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Virginia Beach, Virginia USA


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Recent Book Activity


4 weeksall time

books registered:2213
released in the wild:4107
controlled releases:1130
releases caught:03
controlled releases caught:1110
books found:170
tell-a-friend referrals:019
new member referrals:00
forum posts:0743

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Extended Profile

-Last updated: January 9, 2014-

In case I don't respond your PM in reasonable time and you suspect that your PM wasn't delivered to me, you can reach me at imuzak12[at]yahoo[dot]com.



I joined BookCrossing after learning about it from (US-only book swap site). I used to live in Key West, Florida, at the time, and moved to Texas, and then to Virginia. Because of this, some of my past journal entries include the registered location of a book. (Did you know ALL of your home address of past journal entries would be changed to your new address as you move to another place?)

I am originally from Japan and therefore read books in English and Japanese. Since English is not my native language, I am not a fast reader of English books. Because of kind bookcrossers who mailed Japanese books to me, I now have plenty of Japanese books to read! Thank you so much, my friends!! If anyone is interested in one of my Japanese books, please PM me.

My favorite genre: thrillers, suspense, horrors, historical fictions, fantasy, and science-fictions.
My "current" favorite authors : Jonathan Carroll, Philip K Dick, Jodi Picoult, Osamu Dazai, and Natsuhiko Kyogoku.

You can find me at other book websites, such as:
BookMooch with the same user ID.
PaperBackSwap (the US book swap site) with user ID, "kaz".
Goodreads with user ID, "kaz".
**You can send me "friend request" from any website above, and let me know you too are a Bookcrosser :) **

My currently-reading shelf:
Kaz's book recommendations, favorite quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (currently-reading shelf)

【Bookring,-ray, -box that I am hosting】
Int'l Bookring... Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow... DONE! Thanks to all participants :)

【Bookring,-ray, -box that I am participating】

【Books I Read in 2014】 (audiobook 4; Nihongo 1)

20. Brave New Quilts: 12 Projects Inspired by 20th-Century Art From Art Nouveau to Punk & Pop, by Kathreen Ricketson. *library book
19. Busted, by Karin Slaughter. *library ebook
18. Unseen, by Karin Slaughter. *library audiobook
17. At Grave's End, by Jeaniene Frost. *not registered yet
16. Insurgent, by Veronica Roth. *library audiobook
15. Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. *ebook
14. Horseradish, by Lemony Snicket.
13. The Strain, by Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan. *library audiobook
12. Amphigorey, by Edward Gorey. *library book
11. Running with Scissors, by Augusten Burroughs.
10. The Haunted Tea-Cosy, by Edward Gorey. *library book
9. White Apples, by Jonathan Carroll. *not registered
8. Adore, by Doris Lessing. *library book
7. 対岸の彼女[Woman on the Other Shore], by 角田光代. *not registered
6. Abarat, by Clive Barker. *library book
5. Tales of Death and Dementia, by Edgar Allan Poe. *library book
4. Tales of Mystery and Madness, by Edgar Allan Poe. *library book
3. Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. *library audiobook
2. Acid Row, by Minette Walters. *library book
1. Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke. *library book

