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From Plymouth, Minnesota USA
Age 48
Joined Sunday, August 17, 2003
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If I have a book on my shelf that I have marked as available that would be helpful to you in resurrecting a lost BookRing or BookRay...just send me a quick note, and, for the cost of postage, I will probably be able to help you out!!! :o)

Welcome Items I Will Always Accept · Email Address · Wish List & 1 Page Bookshelf · Personal Notes · Breast Cancer Click & Yahoo Messenger · Most Recently Read Books · Postage Notes · Rays/Rings/Boxes Organized by eriko1908 · Ray/Ring/Box Information · Note about 1st Caught Book · States I've Sent Books To · Books Read 2004 & Beyond · A Prayer for My Day · Happiness

I am always collecting Campbell's Soup Labels, Box Tops for Education, Kemps Give 'em Five Labels/Covers, Land O' Lakes Covers & Tyson A+ Labels (also Minnetonka, MN Cub Foods receipts) for my son's school!! If you have any you would like to pass on, please send a PM for my address!! Thanks!! :o)

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I've set up an alternate email address for BookCrossing if I haven't returned a PM you've sent, email me directly at If you could please include your screenname in the subject line, it would be greatly appreciated. Hope to hear from you!! Thanks!!

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Thanks cliff1976!!

See my bookshelf all on one page!!! Thanks CasualReader!

back to top I've been a member here for over a year now & I still love it as much as I did in the beginning. I can’t believe I’m going to say the following, but I don’t think I’m addicted any longer...guess we’ll see how that pans out...nevertheless I am a whole lot less "addicted" than I used to be -- I believe that is a good thing!! When I last checked in here my TBR pile was sitting around 70, but in the last 5 months I guess you could say it has grown. It is now near 120, but only around 50 of them are books that I’ve received from other BX’ers…my goal is to read all of those first, before I get around to the ones that I have bought for myself...and except for the very rare straying, I seem to be keeping on the road toward that goal. It would be nice to see the size of Mt. TBR shrink a little bit...stranger things have happened!! For anybody that might have been paying attention, you might have noticed that I have not been all that active around the site lately. With my goal being to get through the books that have already been passed on to me, I’ve discovered the easiest way to not accumulate more books is to keep my mouth shut...not easy, but it’s working!! Not that I intend to be rude if somebody asks to send me a book...that would just be wrong, but if I just shut up it seems that the offers start to have a little bit more space between them. I’m not worried though, I know that all the books I want to read will still be around once I’ve finished the pile I’m currently working on!! I've also been keeping kind of quiet in the offering of books...this is mostly because funds are not flowing all that freely lately. I really enjoy passing books on without a cost to others & it is hard for me to not be able to do this as much as I would like to. So, basically it is a matter of sucking up my pride & asking for postage...I’m trying...and someday I hope to be able to mail more steadily once again. Mostly, because I need to pass on the kindness that so many of you have showed to me. I really do love this site & the people that I’ve met here!! I’m part of a Meet-Up group that considers ourselves a “fringe Meet-Up group”, if I can borrow the terminology of RlyLv2Rd. We have a great time when we get together; so much fun it is sometimes scary!! :o) After all of this rambling I believe it is time to say, “That’s all for now, folks!!” I will leave you on the following note: I love to get messages from fellow BookCrossers!! I hope to be hearing from you!! :o)

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Daily Click for Breast Cancer!!

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My Most Recently Read Books:

The Morning After by Suzanne Forster

The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama

Moon Over Lake Elmo by Steve Thayer

The Handyman by Carolyn See

Good Girls Gone Bad by Jillian Medoff

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

Beauty Story by Luke Jennings

My Fake Wedding by Mina Ford

The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker

Going Coastal by Wendy French

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I will mail books out at my own discretion and as part of Rays/Rings/Boxes.

