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ldpaulson

From Ventura, California USA

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Joined Thursday, October 02, 2003

Home page bcwish.cliff1976.net/ldpaulson/

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PLEASE KEEP READING FOR AN URGENT APPEAL!

Currently Reading ...

too many to track ...
THE FIFTH BUSINESS and other CanLit rings
FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE
ANGRY HOUSEWIVES ...
Various non-fiction books ...

AND ... trying to make sense of my giant TBR pile as well as of my vastly changed life.


Recent Reads ...

THE QUEEN BEE of MIMOSA BRANCH by Haywood Smith
NO GREAT MISCHIEF by Alistair MacLeod
CAFE SCHEHEREZADE by Arnold Zable
RYTHM OIL by Stanley Booth
THE JIGSAW MAKER by Adrienne Dines
THE BIG OVER EASY by Jasper Fforde
THE PERFIDIOUS PARROT
HOLY FOOLS
BEYOND THE NARROW GATE by Leslie Chang
MORTAL LOVE by Elizabeth Hand
THE WHIRLPOOL
A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD by Michael Cunningham
THE PIANO TUNER
FUNNY IN FARSI
SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING by Amy Tan
THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION by Gaetan Soucy
TEN WORD GAME by Jonathan Gash
BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett
TALON by Paulette Dube
SARAH CONLEY by Ellen Gilchrist
DEAL BREAKER by Harlan Coben
DIARY OF A MAD OLD MAN by Junichiro Tanizaki
SALMON OF DOUBT by Douglas Adams
SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN by Lisa See
FALLING LEAVES
DIRTY BLONDE by Lisa Scottoline
WHIRLPOOL by Elizabeth Lowell
CATFISH AND MANDALA by Andrew X. Pham
A CONSPIRACY OF PAPER by David Liss
THE MOUNTAIN AND THE VALLEY by Ernest Buckler
THE SCENT OF WATER by Alison Hoblyn
THE NOTEBOOK
BENEATH A SILENT MOON
A WOLVERINE IS EATING MY LEG
THE DOUBLE EAGLE by James Twining
... others...

Book Rings and Rays

I'm waiting* for ...

DICTIONARY OF THE KHAZARS by Milorad Pavic, hosted by zzz
PERSEPOLIS and PERSEPOLIS 2 by Marjane Satrapi, both hosted by icekween01
THE BIRD MAN AND THE LAP DANCER: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH STRANGERS by Eric Hansen, hosted by Ebumu < -- stalled :(
UNIQUE ITEM: DELTA NOVEL WITH A HUNDRED ENDINGS by Milorad Pavic, hosted by zzz
The Emperor of Scent : A True Story of Perfume and Obsession by Chandler Burr, hosted by omly
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY by Charles Dickens, hosted by jennniferwales
BANGKOK 8 by John Burdett, hosted by SqueakyChu
SISTER OF MY HEART by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, hosted by SqueakyChu
BUTTER CHICKEN IN LUDHIANA: TRAVELS IN SMALL TOWN INDIA
by Pankaj Mishra, hosted by LyzzyBee
THE INSCRUTABLE AMERICANS by Anurag Mathur, hosted by LyzzyBee
THE BINDING CHAIR by Kathryn Harrison, hosted by wubbaducky
THE COFFEE TRADER by David Liss, hosted by daemonwolf
TEN WORD GAME by Jonathan Gash, hosted by AliceF

* Books remain listed here until they are safely in the hands of the next reader. There are, however, some titles that may not be listed through careless haste and forgetfulness.

Some books listed as "Reserved" are simply in limbo, awaiting the arrival of a label to replace a sticky note before their release.

And may I just say that without LGinder, SqueakyChu and Ibis3, I don't know what I'd be reading. Thanks!

I help Theunder with the OBCZ located at The Underground and also send books to a couple of other OBCZs. If you have books in need of a good home, please feel free to PM me. Thanks to everyone who's sent books or contacted me thus far with offers. The shelf has filled up quite quickly! It will likely remain full thanks in large part to the kindness of firegirl and Essenza OBCZ.

*** UPDATE: May 1, 2006 -- THE UNDERGROUND AND OUR BELOVED OBCZ ARE OFFICIALLY CLOSED. THE BOOKS PRESENTLY IN THE OBCZ ARE SAFE IN STORAGE UNTIL ANOTHER TRULY OFFICIAL AND BOOK-FRIENDLY LOCAL ZONE THAT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC CAN BE ESTABLISHED. THOSE BOOKS CURRENTLY IN MY POSSESSION WILL BE CROSSED ELSEWHERE OR DIVERTED TO ANOTHER OBCZ. THE PITY OF IT IS THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH BOXES OF BOOKS AWAITING PICK UP.

BUT, YES, THERE ARE STILL BOOKS, BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS THAT ARE WAITING TO BE REGISTERED. WEEKS BEFORE ITS DEMISE, THE OBCZ WAS UNEXPECTEDLY FILLED WITH UNLABELED BOOKS. THESE HAVE BEEN GATHERED, BUT IT IS MORE THAN TWO BOXES' WORTH OF HARD- AND SOFT-COVER BOOKS. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE MAMMOTH COLLECTION OF UNREGISTERED BOOKS IN THE TRUNK OF MY CAR. I SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE THE SUPPLIES TO REGISTER ALL OF THESE, ESPECIALLY SINCE ALL OUR LOCAL COPY SHOPS (INDY + THE MAJOR CHAINS) STOPPED CARRYING 10-UP ADHESIVE LABELS.

IF YOU CAN HELP BY PROVIDING SOME ADHESIVE BOOKCROSSING LABELS, THAT WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. OR, IF YOU WOULD LIKE BOOKS FOR YOUR OBCZ AND ARE WILLING TO CONTRIBUTE SOME POSTAGE FOR MEDIA MAIL, A BOX WILL BE SHIPPED TO YOU. MEANWHILE, I'M DOING THE BEST I CAN TO GET THESE IN CIRCULATION.***


Got any novice/beginning level audio instruction on Chinese you're not using or don't want? Send it my way, please!

Number of books read so far in 2007: 11 (one re-read)
Number of books read so far in 2006: 116.5 (one was a three-in-one)

I've decided to (informally) undertake The A-Z Reading Challenge yet again. This means I have to read 26 books by authors new to me during the year, one author per letter of the alphabet.

Number of A-Z books read so far: 5
Remaining letters to be read: everything but D, K, M, S and Z

Also actively participating in The Canadian Literature book ring series created by Ibis3.

Effective September 25, 2006: Due to scheduling changes and until further notice, I will only be able to mail out packages once a week, if that. I appreciate everyone's patience as I work through this.

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