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BookCrossing got news on January 26, 2011 that bartonz has passed away after her long fight with cancer. R.I. P.

WHAT'S UP WITH ME

I’ve been bookcrossing for over three years now. I mostly do controlled releases because I like knowing that my books are going to good homes. I occasionally wild release a book, but since we have inclement weather so much of the year it needs to be indoors and I wonder how many of those books have just ended up in the trash. As the costs of international postage soar, I am forced to send fewer books out of the country. I participate in a lot of the virtual book boxes at BookObsessed.com and even there am having to cut back for financial reasons. Anyway, check out the 1,001 Books Library here at BookCrossing if you, like me are trying to read all of those tomes.

If you’ve tried PM’ing me and haven’t gotten a response, you can try my email – bartzturkeymom@msn.com


BBC Big Read 56/100. I have acquired 42 of the remaining 44
1,001 Books to Read Before You Die (2006 version) 109/1001 I have acquired 290 of the remaining 892.

My Birthday Buddy is Istop4books -- thank you chich for hosting this fun program!


WHAT I'M READING RIGHT NOW

The books that I'm reading (the tip of Mt. ToBeRead – usually a couple at the same time): Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang, Frida: a Biography by Hayden Herrera; On Writing by Stephen King, Morvern Callar by Alan Warner


WHAT I'VE READ IN 2009: (My goal is 150)
1. The Girls of Slender Means (audio) by Muriel Spark
2. Mary Barton (audio) by Elizabeth Gaskell
3. Bound to Love Her by Esri Rose
4. The Third Man (audio) by Graham Greene
5. A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
6. A Highlander for Christmas by Sandy Blair
7. Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
8. What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
9. Adventure Divas by Holly Morris
10. Wild Highland Magic by Kendra Leigh Castle
11. Highland Warrior by Monica McCarty
12. A Break in Time by Michelle Miles
13. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
14. Cursed by Jamie Leigh Hansen
15. Wanted!: The Texan by Bobbi Smith
16. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
17. A Tea Shop Mystery: Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs
18. Welcome to Temptation by Jennifer Crusie
19. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
20. Full Exposure by Tracy Wolff
21. Hearing Birds Fly by Louisa Waugh
22. His Lady's Keeper by Marly Mathews
23. Maru by Bessie Head
24. A Rake's Reform by Anne Barbour
25. July’s People by Nadine Gordimer
26. Artemis Fowl Book 5: The Lost Colony by Eoin Coifer
27. Dipped In Chocolate by Renee Luke
28. Captive by Leda Swann
29. Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone by Mary Morris
30. Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono
31. The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods
32. The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
33. Marked by Passion by Kate Perry
34. The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther
35. Seeing Red by Susan Crandall
36. Temptation and Surrender by Stephanie Laurens
37. A Tea Shop Mystery Book 6: Chamomile Mourning by Laura Childs
38. Finding The Dream by Nora Roberts
39. The Cat Star Chronicles #4: Outcast by Cheryl Brooks
40. Deadly Desire by Keri Arthur
41. Highland Outlaw by Monica McCarty
42. Where The Heart Leads by Stephanie Laurens
43. Road Rage by Ruth Rendell
44. Riding on Instinct by Jaci Burton
45. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
46. Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes
47. Manhunting by Jennifer Crusie
48. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
49. Body Candy by Taylor Tryst
50. Turning Japanese by Cathy Yardley
51. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
52. Blood Magic by Jennifer Lyon
53. To Romance A Charming Rogue by Nicole Jordan
54. A Vampire's Claim by Joey Hill
55. Wings of Madness by Mae Nixon
56. Dragonborn by Jade Lee
57. Dragonbound by Jade Lee
58. Bedding Down edited by Rachel Bussel
59. Night and Day by Sherrie Hansen
60. My Forbidden Desire by Carolyn Jewel
61. The Cat Star Chronicles #1 Slave by Cheryl Brooks
62. Highland Scoundrel by Monica McCarty
63. Addicted by Charlotte Featherstone
64. The Sons of Destiny #2: The Wolf by Jean Johnson
65. The Sons of Destiny #4: The Song by Jean Johnson
66. The Murder at the Murder at the Mimosa Inn by Joan Hess
67. The Best American Short Stories 1999 (The Best American Series) edited by Amy Tan
68. Under the Net by Iris Murdoch
69. The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
70. The Sons of Destiny #3: The Master by Jean Johnson
71. The Sons of Destiny #5: The Cat by Jean Johnson
72. The Sons of Destiny #6: The Storm by Jean Johnson
73. The Sons of Destiny #7: The Flame by Jean Johnson
74. The Sons of Destiny #8: The Mage by Jean Johnson




WHAT I READ IN 2006: (My goal was 50)

WHAT I READ IN 2007: (My goal was 100)

WHAT I READ IN 2008: (My goal was 101)

B Bubbly
A Awesome
R Rounded
T Technological
O Organic
N Neat
Z Zonked

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2009 BOOK RINGS/RAYS/BOXES

I've joined these bookrings/rays and boxes:

- Fingersmith by Sarah Waters hosted by perryfran– Sent to the next person!!
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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell hosted by shnedwards – Sent to the next person!



