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From Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Age 45
Joined Friday, May 31, 2002
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 0 572
released in the wild 0 597
controlled releases 0 48
releases caught 0 232
controlled releases caught 0 15
books found 0 126
tell-a-friend referrals 0 114
new member referrals 0 38
forum posts 0 643
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**For a lover of reading, lover of surprises, lover of traveling-- could there be a better concept than bookcrossing? My reading universe has "literally" exploded since joining bookcrossing over 14 years ago, and I love those random book-y encounters that introduce me to new books, authors, people and ideas.

Some of my current favorite writers include David Mitchell, Paul Auster, Donna Tartt, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jeanette Winterson, Neil Gaiman, Ali Smith, Terry Pratchett, Kate Atkinson, and Tom Robbins. I am always looking for new suggestions and ideas for reading material, so please feel free to PM me anytime with suggestions or ideas.**


Countries where I have traveled and released bookcrossing books into the wild: Argentina, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Lesotho, Macedonia, Mexico, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States


Bookring/ray books I have read and sent on:

No Logo (kangu)
Divorce Your Car (ecoboy)
The Meaning of Life (kbgoffe)
Peace is Every Step (talon2claw)
Fingersmith (swan-scot)
Day in the Life Bookcrossing Journal (iagal)
Twilight of American Culture (avanta7)
A Book Without Covers (starbytes)
Five Quarters of the Orange (savannahblue)
Lists to Live By (KAT123)
A Whistling Woman is Up to No Good (weeblet)
Eva Moves the Furniture: A Novel (KASA)
How Walmart is Destroying America (Shendoah)
The Brilliant Women Journal (felicia-fairy)
Culture Jam (may-eve)
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (bella-cat)
Blank Book Project (funsour)
Favorite Desserts Journal (marajade)
Awakening to the Sacred (kz4ufo)
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence (Fillebelle)
Intimacy (newk)
Requiem for a Dream (Anitanovel)
The Alchemist (Arwen-Galadriel)
Life of Pi (Loopy1)
Jennifer Government (JonAzrael)
Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon (metropolitan)
Tipping the Velvet (Flashgirl)
Twice Upon a Time (puppymummy)
Einstein's Dreams (jmg49)
Ella Minnow Pea (reetpetite)
Love (Laura0141)
Affinity (Molyneux)
The Tao of Pooh (caligula03)
The Seduction of Water (loopy1)
The Endless Bookring No. 13 (WakefieldOrloff)
Wicked (karendawn)
Cloud Atlas (Squirk)
In Praise of Slowness (DrBrown)
Coraline (cicakgirl)
Change the World with a Fiver (laura0141)
Sea Glass (mississippimom)
Toast (Smurphie)
The Red Queen (LisaGriffith)
A Wish for Peace (cordelia-anne)
Neverwhere (dospescados)
In the Land of the Unknown (Flaming-Ice)
Never Let Me Go (bestfriends)
The Shadow of the Wind (zepplin)
Son of a Witch
House of Sand and Fog (Myastone)
The Golden Compass
The Kite Runner (firegirl)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (pakasanelly)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (bluedevils)
The Passion (perfect-circle)
Floating Opera
A Picture of Dorian Grey
World of Love (tqd)
The Little Stranger
The Music of Chance


I've had a bunch of wild catches, but here is a sampler of some of my favorites:

NEW!: When Will There Be Good News? (another quick catch at the airport, and now in Denmark!)
NEW!: What the Dog Saw (caught very quickly, left among the goggles...)
In Search of the Missing Eyelash (caught in one of my favorite peaceful airport release spots)
All Around Town (caught 5 years later... to the day!!)
A Gracious Plenty (a friend gave it to her as a birthday present)
Still Life with Woodpecker (4 years later!)
Saving the World (another airport catch)
Ganja Coast (caught randomly by an already-active bookcrosser)
The Traitor of St. Giles (1 Anonymous finder and two new members, all from one book)
Waking Beauty (2 anonymous finders in two cities and still going)
Atlas Shrugged (A birthday catch)
The Abbot's Gibbet (A Whopping 3 1/2 years later!!)
South of the Border (Themed release caught!)
People, States and Fear (the only one of mine ever journalled and left where it was)
Breakfast of Champions (themed release caught)
Dr. Zhivago (people fighting over the book!)
Way Up (international traveller)
American Gods (another good airport catch)
Wicked Women (got everyone around her involved)
End Game (has been making its rounds...)
Pour Toi (almost a year later!)
Behind the Attic Wall (first catch for a person I later met through bookcrossing and am now friends with!)


