Recent Book Activity
Thanks for the Memories: A Novel
The Biggest Valentine Ever
Happy Valentine's Day
The Oxford Murders
The Uninvited Guests
Jade Woman: A Lovejoy Mystery
The Improbability of Love
Point Blank (FBI Thriller (G.P. Putnam's Sons))
Life of Pi
The Boys in the Boat
Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves
Juniper Kai - Super Spy
Merry and Bright
12 Days at Bleakly Manor
Magic Tree House
Crossing Paths - the BookCrossing novel
The Sunday Night Book Club
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If you found one of my books, I hope you enjoy it and the BookCrossing site/community.
It is my 17th year with BookCrossing.
I enjoy trading and wild releasing.
I mostly read fiction. Kate Morton, Maeve Binchy, Joanne Harris, and Elizabeth Berg are some of my favorite authors.
When I do read non fiction, it's usually cookbooks, gardening tips, travel books, or brain teasers. I love beautifully illustrated coffee table books.
Here are some of my favorite books in no particular order: This Tender Land, A Man Called Ove, Cutting for Stone, Gone Girl, The Double Bind, Big Stone Gap, Evening Class, The Glass Lake, Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Thirteenth Tale, Bel Canto, My Sister's Keeper, I Capture the Castle, White Oleander, A Painted House, Five Quarters of the Orange, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Pillars of the Earth, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Angela's Ashes, Time and Again, The Joy Luck Club.
Some of my favorite series are the Donna Andrews Meg Lanslow mysteries, the Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle, Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series, The Monkeewrench series by P.J. Tracy, and the No. 1 Ladies' Detective series by Alexander McCall Smith.
Some books I loved as a child were Wrinkle in Time, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Harriet the Spy, the Phantom Tollbooth among many, many others. The young adult books I loved reading recently are the Flavia de Luce books by Alan Bradley.
So hopefully that gives you somewhat of an idea of what I like to read. I love recommendations, so let me know if there is anything you think I'd enjoy!
For Holiday Gift Giving/Birthday Group, here are some of the things I like:
Member created (or any) bookplates are always nice
Al centro della propria ragnatela BookCrossing Bookplate #23
Those little photo brag books that hold about 10-30 4x6 photos
Painted Stones (I love the ones painted to look like ladybugs lately, but honestly I'd love anything - Butterflies, Birds, Mandalas, Halloween or Christmas Scenes, Easter Egg, Silhouette scenes, pretty much anything!)
Any seeds for a Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden
A valentine heart wreath or other decoration (can be after holiday sale)
Decorative envelopes/pouches/boxes for storing things
Anything to help me keep organized
Shelf sitters or little things to put on shelves and windowsills (I'm home so much - need some little decorations to cheer me up!)
Some books I've enjoyed watching travel:
Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs: www.bookcrossing.com/---/1494475/
A Dog's Life: www.bookcrossing.com/---/1041592/
Do Fish Drink Water?: www.bookcrossing.com/---/4105514/
The Museum Guard: www.bookcrossing.com/---/1561735/
Keishas Mystery Maze www.bookcrossing.com/---/2814593/
Beat This! Cookbook by Ann Hodgman
Happy Reading and Releasing!