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The newest edition to our family, Mei Elizabeth was born on March 21, 2009 at 2:11am. She was 8lbs 14oz and 21 inches long. She was born at home in the water, swimming gracefully into her daddy's loving arms. Welcome to the world, Mei!

Our son emerged into the world in our home on May 4, 2007 at 9:20 pm. He was 9 lbs and 21.5 inches and was birthed after 28 hours of hard work! Welcome to the world, Makaio!

Bookcrossing -- fabulous idea. I've often wondered how the web of my life interacts with that of strangers... Now I can catch a glimpse. I read anything really. In the past I've relied heavily on the public library to support my habit (and my fines to support them!). After finding Bookcrossing, I'm moving more toward finding sources for books that I can catch and release back into the wild. Exciting times, these...

Some of you were asking about my bookcrossing ID: Ri is pronounced Ree, rhymes with bee or tree or pee (hee hee). It is what friends and family call me in real life. It is a shortened form of my given name.

I am happily married to a wonderful man (nezumikozo).

True* Wild Release Catches! 83 of 342 = 23.97%
(*I've not included books released at bookcrossing meetings or sent through the mail. Titles are clickable.)

Book Boxes I've joined:
Marysgirl's Nonfiction Book Boxreceived and mailed on
svoight's Food Glorious Food Book Box received and mailed on
svoight's If You Love Them Set Them Free Book Box received and mailed on
thegoaliegirl's Travel Book Box received and mailed on
JudySlump612's Medicine Chest Book Box received and mailed on

