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From Springfield, Illinois USA
Age 46
Joined Monday, August 02, 2004
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 3 440
released in the wild 0 116
controlled releases 0 8
releases caught 0 13
controlled releases caught 0 2
books found 1 330
tell-a-friend referrals 0 39
new member referrals 0 0
forum posts 1 855
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: 59

Books read in 2020:
One Night to Fall by Kelsey Kingsley
Cowboy Christmas Jubilee by Dylann Crush
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
The Bitter Season by Tami Hoag
Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
The Highlander’s Promise by Lynsay Sands
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Booked 4 Murder by J. C. Eaton
A Player for a Princess by Tia Louise
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Alive by Piers Paul Read
Rocky Mountain Heat by Vivian Arend
Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
An Heiress for All Seasons by Sophie Jordan
While the Duke Was Sleeping by Sophie Jordan
Darkness Peering by Alice Blanchard
Slave to Love by Rebecca Campbell
The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
Coconut Layer Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
No Bad Deed by Heather Chavez
Her Father’s House by Belva Plain
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLean
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Pucked by Helena Hunting
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
A Conspiracy of Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani
Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella
Daring and the Duke by Sarah MacLean
Devoted by Dean Koontz
Complete Me by J. Kenner
Red House by Sarah Messer
A Walk Along the Beach by Debbie Macomber
Everything Below the Waist by Jennifer Block
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
Gold by K.A. Linde
Game of Dog Bones by Laurien Berenson
All-American Cowboy by Dylann Crush
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
Devolution by Max Brooks
Hideaway by Nora Roberts
Howloween Murder by Laurien Berenson
The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
Mother Land by Leah Franqui
A Week At The Shore by Barbara Delinsky
Daughter of the Reich by Louise Fein (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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