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wingoppemwing

From Hermiston, Oregon USA
Age 69
Joined Monday, May 04, 2009
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BookCrossing learned from oppem's family that this wonderful BookCrosser died June 23, 2012 at the age of 63. She loved sharing her books through RABCKs, and was a joy to converse with in the forums. She will be missed, but her books travel on in her memory. Her profile remains unchanged below.
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"A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend". ~Author Unknown

I am a middle-aged book lover who enjoys the idea of sharing some of her books with others - its fun to find new places to leave a book & then hope that someone out there finds them, enjoys them & passes them on.

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Lived all over the world & now living in the USA with my husband & dog - but I was born on 'tuther side of pond' - I still have a lot of my family over there, hence I try to visit about once a year to get my 'British Fix'..!!!!.

I have always LOVED books and remember spending hours as a young girl reading Enid Blytons books - The Secret Seven & The Famous Five being some of my favourites...
Now I have a more eclectic love of books and can only wish I still had the long summer holidays of childhood to just sit & read more.

My wishlist is a list of books that I have seen mentioned & thought might be good...I am sure will never manage to obtain / read them all but its a way for me to remember interesting looking books for future reference (& hopefully read a great number of them).

Please be aware that the books I have listed as 'available' do not necessarily reflect my taste in literature. I buy lots of books from charity shops to then wild release...

Please let me know if you have any interest in the available books I have listed - am always willing to trade books ...

BOOKS READ - November 2011 - November 2012.
(books with star's after them are the ones that for me were Outstanding... doesn't necessarily mean the others were bad - just not quite so good).

1. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith.
2. The Mammy - Brendan O'Carroll.
3. The Patron Saint of Liars - Ann Patchett.
4. The Red Pony - John Steinbeck.
5. Saving Fish from Drowning - Amy Tan.... ***
6. One Thousand White Women - Jim Fergus.
7. The Remains of The Day - Kazua Ishiguro.... 1001 book ****
8. Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay.
9. Meridian - Alice Walker.
10. The Girl with Glass Feet - Ali Shaw.
11. Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy.... 1001book ****
12. All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy...... (Ray)..1001book.
13. Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson.
14. Slumdog Millionaire - Vikas Swarup.
15. Mr. Vertigo - Paul Auster..... (Ray)....1001 book.
16. Sacred Time - Ursula Hegi....****
17. Saturday - Ian McEwan..... (Ray)... 1001 book....****
18. East of Eden - John Steinbeck.
19. The White Castle - Orhan Pamuk.
20. The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards.
21. Stiff - Mary Roach..... (Ray).
22. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee... 1001book... ****
23. Blindness - Jose Saramago.
24. Union Street - Pat Barker.... ****
25. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark... 1001book.
26. The Scent of Sake - Joyce Lebra.
27. Midnight Cactus - Bella Pollen.
28. Beach Boy - Ardashir Vakil.
29. From a Sealed Room - Rachel Kadish.
30. Tulip Fever - Deborah Moggach.
31. The Fourth Hand - John Irving.
32. Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson.
33. Bride of New France - Suzanne Desrochers.
34. Cheese - Willem Elsschot....(Ray)....... 1001book.
35. The Elegance of the Hedgehog - Muriel Barbery..... *******
36. The Swimming Pool Library - Alan Hollinghurst... (Ray).....1001 book.
37. The Zookeeper's Wife - Diane Ackerman.
38. Burmese Days - George Orwell..... 1001book.. ****
39. Amistad - Alexs Pate.
40. Veronika Decides to Die - Paulo Coelho... 1001 book... ( Ray).
41. Snow Flower & the Secret Fan - Lisa See.... ****
42. The Colour - Rose Tremain...... 1001.... ****
43. The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd.
44. Thursbitch - Alan Garner...... 1001 book.
45. Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen ..... 1001 book.
46. Bleak House - Charles Dickens..... 1001 book. ****
47. The Country Girls - Edna O'Brien.... 1001 book.
48. On Beauty - Zadie Smith.
49. Brokeback Mountain - Annie Proulx.
50. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - by himself.... 1001book.(ray)
51. A Son of the Circus - John Irving.
52. Pope Joan - Donna Woolfolk Cross.
53.The Pigeon - Patrick Suskind .... 1001 book.. (ray).
54. Burgher's Daughter - Nadine Gordimer.... 1001 book.
55. An Unofficial Rose - Iris Murdoch.
56. Black Swan Green - David Mitchell.
57. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday.
58. The Summer Before the Dark - Doris Lessing. ( ray).



