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From Bryan, Texas USA
Age 43
Joined Monday, February 16, 2004
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"As you read a book word by word and page by page, you participate in its creation, just as a cellist playing a Bach suite participates, note by note, in the creation, the coming-to-be, the existence, of the music. And, as you read and re-read, the book of course participates in the creation of you, your thoughts and feelings, the size and temper of your soul."
Ursula K. Le Guin

I'm happy to trade in the U. S. for anything marked available on my shelf. I was mainly wild-releasing, but have now gotten into the fun of trades and rings/rays as well.

I am now helping Laurellane maintain an OBCZ in Waco, TX. Check out the bookshelf for LeverenzISUZU.

I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. I am a native Texan and I love to travel, play card games, and try new foods. My other online hobby is, a money-tracking site (my WG name is affinity). I learned about BC from an ad in Mental Floss magazine. BC is a great website because it helps spread the love of reading around (and it's fun!).

Some of my favorite authors are Margaret Atwood, Sheri S. Tepper, Virginia Woolf, Michael Cunningham, Stephen White, Orson Scott Card, Nancy Kress, Roald Dahl, Elizabeth Peters, Janet Evanovich, Alexander McCall Smith- the list goes on! I like Harry Potter, cozy mysteries, novels, sci-fi, a little fantasy, future utopias/dystopias and books with a bit of a feminist slant. My bookshelf does not give a very good picture of my preferences, since I can not yet part with many of my favorites. I love finding books at great prices at library or garage sales. I recently discovered Charles De Lint and Jane Yolen.

Soon restarting my Cozy mystery book box with the help of MaryZee.

A few wild catches:
Junior High Jitters
Final Cut

Bookrays and boxes I started
Treasure Box
The Dim Sum of All Things MIA?
A Door Into Ocean STALLED?
Face of Trespass HOME SAFELY
Mystery Bookbox COMPLETED
Egyptian & Edibles Bookbox COMPLETED
In the Land of Winter COMPLETED
Benighted STALLED?

Books I have read in 2005:
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater- Vonnegut
Morality for Beautiful Girls- Alexander McCall Smith
Alias Grace- Margaret Atwood
and make not dreams your master- Stephen Gilden
Water Witch- Connie Willis & Cynthia Felice
I am the Cheese- Robert Cormier
Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury
The Time Traveler's Wife- Audrey Neiffenegger
The Kalahari Typing School for Men- Alexander McCall Smith
The Miserable Mill- Lemony Snicket
Gathering Blue- Lois Lowry
Desert Rose- Weijun Mary Collins
The Alchemist- Paul Coelho
Women on the Edge- Greenberg
Stargirl- Jerry Spinelli
The Worthing Saga- Orson Scott Card
Notes from a Small Island- Bill Bryson
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove- Christopher Moore
Stardust- Neil Gaiman
The Face of Trespass- Ruth Rendell
Me Talk Pretty One Day- David Sedaris
The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy- Douglas Adams
Asleep- Banana Yoshimoto
The Austere Academy- Lemony Snicket
Life Before Man- Margaret Atwood
A Door Into Ocean- Joan Slonczewski
The Little Prince- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Sunday Philosophy Club- Alexander McCall Smith
The Source of Magic- Piers Anthony
Castle Roogna- Piers Anthony
Chasing Vermeer- Blue Balliet
Dave at Night- Gail Carson Levine
Barrel Fever- David Sedaris
If the Spirit Moves You- Justine Picardie
Name All the Animals- Alison Smith
Past Lives, Present Tense, Ed. Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Welcome to My Planet Where English is Sometimes Spoken- Shannon Olson
The Wisdom of Big Bird (& the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch)- Caroll Spinney
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl
Isle of Woman- Piers Anthony
The Coelura- Anne McCaffrey
Cluster- Piers Anthony
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince- J. K. Rowling
Patternmaster- Octavia Butler
Dealing with Dragons- Patricia C. Wrede
The Secret Life of Bees- Sue Monk Kidd
The View from SAturday- E. L. Konigsburg
Centaur Aisle- Piers Anthony
N. P.- Banana Yohimoto
Kitchen- Banana Yohimoto
The Full Cupboard of Life- Alexander McCall Smith
The Ersatz Elevator- Lemony Snicket
Roald Dahl's Incredible Chocolate Box
Murder Walks the Plank- Carolyn G. Hart
Breasts- Meema Spadola
The Maze Game- Diana Reed Slattery
Going Solo- Roald Dahl
Girl in Hyacinth Blue- Susan Vreeland
Good Omens- Gaiman & Pratchett
The Children of Men- P. D. James
The Grand Tour- Wrede and Stevermer
Fluke- Christopher Moore
Dress Your Family in Courderoy and Denim- David Sedaris
The Crocodile Bird- Ruth Rendell
Anansi Boys- Neil Gaiman
Sweet Death, Kind Death- Amanda Cross
The Wrong Stuff- Sharon Fiffer
Daughter of Witches- Patricia C. Wrede

Books I have read since June 1, 2004:
The Usurper's Crown- Sarah Zettel
Warning Signs- Stephen White
Forever- Peter Hamill
The Man who Japed- Philip K. Dick
Speaker of Mandarin- Ruth Rendell
The Vile Village- Lemony Snicket
I, Robot- Isaac Asimov
Breakfast of Champions- Kurt Vonnegut
The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold
Wicked- Gregory Maguire
Player Piano- Kurt Vonnegut
Treasure Box- Orson Scott Card
First Meetings In the Enderverse- Orson Scott Card
Clay's Ark- Octavia Butler
Miss Melville Regrets- Evelyn Smith
Now and at the Hour- Robert Cormier
Red Azalea- Anchee Min
The Boxcar Children- Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Autograph Man- Zadie Smith
The Haunting of Hill House- Shirley Jackson
idlewild- Nick Sagan
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress- Dai Sijie
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency- Alexander McCall Smith
Lamb- Christopher Moore
Empress Orchid- Anchee Min
Jingo- Terry Pratchett
84, Charing Cross Road- Helene Hanff
Sisters in Fantasy- Susan Schwartz & Martin H. Greenberg
Love's Executioner & Other Tales of Psychotherapy- Irvin D. Yalom
The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly- Bauby
The Dim Sum of All Things- Kim Wong Keltner
The Bad Beginning- Lemony Snicket
A Spell for Chameleon- Piers Anthony
8 Plus 1- Robert Cormier
Claudine in Paris- Collette
The Reptile Room- Lemony Snicket
Becoming Madame Mao- Anchee Min
Sorcery & Cecilia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot- Wrede & Stevermer
The Wide Window- Lemony Snicket
Tears of the Giraffe- Alexander McCall Smith
American Gods- Neil Gaimon
The Well of Lost Plots- Jasper Fforde

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