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From Castle Rock, Colorado USA
Age 64
Joined Sunday, July 17, 2005
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I don't see responses to any of my forum posts and quite frankly I've tired of the endless and obtrusive advertising to non-winged members. While I understand the need of the site to generate money, when I compare this site to other free sites like goodreads or Ravelry, it falls so far short that I find myself coming here with less and less frequency. Please be aware that this page is not up to date and neither are my bookshelves. It's a shame as at one time I just loved this site. The bickering and snide remarks that come from chit chat did not help either and I took my limited time for book socializing to a site with monitored forums where that sort of thing just isn't tolerated.

I'm open to any trades from my AVL or TBR if I can find something to trade for from your AVLs. I love sending and receiving RABCKs - RINGS and RAYS: feel free to contact me if you think I might be interested in one of your rings or rays.

You can take a look at my "books read" columns for an idea of what I like. Among the things I won't read -- horror, vampire-themes, true crime, scifi, christian lit, most chick lit, most thrillers (Nelson DeMille is my totally illogical exception!" width=32 height=32 border=0>

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GOALS 2011
1. 60 books off Mt. TBR, whether read or discarded: 8/60
2. 20,000+ pages: 1680 pgs
3. 12 non fiction: 2/12
4. Over 600 hours read: 47
5. To read 6 older authors (Pearl Buck, Steinbeck, etc): 1/6
6. 4 books in Spanish:
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Pinkoeria: Measure of a Man;" width=14 height=16 border=0>ComradeCamper: Yuppies, Jet Set y la Movida" width=14 height=16 border=0> ComradeCamper: Sweetness in the" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Sromano: Ellen" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Loves OU - Round Ireland with a Fridge" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Jackie700 - The Heretic's Daughter" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Kayjay33 - Cold Mountain" width=14 height=16 border=0>; 6of8 - My War and Bait and" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Nighttraine56: Forever" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Oldreader: Reaching to Heaven" width=14 height=16 border=0>; mom2jwn: The Undomestic Goddess" width=14 height=16 border=0>; NMReader: The Double Bind, and Bum Steer" width=14 height=16 border=0> ; Pitluv4: Mary, Called Magdalene not received, possibly lost in the mail; Oppem: The Heretic's Daughter (2nd copy)" width=14 height=16 border=0>and Northanger Abbey" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Herchelle: Morality for Beautiful Ladies (HGG2010)" width=14 height=16 border=0>;
Eastbaybookmisr: A Separate" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Kobie03 - Talk Before" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Froggie66: The Russian Concubine" width=14 height=16 border=0>; tiatia: The River" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Colombina: Madame Treymes" width=14 height=16 border=0>MmeClinton: Those Who Save Us" width=14 height=16 border=0>Poobah1: Daughter of the Saints" width=14 height=16 border=0>; Arabd: 211 Things a Clever Girl Can Do.; Glade1: Mudbound and The" width=14 height=16 border=0>

GOALS 2010
1. 46 books off Mt. TBR: 46/46 Goal Accomplished on 11/11/10
2. 20,000+ pages:19981/20,221= 100+% of goal Goal Accomplished on 12/1/10
3. 12 non fiction:12/12Goal Accomplished on 11/11/10
4. to keep track of time spent reading: over 532 hours
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Books Read in 2010

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Bookrays/Bookrings I am Hosting

People of the Book OPEN
The Book Thief OPEN
Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women OPEN AND REVIVED WITH A NEW COPY
Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman OPEN > The Sex Lives of Cannibals: adrift in Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost OPEN - STALLED BY KIRI
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad CLOSED
House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III CLOSED
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith CLOSED

March by Geraldine Brooks CLOSED

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Read 45 books from Mt. TBR, Read 7 longer books (500+pgs), 20 non-fiction books, and 1 classic (out of the 6 I intended to read) Read well over 20,000 pages.

Books Read in 2009

Books Read in 2008


Books Read in 2007

Books Read in 2006


The idea is to read through my TBR list in ABC order by author, reading at least one book from each letter on my shelf. Of course I reserve the right to throw in other books in between other for book club, rays or pleasure!

A - Al Aswany, Yacoubian Building
..... Ali, Infidel
..... Austen, Pride and Prejudice
..... Aidoo, Changes
...... Atwood, The handmaid's Tale
B - Binchy, The Return Journey
..... Binchy, Whitethorn Woods
..... Benitez, Bitter Grounds
..... Berg, Open House
C - Chevalier - The Virgin Blue
.....Coelho - Veronika Decides to Die
D - DeBlasi - A Thousand Days in Venice
..... Despres - The Scandalous Summer of Sissy Leblanc
E - No E authors, all sent to the AVL list
F - Feiler, Abraham
,,,,,Fasman, The Geographer's Library
.....Faulks, The girl at the Lion D'Or
.....Follett, Pillars of the Earth
G - Golden-Gelman, Tales of a Female Nomad
.....Grafton, P is for Peril
.....Gibbons, Divining Women - dropped
.....Gordimer, The House Gun
H....Hornby, About a Boy
.....Herriot, Cat Stories
.....Hamill, Snow in August
.....Harris, Five Quarters of the Orange
.....Hicks, Widow of the South
K....Kane, Savages
L....Lansky, There's No Toilet Paper
M....Mukherjee, Jasmine
.....Mistry, Family Matters
.....Mar, Paper Daughter
N....Nemirovsky, Suite Francaise
O....O'Shaughnessy, Writ of Execution
P....Pausch, The Last Lecture
Q....Quinlan, Blessings - not read
R....Richards, A year of Fog
.....Roberts, Shantaram
S....Smith, Dodie, I Capture the Castle
.....Smith, Alexander McCall, Morality for Beautiful Women
.....Szpilman,The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
T....Thornton, Lawrence, Imagining Argentina
.....Taylor, Peter, A Summons to Memphis
V....Van Praagh, Talking to Heaven
W....Wiltz, The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld
Z....Zoya, Zoya's Story


The 19th Wife<----book mailed out 8/17/2009
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Wild release notes:
Left at Scooter's Coffeehouse at 180th & Welch Plaza (1 block north of 180th & "Q"). Left on a round tabletop against the north wall, towards the back of the coffeehouse at 11:30 A.M. It has a bright Bookcrossing label on the cover with a Bookcrossing bookmark inside. If you find this book, please journal here so that previous readers can track the book's journey. You can remain anonymous if you wish or you can create your own Bookcrossing name & profile & join in the fun of releasing books "into the wild".

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