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Saturday, June 18, 2005

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Recent Book Activity


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4 weeksall time

books registered:01,264
released in the wild:01,066
controlled releases:189
releases caught:0141
controlled releases caught:068
books found:0263
tell-a-friend referrals:051
new member referrals:030
forum posts:01,884

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Extended Profile


"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint Exupery

It seems I've loved reading all my life, as far back as I can remember. I could spend days in a bookstore or the library, or just browsing someone's bookshelves. Isn't it just the best feeling to get a book for the first time, either brand-new or gently used & read by another book-lover, and open the pages to start out on a new adventure! In my teenage years I tried my hand at writing poetry for a while, and I also greatly enjoy writing letters to friends, writing in journals and just keeping notebooks that can be read over & over again. I don't seem to get as much time to read now as I used to, so joining bookcrossing.com has been one of the best things I've done for myself in a long time. I work in the social services field and commute over 1 hour to and from work each day, so to sit down and read a good book is a great pleasure!

Release Challenges I'm Participating in ~ 2014
2014 Never Judge A Book By Its Cover! Challenge: All year
The Ultimate 2014 Challenge: All year
2014 Valentine's Day Challenge: February 1 - 14
Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Challenge: February 1 - 28
Celebrate The Irish Challenge: March 1 - 17
Oh, The Places We Can Go! Challenge: March 1 - 31
April Showers / May Flowers Challenge: April 15 - May 15
2014 Canada Day Challenge: June 21 - July 1
You're Such An Animal Challenge: September 1 - October 6
You've Got An Angel Challenge 2013: September 26 - October 3
2014 Tick Tock Challenge: October 1 - 31
2013 "D" Is For December Challenge: December 1 - 31
2013 December Christmas Challenge: December 1 - 25

Currently Reading:
Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear

Books Read ~ 2014:
Bouncing Back: From National Joke to Grey Cup Champs by Paul Woods
The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny
The Inheritance by Jenny Pitman
Memories of the Storm by Marcia Willett
Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich
Flowers For His Funeral by Ann Granger
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck - Book Ray started by book-a-neer
To The Nines by Janet Evanovich
My Journey by Olivia Chow
October by Richard B. Wright
Giving Something Back by Robert Nicholas Kucey
The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro
Promises, Promises by Erica James
Homecoming by Cathy Kelly
An Expert In Murder by Nicola Upson
Candle For A Corpse by Ann Granger
Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich

Books Read ~ 2013:
A Dignified Life: The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer's Care. A Guide for Family Caregivers" by Virginia Bell and David Troxel
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
The Real James Herriot: The Authorized Biography by Jim Wight
The Accident by Linwood Barclay
The Walnut Tree by Charles Todd
Bookmarked For Death by Lorna Barrett
My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You by Louisa Young
Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay
Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Dead Cold by Louise Penny
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaetan Soucy
Range of Motion by Elizabeth Berg
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda - library e-book
Le Bal by Irene Nemirovsky
"I" Is For Innocent by Sue Grafton
The House in Amalfi by Elizabeth Adler
Now You See Her by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge - library book
"J" Is For Judgment by Sue Grafton
Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
Mothers and Daughters by Rae Meadows - library book
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Book Ring started by lunacia
Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo
Poached Egg On Toast by Frances Itani
Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
The Light of Day by Graham Swift
Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
Skipping Christmas: A Novel by John Grisham

Books Read ~ 2012:
Remembering the Bones by Frances Itani
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Still Life by Louise Penny
Voices In Summer by Rosamunde Pilcher
Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn
Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie
'H' Is For Homicide by Sue Grafton
Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
The Still Point by Amy Sackville - Book Ring started by NICNIC2
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Daisy Miller by Henry James
Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes
The House I Loved by Tatiana De Rosnay
The Last Time They Met by Anita Shreve
Four To Score by Janet Evanovich
High Five by Janet Evanovich
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
In Pale Battalions by Robert Goddard
When Love Gets Tough by Doug Manning

Books Read ~ 2011:
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
'G' Is For Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
The House On Olive Street by Robyn Carr
31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell - Book Ray started by lunacia
The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
What She Wants by Cathy Kelly
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
The Sea Captain's Wife by Beth Powning
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
Traveling Light by Katrina Kittle
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich
The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
Resistance by Anita Shreve
Two For The Dough by Janet Evanovich