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Atomised (aka Elementary Particles) by Michel Houellebecq hosted by shnedwards – It’s here!!
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Soul Music by Terry Pratchett hosted by Shimmy-crazy – It’s here!!!
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Glamorama by Bret Easton Ellis hosted by shnedwards It’s here!
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The Stand by Stephen King hosted by lane1088 – It’s here!! (for a second time)
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The Light of Day by Graham Swift hosted by shnedwards – It’s here
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Morvern Callar by - Alan Warner hosted by BigCurlyLoz – It’s here! A new ray will start when I’m finished reading it



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Dictionary of the Khazars hosted by zzz – awaiting – I’m next
- Thursbitch by Alan Garner hosted by shnedwards – Awaiting
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Dead Air by Iain Banks hosted by shnedwards – Awaiting
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Croation Nights: A Festival of Alternative Literature hosted by Jinglefish – Awaiting





2012 OLYMPIC READING CHALLENGE

A fun challenge here at BookCrossing -
The Olympic Reading Challenge. I didn’t make it for 2008, so I’m, trying for 2012

Here's a map that shows the 22 countries from where I've read books so far.


create your own visited country map


Here's my list of books - most of the ones listed are still to be read. Please feel free to PM me with ideas of books for the countries that don't have an entry yet.

Red = Finished (of 205)
Blue = Currently reading
Green = Unread but on my shelf
Purple = on my wish list


