|Profile updated 6/28/16
Home again and slowly trying to catch up with myself.
Packages received from whiskeyjane, nakipa, and HI77; thanks and journal entries, etc. to follow.
I try to honor my BC commitments on a timely basis (except that I'm hugely behind for the birthday group - sorry!) but if you're expecting something from me and haven't gotten it yet, it never hurts to send me a friendly reminder PM!
|Thanks to all the wonderful Bookcrossers out there!
You're the best. Really.
NOTE: people on my "friends" list are mostly BookCrossers that I've actually met in person - it helps me keep track. If your name isn't on there, it doesn't mean I don't like you! ;)
My profile is always a work in progress, but I try to keep my wishlist here up to date. Some of the books are actually
Croyd's wishes: particularly the Jean Lorrah, Joel Rosenberg and Sten books.
If you've successfully mailed me something in the past, that address is still good. :)
Profile pic created using
Harold Lohner's Snowflake Monograms.
It may be obvious, but I should point out that I stopped updating this section some time ago. I still appreciate the many(!) kindnesses I've received from BookCrossers, but I just haven't been able to keep up with you!
BookCrossers are SO generous...
If you've send me a RABCK, of a book or anything else, please be assured that
I do appreciate it, very much.
Here are some of the many books I've received as RABCKs and wishlist tags:
And here are some of the many non-book RABCKs I've gotten - I'm sorry if I've inadvertently left you off the list!
About my wishlist: if you'd like to send me a book from my wishlist I won't object(!), but that's not the main reason I keep a list. I try to keep it current so I can use it to help me keep track of what I'm interested in and/or looking
for. Thanks to cliff1976 for his pioneering work on the
original wishlist site, which I still like for its flexibility.
|Things I'm looking for that aren't on my wishlist (I'm open for trades, etc.):
||Analog Magazine July-October 2008 for the 3-part David R. Palmer serial "Tracking"
||Sequel to Emergence, which is only on my bookshelf here because I came up with an *extra* copy to give away!
chapter illustrations) non-US editions of Harry Potter books
||I love the Mary GrandPré drawings, but it's such fun seeing interpretations by artists in other countries! I have books 1-5 in Japanese (Dan Schlesinger) and book 3 in Italian (Serena Riglietti).
||Oru Magazine #2 (origami magazine in Japanese)
||Almost impossible to get hold of, but I'm putting it down anyway...
||I try to only register books I'm willing to let go - ask
Croyd, he knows I've got lots more!
If you'd like to trade, send me a PM. If it's something on my TBR shelf, ask anyway - I'll try to move it up on the list! My mom's a stamp collector, so I'm usually willing to trade overseas if you'll put interesting stamps on the package. We're always glad
to receive any stamps, but Mom's favorites are music stamps and my own (very small) collection is of origami-related stamps.
Oh, and if you receive a book from me and I haven't given any specific instructions for what to do with it next (ring, ray, whatever), please feel free to release it any way you wish - I'm happy to see my books travel, and I'm thrilled when they check back
bizarrostamps at deviantART
Rings, rays, and boxes that I've started:
This list may not be entirely up to date, but if you'd like to join
any of the ones marked with an asterisk (*), send me a PM and I'll see what I can do.
Bookrings/rays/boxes & other related stuff I'm waiting for
Why *do* they arrive in bunches?
VBBs I've joined:
Bookrings & similar things in my possession (*)
or already passed on to the next reader:
(see section above for 1001-library books with me)
----------------- books below this line already sent back out -------------------
Another CD-only Audiobookbox, 2015-16 version
MaryZee's Biographies of Things box, 2015-2016 version
The Atheist's Mass
Medicine Chest Box V
Cereus Blooms at Night
MyssCyn's Bookmark & Labels ring
emmejo's LGBTQ+ box
The Casual Vacancy
Bremer Augenblicke (the book with the eyes)
A Long Way Home
How the States Got Their Shapes
Cassette audiobox from imawinn2
CD only audio book box
Queen of the Air - released at the end of the ray
Waist-High in the World
(graphic)Urasawa's Pluto (manga series)
Shrinking Teens bookbox
(graphic) Dolls (manga series)
Medicine Chest IV
The House of the Scorpion
CD-Only AudioBookBox (round 4?)
Graphic Novel box (shrinking)
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
(graphic) I Shall Never Return (manga series)
Picnic at Hanging Rock with DVD
Another Audiobookbox (round 3)
Native American bookbox
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
I Hate Myself and Want to Die
SF bookbox, round 2
books about books box
Medicine Chest Bookbox III by quietorchid
The Wooden Sea
Un Lun Dun (replacement)
Down the Plughole
LGBT-themed shrinking bookbox - replacement
The Day the World Came to Town
The Long Earth
Serial Killer bookbox ray
Based on the Book bookbox
LGBT-themed shrinking bookbox - LOST!
