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From Rockville, Maryland USA

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Joined Saturday, November 01, 2003

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About Me:

Most important:
My husband and I are stewards of the Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) in Rockville, Maryland, USA.
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Want to know what I'm doing? You can usually find me attending BookCrossing Meet-Ups, babysitting my grandson, browsing the LibraryThing fora, drinking coffee, eating chocolate, feeding 2 feral cats, filling up my Little Free Library, reading, thinking up new TIOLI challenges on LibraryThing, or trying out new recipes.

My Reading Preferences:
I like both fiction and non-fiction. I prefer English translations of foreign novel, especially contemporary Japanese novels, and well-written books by lesser known authors.

My Wish List on BookMooch.

My Most Interesting Wild Catches:
1. Falling Leaves - Ex-girlfriend stimulates this guy's interest in the Asian experience.
2. Beloved - This book cruised the Amazon.
3. Mrs. Pollifax Pursued - Books suddenly appear out of nowhere.
4. The Wonders of the Invisible World - A short story writer finds...a book of short stories.
5. Airy Fairy - Young journaler returns to book festival to release a book found three years earlier.
6. Trinity - Finder inserts a rather humorous editorial comment into this journal entry.

My Most Traveled Bookray:
1. The Wooden Sea (at stop #73 in Germany) - a BC 100 Most Traveled Book (...and my most travelled active bookray!)

My Most Travelled (but no longer active) Bookrays on BC's list of 100 Most Traveled Books:
1. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie - #22 with 47 stops
2. Embroideries - Marjane Satrapi - #28 with 44 stops
3. Asleep - Banana Yoshimoto - #35 with 37 stops
4. Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri - #56 and continuing its journey by TimCorke's bookray (Thanks!)
5. The Book of Proper Names - Amelie Nothomb - #27 with 51 stops

Notable Quote:
“Such things he saw could not happen today. Today there were fear, hatred, and pain, but no dignity of emotion or deep and complex sorrows.” (1984, George Orwell)

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