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From San Diego, California USA
Age 78
Joined Saturday, February 1, 2003
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 0 974
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White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era by Shelby Steele
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
The Duch House by Ann Patchett
A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle
The Girl Who Wrote in Silk byKelli Estes
Waiting for Eden by Eliot ackerman
After the Wind: Tragedy on Mount Everest by Lou Kasischke

Blind Injustice by Mark Godsey
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova
The Art of Fielding by Paula McLain
A Little Life by Hany Yanagihara
Mrs. ‘arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico
The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody
The Siege by Helen Dunmore
Tomorrow, My Sonby Arlene Lighthall

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin
The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney
A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance by Jonathan Evison
Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Julia Child Rules: Lessons on Savoring Life by Karen Karbo
The Nearness of You by Amanda Eyre Ward
Age of Consent by Marti Leimbach
Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help by Robert Lupton

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life by David R. Dow
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
Reasonable Doubts: The Criminal Justice System and the O.J. Simpson Case by Alan Dershowitz
Crashing Through: A True Story of Risk, Adventure, and the Man Who Dared to See by Robert Kurson
The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure
Inside the O'Briens by Lisa Genova
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
The Cooked Seed by Anchee Min

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro

The Longest Trip Home by John Grogan
Dancing With Rose: Finding Life in the Land of Alzheimers by Lauren Kessler
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Living Without the One You Cannot Live Without by Natasha Josefowitz
I Still Do: Loving and Living With Alzheimer’s by Judith Fox
A Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia by Helen Buell Whitworth
Still Foolin’ Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

I love reading and one of my favorite things in life is sitting on the patio listening to the birds, with a chai tea latte and a good book.

Reading has enriched my life in many ways, so my hope for children everywhere is that they will also discover the world of books. To promote literacy (and just because I enjoy it), I volunteer as a one-on-one reading tutor for second and third graders at a neighborhood school, and I'm a friend of my local library. Other interests include my three cats, browsing antique shops, cross-stitching, playing the piano, going to the theater, and watching "my Padres" play baseball. I'm a frequent traveler and collect bookmarks and souvenir spoons from places I've been.

If you see anything on my available bookshelf that interests you, let me know - - we might be able to arrange a trade, especially if you have a book on my wish list. I am out of town quite often, however, so if you don't get an immediate response to a PM, please be patient. As much as I'm tempted, I don't participate in bookrings or bookrays - - I'm never sure when I'll be able to get to a book, and I hate the thought of someone else wanting it while it sits at the post office waiting for me to return to town.

All the people on my friends list are bookcrossers who have sent me books or have followed through with their end of the bargain in arranging a trade.
stringofpearls - American Dirt, a book from my wishlist
eponine38 - The Last Runaway, a book from my wishlist
Southernfryed - The Wind is Not a River, a book from my wishlist
spoiledrotten - Educated, part of a trade
whiskeyjane - Nights of Rain and Stars, a surprise RABCK
book_drunkard - Armageddon, part of a trade
Southernfryed- a trade she requested, plus 3 other books
bookstogive - an RABCK box of books
nakipa - Veronika Decides to Die, an RABCK
jlc4056 - What is the What, an RABCK from my wishlist
booklady331 - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You I'm Sorry, an RABCK from my wishlist
Hanrahan-Suidy - The Japanese Lover, an RABCK from my wishlist
erishkigal - My Story, an RABCK from my wishlist
iwillrejoice - Rogue Lawyer, an RABCK from my wishlist
Hanrahan-Suidy - Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter - a RABCK from my wishlist
ciloma - Away - an RABCK from my wishlist, plus 3 other books
andrea99 - All Quiet on the Western Front, an RABCK from my wishlist
ghir - World's Strongest Librarian, an RABCK from my wishlist, and some chocolate covered macadamia nuts
T02S03B11D20 - Saving Cascadia - an RABCK that's been on my wishlist since 2010
ghir - Gulp and Honolulu two RABCKs from my wishlist
MmeClinton - Quiet - an RABCK from my wishlist
etherea - The Rosie Project - an RABCK from my wishlist, along with a couple of bookmarks
HI77 - Highest Tide, Family Man, and Drawing in the Dust - books from my wishlist
lauraloo29 - Possession, an RABCK
ghir - an extra book included in a trade she arranged
bookbirds - The Dinner, an RABCK from my wishlist
JDT - Me Before You, an RABCK from my wishlist
KarenLea - Gone Girl, an RABCK from my wishlist
ciloma - 3 additional books, along with a trade I requested
HI77 - 3 books from my wishlist
Herchelle - Secret Daughter, a book from my wishlist
Plum-Crazy - personalized bookmarks
pumpkinpussycat - handmade bookmark for my birthday
tabby-cat-owner - The Usual Rules, an RABCK

*indicates I've made a wild release here

Afghanistan, *Albania, Argentina, *Australia, *Austria, *Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, *Bulagria, *Canada, *China, *Croatia, *Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, *Estonia, Finland, *France, *Germany, *Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, *Hungary, India, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, *Italy, Lithuania, Malaysia, *Mexico, *Montenegro, *Morocco, Nepal, *Netherlands, *New Zealand, *Northern Ireland, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, *Portugal, *Romania, *Russia, Scotland, *Serbia, Singapore, *Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, *Spain, *Sweden, *Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, *United States of America, Virgin Islands, Wales

Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, *Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

United States
Alabama, Alaska, *Arizona, Arkansas, *California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, *Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, *Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, *Utah, *Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

I want to release a book to every state, so if you live in Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, or Vermont, please contact me with your address and the name of a book from my available list that you would like, and I'll send it to you.


Books Acquired - 13
by gift, purchase, trade, or RABCK

Total Books Released - 13
RABCKS sent - 13
Released in wild- 0
Trades- 0

Total Books Read - 100
Fiction- 66
Nonfiction- 34
Biographies/memoirs- 21
Classics- 0
1001 books- 4
Audiobooks - 1
Early Reviewer - 4

EYCLady - Artemis Fowl, Journey and White House Kids - RABCK mailed 10/8/12
MyChildsCloset - A Widow for One Year and Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name - RABCK mailed 8/15/12 (no response to PM)
flewry - Cheap Cabernet - RABCK mailed 2/7/11 (lost in mail)
RockBird - Notes From a Small Island - RABCK mailed 4/28/08 (received per PM)
akashafamily - This Side of Innocence - RABCK mailed 12/03/07 (appears to be lost in mail)
Genielady - Where She Came From - RABCK mailed 7/1/06 (lost in mail)
MN-reads - Symbols at Your Door - RABCK mailed (received per pm on 2/20/07)
Billythekid - Hunt for Red October - RABCK mailed 6/22/06 (received per pm on 7/28/06)
Enlith - The Art and Power of Being a Lady - RABCK mailed 2/2006

biisbsw - History of Love - trade 6/9/12
spaceystacey - As the Crow Flies - RABCK 2/23/09
book-spy - Seinlanguage - trade 4/3/08
fanclub - Red Scarf Girl - RABCK 4/26/07
Eilan86 - Last Man Standing - 12/21/05
Wordster - The Firebird - 6/2/05
Hesperos - I, Judas - trade 5/4/05

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