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"Become who you are."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

~* A HUGE toast to the Bookcrossing founders!*~

To the best of my knowledge and ability to keep up with my ever changing shelf, it is updated according to the date for my wishlist.

My Wish List:

Wishlist last updated: Saturday, December 05, 2009

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Be Yourself. . . . . Everyone Else Is Taken
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If offering a trade for something off my wishlist and you pm me, but do not hear back...I have heard that sometimes people don`t receive their pm`s. I answer all my email, please try again if this happens, I won`t be offended! **I have recently started a full-time job and have less time on the computer, it may take up to a week to respond to first messages sent. Thanks!!

I`m afraid I am only able to trade/send postage within the U.S.

~Please~ make sure that the available status is set by me.

Books marked available are just that, available for trade (Books off my wishlist only), or I will accept postage.
Otherwise, I will eventually wild release or RABCK them.
Due to limited funds, I may not be able to accept all requests for trades.

Thanks for the hard work, cliff1976!!

~ To escape my childhood, I read. ~

I put reading aside for many years because of our family of six children (5 sons and 1 daughter).
I indulged in magazines and the Sunday paper when the kids were growing up. When I was actually able to pick up a book again and not re-read a paragraph !&#$%#$! times, I filled my bookcases to the brim once again...

My husband and I have been married 17 yrs. We`ve been together since the fall of 1987.

We have 9 Grandchildren aged 12-under.

I love the thought that goes into book titles. I will sometimes read a book or choose one to be read, because of the unique title.
I`m a very eclectic reader. Literature and Fiction, historical fiction, mystery and thrillers reflect my reading style. Many listed are what I have gotten good deals on and can you really ever pass up a good book sale?!
I have read a couple Harlequins, I can honestly say...those will be all.

~I can`t believe I own this many books! I figured I`d go around and collect the books scattered throughout my home and register them because some I have read and am willing to share, others I want to read...
I collect Stephen King, Anne Rice and Patricia Cornwell, of which are in my personal collection and not yet registered as PC. I can`t believe I have this many books!
Like others who have joined bookcrossing as a means to be able to set books free that you have read, that`s fine, but I have not only accumulated MORE books since joining bookcrossing, I have purchased MORE bookcases also!LOL~

Thank you to all the nice bookcrossers I have met and who have been so very generous in sharing.
I`d just like to say that I don`t read very fast, I average a book or so a week, books accepted or sent to me may stay on my TBR pile for awhile, or I will lend them out to local bxers until I have the opportunity to read them. They will then be released. I don`t have a problem with this happening to any books I send out, take your time, but journal them upon receiving so I know they`ve arrived and Enjoy!
I live in a small community surrounded by other small towns. I think each one has a library and since they have networked and joined together, it`s easier to get items I have been interested in, but there are so many items that are not yet available! If it weren`t for the internet, I wouldn`t know of so many books that I have been able to purchase and have treasured over the yrs!

The finer things in life aren`t things...

My books are very few, but then the world is before me - a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me - in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve. ~Joseph Howe, 1824

"Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."
- Proverb

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the
self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the

Life is:
A State of Mind

My biggest pet peeve: Dog eared pages!

I am totally addicted to Twitter!

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Bookrings/Rays/Boxes I`m involved in:

Finished Bookrings/Rays:

Book Rings/Rays I`ve started:

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
BookRay: Started 2-25-05 (Closed)

YAH!! Finished and successful!!


The Man in my Basement
Bookray: Started July 11, 2006 (Closed)

YAH!! Finished and successful!!


Don't be afraid that your life will end,
be afraid that it will never begin.

Books Read in 2009:

I am not giving myself a goal, I read when I can, what I`m interested in at the time (priority will be bookrings/rays) and just plain enjoy what I can get read. Having a full-time job has cut down my reading quite drastically!

1. Rescuing Patty Hearst by Virginia Holman

2. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

3. Giraffe by J. M. Ledgard

4. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

5. Thank You For All Things by Sandra Kring

6. Whisper by Dean Koontz
7 'A' is for Albi by Sue Grafton (audio book)

8. 'B' is for Burglar by Sue Grafton (audio book)

9. 'C' is for Corpse by Sue Grafton (audio book)

10. 'D' is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton (audio book)

11. 'E' is for Evidence by Sue Grafton (audio book)

12. 'F' is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton (audio book)

13.'G' is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton (audio book)

14.'H' is for Homicide by Sue Grafton (audio book)

15.'I' is for Innocent by Sue Grafton (audio book)

16.'J' s for Judgement by Sue Grafton (audio book)

17. Apt Pupil by Stephen King (audio book)

18. Mischief by Amanda Quick (audio book)

19. Red Leaves by Paullina Simons.

20. Garrison Keillor's American Radio Company: the first season

21. A Woman’s Place by Barbara Delinsky (audio book)

22. 'K' is for Killer by Sue Grafton (audio book)