What I'm Currently Reading:
From Hardtack to Home Fries by Barbara Haber

Books I've read in 2011: (*indicates I received this book from another bookcrosser.)
46. You Can't Get There from Here by Gayle Forman 8/10 stars July 15 (Sent to MsJo for the travel swap)
45. Getting in the Gap by Wayne Dyer 9/10 stars July 13 (unregistered permanent collection)
44. Calm: A Proven 4 Step Process Designed Specifically for Women Who Worry by Denise Marek 8/10 stars July 12 (permanent collection at my office)
43. Bundle of Trouble by Diana Orgain 5/10 stars July 10 (released through Paperback Swap)
42. Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor 3/10 stars July 3 (released through Paperback Swap)
41. Giving Is Living by Marnie and Tisha Howard 6/10 stars July 2 (released through Paperback Swap)
40. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles 9/10 stars June 30 (permanent collection)
39. The $64 Tomato by William Alexander 8/10 stars June 30 (to therubycanary for the yummy yummy vbb)
38. Money, A Memoir by Liz Perle 5/10 stars June 24 (released in the Memoir Book Box)
37. The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference by Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval 8/10 stars June 18 (library book)
36. My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor 9/10 stars June 12 (library book)
35. You Were Born For This by Bruce Wilkinson 6/10 stars June 6 (library book)
*34. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams 8/10 stars June 1 (offered in the It's Your Turn VBB)
33. Loving What Is by Byron Katie 9/10 stars May 28 (personal collection)
32. Momfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion and Grace by Denise Roy 8/10 stars May 24
*31. What the Chinese Don't Eat by Xinran 8/10 stars May 22 (to azuki for the yummy yummy vbb)
30. The Water Secret by Howard Murad 7/10 stars May 19 (library book)
*29. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell 9/10 stars May 11 (to elsi for the nongenre swap)
28. Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping 9/10 stars May 6 (personal collection)
27. A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender 5/10 stars April 29 (to bookstogive for the yummy yummy vbb)
26. What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio 9/10 stars April 27 (library book)
25. Spiced: A Pastry Chef's True Stories by Dalia Jurgensen 9/10 stars Apr. 13 (to bookstogive for the yummy yummy vbb)
24. Advancing Your Spirit by Wayne Dyer 8/10 stars Apr. 12 (library book)
23. Earth (the book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart 9/10 stars Apr. 9 (library book)
22. Fatally Frosted by Jessica Beck 7/10 stars Apr. 8 (to BooksnBeer for the cozy mystery swap)
21. The Shift by Wayne Dyer 8/10 stars Apr. 3 (library book)
20. Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You by Sam Gosling 6/10 stars Mar. 30 (to HoserLauren for the nonfiction swap)
19. Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck 7/10 stars Mar. 22 (passing on to BooksnBeer at the convention for the Cozy Swap)
*18. The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones 8/10 stars Mar. 18 (sent to itpdx for the Passport to the World VBB)
17. Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States by Pete Jordan 7/10 stars Mar. 13 (sent to MsJoanna for the Nonfiction Swap)
16. The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames 8/10 stars Mar. 3 (sent to LoriPed for the Dec. Cozy Swap)
*15. Mountain Girl, River Girl by Ting-xing Ye 8/10 stars Feb. 24 (sent to azuki for the Passport to the World VBB)
14. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin 9/10 stars Feb. 20 (sent to camis for the TBR swap)
13. Thank You Power: Making the Science of Gratitude Work for You by Deborah Norville 8/10 stars Feb. 18
(library book)
12. Notes from the Universe by Mike Dooley 9/10 stars Feb. 5 (library book)
11. The Storyteller's Daughter by Saira Shah 8/10 stars Feb. 4 (sent to candy-is-dandy for the Asian VBB)
10. Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family by Patricia Volk 9/10 stars Feb. 1 (sent to nimrodiel for the Yummy Yummy VBB)
9. Eat This Book by Ryan Nerz 6/10 stars Jan. 31 (sent to ramson for the Yummy Yummy VBB)
8. Mrs. Dunwoody's Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping by Miriam Lukken 7/10 stars Jan. 25 (library book)
7. The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg 8/10 stars Jan. 16 (sent to elsi from the It's Your Turn VBB)
*6. The Timewaster Letters by Robin Cooper 8/10 stars Jan. 15
5. Mortician Diaries by June Nadle 8/10 stars Jan. 12 (sent to azuki from the It's Your Turn VBB)
4. On a Dollar a Day: One Couple's Unlikely Adventures in Eating in America by Christopher Greenslate and Kerri Leonard 6/10 stars Jan. 11 (library book)
3. The Power by Rhonda Byrne 10/10 stars Jan. 10 (permanent collection)
2. Serendipitously Rich by Madeleine Kay 9/10 stars (permanent collection)
1. Rightsizing Your Life: Simplifying Your Surroundings While Keeping What Matters Most by Ciji Ware 6/10 stars Jan. 4 (library book)