Books Read ~ 2010:
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
'D' Is For Deadbeat by Sue Grafton
Tamarind Mem by Anita Rau Badami
What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg
Hidden Talents by Erica James
Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood
Far From Over by Sheila O'Flanagan
Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult - BookRing started by flossie771
The Penny Tree by Holly Kennedy
The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman
Sam's Letters to Jennifer by James Patterson
'E' Is For Evidence by Sue Grafton
Someone Special by Sheila O'Flanagan - Book Ray started by Tabby-Cat-Owner
Mini Moments with Angels by Robert Strand
Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik - Book Ray started by Tabby-Cat-Owner
Wild Mountain Thyme by Rosamunde Pilcher
"F" Is For Fugitive by Sue Grafton
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Vendetta by Jenny Pitman
The Beach House by Jane Green - Book Ray started by Tabby-Cat-Owner
The Day of the Storm by Rosamunde Pilcher
A Place of Secrets by Rachel Hore
Friday Nights by Joanna Trollope
One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner
River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke

Books Read ~ 2009:
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell - BookRing started by symphonicca
A Word After Dying by Ann Granger
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
The Dilemma by Jenny Pitman
Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam - BookRing started by katrinat
Cover Her Face by P. D. James
Time for a Change by Erica James
Victoria Line, Central Line by Maeve Binchy
Too Good To Be True by Sheila O'Flanagan
Irish Rebel by Nora Roberts
The Sunday List of Dreams by Kris Radish
"B" Is For Burglar by Sue Grafton
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman - BookRing started by Rossella05
"C" Is For Corpse by Sue Grafton
Dewey: The Small-town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter
A Covent Garden Mystery by Ashley Gardner
The Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
The Hatbox Letters by Beth Powning

Books Read ~ 2008:
Deafening by Frances Itani
The Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish - BookRing started by MyssCyn
The Holiday by Erica James - Birthday RABCK kindly sent to me by Inver
Echoes by Maeve Binchy
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks - BookRay started by kayjay33
The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
Double Deal by Jenny Pitman - a special RABCK hand-delivered to me by rahar109 at the 2008 BC Anniversary Convention in London, England
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb - BookRing started by loveamystery
Stone 588 by Gerald A. Browne
Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright
Isobel's Wedding by Sheila O'Flanagan
Every Fear by Rick Mofina
The Lost Madonna by Kelly Jones
Sand in My Shoes by Joan Rice - Passed on to me by my sister
Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs - Sent to me by KarmelK in 2007 as a Birthday surprise and for participating in the Irish Challenge
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - BookRing started by deereads
Follow Your Heart by Susanna Tamaro
Say It With Poison by Ann Granger
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
"A" Is For Alibi (A Kinsey Millhone Mystery) by Sue Grafton
The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt by Mary Russell - BookRing started by ETMadrid
Connections by Sheila O'Flanagan

Books Read ~ 2007:
Ireland: A Novel by Frank Delaney
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - BookRay started by sabeena29
The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver - sent to me by indygo88 in Indiana, USA as a surprise RABCK
My Favourite Goodbye by Sheila O'Flanagan
The Wary Spinster by April Kihlstrom - Sent by sdkelley as part of wubbaducky's First Sentences Mystery Virtual Bookbox
Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy - Passed on as a trade to rennob in Georgia, USA
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - BookRing started by andthings
A Sense of Belonging by Erica James - a surprise RABCK sent to me by herrgirl in England
Light On Snow by Anita Shreve - Bookray started by brewster13
The Old Ladies of Nazareth by Naim Attallah
The Fire-Dwellers by Margaret Laurence
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
On The Edge by Jenny Pitman
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks - BookRing started by briansbaby
A Breath of Fresh Air by Erica James - sent to me by Drusillamac in Scotland as a surprise RABCK
Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord - BookRing started by Pell
Going Home by Nora Roberts
Cat Confidential by Vicky Halls
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be by Farley Mowat
Plum Island by Nelson DeMille
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson - BookRing started by samulli
The Other Side of the Bridge by Mary Lawson
The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens - BookRing started by Smurphie

Books Read ~ 2006:
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Slaves of Obsession by Anne Perry - sent as a RABCK to BeverlyInSC
Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin
The Firefly by P. T. Deutermann - sent to me by SCOUT-FINCH as the draw prize in her 2005 Make A Friend RABCK Challenge
Snow in April by Rosamund Pilcher
Word of Honor by Nelson DeMille - BookRing started by Michelle1977
Love and Devotion by Erica James
The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
Running Away by Leslie Thomas
Firefly Summer by Maeve Binchy
Hot Ice by Nora Roberts
The Lion's Game by Nelson DeMille
The Coffin Dancer by Jeffery Deaver
Angel by Colleen McCullough
Precious Time by Erica James
A Night To Remember by Walter Lord
Shades Of Murder by Ann Granger
A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg - Sent by loveamystery as part of wubbaducky's First Sentences Mystery Virtual Bookbox

