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Age 52
Joined Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 189
released in the wild 0 66
controlled releases 0 9
releases caught 0 20
controlled releases caught 0 1
books found 0 244
tell-a-friend referrals 0 329
new member referrals 0 30
forum posts 0 678
Extended Profile
Happy Reading

Hello all!!
And, thank you for making bookcrossing such a wonderful and fun-filled place to be! I love everything about this place! The wild releases, the rays, the rings, the trades, the RABCK's...and, of course, all the wonderful bookcrosser's who make all this book-sharing possible!
I love to read... a little bit of everything...any suggestions?
Have a look around my shelf... If you see something that interests you, feel free to PM me and maybe we can work something out, but please note that I only trade/release from my AVL shelf...Happy Reading!!

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." ~Jorge Luis Borges

About my numbers: only books which are released into the wild are listed as wild releases. Any books which are traded, part of rings/rays, or given to other people (regardless of method) are journalled but are not listed as wild releases. Of those actual wild releases,6 have been caught (a 9% catch rate);
~ Cat Chaser by Elmore Leonard (watched this one being 'caught' from a restaurant across the street in St. Augustine; my first 'wild release')
~ A Pirates Love by Johanna Lindsay (released in Fernandina Beach at the 2005 shrimp festival)
~ 1st to Die by James Patterson (on an evening walk along the beach)
~ Wit & Wisdom of Famous American Women (at the CVS pharmacy)
~ Hooligans by William Deihl (at the 2007 Fernandina shrimp festival)
~ The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton (outside The First St. Diner; journalled 3 yrs. after release)

The rest of my caught/found numbers are trades, rings/rays, or RABCKs.

"People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading." -Logan Pearsall Smith

** Due to monetary restraints, I am currently only trading in the U.S. & Canada (apologies to other BCers for any inconvenience this may cause)

MY BOOKRINGS (please PM me if you're interested in joining)
~None currently ~ please check back again~

MY BOOKRAYS(PM to join these too!)
~None currently ~ please check back again~

Next up on my TBR list:
CURRENT READ(S): ~The Iron Glove by Ronald Tierney

Last five reads & rating (A to F) (proceeding # = books read this year [for complete listing, click here ])
#41-Entombed by Linda Fairstein (A-)
#40-Lost Lake by Phillip Margolin (A-)
#39-The Book of Air & Shadows by Michael Gruber (A)
#38-Still Life with Crows by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (A-)
#37-Executive Power by Vince Flynn (A)

Favorite reads of 2009:
American Rust by Philipp Meyer (Mar) ~ Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes (May) ~ If the River was Whiskey by T.C.Boyle (Jun)
Favorite reads of 2008: (total read = 88)
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (Feb)~ The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman (Mar)~ Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman (Jun)~ The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (Aug)~ State of Fear by Micheal Crichton (Oct)
Favorite reads of 2007:(total read = 79)
Broken by Kelley Armstrong (Jan)~ Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde (Feb)~ The Ballad of Frankie Silver by Sharyn McCrumb (Feb)~ The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (Mar) ~ The Mask of Atreus by A.J. Hartley (Jun) ~ Sullivan's Island by Dorthea Benton Frank (Jul) ~ The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Dec)

Some of my favorite fiction authors:
Kelley Armstrong ~ Margaret Atwood ~ Sandra Brown ~ John Case ~ Michael Crichton ~ Jennifer Crusie ~ Charles Dickens ~ Janet Evanovich ~ Jasper Fforde ~ Neil Gaiman ~ Heather Graham ~ Carl Hiaasen ~ Alice Hoffman ~ Gregory Maguire ~ Philip Margolin ~ Sharyn McCrumb ~ James Rollins ~ Lawrence Sanders ~ Mark Twain ~ Donald Westlake

"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." - Mark Twain

RAYS/RINGS I am waiting to read: *titles are removed once next participant recieves/journals
Black Thorn, White Rose (Prollacct's ray)
Coraline (hyper7's ring)
The Faery Reel (imawinn2's ring)
Labyrith (Dreamer-kitty's ring)
Life Before Man (Hawkette's ray)
Moon Called (Hyper7's ray)
The Shack (Rosella's ring)

BOOKBOXES I am participating in:
~Guinaveve's Books I've Actually Read Bookbox

OTHER FUN PROJECTS I'm participating in: *projects are removed once complete
Flossie771'sSeven (Drake) Sisters book spiral (series of 6 books; opted out of #1, as I have already read "Magic in the Wind")
#4 Dangerous Tides ~ #5 Safe Harbor ~ #6 Turbulent Sea

The following rings/rays are presumed to be (lost/stalled??),as they have been at the current location for 4+ months **if you have any of these titles available as a ring/ray/trade, please PM me, as I am still interested in reading these!

Doing Good (Janvince's ring)
Free Drinks for Ladies with Nuts (Rampallion's ray)
Hot Shot (jenvince's ray)
I,Lucifer (molekilby's ray)
Lethal Ladies (pgsahm's ray)
Now All We Need is a Title (rumble-bee's ring)
Penelopiad(geetheflea's ray)
The Secret Ingredient (MsPooh's ray)
The Street Where She Lived (satan666's ray)
To-Do List of the Dead (wyldwomin's ray)

"It is books that are a key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can." ~Jane Hamilton

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