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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 read every day and right now I'm mainly a reader of history and mysteries - historicals, Nordic, noir mysteries 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. I have a miles long Wish List at Amazon, mostly Kindle mysteries! (Just in case: )

By chance, I just read a newish mystery featuring Queen Elizabeth II ( I of Canada) as an investigator - The Windsor Knot: A Novel (Her Majesty the Queen Investigates Book 1) by S J Bennett (2021). I quite liked this one! (Wonder what she would have thought though...) but seemingly by chance again, I've another 'Royal related' mystery to read, A Corpse at the Castle (The Highland Horse Whisperer Mysteries Book 1) by R B Marshall (2020).

J4Shaw has a 2022 Canadian Secret Santa going. I'm in. See the forum if you're interested.

I collect postcards, lots!, some old history books or atlases, any old cookbooks (but especially Canadian ones) and little bitty books. And I love shiny pencils and funny/fancy paper clips. And tea! Also since I have a small tree now - smaller Xmas ornaments.

If anyone is interested, I'm going to start a 'little books' box in 2023 - 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! 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've joined a few reading challenges - and I love the Dewey Readathons!

For recent years I've been keeping track of my reading, now on StoryGraph as mdianerogers :

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 or a Keep Them Moving Challenge! I've long since run out of book shelves!

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