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Voyage In The Dark by Jean Rhys
Thank you Booklady331

Welcome to bookcrossing! If you have found one of my books - it was my gift to you, however it would be "great" if you wrote a journal entry (even anonymous) to update us on this book's travels and adventures. Thank you.

People willing to trade freedom for
temporary security deserve neither and will loose both.
...B Franklin

The government cannot give to anyone anything
that it does not first take from someone else

Enjoy the Journey
We are not sent into this world to do anything into which we cannot put our hearts -John Ruskin

Bookring: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (stalled)
Bookring: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (stalled)
Bookring: Designs for Coloring: Cats by Ruth Heller (evidently lost over the Atlantic Ocean)
Bookring:Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom (home)
Bookring:Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier (lost in Greece)
Bookring:The Known World by Edward P. Jones (ring completed)

A Big Thanks!
'Fathers and Sons' came from Rythmbiscuit!!

Things I do besides READ:
Arts, quilt, geneology, garden, play with grandchildren (eleven ).

Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake. -Marie Renon Ray

Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by
kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having lots of
ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating,
tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the
best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves
to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative.
Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make
friends. Abiding. Able to show character.
Easilyhurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to
dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows
emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt.
Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

What does your birth month reveal about you? (read memo) brought to you by Quizilla

"Self is created, not found" -David O McKay

When I asked for all things, so that I might enjoy life, I was given life so that I might enjoy all things. -Unknown

Books (40) Read in 2019:

Books (45) Read in 2018:

Books (30) Read in 2017:

Books (19) Read in 2016:

Books Read in 2015:

Books Read in 2014:

Books Read in 2013:

Books Read in 2012:

Books (16) Read in 2011:

Books (13) Read in 2010:

Books (14) Read in 2009:

Books (36) Read in 2008:

Books (41) Read in 2007:

Books (37) Read in 2006:

Books (10) Read in 2005:(since August)
If I set a goal it would be to read approximately two books a month - 25 for the year not counting audio books. And yet, to somehow, clean up/finish up my ever growing TBR mountain! Audio? If I'm listening - I'm sewing or traveling!
* The best of the year

While reading the 'Wooden Shoe' by Jonathan Carroll I came across a quote from the Koran "Consider the last of everything and then thou will depart from the dream of it". Can anyone tell me if there is an equivelant verse in the Bible.
Similiar to "in every thing one must consider the end." from the fables of La Fontaine.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"

If you look for opportunities they'll be there. If you don't, you'll see obstacles. -unknown

Books in Waiting:
Ahab's Wife by Sena Jester
I am The Clay by Chaim Potok
Running Blind by Lee Child
East of the Mountains by David Guterson
Three Junes by Julia Glass
Plainsong by Kent Haruf
City of Light by Lauren Belfer
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky

Bookrings/rays I am participating in and waiting for:
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (started by SCA2003)
Songs of the Humpback Whale : A Novel in Five Voices
by Jodi Picoult (stalled )
Children of God by Mary Russell

Bookrings/rays I have participated in, finished and sent on their way:
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim - David Sedaris
The Land of Laughs : A Novel by Jonathan Carroll
Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
Trace by Patricia Cornwell
A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
Raising Atlantis by Thomas Greanias
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Birth of Venus: A Novel by Sarah-Dunant
Electric Brae by Andrew Greig
Year of Wonders by Geraldine-Brooks
Brokeback Mountain by Annie-Proulx
Why Read the Classics? by Italo Calvino
Jack's Life by Douglas Gresham
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd
The Reckoning by Sarah Pinborrough
The Red Tent : A Novel by Anita Diamant
Isabel's Daughter : A Novel by Judith R. Hendricks
That Lass O'Lowrie's by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
"Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris
Mary, Mary by James Patterson
Confessions of a Ugly Stepsister by Gregory-Maguire
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
Blackbird by Jennifer Lauck
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves
Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Breasts: Our Most Public Private Partsby Meema Spadola
Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger
Possession: A Romance by A.S. BYATT
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
The Wooden Sea by Jonathan Carroll
The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka
Bread Alone: A Novel by Judith Hendricks
The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
Batty14's Audio Box
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
Big Johnleftys Audiobox
The Cat Who Smelled a Rat Bookring by Lilian Jackson Braun
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Iasbel Allende
Fiction Only Audio Box by Batty14
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
The Fig Eater by Jody Shields
Geographers Library by Jon Fasman
Forest of the Pygmies by Isabel Allende
The Third Policemanby Flann O'Brian
The Hummingbird's Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton
The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble
The Clockwinder" >by Anne Tyler
Stiff:The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Southern Style Cooking Ring by BowieFollies
by Bram Stoker
The Flood by David Maine
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
The Poet by Michael Connelly

"Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all."

