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Age 56
Joined Friday, May 23, 2003
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If you found one of my books, I hope you enjoy it and the BookCrossing site/community.

It is my 19th year with BookCrossing. I enjoy trading and wild releasing. Although the only wild releases I have done since the pandemic are in Little Free Libraries. Thanks to all the LFL stewards out there!

The books on my shelf don't necessarily reflect my tastes. People give me books and I often buy random bags of books at book sales. I used to love doing themed releases.

I mostly read fiction. Here are some of my favorite books in no particular order: This Tender Land, A Man Called Ove, Cutting for Stone, Gone Girl, The Double Bind, Big Stone Gap, Evening Class, The Glass Lake, Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Thirteenth Tale, Bel Canto, My Sister's Keeper, I Capture the Castle, White Oleander, A Painted House, Five Quarters of the Orange, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Pillars of the Earth, The Art of Racing in the Rain, Angela's Ashes, Time and Again, The Joy Luck Club.

Some of my favorite series are the Donna Andrews Meg Lanslow mysteries, the Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle, Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series, The Monkeewrench series by P.J. Tracy, and the No. 1 Ladies' Detective series by Alexander McCall Smith.

Hopefully that gives you somewhat of an idea of what I like to read. I love recommendations, so let me know if there is anything you think I'd enjoy!

For Holiday Gift Giving/Birthday Group, here are some of the things I like:

Member created (or any!) bookplates are always nice
Re-use labels
Decorative envelopes/pouches/boxes for storing/organizing things
Anything to help me keep organized
Dark Chocolate (or any tasty treats)

Some books I've enjoyed watching travel:

Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs:
A Dog's Life:
Do Fish Drink Water?:
The Museum Guard:
Keishas Mystery Maze

STALLED Bookring:

Beat This! Cookbook by Ann Hodgman

Happy Reading and Releasing!

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