BookRings/BookRays/Book Boxes I'm Participating in
Fortune's Rocks by Anita Shreve - started by penelopewanders *Waiting for *Stalled/Lost in 2008
Surprise BookRing - started by cat02886 *Waiting for *Sadly this book never arrived to me - lost in transit
Lessons to Learn by Natasha Judd - started by Alectoness (the Author) - her first novel *Waiting for *Stalled/Lost in 2010
60th Birthday BookRing Challenge: Hanna's Daughters by Marianne Fredriksson - started by stormon * Waiting for *Stalled/Lost in May 2011
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck - started by book-a-neer Book Received: 18.March.2014; Completed: 26.April.2014; Sent on: 1.May.2014
Cover the Butter by Carrie Kabak - started by J4shaw
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - started by lunacia Book Received: 17.July.2013; Completed: 28.August.2013; Sent on: 30.August.2013
The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaetan Soucy - started by KiwiinEngland Book Received: 22.May.2013; Completed: 9.June.2013; Sent on: 27.June.2013
My Dear, I Wanted To Tell You by Louisa Young - started by madmadge Book Received: 20.March.2013; Completed: 12.April.2013
First Sentences Virtual Bookbox: Round 5 - started by collectorkerri
First Sentences Virtual Bookbox: Round 4 - started by collectorkerri
First Sentences Virtual Bookbox: Round 3 - started by collectorkerri 3 Sentences selected: 7.Dec.2010 * First book received: 29.Dec.2010; Second book received: 15.Jan.2011; 3rd and final book received: 26.Jan.2011
31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell - started by lunacia Book Received: 22.January.2011; Completed: 27.February.2011; Sent On: 28.February.2011
Oh My Stars: A Novel by Lorna Landvik - started by tabby-cat-owner Book Received: 7.August.2010;Completed: 3.September.2010; Sent On: 28.September.2010
Someone Special by Sheila O'Flanagan - started by tabby-cat-owner Book Received: 28.July.2010; Completed: 21.August.2010; Sent On: 28.September.2010
Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult - started by flossie771 Book Received: 29.May.2010; Completed: 1.July.2010; Sent on: 11.August 2010
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman - started by Rossella05 Book received: 26.May.2009; Completed: 25.July.2009; Sent on: 5.August.2009
Maps for Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam - started by katrinat Book received: 17.January.2009; Discontinued reading: 20.February.2009; Sent on: 5.March.2009
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell - started by symphonicca Book received: 30.December.2008; Completed: 4.January.2009; Sent off as RABCK: 16.March.2009
The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt by Mary Russell - started by ETMadrid Book received: 13.November.2008; Completed: 29.December.2008; Sent on: 31.December.2008
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd - started by deereads Book received: 7.August.2008; Completed: 26.August.2008; Given back to deereads: 16.September.2008
Sweetness in the Belly by Camilla Gibb - started by loveamystery Book received: 16.May.2008; Completed: 14.June.2008; Sent on: 26.June.2008
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks - started by kayjay33 Book received: 3.April.2008; Completed: 16.April.2008; Sent on: 12.May.2008
The Elegant Gathering of White Snows by Kris Radish - started by MyssCyn Book received: 28.December.2007; Completed: 17.February.2008; Sent on: 6.March.2008
The Tea House on Mulberry Street by Sharon Owens - started by Smurphie Book received:20.October.2007; Completed: 6.December.2007; Sent back to Smurphie 20.September.2008
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson - started by samulli Book received: 5.October.2007; Completed: 12.October.2007; Sent 15.October.2007
Spring Moon by Bette Bao Lord - started by Pell Book received: 17.July.2007; Completed: 16.August.2007; Sent on: 17.August.2007
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks - started by briansbaby Book received: 15.June.2007; Completed: 17.July.2007; Sent on: 25.July.2007
Light On Snow by Anita Shreve - started by brewster13 Book received: 4.June.2007; Completed: 14.June.2007; Sent on: 9.July.2007
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - started by andthings Book received: 27.March.2007; Completed: 25.May.2007 - waiting for andthings address to send back
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini - started by sabeena29 Book received: 12.Dec.2006; Completed and sent on: 31.Jan.2007
First Sentences Mystery Virtual Bookbox - started by wubbaducky 3 Sentences selected: 1.Dec.2006 * First book received: 7.Dec.2006; Second book received: 20.Dec.2006; 3rd and final book received: 17.Feb.2007
Word of Honor by Nelson DeMille - started by Michelle1977 Completed: 6.June.2006 and sent on




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