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Joined Tuesday, July 6, 2004
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books registered 8 2,183
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If you are interested in joining my book rings/rays for the following books, please PM me.
Seal Island, Kate Brallier
The Map of Love, Ahdaf Soueif
The Dream of Scipio, Iain Pears
Good in Bed, Jennifer Weiner
Beyond Innocence, Emma Holly (stalled?? with Meryl662001??) :(
The Virgin's Lover, Philippa Gregory (stalled? with lilb4??):(
The Book of Illusions, Paul Auster with jjlanes)Started up again thanks to Cat207, link is
Heart of the Night, Barbara Delinsky
Fortune's Rocks, Anita Shreve (stalled? with Kotus123)
Affinity, Sarah Waters Journal link:
The Adultery Club, Tess Stimson
Gypsy Masala, Preethi Nair
Lord Perfect, Loretta Chase
Welcome to the Bangkok Slaughterhouse, Father Joe Maier
Strange Meeting, Susan Hill:
Don't Shout at the Guns, Lawrence Harris:
Books, Baguettes and Bedbugs, Jeremy Mercer LOST?? posted by Pell in May 09, never arrived. :(
Keeping Faith, Jodi Picoult:

Obviously I adore books, otherwise I probably wouldn't be here. When people come into my house their first reaction is often, "wow, you have a lot of books!" And I have to decide whether to tell them about the books upstairs, or in the boxes in my attic too. I haven't had much luck with my wild releases, so I am interested in trading. Not all my books are stored in the same place, so you would have to check with me if the books are available right away or only when I travel to the place they're stored.
I'm a big Margaret Atwood fan, I also like Alison Lurie (appreciate that her narrative voice is so different from book to book), Amy Tan, Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Robertson Davies, Faye Kellerman, Donna Leon, Marge Piercy, Dick Francis, C.S.Lewis, Bill Bryson... etc. Also Henry James, Edith Wharton, Shakespeare, Ferlinghetti, e.e. cummings, and so many more. I realize I haven't registered many of these authors... until recently I thought you should only register books you were interested or willing to get rid of or pass on.
Very recently I have gotten hooked on light fiction (historical romance and the like). Particular favorites: Lisa Kleypas, Liz Carlyle, Nicole Jordan, Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Susan Johnson, Emma Holly, Julia Quinn, Johanna Lindsey, Jane Feather, Gaelen Foley...Some are keepers, but I will usually lend or send on bookrings even my keepers, many are for trade.

Thanks so much to the wonderful bookcrossers who have sent me RABCKs (I've tried to send on my share as well, swings and roundabouts and all that).... I now wish I had recorded them here, but I didn't start when I first received them and so it feels a bit tacky to name some people and not everyone - and I'd be hardpressed to come up with a list without forgetting anyone. Thank you all.

