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I'm a science fiction addict but also read lots of other genres, but I'm never without a book, a true bookaholic. I'm also hooked on sudoku, solitaire, and a bunch of other games. I live in San Diego. I've spent many years working in high-tech and am now semi-retired and teaching Statistics at the community college. Much less stress, lots of fun, and more time to read! In the Myers-Briggs personality typing I'm an INFJ/INTJ hybrid. More info here

My released books don't necessarily represent my taste in books -- I buy a great many books just for the fun of releasing them. Check GoodReads for what I really do read.

My wishlist is up to date. I love books on CD's and paper copies equally as much. I’m open to swaps, book requests, RABCK's, and friend requests. Can’t ship as much internationally as I used to, the postage is just too much. I also enjoy chocolate, handmade items, anything with or about embroidery, crochet or knitting, bookmarks, haikus, hamsas, bracelets, earrings, .... My books live in a smoke-free home with dog hair :)

Some of my favorite authors: John Varley, T. C. Boyle, Spider Robinson, Charles De Lint, Robert Sawyer, Ann Patchett, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Hardy, John Barnes, Sheri Tepper, Lois McMaster Bujold, Barbara Kingsolver, Alice Hoffman, Bill Bryson, Frederick Pohl, David Brin, Kim Stanley Robinson, Guy Gavriel Kay, Mary Doria Russell, Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, Orson Scott Card, Randy Wayne White, Ayn Rand, Abraham Verghese, Pat Conroy, David Sedaris, David Mitchell, Kate Atkinson, Chris Bohjalian, Dana Stabenow ...

My 2019 Books
1) The Rule of One by Ashley Saunders and Leslie Saunders (258 pgs)
2) Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen (241 pgs)
3) Year's Best SF 11 edited by David G, Hartwell (512 pgs)
4) Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn (266 pgs)
5) A Door Into Ocean (Elysium Cycle #1) by Joan Slonczewski (417 pgs)
6) Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halevi (224 pgs)
7) The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan (336 pgs)
8) Artemis by Andy Weir (305 pgs)
9) Beartown (Björnstad #1) by Fredrik Backman (432 pgs)
10) Bad Blood (Kate Shugak #20) by Dana Stabenow (384 pgs)
11) Amnesia by Peter Carey (150 pgs)
12) Less Than A Treason (Kate Shugak #21) by Dana Stabenow (336 pgs)
13) The Burning Girl by Claire Messud (239 pgs)
14) Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris (275 pgs)
15) Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian (290 pgs)
16) Dog Logic by Tom Strelich (400 pgs)
17) Educated by Tara Westover (352 pgs)
18) Record of a Spaceborn Few (Wayfarers #3) by Becky Chambers (368 pgs)
19) Fire And Ice (Liam Campbell #1) by Dana Stabenow (304 pgs)
20) The Oddfits (The Oddfits Series #1) by Tiffany Tsao (258 pgs)
21) Burning Chrome (Sprawl 0.5) by William Gibson (224 pgs)
22) In the House of Aryaman, a Lonely Signal Burns (Sub-Inspector Ferron Mysteries Book 1) by Elizabeth Bear (73 pgs)
23) The Dog Stars by Peter Heller (337 pgs)
24) One Small Sacrifice (Shadows of New York #1) by Hilary Davidson (366 pgs)
25) Sing, Unburied, Sing (Bois Sauvage #2) by Jesmyn Ward (285 pgs)
26) UR by Stephen King (61 pgs)
27) The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty (688 pgs)
28) Essential Welty: Why I Live at the P.O., A Memory, Powerhouse and Petrified Man by Eudora Welty (audio CD)
29) R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton (352 pgs)
30) Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane (400 pgs)
31) 33 Simple Strategies for Faculty: A Week-By-Week Resource for Teaching First-Year and First-Generation Students
by Lisa M. Nunn (156 pgs)

My 2018 Books
1) The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer (338 pgs)
2) Hour Game (Sean King & Michelle Maxwell #2) by David Baldacci (448 pgs)
3) Wreckage by Emily Bleeker (305 pgs)
4) Sycamore by Bryn Chancellor (324 pgs)
5) Working Fire by Emily Bleeker (322 pgs)
6) This Must Be The Place by Maggie O'Farrell (402 pgs)
7) Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal, and Quantum Physics by Rebecca Goldstein (259 pgs)
8) Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (218 pgs)
9) The Women by T.C. Boyle (451 pgs)
10) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (338 pgs)
11) Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (335 pgs)
12) The Hidden by Tobias Hill (370 pgs)
13) The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors by Michele Young-Stone (386 pgs)
14) The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin (346 pgs)
15) Dead Certain by by Adam Mitzner (348 pgs)
16) News of the World by Paulette Jiles (209 pgs)
17) A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake (464 pgs)
18) Malevolent (Shaye Archer #1) by Jana Deleon (243 pgs)
19) Sinister (Shaye Archer #2) by Jana DeLeon (245 pgs)
20) Diabolical (Shaye Archer #3) by Jana DeLeon (249 pgs)
21) The Last Mile (Amos Decker #2) by David Baldacci (424 pgs)
22) Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (352 pgs)
23) Testimony by Anita Shreve (320 pgs)
24) Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (231 pgs)
25) Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro (221 pgs)
26) Celine by Peter Heller (334 pgs)
27) Zeitoun by Dave Eggers (342 pgs)
28) Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner (143 pgs)
29) Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham (344 pgs)
30) Restless In The Grave (Kate Shugak #19) by Dana Stabenow (384 pgs)
31) The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce (306 pgs)
32) The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (423 pgs)
33) Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (352 pgs)
34) A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers)
35) A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by James Comey (290 pgs)
36) Watchers by Dean Koontz (500 pgs)
37) The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (577 pgs)
38) Temper by Nicky Drayden (385 pgs)
39) Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga (355 pgs)
40) Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki (320 pgs)

