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If you wonder why you're on my friends list, it's likely you've participated in one of my rings, rays, boxes or RABCKs. If you'd like to be removed, please contact me. I haven't been very active on the forums because I've been writing, but I do still journal BC books as I finish them, wild release fiction, and always get a thrill when I get an alert that one of my books has been journaled by another.


52 books completed in 2015

58 books completed in 2014

56 books completed in 2013

60 books completed in 2012

1. The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera
2. Stilcho: The Vandal Who Saved Rome by Ian Hughes
3. Conqueror: a Novel of Kublai Khan by Conn Iggulden
4. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
5. Ahab's Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
6. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (ebook)
7. Her Deadly Mischief by Beverle Grant Myers
8. The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
9. How to Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend by Linda Addison (ebook)
10.-30- by Keith R. K. deCandido (ebook)
11. Children of Tantalus: Niobe and Pelops by Victoria Grossack and Alice Underwood (ebook)
12. God, No! by Penn Jillette
13. The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
14. Cry to Heaven by Anne Rice
15. Jocasta: Mother-Wife to Oedipus by Victoria Grossack and Alice Underwood (ebook)
16. Hillary's Choice by Gail Sheehy
17. Last and First Contacts (Imagine #2) by Stephen Baxter (ebook)
18. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
19. Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer (ebook)
20. The Sekhmet Bed by Lavender Ironside (ebook)
21. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (ebook)
22. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (ebook)
23. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (ebook)
24. The Kings' Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess Mazarin by Elizabeth C. Goldsmith
25. The Young Lion by Laura Gill (ebook)
26. Hollywood Buzz by Margit Liesch
27. Gift by Andrea J. Buchanan (ebook)
28. Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick (ebook)
29. The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
30. Liberty: A Novel of Lake Wobegon by Garrison Keillor
31. A Galaxy of Immortal Women: The Yin Side of Chinese Civilization by Brian Griffith
32. Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
33. The Seven Wonders by Steven Saylor
34. Lincoln by Gore Vidal
35. The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone
37. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
37. Timeline by Michael Crichton
38. The Historian's Craft by Marc Bloch
39. Love by Toni Morrison
40. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
41. Motivate to Create: A Guide for Writers by Nate Hendley (ebook)
42. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
43. The Stolen Crown by Susan Higginbotham (ebook)
44. 11/22/63 by Stephen King (ebook)
45. When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins
46. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (ebook)
47. An Experiment in Love by Hilary Mantel
48. Aetius: Atilla's Nemesis by Ian Hughes
49. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris
50. The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer
51. The Raven's Seal by Andrei Baltakmens
52. The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick (ebook)
53. Lucky You by Carl Hiaason
54. The Time of Singing or To Serve a King by Elizabeth Chadwick (ebook)
55. The Song of Troy by Colleen McCoullough
56. Constantine the Emperor by David Potter
57. The Frontiersmen by Allen Eckert (ebook)
58. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
59. Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman
60. Native Tongue by Carl Hiaason

52 books completed in 2011

1. The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende
2. Maniford Time by Stephen Baxter
3. Murder in the Dark by Margaret Atwood
4. Catherine de Medici: Renaissance Queen of France by Leonie Freida
5. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
6. Portrait in Sepia by Isabel Allende
7. 3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
8. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
9. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
10. Eromenos by Melanie McDonald
11. Outlaw by Angus Donald
12. Hypatia of Alexandria by Maria Dzielska (reread)
13. Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr by Michael A. B. Deakin (reread)
14. She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea by Joan Druett
15. Alexandria: A Marcus Didius Falco Novel by Lindsey Davis
16. The Triumph of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome by Steven Saylor
17. Coalescent by Stephen Baxter
18. Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende
19. Faust by Goethe
20. The Forgotten Legion by Ben Kane
21. Nickle and Dimed: On (Not) Getting Along in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
22. Burning Bright by Tracy > by Ian Hughes Chevalier
23. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
24. The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
25. The Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
26. Tinkers by Paul Harding
27. Noah's Wife by T. K. Thorne
28. Don't Stand Too Close to a Naked Man by Tim Allen
29. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (reread)
30. You Got to Dance With Them What Brung You by Molly Ivins
31. Bossypants by Tina Fey
32. The Hardest Thing to Do by Penelope Wilcox
33. Alcestis and Other Plays by Euripides, translated by Philip Vellacott
34. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
35. Queen by Right by Anne Easter Smith
36. Pompeii by Robert Harris
37. Seasons of the Wild: a Year of Nature's Magic and Mysteries by Sy Montgomery
38. be different by John Elder Robinson
39. Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
40. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
41. A Feast of Crows by George R. R. Martin
42. The Gods of the Celts by Miranda Green
43. The Boudican Revolt Against Rome by Paul R. Sealey
44. Galla Placidia: The Last Roman Empress by Hagith Sivan
45. Celtic Sexuality by Peter Cherici
46. Ancient Farming by Peter J. Reynolds
47. Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie
48. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
49. Roman Women by Eve D'ambra
50. Libraries in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson
51. The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley
52."Shockaholic by Carrie Fisher

