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I haven't created these glorious book birds. They just happened to fly by on the internet, thanks to Bronia Sawyer: www.broniasawyer.co.uk/---/4547930967

Hello! I had a ton more info up like the many bookrays/rings I was in but it all was discombobulated from my virus scanner messing up links I had saved in an e-mail. Bookcrosser for life. I try to keep my wishlist up to date, as I love trades and swaps within the US (from my available list). Thank you to everyone supporting my reading habit over the years. :D

If you are interested in any books on my available list in exchange for a couple dollars shipping, PLEASE let me know!

Also, I try to keep my wishlist updated, at least when I acquire books (haven't added everything I'd like to read.)

>>>>>>>Reading Now:
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs
The Warriors - Sol Yurick
After the Flood - T. C. Boyle

>>>>>>>Reading Next : the TBR shortlist:
The Dictionary of Animal Languages - Heidi Sopinka
Melmoth - Sarah Perry
Caliban's War - James S.A. Corey
The Gothic Tradition in Supernatural
The Passage - Justin Cronin
Elena Ferrante quartet
The Fireman & NOS4A2
Doctor Sleep
Good Omens
Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym - Poe
Pym - Mat Johnson
The Last Samurai - Helen DeWitt
Americanah - Adichie
Oscar Wao
White Teeth
Neverworld Wake - Marisha Pessl
There There - Tommy Orange
The Line Becomes A River - Francisco Cantu
Kraken - China Mieville
Never Enough: The Creative Life of Alex Jordan - Tom Kupsh
The Revenant
Suite Francaise
Solaris
Flood of Fire - Amitav Ghosh
The Year of the Flood - Margaret Atwood
Guernsey
Mudbound
The English Patient
The Underground Airlines - Ben H. Winters
After the Fire, A Still Small Voice - Evie Wyld
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
House Of Leaves
Clash of Kings
Secret Scripture
Favorite Monster - Sharma Shields
S. - J.J. Abrams
Sandman
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Norwegian Wood & Hardboiled Wonderland & the End of the World - Haruki Murakami
Number9Dream & Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
San Miguel & The Women & Water Music - T.C. Boyle
By Blood - Ullman
The Last Illusion - Porochista Khakpour
The Search for Heinrich Schlogel - Baillie
Blood Drenched Beard - Galera
The Leaving of Things - Antani
History of the Rain - Williams
The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter - Corthron
The Only Ones
The Lost Time Accidents
The Country of Ice Cream Star
The Guild of Saint Cooper
Salamander - Wharton
Dear Thief
A Life in Books - Lehrer
Radiance - Valente
Golden Delicious
City of Dreaming Books
Cowboy Feng
Before the Fall - Noah Hawley
Possession - A.S. Byatt
Gold Fame Citrus - Claire Vaye Watkins
The Neverending Story
Michael Chabon
Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss
Boneshaker - Cherie Priest
Wool - Hugh Howey
Songbook - Nick Hornby
Emporium - Adam Johnson
Zeroville - Steve Erickson
Angelica - Arthur Phillips
The Gracekeepers - Kirsty Logan
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
The Ecstatic - Victor LaValle
The Terror - Simmons
Stranger Things Happen - Kelly Link
A Tale for the Time Being
Nights At the Circus - Angela Carter
Seeds - Horan
T.C. Boyle's short story collections: After the Plague, Tooth & Claw, Wild Child, A Death in Kitchawank collection in Stories II
Past Tournament of Books winners & runnerups: Good Lord Bird, Life After Life, Wolf Hall, The Lacuna, A Mercy, City of Refuge, Oscar Wao, Remainder, Fault in Our Stars, Open City, Pachinko, The Nix, Absurdistan, The Accidental, Homeland, Plot Against America
Many from Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Daniel Quinn, Cherie Priest, Connie Willis, Dan Simmons, Kurt Vonnegut, John Green, William Golding, Jeff VanderMeer, George Saunders, Nick Harkaway, Paul Beatty

>>>>>>>1001 Books in my possession that I'm trying to get to sooner (let me know if you're interested in them, and I WILL get to them sooner):
The Castle of Crossed Destinies - Italo Calvino
The Path to the Spiders' Nests - Italo Calvino
The Violent Bear It Away - Flannery O'Connor
Arabian Nights & Arabian Nights II
The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien
Blind Man With A Pistol - Chester Himes
The Drowned and the Saved - Primo Levi
After the Quake - Haruki Murakami
The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
American Rust - Philip Meyer
Pastoralia - George Saunders

