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Age 62
Joined Friday, January 18, 2008
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I'm on twitter @eponine38 .

Ideas for my holiday exchange partners:
I love bookmarks, Christmas decorations, cats, all sweets (*Except licorice/Lakritz/liquorice/réglisse), anything to do with Christmas in Scandinavia, Germany, or France; stickers; used stamps of Christmas, animals, or art. I like anything about little Greyfriars Bobby or Scottish or Skye terriers. I love miniature books, soy candles, anything sparkly, hand creams (or any travel size items). I also collect pretty paper napkins, a single one is fine. Really, any surprise will be appreciated. I hope this helps!

I have varied reading interests, especially love cozy mysteries. The books on my shelf don’t accurately reflect my tastes, as most are acquired at library sales…I go at the end when you can “fill a bag for [$3, $5, $8…]”. And believe me, you can cram a lot of books into one paper shopping bag if you set your mind to it. Nor do I usually stop at one bag…(bit of a hoarding problem, perhaps? [smile]). So I always have lots of books to release as well as to swap on PaperbackSwap and BookMooch. I love wild releasing, and have had most luck so far with books left at ATMs and Trader Joe's.

My other interests include languages (read several, but speak none fluently – except English, of course and that may be open for debate [smile], cross-stitch (little spurts of activity now and then), tutoring ESL, travel, thrift store shopping, aka retail therapy…

The Russian Reading group that I belonged to for over 15 years disbanded in 2011 due to illness of a member. Tom lost his struggle with cancer on October 10, 2012. RIP Tom - we'll miss your hospitality and quick wit.

On June 27, 2011 my beloved kitty Muffet passed away after a short illness. She was 18. After nearly 6 months without one, in December I adopted another all black kitty whom I call "Puff" (short for Little Black Puff, as shelter staff named her). She's 4 years old, and, although I never raised children, I think I now know what it's like to have a toddler in the house - she's into EVERYTHING - no more candles or cups of tea carelessly placed on end tables! She provides so much amusement that it more than compensates for these little inconveniences :-).

My dream is to live in Europe for a year, ideally in a border town in order to practice two languages at once…and possibly gain fluency in at least one of them!

Books read in 2016:
1. Borrower of the Night
2. I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia
3. The Food Detective
4. Someone is Hiding Something: What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? (library book)
5. Death in Cyprus
6. Printmen (quick read)
7. Killed at the Whim of a Hat
8. The Tale of the Unknown Island (quick read)
9. Howards End is on the Landing
10. The Skeleton Takes a Bow
11. The Painted Girls
12. A Deadly Cliché
13. Caught Dead in Philadelphia
14. Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'Easter
15. Manna from Hades
16. Quickstep to Murder
17. The St. Patrick's Day Murder
18. A Killer Read
19. The Lost King of France
20. Cocoanut Grove
21. Calling Invisible Women
22. The Titanic Murders
23. Blooming Murder
24. The Four Courts Murder
25. Yarn to Go
26. A Skeleton in the Family
27. Milk Eggs Vodka
28. Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
29. The History of the Snowman
30. The World in a Phrase: A History of Aphorisms
31. Jello: A Biography
32. Rat: How the World's Most Notorious Rodent Clawed its Way to the Top
33. A Brief History of Tea
34. Seven Year Switch
35. Spring Fever
36. Summer Rental
37. Wishful Drinking
38. Limestone Cowboy
39. Ambulance Girl
40. Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener
41. Wave
42. A Break With Charity (YA)
43. Pompeii
44. Seizure
45. The Skeleton Haunts a House
46. Death on the Aegean Queen
48. Wicked Autumn
49. Dead Cat Bounce
50. Last Seen Wearing
51. Pies and Prejudice
52. A Highland Christmas
53. There Goes Santa Claus

Rings & rays I'm hosting:

The Dead Fathers Club Ring COMPLETED 7/24/17
The Watery Part of the World (ARC) Ring
The Mystic Masseur Ring COMPLETED

The Buddha in the Attic RAY IN PROGRESS
The Year of the Hare completed ray
City of Thieves completed ray
The Forgotten Garden completed ray

Books Read in 2015

1.The Consequences of Marriage
2. Fleshmarket
3. The Long Quiche Goodbye
4. Life Support
5. A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary
6. The Buddha in the Attic
7. The Nantucket Diet Murders
8. The Sunday Philosophy Club
9. Oxford Blue
10. Dead as a Scone
11. Delicious and Suspicious
12. The Oxford Murders
13. The Raven and the Nightingale
14. The Jewel That Was Ours
15. The Best Corpse for the Job (library book)
16. Jane and Prudence
17. Marisa Que Borra (Spanish language kids' book)
18. Miss McGuire is Missing
19. The Daughters of Cain
20. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
21. Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things
22. A Season For Murder
23. Blood on the Marsh
24. 44 Scotland Street
25. La Petite Fille Qui Aimait la Lumiere
26. Murder Fortissimo
27. Death and the Oxford Box
28. Crimes Past
29. Body of Work
30. Midnight at Marble Arch
31. The Strangling on the Stage
32. Mr. Donaghue Investigates
33. Murder Flies Left Seat
34. Friends, Lovers, Chocolate
35. The Sinner's Grand Tour
36. Without Reservations
37. Blind Justice
38. A House in the Sunflowers
39. The Anatomy of Motive
40. The Monet Murders
41. Dear Prime Minister
42. Deadly Appearances
43. A Broth of Betrayal
44. Antiques Roadkill
45. Book, Line, and Sinker
46. My Stroke of Insight
47. Critical Conditions
48. Retribution
49. A Killer Plot
50. Sans feu ni lieu
51. Wicked Fix
52. Louisa and the Country Bachelor
53. We Are Market Basket (library book)
54. The Boy on the Wooden Box
55. Twinkie, Deconstructed
56. The Face of a Stranger
57. The Quick and the Thread
58.The Boat of Dreams
59 When Mother was Eleven Foot Four
60.Christmas on Jane Street
61. Letter To My Cat
62. A Stranger for Christmas
63. London Snow

2012 Rings, Rays, Boxes participating in:

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