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Age 48
Joined Thursday, February 20, 2003
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Extended Profile

If you are interested in trades, just PM me and I will be more than happy to consider it.

My Birthday RABCK Experiment partner is cafekat, whose b-day is Nov. 18.

BookRings/Rays I have joined:
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe (Guinneth)
Animal Farm (RustyReader2)
31 Songs (geetheflea)

Favorite Books Bookbox (well-chilled)

Completed Bookrings/rays/boxes
The Hundred Secret Senses (lauraloo29)
The Secret Life of Bees (Bluestocking88)
Trade Size Women's Fiction Bookbox (LGinder) received 6/4/2007 ---> sent to emtmeghan on 6/13/2007
Trade Paperback Bookbox (indygo88) received 6/26 --->sent to rootmartin 7/11/07
Life of Pi (minerva1221)
The Adrian Mole Diaries (Cinnamon-Girl)
The Stolen Child (LMM)
Bridge to Terabithia (lauraloo29)
The Chronicles of Prydain (Goddess-Of-Fire)
About a Boy (wibba)
Under 200 pages Bookbox (elizardbreath)
The Book Thief (classicfox)
The Road (petaloka)
Water for Elephants (ndspider)
Middlesex (chambejd)
Persuasion (kiyoitsukikage)
Black Swan Green (symphonicca)
Giving (gnissorckoob)
Ten Star Bookbox (Moonbeam056)
"Bookish books" bookbox (MaryZee)

Awaiting books from:

Received books from:
kathtee (The Luckiest Man (audiobook))
etherea (Diet for a Small Planet) read May 2007
Firegirl (The Well of Lost Plots)
halonhakkaaja (A Little Princess) read Nov 2007
goaliegirl (The Accidental Tourist) read Oct 2007
bluesneak (All the Kings Men)
katiesmama (Practical Magic) read August 2007
Coralie (The Boys of Summer)
valentina1209 (Skipping Christmas) read Sept 2007
Nolatari (Atonement)
Trekwoman (Bel Canto and The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club)
Karenlea (Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver)
Thanks to you all!

Currently reading:
Knitting Lessons by Lela Nargi
Why Darwin Matters by Michael Schermer

Next Up:

Read in 2009:
1. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
2. The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
3. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
4. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
5. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Critical Reading by Amy and Regina Wall

6. The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank by Ellen Feldman
7. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
8. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
9. Religious Literacy by Stephen R. Prothero
10. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss
11. Why Darwin Matters by Michael Shermer
12. Sock Innovation by Cookie A

Read in 2008:
1. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
3. Watership Down by Richard Adams
4. Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (audiobook) by Al Franken
5. Arthur and George by Julian Barnes

6. The End of the Alphabet by CS Richardson
7. The Bestiary by Nicholas Christopher
8. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
9. Why We Can't Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr.
10. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T. Anderson
11. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines
12. Bill of Wrongs by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose

13. The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
14. The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell
15. Giving by Bill Clinton

16. The Demon-Haunted World:Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
17. The Uncommon Reader: a Novella by Alan Bennett

18. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper
19. Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne
20. Greenwitch by Susan Cooper

21. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
22. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
25. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
26. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

27. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
28. Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies
29. The Christmas Bus by Melody Carlson
30. The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne (DNF)
31. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
32. Winter is the Warmest Season

33. How Mrs. Claus Saved Christmas by Jeff Guinn
34. Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe by Wendy Mullin
35. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
36. Christmas in Harmony by Phillip Gulley

37. Christmas Lights: A Novel by Christine Pisera Naman
38. Boo Humbug by Rene Gutteridge
39. Empire Falls by Richard Russo
40. Sew What: Skirts

41. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
42. Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise G. Roberts
43. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
44. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
45. A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes
46. Knitting for Peace: Make the World a Better Place One Stitch at a Time by Betty Christiansen

47. Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch by Betsy Greer
48. The Four Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright
49. The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein
50. When We Were Romans by Matthew Kneale

Read in 2007:
1. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
2. Emma by Jane Austen
3. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
4. The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley
5. The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgewick
6. The Dark Flight Down by Marcus Sedgewick
7. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
8. The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

9. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt
10. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
11. Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
12. The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
13. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

14. Legally Blond by Amanda Brown
15. The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
16. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
17. The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan *(DNF)
18. Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe (re-read)
19. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling (re-read)
20. Finn by Jon Clinch *(DNF)
21. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

22. The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
23. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling (re-read)
24. The Great Snape Debate
25. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
26. The Adrian Mole Diaries by Sue Townsend
27. The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
28. The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
29. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
30. Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander
31. The High King by Lloyd Alexander

32. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: a Novel by Dai Sijie
33. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
34. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
35. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
36. About a Boy by Nick Hornby
37. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
38. Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
39. The Robber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty

40. Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
41. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
42. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

43. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
44. The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

45. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
46. Persuasion by Jane Austen
47. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
48. Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
49. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Some of my favorite book sites:
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