The following are the bookrings/rays I have participated in (read and sent on):
Kinsale, Laura: Flowers from the Storm
Balogh, Mary: Silent Melody
Bianchini, Martin, Kendrick:Christmas Affairs
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Fantasy Lover
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Night Pleasure
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Night Embrace
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Dance with the Devil
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Kiss of the Night
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Night Play
Carlyle, Liz: My False Heart
Bradley, Shelley: Bound and Determined
Foley, Gaelen:The Duke
Foley, Gaelen: Lord of Fire
Foley, Gaelen: Lord of Ice
Aston, Elizabeth: Mr Darcy's Daughters
Sparks,Kerrilyn:How to marry a Millionaire Vampire
Layton, Edith: Lord of Dishonor
Roberts, Nora: Spellbound
Davidson, Mary Janice: Undead and Unwed
Donovan, Susan: He Loves Lucy
Hodapp, Margaret: Hidden Legacy
Stuart, Anne: Hidden Honor
Garver, Samantha: One night to sin
Chadwick, Elizabeth:The Love Knot
Bacall, Lauren: Now
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Seize the Night
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Sins of the night
Kenyon, Sherrilyn: Unleash the Night
Medeiros, Teresa: One Night of Scandal
Foley, Gaelen: Lady of Desire
Foley, Gaelen: Devil takes a Bride
Foley, Gaelen: One Night of Sin
Davidson, Mary Janice: Undead and Unemployed
Ashley, Amanda: A Whisper of Eternity
MacGregor, Kinley: Sword of Darkness
Weiner, Jennifer: Good in Bed
MacAlister, Katie: You Slay Me
Davidson, Mary Janice: Undead and Unappreciated
Balogh, Mary: Dark Angel
Ivey, Carolan: Beaudry's Ghost
Brockway, Connie: McClairen's Isle Trilogy (The Passionate One, The Reckless One, The Ravishing One)
Grant, Susan: Contact
MacAlister,Katie:Fire Me Up
Gregory, Phillipa: The Wise Woman
Squires, Susan: Sacrament
Dunant, Sarah: Birth of Venus
Gellis,Roberta:Lucrezia Borgia & the Mother of Poisons
Bangs, Nina: The Pleasure Master
Alexander, Hill, Joy & McFather: The Night Before Christmas
Helen Bianchin, Lucy Gordon, Rebecca Winters: Coming Home for Christmas
Quan, Tracy: Diary of a Married Call Girl
Hiaasen, Carl: Skinny Dip
Weiner, Jennifer: Goodnight Nobody
Butcher, Jim: Storm Front
Sands, Lynsay: Bite Me if You Can
Davidson, Mary Janice: Sleeping with the Fishes
Quan, Tracy: Diary of a Manhatten Call Girl
Shreve, Anita: The Weight of Water
Hooper, Kay: Once a Thief
Hooper, Kay: Always a Thief
Kenney, Susan: In Another Country
Kane, Andrea: I'll be Watching You
Kelly, Kaye: Cross the River to Home
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth: Natural Born Charmer
Kostova, Elizabeth: The Historian
Hiaasen, Carl: Skin Tight
McCray, Cheyenne: Wildfire
McCray, Cheyenne: Wildcat
Chung, Kyusun:The Yankee Girl
Feehan,Shayne,Holly & Knight: Hot Blooded
Roth, Philip: Everyman
Chapman, Janet: The Seductive Imposter
Chapman, Janet: The Dangerous Protector
Belle de Jour: The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl
Belle de Jour: The Further Adventures of a London Call Girl
Sparks, Nicholas: True Believer
Sparks, Nicholas: At First Sight
Gabaldon, Diana: Outlander
Tejpal, Tarun: The Alchemy of Desire
Waddell, Colette: Through the Eyes of a Survivor
Blair, Annette: The Kitchen Witch
Anonymous: The Bride Stripped Bare
Roberts, Nora: Montana Sky
See, Lisa: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Forster, Suzanne: While She Was Sleeping
Trollope, Joanne: A Spanish Lover
Glass, Suzanne: The Interpreter
Capella, Anthony: The Food of Love
Nair,Preethi: Gypsy Masala
Deveraux, Jude: The Velvet Promise
Deveraux, Jude: Highland Velvet
Donoghue, Emma: Stir-Fry
Satrapi, Marjane: Embroideries
Miller, Linda Lael: Springwater
Miller, Linda Lael: Rachel
Crusie, Jennifer: Anyone But You
Hendricks, Judith R.: The Baker's Apprentice
Harris, Charlaine: Last Scene Alive
Reese, Laura: Topping from Below
Miller, Linda Lael: Savannah
Miller, Linda Lael: Miranda
Miller, Linda Lael: Jessica
Miller, Linda Lael: A Springwater Christmas
Leith, Prue: The Gardener
Leigh, Lora: Forbidden Pleasure
Chandra, Vikram: Sacred Games
Ectstut, Arselle: Pride and Promiscuity
Waters, Sarah: Night Watch
Eugenides, Jeffrey: The Virgin Suicides
Pessl, Marisha: Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa: The Dirty Girls Social Club
Robson,Lucia St Clair: The Tokaido Road
Howell, Hannah etc: His Immortal Embrace
Meyer, Stephenie: Twilight
Bryson, Bill: Shakespeare: The World as a Stage
Deveraux, Jude: Velvet Song
Deveraux, Jude: Velvet Angel
Banks, Leanne: Underfoot
Rose, Karen: I'm Watching You
Rose, Karen: Have You Seen Her?
Novak, Brenda: Dead Silence
Novak, Brenda: Dead Giveaway
Picoult, Jodi: Salem Falls
