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wingtime-travelerwing

From Peekskill, New York USA
Joined Monday, January 19, 2004
Recent Book Activity
Statistics
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 1,358
released in the wild 2 1,294
controlled releases 0 120
releases caught 0 216
controlled releases caught 0 113
books found 1 270
tell-a-friend referrals 0 69
new member referrals 0 33
forum posts 5 4,519
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We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
-Jeremy Irons

She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
~ Louisa May Alcott



I love to read well written time-travel and past-lives fiction. Some of my favorites...Time and Again by Jack Finney, Passage by Connie Willis, Kindred by Octavia Butler, The House On The Strand by Daphne Du Maurier, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson and Richard Matheson's Bid Time Return (aka Somewhere in Time). One Christmas my husband gave me a first edition copy of Bid Time Return, and it is one of my favorite gifts. Distant Music by Lee Langley is probably my all-time favorite novel.

I collect paper bookmarks. I have a unique collection and I store them in a small, vintage card catalog cabinet that I acquired when my library was getting rid of them once computerized cataloging came along. It's a fun hobby. I also collect small snowmen for winter decorating, and small fairies for spring & summer decorating.

Currently reading:




Books read in 2019:

January
1. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (library book - 8/10 stars)
2. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anitia Loos (library book, 8/10 stars)
3. Don't Sing at the Table by Adriana Trigiani (hoopla, 9/10 stars)
4. Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring (library book, 8/10 stars)
February
5. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
6. Time Out of Joint by Philip K. Dick (library book, 7/10 stars)
7. Everything Under by Daisy Johnson (library book, 7/10 stars)
8. The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster
9. How to Think Like a Cat by Stephane Garnier (hoopla, 9/10)
10. The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman
March
11. The Dry by Jane Harper (library book, 8/10 stars)
April
12. The Stories of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury
May
13. The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams
14. Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore
14. Testimony by Anita Shreve (library book, 8/10 stars)
June
15. Backroads Boss Lady by Jessi Roberts
July
16. The Traitor's Wife by Allison Pataki
17. The Sisters Brothers
18. Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto (Bookray)
August
19. A Spool of Blue Thread
20. The Summer Everything Melted
21. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
22. The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
September
23. Black Dogs by Ian McEwan
October
24. We have Always Live in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (library book, 6/10 stars)


Participating in:
-ekorren's 2019 52 Towns in 52 Weeks Release Challenge
-DragonGoddess' 2019 Tick Tock Challenge


CATCHES in 2019:
1. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
2. The Red Garden
3. The Sisters Brothers
4. The Traitor's Wife

Number of my wild releases that have been caught:
2004 - 15 - My first wild release resulted in my first catch!
2005: 21
2006: 29
2007: 11
2008: 12
2009: 09
2010: 16
2011: 13
2012: 05
2013: 03
2014: 07
2015: 05
2016: 01
2017: 07
2018: 00
2019: 04

Number of books I've caught in the wild:
2004: 1
2005: 2
2006: 5...this is my all-time favorite catch because I found it unexpectedly.
2007: 4
2008: 0
2009: 0
2010: 0
2011: 1
2012: 0
2013: 0
2014: 0
2015: 2
2016: 0
2017: 0
2018: 3
2019: 1

# of books read
2004: 55
2005: 101
2006: 82
2007: 63
2008: 67
2009: 70
2010: 43
2011: 35
2012: 24
2013: 22
2014: 20
2015: 17
2016: 32
2017: 31
2018: 105
2019:

Challenges I've hosted:
Lucky Sevens Release Challenge - 07/07/07
Crazy Eights Release Challenge - 08/01/08 through 08/08/08

To The Nines Release Challenge - 09/01/09 through 09/09/09
Perfect 10 Release Challenge - 10/01/10 through 10/10/10
11/11/11: The Eleventh Hour Salute - 11/01/11 through 11/11/11
12 For 12 Release Challenge - 12/01/12 through 12/12/12

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