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Age 69
Joined Wednesday, August 25, 2004
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Extended Profile
I love Bookcrossing!! I wish I'd thought of it, but if I had I wouldn't have been able to make it happen... I also enjoy going to the meetings of our Rochester Bookcrossing group once a month. It's fun to chat with other booklovers. There are so many books and so little time:-)

I am the mother of two grown sons: one who is a newspaper reporter and one who is an Air Force linguist. Both are married and have 3 children each. My grandchildren are the apples of my eye. Each one is my favorite!!

My taste in reading is quite eclectic. Just about anything - the only genre I'm not too fond of is Romance. I love to garden. My taste in music is also wide ranging- everything from rock to jazz to classical (not opera). My husband and I are subscribers to our local Philharmonic Orchestra's POP series.

**Special thanks**
-To Star11-80 for the RABCK of the Mitford Series by Jan Karon
-To pjmom8025 for the RABCK of The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani
-To RegencyFreak for the box of historical romance novels
-To WingedMan for hosting the Happy Day RABCK contest which I won!!
-To Betty22 for the RABCK of Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
-To collectorkerrie for my Birthday RABCK of The Ruins and the ornament
-To Dusties for the Christmas ornament- I love it.
-To HopKnot for the RABCK of The Pillars of Earth by Ken Follett
-To my Mystery Winger - Thanks for the Wings(Hearts) I love them!!
-To MyssCyn for the page of address labels - they're perfect!
-To Valpete for the RABCK of Mistress of the Art of Death

My Birthday RABCK Buddy (2006/2007) is gomboggit - April 11 - Completed
(2007/2008) is collectorkerrie - October 15 -Completed
bsliv1219 - December 19 (1 day after mine!)

Bookrings/ Bookrays I've joined:

Alexander McCall Smith spiral - Smurphie- **Third one completed**
Stephanie Plum spiral ***11, 12 and Plum Lovin' Completed**

Bookring/Bookrays I've Completed:

Birthday RABCK - chich ** Completed**
The Other Boleyn Girl - Bluestocking88 **Completed**
Suite Francaise - sunlightbub**Completed**
Annie Freeman - BethanieKay **Completed**
The Poe Shadow - perryfran **Completed**
A Brief History of the Dead - time-traveler **Completed**
In the Company of the Courtesan - ariesgirl29 **Completed**
The Dive From Clausen's Pier - chambejd - **Completed**
I Feel Bad About My Neck - lginder -**Completed**
To Say Nothing of the Dog - chich **ICompleted**
The Zookeeper's Wife - itpdx- **Completed**
I Am Legend - CollegeLady ** Completed**
Affluenza **GorgeousGlo** ** Completed**
I, Elizabeth - CollegeLady **Completed**
Here, There and Everywhere - time-traveler **Completed**
The Pirate and the Puritan - Valentina1209 **Completed**
Craze - ealasaidme **Completed**
The 19th Wife - perryfran **Completed**
A Thousand Splendid Suns - liz-z **Completed**
Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - smilingheron- **Completed**
Kabul Beauty School - **Completed**
Stargazing - musicalpenguin **Completed**
Replay - perryfran **Completed**
Sepulcher - frangpani08 **Completed
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Books I've Read in 2008:
1- Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky **Bookring**
2- Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish **Bookring**
3- A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
4- In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant **Bookring**
5- Shade by Neil Jordan
6- I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron **Bookring**
7- The Dive From Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer **Bookring**
8- The Secret Lion by C.W. Gortner
9- Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
10-The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
11-44 Scotland St by Alexander McCall Smith **Bookspiral**
12-Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
13-Blessings by Anna Quindlen
14-Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts
15-The Queen of Subtleties by Susannah Dunn
16-To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis **Bookring**
17-Three to Get Deadly By Janet Evanovich **Bookspiral**
18-The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman **Bookring**
19-Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith **Bookspiral**
20-Sudden Sea by R A Scotti
21-The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson.
22-I Am Legend by Richard Matheson **Bookring**
23-A Strong West Wind by Gail Caldwell
24-Four to Score by Janet Evanovich **Bookspiral**
25-Affluenza by John deGraf, David Wann, Thomas Taylor **Bookring**
26-Eleanor vs Ike by Robin Gerber
27-I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles **Bookring**
28-Here, There and Everywhere by Chris Roberson **Bookring**
29-The Pirate and the Puritan by Mary Clayton **Bookring**
30-Craze by Jessica Warner **Bookring**
31-High Five by Janet Evanovich **Bookspiral**
32-The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff **Bookring**
33-Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
34-The Eight by Katherine Nevelle
35-Hot Six by Janet Evanovich **Bookspiral**
36-Seven Up by Janet Evanovich **Bookspiral**
37-The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
38-Pastwatch The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
39-A Thousand Splendid Suns by Kahlid Hoissieni **Bookring**

