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Age 37
Joined Friday, August 7, 2009
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 0 149
released in the wild 0 134
controlled releases 0 40
releases caught 0 59
controlled releases caught 0 36
books found 0 87
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new member referrals 0 0
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Extended Profile

Welcome BookCrossing Friends!

Stuff I post on my profile: my current reads, challenges (such as pages read, 1001 books, etc.), and my favorite books read in each year. I go through cycles of reading a lot and then taking breaks (from both reading and BookCrossing). I'm a new mom and my reading time has drastically decreased please bear with me. :)



2014 & 2015 Pages Read Challenge: Complete fail. We moved and I became a mom. Trying to adjust to life. Hopefully will participate in 2016.

2013 Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 18,000 pages
YTD Total: 6,826 pages = 37.9% of goal

2012 Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 18,000 pages
YTD Total: 13,295 pages = 73.8% of goal

2011 Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 15,000 pages
YTD Total: 16,101 pages = 107% of goal

2010 Pages Read Challenge
Goal: 15,000 pages
Total: 13,600 pages = 90.6% of goal completed!

A-Z New Authors Read & Release Challenge
Here's the challenge thread where I'll post. Send me a PM if you're participating and want to trade books.

2012 Reduce Mount TBR Challenge
It's my first time participating in this challenge. Goal: read 25 books from my Mt TBR.

1001-Books to read before you die:
2013 Goal: Read five "1001-books" (i.e. somewhat achievable for me).
1) Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

2012 Goal: Actually read ten "1001-books" this year. Complete fail!

2011 Goal: Read ten "1001-books"...only read 5.
1) Erewhon by Samuel Butler.
2) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
3) The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
4) The Wonderful O by James Thurber
5) The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

2010 Goal: Read ten "1001-books"...but only read six.
1) Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
2) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
3) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4) Through the looking-glass, and what Alice found there by Lewis Carroll
5) Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
6) The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

My Favorite Books Read in 2013
Unravel Me by Tehereh Mafi
City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by Robin LaFevers
Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

My Favorite Books Read in 2012
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Crossed by Ally Condie
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

My Favorite Books Read in 2011
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins.
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Matched by Ally Condie
Wolves, Boys, & Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler.
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

My Favorite Books Read in 2010!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

On the List for these Book Rings/Rays:

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (News-Hound)

Past Book Rings/Rays: Thanks for sharing!
Moon Shell Beach: A Novel by Nancy Thayer (sherrisue76)
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron (Bluestocking88)
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (sherrisue76)
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman (kerbam1421)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (galleycat)
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Jonniboi)
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen (perryfran)
Manga/Graphic Novel Bookbox! (k00kaburra)
Erewhon by Samuel Butler (perryfran)
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (grubsneerg)
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman (perryfran)

HOORAY! My first two true wild releases were caught by an anonymous finder:" target="_blank">Shoot Him If He Runs (Stone Barrington) by Stuart Woods 11/22/10" target="_blank">The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz 11/22/10

My Favorite Manga: Alice in the Country of Hearts, Black Bird, Library Wars, Vampire Knight, Crescent Moon, Alice 19th, Crimson Hero, Tokyo Mew Mew.

Most of the manga I read is from the public library and I don't include most of the manga I read in my pages read challenge stats.

Updated: 9/9/15

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