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wingBasculawing

Age 61
Joined Monday, January 9, 2006
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books registered 4 5,444
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Note: if you ever end up with a book I have registered, please feel perfectly free to move it on either by wild or controlled releasing. Of course, if you want to keep it, that's ok too.**

Full time employed, wife, and mother of three pretty much grown children, I 'm finding more time to read these days. I haven't been driving to work lately, but when I do I enjoy many of my books in an audio format. I would not dream of being without a book, plus one more for when I'm done that one.

Bookcrossing has opened my eyes and experience to many books I would never otherwise have known about. The community of people here is amazing and generous! I have learned a tremendous amount by being connected with this international group. I frequent the ChitChat group, and touch base with Random Acts of Kindness, Release Challenges, and Book Talk forums here.

I do a lot of wild releases - it pleases me enormously to think of the pleasure a found book might bring to someone. I try to participate in a Release Challenge now and then too, and I sponsor the annual Talk Like a Pirate Day challenge in September.

Wishlist....
- I would love to get a note or postcard from you. PM me for my address.
- I can always use BookCrossing labels and supplies, since I do a lot of wild releasing. - Homemade, self-stick or not - all are welcome. I've got a big roll of clear tape and I'm not afraid to use it!
- I would love it if you would (hand)write a note or letter to someone, and tell me that you did.
- Send me something you have made yourself.
- A box of books would never go wrong, either, because I like to keep a variety of books around for releasing and sharing (but please keep romances to a minimum).
- Kinds of books I don't like to read: romance, true crime, horror, suspense.

Because of postage costs, I seldom trade or send books. I prefer not to participate in rings or rays, although I will consider rings for audiobooks (on CD), since I get through these books more quickly than paper ones.

**My list of registered or available books does not necessarily reflect my personal reading taste or political leanings; if I see inexpensive copies of interesting fiction or nonfiction, I will buy them for release. **

Books finished in 2022 (most recent at the top)

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Eat, Pray, Eat by Michael Booth
Strong for Potatoes by Cynthia Thayer
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki
A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers
Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore
Hell of a Book by Jason Mott
The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn
The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny
An Inconvenient Elephant by Judy Reene Singer

Books finished in 2021 (most recent at the top)
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce
the Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett
The Girls by Emma Cline
Refresh Refresh by Benjamin Percy
Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Perdido Street Station by China Mieville
Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce
The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde (audio!)
Tideland by Philippa Gregory
The Road to Ruin by Donald Westlake
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
The Tale Teller by Ann Hillerman
A Single Thread by Tracey Chevalier
All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
The Dutch House by Anne Patchett

Books finished in 2020 (most recent at the top)

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore
The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
A Working Theory of Love by Scott Hutchins
Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg, PhD.
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Better Man by Louise Penny
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
The Man with a Load of Mischief by Martha Grimes
Pretty Boy Problems by Michele Grant
Home by Manju Kapur
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
On the Beach by Nevil Shute
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams
The Little Bride by Anna Solomon
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Ajax Penumbra, 1969 by Robin Sloan
Sourdough or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market by Robin Sloan
Dreaming in Hindi by Katherine Russell Rich

Books finished in 2019 (most recent at the top)
The Sand Fish by Maha Gargash
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Trans-Sister Radio by Chris Bohjalian
The Babes in the Wood by Ruth Rendell
Mary Coin by Marisa Silver
Where the Crawdads Sing (audio) by Delia Owens
Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
The Shape of Water (audio) by Guillermo del Toro
The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles
The Dry (audio) by Jane Harper
Beast in View by Margaret Millar
America for Beginners (audio) by Lea Franqui
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Heatburn by Nora Ephron
John Woman (audio) by Walter Mosley
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Run by Ann Patchett
Home (audio) by Toni Morrison
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips
The Boys in the Trees by Mary Swan
Spider Woman's Daughter (audio) by Anne Hillerman
The House of a Thousand Lanterns by Victoria Holt
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
Unsheltered (audio) by Barbara Kingsolver
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Kingdom of the Blind (audio) by Louise Penny
Job, A Comedy of Justice by Robert Heinlein
Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
Song of the Lion (audio) by Anne Hillerman
You Don't Love Me Yet (audio) by Jonathan Lethem
Nude in Tub, Stories of Quillifarkeag, Maine by G. K. Wuori
As She Climbed Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Rock With Wings (audio) by Anne Hillerman
Cave of Bones (audio) by Anne Hillerman

Books finished in 2018 (most recent at the top)

The Handmaid and the Carpenter by Elizabeth Berg
The Paying Guests (audio) by Sarah Waters
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote (includes 3 short stories)
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Bel Canto by Anne Patchett
Enchantment (audio) by Orson Scott Card*
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman
After You by Jo Jo Moyes
Burmese Days by George Orwell
The Golem and the Jinni (audio) by Helene Wecker
Band of Angels by Julia Gregson
The Marshal at the Villa Torrini by Magdalen Nabb
Born With Teeth by Kate Mulgrew
Partnership by Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball
The Rules of Magic (audio) by Alice Hoffman
The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson
An Ice Cold Grave by Charlaine Harris
David and Goliath (audio) by Malcolm Gladwell
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
God Help the Child (audio) by Toni Morrison
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
Exposed (audio) by Lisa Scottoline
You Can't Touch My Hair (audio) by Phoebe Robinson
The Virgin's Shock Baby by Heidi Rice
Yes Please (audio) by Amy Pohler
New Boy (audio) by Tracy Chevalier
Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory
Me Before You (audio) by JoJo Moyes
Benediction (audio) by Kent Haruf

* Books I read solely due to the influence and/or generosity of BookCrossing and/or BookCrossers!

(last updated 8/2/22)

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