44 Books finished in 2010:

1. Alfred and Emily by Doris Lessing
2. A Mercy by Toni Morrison
3. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
4. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
5. Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception by Eoin Colfer
6. Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer
7. Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer
8. Me of Little Faith by Lewis Black
9. Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
10. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
11. The Inimitable Jeeves first book in the omnibus Life with Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
12. Mrs. Bridge by Evan S. Connell
13. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
14. Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
15. A Pale View of Hills by Kazuo Ishiguro
16. Of Dreams and Assassins by Malika Mokeddem
17. Doctor Margaret's Sea Chest by Waheed Rabbani
18. Hilary and Jackie by Hilary du Pres and Piers du Pre
19. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
20. The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
21. Very Good, Jeeves! second book in the omnibus Life with Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
22. Three Great Plays of Euripides: Medea, Hippolytus, and Helen by Euripides (translated by Rex Warner)
23. Right Ho, Jeeves the third and final book in the omnibus Life with Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
24.The Mottled Lizard by Elspeth Huxley
25. Imperium by Robert Harris
26. Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
27. Best of Green Space by Duane Campbell
28. Empire by Stephen Saylor
29. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
30. Roma by Stephen Saylor
31. The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
32. The Titan's Curse by Rick Riodan
33. The Epic of Gilgamesh translated by N. K. Sandars
34. The Spartacus War by Barry Strauss
35. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
36. The Last Olympian by Rich Riordan
37. Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
38. Khan: Empire of Silver by Conn Iggulden
39. Soldier of the Mist part I of the omnibus Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolf
40. Soldier of Arete part II of the omnibus Latro in the Mist by Gene Wolf
41. Hypatia of Alexandria by Michael A. B. Deakin
42. Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough
43. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
44. Writing Horses: Getting it Right by Judith Tarr (ebook)

55 Books finished in 2009:
1. Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
2. Silk by Alessandro Baricco
3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
4. In the Heart of the Country by J. M. Coetzee
5. A History of God by Karen Armstrong
6. An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
7. Fear and Trembling by Amelie Nothomb
8. The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
9. Looking for Mr. Goodfrog by Laurie Graff
10. Armageddon 2419 A. D. by Philip Francis Nowland
11. In God We Trust - All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd
12. Moral Disorder by Margaret Atwood
13. Food Matters by Mark Bittman
14. The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
15. 1984 by George Orwell
16. Bleachers by John Grisham
17. Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends by Kris Waldberr
18. Tricky Business by Dave Barry
19. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin
20. The Best Short Stories of the Modern Age selected by Douglas Angus
21. Heroes: Saving Charlie by Aury Wallington
22. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
23. Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
24. The Book of Proper Names by Amelie Nothomb
25. Good Harbor by Anita Diamant
26. The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
27. The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis
28. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
29. Little House on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
30. On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
31. On the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
32. Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
33. The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
34. Metamorphoses by Ovid
35. Little Town on the Prarie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
36. These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
37. The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
38. Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
39. Daughter of Fortune: A Novel by Isabelle Allende
40. Skipping Christmas: A Novel by John Grisham
41. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
42. Dickens' Fur Coat and Charlotte's Unanswered Letters: The Rows and Romances of England's Great Victorian Novelists by Daniel Pool
43. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
44. Shifting Stars by Page Lambert
45. Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
46. Julian by Gore Vidal
47. The Lost Madonna by Kelly Jones
48. The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella
49. The Aeneid of Virgil translated by Allen Mandelbaum
50. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
51. The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Heiber
52. Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice
53. Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice
54. Lavinia. by Ursula K. Le Guin
55. Go Down Moses by William Faulkner

