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From Burlington, Ontario Canada
Age 73
Joined Sunday, March 30, 2008
Recent Book Activity
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Extended Profile
I have always been an avid reader and love to become engrossed in a good story. Once I start a good book I want to keep on reading until I have finished it.

I heard about Bookcrossing from my sister, starrdust. I joined and was immediately hooked. I love participating in many of the release challenges, and have "met" so many nice people here.

My shelf does not necessarily reflect my reading preferences. Some books I have acquired solely for the purpose of release challenges.

Currently reading: Maud's House of Dreams by Janet Lunn

Books I read in 2023:
Christmas on the Island by Jenny Colgan
The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton
The Family Gift by Cathy Kelly
Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel
At the Mountain's Edge by Genevieve Graham
The Consequences of Fear by Jacqueline Winspear
A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
Blessing in Disguise by Danielle Steel
Love in the Time of Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith
The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
In the Lion's Den by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Lost and Found by Danielle Steel
The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
The Dark Side by Danielle Steel
Christmas at the Island Hotel by Jenny Colgan
Star Sullivan by Maeve Binchy
Canoe Lake by Roy MacGregor
The Collector's Daughter by Gill Paul
Child's Play by Danielle Steel
When We Were Young and Brave by Hazel Gaynor
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly
Spy by Danielle Steel
An Island Wedding by Jenny Colgan
A View Across the Rooftops by Suzanne Kelman
A Man of Honour by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Moral Compass by Danielle Steel
Three Words For Goodbye by Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb

Challenges I'm participating in 2023:
Never Judge A Book By Its Cover - January 1-December 31, 2023
Pages Read Challenge - January 1-December 31, 2023
Ultimate Challenge - January 1-December 31, 2023
Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes - February 1-28, 2023
Wine + Food - February 15-March 15, 2023
Celebrate the Irish - March 1-31, 2023
Oh, the Places We Can Go - March 1-31, 2023
April Showers/May Flowers - April 15-May 15, 2023
May Royalty - May 1-31, 2023
Allergic to A - June 1-30, 2023
June Brides - June 1-30, 2023
Seeking Septads - July 1-31, 2023
September Sapphire - September 1-30, 2023
You're Such An Animal - September 1-October 4, 2023
Ten Letter Words - October 1-31, 2023
Tick Tock - October 1-31, 2023
E-less - November 1-30, 2023
The - November 1-30, 2023
D For December - December 1-31, 2023
Decemberish - December 1-31, 2023
What's In A Name - December 1-31, 2023

Books I read in 2022:
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
The Light Over London by Julia Kelly
Secret Sister by Cherry Durbin
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks
Fall From Grace by Danielle Steel
Chance Developments by Alexander McCall Smith
The Dressmaker's Gift by Fiona Valpy
The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel
The Whispers of War by Julia Kelly
A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
The Cast by Danielle Steel
The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan
To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear
The Secret Affair by Gill Paul
The Good Fight by Danielle Steel
Come From Away by Genevieve Graham
The Last Bookshop in London by Madeline Martin
Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton
Master of His Fate by Barbara Taylor Bradford
In His Father's Footsteps by Danielle Steel
A Promise of Ankles by Alexander McCall Smith
After Many Years by L. M. Montgomery
Jackie and Maria by Gill Paul
Turning Point by Danielle Steel
Tides of Honour by Genevieve Graham
The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
Silent Night by Danielle Steel

Challenges I'm participating in 2022:
Never Judge A Book By Its Cover - January 1-December 31, 2022
Pages Read Challenge - January 1-December 31, 2022
Ultimate Challenge - January 1-December 31, 2022
Heads, Shoulders, Knees & Toes - February 1-28, 2022
Celebrate The Irish - March 1-31, 2022
Oh, The Places We Can Go - March 1-31, 2022
April Showers/May Flowers - April 15 to May 15, 2022
Allergic to A - June 1-30, 2022
June Brides - June 1-30, 2022
Canada Day - July 1-31, 2022
Seeking Septads - July 1-31, 2022
September Sapphire - September 1-30, 2022
Tick Tock - October 1-31, 2022
E-less - November 1-30, 2022
D For December - December 1-31, 2022
What's In A Name - December 1-31, 2022

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