【Books I Read in 2013】 (English 80; audiobook 25; Nihongo 22)
102. Santa Claws, by Laura Leuck.
101. Divergent, by Veronica Roth. *audiobook*
100. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! by Dr. Seuss.
99. The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story, by Lemony Snicket.
98. The Lump of Coal, by Lemony Snicket.
97. 'Salem's Lot, by Stephen King. *audiobook*
96. Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King.
95. The Color War, by Jodi Picoult.
94. The Last Policeman, by Ben H. Winters.
93. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman.
92. The Sandman vol.1: Preludes and Nocturnes, by Neil Gaiman.
91. Weekends with Daisy, by Sharron Kahn Luttrell.
90. Underwater Dogs.
89. Two Ravens and One Crow, by Kevin Hearne. *ebook*
88. The Witches, by Roald Dahl. *audiobook*
87. Firestarter, by Stephen King.
86. The Rabbit's Weding, by Garth Williams.
85. I'll Always Love You, by Hans Wilhelm.
84. 憑神、 浅田次郎 著.
83. The Stand vol.6: The Night Has Come, by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa, Stephen King.
82. The Stand vol.5: No Man's Land, by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa, Stephen King.
81. The Stand vol.4: Hardcases, by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa, Stephen King.
80. The Stand vol.3: Soul Survivors, by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa, Stephen King.
79. The Stand vol.2: American Nightmares, by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa, Stephen King.
78. The Stand vol.1: Captain Trips, by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa, Stephen King.
77. Jane on Her Own, by Ursula K. Le Guin.
76. Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings, by Ursula K. Le Guin.
75. My Man Jeeves, by P.G. Wodehouse.
74. Catwings Return, by Ursula K. Le Guin.
73. Catwings, by Ursula K. Le Guin.
72. Fortunately, the Milk. by Neil Gaiman.
71. 寝ずの番、 中島らも 著.
70. オレたちバブル入行組、 池井戸潤 著.
69. 最終退行、 池井戸潤 著.
68. Chu's Day, by Neil Gaiman.
67. Scandinavian Classic Desserts, by Pat Sinclair.
66. Tricked, by Kevin Hearne. *audiobook*
65. The Hellbound Heart, by Clive Barker.
64. Bare Bones, by Kathy Reichs.
63. Hammered, by Kevin Hearne. *audiobook*
62. Matilda, by Roald Dahl.
61. Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. *ebook*
60. Sidetracked, by Henning Manckell. *audiobook*
59. 嗤う伊右衛門、 京極夏彦 著.
58. The Man Who Smiled, by Henning Mankell. *audiobook*
57. 震える岩 霊験お初捕物控、 宮部みゆき 著.
56. 犬神家の一族、 横溝正史 著.
55. 悪魔が来りて笛を吹く、 横溝正史 著.
54. Hexed, by Kevin Hearne. *audiobook*
53. The White Lioness, by Henning Mankell. *ebook*
52. ループ、 鈴木光司 著.
51. リング、 鈴木光司 著.
50. Grimoire the Lamb, by Kevin Hearne. *audiobook*
49. Hounded, by Kevin Hearne. *audiobook*
48. 嘘をもう一つだけ、 東野圭吾 著.
47. The Solitude of Thomas Cave, by Georgina Harding.
46. The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes. *audiobook*
45. 出世花、 高田郁 著.
44. The Dogs of Riga, by Henning Mankell. *audiobook*
43. 容疑者Xの献身、 東野圭吾 著.
42. Grave Secret, by Kathy Reichs.
41. Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the Circus, by Dean N. Jensen.
40. Faceless Killers, by Henning Mankell. *audiobook*
39. The Minority Report, by Philip K. Dick.
38. The Door to December, by Dean Koonts. *audiobook*
37. Dead Ever After, by Charlaine Harris.
36. Fatal Voyage, by Kathy Reichs.
35. House Rules by Jodi Picoult.
34. Snatched by Karin Slaughter. *ebook*
33. Criminal by Karin Slaughter. *audiobook*
32. Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson.
31. Fallen by Karin Slaughter. *audiobook*
30. Broken by Karin Slaughter. *audiobook*
29. The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon.
28. Undone by Karin Slaughter. *audiobook*
27. Deadly Decision by Kathy Reichs.
26. Fractured by Karin Slaughter. *audiobook*
25. The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson.
24. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly. *audiobook*
23. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.
22. 今夜は眠れない 宮部みゆき 著.
21. Triptych by Karin Slaughter. *audiobook*
20. 夜は短し歩けよ乙女 森見登美彦 著. *received another copy in hardcover*
19. Death du Jour by Kathy Reichs.
18. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James. *audiobook*
17. 家日和 奥田英朗 著.
16. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1001-books) by Maya Angelou. *audiobook*
15. Shining by Stephen King. *audiobook*
14. 永遠の0 百田尚樹 著.
13. Songs of Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult.
12. When a Camel Breaks Your Heart by Kodi Scheer. *ebook*
11. 風の中のマリア 百田尚樹 著.
10. Pippi Longstocking (1001-books) by Astrid Lindgren.
9. 四畳半神話大系 森見登美彦 著.
8. The Racketeer by John Grisham. *audiobook*
7. Guns by Stephen King. 25pp. *ebook*
6. The Little Prince (1001-books) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
5. 羅生門 (1001-books) 他四編 芥川龍之介 著.
4. Of Mice and Men (1001-books) by John Steinbeck.
3. Life of Pi (1001-books) by Yann Martel.
2. 博士の愛した数式 小川洋子 著.
1. オーデュボンの祈り 伊坂幸太郎 著.

【My Book-Reading Stats】
《By Year》
2012... read total 58 books (24 books, 15 audiobooks, & 19 Japanese-books)
2011... read total 61 books (14 books, 39 audiobooks, & 8 textbooks)
2010... read total 48 books (30 books & 18 audiobooks)
2009... read total 32 books (28 books, 1 audiobook, & 3 Japanese-books)
2008... read total 32 books (31 books & 1 Japanese-book)



日本語ラベル・表紙使用・BCID欄無し  特にワイルド・リリースをした時に関心を引くよう、そして手にとって中のラベルも見つけてもらい、サイトに訪れてもらえるように、と作ってみました。2と3は同デザインですが、サイズが多少違います。

ブッククロッシングの説明チラシ: QRコード付き。説明書きを少し変えて、QRコードも入れてみました。QRコードがちゃんとスキャンできるかどうか確認してから大量印刷してください。(私がレターサイズ印刷で確認した限りではスキャン可でした。)

BCマスコット ballycumber くん その1。通常のマスコットの絵に、赤字で"Jp"と加えました。サイズを変えてウェッブサイトに使ったり、ラベルやステッカー作りに使ってください。

BCマスコット ballycumber くん その2。こちらは“その1”のイラストを囲むように “ブッククロッシング 世界を旅する本” と文字が入っています。ラベルやステッカー向き。

BCマスコット ballycumber くん その3。こちらはブッククロッシングの“マイラベルを作ろう”を利用する際に使うように作ってみました。元々のラベルは英語で作って、イラスト部分にこの絵を入れて、日本語説明も加えられるようにしてみました。(ちょっと字が小さいかも。。。)

BCマスコット ballycumber くん その4。その3と同じく、“マイラベルを作ろう”のイラスト欄用に作りました。これで英語・日本語の両方の説明が入ることになります。字を大きめにした分、ballycumber くん がいささか小さめです。



☆ブッククロッシングの日本語翻訳ページと日本語専用フォーラム設置応援の一環で、bookcrosing_jp@ウィキBLOG というページでブログを発信していましたが、日本語翻訳化完了に伴い、新しいエントリーについては2012年5月で終了しました。ページはそのまま残してありますので、興味のある方、ブッククロッシングについてもっと知りたい方はのぞいてみてください。お役に立てれば光栄です。

【Links of Awards List for myself】
Pulitzer Prize Winners
National Book Award Winners
Man Booker Prize Winners
Orange Prize Winners
Nebula Award Winners
Hugo Award Winners
*NPR - Your Picks: Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books

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