My 2017 Books
1) The City of Mirrors (The Passage, #3) by Justin Cronin 602 pgs
2) The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson 447 pgs
3) The Paris Wife by Paula McClain 314 pgs
4) A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki 422 pgs
5) Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time, #1) by Marcel Proust 468 pgs
6) The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle 508 pgs
7) Talk Talk by T.C. Boyle 352 pgs
8) Second Nature by Alice Hoffman 290 pgs
9) Nutshell by Ian McEwan 197 pgs
10) At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft 186 pgs
11) Acceptance (Southern Reach #3) by Jeff VanderMeer 341 pgs
12) House Rules by Jodi Picoult 532 pgs
13) An Unexpected Twist by Andy Borowitz 18 pgs
14) The Racketeer by John Grisham 340 pgs
15) As Husbands Go by Susan Isaacs 352 pgs
16) She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb 465 pgs
17) The Whistler by John Grisham 384 pgs
18) Tenth of December by George Saunders 251 pgs
19) Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance 273 pgs
20) Next to Love by Ellen Feldman 304 pgs
21) Seductions: Tales of Erotic Persuasion by Lonnie Garfield Barbach 304 pgs
22) Eucalyptus by Murray Bail 264 pgs
23) The Breast by Philip Roth 89 pgs
24) 11/22/63 by Stephen King 849 pgs
25) Rough Country (Virgil Flowers #3) by John Sandford 388 pgs
26) Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward 272 pgs
27) The Pocket Encyclopedia of Aggravation by Laura Lee 224 pgs
28) The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht 338 pgs
29) Hope Will Find You: My Search for the Wisdom to Stop Waiting and Start Living
by Naomi Levy 256 pgs
30) Me Before You (Me Before You #1) by Jojo Moyes 369 pgs
31) The Square Root Of Man by William Tenn 220 pgs
32) The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa 288 pgs
33) What is the What by Dave Eggers 475 pgs
34) Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken 406 pgs
35) History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund 288 pgs
36) Drop City by T.C. Boyle 497 pgs

My 2016 Books
1) Midnight Come Again (Kate Shugak, #10) by Dana Stabenow 320 pgs
2) P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, #16) by Sue Grafton 370 pgs
3) A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson 468 pgs
4) The Singing Of The Dead (Kate Shugak, #11) by Dana Stabenow 320 pgs
5) Power in the Blood by Brenda Stewart 208 pgs
6) A Fine And Bitter Snow (Kate Shugak, #12) by Dana Stabenow 320 pgs
7) My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit 464 pgs
8) The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan 128 pgs
9) Labyrinth (Languedoc, #1) by Kate Mosse 515 pgs
10) Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman 272 pgs
11) Fatal by Michael Palmer 509 pgs
12) The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown 320 pgs
13) The Book of Names by Jill Gregory 320 pgs
14) A Grave Denied (Kate Shugak, #13) by Dana Stabenow 352 pgs
15) Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson 430 pgs
16) The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese 352 pgs
17) Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, #17) by Sue Grafton 354 pgs
18) The Children Act by Ian McEwan 240 pgs
19) Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante 320 pgs
20) Authority (Southern Reach, #2) by Jeff VanderMeer 341 pgs
21) California by Eden Lepucki 393 pgs
22) The Little Country by Charles de Lint (2nd time reading) 544 pgs
23) The Fracking King by James Browning 192 pgs
24) Solar by Ian McEwan 287 pgs
25) Lock In (Lock In #1) by John Scalzi 336 pgs
26)The Complete Idiot's Guide to Statistics by Robert Donnelly Jr 416 pgs
27) Deep Shadow (Doc Ford #17) by Randy Wayne White 480 pgs
28) Night Vision (Doc Ford #18) by Randy Wayne White 475 pgs
29) Chasing Midnight (Doc Ford #19) by Randy Wayne White 336 pgs
30) A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers 352 pgs
31) A Taint In The Blood (Kate Shugak, #14) by Dana Stabenow 352 pgs
32) Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer 313 pgs
33) You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott 345 pgs

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What kind of bookcrosser are you
Your Result: Obsessive releaser
You release, release, release. Discretion is not your middlename anymore. Buying grocery's, going to the dentist, a sunny day in the park, on holiday; every step you take, you take a book to go with you to be released.
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ring in bundles
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