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Carlssonia

From Portland, Oregon USA
Age 47
Joined Thursday, October 7, 2004
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4 weeks all time
books registered 0 183
released in the wild 0 200
controlled releases 0 2
releases caught 0 52
controlled releases caught 0 1
books found 0 33
tell-a-friend referrals 0 108
new member referrals 0 17
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Extended Profile
I joined Bookcrossing in the fall of 2004, but actually first heard about it a year prior when I found a book in a local restaurant in Portland, Oregon. At the time, I felt weird taking the book: surely it had an owner who would come to reclaim it?? I left the book where it was, but regretted that once I later found out about the whole Bookcrossing concept. Books traveling the world, being discovered and shared by complete strangers... what a wonderful way to connect us all through literature! :-)

In the years since, I have done my best to spread books about, mainly in the two cities I have called home during this period: Göteborg (Sweden) and Portland (U.S.A.). It has been exciting to see where the books travel. Most recently, I heard of a book which I released three years ago (and had assumed was "lost"). It is now being journaled by a teenager in India!

My reading list tends to be pretty varied. Although I have my favorites (authors such as E.M. Forster, Jane Austen, & Hermann Hesse), I read a little bit of everything...

BOOKS READ 2009-2017: Haven't been keeping track since I joined Goodreads & now that site keeps the list for me. :-)

BOOKS READ 2008:

Pigs in Heaven, by Barbara Kingsolver
Go Tell It on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson
The Custom of the Country, by Edith Wharton
The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell
The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd
Shooting at Loons, by Margaret Maron
Confessions of a Turtle Wife, by Anita Salzberg
Whispers, by Belva Plain
The Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards
Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

BOOKS READ 2007:

Mrs. Kimble, by Jennifer Haigh
The Shadows of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Money, Money, Money, by Ed McBain
Mistress of Spices, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Behind the Scenes at the Museum, by Kate Atkinson
Smilla's Sense of Snow, by Peter Hoeg
Angels, by Marian Keyes
The Broker, by John Grisham
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling
A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
The Transit of Venus, by Shirley Hazzard
Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, by Anne Lamott

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