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From Springfield, Illinois USA
Age 48
Joined Monday, August 2, 2004
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 6 498
released in the wild 4 171
controlled releases 0 9
releases caught 0 18
controlled releases caught 0 3
books found 0 343
tell-a-friend referrals 0 39
new member referrals 0 0
forum posts 0 896
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: 69
Books read in 2021: 51

Books read in 2022
Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber
Game On by Janet Evanovich
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon
These Precious Days by Ann Patchett
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
The Reluctant Suitor by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Kate Quinn
Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
Caramel Pecan Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist by Judith Heumann
Little Pieces of Me by Alison Hammer
The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt
The Hellion's Waltz by Olivia Waite
John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn
Sugar and Salt by Susan Wiggs
The Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich
Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
Show Me the Bunny by Laurien Berenson
Quicksilver by Dean Koontz
Wrong by Jana Aston
Escort by Skye Warren
Merle’s Door by Ted Kerasote
Without a Country by Ayse Kulin
The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
Listen To Me by Tess Gerritsen
Rough Edge by CD Reiss
Cold, Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs
The Big Dark Sky by Dean Koontz
Killing Floor by Lee Child
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
The Good Left Undone by Adriana Trigiani
Peg and Rose Solve a Murder by Laurien Berenson
Nightwork by Nora Roberts
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
Call the Midwife: A Labor of Love by Stephen McGann
Heartbreaker by Sarah MacLean
The Lost Man—Jane Harper
A Song of Comfortable Chairs by Alexander McCall Smith
The Christmas Spirit by Debbie Macomber
Consolation by Corinne Michaels
Conviction by Corinne Michaels
Going Rogue by Janet Evanovich
Six Feet Deep Dish by Mindy Quigley
The Choice by Nora Roberts

Books Read in 2023:
The Night Shift by Alex Finlay
Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finley Boylan
As You Wish by Cary Elwes
Frankenstein: Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz
The Rakess by Scarlett Peckham
The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey
This is Ear Hustle by Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods
Goldie & the Bears by Hannah Murray
The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
The House at the End of the World by Dean Koontz
Beauty and the Beard by Penny Reid
A Stash of One's Own--ed. Clara Parkes
The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan
Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood
The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb
Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Killer Cupid by Laurien Berenson
Unraveling by Peggy Orenstein
Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson
Farishta by Patricia McArdle

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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