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From Bremerton, Washington USA
Age 64
Joined Thursday, September 2, 2004
Recent Book Activity
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Your Birthdate: February 27

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You are a spiritual soul - a person who tries to find meaning in everything.

You spend a good amount of time meditating, trying to figure out life.

Helping others is also important to you. You enjoy social activities with that goal.

You are very generous and giving. Yet you expect very little in return.

Your strength: Getting along with anyone and everyone

Your weakness: Needing a good amount of downtime to recharge

Your power color: Cobalt blue

Your power symbol: Dove

Your power month: September

Pink ribbons for October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. As a 2.5 year survivor of breast cancer I'll sport the pink until the end of October or until I remember to change them after that.

What should you know about BigKat? I'm married to a fabulous man that I refer to as TheDog, we have two children. Our daughter is XanBear and our son is TheBird. We are all addicted to reading. I'm so addicted I can't see print without reading it. Of course this means I have a two book a day habit. And because I can't get enough of the printed word I teach writing to K-8th graders and of course to my own children. My daughter, consequently is a published poet. My son isn't published--yet. The picture you see (Thanks Texas Wren)is of TheBird, XanBear and in the middle the newest addition to our family Ranger a 1 year old border collie mix that we adopted from the Humane Society.

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I am sweet and a little bit naughty. I am one of the few clinically proven aphrodisiacs. Sometimes I can seem a little hard, but show warmth and I soon melt. What Flavour Are You?

We homeschool our children through a program run by the local school district. This program is also where I teach. I have a Ph.d. in political science from Vanderbilt University since my original career plans involved spending my life as an academic. I outgrew those plans and am now content to be a professional mother who teaches and runs a program dedicated to educating people about the environment. The program currently focuses on the life cycle of salmon.

How to make a BigKat

1 part competetiveness

1 part self-sufficiency

3 parts empathy
Stir together in a glass tumbler with a salted rim. Top it off with a sprinkle of wisdom and enjoy!


Personality cocktail
From Go-Quiz.com

Your Aura is Violet

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Idealistic and thoughtful, you have the mind and ideas to change the world.

And you have the charisma of a great leader, even if you don't always use it!

The purpose of your life: saying truths that other people dare not say

Famous purples include: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Susan B. Anthony

Careers for you to try: Political Activist, Inventor, Life Coach

I'm just registering books as they pass within reach of the computer. My goal is to register the entire collection as 1)that will give me a record someplace of everything I have or that has passed through my hands 2)I don't mind lending books from my permanant collection providing they come home again and 3) Just because it gets space in my permanant collection today doesn't say anything about its fate next week. My reading is dominated by Fantasy/Science Fiction and Mystery stories but I'll read anything except Horror. I also share the house with two cats (or do they share it with me?) I've never actually seen them reading but they like to sleep on books.

I do trade books on occassion and have been known to trade internationally. My resolution has been that a book cannot come into my house to stay without another book moving out. It hasn't helped me reduce the number of books in the house but at least I'm holding the line now!

You scored as The Librarian. You're the Librarian! Once a wizard, now an Orang-utan (due to an unfortunate magical accident), you refuse to be turned back for a few reasons: In this form, it's easier to reach the shelves and hold more books; having the strength of five men makes people return their books on time; life's great philosophical questions boil down to when do I get my next banana? You say ook but are usually understood well enough.

The Librarian




Commander Samuel Vimes


Carrot Ironfounderson


Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax


Gytha (Nanny) Ogg






Cohen The Barbarian


Lord Havelock Vetinari


Which Discworld Character are you like (with pics)
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My philosophy is that if you've traded books with me or found one of my releases, that makes you a BC friend so I add you to my friend list. Of course, this could change if the list starts growing unweildy.

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Candy Freak ring 1 (completed book has gone out as Ring 5! Some candy still to send out to participants)

rainbowbabe West Chester, PA
LaRue Medford, NY
buffra small town, WV
wyldewomin E. Bridgewater, MA
gothamgal Seville, OH

Ring 5
Aberpeter Minot, North Dakota
Bluehawaii218 Washington, DC
Katiesmama CapeCoral, Florida
*editorgirl New Haven, Connecticut

Ring 7 bookcrossing.com/...3274590 (closed but there'll be another one)

glade1 McLeansville, North Carolina
rootmartin MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts
terra57 Hopedale, Massachusetts
tenneh Verdon, Nebraska

Candy Freak book and candy ring 8th edition Canada

airhead Didsbury, Alberta Canada
Pooker3 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Rhonder St. Paul, Canada

Candy Freak book and candy ring #9 under construction US edition

elfgirlsmom Phoenix, Arizona
bartonz Bellevue, Washington

CookCrossing bookring US

skeeterbess Hawaii
elizardbreath Baker City, Oregon
legbamel Fargo, North Dakota
zosime Wisconsin
*Aisling76 Exeter, Massachusetts

CookCrossing bookring European

*Pennydainty Scotland
Clw204 UK
Borina Portugal
Dutchbooky Netherlands

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peachy93722 Seattle WA
KrazyKatLaydee Rolla, MO
*300dogs Jackson, New Jersey
bibliotreker Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
caridad Miami Lakes, Florida

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NMReader New Mexico (US only)
crrcookie Maryland
Covert Deleware (international OK)
chich* France (anywhere)
juli2007 Australia
Mozette Australia
Wistroll Wisconsin
BunnyLady Wisconsin
echesketch North Carolina (US only)
innae Colorado (international OK)

"On Her Majesty's Occult Service Charles Stross" ring
NMReader New Mexico
Llednyl Ohio

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2010 Read Down Mt. TBR Challenge: Goal 30 books by June
30 books represents the pile near the sofa that I am trying to read and categorize.
So far I have finished
1. Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse
2. Digital Photography Book
3. California Gold Rush
4. Fool's Experiment
5. Three Cups of Tea
6. Tunnels
7. Saturn's Children
8. Year's Best Fantasy 2
9. Deeper
11. The 39 Clues book 6
12. The 39 Clues book 7
13. The Power of Dogs
14. Culture Clash
15. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
16. Stones into Schools
17. PhoDOGraphy
18. How to Speak Dog
19. Service of the Sword
20. Autumn War
21. Her Forever Cowboy
22. Don't Shoot the Dog
23. Finding Her Way Home
24. Inkdeath
25. Changes
26. Hero at Large
27. 39 Clues Book 8 The Emperor's Code
28. What the Dog Saw
29. Scent of the Missing
30. Blindside

Goal Achieved!!

31. Spartan Gold
32. Vi Agra Falls
33. Fatally Flakey
34. Lightening Thief
35. dog years
36. Percy Jackson 2
37. Percy Jackson 3
38. Sahara
39. WishWorks, Inc.
40. www.WATCH
41. Incarceron
42. Digital Photography volume 3
43. The Snow Queen
44. Return to Groosham Grange The Unholy Grail
45. Scat
46. To Hell on a Fast Horse
47. Lord of Light
48. The Tale of Despereaux
49. The Last Lecture
50. The Dragon Diary
51. Sizzling Sixteen
52. Fang
53. Midnight Never Come
54. Black Magic Sanction
55. Blind Date Bride
56. Naughty Neighbor
57. Hot Stuff
58. Blackout
59. Season of Gifts
60. FingerLickin' Fifteen
61. Komar
62. Edgar Sawtelle
63. We Can't All be Rattlesnakes
64. Corduroy Mansions

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