a responsibility that is mainly mine since he works full time as a computer software programmer. I love to write and am the author of the popular blog, Hope In Every Season. I love Jesus and try to live my life according to the teachings of the Bible. I learned about BookCrossing from my cousin, gomboggit. She has proven to be a great friend and superb BookCrossing buddy! For the past 8 years of membership, I have formed wonderful friendships, experienced literature that I never would have picked up before, and learned a lot about the world outside of my own little spot on the map. 

My Wish List for Swaps and Sweeps:  

Anything from my Etsy favorites
I love penpalling and would love some stationery/letter writing paper/envelopes/postage stamps
"Hidden Mother" photos
Anything PINK, Victorian, or cottage themed
Stationery & pretty papers for writing and crafting--especially Kawaii or LISA FRANK!!
Fiction set in the South (USA)
Colored Sharpies
Anything Jane Austen or Bronte
Anything handmade…I really treasure other peoples’ creativity!
Trinkets for crafting: pieces of jewelry, buttons, ribbon, found items
Return address labels (please use Mrs. Sarah Coller)
Travel memoirs (like the ones by Susan Allen Toth, England especially---check to see I've not read them already)
Used postage stamps for collecting/trading (doubles are fine!)
New US postage stamps for use
Doilies, ladies handkerchiefs, vintage linens (stains or minor tears, holes are fine!)
Wishlist books
Book-releasing supplies
Anything vintage, antique
Chocolate! (No fruit added, please)
I LOVE Lindt WHITE chocolate truffles
I LOVE Nutella!
a quilt
Where’s George dollars
surprises are great, too!

Things I collect:
stamps; postcards; buttons; sea glass; old canning jars; old books; miniature salt & pepper shakers; Limoges pottery; old photos; toile; tea-related items; French-themed items; birds; doilies; handmade potholders, especially the doll dress design; Blue Ridge pieces in "Pinkie" design, glass bottle stoppers, strawberries, kitchen kitsch; Johnson Brothers pottery in the following designs: Strawberry Fields, The Friendly Village, Harvest Time, English Castles

Books Read in 2014:

January 2014:

1. Jane and the Madness of Lord Byron by Stephanie Barron
2. The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero by William Kalush
3. Plain and Simple by Sue Bender 

February 2014:

4. Canadians at Table by Dorothy Duncan
5. Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster by Steven Biel
6. White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf by Aaron Bobrow-Strain
7. March by Geraldine Brooks
8. London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets by Peter Ackroyd
9. Toujours Provence by Peter Mayle
10. The Escape of Alexei Son of Tsar Nicholas II by Vadim Petrov, etc.
11. The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

March 2014:

12. Ozark Magic and Folklore by Vance Randolph
13. Best Foot Forward by Susie Kelly

April 2014:

14. Building the Columbia River Highway by Peg Willis
15. The Restorer by Sharon Hinck

May 2014:

16. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
17. The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis
18. When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke

June 2014:

19. Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber
20. Wildflower Hill by Kimberley Freeman
21. The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen
22. The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen
23. The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen

July 2014:

24. Second Chance Cafe by Brandy Bruce
25. A Jane Austen Encounter by Donna Fletcher Crow
26. A Stillness of Chimes by Meg Moseley

August 2014:

27. French Lessons by Peter Mayle
28. Persuasion, Captain Wentworth, and Cracklin' Cornbread by Mary Jane Hathaway
29. Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo
30. Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits by Mary Jane Hathaway
31. Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogs by Mary Jane Hathaway
32. Becoming Jane Austen by Jon Spence
33. Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay

September 2014:

34. Sweet Dreams at the Goodnight Motel by Curtiss Ann Matlock
35. The River by Beverly Lewis
36. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

October 2014:

37. Hold the Roses by Rose Marie
38. Bold Spirit by Linda Lawrence Hunt
39. 'Tis Herself by Maureen O'Hara
40. Memoirs of a Medieval Woman by Louise Collis
41. Chaucer by Peter Ackroyd

November 2014:

42. The Last Bride by Beverly Lewis
43. The Great Pretenders by Jan Bondeson
44. The Light Princess by George MacDonald
45. The Seventh Unicorn by Kelly Jones

December 2014:

46. The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
47. Inventing Scrooge by Carlo Devito


Gifts from BookCrossers in 2014

LaVeggioCoffee: wishlist book
JennyC1230: book, beauty fun stuff, candle, labels, card for Valentine's Day
etherea: 2 Civil War books
wheepaperclips: book, stamps, stickers
tomato68: Easter Exchange--wishlist book, candy, postcards, stationery
lauraloo29: Bday RABCK: chocolate, stamps, pencils, pink stuff, cards
sunshinedreem: travel memoir book for HGG
bookfrogster: cards, bookmarks, postcards
pinkoeria: handmade map envelopes, card
tomato68: notecards, stickers
kate3005: vintage hair comb
Thalasse: felted ornament, old photos, stamps
elstaplador: card, bird die cuts, ribbons
mysscyn: labels
Southernfryed: books, bookmarks, stamps, craft supplies
Abi-Gibby: labels, bookmark, letter
FeistyPom2Love: journal, note cards
LittleWhiteBird: card, vintage linens
nmugirl: birthday frisbee
alexiapapa: candy, labels, stickers, stamps
eponine38: Wishlist book, card, labels, recipe, bookmark
heartthumper: card, labels, pink tea!!, sticky notes, sharpie, 2 crafting books, 2 doilies
apoloniax: labels and stamps
milethe: crafting supplies
book-a-neer: stationery and card, stamps
hyphen8: wishlist book, labels
minesayn: wishlist book, card, labels, and bookmarks
bookstogive: wishlist book, card and labels
abi-gibby: card and labels
sunshinedreem: labels
love2cook: card and labels
chania: pink zippered bag and tote
lukutuoli: chocolate, stickers, stamps
hammu: card, bookmark, and stickers
HI77: birthday card
NatalieC7: postcard from China
lunatum: wings
PrincessRainbow: wishlist book
kirjakko: book, stamps, letter
saskiasosmile: card, frame, Sharpie, stamps
ellastix: wishlist book, stamps, stickers, postcard
lauraloo29: wishlist book, stamps, crafty stuff, cards
Izzy5000: Lisa Frank stuff, stickers, labels, stamps, bookmark, pin, stationery, pink bag
tabby-cat-owner: cards and notecards
Charlieshack: book, map, fabric, Christmas birds, party supplies, card, stickers, keychain light, candy
Bloedengel: wings
dotdot: address labels
bookwormlady: wishlist book, soap, stickers, card, chocolate
millycat: doily, cross stitch, stamps, envelopes
rodespringbal: birthday card, handkerchiefs, stamps


Here are some books I've found in my favorite genre: the old house/family secret genre! Please PM me if you know of others like these that I could add to my list: 

The Book of Hours by T. Davis Bunn 
A Sound Among the Trees by Susan Meissner 
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 
Summer In the South by Cathy Holton 
The Lost Hours by Karen White 
The Distant Hours by Kate Morton 
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 
Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt 


Bookcrossers I've met in person! 

~~CharlieShack (OR, USA)--My Mom
~~MissMarkey (England)--met in Winchester, England 
~~lytteltonwitch (New Zealand)--met in Winchester, England 
~~bookguide (Netherlands)--met in Pendleton, OR, USA 
~~fullofbeans (South Africa)--met in Hermiston, OR, USA 
~~gomboggit (OR, USA)--my cousin 
~~IonaofKells (AR, USA)--my daughter 
~~GIJoe1 (AR, USA)--my son 
~~IronMan2 (AR, USA)--my son

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