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From Cottage Grove, Oregon USA
Age 55
Joined Friday, October 04, 2002
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1-19-04 note: woah, I've been really out of the loop! Look at all these changes!! I hope to catch up on things this week :>

# = bookrays I've started or will be starting very soon. PM if you'd like to join!
@ = books available for trade
~ = To Be Read - I don't have my TBR pile in any order, so if you're interested in one of these, let me know, and I'll read it soon so it can be traded. I kind of like this, actually, because I sometimes have a problem choosing The Book To Read Next -- this way I don't have to choose ;)

Also in my TBR pile, then available for trade:
Brief History of Time, A by Stephen Hawking
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Honus & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure by Dan Gutman
Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology (Women of Our Time) by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Shore Walker (Jim Arnosky's Nature Notebooks) by Jim Arnosky
So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashawa Watkins
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Time Stops for No Mouse: A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure by Michael Hoeye
Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain: A Book of Quotations by Mark Twain
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing

My Wish List (thanks, Cliff1976, for providing this!!) There are lots of things I'd like that aren't on my wish list ... I'm always looking for recommendations of Science Fiction that includes intriguing characters, culture/world building, ideas, and/or themes of gender, philosophy, religion, etc.

Bookrings/rays I'm in:
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi on #3; I'm #12
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going on #1; I'm #10
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown on #3; I'm #5
The Social Lives of Dogs by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas on #3; I'm #5
Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism by Pat Califia on #1; I'm #5
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The Companions by Sheri S. Tepper I have - currently reading
Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon by Spider Robinson I'm #1; waiting for more signups so the Ring can be started :)

Rings/rays that I have gotten & passed along:
The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
The Book of Questions Journal
Banned Books by Anne Lyon Haight
The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Currently reading:
The Companions by Sheri S. Tepper
Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
Freud for Beginners by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate

Recently read:
Once a Dreamer by Candice Hern
Humans by Robert J. Sawyer
Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
The Duke & I by Julia Quinn
Bloodstream by Tess Gerritsen
The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
Trapped by James Alan Gardner

Why do most of the books I've read have so many stars? Am I an un-picky reader who loves everything she reads? Actually, quite the opposite. If I don't like a book, I put it down (and don't count it as having been read). Life's too short to read books I don't like, so I rarely do it. Thus, most books I read get at least 7 stars.

My image is the Hindu god Ganesha (sometimes called Ganesh); the remover of obstacles.

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