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From Coronado, California USA
Age 45
Joined Sunday, February 29, 2004
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 29 2,603
released in the wild 42 2,333
controlled releases 0 205
releases caught 0 131
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books found 0 275
tell-a-friend referrals 0 256
new member referrals 0 20
forum posts 3 1,880
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Hello Bookcrossing! Cannot even believe I've been on this site almost 20 years? What am I up to now? I need to look at my stats.

I was a huge traveler in my 20s, but I have always tried to pack light. Books are great to have along on a long trip abroad, but a little heavy to tote around, so I gave my books away as a I go, leaving them at hostels or giving them to friends. I did this long before I joined bookcrossing!

Since joining bookcrossing, I'm always hoping for a great catch. I love the randomness of wild releasing, since you never know where a book will end up. As soon as a book has been read, I leave it somewhere or pass it on to a friend.

Then, in March 2017, I was gifted a handcrafted Little Free Library! I wanted one for years and was stoked to receive this amazing gift. I find myself now releasing most frequently in LFLs, both my own and others', and doing a bit less wild releasing. I even had my little library named an OBCZ, so please come visit!

"I read old novels. The reason is simple: I prefer proper endings. Marriages and deaths, noble sacrifices and miraculous restorations, tragic separations and unhoped-for reunions, great falls and dreams fulfilled; these, in my view, constitute and ending worth the wait. They should come after adventures, perils, dangers and dilemmas, and wind everything up nice and neatly. Endings like this are to be found more commonly in old novels than new ones, so I read old novels." --The Thirteenth Tale, Diane Setterfield

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