Books I've read in 2010: (* indicates I received this book from another bookcrosser.)
73. The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Below Their Means by Jeff Yeager 7/10 stars Dec. 19 (library book)
*72. Miss Nomer's Guide to Painfully Incorrect English by Alan Axelrod 7/10 stars Dec. 12 (added to the Nonfiction Book Box)
71. Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult 8/10 stars Dec. 11
*70. Crap Jobs by Dan Kieran 7/10 stars Dec. 11 (added to the Nonfiction Book Box)
*69. Bad Food Britain by Joanna Blythman 8/10 stars Dec. 9 (RABCK to VeganMedusa)
68. The Experts' Guide to Life at Home by Samantha Ettus 5/10 stars Dec. 7 (added to the Nonfiction Book Box)
67. The Experts' Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do created by Samantha Ettus 8/10 stars Dec. 5 (added to the Nonfiction Book Box)
*66. Taking Care of the Me in Mommy by Lisa Whelchel 6/10 stars Nov. 30 (added to the Nonfiction Book Box)
*65. Old Wives' Tales: Fact or Folklore? by Thomas Craughwell 6/10 stars Nov. 28 (added to the Nonfiction Book Box)
64. Toast Mortem by Claudia Bishop 3/10 stars Nov. 25
63. Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers by Francesca Gould 8/10 stars Nov. 14 (sent to MsJoanna from the It's Your Turn VBB)
62. Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt 8/10 stars Nov. 12 (library book)
*61. Candy and Me (A Love Story) by Hilary Liftin 8/10 stars Oct. 31 (added to the Yummy Yummy VBB)
60. One Thing at a Time: 100 Simple Ways to Live Clutter Free Every Day by Cindy Glovinsky 7/10 stars Oct. 26 (library book)
59. Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter by Phoebe Damrosch 6/10 stars Oct. 22
58. Ad Nauseam: A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture by Carrie McLaren 8/10 stars Oct. 13
57. My Life as a Furry Red Monster by Kevin Clash 8/10 stars Oct. 8
*56. Bitter Is the New Black by Jen Lancaster 8/10 stars Oct. 4 (mailed to agrace for a bookring)
55. The Cornflake House by Deborah Gregory 3/10 stars Sept. 30 (added to the Food Glorious Food Bookbox)
54. Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life by David Friedman 6/10 stars Sept. 25 (sent to azuki for the Nonfiction swap)
53. Holy Guacamole by Nancy Fairbanks 7/10 stars Sept. 23 (Controlled release through PBS)
52. Five Quarts: A Personal and Natural History of Blood by Bill Hayes 6/10 stars Sept. 18 (Nonfiction swap to zosime)
*51. Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay 7/10 stars Sept. 9 (sent to azuki for the Yummy Yummy VBB)
50. Poison Pen: A Forensic Handwriting Mystery by Sheila Lowe 8/10 stars Sept. 6 (sent to elsi for the Cozy Mystery swap)
49. The Almond by Nedjma 6/10 stars August 31 (added to the Food Glorious Food Bookbox)
48. The Chocolate Connoisseur by Chloe Doutre-Roussel 8/10 stars August 26 (added to the Food Glorious Food Bookbox)
47. What Dads Need to Know About Daughters, What Moms Need to Know About Sons by John and Helen Burns 7/10 stars August 21
*46. Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves 7/10 stars August 20 (sent to thegoaliegirl for a bookring)
45. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks 8/10 stars August 17 (sent to elsi for the Historical Fiction swap)
*44. Lonely Planet Unpacked Again by Tony Wheeler et al. 8/10 stars July 22 (released to thegoaliegirl's travel book box)
43. The 7 O'Clock Bedtime by Inda Schaenen 9/10 stars July 21 (library book)
42. Seven Before Seventy by Joyce Brooks 5/10 stars July 19 (released to thegoaliegirl's travel book box)
*41. The Obsessive Traveller by David Dale 8/10 stars July 16 (released to thegoaliegirl's travel book box)
40. First We Quit Our Jobs: How One Work-Driven Couple Got on the Road to a New Life by Marilyn J. Abraham 5/10 stars July 5 (released to thegoaliegirl's travel book box)
39. Confessions of a Naughty Mommy by Heidi Raykeil 8/10 stars June 29 (passed on to MsJoanna)
