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From Chardon, Ohio USA
Age 56
Joined Friday, August 08, 2003
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Hi! Thanks for checking out my profile... I do sometimes honor requests for books, USA only please, as postage is quite expensive. Please note that I am an active member of (PBS). Therefore, I prefer to send books using this site. Not all of my available books are listed on PBS, but I will add them if needed. If you're not already a member, now would be a great time to join! Trade without the guilt ;) See handy link below.

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BC Milestones:
12/9/04 -"First & Quickest Wild Pickup!!!
2/4/06 - My first and only bookray: Memoirs of a Geisha - by Arthur Golden
6/9/07 - 500 Books Registered!
6/10/07 -"First RABCK Raffle announced, Drawing is 7/7/07 Winners announced! Click"HERE
7/26/08"Best Catch EVER!!!
8/1/08"Second RABCK Raffle announced, Drawing is 8/8/08 **WINNERS ANNOUNCED!**
8/8/08 5th BC Anniversary

About me: I'm a small town girl, working in a corporate world. Married to a wonderful man. We have 3 cats... our fur-kids =^..^= and a backyard full of woodland creatures. Love Readers Digest, gardening books, mysteries and thrillers. I LOVE this concept and the thought that looking for released books can be like a scavenger hunt!

I first learned of Bookcrossing from an article in my favorite magazine - Readers Digest. When I saw that article, I knew I was hooked. I grew up on Nancy Drew mysteries and was a real bookworm all through grade school and high school. Once I married, other things replaced the need for a book, but finding this site has sparked my interest to read again. Thank you BOOKCROSSING!

Other hobbies include gardening, garage sales, scrapbooking, geocaching, bicycling and bird watching.

"The beauty of friendship is like the beauty of flowers...there are many kinds and yet each has unique beauty to offer. There are friends who share our paths during certain stages of our lives, while others stay close to us year after year. Some are vibrant, admired for their strength, while others are delicate whispers of color whose gentleness has a special place in our hearts."

I currently have several books in my possesion that were sent to me by other BCers. The ones to read (in no particular order):"Gardens in the Dunes, and"The Cat Who Blew the Whistle.

One of my goals is to read the following so that I can watch the DVD afterward and get them back in circulation, either on, or similar site. In no particular order:"The Weight of Water,"Smilla's Sense of Snow ,"Fried Green Tomatoes,"Life of Pi and"Sabrina

Search: DVD, Xmas or Classic related.
All reading progress has been moved to Goodreads

Books read in 2003: 1

1. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham

Books read in 2004: 7

1. Oak Valley by Shirlee Busbee
2. Faking it by Jennifer Crusie
3. Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie
4. Lucky by Alice Sebold
5. The Killing Game by Iris Johansen
6. The Mummy by Anne Rice
7. Hugs for the Holidays by John William Smith

2004 Dee's Picks: The Mummy and Faking It

2005 Dee's Pick: Sleep No More

2006 Best Read: This has been the year of great reads. I can't pick just one, there were just too many.

2007 Best Read: Another year of great selections.

Books read in 2008: 16

1. The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere
2. The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
3. False Memory by Dean Koontz
4. Strange Bedpersons by Jennifer Crusie
5. The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson
6. Sabrina by Deborah Chiel
7. The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve
8. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
9. Special Delivery by Danielle Steel
10. Blood Secrets by Craig Jones
11. The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
12. Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
13. Lightning by Dean Koontz
14. Deck the Halls by Mary & Carol Higgins Clark
15. Sunburn by R.L. Stine
16. Esther's Gift by Jan Karon

Books read in 2009: 15

1. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (BookRing)
2. Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell
3. Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston
4. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
5. Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
6. Drowning Ruth by Christina Schwarz
7. Exit to Eden by Anne Rice
8. Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
9. Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
10. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
11. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
12. The Shack by William Paul Young
13. When All the World was Young by Barbara Holland
14. Wicked by Gregory Maguire
15. Dewey by Vicki Myron (BookRing)

Books read in 2010: 12

1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
2. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
3. No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
4. Animal Miracles by Brad & Sherry Steiger
5. Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper (BookRing)
6. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
7. The Help - but I don't remember where I received a copy of it, no record of it.
8. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
9. A Million Little Pieces BookRay
10. Boo by Rene Gutteredge

11. The Secret Things of God by Dr. Henry Cloud
12. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Books read in 2011: 5

1. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
2. The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg

4. Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman

Books read in 2012: 6
1."The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren
2."Capitol Crimes by Lawrence Sanders
3."The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
4."Storm Prey by John Sanford
5."In Other Rooms, Other Worlds by Daniyal Mueenuddin
6."Fluke by Rick Warren

Books read in 2013: 7
1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
2. Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
3. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
4."The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
5."And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
6."Hide by Lisa Gardner
7."Bad Boys to Go by L. Foster, J. Denison, N. Warren

Books read in 2014: 7
1."Envy by Sandra Brown
2."Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
3."Greedy Bones by Carolyn Haines
4."Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
4."The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti
6."Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
7."The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Books read in 2015: 9
1."Running Blind by Lee Child
2."The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
3."The Afterlife of Billy Fingers by Annie Kagan
4."Lethal by Sandra Brown
5."Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart
6."Lisa, Bright and Dark by John Neufeld
7."For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn
8."The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison
9."In the Dark of the Night by John Saul

Books read in 2016: 10
1."Treasured Stories of Christmas by Guidepost
2."The Gifts of Imperfections by Brene Brown
3."The Last Letter From Your Lover, by JoJo Moyes
4."A Mother's Memories by Rhonda Rayl
5."The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
6."Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
7."The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
8. Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
9."The Art of Forgetting by Camille Noe Pagán
10."Grimm's Grimmest by Grimm Brothers, Intro by Maria Tatar

Books read in 2017:
1."The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2."Rainwater by Sandra Brown
3. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
4. I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
5."The Girl who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
6."Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells
7."Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

Books read in 2018:

1. Countdown by Iris Johansen
2. Gerald's Game by Stephen King
3. 2nd Chance by James Patterson
4. The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro

5. Borrowed: Big Little Lies
6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
7. A Tree Grows in Brookland

1. The Glass Castle

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