>>>>>>Books I have available from the 1001-library (Please request these!)
American Pastoral - Philip Roth
At the Mountains of Madness - H.P. Lovecraft
Dracula - Bram Stoker (Norton Critical edition)
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley (two mass market paperback copies)
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte (mass market)
Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino

>>>>>>>>1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
I've read *111* of the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die.
From this year: The Time Machine, Invisible Cities
From 2017: 2001, The Invisible Man
From 2016: Wise Blood, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul, Agnes Grey, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
From 2015: The Shining, Hound of the Baskervilles, Far From the Madding Crowd, A Passage to India, A Visit from the Goon Squad, Reasons to Live, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, House of Seven Gables, American Pastoral

>>>>>>>>UPCOMING BOOKRINGS/RAYS ON THEIR WAY
Hollow City - Ransom Riggs: www.bookcrossing.com/---/14181821
The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas www.bookcrossing.com/---/14965323/

>>>>>>>>FAVORITE BOOKS BY YEAR

Best Reads of 2017
01. Mr. Robot: Red Wheelbarrow - Sam Esmail, Courtney Looney
02. If the River Was Whiskey - T.C. Boyle
03. Without A Hero - T.C. Boyle
04. A Line Made By Walking - Sara Baume
05. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
06. Version Control - Dexter Palmer
07. The Bone People - Keri Hulme
08. Ready Player One - Ernest Cline
09. The Twenty Days of Turin - Giorgio de Maria
10. The One Eyed Man - Ron Currie
11. Roadside Picnic - Arkady & Boris Strugatsky
12. St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised By Wolves - Karen Russell
13. The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
14. Grief is the Thing With Feathers - Max Porter
Honorable Mentions:
High Dive - Jonathan Lee
American War - Omar El Akkad
The Sympathizer - Viet Thanh Nguyen

Best Reads of 2016
01. The Sellout - Paul Beatty
02. The Last Days of New Paris - China Mieville
03. Descent of Man - T.C. Boyle
04. Greasy Lake - T.C. Boyle
05. The New & Improved Romie Futch - Julia Elliott
06. Orphans of the Carnival - Carol Birch
07. Oreo - Fran Ross
08. Human Acts - Han Kang
09. Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
10. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
11. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul - Douglas Adams
12. The Never-Open Desert Diner - James Anderson
13. The Vanishing - Tim Krabbe
14. Bats of the Republic - Zachary Thomas Dodson (more for the art than story)
15. Agnes Grey - Anne Bronte
16. Wise Blood - Flannery O'Connor
17. Sweetland - Michael Crummey
18. The Vegetarian - Han Kang

Best reads of 2015
01. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
02. Reasons To Live - Amy Hempel
03. Get In Trouble - Kelly Link
04. Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey
05. The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet - Reif Larsen
06. Galapagos Regained - James Morrow
07. Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
08.The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac - Sharma Shields
09. A Visit From the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
10. Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer
11. Welcome To Braggsville - T. Geronimo Johnson
12. The House of Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne
13. A Passage To India - E. M. Forster
14. The Hound of the Baskervilles - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
15. American Pastoral - Philip Roth
16. Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
17. All the Birds, Singing - Evie Wyld

Best reads of 2014
1. The Sleepwalker's Guide To Dancing - Mira Jacob
2. Someone Knows My Name - Lawrence Hill
3. The Plover - Brian Doyle
4. Long Division - Kiese Laymon
5. The Son - Philipp Meyer
6. The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell
7. Bright's Passage - Josh Ritter
8. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke
9. Dear Committee Members - Julie Schumacher
10. The Tuner of Silences - Mia Couto
11. The Great Glass Sea - Josh Weil

Best reads of 2013
01. Night Film - Marisha Pessl
02. Parasites Like Us - Adam Johnson
03. The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass
04. Shirley - Charlotte Bronte
05. The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
06. The Round House - Louise Erdrich
07. Journey To the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne
08. Pinball 1973 - Haruki Murakami
09. Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion
10. Snow Falling Cedars - David Guterson
11. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running - Haruki Murakami
12. A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb

Best reads of 2012
01. If On A Winter's Night A Traveler - Italo Calvino
02. A Game of Thrones - George R.R. Martin
03. The Tiger's Wife - Tea Obreht
04. Everything That Rises Must Converge - Flannery O'Connor
05. Arcadia - Lauren Groff
06. That's Not A Feeling - Dan Josefson
07. The Devil in Silver - Victor LaValle
08. Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks (just the second half really)
09. The Girl Who Fell From the Sky - Heidi W. Durrow