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BookBoxes/Rings/Rays that I Organized:

Pushing 30 --MIA~~last known to be with christine-bpc even though she didn't journal it~~NR to PM's
Goin' Round Again-PERPETUAL BOOKBOX RING --MIA~~last known to be with pambueno even though she didn't journal it~~NR to recent PM's
Pessimisms: Famous (and not so famous) Observations, Quotations, Thoughts, and Ruminations on What to Expect When You're Expecting the Worst
Pushing 30 -- 2nd copy - Replacing copy stalled with christine-bpc

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BookRays/Rings/Boxes that I am signed up for and/or have/am participated/participating in include the following:

( I'm wondering....Proper structure there?)

Orange link indicates completed or received book.

Ice Cream as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe by Billy Sprague Ragamuffin-Rays
Free Drinks for Ladies With Nuts: Delightfully Mangled English by Jane O'Boyle Rampallion
Kiss My Tiara: How to Rule the World As a Smartmouth Goddess by Susan Jane Gilman bassoony
Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman Seferim
Tripping in America: Off the Beaten Track by Bill Thomas Ragamuffin-Rays
The Wisdom of Big Bird: Lessons from a Life in Feathers by Caroll Spinney ellymae58
The Idiot Girls' Action Adventure Club by Laurie Notaro bookaholic1346
Full Tilt by Janet Evanovich have2smile
The Wedding Party by Robyn Carr Wandeca
A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines kiptrix
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross magicwritinggal
Hello Darling, Are You Working? by Rupert Everett Jaremeister
A Girl's Best Friend by Elizabeth Young ShyAnn
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King kayters
Why Girls Are Weird: A Novel by Pamela Ribon tamugrad02
Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About by Mil Millington baaic
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown fizzfred
Chick Lit Perpetual Bookbox Booknose by Allison Rushby kuju
2004 BookBox janagg
Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier kz4ufo
The Fairy Godmother by Mercedes Lackey beachglass
Fluke by Christopher Moore ottoshumato
The Miracle Life of Edgar Mint: A Novel by Brady Udall narfinmagic
Lamb : The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore loopy1
You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss stinalyn
The Good Sister by Diana Diamond casseytara
Happiness by Will Ferguson Earthdance
Slightly Single by Wendy Markham jenvince
Love Struck by Melanie La'Brooy disyc
The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler fsr44
Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde wickedwordz
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger quinnsmom
Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani pjmom8025
Milk Glass Moon by Adriana Trigiani pjmom8025
All Is Vanity by Christina Schwarz sharalsbooks
High Tide by Jude Deveraux casseytara
Vernon God Little by D.B.C. Pierre cestmoi
The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke by Angela Nissel Firegirl
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult RlyLv2Rd
Three Junes by Julia Glass pjmom8025
The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore whokyles
So Many Books, So Little Time by Sarah Nelson Flakes
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell BlossomU
Miss Piggy's Rules by Louise Gikow & Jim Lewis boreal
The Between Boyfriends Book by Cindy Chupack icekween01
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern SCA2003
The Three Miss Margarets by Louise Shaffer LGinder
The Red Hat Club by Haywood Smith Emb

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First book from my bookshelf EVER caught: Airport by Arthur Hailey

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States I've sent books off to:
AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticut • Delaware • FloridaGeorgiaHawaii • Idaho • IllinoisIndianaIowaKansas KentuckyLouisiana MaineMaryland MassachusettsMichigan Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • NebraskaNevada • New Hampshire • New JerseyNew MexicoNew York • North Carolina • North Dakota • OhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth Carolina • South Dakota • TennesseeTexas • Utah • Vermont • VirginiaWashington • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming

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Books Read in 2006

Books Read in 2005

Books Read in 2004

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A Prayer for My Day

Dear God,
So far today, I've done all right. I have
not gossiped or lost my temper. I have
not been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish,
or over-indulgent. I'm very thankful for that.
But, in a few minutes, God, I'm getting out
of bed, and from then on I am probably
going to need a lot more help.

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Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply. Expect little. Give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self - think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.

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