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From Chicago, Illinois USA
Age 54
Joined Friday, May 23, 2003
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Extended Profile
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: 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 Secret Santa/Holiday Gift Giving, here are some of the things I like:

Member created bookplates are always nice
Al centro della propria ragnatela BookCrossing Bookplate #23
Organic Spices
Any Clean Eating Cookbook
A chain for my reading glasses
I can always use gardening gloves
Any seeds for a Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden
Scarves are fun
Cuticle Cream
Decorative envelopes/pouches/boxes for storing things
Anything to help me keep organized
Those BookCrossing stickers you put at the end of the book that
say something like "Now that you've read please journal your thoughts."

Some of my books I've enjoyed watching travel:

Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs:
A Dog's Life:
Do Fish Drink Water?:

STALLED Bookring:

Beat This! Cookbook by Ann Hodgman

Happy Reading and Releasing!

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