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From Chicago, Illinois USA
Age 70
Joined Friday, September 13, 2002
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I blog about books and other things literary at Reading My Life Away. Drop by for a visit!

There is never enough bookshelf space in my house! See my bookshelves on, and note the piles of books on the floor!

The year I turned 55, I released 55 books during the week beginning July 12th. Each has, in addition to a regular BookCrossing label, a special "Mojosmom Birthday Release" label, and is so designated in the release notes.

See my cats here

Best thing I ever did when I moved to my new place was have floor-to-ceiling bookcases built in my study (it's not as grand as it sounds, but I love it - thanks to these guys: 57th Street Bookcases).

My collection tends toward literature, with a hefty helping of art & architecture, textiles, Japanese art, travel, history, and books on books. Actually, I'll read just about anything, if it's well-written. I am lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with several good used and independent bookstores. Hyde Park Bookstores

When not reading books, I'm making them. Yes, I made the fatal error several years ago of taking a beginning bookbinding class, and now I'm hooked.
Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
Chicago Hand Bookbinders

What else? I love opera, jazz (especially Chicago's own Patricia Barber),early music, and theater; fortunately, we have plenty of all in Chicago.

My books at

I have book rings going for
Banned Books [NOTE: This book is home now] and
The Little Sister [NOTE: Sadly, this book disappeared on its journey :-( ]
And book rays for MeTalk Pretty One Day [NOTE: This book also has been lost. However, PenelopePitstop is going to try to replace it.]
and Lost in a Good Book
Abortion: The Clash of Absolutes In Progress


Any book marked PC is part of my private collection and is NOT available for trades, rings, rays, RABCKs. Don't even ask. I don't like to say, "NO", but I will.

AVL means that I have finished reading a book and have no specific plans for it.

A TBR book is just that - to be read. I'll decide after I read it whether it will be part of my personal collection, reserved for someone else, or released in the wild. (The exception is that a ring/ray book will automatically become RES when I have finished it.)

RES means that I have a specific release planned for the book.

A Note About Ratings
I do not use the numerical index to rate books. Therefore, if you see a rating on any book on my shelf, it is the average of ratings set by other journallers. If you want to know what I think of a book, read my journal entries.

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