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From Coronado, California USA

Age 38

Joined Sunday, February 29, 2004

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Y'all! I'm super excited, because as of March 2017, I am the steward of brand spanking new Little Free Library! I've wanted one for years and am super excited to have one. I find myself releasing most frequently in LFLs, both my own and others, and doing a bit less wild releasing.

I am a reader, traveler, kayaker, hiker, old film lover, baker, homebody, adventurer, photographer and bookcrosser!

I tweet as @photogjenn.

I love to travel, but I try to pack light. Books are great to have along on a long trip abroad, but a little heavy to tote around, so I give 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. As soon as a book has been read, I leave it somewhere or pass it on to a friend.

"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

"A tale of friendship and adventure [The Three Musketeers]that has stayed fresh even though tastes have changed and there is now an idotic tendency to despise action in novels." --The Club Dumas, Arturo Perez-Reverte

I tend to prefer stories with a bit more action in them and not, as a modern trend seems to be, emotional journeys. I enjoy British cozy mysteries. Give me a big old country-house and a tramp through the moors and I'm happy. Oh yes to Sherlock and Agatha Christie and G.K. Chesterton. I also love Edith Wharton, Jane Austen, George MacDonald, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Alexandre Dumas, Arturo Perez-Reverte, Jasper Fforde and L.M. Montgomery.

Wild Releases of mine caught!
1) Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, 2) Winter in Madrid, 3) The Fall of an Eagle, 4) Hanover Place, 5) Thistles and Violets , 6) Glenda's Story, 7) Rejection Syndrome, The, 8) The Measure of the Years, 9) God is an Englishman, 10) Shattered Silk, 11) Lost and Found , 12) A Regency Trio (Cecily; Georgina; Lydia), 13) Tsotsi 14) Jinxed : A Regan Reilly Mystery , 15) Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic, 16) Ethan Frome 17) Heartburn, 18) My Traitor's Heart, 19) Rhine Journey , 20) The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, 21) Little House on the Freeway, 22) King Solomon's Carpet, 23) To Live Again, 24) The Grave Maurice, 25) Sweet Revenge, 26) The Hound of the Baskervilles, 27) The Death of Vishnu, 28) Time and Again, 29) A Relative Stranger, 30) Time and Again, 31) A London Season, 32) Rules of Engagement, 33) Blue Death, 34) The House of Mirth, 35) Man Who Lost the War, 36) England, England, 37) The Miracle Worker, 38) Girl in Times Square, 39) She's Come Undone, 40) World Records, 41) Days of Perky Pat 42) Seven Ancient Wonders 43) Ethel: Biography, 44) Demian by Hermann Hesse , 45) The Cosmic Computer (original title: Junkyard Planet) by H. Beam Piper 46) The Dean's Watch by Elizabeth Goudge 47) The Miracle Worker 48) Girl in Times Square 49) Guinness Book of World Records 1973 50) The Days of Perky Pat 51) Seven Ancient Wonders

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