Books read in 2013

19. Jingo
18. The Tiger's Wife
17. The Namesake
16. A Visit from the Goon Squad
15. Let's Pretend this Never Happened
14. Sorry, Please, Thank You
13. Objects of Worship
12. 8 ways to bring Fiction to Life
11. Dragons Dawn
10. The Piano Man's Daughter
9. Music for Chamelons
8. Le Bal
7. Three Cups of Tea
6. In the Year of the Flood
5. Gut Symmetries
4. The Discovery of Slowness
3. Oryx and Crake
2. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
1. The Unexpected Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Books read in 2012

39. Shalimar the Clown
38. The Elizabeth Stories
37. Desert Queen: The Biography of Gertrude Bell
36. The Virgin Suicides
35. On Beauty
34. The Book of Illusions
33. Somewhere Towards the End
32. Give me your Heart
31. The Debt to Pleasure
30. Changing Heaven
29. The Sea Captain's Wife
28. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
27. The Cat's Table
26. The Solitude of Prime Numbers
25. Lumila's Broken English
24. The Dew Breakers
23. Cleopatra: A Life
22. Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy through Jokes
21. Hey Nostradamus!
20. The Invention of Solitude
19. The Graveyard Book
18. Slaves of New York
17. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
16. How to be a Woman
15. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
14. Song of Solomon
13: Star Struck
12. Superfreakinomics
11. Cloud Atlas
10. Nothing to Envy: Real lives of People in North Korea
9. The General in his Labyrinth
8. Brave New World
7. Oscar and Lucinda
6. The Accidential Woman
5. Interesting Times
4. The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao
3. The New York Trilogy
2. Kitchen
1. What the Dog Saw

Books read in 2011

42. A Visit from the Goon Squad (looooooooved it!)
41. The Great Fire
40. The Lacuna
39. Nineteen Eighty-four
38. The Fruit Hunters
37. A Partisan's Daughter
36. The Lovely Bones
35. In Search of the Missing Eyelash
34. F**k It: the Ultimate Spiritual Way
33. Mary Swann
32. Men at Arms
31. The Stone Carvers
30. American Gods
29. The Echo Maker
28. On Chesil Beach
27. A Hat Full of Sky
26. The Satanic Verses
25. Equal Rites
24. Moon Palace
23. The Dark Side of the Sun
22. When Will There Be Good News?
21. Reaper Man
20. Quarantine
19. Moving Pictures
18. Fugitive Pieces
17. Unaccustomed Earth
16. The Wee Free Men
15. Brick Lane
14. Thud
13. Night Train to Lisbon
12. To Say Nothing of the Dog
11. Bruxelles Insolite
10. The Music of Chance (bookring)
9. Another Roadside Attraction
8. Elizabeth Costello
7. Affinity
6. The Zombie Survival Guide
5. The Accidental
4. Uncommon Arrangements
3. Tales of the Unexpected
2. Bel Canto
1. Oyster

Books read in 2010

41. Fahrenheit 451
40. The Alchemist
39. Angels and Insects
38. The Little Stranger (bookring)
37. The Truth
36. Indigenous Beasts
35. A Lion Among Men
34. The Blind Assassin
33. The Book of Color
32. A Spot of Bother
31. The Red Passport
30. Villa Incognito
29. Oranges are not the Only Fruit
28. The Sunday Philosophy Club
27. Fear and Trembling
26. Angela's Ashes
25. The Optimists
24. Introducing Einstein
23. Norwegian Wood
22. Tales of the City
21. Morality for Beautiful Girls
20. Conundrum
19. Vernon God Little
18. Mr. Vertigo
17. World of Love
16. The Girl on the Landing
15. Boating for Beginners
14. A Picture of Dorian Gray
13. Jingo
12. Theft: A Love Story
11. The Solitude of Thomas Cave
10. The Secrets of a Fire King
9. The Elegance of the Hedgehog
8. Fragile Things
7. The Tree Bride
6. Autobiography of Red
5. Girl meets boy
4. The Lightning Keeper
3. The Flying Troutmans
2. Wolf Hall
1. Floating Opera

Books read in 2009

Books read in 2008

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