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novafida

Age 40
Joined Wednesday, June 20, 2007
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I found out about bookcrossing from a local coffee shop with a Crossing Zone. A book on legs? My kind of deal. This looked like a great solution to my tendency to hoard the books I've read in the hopes that I'll find someone who just HAS to read it.

Before I go on, let me say: I like trades! It's always great to get something in the mail, especially books, though I enjoy sending things *to* people so much that I'll likely send the book even if there isn't anything I want to trade for. SO! If you see something in my available list that you're interested in, feel free to PM me. The whole point is to share the book with someone who wants to read it!

My book consumption has slowed down considerably in the last few years, though I'm back to trying to arrange my schedule to allow for more reading time. Currently my time is taken up with quilting, cooking, and work, with the occasional movie thrown in.

As book tastes go, I've been a science fiction junkie for a long time-- the humanitarian sci-fi, as opposed to the technical sci-fi-- Robert Heinlein is the far and away favorite. That's not to say I only read sci-fi, I love general fiction, mystery, and variations of the King Arthur story. Lately I've been getting into non-fiction, particularly if it's about science and the natural world. I will vigorously evangelize Studs Terkel to anyone who will sit still long enough (if you're reading this and aren't familiar with him, look him up...), as well as AC Weisbecker, and have been prowling used bookstores for years in search of the Narnia Chronicles in the (original?) order they were in when I was a kid. Preferably nice and worn out with that old-book smell.

Favorites that I'll happily read over and over again:
The Alchemist -- Paulo Cuehlo
Time Enough For Love -- Robert Heinlein
Cosmic Banditos -- AC Weisbecker
Good Omens -- Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett
The Maltese Falcon -- Dashiell Hammett
Will The Circle Be Unbroken? -- Studs Terkel
The Mists of Avalon -- Marion Zimmer Bradley

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