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From Baker City, Oregon USA
Age 46
Joined Monday, January 6, 2003
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 6,338
released in the wild 0 2,868
controlled releases 0 130
releases caught 0 199
controlled releases caught 0 77
books found 0 991
tell-a-friend referrals 0 79
new member referrals 0 14
forum posts 0 1,330
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I will not accept overseas requests for heavy books, and right now I am not accepting requests without a trade. Most bookcrossers are courteous about requesting books, but there are some out there who don't realize that it costs money to mail books and I am not made of money! Thanks for understanding.

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The books on my shelf do not necessarily reflect my reading tastes, as I often purchase books specifically to Bookcross.

I am a freelance fine artist, specializing in oil paintings---portraits, classic cars, horses, still lifes, you name it, I can probably do it and make it look great. I am represented by three galleries, and have representation in Portland, Oregon as well. I am always taking commissions.
I graduated from Academy of Art University, majoring in Fine Art. Now that I am finally done with school, I should have more time for reading and bookcrossing. I have been pretty inactive for the last few years, but am working on releasing the books that I have held captive for so long!

I enjoy reading, of course, painting, sculpting, making jewelry, ballet, skating, cycling, volleyball, and going to flea markets, auctions, thrift stores and yard sales.

I have recently begun weight lifting, and am slowly transforming my body. Don't worry, I am not going for the super muscular look, but something more along the lines of Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2. It's going to take a while, though. :)

Find my art at < a rel='nofollow' href=""> and my blog Life is a Great Big Canvas
or you can buy my art at AmyVanGaasbeckArtist and my jewelry at Gomboggitdesigns.

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Currently, some of my favorite authors are L. Frank Baum, L.M. Montgomery, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Beverly Cleary, Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, Shel Silverstein, Louisa May Alcott, Randy Alcorn, Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, C.S. Lewis, Bill Bryson.

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Please click the words My Wish List to view my wish list at Cliff1976's site. What is posted below are books I am reading or have read and is NOT my wish list!

Books I am currently reading:

Total books read in 2004: 70
Total books read in 2005:82
Total books read in 2006: 73
Total books read in 2007: 71
Total books read in 2008: 38
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