*38. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky 7/10 stars June 27 (bookring to JerrilynnL)
*37. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah 10/10 stars June 26 (passed on to WildFruitWarm)
36. The Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions by Kenji Kawakami 8/10 stars June 16
35. The Three-Martini Family Vacation by Christie Mellor 8/10 stars June 15 (controlled release through PBS)
*34. Cage of Stars by Jacquelyn Mitchard 9/10 stars June 8 (released to the If You Love Them Set Them Free Bookbox)
33. How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life by Tom Rath and Donald Clifton 9/10 stars June 5 (library book)
32. Even June Cleaver Would Forget the Juice Box by Ann Dunnewold 9/10 stars May 31 (library book)
31. The Entitlement-Free Child by Karen Deerwester 8/10 stars May 27 (library book)
30. The Wife's Tale by Lori Lansens 8/10 stars May 23 (library book)
*29. Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay 9/10 stars May 18 (bookring)
28. Fried Butter by Abe Opincar 5/10 stars May 8 (added to the Food Glorious Food Bookbox)
27. Death by Pad Thai and Other Unforgettable Meals ed by Douglas Bauer 8/10 stars May 4 (Yummy Yummy VBB to dancing-dog)
*26. The Girls by Lori Lansens 9/10 stars Apr. 30 (added to Medicine Chest Book Box)
*25. How to Solve a Murder: The Forensic Handbook by Michael Kurland 7/10 stars Apr. 28 (added to Medicine Chest Book Box)
24. It's Not About the Tapas by Polly Evans 7/10 stars Apr. 28 (Yummy Yummy VBB to azuki)
*23. Lost Girls in Love Hotels by Catherine Hanrahan 7/10 stars Apr. 28 (Passport to the World VBB to Supertalya)
22. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson 9/10 stars Apr. 20
*21. Why Do Men Have Nipples? By Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg, MD 4/10 stars Apr 6 (added to Medicine Chest Book Box)
20. The Frantic Woman's Guide to Life by Mary Jo Rulnick and Judith Burnett Schneider 8/10 stars Mar 19 (unregistered permanent collection)
19. 10-10-10 10 Minutes, 10 Months, 10 Years: A Life Transforming Idea by Suzy Welch 8/10 stars Mar 15 (library book)
18. It's Just What I've Always Wanted by Chiquita Woodard 6/10 stars Mar. 11 (library book)
17. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen 8/10 stars Mar. 9 (library book)
16. Do One Nice Thing by Debbie Tenzer 7/10 stars Mar. 7 (library book)
15. Another Day in the Frontal Lobe by Katrina Firlik 5/10 stars Mar. 6 (added to Medicine Chest Book Box)
14. The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian 9/10 stars Mar. 5 (added to Medicine Chest Book Box)
13. 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know by Russ Kick 5/10 stars Feb. 27
12. Family Fun My Great Idea: 350 Parents Share Their Creative Tips 8/10 stars Feb. 24 (library book)
11. 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life by Cami Walker 9/10 stars Feb. 22 (library book)
10. Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne 9/10 stars Feb. 17 (library book)
9. The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom 7/10 stars Feb. 16 (Cozy Mystery Swap to Shaunesay)
8. The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller 8/10 stars Feb. 8 (library book)
7. Everyday Cheapskate's Greatest Tips by Mary Hunt 7/10 stars Feb. 2 (library book)
6. The Best Time to Do Everything by Michael Kaplan 7/10 stars Jan. 30 (library book)
5. Diaper Free Before 3 by Jill Lekovic 8/10 stars Jan. 24 (library book)
4. Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater by Matthew Amster-Burton 9/10 stars Jan. 20 (library book)
*3. Waiter Rant by Steven Dublanica 8/10 stars Jan. 19 (Yummy Yummy VBB to nimrodiel)
*2. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett 7/10 stars Jan. 16 (RABCK to collectorkerri)
1. The Broke Diaries by Angela Nissel 7/10 stars Jan. 5 (controlled release through PBS)

