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From Marcus, Iowa USA
Age 54
Joined Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 980
released in the wild 0 917
controlled releases 0 0
releases caught 0 197
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books found 0 95
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new member referrals 0 19
forum posts 0 869
Extended Profile

Please note: I've changed my username from saidenuj to juniebug. The old username may still appear in some journal entries.

Last updated: October 6, 2011

No cause to ever be bored if there's a book in the house! I was born to read it seems. I can remember getting "busted" at age 10 (or so) for reading with a flashlight under my blankets after bedtime. I also distinctly remember wondering WHY my parents got so upset because I was **reading**! There were certainly worse infractions that I could have been guilty of, after all. Sleep? Who needs sleep?

I am always willing to trade books. Anything on my AVL or TBR shelves is open to trade (unless it's part of a ring or ray). I prefer to ship US/CAN only, but will consider other int'l shipping on a case-by-case, as-finances-permit basis. Once you receive a book from me - it's YOURS! Do whatever you want with it; trade it, ring it, release it, PC it... it's completely up to you.

My bookshelf does not necessarily reflect my personal taste in books. I've been given a lot of books that I have no desire to read so I pass them on. I purchase a lot of books whenever I can find them cheap enough and I pass them on. Occasionally a particular genre may lose its appeal to me so I purge my TBR pile and I pass them on.


My Wishlist:
(thanks to Cliff1976)

I also have a wishlist at Amazon and I'm registered at RABCK.com. Thanks!


Great Books I Never Would Have Found Without BookCrossing

The Student Conductor by Robert Ford
Kate Vaiden by Reynolds Price
Replay by Ken Grimwood
The Pilot's Wife by Anita Shreve

Currently Reading:


My Wild Releases That Have Been Caught & Journaled:


Bookrings & Bookrays I'm In:
Once I've completed my reading & mailing, the book will be removed from this list and moved to the scrollbox below.

Title of book (ring or ray)- hosted by - my position - current position

Aquamarine (ray) - RedheadRaye - 8 - on the way to 6 - appears to be stalled since 7/06

How to Make an American Quilt (ring) - BrooklinBrat - 6 - Done reading! Waiting for mailing info from the next reader.

I, Lucifer (ray) - molekilby - 13 - 4 - appears to be stalled since 8/07

Lifeguard (ray) - sissyrun - 2 - on the way to 1 - appears to be stalled since 10/07

Running With Scissors (ring) - dospescados - 7 - on the way to 5 - appears to be stalled since 9/06

The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success (ring) - Quez45 - 6 - 3 - appears to be stalled since 5/06


Bookrings/Rays/Boxes I Have Completed:


Bookrings & Bookrays I'm Hosting:

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Participants in this US only ring:

1. queensknob / VA *
2. dospescados / NY <--- currently here (appears to be stalled since 6/06)
3. Quez45 / NJ
4. Chryso / MI
5. collectorkerri / IL
6. MysteryMish / CA
7. rebeccaljames / OH

back to me: juniebug


Predator by Patricia Cornwell

Participants in this INT'L ray:

1. rebeccaljames / OH to US ONLY *
2. lisabb2 / IA to US ONLY *
3. Luintaurien / NE to INT'L <------- currently here (appears to be stalled since 7/06)
4. boomda181 / CAN to INT'L
5. dopsis / Australia to INT'L
6. boirina / Portugal


The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Participants in this US only ray:

1. azuki / FL *
2. k00kaburra / CA *
3. rebeccaljames / OH *
4. booklady123 / CO *
5. littlemoonbeam / NY <-------- currently here (appears to be permanently stalled)
6. greystonegirl16 / NC


The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures: 1001 Things You Hate to Love by Sam Stall and Lou Harry

Participants in this INT'L ring:

1. Caridad / FL *
2. tammysavala / MO to US or CAN <---- on the way here (appears to be permanently stalled)
3. debnance / TX to INT'L
4. kobie03 / CAN to CAN or US
5. aunt-sophie / CAN to INT'L
6. katfysh / AUS to INT'L
7. vanilla79 / Spain to Europe
8. DianeO / UK to INT'L

back to me: juniebug



The Auctioneer by Joan Samson


Ray-It-Forward & Roaming RABCK Books

These are books that I accepted from other BCers with the understanding that after reading them, I would pass them along to some other BCer with the same understanding. With any luck, these books will just keep traveling & traveling...

Dakota Home by Debbie Macomber currently with rosiewhippet
The Autobiography of Santa Claus by Jeff Guinn currently with peachy93722
Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen currently with Lei510


RABCKs I've Given:
...to other BCers. This list does not include the many books I've given to friends and family who are not (yet) signed up for bookcrossing.
* some were drawings, some were from wishlists, some were "just because" *



Ratings list stolen from other BookCrossers:

10: Excellent. This book has impacted me deeply, or has simply been a pure delight to read.
9: Great book - just a nitpick stands between it and a 10.
8: Good, solid book that I would recommend to others.
7: Good book, but it didn't grab me in a big way.
6: Decent, but not my type of book.
5: Maybe somebody else would like this. I didn't.
4: Only OK. Barely worth reading. The line between taking it and leaving it is very thin.
2-3: Has major problems. I don't recommend it.
1: It's hard to imagine anyone liking this book.


I wish I was as well traveled as my books!

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