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elfgirlsmom

From Phoenix, Arizona USA
Age 51
Joined Thursday, May 11, 2006
Recent Book Activity
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4 weeks all time
books registered 0 130
released in the wild 0 52
controlled releases 0 1
releases caught 0 8
controlled releases caught 0 1
books found 0 11
tell-a-friend referrals 0 2
new member referrals 0 1
forum posts 0 295
Extended Profile
Hi and welcome to our bookshelf!

I heard about bookcrossing from a good friend Bulfinch and was immediately hooked!

I have always loved to read, mostly fiction, and have an elementary school age daughter who is an avid reader as well. This seemed like a fun way to get more out of something we already both enjoy.

We had our first wild catch happend in July 2006, and that was all we needed to cement the concept for us. We left a book at a little vacation ranch in Colorado over the July 4th holiday, and it has made its way to Oklahoma.

We are happy to do trades (US only sorry) from our availables or TBR shelf, but we like to keep things moving so please don't request a book if you have no traveling books in your bookshelf.

Books I've read in 2008

The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
The Idiot Girl and the Flaming Tantrum of Death: Reflections on Revenge, Germophobia, and Laser Hair Removal - Laurie Notaro
Eclipse - Stephanie Meyer
Balzac and the Litte Chinese Seamstress - Dai Sijie
New Moon - Stephanie Meyer
Twilight - Stephanie Meyer
Memory Keepers Daughter - Kim Edwards
Bridget Jones and the Edge of Reason - Helen Fielding
Can Your Keep a Secret - Sophie Kinsella
Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella

Harry Potter Re-Read Along
Bulfinch and I sponsored a wonderfully successful re-read along of Harry Potter books 1-6 while we waited for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to be released in 2007. Thanks to all our BC friends who joined us!
Thread for Sorcerer's Stone read along post your thoughts here.
Thread for Chamber of Secrets read along post your thoughts here.
Thread for Prisoner of Azkaban read along post your thoughts here.
Thread for Goblet of Fire read along post your thoughts here.
Thread for Order of the Phoenix read along post your thoughts here.
Thread for Half Blood Prince read along post your thoughts here.

We’ve sent books for an M-Bag that will travel to India, and also made releases in London, Portugal, Sweden, Germany and New Zealand thanks to another well traveled friend!

We participated in The Animal Release Challenge 2006 sponsored by Secretariat. We released 27 books and have already had 4 catches! We had a blast and will surely be looking for more challenges to participate in!


BookRing

I hosted the following BookRing The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club


I've joined the following book rays and rings...

The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield Hosted by house-elf completed

For One More Day - by Mitch Albom Hosted by momrisner

The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards Hosted by shellheap

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel - Gregory Maguire Hosted by sweetybeans completed

Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs Hosted by brewster13 completed

Sellevision - Augusten Burroughs Hosted by guinaveve completed

Wishlist:











Books read in 2007
Goodnight Nobody - Jennifer Weiner
Running with Scissors - Augusten Burroughs
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling (part of HP Read Along)
Shopaholic Takes Manhattan - Sophie Kinsella
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling (part of HP Read Along)
The Law of Similars - Chris Bohjalian
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling (part of HP Read Along)
Everyting on a Waffle - Polly Horvath (Audiobook)
The Cricket in Time Square - George Selden (Audiobook)
The Meanest Doll in the World - Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin (Audiobook)
The Secret Language of Girls - Frances O'Roark Dowell (Audiobook)
Amazing Gracie - Dan Dye
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (part of HP Read Along)
How To be Lost - by Amanda Eyre Ward
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - J.K. Rowling (part of HP Read Along)
The Vacation - Polly Horvath (Audiobook)
Anne Frank Diary of a Young Girl - (Audiobook)
Blubber - Judy Blume (Audiobook)
Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell (Audiobook)
Love, Ruby Lavender - Debbie Wiles (Audiobook)
The tail of Emily Windsnap - Liz Kessler (Audiobook)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling (part of HP Read Along)
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister - Gregory Maguire (bookring)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - J.K. Rowling
There's a (slight) chance I might be going to hell - Laurie Notaro
Citizen Girl - Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Little Children - Tom Perrotta
Queen of the Oddballs - Hillary Carlip

Books read in 2006

The Cat Who Came for Christmas - Cleveland Amory
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Barbara Robinson
An Idiot Girl's Christmas - Laurie Notaro
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate Dicamillo
The Doll People - Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin
Confessions of a Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella
Vinegar Hill - A. Manette Ansay
Hoot - Carl Hiaasen
The Man of my Dreams - Curtis Sittenfeld
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Sellevision - Augusten Burroughs
The Wright 3 - Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist
Midwives - Chris Bohjalian
Open House - Elizabeth Berg
The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing - Melissa Bank
Chasing Vermeer - Blue Balliett and Brett Helquist
Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd
The Pilots Wife - Anita Shreve
She's Come Undone - Wally Lamb
Whale Season - N. M. Kelby
Prep - Curtis Sittenfeld
The Tenth Circle - Jodi Picoult
The Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
Vanishing Acts - Jodi Picoult
Mad Girls In Love - Michael Lee West
Bitch Posse - Martha O'Connor
Light on Snow - Anita Shreve
The Christmas Quilt An Elm Creek Quilts Novel -Jennifer Chiaverini

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