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Age 50
Joined Thursday, August 09, 2007
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For the most part, I have suspended my bookcrossing activities. I still think it's a great site, but I am mostly buying books on my e-reader now, and will no longer be registering or releasing books.

Note: My bookshelf is not reflective of my reading style. It includes a lot of books that have been given to me by other generous bookcrossers and friends.

2011 Wish list:
(1) Wish list books!
(2) Labels and stickers for bookcrossing (from the BC store or homemade); I especially like those "tiny" Bally stickers!
(3) bookmarks (store bought, homemade, or even the free kind you get at libraries and bookstores)
(4) postcards
(5) "fairy" stuff....I like fairies, especially bookmarks, cards, and postcards.
(6) "unusual" water globes
(7) A dollar each from a million people. ;-)
Hello! Welcome to Thank you for taking time to look at my bookshelf. I am a bookcrosser for the sole purpose of sharing my joy of reading. The only other fact I wish to say about myself is that I am a Christian. God and my family are most important to me. That does not mean I am perfect, by any means. As a matter of fact, the Lord is still working on me! The most important thing anyone can every do is to accept Christ as Savior, and the most important and wonderful Book that a person can ever read is the Bible. Because my faith is important to me, I want to share it. I usually do this by sending Christmas bookmarks or postcards with the books I send to people. I know of at least one bookcrosser who has gotten offended by this, but of course I don't mean to offend, only to share a beautiful truth.

All that being said, I enjoy a variety of genres, but I'm pretty picky about what I read. I've gotten even more so since I've had to rid myself of a LOT of books due to moving to a smaller place. I just don't want to pile a bunch of books on the shelf that I'm really not going to read.

Because I have more books than time, my TBR list is quite long. That's why I like to do bookrays and bookrings....they encourage me to get the book read faster. :-)

If you have found one of my books, I hope that you will take time to look around the BookCrossing website; it's pretty cool. I also hope that you will join as a member, and that you will list me as your referral.

Thanks, and happy reading!

I have participated in so many RABCKS, rings, and rays that I finally stopped keeping count, but I enjoy them all, and really do try to keep my promises and obligations.
My 2011 Reading List:
*The Bible (ongoing, as I try to read it through once a year).
(1) Unforgettable Mutts by Karen Derrico
(2) Head of the House by Grace Livingston Hill
(3) Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen (a re-read)
(4) Lost and Never Found by Anita Larsen (partial)
(5) Selected Poems by Dylan Thomas (a valiant effort)
(6) The Wave by Morton Rhue
(7) Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez
(8) The Mighty (Freak the Mighty) by Rodman Philbrick (a re-read)
(9) The Beatrice Letters by Lemony Snicket
(10) Horseradish by Lemony Snicket
(11) Moments for Friends by Robert Strand
(12) I Am Not Esther by Fleur Beale
(13) Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray
(14) Night (Oprah's Book Club) by ELIE WIESEL
(15) Mistaken Identity by Don & Susie Van Ryn and Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak

My 2010 Reading List:
*The Bible (ongoing, as I try to read it through once a year).
(1) Hold Tight by Harlan Coben (bookring by Karen07814)
(2) Runaway by Wendelin Van Draanen
(3) A Taste of Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul, Muliple Authors
(4) The Captive Women by Walter D. Edmonds
(5) Church of Lies by Flora Jessop and Paul T. Brown
(6) Anxiety by Bonnie Timmons
(7) Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown
(8) You're not a Kid Jeff Foxworthy
(9) Shores of Promise (Heartsong Presents #20) by Kate Blackwell
(10) Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary, No. 1)by Jim Benton
(11) It's Just a Thought ..but It Could Change Your Life: Life's Little Lessons on Leadership by John C. Maxwell
(12) Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
(13) The Mighty (Freak the Mighty) by Rodman Philbrick
(14) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
(15) Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare
(16) Been There, Should've Done That II : More Tips for Making the Most of College by Suzette Tyler
(17) Famous Old Dead Guys' Classic Quotation Collection by various.
(18) That's Life, Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz
(19) Ragdoll (Heartsong Presents #106) by Kelly R. Stevens
(20) Great Games! by Matthew Toone
(21) 100 Games for Fall by Josep M. Allue
(22) Nobody's Perfect, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
(23) Don't Bet On It, Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz
(24) Let's Party, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
(25) You're Not for Real, Snoopy! by Charles M. Schulz
(26) Good Morning, Snoopy! by Charles M. Schulz
(27) What Now, Charlie Brown? by Charles M. Schulz
(28) Mommie Dearest by Christina Crawford
(29) Your Choice, Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz
(30) You've Come a Long Way, Snoopy by Charles M. Schulz
(31) You're the Greatest, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
(32) It's Raining on your Parade, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
(33) Finding Katie: The Diary of An Anonymous Teenager in Foster Care, edited by Beatrice Sparks, Ph.D

My 2009 Reading List:
*The Bible (ongoing, as I try to read it through once a year).
(1) Time Lottery (book 1) by Nancy Moser
(2) 1984 by George Orwell
(3) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
(4) The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Second) by Lemony Snicket
(5) The Wide Room by Lemony Snicket
(6) The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
(7) The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
(8) The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket
(9) The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis
(10) Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
(11) The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket
(12) The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket
(13) The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket
(14) The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket
(15) The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket
(16) Me and Emma by Elizabeth Flock
(17) So Many Books, So Little Time
(18) The Freedom Writer's Diary by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell
(19) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
(20) Escape by Carolyn Jessup
(21) (skimmed) I Kissed Dating Good-bye by Joshua Harris
(22) (skimmed) The Complete Cheapskate by Mary Hunt
(23) Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall, Lisa Pulitzer
(24) The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket
(25) The End by Lemony Snicket
(26) Lucky by Alice Sebold
(27) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
(28) The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman
(29) The Greatest Christmas Ever: A Treasury of Inspirational Ideas & Insights for an Unforgettable Christmas by Various Authors

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