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VividReader

From Portland, Oregon USA
Age 35
Joined Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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***Please note: Because of a new job, new home, new career, and new life, I haven't been as active in BXing as I was in the winter of 07/08. Which means that I don't organize a new bookring every day and read 4 books a week. But, I'm still here, still an avid reader, and still reliable. :)

Welcome to my bookshelf! I have been a member of BookCrossing since last August 07, but I left soon after for a 3-month wilderness trip. So, I've really only been active since December 07. So far, though, I love it!

Feel free to browse my bookshelf. I try to get books from the library whenever possible (those are the books on my "books I have read" list that don't have links to a journal), both to support their slowly dying existence, and because the environmentalist in me balks at sending books all over the place when you can get them nearby without all the bubblewrap and tape. If you are interested in any of my books, just ask. RABCKs make the books go round. If you like something in my permanent collection, I'm willing to lend those out as well, so long as you return them when you are done ("Permanent Collection" means "I liked it so much I decided to keep it so I could share it with others"). I'm also registered on BookMooch, where I post books if I can't find someone to give them to on BookCrossing.

Other than reading, I like being outdoors (backpacking, rock climbing, cliff diving, all that stuff), cooking, and any form of needlework. When I'm not working, I'm either hiking, reading, or knitting. That picture is of me on the summit of a volcano in Patagonia.

Please take a look at My Wish List and tell me if you can think of any books that I might enjoy reading. Thanks go to Cliff1976 for providing this service!

Books I have read since joining BookCrossing in 2007:
October 08
36. Notes From a Small Island, by Bill Bryson
September 08
35. For Yourself
July 08
34. On Writing, by Stephen King
June 08
33. All Things Bright and Beautiful, by James Herriott - 438
32. In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson - 331 pgs
May 08
31. Natural Grace: The Charm, Wonder, and Lessons of the Pacific Northwest - 219 pgs
30. Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv - 390 pgs
April 08
29. My Old Man and the Sea: A Father and Son Sail Around Cape Horn, by David and Daniel Hayes - 223 pgs
March 08
28. The Man Who Planted Trees, by Jean Giono - 54 pages
27. Skinny Dip, by Carl Hiassen - 355 pgs
26. All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot - 499 pgs
25. The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman - 323 pgs
24. Sharing Nature with Children, by Joseph Cornell - 157 pgs
23. Pimp My Cubicle: Taking your Workspace from Boring to Bling! by Reverend Smoothello G. Debaclous - 143 pgs
22. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood - 295 pgs
21. Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris - 272 pgs
20. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, by Barbara Kingsolver - 351 pgs
February 08
19. The Unadultered Cat, by Terry Pratchett - 156 pgs
18. Sham: How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless, by Steve Salerno - 251 pgs
17. A Room With a View, by E.M. Forster - 230 pgs
16. The Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, by Tracy Quan - 271 pgs
15. Once in a House on Fire, by Andrea Ashworth - 327 pgs
14. Light a Penny Candle, by Maeve Binchy - 608 pgs
13. How to S*** in the Woods - 102 pgs (a must read for any outdoor enthusiast - it's absolutely hilarious!)
12. The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell - 262 pgs
January 08:
11. I'll Be Seeing You, by Mary Higgins Clark
10. The Five People You Meet In Heaven, by Mitch Albom
9. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
8. Sullivan's Island, by Dorothea Benton Frank
7. A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
6. Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and One Raucous Year of Eating Locally, by Alisa Smith
5. The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield (recommended by MinnieMay - thanks!)
4. Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer
3. A Place of My Own: the Education of an Amateur Builder, by Michael Pollan
2. The Skeptical Environmentalist, by Bjorn Lomborg
1. I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America after 20 Years Away, by Bill Bryson
December 07:
The United States of Walmart, by John Dicker
Summer Sisters, by Judy Blume
Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble, by Lester Brown
November 07:
Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
October 07:
A Gift From the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindberg
Chile's Native Forests: A Conservation Legacy, by Ken Wilcox
September 07:
Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Neither Here Nor There, by Bill Bryson
August 07:
Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser
A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, by Bill Bryson



Thank you to LeishaCamden for telling me how to create scroll boxes in my profile so it's not 10 pages long! :) Here is the code, for anyone else who would like it (just take out the spaces after the <> symbols, and put your content between the two lines):
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Rings/Rays/etc that I am taking part in:
Bookring: Childfree and Loving It, by Nickie DeFago - PussInBooks
Bookspiral: Hillarious Chick Lit spiral - jenptcfan
Bookray: Little House on the Prairie series - day-zee
Ray It Forward: The Cabin, by Carla Neggers - nikel27 - received
Bookray: The Darwin Awards III, by Wendy Northcutt - booklady331 - received
Bookray: The Zookeeper's Wife, by Diane Ackerman - itpdx - received 3/10/08, finished 3/23/08, mailed 3/28
Bookray: Pimp My Cubicle, by Reverend Smoothello G. Debaclous - GoryDetails - received 3/10/08, finished 3/12/08, mailed 3/21/08
Bookring: The Unadultered Cat, by Terry Pratchett - deadendmind - received 2/29/08, finished 2/29/08, mailed 3/3/08
Bookray: A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster - angela861 - received 2/25/08, finished 2/27/08, mailed 3/13/08
Bookray: Gates of Fire, by Steven Pressfield - velvetsack - ended with me on 1/30/08
Bookray: United States of Walmart - fanclub - ended with me on 12/20/07

Rings/Rays/etc that I organized:
I list my bookrings at geocities.com/bookrings" target="_blank">The Bookring Directory! Thanks lottiotta!
Anything marked "still open" hasn't been finalized yet. If rings or rays are already underway, I can still try to add you, depending on your location and participants' shipping preferences. Feel free to contact me about any of these.
12/12/07 Bookray: The Life of Pi, by Yann Martel - Book 1 stalled with SpazQueen, replaced by the generosity of MyssCyn
1/7/08 Bookray: The United States of Walmart, by John Dicker
1/9/08 Bookring: I'm a Stranger Here Myself, by Bill Bryson - COMPLETE!
1/16/08 Bookring: A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson - closed but taking names for a second round
1/22/08 Bookray: Summer Sisters, by Judy Blume - COMPLETE!
1/23/08 Bookray: The Pilot's Wife, by Anita Shreve - CANCELLED - RABCKing 2 copies instead
1/25/08 Bookring: Sullivan's Island, by Dorothea Benton Frank - stalled, replaced by the generosity of karen07814
1/30/08 Bookring: A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson - closed but taking names for a second round
2/1/08 Bookray: The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks - COMPLETE!
2/18/08 Bookray: Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown - COMPLETE!
2/19/08 Bookring: The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan - closed but taking names for a second round
2/20/02 Bookray: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell - COMPLETE!
2/21/08 Bookray: Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble, by Lester Brown - COMPLETE!
2/22/08 Bookray: Once in a House on Fire: A Memoir, by Andrea Ashworth - COMPLETE!
2/27/08 Bookray: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, by Joanne Greenberg
3/28/08 Bookray: Skinny Dip, by Carl Hiassen - COMPLETE!

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