Books I read in 2007:
1- Blink by Malcolm Gladwell **Bookring**
2- Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
3- Beauty by Sheri S. Tepper **Bookring**
4- Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion **Bookring**
5- Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Ross
6- The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks **Bookring**
7- Amends For Murder by M.D. Lake **Bookring**
8- A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel
9- The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards **Bookring**
10-Women Who Love Books Too Much **Bookring**
11-The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips
12-One Mississippi by Mark Childress **Bookring**
13-Next by Michael Crichton **Bookring**
14-Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides **Bookring**
15-Marley and Me by John Groden **Bookring**
16-1491 by Charles C. Mann
17-Potter Springs by Britta Coleman **Bookring**
18-Funny in Farsi by Firoozah Dumas
19-Peace Like A River by Leif Eggers **Bookring**
20-Doomsday Book by Connie Willis **Bookring**
21-One For the Money by Janet Evanovich **Book Spiral**
22-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
23-Inkspell by Cornelia Funke **Bookring**
24-Mort by Terry Pritchard
25-Cold Comfort by MD Lake **Bookring**
26-A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka **Bookring**
27-Labyrinth by Kate Moss **Bookring**
28-Out to Canaan (The Mitford Years #4) by Jan Karon
29-Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
30-A New Song (The Mitford Years #5) by Jan Karon
31-A Common Life (The Wedding Story) by Jan Karon
32-Life of Pi by Yann Martel
33-The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
34-The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory ** Bookring**
35-In This Mountain (Mitford Years # 7) by Jan Karon
36-Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich **Book Spiral #2**
37-A Brief History of the Dead by Kevin Brockmeir **Bookring**
38-Timeline by Michael Crichton
39-In the Shadow of the Ark by Anne Proovost

Books I read in 2006:
1- Forever by Pete Hamill
2- In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by Alexander McCall Smith **Bookring**
3- The Undertaker's Widow by Phillip Margolin **Bookring**
4- Love, Greg and Lauren by Greg Manning
5- 102 Minutes by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn **Bookring**
6- The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debre Dean (Advance Reader's Copy)
7- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
8- The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracey Chevalier **Bookring**
9- Here On Earth by Alice Hoffman
10-Dairy Queen Days by Robert Inman **Bookring**
11-Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
12-Gilead by Marilynne Robinson **Bookring**
13-Spook by Mary Roach
14-The Pawprints of History by Stanley Coren
15-Everything's Eventual by Stephen King
16-Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith
17-Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
18-Plainsong by Kent Haruf
19-Saucer by Stephen Coonts
20-Robbing the Bees by Holley Bishop
21-Threads by Nell Gavin **Bookring**
22-In Plain Sight by Tara Taylor Quinn **Advance Reader's Copy**
23-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
24-Wil's Bones by Kevin Bowen
25-Holy Days by Lis Harris
26-The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer
27-At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon
28-Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
29-Pilate's Wife by Antoinette May **Advance Reader's Copy**
30-A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson **Bookring**
31-The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
32-Capital Crimes by Jonathan and Faye Kellerman
33-The Day the World Came to Town 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland *Bookring**
34-For One More Day by Mitch Albom
35-There's Something About Christmas by Debbie Macomber
36-A Light in the Window by Jan Karon
37-The Preservationist by David Maine **Bookring**
38-These High Green Hills by Jan Karon"" target="_blank">I'm
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