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From Spanaway, Washington USA
Age 46
Joined Monday, January 24, 2005
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I'm a stay at home mom of a 4yr old and a one year old so when I'm not changing diapers, doing laundry, cleaning or cooking I really love to read! Other than reading my hobbies are cooking (I'll post my favorite recipes from time to time on my book shelf)quilting, scrapbooking and doing other artsy crafty kind of things. I'll read just about anything especially if it has great characters and plot lines but I tend to pick up historical fiction most.
I used to have high hopes of becoming a drama teacher someday or working in a theater so there are a lot of scripts on my bookshelf, that I would dearly love to find a loving home for.

Unless it's part of my permanent collection or reserved everything is up for grabs. Feel free to PM me if you see something you'd like to have. Due to postage costs I will not send books outside of the US, it's just a little too expensive for me :( height="40" width="240" title="HUGS">

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Thanks to Cliff1976 for his great Wishlist site!!

Wishes that I've Granted!!
*Librarymousie - Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
*Cowgirl-up - The Favored Child by Philippa Gregory
*Hfitz5051 - The Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan
*Mom2Ty - A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (mailed out 9/27/05)
*Aramena - Me, the stories of my life by Katherine Hepburn (sending out this week)
*Caligula03 - California Gold by John Jakes (Will send it out when I'm done reading it)

Books I've read 2004:
Harry Potter Series
North & South Trilogy
Kent Family Chronicles
Fall on Your Knees
My Antonia
The Red Tent
Girl with A Pearl Earring
The Kite Runner
Outlander series
Pope Joan
The Bronze Horseman
Bridge to Holy Cross
Anna Karenina
The Count Of Monte Cristo
Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood
Masters of Rome Series
The Thorn Birds

Books I've read 2005:
*Cane River by Lalita Tademy
*Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
*Wideacre by Philippa Gregory
*The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
*Emma by Jane Austen (gave up, just couldn't get through it)
*Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
*Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
*The Queens Fool by Philippa Gregory
*The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
*The Favored Child by Philippa Gregory
*The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
*Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik
*The Queens Bastard by Robin Maxwell
*Handmaids Tale by Margaret Attwood (Bookring)
*The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George
*Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles by Margaret George
*The Five People you Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
*Lamb (the gospel according to Biff...)by Christopher Moore
*House Husband by Ad Hudler
*The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (just can't get through it)
*Practical Demon Keeping by Christopher Moore
*Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier
*The Virgin Suicides by Jeffery Eugenides
*The Dress Lodger by Sherri Holman
*Life of Pi by Yann Martel
*Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
*The Nazi Officers Wife by Edith Hahn Beer
*Harry Potter & the Halfblood Prince by J.K.Rowling
*Jemima Jones by Jane Green
*Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
*The White Rose by Jan Wescott
*The Inheritence by Joan Johnston
*Come the Spring by Julie Garwood
*A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
*The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
*The Hepburn by Jan Westcott
*California Gold by John Jakes
*Sea Glass by Anita Shreeve
*Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
*The Serpent Club by Tom Coffey
*Monkeewrench by P.J. Tracy
*The Gospel of Judas by Simon Mawer
*Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
*Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
*Hannibal by Thomas Harris
*Down Came the Rain by Brooke Sheilds
*Nobody's Baby but Mine by Susan E. Phillips
*The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier
*My Lady Hoyden by Jane Sheridan
*Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
*Chocolat by Joanne Harris
*Big Fish by Daniel Wallace
*The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

Books I've read 2006:
*The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
*I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
*Holy Fools by Joanne Harris
*Charlotte Gray by Sebastian Faulks
*Emma's Secret by Barbara Taylor Bradford
*The Constant Gardener by John LeCarre
*Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
*The Pilot's Wife by Annita Shreeve
*She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb
*The Midwives by Chris Bohjalian (reading now)
*Wicked by Gregory McGuire (up next)

You Know You're From Washington When...

You know the state flower (Mildew)

You feel guilty when you don't recycle.

You use the phrase "sun break" and know what it means.

You know more than 10 ways to order coffee.

You know more people who own boats than air conditioners.

You feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant.

You've stood on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the "Walk" Signal.

You understand that if it has no snow or has not erupted, it is not a real mountain.

You can taste the difference between Starbuck's, Seattle's Best, Veneto's, Peet's, and Tully's.

You know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon.

You consider swimming an indoor sport.

You are well versed in the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Thai food.

In winter, you go to work in the dark and come home in the dark -- while only working eight-hour days.

You never go camping without waterproof matches and a poncho.

You are not fazed by "Today's forecast: showers followed by rain," and "Tomorrow's forecast: rain followed by showers."

You have no concept of humidity without precipitation.

You can point to at least two volcanoes, even if you cannot see through the cloud cover.

You notice "the mountain is out" when it is a pretty day and you can actually see it.

You put on your shorts when the temperature gets above 50, but still wear your hiking boots and parka.

You switch to your sandals when it gets about 60, but keep the socks on.

You've actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

You think people who use umbrellas are either wimps or tourists.

You knew immediately that the view out of Frasier's window was fake.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Washington.

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