The Bitter Glass
Shrinking Audio Bookbox
AKSarah's Bookbox of the Living Dead
Towering Inferno bookring
The White Horse of Zennor
MaryZee's Biographies of Things box
Audiocassette box ray
laevina's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror box - 3rd round
Willard and His Bowling Trophies
A Confederacy of Dunces
(graphic) Creatures of the Night
I Hate Science Fiction/Fantasy (you don't have to!) box
The Cannibals of Candyland
Isle of 100,000 Graves
Medicine Chest Bookbox II
Packing for Mars
CD Audio Bookbox
(graphic) Uzumaki: Spiral Into Horror (3 books)
Earreading Audiobooks on Cassette Bookbox #1 (round 2)
The Stars My Destination
laevina's U.S. BookBox Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror
Bizarre Fiction Bookbox
Young Adult Bookbox Crossover part I
I Am the Messenger
The Poison That Fascinates
The 27th Day
Banned/Challenged Book Box
Water for Elephants
Cassette Audio Bookbox
How To Train Your Dragon
US Audio 27 Tapes Bookbox
Medicine Chest Bookbox
Death on the Ice
(Newbery) Dear Mr. Henshaw
The 19th Wife
"A" is for Author...Bookray game
(Newbery) Ella Enchanted
(Newbery) Out of the Dust
(Newbery) Shen of the Sea
(Newbery) Caddie Woolawn
The Last Town on Earth
Listening Is an Act of Love
The Graveyard Book
Mystery with A Twistery Bookbox
(audio) carlissa's Cassette Audio Bookbox
Q & A
bookray for Asleep
The Lost World
Earreading Audiobooks on Cassette Bookbox #1 (round 1)
Flat Stanley from California
(Newbery) Tales from Silver Lands
The Lost World
(Newbery) Hope Was Here
(Newbery) Catherine, Called Birdy
Postage Stamp Crossing Zone
(Newbery) Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth...
The Golden Ass
(Newbery) The Wanderer
(Newbery) Princess Academy
I Am Legend/
(Newbery) Charlotte's Web
Every Color of the Rainbow bookbox
The Wonderful O
A couple of wonderful book-related videos that I can watch over and over:
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - wonderful Oscar-winning short film
The Joy of Books - magic in a bookstore
Thanks to all the participants in my D for December Release Challenge!
*** 2008 = 202 releases ***
2009 = 756 releases ***
*** 2010 = 552 releases ***
2011 = 579 releases ***
*** 2012 = 681 releases ***
2013 = 659 releases ***
*** 2014 = 799 releases ***
Listening to a podcast of
"Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" (7/15/06) and the woman says the phone company wanted to charge $5 a month for a hyphenated name (that would be the charge for a double listing) so she & her husband just combined their surnames instead. She figures the phone
book people just didn't know what a hyphen was!
I wrote the following bits down, but I forgot to write down which book they came from...suggestions welcome! (I was reading a bunch of Melanie Rawn at the time but I'm not sure if they're from her books or not.)
Tentative identification: By the Rivers of Babylon by Nelson DeMille
"Survival is often a mixture of stupidity, hypocrisy, and compromise."
"I'll rant and rave about The Law, and you rant and rave about military expediency. People will take sides. Internal strife is not always bad. It works to make people forget what a hopeless position they're in when they're arguing about trifles. So you and
I will argue over trifles. Privately, we'll compromise."
With the help of
spacedog's Newbery bookrings,
I have 81 (of 95)
Newbery Medal Winners on my bookshelf..so far!
(°°° means I haven't read it yet.)
Elementary and middle school students in Hawaii vote annually for their favorite fiction book, and the winner is given the
Nēnē Award. named after the state bird. Since the contest went statewide in 1964, there have been 52 winners; so far I have 35 of them on my bookshelf.
(°°° means I haven't read it yet.)
Completed Reading Challenges
States Reading Challenge = 50 states + DC
2015: 666 challenge = 39 locations
States Reading Challenge = 50 states + 9 districts/territories/dependencies
Canadian Reading Challenge = 10 provinces + 3 territories
50 States Reading Challenge = 50 states + DC
6 books, 6 countries, 6 continents Reading Challenge = 38 countries + Antarctica
A to Z Reading Challenge = surnames, titles & given names
Just gotta squeeze in a little note about some really terrific book-related NON-wrecks from
Cake Wrecks because they're, well, amazing. (Yes, it's called Cake
Wrecks, but on Sundays they feature wonderful
Sunday Sweets instead of the hilarious/disastrous wrecks they highlight during the rest of the week.
Sunday Sweets: Reading Rocks
Sunday Reading Sweets
Sunday Sweets: Story Time!
Sunday Sweets: Classic Kids' Books
Sunday Sweets for Book Lovers
Create your own map at
Books I've registered have visited 40 US states plus Washington, D.C. (missing CT, KY, LA, ME, MS, MT, NE, ND, RI, VT):
6 Canadian provinces/territories (missing MB, NB, NT, NU, PE, SK, YT):
and 40 other countries!
Create your own map at
I'm not actually *asking* for these things, but as requested, for the birthday group:
Things I'm always happy to receive: new or used postage stamps (for Mom's collection), BC supplies, colored staples (standard size), origami-related things, the occasional bar of well-wrapped dark chocolate (melting may be an issue)... Oh, and while not dark
chocolate, the seasonal Ritter Sport Kaffee + Nuss chocolate that linguistkris sent me was very delicious - my favorite candy from the birthday group so far!
I listen to audiobooks in pretty much any format - unabridged preferred.
I like bright colors, sparkly things, silly toys...
There are some non-book items in my wishlist - the "author" is "(for wishlist tag)".
Things I'm not terribly interested in: very "girly" things (hearts & such), chick lit & romance books, strongly scented items (except maybe soap), tea & coffee (my caffeine mostly comes from Coca-Cola & chocolate).
More info above in my profile (see "Things I'm looking for that aren't on my wishlist").