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kelwood

From Toledo, Ohio USA

Age 57

Joined Wednesday, March 31, 2004

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My now 7-year-old Lab "puppy" Fenway.

I wish I had found this website a few years ago. I can't tell you how many books I've sold at garage sales or donated to the library. I made my first "release" today (4-5-04); it was like saying goodbye to an old friend. So I'm starting new with my current crop of books.

Some Favorites that I no longer own and can't register include:
Theodore Rex - Edmund Morris
A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
Personal History - Katharine Graham
The Bonesetter's Daughter - Amy Tan
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Accidental Tourist - Anne Tyler
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
A Time to Kill - John Grisham
Chronicles of Narnia series - CS Lewis
Lord of the Rings trilogy - Tolkien
etc.,etc.,etc.

I actually like the Harry Potter series, too, but they're my son's, so I'll let him keep them a while longer...

Best Reads of 2005
The Shadow of the Wind
The Master
Oryx and Crake
Broken for You
Old School
My Sister's Keeper

Best Reads of 2006
David Copperfield
How to be Lost
In Cold Blood
On Writing

2007 Books Read
1. The Twelfth Card
2. A Long Way Down
3. Rise and Shine
4. A Spot of Bother
5. For One More Day
6. The Book Thief **
7. One for the Money
8. The March
9. The Poe Shadow
10. Something Rotten
11. The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid *
12. Son of a Witch *
13. Penelopiad
14. Light on Snow
15. The Painted Drum
16. The Double Bind *
17. So Many Books, So Little Time
18. The Cold Moon
19. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
20. Hardwiring Excellence
21. Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum)
22. The Boleyn Inheritance
23. Digging to America
24. What on Earth Have I Done?

And I'm baaaack - in 2010!
Some of the books read to date include:
Skeletons at the Feast (Excellent)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest (Very good; loved the whole series)
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much (Interesting, intriguing)
The Shell Seekers (Very good, tear jerker)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Excellent)
Homer and Langley (bleh!)
The Year of the Flood (Good, but liked Oryx and Crake better)
Love in the Time of Cholera (left me feeling kind of sad and disspirited)
The Lost Continent (typical Bryson humor, though not my favorite)
The Help (Excellent)
The Pact (heartbreaking and scary for someone who has an 18-year-old son with a very steady girlfriend)

For 2011, so far - and on my new Nook, I might add:
Freedom (I'm on the "liked it" side)
New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance (very disappointing)
Deadly Sanctuary
Unbroken (Excellent - highly recommend!!)
Brokeback Mountain (heartbreaking)
Water for Elephants (also disappointing)
A Discovery of Witches (guilty pleasure reading)
The Pillars of the Earth
The Pursuit of Happiness
An Echo in the Bone (Outlander series #7)
Four Corners of the Sky
The Postmistress (reading now)
The Burning Wire
True Grit
The Map of Time
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Sense of an Ending
Out of Oz

Bookrays/Bookrings I've Started
The Other Boleyn Girl
Lost or stalled 5/06.
Skinny Dip
On its way in Sept. '04. Lost/Stalled 2/06.
The Secret Life of Bees
11/05 Finished and returned home - a success!
The Shadow of the Wind
Another success, returning home 2/06!
The Kite Runner
This one returned home 5/24/06. Another success thanks to all the great bookcrossers who participated!
A Wedding in December
Sent out May '06. Completed journey and staying with mrsordonez.
Son of a Witch
Starting May '07 - PM to join in

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