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wingtime-travelerwing

From Westchester, New York USA

Age 58

Joined Monday, January 19, 2004

Home page www.booksalefinder.com

Recent Book Activity

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4 weeksall time
books registered 12 1,279
released in the wild 7 1,217
controlled releases 0 117
releases caught 0 209
controlled releases caught 0 110
books found 0 262
tell-a-friend referrals 0 69
new member referrals 0 33
forum posts 8 4,391

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Extended Profile



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.

Currently reading:
Mockingbird by Walter Tevis


Books read in 2017:
1. Of Love and Other Demons - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (library copy - 7 stars)
2. Passing - Nella Larsen (library copy - 9 stars)
3. A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
4. Vampires in the Lemon Grove - Karen Russel
5. The 37th Parallel - Ben Mezrich
6. Always - Sarah Jio
7. The Blueist Eye - Toni Morrison
8. The Clothing of Books - Jhumpa Lahiri
9. 10% Happier by Dan Harris
10. Shattered - Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes
11. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
12. Mid-Life Ex-Wife - Stella Grey
13. Valley of the Moon - Melanie Gideon
14. Dark Matter - Blake Crouch
15. In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware
16. Mockingbird by Walter Tevis
17. The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware
18. Manderly Forever (audiobook) - Tatiano de Rosnay
19. Lion: A Long Way Home (audiobook) - Saroo Brierley
20. The Lost City of the Monkey Gods (audiobook) by Douglas Preston
21. Cape Encounters: Contemporary Cape Cod Ghost Stories by Dan Gordon and Gary Joseph
22. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
23. I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelssohn

Participating in:
-ekorren's 52 Towns in 52 Weeks Release Challenge

CATCHES in 2017:

1. Laughing At My Nightmare
2. City of Thieves
3. A Taste of the Great Northwest
4. A Man Called Ove

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 - 04

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

# 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:

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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