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Age 42
Joined Sunday, March 21, 2004
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Extended Profile
Our little bundle of joy arrived early, on Dec. 22, 2008 :) Since then, needless to say, my life has been drastically different!! I don't know how much I'll keep up with BC for a while, but I hope to get back into it someday!

Hello Fellow Book Lovers!
I am so enjoying being a member of BookCrossing! The library, and bookstores - both new and used, have always been some of my favorite places. So when I found out that I could make new friends who are fans of literature here, I jumped at the chance to join!
A little bit about me... I grew up in a small town, went to college in a small town, and moved to another small town with my husband right after college. Now we've moved to Philadelphia - not exactly a small town!! But I'm really enjoying it. So we rented a house, me, him, and our fuzzy baby Toby-the-cat, and we're starting a new adventure! I look forward especially to getting more involved with releasing books in the wild, and maybe even going to a meet-up to actually meet some other BC'ers!
My favorite books to read vary from mysteries to chick lit, and especially popular fiction. I always have a stack of things waiting to be read!
I am very willing to trade, so feel free to PM me and ask about anything marked available on my shelf! (Though right now I can only ship within the US.)
Have a great day, and happy reading!! :)

My PM's have been unreliable lately... if you are trying to reach me and cannot, feel free to email me at bluelady17 at aim dot com. Thanks!

In 2005 I completed 81 books!! In 2006 my goal was 52, and I completed 56! In 2007, I hoped for 52 books, and completed 60!

2011 Books Read:
1. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle - David Wroblewski^

2010 Books Read:
18. Captivating - John and Stasi Eldredge
17. Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen^
16. Mothering Your Nursing Toddler - Norma Jane Bumgarner
15. Baby Catcher - Peggy Vincent
14. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
13. The Science of Parenting - Margot Sunderland
12. The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Elizabeth Pantley
11. The Happiest Toddler on the Block - Harvey Karp
10. The Scientist in the Crib - Alison Gopnik
9. If I Could Ask God Anything - Kathryn Slattery
8. Cleaving - Julie Powell
7. The Complete Persepolis - Marjane Satrapi
6. Why You Say It - Webb Garrison
5. Best Friends Forever - Jennifer Weiner
4. The Darkest Evening of the Year - Dean Koontz
3. The Last Song - Nicholas Sparks
2. It Sucked and then I Cried - Heather Armstrong
1. Into the Minds of Babes - Lisa Guernsey

2009 Books Read:
20. The Nasty Bits - Anthony Bourdain
19. The Jane Austen Book Club - Karen Joy Fowler
18. How To Be Good - Nicholas Hornby
17. Handle With Care - Jodi Picoult
16. My Enemy's Cradle - Sara Young
15. Kabul Beauty School - Deborah Rodriguez
14. Finger Lickin Fifteen - Janet Evanovich
13. Good Grief - Lolly Winston
12. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
11. Fearless Fourteen - Janet Evanovich
10. The Shack - William P. Young
9. Naughty Neighbor - Janet Evanovich
8. Love Works Like This - Lauren Slater
7. Reunion - Alan Lightman
6. The Wonder Weeks - Hetty Banderijt and Frans Plooij
5. The Baby Book - Drs. Sears
4. Baby 411 - Ari Brown and Denise Fields
3. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See
2. The Faraday Girls - Monica McInerney
1. Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

2008 Books Read:
44. The Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth - Henci Goer
43. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth - Ina May Gaskin
42. Birthed in Prayer - Kim Barker
41. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - Anne Fadiman^
40. The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy - Vicki Iovine
39. Baby Bargains - Denise and Alan Fields
38. The Silver Chair - C.S. Lewis
37. Everything Nice - Ellen Shanman
36. Summer Sisters - Judy Blume
35. Picture Perfect - Jodi Picoult*
34. Skin Tight - Carl Hiaasen
33. The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
32. The Wonder Spot - Melissa Bank
31. The Devil's Labyrinth - John Saul
30. Wife for Hire - Janet Evanovich
29. Change of Heart - Jodi Picoult
28. Island of the Sequined Love Nun - Christopher Moore*
27. A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini^
26. Native Tongue - Carl Hiaasen*
25. The Memory Keeper's Daughter - Kim Edwards
24. A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore*
23. Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson^
22. Blue Like Jazz - Donald Miller
21. Plum Lucky - Janet Evanovich*
20. The Quickie - James Patterson*
19. The Case of the Missing Books - Ian Sansom
18. Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married - Marian Keyes
17. Oh Baby! - Randi Reisfeld and H.B. Gilmour
16. the curious incident of the dog in the night-time - Mark Haddon
15. Handbags and Gladrags - Maggie Alderson
14. Second Chances - Jane Green
13. Taking Charge of Your Fertility - Toni Weschler
12. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove - Christopher Moore*
11. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury*
10. Three Weeks With My Brother - Nicholas and Micah Sparks*
9. Free Food for Millionaires - Min Jin Lee^
8. Step on a Crack - James Patterson*
7. The Choice - Nicholas Sparks
6. The Rocky Road to Romance - Janet Evanovich
5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - C.S. Lewis
4. Lean Mean Thirteen - Janet Evanovich
3. Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom*
2. The Big Love - Sarah Dunn
1. The Book of Salt - Monique Truong^
* Bookring or Bookray
^ Book Club Book

Bookrays I've Started:
You've Been Warned by James Patterson - Open - PM me to join!
Thanksgiving by Janet Evanovich - Open - PM me to join!
Evening Class by Maeve Binchy - Open - PM me to join!

Bookrings & Bookrays I am a part of:
6th Target (bksfamly) - I'm next

Women Who Love Books Too Much (solittletime) - still being formed
Fever Pitch (karenzero) - I'm 5th (stalled)
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs : A Low Culture Manifesto (wyldewomin) - I'm 5th (stalled)
Full House (babykittysmama) - I'm 6th (stalled)

Authors I can't get enough of:
Jodi Picoult, Pamela Ribon, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, Richard Paul Evans, Nicholas Sparks, Donald Miller, Ann Brashares, Jennifer Crusie, Sarah Dunn
My wishlist...

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