Profile Image


From Neenah, Wisconsin USA
Age 60
Joined Monday, April 28, 2008
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 3 821
released in the wild 0 195
controlled releases 6 685
releases caught 0 19
controlled releases caught 6 596
books found 0 742
tell-a-friend referrals 0 23
new member referrals 0 8
forum posts 2 884
Extended Profile
My favs are historical fiction, fantasy books and the classics. I also love a good laugh and like reading the works of Christopher Moore, Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. I spend a lot of time in the car so I listen to audio books as well. You'll notice that I listen to quite of few children/young adult books. That's because I really do love imaginative tales and I find them easier to follow while driving. Don't want to be too distracted on the road!

I've noticed that some BCers like to collect items such as stamps or postcards. I've started to collect bookplates. I use these in my "special" books and I also like to share them with other BCers, tucking them in my "Controlled Releases". Just my way of saying "HI!" and wishing you an AWESOME day.

**By the way, if any of my Bookcrossing friends want to "friend me" on Facebook, I'd love it. Just be sure to send me a little message telling me your Bookcrossing name. I've received some friend requests in the past and didn't accept them because I didn't recognize the people by their real name.

NOTICE: I am willing to trade books with others. Check out my Available and Wish Lists.
I am listed at

Also follow my reading activity at

Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.

Arnold Lobel

Thanks to those who have granted me my wishes!

PaulsBooks, Tori58, Trekwoman, airyaa, Smurphie, karen07814, Tuz, booklady331, nuyear1975, News-Hound, jaenelle, nattabee, flossie771, hyphen8, hippolein, easterngirl71, elis-fromSweden, qweenoftheworld, judygreeneyes, dukefan86, Marsala, JudySlump612, dvg, southernfryed, ghir, Rororosie, Keetal, Katekintail, perryfran, indygo88, firefly711, amme1980, OneMorePage, redfox5, Sistermadilou, herchelle, JPix, heartthumper, footymadgill, twm3, GoryDetails, Hendertuckian, biisbsw, sfogs, Erishkigal, Frutz, slipperbunny, MRJIGGS, melydia, bookstogive, valpete, HI77, Aramena, book_drunkard (hostile17), fathermurphy, MmeClinton, spoiledrotten, tomato68, josierivers, lauraloo29, koivula5, NancyNova, BadgerJim, & JessicaEby

Reading Now:
The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart
The Sandman Book of Dreams by Neil Gaiman and Ed Kramer

Listening to:
Sinners (The Wolves of Mercy Falls) by Maggie Stiefvater

2020 Reads

Mossflower by Brian Jacques
Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fieldling
The Hangman’s Revolution by Eoin Colfer (W.A.R.P. series #2)
The Forever Man by Eion Colfer (W.A.R.P. series #3)
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Grail Conspiracy by Lynn Shoales
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian
Too Close to the Falls by Catharine Gildiner
Daughter of the River by Hong Ying
The Weight of Light by Nancy Palmer Nelson
Winds of Skilak by Bonnie Rose Ward
Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga by Bonnie Ward
The Silent Boy by Lois Lowry
The China Card by John Ehrlichman
Eliza's Daughter by Joan Aiken
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart (#1 The Merlin Trilogy)
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen
The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore
Of Beasts and Beings by Ian Holding
Deviants by Maureen McGowan (#1 The Dust Chronicals)
Compliance by Maureen McGowan (#2 The Dust Chronicals)
The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart (#2 The Merlin Trilogy)
Glory by Maureen McGowan (#3 The Dust Chronicles)
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Crewel Yule by Monica Ferris

2020 Listens (Audio)
V is for Vengence by Sue Grafton
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The Last American Vampire by Seth Grahame Smith
Mattimeo by Brian Jacques
Wild Mountain Thyme by Rosamunde Pilcher
The Trials of Rumpole by John Mortimer
Thornyhold by Mary Stewart

Past Books I Have Read:

Past Audiobooks I Have Listened To:

Bookrings & Bookrays I'm participating in:

Audiobook VBB - iwillrejoice**Sent Forward**
CD Only Audio Book Bookbox - booklady331**Sent Forward**
HI77's Audio Bookbox - HI77**Sent Forward**
Bookbox of Intentional Variety - HI77
The Bookbox of the Apocalypse & Other Realities - Spatial

Bookrings & Rays I Have Finished and Sent Forward:

Bookrings & Rays I'm hosting:

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer**Successfully Completed**
Earreading Audiobooks on Cassette Bookbox #2 (KateKintail) **Successfully Completed**
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker**Successfully Completed**
Cassettes Are Still Alive Bookbox **Successfully Completed** Box Full of Magical, Mystical Stories and Dangerous Beasties BOOK BOX**Successfully Completed** the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls**Traveling**

Past Bookrings & Rays I Have Started:

Happily handing out RABCKs since 2008

Total RABCK count: 87

You Are Ocean Blue

You're both warm and practical. You're very driven, but you're also very well rounded.

You tend to see both sides to every issue, and people consider you a natural diplomat.

What kind of bookcrosser are you
Your Result: ring in bundles

They come and come. Ringbooks come in herds, that's what you say! You made a basket on your mail box, otherwise the frontdoor woldn't open when you return from work. You know your postman by christian name.

Playfull RBACKer
Love to meet
Obsessive releaser
Thematic dropper
Talk of the toy
lucky lurker
strange looking bystander
What kind of bookcrosser are you
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.