56 Books finished in 2008:
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
The Bull from the Sea by Mary Renault
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (KTMC-11)
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel by Susanna Clarke
Watchmen by Alan Moore
Mrs. Dalloway by Virgina Wolf
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg (KTMC-10)
Lady Oracle by Margaret Atwood (KTMC-8)
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg
Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata
The Captain's Wife by Douglas Kelley (KTMC-7)
Stones of my Accusers by Tracy Groot
1632 by Eric Flint
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson (KTMC-9)
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis
Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis
Pandora by Anne Rice
The Queen's Fool by Phillipa Gregory
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down by Alice Walker
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Wicked by Gregory Maguire (KTMC-5)
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
Skinny Dip by Carl Hiaasen
Three Hands in the Fountain by Lindsey Davis
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (KTMC-4)
The Princesse de Cleves by Madame de Lafayette
The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (KTMC-3)
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
People of the Wolf by W. Michael Gear and Katherine O'Neal Gear
Emily the Strange by Cosmic Debris
Deep Wizardry by Diane Duane
So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence (KTMC-6)
Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain by Justin Kaplan
The Last Witchfinder by James Morrow
Emma by Jane Austen
'Tis by Frank McCourt (KTMC-2)
Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra three plays by Sophocles
Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
What Einstein Told His Cook by Robert L. Wolke
Mad Kings and Queens by Alison Rattle and Allison Vale
The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (KTMC-1)

55 Books finished in 2007:
The Mirror by Natalia Lincoln
The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The Amber Spyglass by Phillip Pullman
Revenge of a Middle-Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchan
The Life and Times of the Empress Pulcheria AD 399 to AD 452 by Ada B. Teetgen
Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity by Kenneth G. Holum
The Mask of Apollo by Mary Renault
The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians by Peter Heather
Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Collected Stories by Ellen Gilchrist
Love Between Women by Bernadette J. Brooten
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
The Transformation of Lucius Otherwise Known as the Golden Ass a new translation by Robert Graves from Apuleius
The Mother Tongue:English and How it Got That Way by Bill Bryson
Goddess, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah B. Pomeroy
In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
Their Eyes Were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
Galla Placidia Augusta by Stewart Oost
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
The Autobiography of Edward Gibbon by Edward Gibbon
Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
The House of Spirits by Isabelle Allende
Little Pink Slips by Sally Koslow
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet
The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy
Anabasis by Ellen Ghilchrist
The Eagle and the Raven by James A. Michener
Having Our Say by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth
Mary, Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser
Then Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton by Joe Klein
Deliverer by C. J. Cherryh
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
The Piano Turner by Daniel Mason
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
Six Women Who Loved Love by Ihara Saikaku
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Orsinian Tales by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
Never Let Me Go Kazuo Ishiguro
Barrel Fever by David Sedaris
Ishi: Last of his Tribe by Theodora Kroebler
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan

Previous Rings/Rays/Boxes:

