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wingSqueakyChuwing

From Rockville, Maryland USA
Joined Saturday, November 1, 2003
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books registered 51 23,553
released in the wild 273 22,756
controlled releases 11 4,603
releases caught 31 5,294
controlled releases caught 4 1,141
books found 45 3,157
tell-a-friend referrals 0 61
new member referrals 0 60
forum posts 22 12,374
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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, drinking coffee, baking, eating chocolate, filling up my Little Free Library, jigsaw puzzling, reading, thinking up new TIOLI challenges for LibraryThing, or trying out new recipes.

My Reading Preferences:
I like both fiction and non-fiction. I prefer English translations of foreign novels, especially contemporary Japanese novels, and well-written books by lesser known authors. I am also a fan of graphic novels and some manga.

My Wish List on LibraryThing.

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.
7. The Museum of Innocence - This book ended up in Juba, South Sudan!

My Most Traveled Bookray:
1. The Wooden Sea - 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My Most Travelled (but no longer active) Bookrays on BC's list of 100 Most Traveled Books: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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