RAY's / RING's. (future).
1. Things they Carried - Tim O'Brien.
2. The Buddha of Suburbia - Hanif Kureishi.
3. Twins - Tessa de Loo.
4. Ethan From - Edith Wharton.
5. The House of the Mosque -
6. Breakfast @ Tiffany's - Truman Capote.
7.Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese.
8.Simon & the Oaks - Marianne Fredriksson.
9. Absolom, Absolom - William Faulkner.
10.Little Friend - Donna Tartt.
11.A Child in Time - Ian McEwan.
12. Julie, Julia -
13.Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad.
14.The Life of Insects - Victor Pelevin.
15.Death in Venice - Thomas Mann.
16. 3 Trapped Tigers - G.Cabera Infante.



BOOKS READ - November 2010 - November 2011.
(books with star's after them are the ones that for me were Outstanding... doesn't necessarily mean the others were bad - just not quite so good).

1. The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan. ( Ray). (1001).
2. The Red Queen - Margaret Drabble.
3. Witness the Night - Kishwar Desai.
4. Fingersmith - Sarah Waters. ( Ray )... ***
5. Wide Sargasso Sea - Jean Rhys. (1001).
6. House of Sand & Fog - Andre Dubus III... ***
7. The Big Wave - Pearl S. Buck. ( Ray ).
8. The Comedians - Graham Greene.
9. The Tin Drum - Gunter Grass... *** (1001).
10. The Hiding Place - Corrie tenBoom. ( Ring ).
11. Fateless - Imre Kertesz. ( Ring )... *** (1001).
12. Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie... ***
13. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho.
14. The Help - Kathryn Stockett. ( Ray )... ***
15. Rule Britannia - Daphne du Maurier.
16. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger.
17. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson. (1001).
18. The Yacoubian Building - Alaa Al Aswany...***
19. Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard - Kiran Desai.
20. Dubliners - James Joyce.
21. The Hand of Ethelberta - Thomas Hardy. ( Ray ). ***
22. Shakespeare - Bill Bryson. ( Ray ).
23. Honolulu - Alan Brennert.
24. Vinegar Hill - A.Manette Ansay.
25. The Castle in the Forest - Norman Mailer.
26. The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde.
27. A Severed Head - Iris Murdoch. ( Ray ). (1001).
28. Small Island - Andrea Levy. ****
29. Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden. ****
30. The Old Man & the Sea - Ernest Hemingway. (1001).
31. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak. ( Ring ).
32. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro.
33.Snow - Orhan Pamuk.... ( Ray ). (1001).
34. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte. ( 1001).
35. The Line of Beauty - Alan Hollingworth... ( Ray / Ring). ( 1001 ).
36. The Road - Cormac McCarthy.
37. Bel Canto - Ann Patchett. ***
38. Rabbit Proof Fence - Doris Pilkington.
39. The Other Side - Mary Gorden.
40. Restoration - Rose Tremain.
41. The Cellist of Sarajevo - Steven Galloway. (Ray)...****
42. The Fifth Child - Doris Lessing.
43. Room - Emma Donoghue. (Ray).
44. Kipling's Choice - Geert Spillebeen.
45. Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis de Bernieres..... **** (1001).
46. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingslover.... **** (1001).
47. A Lost Lady - Willa Cather.
48. The Very Thought of You - Rosie Alison.
49. The Constant Gardener - John Le Carre.
50. The End of the Affair - Graham Greene... (1001).
51. Cloudsplitter - Russell Banks.. (Ray)... (1001).
52. The Hundred Secret Senses - Amy Tan.
53. Sula - Toni Morrison.... (Ray)......... (1001).
54. The Heretic's Daughter - Kathleen Kent.
55. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie.
56. Great House - Nicole Krauss...... ****
57. The Fencing Master - Arturo Perez-Reverte.
58. The Stone Diarie's - Carol Shields..... (1001).
59. Quicksand - Nella Larsen......(Ray).... (1001).
60. Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami.
61. Sky Burial - Zinran.
62. Of Mice & Men - John Steinbeck. .. (1001)...*****
63. Affinity - Sarah Waters.
64. Sexing the Cherry - Jeanette Winterson...(Ray).... (1001).
65. Shanghai Girls - Lisa See.
66. All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque.. (Ray).... (1001).. ***
67. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - John Boyne... ***
68. The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters - (Ray).
69. The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde.... (1001).
70. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett.
71. The Long Song - Andrea Levy.
72. The Angel's Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
73. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood...(1001).
74. Mill on the Floss - George Elliot... (1001).
75. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini... ( Ray).
76. The Other Hand - Chris Cleave.
77. Bombay Ice - Leslie Forbes.
78. Visitors - Anita Brookner.
79. The Optomists Daughter - Eudora Welty.
80. Water for Elephants - Sue Gruen.
81.The Takeover - Muriel Spark.
82. Two Caravan's - Marina Lewycka.






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