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From Springfield, Illinois USA
Age 45
Joined Monday, August 02, 2004
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 3 403
released in the wild 0 109
controlled releases 0 8
releases caught 0 13
controlled releases caught 0 2
books found 2 319
tell-a-friend referrals 0 39
new member referrals 0 0
forum posts 2 836
Extended Profile
After being registered for more than a year, I released my first book into the wild in December 2005. Then I discovered Book Relay (no longer exists, but a similar group, Book Obsessed, has sprung up in its place), which really spurred my interest in doing more with BookCrossing. I've always been a voracious reader thanks to my mom. We have similar tastes in reading, but we no longer live in the same town, so we don't do much sharing of books anymore.

Books read in 2006: 85
Books read in 2007: 84
Books read in 2008: 53
Books read in 2009: 59
Books read in 2010: 57
Books read in 2011: 48
Books Read in 2012: 54
Books read in 2013: 61
Books read in 2014: 61
Books read in 2015: 45
Books read in 2016: 56
Books read in 2017: 75
Books read in 2018: 60

Books read in 2019:
Three Wishes by Barbara Delinsky
The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult
Hornet Flight by Ken Follett
Written In My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Split Second by David Baldacci
The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich
Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsay
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Sun at Midnight by Rosie Thomas
Just Open the Door by Jen Schmidt
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
The Boy by Tami Hoag
The Knitting Diaries by Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Christina Skye
No Exit by Taylor Adams
Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
Fly Girls by Keith O’Brien
How the Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah Maclean, Sophie Jordan and Joanna Shupe
The Awakening of Ivy Leavold by Sierra Simone
A Date With Fate—Tracy Ellen
A Superior Death by Nevada Barr
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Atlantia by Ally Condie
High Seduction by Vivian Arend
The Big Kahuna by Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich
Brava, Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly
Our Song by Savannah Kade
One Door Away From Heaven by Dean Koontz
The Calhouns: Catherine, Amanda and Lilah by Nora Roberts
Becoming by Michelle Obama
The Calhouns: Suzanna and Megan by Nora Roberts
A Good Debutante’s Guide to Ruin by Sophie Jordan
A Little Consequence by Amy Knupp
A Rainbow Above Us by Sharon Sala
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Release Me by J. Kenner
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Black Satin by Donna Kauffman
In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Under Currents by Nora Roberts
The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev
Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Claim Me by J. Kenner
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham
The Night Window by Dean Koontz
Here Comes Santa Paws by Laurien Berenson
Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah MacLean
I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
To the Land of Long Lost Friends—Alexander McCall Smith
Vanishing Fleece by Clara Parkes
Finding Fraser by KC Dyer
The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark (in progress)

If you have drawn my name in a swap or gift exchange, the following are excellent ideas for me: fine chocolate, especially if you live outside the US and have a favorite that may be hard to find here (no nuts, please, unless they are in the form of peanut butter), books from my wishlist; knitting patterns from my wishlist (I’m collectorkerri there also); a donation in my name to Heifer International; a gift certificate to; gift certificates from or I also have a wishlist on You will be able to access it with my real name; I think I’m the only person on US Amazon with my exact name.

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