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From Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Age 64

Joined Tuesday, March 01, 2005

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4 weeksall time
books registered 1 1,953
released in the wild 6 1,726
controlled releases 1 104
releases caught 6 516
controlled releases caught 0 82
books found 1 265
tell-a-friend referrals 0 71
new member referrals 0 21
forum posts 20 6,861

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The 2017 Canada Days release challenge is over and a new record has been set. Here's the link to the chart.
The 2016 Canada Days release challenge started on June 24 and finished on July 4. A total of 617 books were released.

The 2015 Canada Days release challenge started on June 24 and finished on July 5. A total of 582 books were released.
The 2014 Canada Days release challenge started on June 21 and finished on July 1. A total of 572 books were released.
The 2013 Canada Days release challenge is over with 568 books released.
The 2012 Canada Days release challenge is over and we had a great year with 911 books released.
The 2011 Canada Day release challenge is over and 840 books were released.
The 2010 Canada Day release challenge is now over. Over 400 books have been released which is much less than previous years. But we all had fun which is the important thing.
The 2009 Canada Day release challenge was wonderful and 796 books were released.
The 2008 Canada Day release resulted in 687 books by Canadians or about Canada wild released in Canada and around the world.
The 2007 Canada Day release challenge was a huge success with 773 books wild released.
My 2006 Canada Day release challenge was a great success with 648 books wild released in Canada and around the world.

If you would like to suggest a trade I will gladly consider it but I may not agree especially if the book is hardcover.

I stumbled across this concept when I was searching for information on a book my book club read in April 2005 (The Secret Life of Bees). I read a lot and since joining BookCrossing I believe I am reading more. I had a lot of books in my personal library when I started but I have released most of them and have acquired more from library book sales, Goodwill, gifts and so on.

The picture is of my dog, Gypsy, who was put to sleep on June 28 2014. A Border Collie whom we adopted from the Humane Society in the spring of 1997, she was a sweet and loyal dog. We have another dog, Davis, who is a lab cross (with what we don't know) and who is also a Humane Society adoptee. Davis is about 14 years old and still has a lot of energy.

November 23, 2017
Because I'm a bit of a stats freak I'm keeping track of my "wild" catches as opposed to the total catches which result from controlled releases as well as wild releases. I have now released 1587 books into the wild and 299 have been caught (a 18.8% catch rate). Of those 299 15 were caught by BXers who went looking for them, 4 were caught by a BXer who just stumbled on it, 19 were caught by a BXer from the OBCZ shelf, 109 were caught by new members, 3 were caught by old members who had been inactive and the rest were caught anonymously. Thirty-five wild releases that were re-released have been caught and journalled again and this one, this one, this one and this one have been caught three times.
My last wild catch

My Reading Goals for 2017

1. To read all the books other BookCrossers have given me to the end of 2016, a total of 8 books. As of October 21 I have read all eight books.
1. English Passenger by Matthew Kneale from Pooker3
2. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan from K-i-s-m-e-t
3. Welcometo the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik from JudySuimp612
4. Clear and Convincing Proof by Kate Wilhelm, from bookstogive
5. The Road Back by Erich Maria Remarque from Diane-Fraser
6. H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald, from Pooker3
7. The Bone People by Keri Hulme, from NorthernLights
8. Invisible Prey by John Sandford

2. To read or listen to 10 books from the 1001 Books to Read before you Die list. As of November 13 I have read 6 books and listened to six:
1. The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan
2. Carry Me Down by M. J. Hyland
3. The Island of Doctor Moreau by H. G. Wells
4. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5. Silk by Alessandro Baricco
6. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
7. Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev
8. Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
9. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
10. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
11. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
12. City of God

3. To read 8 books that were gifts or that I won in 2016 before June 30, 2017. As of June 25 I have read all 8 books.
1. Road Closed by Leigh Russell, a gift from my sister and brother-in-law
2. Am I Alone Here? by Peter Orner, received through the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program
3. License to Quill by Jacopo Della Quercio, a gift from my sister and brother-in-law
4. The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer, a gift from my lovely husband
5. She's Not There by Joy Fielding, a gift from my sister and brother-in-law
6. Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt, a gift from my niece
7. The Black House by Peter May, a gift from my husband
8. I See You by Clare Mackintosh, a gift from my sister and brother-in-law

4. To read 18 books by Canadian authors on Mt TBR that were registered in 2009 and 2010. As of December 5 I have read eighteen books.
1. Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie (this also counts as one of the books from the CBC 100 lists)
2. The Shape I Gave You by Martha Baillie
3. Father Goose by Bill Lishman
4. Pandora by Sylvia Fraser
5. Paper, Scissors, Rock by Ann Decter
6. Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
7. Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen
8. Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson
9. A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson
10. Waiting for Time by Bernice Morgan
11. Voyageurs by Margaret Elphinstone
12. The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens
13. Farthing by Jo Walton
14. Ha'penny by Jo Walton
15. Kiss Me by Andrew Pyper
16. Very Hard Choices by Spider Robinson
17. Spadework by Timothy Findley
18. Mark of the Raven by Pete Scales

5. To read 15 books that appear on three lists from CBC of 100 Books that Make You Proud to Be Canadian. As of December 1 I have read fifteen books.
1. Roughing It in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
2. Lost in the Barrens by Farley Mowat
3. As For Me and My House by Sinclair Ross
4. Never Cry Wolf by Farley Mowat
5. Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb
6. Too Close to the Falls by Catherine Gildiner
7. Certainty by Madeleine Thien
8. Tilt by Alan Cumyn
9. Thunder over Kandahar by Sharon E. McKay
10. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
11. Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
12. The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
13. A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
14. Held by Edeet Ravel
15. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

6. To read at least 17 other books by Canadian authors so that I will have read a total of 50 books by Canadians by the end of the year. As of July 14 I have read the 17 books but I will keep posting here.
1. Snow Job by William Deverell
2. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
3. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
4. Company Town by Madeline Ashby
5. Against the Odds by L. M. Montgomery
6. The Courier by Gerald Brandt
7. The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan
8. The White Dawn by James Houston
9. Keep Sweet by Debby Palmer and Dave Perrin
10. Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer
11. Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
12. From Scratch by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
13. The Delicate Storm by Giles Blunt
14. Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
15. A Soldier's Sketchbook: The Illustrated First World War Diary of R. H. Rabjohn by John Wilson
16. Journey by James Michener
17. A Pitying of Doves by Steve Burrows
18. The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence
19. Very Bad Deaths by Spider Robinson
20. That's My Baby by Frances Itani
21. Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson
22. High Meadows by Ivan Ashley
23. Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill
24. The Darkhouse by Barbara Radecki

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