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From Oakdale, California USA
Age 59
Joined Tuesday, March 4, 2003
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 1,425
released in the wild 0 540
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 233
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 0 165
tell-a-friend referrals 0 282
new member referrals 0 17
forum posts 0 87
Extended Profile

Hello BookCrossers !!!

My name is Carol Ann; I live in Northern California. I am a confessed “book-junkie.” I buy more books than I can possibly keep up with, but there is just something wonderful about purchasing and holding a brand new book, and the way that it fits so nicely into my (never-ending) TBR pile (*sigh.....*)

I mainly read fiction, historical fiction, contemporaries, mysteries, as well as historical romance. I really enjoy Mystery/Suspense, however, I tend to shy away from horror/thriller and sci-fi titles. I view reading as a reality escape and don't wish to take a mental voyage with Stephen King or Dean Koontz, since I really cherish a good nights rest (*wink*.)

My biggest weakness is reading a Historical Romance set in the Scottish Highlands, I can’t seem to resist a strong, dark Highlander in Plaid (kilt)…….*sigh*………:O) {They are a treat.... like potato chips for the imagination.......YUMMY !!!}

I have, locally, released a few books into the wild; however, I would much prefer to have a "Controlled Release," therefore, I know that my books are going to a good home. It has been so much fun getting to know members from all over our country and Canada:)
Since the postal rates are so high to ship overseas, I only wish to trade within the United States and Canada. I will make exceptions when participating in BookRings and BookRays, I find that it is so much fun for me to be a part of a books long journey around the world:)

Before requesting a book, "please" look in my Journal Entry. If (PC) is indicated in the book title, it means that I am holding on to the title for my Personal Collection. There are (sooo) many books that I have not read, which I have indicated my Journal entry as “TBR.” I don’t wish to part with these titles until I have a chance to read them myself. Unfortunately, I tend to be the slowest reader on the planet, due to that I am also a mother of 4 children, so I beg, borrow and steal every free chance I can to indulge myself:)

I am looking forward to sharing and swapping titles with fellow BookCrossing members:) I am also in favor of the RABCK = "Random Act of BookCrossing Kindness." It is an excellent way to make somebody feel very special !!!

Happy Reading !!!


10: "Excellent...!!!" I couldn't put it down and would consider a re-read!!!
9: Great book! I would have rated it a 10...except for 'one' tiny little thing...
8: Good, solid book. I would recommend it to a friend:~)
7: Good book...but I wouldn't read it again.
6: Decent.....but not my type of book:~/
5: Only OK, barely worth reading. Thin line between recommending it.
4: Maybe somebody else would like this....I didn't:~(
3: Has major problems. I won't recommend it!
2: It's hard to imagine anyone liking this book...but that's just my opinion.
1: "Gave up..."

Currently Reading:
Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

Just Finished:
Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik
Murder on St. Mark's Place by Victoria Thompson

What Is Up Next:
Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult

Wish List

To View My Bookshelf All On One Page

The Woman Next Door by Barbara Delinsky ~ BookRing~MIA
To Trust A Stranger by Karen Robards ~ BookRing~Closed
Ashes To Ashes by Tami Hoag ~ BookRay~Closed
A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving ~ BookRing~Closed
A Girl's Best Friend by Elizabeth Young ~ BookRing~Closed
Nerd In Shining Armor by Vickie Lewis Thompson ~ BookRing~Closed
Whispers And Lies by Joy Fielding ~ BookRing~Closed
The Amazing Adventures Of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon ~ BookRing~MIA
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich ~ BookRing~MIA" alt="Image hosted by">

My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle ~ Hosted by lucycat
I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson ~ Hosted by Hawkette
Patty Jane’s House of Curl by Lorna Landvic ~ Hosted by Kayters
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison ~ Hosted by EllyMae58
Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg ~ Hosted by Wandeca
The Secret Ingredient by Jane Heller ~ Hosted by MsPooh
The Wedding Party by Robyn Carr ~ Hosted by Wandeca
Letters From A Nut by Ted L. Nancy ~ Hosted by JesseBC
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes ~ Hosted by Hawkette
Love and a Bad Hair Day by Annie Flannigan ~ Hosted by LaurieS
Welcome To Temptation by Jennifer Cruise ~ Hosted by MsPooh
Why Girls Are Weird by Pamela Ribon ~ Hosted by tamugrad02
How To Cook A Tart by Nina Killham ~ Hosted by mellion108
Faking It by Jennifer Cruise ~ Hosted by TracyShannon
In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner ~ Hosted by BlossomU
Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts ~ Hosted by hannahsc5
The Secret Life Of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd ~ Hosted by JesseBC
Flamingo Diner by Sherryl Woods ~ Hosted by Wandeca
The Boyfriend School by Sarah Bird ~ Hosted by sugarkane

BOOKBOXES that I am involved in:
Romance BookBox ~ Hosted by Luintaurien
Romance BookBox ~ Hosted by Wandeca

RECIPERING that I am involved in:
Diane Mott Davidson/Recipe BookChain ~ Hosted by summermarie
RecipeRing ~ Hosted by anamela alt="PaperBackSwap - Swap your used paperback books with other club members.">" width="600" height="120" />

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