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From Modesto, California USA
Age 58
Joined Saturday, July 06, 2002
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 0 330
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6/3/06 update:
Reading has taken a backseat to my new passion.... knitting. It even made me start a blog.
I have started listening to audio books while bike riding and while I knit. Win-win. My library doesn't have that great of a selection of audios, but hopefully they will one day.
7/12/09 update:
Okay - back to reading again, less knitting. Newest addition to the household is my Amazon Kindle!!! I am loving it so far. I am downloading the free books which are mostly classics, which I've always meant to read, but haven't. Should be a great new reading experience.

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I've always enjoyed reading books, a wonderful pastime my mother instilled in me. I sooooo loved the library as a child (and still do). Remember the small neighborhood libraries? My two sisters also love to read and we all love to exchange books. I've been purchasing books most recently from the front window of a literacy program in downtown Modesto.
I can always be found with a book in my hand.
Trading books with other bookcrossers has been a real joy. I now have more books to read than ever, due to the recommendation of other bookcrossers. Lots of new to me authors ..... This is TOO much fun.

I would never have found Bookcrossing if it weren't for WheresGeorge.

Want to see where I work? I've been there for 20 years and I love my job.

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If you are interested in a trade, please read the journal entries to see if I still have them in my possession. If you desire one of my TBRs, let me know and I will move it up my reading list.

If you receive a book from me, whether trade or RABCK, please be kind and make a journal entry. I like knowing that my books have survived the postal system. Thank you!

Would like to send a book to each state. So far I've sent to:
Alabama ~ Alaska ~ Arizona ~ Arkansas ~
California ~ Colorado ~ Conneticut ~
Florida ~ Georgia ~ Hawaii ~ Idaho ~ Illinois ~
Iowa ~ Kansas ~
Maine ~ Maryland ~ Massachusetts ~ Michigan ~
Minnesota ~ Mississippi ~ Missouri ~
Nebraska ~ Nevada ~ New Hampshire ~
New Jersey ~ New Mexico ~ New York ~
North Carolina ~ North Dakota ~
Ohio ~ Oklahoma ~ Oregon ~ Pennslyvania ~
South Carolina ~ South Dakota ~
Tennessee ~ Texas ~ Utah ~ Vermont ~ Virginia ~
Washington ~ W. Virginia ~ Wisconsin ~
Washington DC ~

Puerto Rico

Countries include: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Venezuela

43 states, 12 countries, 1 US Territory

Books read in 2003 = 70
Books read in 2004 = 45
Books read in 2005 = 49
Books read in 2006 = 32
Books read in 2007 = 21
Books read in 2008 = 18
Books read in 2009 = 18

Books Read YTD = 00

Currently reading:
Slow Hands - Leslie Kelly
Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett (again!)

January Reads:

Books I've Read This Year - 2010

Books I Read in 2009

BookRays/Rings that I'm participating in:
Summer on Blossom Street ~ smhamn <<---here

Books on my shelf that have been registered by other BCers and I plan to read these next and pass on. Promise! Well, unless a bookray/ring shows up....LOL
And in no particular order:

Gracie: A Love Story
The Seduction of Water
Loves Wild Frontier
High Crimes
Rough Justice
Riders of Judgment
Leave it to Cleavage
The Destiny
Eating with the Angels
Spirit of the Mountain Man/Ordeal of the Mountain Man
The Shop on Blossom Street
The 5th Horseman
6th Target
The Rancher's Inherited Family
The Carpenter's Lady
A Mother's Wish
Stormy Weather
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I LOVE doing RABCKS! Keep your WishList current! When I finish reading a book I check the WishList before wild releasing it.

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One of my books has dearly departed from the circulation of life. No longer will it be held in loving hands that gently turn its pages. A memorial service has been held. Please click here to pay your last respects, and with sincere gratitude to BookCemetery for the moving service.

My stalled/dead bookrays/bookring:
Lifeguard by James Patterson <---Sent in July07, NOT journaled by Busybeesfamily and she is not answering PMs. Sorry!!
Cry Wolf by Tami Hoag Considered DEAD, sent to Kymberlie 9/2004
Wifey by Judy Blume DIED (?)enroute to suzen in France, 1/10/05

The Death of an Ardent Bibliophile by Bartholomew Gill This book has been with jendudley since Feb. 2005. She is not answering PMs. Doesn't look like it's coming home :(

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