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wingtime-travelerwing

From Westchester, New York USA

Age 59

Joined Monday, January 19, 2004

Home page www.booksalefinder.com

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released in the wild 0 1,249
controlled releases 0 117
releases caught 0 212
controlled releases caught 0 110
books found 0 266
tell-a-friend referrals 0 69
new member referrals 0 33
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We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
-Jeremy Irons

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
~ Louisa May Alcott



I love to read well written time-travel and past-lives fiction. Some of my favorites...Time and Again by Jack Finney, Passage by Connie Willis, Kindred by Octavia Butler, The House On The Strand by Daphne Du Maurier, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and Richard Matheson's Bid Time Return (aka Somewhere in Time). One Christmas my husband gave me a first edition copy of Bid Time Return, and it is one of my favorite gifts. Distant Music by Lee Langley is probably my all-time favorite novel.

I collect paper bookmarks. I have a unique collection and I store them in a small, vintage card catalog cabinet that I acquired when my library was getting rid of them once computerized cataloging came along. It's a fun hobby. I also collect small snowmen for winter decorating, and small fairies for spring & summer decorating. It adds a bit of whimsy to my home.

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Books read in 2018:

January
1. Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani (library book, 7/10 stars)
2. The Ice Palace by Tarjei Vesaas (library book, 10/10 stars)
3. The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (library book, 8/10 stars)
4. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (library book, 7/10 stars)
5. Millard Salter's Last Day by Jacob Appel
6. Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani (library book, 7/10 stars)
7. Rooms by Lauren Oliver
8. The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve (library book, 9/10 stars)
9. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid (library book, 9/10 stars)
10. Eleanor by Jason Gurley (library book 9/10 stars)
11. You Are a Badass:How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Live and Awesome Life by Jen Sincere (library audio CD, 10/10 stars)
12. Fever Dream by Samantha Schweblin (library book, 3/10 stars)
February
13. Map Mania by Michael Dirpezio
14. Night by Elie Wiesel
15. The Breaking Point (short stories) by Daphne du Maurier (library book, 8/10)
16. Deep Dark Fears (graphic novel) by Fran Krause (library book, 8/10 stars)
17. Seriously...I'm Kidding (library audio CD, 8/10 stars)
18. The Fold by Peter Clines (library book, 6/10 stars)
19. The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes (library book, 8/10 stars)
20. This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel (library book, 1/10 stars)
21. How to Stop Time by Matt Haig (library book, 9/10 stars)
22. The Letters by Luanne Rice and Joseph Monninger (library book, 6/10 stars)
March
23. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood (library book, 8/10 stars)
24. Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (audio/hoopla, 7/10 stars)
25. Unspeakable by Chris Hedges (library book, 7/10)
26. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
27. Silver Linings by Debbie Macomb
28. Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz (middle grade library book, 7/10 stars)
29. From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlyn Doughty (library book, 8/10 stars)
30. Me Before You by Allison Winn Scotch
31. No Exit by Taylor Adams
32. Walden: Or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau (audio/hoopla, 6/10 stars)
April
33. The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo (library book, 9/10 stars)
34. Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders by Brady Carlson (audio/hoopla, 7/10 stars)
May
35. Notes On a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression by David Leite (audio/hoopla, 8/10 stars)
36. Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha (audio/hoopla, 6/10 stars)
37. American Fire: Love, Arson and Life in a Vanishing Land by Monica Hesse (audio/hoopla, 8/10 stars)
38. Eternal Life by Dara Horn (library book, 7/10 stars)
39. Too Good to Be True: The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff by Erin Arvedlund (audio/hoopla 8/10 stars)
40. The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness by Frank Lipman (audio/hoopla 8/10 stars)
41. The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor (library book 9/10 stars)
42. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (library book, 7/10 stars)
43. The Fairy Ring by Mary Losure (library book 6/10 stars)
44. Dear in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park by Lee H. Whittlesey (hoopla 8/10 stars)
45. Bird Box by Josh Malarian (library book, 9/10 stars)
June
46. To My Children's Children by Sindiwe Magona
47. Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield (library book/graphic novel, 8/10 stars)
48. Spy of the First Person by Sam Shepard (library book, 8/10 stars)
49. The Years Between by Daphne du Maurier (play - library copy - 7/10 stars)
50. Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim (hoopla, 9/10 stars)
51. Hadrian's Wall by Adrian Goldsworthy (hoopla, 5/10 stars)
52. Spoon benders by Daryl Gregory (library book, 6/10 stars)
53. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate (library book, 8/10 stars)
54. The Art of Southern Charm by Patricia Altschul (hoopla, 9/10 stars)
55. Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enriquez (library book, 7/10 stars)
56. Rescue by Anita Shreve (hoopla, 7/10 stars)
57. Bachelor Nation by my kaufman (library book, 8/10 stars)
58. Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict (library book, 4/10 stars)
59. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow (hoopla, 8/10 stars)
60. Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (library book, 10/10 stars - my favorite this year)
July
61. Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (library book, 9/10 stars)



Participating in:
-ekorren's 52 Towns in 52 Weeks Release Challenge
-msrubble's Movie Books Release Challenge
-goldenwaddle's Themed Release Challenge

CATCHES in 2018:

1.

Number of my wild releases that have been caught:
2004 - 15 - My first wild release resulted in my first catch!
2005: 21
2006: 29
2007: 11
2008: 12
2009: 09
2010: 16
2011: 13
2012: 05
2013: 03
2014: 07
2015: 05
2016: 01
2017: 07
2018:

Number of books I've caught in the wild:
2004: 1
2005: 2
2006: 5...this is my all-time favorite catch because I found it unexpectedly.
2007: 4
2008: 0
2009: 0
2010: 0
2011: 1
2012: 0
2013: 0
2014: 0
2015: 2
2016: 0
2017: 0
2018: 3: Map Mania, To My Children's Children, The Stories of Ray Bradbury

# of books read
2004: 55
2005: 101
2006: 82
2007: 63
2008: 67
2009: 70
2010: 43
2011: 35
2012: 24
2013: 22
2014: 20
2015: 17
2016: 32
2017: 31
2018:

Challenges I've hosted:
Lucky Sevens Release Challenge - 07/07/07
Crazy Eights Release Challenge - 08/01/08 through 08/08/08

To The Nines Release Challenge - 09/01/09 through 09/09/09
Perfect 10 Release Challenge - 10/01/10 through 10/10/10
11/11/11: The Eleventh Hour Salute - 11/01/11 through 11/11/11
12 For 12 Release Challenge - 12/01/12 through 12/12/12

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