Selene of Alexandria by Faith L. Justice (US ring) Made it home! Thanks for participating!
A Mercy by Toni Morrison (int'l ray) Made it to the end! Thanks for participating!
In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. The original stories that inspired the movie "A Christmas Story" (US ray - int'l if interest) Made it to the end! Thanks for participating!
Something for Everyone Mt. TBR Book Box Made it home! Thanks for participating!
Murder in the Dark hosted by shovelmonkey1 COMPLETED
Fiction Book Box hosted by TaleofGenji COMPLETED
Everything Goes Non-Fiction Book Box hosted by TaleofGenji COMPLETED
Silk by Alessandro Baricco (int'l ray) One of the 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die. <--STALLED for several months, but moving again, please be patient.
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (int'l ray) One of the 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die. COMPLETED Made it to Sweden!
Fear and Trembling by Amelie Nothomb (int'l ray) One of the 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die. <--Sorry folks, this one was lost on its journey to DryKid. My apologies to the rest of the people in the line up.
The Known World by Edward P. Jones(Int'l ray) 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner. <--LOST on its journey. If it resurfaces I'll notify the remaining people on the ray.
Never Let Me Go by Booker Prize Finalist author Kazuo Ishiguro <--COMPLETED its journey around the world!
Mrs. Dalloway by Virgina Wolf (int'l ray) <--LOST on its journey. If it resurfaces I'll notify the remaining people on the ray.
Snow Country by Nobel Prize winning author Yasunari Kawabata <--COMPLETED its journey!
Notes from a Small Island hosted by twinkpuddin <--COMPLETED
Historical Fiction Book Box hosted by ladybug74 <--COMPLETED
First Sentence Virtual Book Box hosted by collectorkerri <--COMPLETED
The Book of Proper Names hosted by SqueakyChu <--COMPLETED
Spring Cleaning Bookbox 2009 hosted by princesspeapod <--COMPLETED
1001 Books Bookbox hosted by ivylibra224 <--COMPLETED
Wrap It Up Bookbox hosted by busyangel/now me until we find her ISO busyangel to return the bookbox - anyone who has information please contact me!
Surprise Bookring hosted by cat02886 <--COMPLETED
The Time Traveler's Wife hosted by ladybug74 <--COMPLETED
The Memory Keeper's Daughter hosted by 300dogs <--COMPLETED
The Life and Times of the Thundebolt Kid hosted by sobergirl <--COMPLETED
Bio/Memoir Virtual Book Box hosted by Firegirl <--COMPLETED
The Kite Runner ring hosted by SqueakyChu <--COMPLETED
Vampire Themed Bookbox hosted by princess-peapod **STALLED**
Wicked hosted by Shausha <--COMPLETED
Notes From a Small Island hosted by Aramena **STALLED BY kotus123**
The Alchemist made it to the UK and is now at a OBCZ
Round II of a Historical Fiction Virtual Book Box <--COMPLETED
The Mirror made it home.
The Other Boleyn Girl made it New Zealand!
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister bookring hosted by sweetybeans <--COMPLETED
Holidays on Ice made it to Holland.
Memoirs of a Geisha bookring hosted by Shorty04 <--COMPLETED
Twelve Caesars bookray <--COMPLETED
Historical Fiction Virtual Bookbox hosted by peaceofpi <--COMPLETED
Friends, Lovers, and Chocolate bookring hosted by 4-lele <--COMPLETED

Previous Challenges:

2010 The Ultimate Challenge hosted by Daedelys
Reduce Mt. TBR Challenge 2010 hosted by DoveiLibri (goal of 50 books)
Reduce Mount TBR Challenge 2009 hosted by DoveiLibri <--COMPLETED GOAL OF 36 BOOKS
The Ultimate Challenge 2009 hosted by cambridgelass 133 points
2009 Keep Them Moving Challenge hosted by guinaveve 26 books, 1 wild catch
2009 SciFi/Fantasy Challenge hosted by Dragongoddess Released 12 books - 1 Dragon
Christmas in July Challenge hosted by booklady331 Released 4 books - 1 catch
2008 Movie/TV/News books release challenge hosted by MRWiley 91 releases; 4 catches
2008 Leap Into the Wild 366 Challenge hosted by shaunesay released 391 books, 37 catches, 10 new members
2008 Keep Them Moving Challenge hosted by guinaveve 11 books
2008 Trilogy and Series Challenge hosted by fairy-whispers 2 trilogies
100 Books Wild Release Challenge - 2008 hosted by geekygirl43 102 releases, 15 catches, 2 new members, 4 WILD titles
Science Fiction/Fantasy Challenge April 1 - 30 2008 hosted by DragonGoddess 120 books released with 13 catches; 20 Dragon books and 3 read & release -** WON MOST DRAGON BOOKS RELEASED!!**
To Be Read challenge hosted by smlwoman
To the Troops Challenge hosted by infantrywife101
Race to 3 Million registered Challenge hosted by solittletime
Karats Christmas Challenge 2006 1 catch


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