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From Woodstock, Ontario Canada
Age 73
Joined Monday, November 18, 2002
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 0 820
released in the wild 0 505
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 156
controlled releases caught 0 0
books found 0 181
tell-a-friend referrals 0 69
new member referrals 0 11
forum posts 0 9,018
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Note from BC Support:

The following message came from a forum thread posted April 2007

This message is to anyone who knew jmg49. His name was John. He is my father and he hasn't been on here for a while. This is because he passed away on March 12 of a heart attack. He loved reading and bookcrossing and he came on here quite frequently. This was something he really enjoyed and he will be greatly missed. He had a great sense of humour and cherished the relationships he had with people in his life. I just thought that I should post something on here in his memory. Thank you for helping make his life enjoyable.

jmg49 - Some pics of our critters can be seen here :)

Until further notice I will not be doing trades but will be concentrating on wild releases

*** "Watchman" by Ian Rankin & "Death du Jour" by Kathy Reichs are what I'm currently reading: I usually have two books on the go; a light read for breaks at work etc. and and a more serious read for when I can sit down for a longer period of time to read. Bookring/ray books I receive are always read first, followed by books I know someone else wants.

Books I've read this year:

The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman
A Slow Burning by Stanley Pottingler
Timeline by Michael Crichton
The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
Lost Light by Michael Connelly
The Narrows by Michael Connelly
City Of Bones by Michael Connelly
The Burglar In The Library by Lawrence Block
Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
Dead Sleep by Greg Iles
The Manhattan Hunt Club by John Saul
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Rebus The Early Years "Kots and Crosses", "Hide and Seek", "Tooth and Nail" by Ian Rankin
A Question Of Blood by Ian Rankin
Black and Blue by Ian Rankin (1997 Crime Writers' Association Macallan Gold Dagger for Fiction)
The Left Hand Of God by Hugh Holton
Show Of Evil by William Diehl
Almost Adam by Petru Popescu
The Breaker By Minette Walters
A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
The Telling Of Lies by Timothy Findley (1989 Edgar Award)
The Human Factor by Graham Greene
The Wars by Timothy Findley (1977 Governor General's Award)
Cyclops by Clive Cussler
Pilgrim by Timothy Findley
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil by John Berendt
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1963 Hugo Award)
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (1986 Hugo and Nebula awards)
Chasing The Dime by Michael Connelly
Death Du Jour by Kathy Reichs
Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs

I have been an active bookcrosser for a while now and it is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had. The friendship and generousity of other crossers; the thrill of wild catches; journal postings of traded books; receiving books in the mail and reading them, all make for a very stimulating adventure.
I used to enjoy playing golf, but an injury and subsequent shoulder surgery have forced me to stop. Walking, reading & bookcrossing have replaced the golf. I still miss it but life must go on. I also enjoy listening to music while I'm on the computer. Mostly, I like classic rock and blues, but I have an open mind to try anything to see if I like it.
My favourite places to buy books are:
The Little Book Shoppe in Woodstock.
The Goodwill Store in Woodstock
The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Woodstock
Merrifield's Book Store in Woodstock
Chapters in London.

***True Wild Releases That Have Been Journaled (18):
The Winner by David Baldacci AnonymousFinder
The Russia House by John Le Carre
Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes by Carolyn Keene
Executive Orders by Tom Clancy
Blackout by John J. Nance
Kingdom of the Seven by Jon Land
The Danger by Dick Francis
Justice Denied by Robert K. Tanenbaum AnonymousFinder
Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith AnonymousFinder
Sliver by Ira Levin
Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
Justice Denied by Robert K. Tanenbaum
Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler AnonymousFinder
The Years of the City by Frederick Pohl
Never Cry Wolf : Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves by Farley Mowat AnonymousFinder
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Modern Canadian Stories by Assorted AnonymousFinder
The Outport People by Claire Mowat AnonymousFinder
Dune by Frank Herbert AnonymousFinder
Sleep No More by Greg Iles

***Bookrays and Bookrings Initiated By Me
All my Bookrays are international as well as perpetual and thus can be added to!

***BOOKRAY FOR The Pillars Of The Earth by Ken Follett (24 members)
***BOOKRAY FOR Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (19 Members)
***BOOKRAY FOR The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (23 Members)
***BOOKRAY FOR A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (13 members)
***BOOKRAY FOR Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman (28 members)
***BOOKRAY FOR The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (23 Members)
***BOOKRAY FOR The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (15 members)
***BOOKRAY FOR Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (20 members)
***BOOKRAY FOR The Beach by Alex Garland (12 members)
***BOOKRAY FOR Lullaby: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk (12 Members)
***Bookring Neuromancer by William Gibson Closed

***Other People's Bookrays/rings I've Joined:

Swan Song by Robert Mccammon kymberlie Ray (11)
A Face at the Window by Dennis McFarland eireannaigh Ray (15th)
9-11by Noam Chomsky nikel27 Ray (5)
The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills idioteqnician Ray (next)
The Language Police by Diane Ravitch elizz273 Ray (12)
White Teeth by Zadie Smith tutmarie Ray (8)

Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalismavanta7 Ray (Will mail next week)
Tales of Two Cities: A Persian Memoir by Abbas Milani weeblet ring (Finished reading & mailed off)
Round Ireland with Fridge by Tony Hawks GlasgowGal Ring (Finished reading & mailed off)
How to Be a Canadian: Even If You Already are One by Will Ferguson jblueafterglow Ring (Finished reading & mailed off)
Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore ecoboy Ring (Finished reading & mailed off)
Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio pandaboo20874 Ray (Finished reading & mailed off)
The Twilight of American Culture by Morris Berman avanta7 Ring (Finished reading & mailed off)
Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Forward phantomreader42 Ray (Have read and sent on)
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King alrescate Ray (Have read and sent on)
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman loopy1 Ray (Have read and sent on)
The Arabian Nights by Husain Haddawy sugarkane Ray (Have read and sent on)
Banned Books by Anne Lyon Haight mojosmom Ring (Have read and sent on)
The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartmann pulpmode Ring (Have read and sent on)
Morvern Callar by Alan Warner eireannaigh Ray (Have read and sent on)
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin De Becker nelka35 Ray (Have read and sent on)
The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte Special-K Ray (Have read and sent on)
Eric (A Discworld Novel) by Terry Pratchett daidy Ring (Have read and sent on)
The 176 Stupidest Things Ever Done by Ross Petras cestmoi Ring (Have read and sent on)
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Zmrzlina Ring (Have read and sent on)

"There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking."
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Coutries I have sent books to.(thanks to deenbat)

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or vertaling Duits Nederlands

my Wish List Thanks Cliff1976!

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