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From Burnaby, British Columbia Canada
Joined Wednesday, June 11, 2003
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"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!"

— from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, 1943

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I'm mainly a reader of history and mysteries - historicals, Nordic, noir are my favourites and lately I've been reading paranormal mysteries too. Steampunk is another favourite, along with historical graphic novels. (Or ones about women.)

J4Shaw has a Canadian Secret Santa going. I'm in. See the forum if you're interested.

I collect some old history books or atlases, any old cook books (but especially Canadian ones) and little bitty books. And I love shiny pencils and funny/fancy paper clips. And tea!

If anyone is interested, I'm also intending to start a 'little books' box - a real box this time - to send around to recapture those olden days at Bookcrossing. PM me if interested.

MY INTERESTS: Genealogy & Family History; Women's History; Canadian History; Mysteries, especially those with women detectives and those with historical themes. If they include women's history &/or some genealogy, I'm really happy.

Are you a mystery reader?
To see news about new Canadian mysteries, read Cool Canadian Crime, the newsletter of the Crime Writers of Canada.

Interested in genealogy?
Check out my Blog, CanadaGenealogy or, Jane's Your Aunt

I'm a member of the Lower Mainland *Vancouver, BC) BookCrossing Meetup Group. Look for us at We meet twice a month in Vancouver and in New Westminster, BC, Canada..

We do a mass release at Word Vancouver every September at Library Square! Look for our table. And see us on Facebook too.

Want to see how much fun we have? See BOOKCROSSING VANCOUVER: THE VIDEO

There are hundreds of us - check the 'BOOKCROSSERS' AND 'BOOKCROSSING' Facebook groups or use the #BookCrossing hashtag on Twitter. Also search for local groups. I'm M. Diane Rogers there on Facebook and mdiane_rogers on Twitter.


An entire bookshelf of TBRs. And a Kindle full of books - mostly mysteries and history at the moment.

I joined the My Book Challenge and oddly, this year, despite staying home, I'm behind on my goal. Although I've been reading many different authors and more poetry than ever. So for the next few months, I'll be busy reading.

I've been in these bookboxes and challenges and more.

Two Worlds Virtual Bookbox (Loveamystery)
Passport to the World BookBox
Canada Reads Challenge (Kimmi)
Mystery Virtual BookBox (LoriPed and Shroffland)
Int Old-Fashioned Thank You Postcard Book Ring (Smurfie)
Canada Day Release Challenge
Mystery/Thriller VBB (bookstogive)
Non-fiction VBB

And most years, I'm in a Reduce Mount TBR Challenge the Keep Them Moving Challenge!

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