Books I've read in 2009: (* indicates I received this book from another bookcrosser.)
46. My Prison, My Home: One Woman's Story of Captivity in Iran by Haleh Esfandiari 9/10 stars Oct. 12 (Nonfiction swap to AceofHearts)
45. Horsemen of the Esophagus by Jason Fagone 7/10 stars Oct. 1 (Yummy Yummy VBB to azuki)
*44. Ibid by Mark Dunn 7/10 stars Sept. 22 (Nongenre swap to Bibliocrates)
43. Domesticity by Bob Shacochis 6/10 stars Sept. 16 (Yummy Yummy VBB to rootmartin)
42. The View from Mount Joy by Lorna Landvik 9/10 stars Sept. 11 (Nongenre swap to boomda)
*41. Moose: A Memoir of Fat Camp by Stephanie Klein 9/10 stars Sept. 9
40. The Hunt Club by Brett Lott 7/10 stars Aug. 30 (wild release)
39. Murder on the Menu by Miranda Bliss 8/10 stars Aug. 26 (Yummy Yummy VBB to LoriPed)
38. Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle 6/10 stars Aug. 23 (Yummy Yummy VBB to MaplesFlowers)
37. Tasting Food, Tasting Freedom by Sidney W. Mintz 4/10 stars Aug 13 (added to the Yummy Yummy VBB)
36. The NDD Book: How Nutrition Deficit Disorder Affects Your Child's Learning, Behavior, and Health and... by William Sears, MD 9/10 stars Aug. 11 (unregistered permanent collection)
35. Cookoff: Recipe Fever in America by Amy Sutherland 9/10 stars Aug. 6 (Added to the Yummy Yummy VBB)
34. Mrs. Clean Jeans Housekeeping with Kids by Tara Aronson 8/10 stars July 29 (library book)
33. Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Julie Morgenstern 9/10 stars July 20 (library book)
32. Kick the Clutter by Ellen Phillips 8/10 stars July 14 (library book)
31. Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn 8/10 stars July 4 (library book)
*30. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner 9/10 stars June 24 (surprise RABCK to CdnBlueRose)
29. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist 9/10 stars June 8 (Lit in Translation to Kiri)
*28. Bookmarked for Death by Lorna Barrett 8/10 stars June 4 (RABCK to Jordanne)
27. Eat that frog! : 21 great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time by Brian Tracey 8/10 stars May 30 (library book)
26. Eye Contact by Cammie McGovern 9/10 stars May 27 (RABCK to chambejd)
*25. Last Writes by Laura Levine 9/10 stars May 24 (RABCK to Jordanne)
24. Making the Cut by Jillian Michaels 9/10 stars May 22 (library book)
*23. This Pen for Hire by Laura Levine 8/10 stars May 18 (RABCK to Jordanne)
22. Book Lust by Nancy Pearl 8/10 stars May 15 (Nonfiction swap to Jordanne)
21. The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs 8/10 stars May 14 (Yummy Yummy VBB to bartonz)
20. The Get Organized Answer Book by Jamie Novak 9/10 stars May 10
19. Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Sally Fallon 5/10 stars May 6 (library book)
18. Murder 101 by Maggie Barbieri 7/10 stars April 27 (Mystery Swap to bartonz)
17. Girl on the Couch by Lorna Martin 8/10 stars April 20 (YBS to Giz-angel)
16. Have a New Kid By Friday by Kevin Leman 7/10 stars April 12 (library book)
15. Body of Intuition by Claire Daniels 7/10 stars April 6
14. Getting Stoned With Savages by J. Maarten Troost 8/10 stars March 26 (Armchair Travel Swap to zosime)
13. The No-Cry Nap Solution by Elizabeth Pantley March 16 (my semi-PC collection)
*12. When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka 8/10 stars March 8 (Passport to the World VBB to garibaldisghost)
11. Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering : a doctor's guide to natural childbirth and gentle early parenting choices by Sarah J Buckley, MD 9/10 stars Feb. 27 (library book)
10. Gastronaut by Stefan Gates 8/10 stars Feb. 23 (reserved for the Yummy Yummy VBB)
9. Know Your Parenting Personality by Janet Levine Feb. 18 (unregistered PC)
8. How to Cheat at Cleaning by Jeff Bredenberg 7/10 stars Feb. 10 (library book)
7. The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp 7/10 stars Feb. 6 (library book)
6. Promise Not to Tell by Jennifer McMahon 9/10 stars Feb. 5 (Teen VBB to karendawn)
5. Siren's Feast: An Edible Odyssey by Nancy Mehagian 9/10 stars Feb. 2 (reviewed for Armchair Interviews)
4. Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon 6/10 stars Jan 27 (library book)
3. How to Cheat at Organizing by Jeff Bredenberg 6/10 stars Jan 24 (library book)
2. Peppermint Twisted by Sammi Carter 7/10 stars Jan 10 (Yummy Yummy VBB to Bunnylady)
1. A Peach of a Murder by Livia J. Washburn 6/10 stars Jan 4 (Yummy Yummy VBB to Maplesflowers)

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