23. 'L' is for Lawless by Sue Grafton (audio book)

24. 'M' is for Malice by Sue Grafton (audio book)

25. 'N' is for Noose by Sue Grafton (audio book)

26. Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub (audio book)

27. Vanished by Mary McGarry Morris (audio book)

28. The Colorado Kid by Stephen King (audio book)

29. Fault lines by Anne Rivers Siddons (audio book)

30. 'O' is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton

31. 'P' is for Peril by Sue Grafton (audio book)

32. 'Q' is for Quarry by Sue Grafton (audio book)

33. 'R' is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton (audio book)

34. 'S' is for Silence by Sue Grafton (audio book)

35. 'T' is for Trespass by Sue Grafton (audio book)

36. The houses of time by Jamil Nasir.

37. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich (audio book)

38. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich (audio book)

39. Three to get Deadly by Janet Evanovich (audio book)

40. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich (audio book)

41. High Five by Janet Evanovich (audio book)

42. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich (audio book)

43. The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lillian Jackson Braun (audio book)

44. The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern by Lillian Jackson Braun (audio book)

45. The Cat Who Turned On and Off by Lillian Jackson Braun (audio book)

46. The Cat Who Saw Red by Lillian Jackson Braun (audio book)

47. Chase by Dean Koontz (audio book)

48. Kill me first by Kate Morgenroth (audio book)

49. Black Lightning by John Saul (audio book)

50. The Cat Who Played Post Office by Lillian Jackson Braun (audio book)

51. The cat who knew Shakespeare by Lilian Jackson Braun (audio book)

52. The cat who lived high by Lilian Jackson Braun (audio book)

53. The cat who sniffed glue by Lilian Jackson Braun (audio book)

54. The cat who moved a mountain by Lilian Jackson Braun (audio book)

55. The cat who wasn't there by Lilian Jackson Braun (audio book)

56. The cat who knew a cardinal by Lilian Jackson Braun (audio book)

57. The cat who talked to ghosts by Lilian Jackson Braun (audio book)

58. The cat who went into the closet by Lilian Jackson Braun (audio book)

59. The cat who played Brahms by Lilian Jackson Braun (audio book)

60. Seven up by Janet Evanovich (audio book)

61. Hard eight by Janet Evanovich (audio book)

62. Blackbird: a childhood lost and found by Jennifer Lauck (audio book)
Listening to Now

63. The graveyard book by Neil Gaiman;with illustrations by Dave McKean. Reading Now


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I do not know where it will end, this journey I am on.
I only know that it will end just as it has begun.

I do not know what lies ahead or which path I should choose.
I only know some times I'll win and some times I will lose.

I do not know whom I will meet, who will affect my way.
I only know how I react to those I know today.

I do not know what each day brings when rising up at dawn.
I only know of yesterday and it's already gone.

I do not know what thoughts will come when pondering my fate.
I only know of memories and those you can't escape.

I do not know if all my plans will work out for the best.
I only know to make them now and time will be the test.

I do not know if all my dreams will ever come to me.
I only know you strive for them and what will be--will be.

I do not know whom I will love or love me in return.
I only know that I will love and love is what I yearn.

I do not know whom I will need when troubled unaware.
I only know that I will want someone to come and care.

I do not know how I can help if one is in distress.
I only know I will be there to try to do my best.

I do not know who'll come to me and need a helping hand.
I only know how I respond will measure who I am.

I do not know whose life I'll touch, how affected they will be.
I only know the ones I meet will also affect me.

I do not know the time that's left, I do not have a hint.
I only know the time I've had and that's already spent.

I do not know the distance or how long my trip will last.
I only know to forge ahead and not live in the past.

I do not know within myself if there will be tomorrow.
I only know I have today and even it is borrowed.

I do not know what they will say when my journey's through.
I only know there will be some who say, "oh, him, we knew."

I do not know who else will know when my journey's done.
I only know there will be some that know I've come and gone.

I do not know if some will mourn when at my journey's end.
I only know that on this trip I tried to be a friend.

I do not know what road you're on as you travel on your way.
I only know that it will end and it could be today.

I do not know where it will end this journey that I'm on.
I only know that it will end just as it has begun.

"UNKNOWN JOURNEY" ©1998 James A. Kisner

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You're incredibly introverted and introspective. You live inside your head.

You spend a lot of alone time meditating and thinking.

People see you as withdrawn, and at times they are right.

You are caring and deep, but it may be difficult for you to show this side of yourself.

Your strength: Your original approach to thinking

Your weakness: You tend to shy away from others

Your power color: Pale blue

Your power symbol: Wavy line

Your power month: July


Congrats to bossmare for winning my Spring BookBox Drawing. She picked 10 available from my shelf! More info here: Drawing

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