Recent Book Activity
The Whole Town's Talking
the great and secret show
In a Dark, Dark Wood
The Summer Wives
The Castaways: A Novel
Truly Madly Guilty
The Girl Before: A Novel
Nantucket Nights: A Novel
The Hypnotist's Love Story
Good Luck with That
The Given Day (Coughlin, Book 1)
Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railways Transformed the World
The Second Chair
Hannibal: A Novel
The War on the Basepaths: The Definitive Biography of Ty Cobb
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
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My PMs automatically go into a BC folder which I try to check daily.
My wishlist is always up-to-date.
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Wings ~ love to fly!
BCID labels (Store, homemade, a printed page for me to copy|cut|paste)
Dark chocolate anything
Coffee (with caffeine, strong, whole bean or ground)
Hand cream (travel sized for purse, scented or not)
Lip Balm (plain or tinted)
Warm fuzzy socks
Surprise RABCK another BCer with a WL book
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I’ve been a member of BookCrossing for 13 years! I enjoy sharing my finds with fellow book lovers and reading the journal entries. What happens when I read a book I don't enjoy? Usually after reading the JEs, I find a different perspective (or 'aha moment') much like a good book club discussion. Wild releasing is my way of touching the world with a small act of kindness. My other interests are decorative painting, cooking and gardening.
Please note my bookshelf does not accurately display my book preference. As noted in my JEs, some are my husband's selections and some are purchased just to RABCK and/or Wild Release. I do read a lot of different genres including mystery, horror, humor, chick-lit and, once in a while, a spiritual or cat book. I must confess to enjoying the screwball mystery such as Bubbles Yablonsky series by Sarah Strohmeyer ~ a girl's gotta laugh, right?
Some authors I enjoy reading: Jessica Beck, Martha Beck, David Bell, Jennifer Belle, Elizabeth Berg, Gillian Flynn, Joe Hill, Alice Hoffman, Anne Lamott, Jen Lancaster, Billie Letts, Elizabeth Letts, Sue Miller, Laurie Notaro, Jodi Picoult, Kathy Reichs, Anita Shreve, and Sarah Strohmeyer. I love trying a new author, which usually adds to this list!
I Know I Owe It ~ Wishlist Tag Game:
(These are books I have to read then mail. )
I am all caught up.
What am I reading now?
Truly Madly Guillty by Lianne Moriarty | Reserved for NancyNova as promised in the Wishlist Tag Game
Bookrays I'm Currently Hosting:
Searching for the next good one to offer.
Bookrings I'm Waiting To Be Sent My Way:
Bookrays I'm Waiting To Be Sent My Way:
Paper Towns by John Green (devon612) | This one has stalled along the way.
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen (josierivers) Link to forum post | 13Sep17 Mailed
Cat Selfies by Charlie Ellis (LenaLena) Arrived 29Sep15|Mailed 1Oct15
Cat Tales by Friends of a Roman Sanctuary (weeder) Arrived 20Sep16|RABCK'd 28Oct16
Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay (JennyC1230) Arrived 8Nov16|Mailed 15Nov16
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Bulan-Purnama) Arrived 30Jan17|Mailed 6Feb17
Under the Paw by Tom Cox (Charlotte1924) | Received 19Aug | Mailed 31Aug 17
The Red House by Mark Haddon | Arrived 9Oct18|Mailed 10Nov18
Book Box Participation:
Kitchen Sink Bookbox (JennyC1230)|Arrived 18Jun11|Mailed 20Jun11
Surprise Paperback Bookbox|Round 3 (Meekachu07)|Arrived 30Jun16|Mailed 15Jul16
Other Bookcrossing Activity Participation:
2016 Valentine Exchange hosted by Princess-Peapod
Biography|Memoir|Humor VBB Hosted by JennyC1230|Completed Rounds 1-7|2011-2015
Chicklit and Chocolate Sweeps: May|June 2015 hosted by Abby-Gibby|Completed
Wishlist Tag Game | 2012-2017
2012 RABCK Release Challenge | Forgot to post so its TBA
2011 RABCK Release Challenge hosted by NancyNova | YTD Total 72
2010 RABCK Release Challenge hosted by valentina1209 & smhamn|Grand total is 212!
2010 Valentine's Day Book, Chocolate & Coffee Sweepstakes (USA) hosted by FeistyPom2Love
2010 Valentine Pair RABCK hosted by princess-peapod
2009 RABCK Release Challenge hosted by valentina1209 & smhamn | My grand total is 241!
2009 NJ and NYC Nice Challenge RABCK hosted by wildflower37
2009 Summer Surprise Fun RABCK hosted by nattabee
2009 Random Bookmark Ring~Int'l. hosted by Chantie | 6Apr09 to Pitluv4
Happy Day RABCKs | as send only
Tiara Sweeps: 4-7 | as send only
International Secret Santa | 2008
Holiday Gift Giving | 2007-2010