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Age 62
Joined Monday, March 12, 2007
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 6,655
released in the wild 37 5,658
controlled releases 1 2,485
releases caught 0 530
controlled releases caught 1 1,608
books found 2 1,965
tell-a-friend referrals 0 9
new member referrals 0 8
forum posts 12 12,393
Extended Profile
Last updated March 3, 2018.

I'm also on LibraryThing.

My available books do not necessarily reflect my reading tastes. I get books via various coworkers, book sales, etc. and participate heavily in release challenges. I also stock one official and two unofficial OBCZs. Stock for those sites is welcome, but the catch rate with j/e's is miniscule.

To get a surprise rabck, make sure your wishlist is updated!

Book Things
Mt TBR is hovering around 1000 unread books, split between physical ABC TBRs and my own, plus kindles . Down from over 2k 2 years ago due to heavy reading and culling. I'm continuing to prioritize the ABC TBRs that have come my way, thanks to the generosity of fellow bookcrossers.

LibraryThing has the more accurate list of what I have (and what I have read) since I include the e-books there.

2018 Goals
My Roots


Pages Read

2018 Year Long Challenges
Monthly readathons (book talk)
Keep them Moving aka KTM (release challenges)
3 wild releases a week (release challenges)
Plum's monthly what to read (book talk)
Multi-year states reading challenge (book talk)
Reading around the world 666 challenge (book talk)
Canadian Provinces (book talk)
A-Z authors (book talk)

Helpful Links
Random Acts of Bookcrossing Kindness (rabck)
Famous books set in 50 states
YA Books set in 50 states
books set in every country
Novelists by nationality
Find Authors by Country
Brooklyn Magazine's best book in every state
Novels set in different time periods and states
Settings by states

Labels Search for User Created Labels
These links may or may not work, as sites move all the time. The links were valid on 9/9/13.
Borina's labels
PDF of Bally labels
WanderingWord's assortment of genre labels, also check the tabs for other labels on this site
Grubsneerg's BlogSpot for labels (use "actual size" when printing the PDFs to get them to line up on the label paper)
Pirate labels
English labels
James UK's links
Myranya's labels

My links for what I signed up for
Letters of a Woman Homesteader link
Devil-Devil Solomon Islands bookray
Cereus Blooms bookray
Ongoing is ABC titles and ABC authors bookrings hosted by IWillRejoice

Some book stats
2009: 318 books read
2010: 222 books read
2011: 211 books read
2012: 238 books read
2013: 308 books read: 85,259 pages and 151 TBRs
2014: 278 books read: 77,117 pages and 146 TBRs
2015: 211 books read; 61,423 pages and 145 were TBRs (88 registered by others)
2016: 215 books read; 62,609 pages and 165 were TBRs (87 registered by others)
2017: 218 books read; 63,214 pages and 198 were TBRs (58 registered by others)
2018: 32 read so far

Books Read Reviews
All books (including library books, and e-books) reviewed on LibraryThing here (for 2013 - present)

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