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From Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Age 70
Joined Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 3 2,274
released in the wild 0 2,015
controlled releases 0 134
releases caught 0 570
controlled releases caught 0 98
books found 0 286
tell-a-friend referrals 0 71
new member referrals 0 22
forum posts 0 8,068
Extended Profile
I stumbled across this website when I was searching for information on a book my book club read in April 2005 (The Secret Life of Bees). I read a lot and since joining BookCrossing I believe I am reading more. I had a lot of books in my personal library when I started but I have released most of them and have acquired more from library book sales, Goodwill, gifts and so on.

The picture is of my dog, Gypsy, who was put to sleep on June 28 2014. A Border Collie whom we adopted from the Humane Society in the spring of 1997, she was a sweet and loyal dog. After living without a pet in the house since the summer of 2018 we adopted an 8 week old Border Collie pup at the end of June 2019. Kootenay is now keeping us busy but giving us lots of licks and love.
July 5, 2023
Because I'm a bit of a stats freak I'm keeping track of my "wild" catches as opposed to the total catches which result from controlled releases as well as wild releases. I have now released 1841 books into the wild and 315 have been caught (a 17.1% catch rate). Of those 315. 18 were caught by BXers who went looking for them, 4 were caught by a BXer who just stumbled on it, 19 were caught by a BXer from the OBCZ shelf, 114 were caught by new members, 3 were caught by old members who had been inactive and the rest were caught anonymously. Thirty-seven wild releases that were re-released have been caught and journalled again and this one, this one, this one and this one have been caught three times.
My last wild catch

My Reading Goals for 2023

I'm going to keep it simple this year. I am hoping to read 35 books from Mount TBR this year, many of them ones I purchased myself for full price. As of December 31 I read 31 books:
1. And Then is Heard No More by Raye Anderson
2. Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel
3. Tea for Three by Laura Childs
4. The Oppenheimer Alternative by Robert J. Sawyer
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch
7. The Girls of Ennismore by Patricia Falvey
8. The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
9. Down Came the Rain by Raye Anderson
10. Blowback by Peter May
11. A Certain Justice by P.D. James
12. The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud
13. To Die in Kanab by Jack Nelson
14. Capital by John Lanchester
15. Looking for the Mahdi by N. Lee Wood
16. The Morningside Years by Peter Gzowski
17. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
18. Wednesday's Child by Peter Robinson
19. Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
20. While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart
21. Anangokaa by Cameron Alam
22. Permanent Astonishment by Tomson Highway
23. So Many Windings by Catherine Macdonald
24. Deflected by Swapnonil Banerjee and Nivedita Sumi Mujumdar
25. The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr
26. The River by Helen Humphreys
27. A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
28. The Coldest Case by Martin Walker
29. Old Man's War by John Scalzi
30. Rumpole and the Reign of Terror by John Mortimer
31. The World's Ten Greatest Novels by W. Somerset Maugham

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