1. Afghanistan
2. Albania
3. Algeria The Stranger by Albert Camus
4. American Samoa Coming of Age in Samoa by Margaret Mead
5. Andorra
6. Angola
7. Antigua and Barbuda Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women by Various authors
8. Argentina He Who Searches by Luisa Valenzuela, The Whispering Land by Gerald Durrell, Ralph Thompson
9. Armenia
10. Aruba
11. Australia The Bay by Di Morrissey
12. Austria Man’s Search for Meaning (Audio) by Viktor Frankl
13. Azerbaijan
14. Bahamas The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Biography. by Sidney Poitier
15. Bahrain Quixotiq by Ali Al Saeed trade with Hendertuckian
16. Bangladesh Brick Lane by Monica Ali
17. Barbados
18. Belarus
19. Belgium
20. Belize
21. Benin The New States of West Africa by Ken Post
22. Bermuda The Sea ‘venture by F. Van Wyck Mason
23. Bhutan
24. Bolivia The Matter of Desire by Edmundo Paz Soldan
25. Bosnia and Herzegovina The Bridge on the Drina by Ivo Andric
26. Botswana Maru by Bessie Head
27. Brazil Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho
28. British Virgin Islands
29. Brunei
30. Bulgaria
31. Burkina Faso The New States of West Africa by Ken Post
32. Burundi
33. Cambodia First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers by Loung Ung
34. Cameroon Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono
35. Canada The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
36. Cape Verde
37. Cayman Islands
38. Central African Republic
39. Chad Teenager in the Chad Civil War: A Memoir of Survival by Esaie Toingar
40. Chile Savage: the Life and Times of Jemmy Button by Nick Hazlewood
41. China (PRC) Wild Swans : Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang (Book ray by le7)
42. Chinese Taipei (TPE) Zhuangzi Speaks by Tsai Chih Chun
43. Colombia One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44. Comoros
45. Congo DR
46. Congo Republic
47. Cook Islands
48. Costa Rica Mexico and the Caribbean by Lewis Hanke
49. Côte d'Ivoire
50. Croatia ”S” (As if I am not there): A novel about the Balkans by Slavenka Drakulic
51. Cuba Adventure Divas by Holly Morris
52. Cyprus
53. Czech Republic City, Sister, Silver by Jachym Topol
54. Denmark Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Grooks by Piet Hein
55. Djibouti
56. Domenica
57. Dominican Republic Finding Miracles by Julia Alvarez
58. Ecuador Panama Hat Trail: A Journey from South America by Tom Miller
59. Egypt Children of Gebelawi by Naguib Mahfouz
60. El Salvador One Day of Life by Manlio Argueta, Mexico and the Caribbean by Lewis Hanke
61. Equatorial Guinea Ndowe Tales I by Enenge A'Bodjedi
62. Eritrea
63. Estonia
64. Ethiopia
65. Fiji
66. Finland The Egyptian (audio) by Mika Waltari
67. France Madam Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
68. Gabon
69. The Gambia
70. Georgia
71. Germany The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
72. Ghana
73. Greece The Facade Lady of Corfu by Spyros Plaskovitis, 74. Grenada Tide Running by Oonya Kempadoo , A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean by Gary Buslik
75. Guam
76. Guatemala Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone by Mary Morris, Complete Works: And Other Stories (Texas Pan American) by Augusto Monterroso
77. Guinea The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy by Camara Laye
78. Guinea-Bissau
79. Guyana Disappearance by David Dabydeen
80. Haiti Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
81. Honduras Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone by Mary Morris
82. Hong Kong, China
83. Hungary
84. Iceland Independent People (Vintage International) by Halldór Kiljan Laxness
85. India Adventure Divas by Holly Morris, Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee
86. Indonesia Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini
87. Iran The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther , Adventure Divas by Holly Morris
88. Iraq
89. Ireland Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor
90. Israel To Know a Woman by Amos Oz
91. Italy Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
92. Jamaica Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women by Various authors
93. Japan Turning Japanese by Cathy Yardley
94. Jordan
95. Kazakhstan
96. Kenya Out Of Africa by Isak Dineson
97. Kiribati
98. Korea, South
99. Korea, North The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
100. Kuwait
101. Kyrgyzstan Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron
102. Laos Anarchy and Old Dogs by Colin Cotterill
103. Latvia
104. Lebanon
105. Lesotho
106. Liberia The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
107. Libya In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
108. Liechtenstein
109. Lithuania
110. Luxembourg
111. FYRO Macedonia
112. Madagascar
113. Malawi Of Chameleons and Gods by Jack Mapanje
114. Malaysia Adventure Divas by Holly Morris
115. Maldives
116. Mali Segu by Maryse Conde (trade with rootmartin)
117. Malta Palestine by Joe Sacco
118. Marshall Islands
119. Mauritania The New States of West Africa by Ken Post
120. Mauritius
121. Mexico Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone by Mary Morris
122. Micronesia
123. Moldova Lost Province: Adventures in a Moldovan Family by Stephen Henighan
124. Monaco
125. Mongolia Hearing Birds Fly by Louisa Waugh
126. Montenegro Blood of Montenegro by Bajram Angelo Koljenovic trade with Hendertuckian
127. Morocco The Caliph's House: A Year in Casablanca by Tahir Shah
128. Mozambique Neighbours: The Story of a Murder by Lilia Momple
129. Myanmar
130. Namibia
131. Nauru
132. Nepal
133. Netherlands
134. Netherlands Antilles
135. New Zealand Adventure Divas by Holly Morris, Once Were Warriors by Alan Duff (recommended by Kwika),
136. Nicaragua Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone by Mary Morris, Family Album by Claribel Alegria
137. Niger Adventure Divas by Holly Morris
138. Nigeria
139. Norway Don’t Look Back by Karin Fossum
140. Oman
141. Pakistan The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
142. Palau
143. Palestine
144. Panama Mexico and the Caribbean by Lewis Hanke
145. Papua New Guinea
146. Paraguay
147. Peru
148. Philippines
149. Poland Cosmos by Witold Gombrowicz
150. Portugal Seeing by Jose Saramago
151. Puerto Rico In the Palm of Darkness by Mayra Montero, Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women by Various authors
152. Qatar Qatari Women: Past and Present by
153. Romania Almost Adam: A Novel by Petru Popescu
154. Russia Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
155. Rwanda
156. Saint Kitts and Nevis Crossing the River (Vintage International) by Caryl Phillips (trade with awakeagain), A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean by Gary Buslik
157. Saint Lucia Collected Poems, 1948-1984 by Derek Walcott
158. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
159 Samoa They Who Do Not Grieve by Sia Figiel
160. San Marino
161. São Tomé and Príncipe
162. Saudi Arabia
163. Senegal A Dakar Childhood by Nafissatou Diallo
164. Serbia Dictionary of the Khazars by Milorad Pavić (Book Ring by zzz)
165. Seychelles
166. Sierra Leone
167. Singapore Breaking the Tongue: A Novel by Vyvyane Loh
168. Slovakia
169. Slovenia
170. Solomon Islands
171. Somalia Links by Nuruddin Farah
172. South Africa July’s People by Nadine Gordimer
173. Spain Life of Pi by Yann Martel
174. Sri Lanka The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
175. Sudan
176. Suriname Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women by Various authors
177. Swaziland
178. Sweden
179. Switzerland Adventure Divas by Holly Morris
180. Syria Sabriya – Damascus Bitter Sweet by Ulfat Idilbi(trade with Hendertuckian)
181. Tajikistan
182. Tanzania African Short Stories edited by Chinua Achebe and C. L. Innes
183. Thailand
184. Timor-Leste
185. Togo An African in Greenland by Tėtė-Michel Kpomassie
186. Tonga
187. Trinidad and Tobago A Bend in the River (audio) by V. S. Naipaul, Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women by Various authors
188. Tunisia
189. Turkey Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk
190. Turkmenistan
191. Tuvalu
192. Uganda
193. Ukraine A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
194. United Arab Emirates
195. United Kingdom The Girls of Slender Means (audio) by Muriel Spark
196. United States Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
197. Uruguay Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home (Audio) by Nando Parrado
198. Uzbekistan Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron
199. Vanuatu
200. Venezuela , Mexico and the Caribbean by Lewis Hanke
201. Vietnam Paradise of the Blind: A Novel by Duong Thu Huong
202. Virgin Islands, US Sixtonian Vignettes ‘bout Amalia by Geraldo Guirty trade with Hendertuckian
203. Yemen
204. Zambia Hungry as the Sea by Wilbur Smith (Trade with perditaxknit)
205. Zimbabwe




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