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From Ridley Park, Pennsylvania USA

Age 58

Joined Monday, January 09, 2006

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4 weeksall time
books registered 19 5,095
released in the wild 16 4,481
controlled releases 0 257
releases caught 0 340
controlled releases caught 0 94
books found 20 783
tell-a-friend referrals 0 17
new member referrals 0 45
forum posts 11 8,848

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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 nearly grown children, I find time to read where I can. Since I have a long drive to work, I enjoy many of my books in an audio format. I don't have very much time to read, but 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 manage a bookcase (unofficial zone) in my workplace and I also try to drop books at my local train station, when I can get there.

I do a lot of wild releases - it pleases me enormously to think of the pleasure a found book might bring to someone.

- 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 like beads, and sometimes spend time making things with them (jewelry, decorations...)
- 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 trade or send books seldom. 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 2018 (most recent at the top)

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 finished in 2017 (most recent at the top)

Don't Get Too Comfortable by David Rakoff
Today Will Be Different (audio) by Maria Semple
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Out of the Dust (audio) by Karen Hesse
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
Rules of Civility (audio) by Amor Towles
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Glass Houses (audio) by Louise Penny
The Night Circus (audio) by Erin Morgenstern
Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut
A Dirty Job (audio) by Christopher Moore
Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya
Call the Midwife (audio) by Jennifer Worth
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne DuMaurier
Magic Hour (audio) by Kristin Hannah
Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins
Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck*
Eat, Pray, Love (audio) by Elizabeth Gilbert
Unmentionable: the Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill
The Gun Seller (audio) by Hugh Laurie*
How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
A Great Reckoning (audio) by Louise Penny
The Fiddler in the Subway by Gene Weingarten
A Reunion of Ghosts (audio) by Judith Claire Mitchell
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
At the Edge of the Orchard (audio) by Tracy Chevalier
The Mulching of America by Harry Crews
Magic Street by Orson Scott Card

Books finished in 2016 (most recent first)

Quaker Summer by Lisa Samson
Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent
Still Life (audio) by Louise Penny
The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
The Work of Wolves by Kent Meyers
The Camel Bookmobile by Masha Hamilton
The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
Going Bovine by Libba Bray
Pigtopia by Kitty Fitzgerald
Room by Emma Donoghue
Narrow Dog to Indian River by Terry Darlington
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani
Doppler by Erlend Loe
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski
Q&A by Vikas Swarup*
Mothers Who Think edited by Camille Peri and Kate Moses
The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
Call the Midwife (audio, finished all but the last disk!) by Jennifer Worth
The Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
My Brilliant Friend (audio) by Elena Ferrara
Legends edited by Robert Silverberg
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good (audio) by Jan Karon
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo*
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
The Call of the Wild (audio) by Jack London
The Signature of All Things (audio) by Elizabeth Gilbert
First Meetings in Ender's Universe by Orson Scott Card
The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey

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

(last updated 11/9/18)

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