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 wish list below.
I'm Sarah Coller, aka Elizardbreath. I received that lovely moniker from my mom (BookCrosser Charlieshack) when I was about 7, as a play on my middle name, Elizabeth. I'm the mother of 9 little sweeties aged 17 down to 4--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, Classical Homemaking, as well as my book blog, Belle's Library. I'm also a published author with my newest release being an encouraging study for women called Now: Purposeful Steps Toward a More Abundant Life. I love Jesus and try to live my life according to the teachings of the Bible. For the past 10 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:
Any Vintage or Antique books (feel free to register and label them)
Books written during or about the Victorian Era
Books about England: history, culture, fiction and nonfiction
Books about Queen Victoria or other British monarchs
STARBUCKS GIFT CARDS (I'm a mom of 9...a little mom time out is one of the best gifts ever!)
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!!
Colored Sharpies, thick and thin
reusable shopping bags, literature-themed tote bags
dishtowels/tea towels for kitchen use
Anything Jane Austen or Bronte
Anything handmade…I really treasure other peoples’ creativity!
Return address labels (please use Mrs. Sarah Coller)
Travel memoirs (England especially---check to see I've not read them already)
Biographies/Memoirs--especially of strange historical figures
New US postage stamps for use
pretty scarves or long shawls
Doilies, ladies handkerchiefs, vintage linens (stains or minor tears, holes are fine!)
Anything vintage, antique
Chocolate! (No fruit added, please)
I LOVE Lindt WHITE chocolate truffles
I LOVE Nutella!
Where’s George dollars
surprises are great, too!
Things I collect: Kewpies, strawberries, postage stamps; vintage postcards; buttons; sea glass; old canning jars; old books; miniature salt & pepper shakers; Limoges pottery; old photos; toile; tea-related items; British or French-themed items; birds; doilies; handmade potholders, especially the doll dress design; Blue Ridge pieces in "Pinkie" design, glass bottle stoppers, kitchen kitsch, frozen Charlotte and other dolls
Books Read in 2017
1. Christ in Christmas: A Family Advent Celebration by various authors
2. Titanic Survivor by Violet Jessop
3. Paper: An Elegy by Ian Sansom
4. Blooming by Susan Allen Toth
Bookboxes and Bookrings I've Joined
Biographies of Things Bookbox
Travel Narrative Bookbox
Bookcrossers I've met in person!
~~GraceJane (AR, USA) --My daughter
~~EllieDickens (AR, USA)--My daughter
~~HobbitGlen (AR, USA)--My son
~~MrElizardbreath (AR, USA)--My Husband
~~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
~~MrsTilney (AR, USA)--my daughter
~~GIJoe1 (AR, USA)--my son
~~IronMan2 (AR, USA)--my son