34 million Americans have Irish ancestry, according to the 2003 US Census. That’s almost nine times the population of Ireland, which has 4.1 million people.

Journal of Other activities:
*My 2008 Birthday Buddy is 1lilbookworm, her birthday is June 4.
*Sent 'Night' by Elie Wiesel to corearmy to enjoy as a RABCK
*my NEW Birthday RABCK Buddy is..... (drums rolling):
from Virginia! KateKintail's Birthday: April 19
*Had fun playing in the Holiday Wishes Group 2006
*Participated in the Bookcrossing Ornament Exchange 2006
*sent The Valley of the Horses by Jean M. Auel to talon2claw as a surprise RABCK..Thanks for journaling!
*started a bookring with Year of Wonders by Geredine Brooks
*Checked the Wish List's and sent "The Evening News" by Alex Haley as a RABCK
* Checked the Wish List's and sent 'The Partner" by John Grisham and "The Sacred Stones" by William Sarabande as RABCK's
* Sent a RABCK - The Mammouth Hunters - to Bibliocrates.
* Sent 'Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat' [AUDIOBOOK]
by Amy Tan, Gretchen Schields as a RABCK to Lati2de
*Received Skcreader's Late Winter bookbox...Ummmm! Will be doing some wild releases!
*started a bookring with the Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - it seems it's stalled! too bad.
*Participating in the STATE FLOWERS: An Educational Coloring Book (Bookring)by Peter M. Spizzirri started by booknhand
*Participating in the "Race to Three Million Registered Books Challenge"
*Requested and received two books from bookworminusall from her 'Winter Release' - 4 stamps She enclosed plastic release bags for my rainy weather!
*Sent "She's Come Undone" to bookcrosser Rhonder-her wish list
*Joined the International Birthday Club and my RABCK birthday challenge buddy for 2006 is: beekeeper40 , her birthday is June 21st.
*Participated in the International Christmas Card Exchange
*Participated in the BookCrossing Ornament Exchange 2005
*Sent "The Ghost Road" to Geishabird - her wish list
*Sent "I Heard the Owl Call My Name" to lauraloo29 - her wish list

*Signed up for Japanese Coloring book ring

*Joined the Friendship trade (bookmark for card)


All the way to heaven is heaven. St. Catherine of Siena

You Know You're From Oregon When...

Your children learned to walk in Birkenstocks.

You throw an aluminum can in the trash and feel guilty.

You complain about Californians as you sell your house to one for twice as much as you originally paid.

You only honk your horn if collision is imminent and never for anything else.

You consider something a "hill" (not a mountain) if it doesn't have snow on it or has not recently erupted, regardless of its altitude.

You consider "etiquette" a foreign word.

Most of your friends are from California.

You find a wallet with $500 and give it back to the owner.

You used to live somewhere else but won't admit it publicly.

You've ever ordered a half caff/decaf, nonfat mocha grande with sugar-free cranberry whip (or you know what it is).

You know a bride & groom that registered at REI.

If someone ran your car off the highway, you might drown.

You'd be miffed if the store was out of your favorite brand of water.

Every day is casual Friday.

Hear the word "ferry" and think of boats and long waits.

Know at least eight people who work for Intel or Nike, or used to work for Tektronix.

You think skiing always means being covered from head to toe, in snow or water.

Know that Boring is a town and not just a state of mind.

Have actually used your mountain bike on a mountain.

You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit under a raincoat.

You return from a California vacation depressed because "all the grass was dead."

Remember the date, severity, time of day, where you were, and how long you were out of power and phone service for every winter weather event in the last five years.

Have ever called your insurance agent to ask if your homeowner?s policy covers falling trees, flooding, or mud slides

You never go camping without waterproof matches, ponchos, and mattress pads that double as flotation devices.

You believe swimming is not a sport but a survival skill to prevent boating deaths.

You own more than 10 articles of clothing that have the names of microbreweries/brewpubs printed on them.

You think downtown is "scary" because you were panhandled there, once.

You replace your hiking boots with Birkenstock or Teva sandals when the weather gets above 60 degrees.

You believe people who use umbrellas are wimps or Californians, or both.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from Oregon.

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