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elizardbreath

From Bella Vista, Arkansas USA
Age 41
Joined Monday, June 05, 2006
Recent Book Activity
Statistics
4 weeks all time
books registered 3 5,446
released in the wild 9 7,771
controlled releases 0 400
releases caught 2 1,915
controlled releases caught 0 147
books found 20 1,622
tell-a-friend referrals 0 173
new member referrals 0 68
forum posts 10 2,594
Extended Profile
The books on my shelf do not necessarily reflect my reading tastes or interests. I find and release books of most genres. If you are interested in a book on my shelf, I would be glad to trade with you for something from my book wish list. If you do not have a book to trade then please offer to pay shipping or offer something to trade from my non-book wish list below.

I'm Sarah Coller, aka Elizardbreath. I received that lovely moniker from my mom (BookCrosser Charlieshack) when I was about 7, as a play on my middle name, Elizabeth. I'm the mother of 9 little sweeties aged 20 down to 7--5 girls, 4 boys. My husband and I homeschool our children---a responsibility that is mainly mine since he works full time as a computer software programmer. I love to write and am the author of the popular blog, Classical Homemaking, as well as my book blog, Belle's Library and my newest venture, The Victorian Letter Writers Guild. I love Jesus and try to live my life according to the teachings of the Bible. For the past 14 years of membership, I have formed wonderful friendships, experienced literature that I never would have picked up before, and learned a lot about the world outside of my own little spot on the map.

My Wish List for Swaps and Sweeps:

Letter writing and mail art supplies** (hard to find in US stores!)
Daphne's Diary or similar magazines
scrapbooking/junk journal supplies
New or Vintage UNUSED US postage in any denomination
Anything Circus Themed
Any Vintage or Antique books of any kind (feel free to register and label them)
Books/Magazines about Nature, Homemaking, Homesteading
Historical Nonfiction about America's New England
Nonfiction about the Victorian Era
Books about England: history, culture, and other nonfiction
wishlist books
a letter---I'll write you back!
anything from Finland---they have the cutest everything!
STARBUCKS GIFT CARDS (I'm a mom of 9...a little mom time out is one of the best gifts ever!)
**Jane Austen £2 coin
**Peter Rabbit 50p coins (I have Peter & Benjamin)
letter writing sets or postcards for postcrossing
any kind of paper/office/writing stuff
wax seals/sealing wax
"Hidden Mother" photos or photos with a Kewpie doll
reusable shopping bags, literature-themed tote bags
Anything Jane Austen or Bronte
Book-releasing supplies
Chocolate!
a quilt
Where’s George dollars
vintage or kitschy Christmas decorations
Sylvanian Families/Calico Critters
any "old" magazines/newspapers/other paper ephemera
embroidery floss/ribbon/lace/trimmings of any kind

Books Read in 2020

January 2020

1. The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson
2. 1939: The Lost World of the Fair by David Gelernter
3. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
4. First We Have Coffee by Margaret Jensen
5. Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience by William Blake
6. One Writer's Beginnings by Eudora Welty
7. The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley
8. Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories by Joyce Lankester Brisley
9. Whispers of the Bayou by Mindy Starns Clark
10. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll
11. Magic Elizabeth by Norma Kassirer
12. Oregon Times and Trails by Joan and Gene Olson

February 2020

13. The Tinderbox by Beverly Lewis
14. The Timepiece by Beverly Lewis
15. The First Love by Beverly Lewis

March 2020

16. Dark Light by Linda Simon
17. Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton
18. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
19. Nicolae by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
20. Soul Harvest by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
21. Apollyon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

April 2020

22. The Library Book by Susan Orlean
23. As Bright As Heaven by Susan Meissner
24. The Reluctant Queen by Jean Plaidy
25. The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd
26. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
27. Our Island Story by H.E. Marshall

May 2020

28. The Rose Without a Thorn by Jean Plaidy
29. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

June 2020

30. The Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
31. An Echo in the Darkness by Francine Rivers

July 2020

32. As Sure as the Dawn by Francine Rivers
33. The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey
34. Sun Dancing by Geoffrey Moorhouse
35. Adam and His Kin by Ruth Beechick

August 2020

36. Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis
37. Paddle to the Sea by Holling C. Holling
38. Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

September 2020

39. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
40. A Skeleton in God's Closet by Paul L. Maier

October 2020

41. More Than a Skeleton by Paul L. Maier
42. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
43. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

November 2020

44. Eighty Days by Matthew Goodman
45. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
46. A Room With a View by E.M. Forster
47. Haywire by Hector Bolitho
48. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
49. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
50. East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood

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2019 stats: 52 books read, 14,421 pages read
2018 stats: 54 books read, 14,062 pages read
2017 stats: 75 books read, 21,779 pages read

Bookcrossers I've met in person!

~~Trojanhorse (England)--met in Winchester, England
~~MrsLane (MO, USA)--met in Joplin, MO, USA
~~GraceJane (AR, USA) --My daughter
~~EllieDickens (AR, USA)--My daughter
~~Hobbitglen (AR, USA)--My son
~~MrElizardbreath (AR, USA)--My Husband
~~CharlieShack (OR, USA)--My Mom
~~MissMarkey (England)--met in Winchester, England
~~lytteltonwitch (New Zealand)--met in Winchester, England
~~bookguide (Netherlands)--met in Pendleton, OR, USA
~~fullofbeans (South Africa)--met in Hermiston, OR, USA
~~gomboggit (OR, USA)--my cousin
~~MrsTilney (AR, USA)--my daughter

2020 RABCK Thanks
Riffraff71: circus stickers
clericalkender: card, sequins, Benjamin Bunny coin
erishkigal: tote bags, guardian angel
etherea: two books, bookmarks
Charlieshack: dolls, doilies, soap, candles, napkins, straws), veil, owl, book
Southernfryed: ribbons, stamps, bits and bobs, labels, book, card, stationery
kirstykat: bird socks, Christmas ribbon, card, candy
heartthumper: card, lace, labels, stamps
soozreader: bag, chocolate, napkins, stamps, letter
Chania: book, cards, bookmark
samid: book, card, bookmark, stickers

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