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From San Diego, California USA
Age 80
Joined Saturday, February 1, 2003
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 1 986
released in the wild 0 512
controlled releases 0 531
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books found 0 215
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new member referrals 0 10
forum posts 5 3,226
Extended Profile


I love reading and one of my favorite things in life is sitting on the patio listening to the birds, with a chai tea latte and a good book.

Reading has enriched my life in many ways, so my hope for children everywhere is that they will also discover the world of books. To promote literacy (and just because I enjoy it), I volunteer as a one-on-one reading tutor for second and third graders at a neighborhood school, and I'm a friend of my local library. Other interests include my three cats, browsing antique shops, cross-stitching, playing the piano, going to the theater, and watching "my Padres" play baseball. I'm a frequent traveler and collect bookmarks and souvenir spoons from places I've been.

If you see anything on my available bookshelf that interests you, let me know - - we might be able to arrange a trade, especially if you have a book on my wish list. I am out of town quite often, however, so if you don't get an immediate response to a PM, please be patient. As much as I'm tempted, I don't participate in bookrings or bookrays - - I'm never sure when I'll be able to get to a book, and I hate the thought of someone else wanting it while it sits at the post office waiting for me to return to town.

*indicates I've made a wild release here

Afghanistan, *Albania, Argentina, *Australia, *Austria, *Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, *Bulagria, *Canada, *China, *Croatia, *Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, *Estonia, Finland, *France, *Germany, *Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, *Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, *Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, *Mexico, *Montenegro, *Morocco, Nepal, *Netherlands, *New Zealand, *Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, *Portugal, *Romania, *Russia, Scotland, *Serbia, Singapore, *Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, *Spain, *Sweden, *Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, *United States of America, Virgin Islands, Wales

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, *Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

United States
Alabama, Alaska, *Arizona, Arkansas, *California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, *Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, *Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, *Utah, *Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

I want to release a book to every state, so if you live in Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, or Vermont, please contact me with your address and the name of a book from my available list that you would like, and I'll send it to you.

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