Best reads of 2011
01. The Orphan Master's Son - Adam Johnson
02. A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
03. When the Killing's Done - T.C. Boyle
04. World War Z - Max Brooks
05. Swamplandia! - Karen Russell
06. If This Is A Man (Survival in Auschwitz) - Primo Levi
07. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
08. Our Noise - Jeff Gomez
09. Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut
10. Burnt Shadows - Kamila Shamsie

Best reads of 2010
01. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - David Mitchell
02. Neverwhere (Graphic novel) - Mike Carey, Glenn Fabry
03. Far North - Marcel Theroux
04. Becoming Odyssa - Jennifer Pharr Davis
05. To Say Nothing of the Dog - Connie Willis
06. Sea of Poppies - Amitav Ghosh
07. Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K. Jerome
08. Paradise - Toni Morrison
09. Watchmen - Alan Moore
10. Romancing Miss Bronte - Juliet Gael
11. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
12. Corvus - Esther Woolfson
13. Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami
14. They Poured Fire On Us From the Sky - Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsian Deng

Best reads of 2009
01. Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
02. 'Ward 9' (a story) - Will Self
03. At the Mountains of Madness - H.P. Lovecraft
04. Sons of Heaven - Terrence Cheng
05. The Song Is You - Arthur Phillips
06. The Day the Falls Stood Still - Cathy Marie Buchanan
07. Drop City - T.C. Boyle
08. Laughter in the Dark - Vladimir Nabokov
09. Brother, I'm Dying - Edwidge Danticat
10. Pilgrim At Tinker Creek - Annie Dillard
11. The Trial - Franz Kafka

Best reads of 2008
01. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
02. I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
03. The Farming of Bones - Edwidge Danticat
04. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
05. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Barbara Kingsolver
06. The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
07. Maus + Maus II - Art Spigelman
08. Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
09. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
10. Great Expectations -Charles Dickens
11. The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman
12. I Am Legend - Richard Matheson
13. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons - Kurt Vonnegut
14. Girl With A Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
15. The Bookshop - Penelope Fitzgerald

Best reads of 2007
01. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
02. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
03. The Muse Asylum - David Czuchlewski
04. Special Topics in Calamity Physics - Marisha Pessl
05. Animal Dreams - Barbara Kingsolver
06. Caucasia - Danzy Senna
07. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
08. Truck - Katherine Dunn
09. East Is East - T.C. Boyle
10. A Friend of the Earth - T.C. Boyle
11. The Sirens of Titan - Kurt Vonnegut
12. Time & Again - Jack Finney
13. A Walk in the Woods - Bill Bryson
14. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
15. Parnassus On Wheels - Christopher Morley

Best reads of 2006
01. The Tortilla Curtain - T.C. Boyle
02. Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer - Vik Muniz
03. Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safran Foer
04. A Fistful of Fig Newtons - Jean Shepherd
05. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami
06. Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
07. Son of A Witch - Gregory Maguire
08. The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
09. The Cairo Trilogy - Naguib Mahfouz
10. The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
11. Motherless Brooklyn - Jonathan Lethem
12. The Pianist - Wladyslaw Szpilman
13. Birds of America - Lorrie Moore
14. Fall On Your Knees - Anne-Marie MacDonald
15. The Polysyllabic Spree - Nick Hornby
16. Wind, Sand & Stars - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Best reads of 2005
01. Restless Mind, Quiet Thoughts - Paul & Charles Eppinger
02. Ghostwritten - David Mitchell
03. Everything is Illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer
04. Moby Dick - Herman Melville
05. Ahab's Wife - Sena Jeter Naslund
06. Bartleby - Herman Melville
07. Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
08. Not the End of the World - Kate Atkinson
09. The Stars My Destination - Alfred Bester
10. On Writing - Stephen King

Best reads of 2004
01. The Stand - Stephen King
02. The Beach - Alex Garland
03. Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
04. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
05. Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
06. We the Living - Ayn Rand
07. Making History - Stephen Fry
08. She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
09. Galapagos - Kurt Vonnegut
10. When the Elephants Dance - Tess Uriza Holthe
11. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
12. What's Eating Gilbert Grape? - Peter Hedges
13. The Secret History - Donna Tartt
14. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
15. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
16. Paycheck: Stories - Philip K. Dick
17. City of Light - Lauren Belfer
18. Stones From the River - Ursula Hegi

Best reads of 2003
01-03. Ishmael / Story of B/ My Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
04. 1984 - George Orwell
05. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
06. I Know This Much Is True - Wally Lamb
07. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
08. Eating the Cheshire Cat - Helen Ellis
09. Life of Pi - Yann Martel
10. Ship of Fools - Katherine Anne Porter

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