Gregory, Philippa: The Boleyn Inheritance
Arthur, Keri: Full Moon Rising
Gabaldon, Diana: Dragonfly in Amber
Chapman, Janet: The Stranger in Her Bed
Frank, Dorothea Benton: Sullivan's Island
Maier, Joe: Welcome to the Bangkok Slaughterhouse
Picoult, Jodi: Vanishing Acts
Shah, Saira: The Storyteller's Daughter
Hawkins, Karen: How to Treat a Lady
Hawkins, Karen: An Affair to Remember
Kovetz, Lisa Beth: The Tuesday Erotica Club
Davidson, MaryJanice; Holly, Emma; Taylor, Vickie; Spangler, Catherine : Demon's Delight
Spindler, Erica: Forbidden Fruit
Gabaldon, Diana: Voyager
Roberts, Nora: Morrigan's Cross
Akhil, Shalini: The Bollywood Beauty
Picoult, Jodi: Picture Perfect
Sofer, Dalia: The Septembers of Shiraz
Kingston, Beryl: Neptune's Daughter
Lebert, Stephan & Norbert: My Father's Keeper
Latifa: My Forbidden Face
Ironside, Virginia: No, I Don't Want to Join a Bookclub!
Davidson, Mary Janice: Swimming without a Net
Feehan, Christine: Magic in the Wind
Jones, Kristin; Jones, Celeste; Buhring, Juliana: Not Without my Sister
Wilde, Oscar: Stories for Children
Townsend, Sue: Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman
Jaivin, Linda: Eat Me
Delinsky, Barbara: Family Tree
Picoult, Jodi: My Sister's Keeper
Hiaasen, Carl: Hoot
Mortensen,Greg & Relin, David Oliver: Three Cups of Tea
St Clair-Robson, Lucia: Ride the Wind
Higgins, Kristan: Fools Rush In
Meyer, Stephenie: The Host
Ten Boom, Corrie: The Hiding Place
Feehan, Christine: Twilight Before Christmas
Turner, Steve: A Hard Day's Write
Jacobs, Harriet: Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
Kinsella, Sophie: Remember Me?
Donahue, Keith: The Stolen Child
Chapman, Janet: The Seduction of his Wife
Roberts, Nora: Blood Brothers
Morpurgo, Michael: Kensuke's Kingdom
Winton, Tim: Cloudstreet
Amirrezvani, Anita: The Blood of Flowers
Matthews, Patricia: Love Forever More
Cezair-Thompson, Margaret: The Pirate's Daughter
Roberts, Nora: Dance of the Gods
Roberts, Nora: Valley of Silence
Lanchester, John: The Debt to Pleasure
Burney, Fanny: Evelina
de Rosnay, Tatiana: Sarah's Key
Evanovich, Janet: Naughty Neighbor
Feehan, Christine: Oceans of Fire
Judd, Natasha: Lessons to Learn
Henry de Tessan, Christina: Expat: Women's True Tales of Life Abroad
Foster, Lori; Denison, Janelle; Kauffman, Donna: I love Bad Boys
Ahern, Cecilia: PS, I Love You
Feehan, Christine: Dangerous Tides
Kenyon, Ashley, Handeland, & Banks: Stroke of Midnight
Banks, Kenyon, Squires & Thompson: Love at First Bite
Wickham, Madeleine: Desirable Residence
Dryansky, Joanne & Gerry: Fatima's Good Fortune
Jones, Jan: Stage by Stage
Brown, Rita Mae: Rubyfruit Jungle
Feehan, Christine: Safe Harbour
Bryson, Bil: Neither Here nor There
Picoult, Jodi: Change of Heart
Santos, Marisa de los: Love Walked In
Picoult, Jodi: Keeping Faith
Feehan, Christine: Turbulent Sea
Picoult, Jodi: Mercy
Deng etc: They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky
Macomber, Debbie: 16 Lighthouse Road
Macomber, Debbie: 206 Rosewood Lane
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Rennison, Louise: Angus, Thongs & Full Frontal Snogging
Larsson, Stieg: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Howard, Linda: Cover of Night
Miles, Rosalind: The Knight of the Sacred Lake
Kenner, O'Reilly, Davis: Hell on Heels
Satrapi, Marjane: Persepolis 2
Houston Wakatsuki, Jeanne: Farewell to Manzanar
Quinn, Julia: What Happens in London
Guitteriez, Juan Pedro: Tropical Animal
De, Shobhaa: Bollywood Nights
Wiener, Jennifer: In Her Shoes
Keesey, Pam (ed.): Women Who Run with the Werewolves
Albert, Alexa: Brothel
Bowen, Rhys: Her Royal Spyness
Feehan, Christine: Hidden Currents
Noble, Elizabeth: Things I want my Daughters to Know
Colin, Beatrice: The Luminous Life of Lily Aphrodite
......there are many more, but with the new site I have enough stress to not want to bother up-dating this!

WISHLIST (tip of the iceberg...)
Dorothy Dunnet: The Lymond Chronicles
Lord Carew's Bride;
Tempting Harriet;
Carla Kelly: Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand;
The Lady's Companion;
Libby's London Merchant
Ornela Vorpsi: Il paese dove si non muore mai (in Italian, French or English)
Ellora's Cave or Black Lace series..
(for starters...)

My rings which have come home safely (and could possibly travel again):
My Steadfast Heart, Jo Goodman (now traded)
My Reckless Heart, Jo Goodman (now traded)
With All My Heart, Jo Goodman (now traded)
The Devil You Know, Liz Carlyle
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
His Wicked Kiss, Gaelen Foley
Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood Journal link:
Isabel's Daughter, Judith Ryan Hendricks
The Fig Eater, Jody Shields
Mr. Impossible, Loretta Chase

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