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From Springfield, Illinois USA
Age 44
Joined Monday, August 02, 2004
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 2 381
released in the wild 0 105
controlled releases 0 8
releases caught 0 13
controlled releases caught 0 2
books found 0 303
tell-a-friend referrals 0 39
new member referrals 0 0
forum posts 1 818
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
The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
Tsotsi by Athol Fugard
Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley
Monster by Jonathan Kellerman
Still Me by Jojo Moyes
Leather & Lace by Samantha A. Cole
Emma by Jane Austen
Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke
Animal Angels by Charlene R. Johnson and Michael Rebel
Legend by Jude Deveraux
The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz
Hybrids by Robert J. Sawyer
I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America by Bill Bryson
Island of Glass by Nora Roberts
The Queen of the Big Time by Adriana Trigiani
The MacKinnon’s Bride by Tanya Anne Crosby
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz
Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
Tempting Miss Allender by Wendy Vella
Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky
Prayers and Lies—Sherri Wood Emmons
Silver Wedding—Maeve Binchy
Red Hot Lies—Laura Caldwell
The Third Twin—Ken Follett
Have a Nice Guilt Trip—Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Together Alone—Barbara Delinsky
Highlander Most Wanted—Maya Banks
With Love, Wherever You Are—Dandi Daley Mackall
Reached by Ally Condie
Ruff Justice by Laurien Berenson
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Terror by Dan Simmons
Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella
The Tower Menagerie by Daniel Hahn
The Waking Land by Callie Bates
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
Playing with Fire by Amy Knupp
An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
High Passion by Vivian Arend
Face the Fire by Nora Roberts
Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? By Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Puppy Miracles by Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger
Lucky Stars by Jane Heller
You Don’t Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark
Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith

Books read in 2019:
Three Wishes by Barbara Delinsky
The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz
A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

A note about my stats: I trade or RABCK most of my books, so that's why you will see very few wild releases. I prefer to send books to people I know want them, thus no release notes, only journal entries. It may be against the true random spirit of BookCrossing, but they still get to travel plenty.

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; 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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