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From St. Louis, Missouri USA
Age 64
Joined Friday, September 6, 2002
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 2,119
released in the wild 0 1,018
controlled releases 0 38
releases caught 0 720
controlled releases caught 0 26
books found 0 212
tell-a-friend referrals 0 45
new member referrals 0 10
forum posts 0 452
Extended Profile
I've been a book lover since childhood and I just can't seem to get enough of them. I think Bookcrossing is a marvelous idea.

"The approach of a man's life out of the past is history, and the approach
of time out of the future is mystery. Their meeting is the present, and it
is consciousness, the only time life is alive. The endless wonder of this
meeting is what causes the mind, in its inward liberty of a frozen
morning, to turn back and question and remember. The world is full of
places. Why is it that I am here?"
(The Long-Legged House, Wendell Berry)

I started the Atkins Nutritional Approach on August 22, 2005. alt="PaperBackSwap - Swap your used paperback books with other club members.">" width="468" height="60" />


The wild release total above reflects all books that have left my possession (trades, RABCK, & wild releases). Therefore I'm keeping a tally of my ACTUAL WILD RELEASES.

Total Wild Releases.....................40
Wild Releases Caught...................10
Percentage of Wild Releases Caught..25%

The 3rd book that I released into the wild was
My First Catch

2005 FAVES
Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Bridegroom by Ha Jin
Word Freak by Stefan Fatsis
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

2004 FAVES
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir by E. Lynn Harris
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

2003 FAVES
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons
Lucky by Alice Sebold
The Crazed by Ha Jin

2002 FAVES
Cane River by Lalita Tademy
This Bitter Earth by Bernice McFadden
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost by Joan Morgan (non-fic)
Fifth Born by Zelda Lockhart
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Say You're One Of Them by Uwem Akpan
The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie McDonald

Under the Dome by Stephen King
Leave Me Alone, I'm Reading by Maureen Corrigan

It's My F---ing Birthday Departed on 5/6/03 returned on 9/18/04
More Letters from a Nut Departed on 2/20/03 returned on 9/21/04

Ten Thousand Sorrows Stolen by Bluebird24 aka Glowingdove
To the Nines
Morality for Beautiful Girls
The Bridegroom

Great Links

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