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It is now official. I have joined the ranks of the "pm's sometimes don't reach me." If I do not respond to a pm within a few days (I often do not check my mail on weekends) please send an email. I have an email just for bookcrossing. Please give me a day or two to respond to the email, as I am going to have to train myself to check the extra mail. I can be reached at if anyone is trying to find me.

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Hi, Reading is my favorite thing to do and I read almost everything.

In order to avoid past confusion, I am adding a (somewhat lengthy) note regarding how my shelf is labeled.

Available usually means available for trade/postage. Most of my reserved shelf is recently registered for the "Race to 3 Million Challenge" and not yet sent to it's appropriate shelf. I will get it organized, eventually. Also, I tend not to trade off of my TBR list. What you see here is only a small fraction of that pile and I have no idea when I will finish anything on that list. I'm usually reading 8 or 10 books at a time and I read what I feel like reading when I feel like reading it. Then there are rings, etc. that have to be read in a timely fashion...So...If you really, REALLY want something off of my TBR list for trade/ring send me a PM to discuss-but be prepared to wait (until I read rings etc.) for the book. I'm also open to trades for books not on my wishlist. I could never list every book I'd like to read and your bookshelf could have something totally new and interesting to me. For me, one of the greatest things about bookcrossing is finding new books. I am also willing to trade two mass market/children's paperbacks off of my shelf for one trade paperback off of my wish list. It only seems fair, as the trades on my wishlist are a bit more costly.

I will not PC shelf a book from another bookcrosser without discussing it with them first. Even then, if I can find another copy (through somewhere like paperback swap/used bookstore/sale, etc.) I will release the BC copy. Unless, of course, the book comes my way from pbswap in the first place. In that case, I do feel I may PC the book as I do not believe there can be any expectation of re-release if the book is traded through a site other than bookcrossing/bookrelay.

Finally-if I send a book to you-trade or RABCK-it's yours to do with as you please. I don't care if you trade it/wild release it/keep it just please don't throw it away.

My perm. collection is more like gifts from family, etc., where the words on the pages could be replaced but not the "book." So they have to stay home. However, I will loan (and sometimes ring) these books to bookcrossers that I "know" as it were.

I also collect pop-up books and myth/folklore books. (However, few of those have been listed on my shelf as I'm trying to get my available books up first.)

I'm trying to get my wish list (thanks Cliff1976) up here as well. I know this seems like a long list but there are soooooo many books that I want to read : ) !

This will be a work in progress for some time.

keep reading : )

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rings and more rings ;-)


Ring Guidelines Please:

Please journal book when received.

Please PM the next person on the list for their address before you’re finished. This should move the book along in a more timely fashion.

Please read and pass on in a timely fashion (I understand that we all have other commitments & financial responsibilities. However, if you cannot pass the book along within 4-6 weeks, at least send me a PM that you still have the book. I worry.)

Please add another journal entry and journal the book as “traveling” when you send it to the next person on the list.

Finally, if you wish to be moved down the list for any reason-let me know. I’d rather rearrange the list than see the book stall. Any other problems or concerns, feel free to pm me.

I am willing to add people to rings. order to keep this process as fair as possible, anyone added after the ring ships will go to the end of the list and must be willing to ship anywhere (surface mail is fine.)

I hope that you enjoy the book and thanks for allowing me to share it with you : )

Moonheart by Charles deLint [RING]

Tales From Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett [RING]

Lamb: The Gospel According to Bif, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore [RAY]

The Ghost Orchid by Carol Goodman [Ring]

Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot [RING]



Something Rotten by Jasper FForde [AnOtterChaos]
Cozy Mystery Bookbox [garnetfairy]
The Dark Side of Christian History by Helen Ellerbe [gaysocialworker]
Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen [wyldewomin]
My Point...and I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres [TITurtle1]
Beach Girls by Luanne Rice [Skunkie86]
Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the U.S. by Beppe Severgnini [gaysocialworker]
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser [uofigirl]
The Food of Love by Anthony Capella [Smurphie]
Candyfreak: A Journey through the Sweet Underbelly of America by Steve Almond [BigKat]
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan [trillionorchids]
Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro [AnitaNovel]
Foodie Fiction Bookbox [ILuvToRead2]
Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore [LGinder]
Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy-A Jane Bond Parody [wyldewomin]
Death and Life of Bobby Z by Don Winslow [VH-50]
Judaikitsch: Tchotchkes, Schmattes, and Nosherei by Jennifer Traig, Victoria Traig, & Dwight Eschliman [wyldewomin]
If All Else Fails, Lower Your Expectations. Diary of a Busy Mom by Susan Murphy [LGinder]
“If…” by James Saywell & Evelyn McFarlane [guinaveve]
Female Chauvinist Pigs by Ariel Levy [lolamarie]
jenvince’s Cozy-Mystery Bookbox [jenvince]
A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead by Dennis Mcnally [mnewman]
One For The Money by Janet Evanovich [snowy652]
Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart [Koalabare]
Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson [SheWhoReads]
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith [pennywhistler]
Cozy Mystery Bookbox # 1 [herbwench]
Two For The Dough by Janet Evanovich [snowy652]
Bitter Is the New Black by Jen Lancaster [book-man-8]
The Road to McCarthy by Pete McCarthy [pennywhistler]
Dark Tort by Diane Mott Davidson [katintheboots]
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore [BarterHordes]
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore [LGinder]
A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down by Wifey Nicey [Smurphie]
Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen [BigRTex]
A House in Sicily by Daphne Phelps [rooshill]
Metrogirl by Janet Evanovich [snowy652]
Bill Bryson's African Diary by Bill Bryson [labmomnm]
Tuscany for Beginners by [LindyLouMac]
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before by Tony Horwitz [jherusalem]


Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton [Megami]
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman [wyldewomin]
Sweets: A History of Temptation by Tim Richardson [daemonwolf]
Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank [hunnyb]
The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni [Beebarf]here now
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel [Beebarf]here now,last on ray
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson [reader1107]
Bachelor Brother’s Bed & Breakfast & Bachelor Brother’s Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book by Bill Richardson [MaryZee]
Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie (audio CD) [Smurphie]
Tropical Fish Coloring Book [wyldewomin]
Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World as a SmartMouth Goddess by Susan Jane Gilman [icekween01]

(this isn't as big a list as it seems-some of these aren't due to reach me until early 2007)


I generally make it to the post office only twice a month. Anything weighing over one pound or requiring parcel post or international shipping must await this trip. (If possible, I use Global Priority Shipping envelopes for my international shipping. It's about $1.50 more than "slow boat to China" and delivers in approx. 5-7 days.)

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Read and Release Banned Books in 2006 Challenge
Release Thread for Read and Release Banned Books in 2006 Challenge

I found this list on Libahunt’s bookshelf and decided I loved the idea so much I would add it here.

List of the top 110 banned books (of all time). Bold the ones you’ve read. Italicize the ones you’ve read part of. Underline the ones you specifically want to read (at least some of). Read more. Convince others to read some.

#1 The Bible
#2 Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
#3 Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
#4 The Koran
#5 Arabian Nights
#6 Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
#7 Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
#8 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
#9 Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne(this is a bookcrossing book)
#10 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
#11 The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
#12 Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe(this is a bookcrossing book)
#13 Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
#14 Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
#15 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
#16 Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
#17 Dracula by Bram Stoker
#18 Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
#19 Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
#20 Essays by Michel de Montaigne
#21 Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
#22 History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon
#23 Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
#24 Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
#25 Ulysses by James Joyce
#26 Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio
#27 Animal Farm by George Orwell(this is a bookcrossing book)
#28 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
#29 Candide by Voltaire
#30 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
#31 Analects by Confucius
#32 Dubliners by James Joyce
#33 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
#34 Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway(this is a bookcrossing book)
#35 Red and the Black by Stendhal
#36 Das Capital by Karl Marx In German!
#37 Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
#38 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
#39 Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence
#40 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
#41 Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser
#42 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
#43 Jungle by Upton Sinclair
#44 All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
#45 Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
#46 Lord of the Flies by William Golding
#47 Diary by Samuel Pepys
#48 Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway(this is a bookcrossing book)
#49 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
#50 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
#51 Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
#52 Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant
#53 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
#54 Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmu
#55 Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
#56 Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
#57 Color Purple by Alice Walker
#59 Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke
#60 Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
#61 Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
#62 One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#63 East of Eden by John Steinbeck
#64 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
#65 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
#66 Confessions by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#67 Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
#68 Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
#69 The Talmud
#70 Social Contract by Jean Jacques Rousseau
#71 Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
#72 Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence
#73 American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
#74 Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
#75 Separate Peace by John Knowles
#76 Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath(this is a bookcrossing book)
#77 Red Pony by John Steinbeck
#78 Popol Vuh
#79 Affluent Society by John Kenneth Galbraith
#80 Satyricon by Petronius
#81 James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
#82 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
#83 Black Boy by Richard Wright
#84 Spirit of the Laws by Charles de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
#85 Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
#86 Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
#87 Metaphysics by Aristotle
#88 Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
#89 Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin
#90 Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse
#91 Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
#92 Sanctuary by William Faulkner
#93 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
#94 Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
#95 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
#96 Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
#97 General Introduction to Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud
#98 Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood(this is a bookcrossing book)
#99 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Alexander Brown
#100 Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
#101 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J. Gaines
#102 Emile Jean by Jacques Rousseau
#103 Nana by Emile Zola
#104 Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
#105 Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
#106 Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
#107 Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
#108 The Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
#109 Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
#110 Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

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