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From Springfield, Illinois USA
Age 49
Joined Monday, August 2, 2004
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 0 520
released in the wild 0 177
controlled releases 0 10
releases caught 0 19
controlled releases caught 0 3
books found 1 346
tell-a-friend referrals 0 39
new member referrals 0 0
forum posts 0 897
Extended Profile
After being registered for more than a year, I released my first book into the wild in December 2005. Then I discovered Book Relay (no longer exists, but a similar group, Book Obsessed, has sprung up in its place), which really spurred my interest in doing more with BookCrossing. I've always been a voracious reader thanks to my mom. We have similar tastes in reading, but we no longer live in the same town, so we don't do much sharing of books anymore.

Books read in 2006: 85
Books read in 2007: 84
Books read in 2008: 53
Books read in 2009: 59
Books read in 2010: 57
Books read in 2011: 48
Books Read in 2012: 54
Books read in 2013: 61
Books read in 2014: 61
Books read in 2015: 45
Books read in 2016: 56
Books read in 2017: 75
Books read in 2018: 60
Books read in 2019: 59
Books read in 2020: 69
Books read in 2021: 51
Books read in 2022: 45
Books Read in 2023: 53

If you have drawn my name in a swap or gift exchange, the following are excellent ideas for me: fine chocolate, especially if you live outside the US and have a favorite that may be hard to find here (no nuts, please, unless they are in the form of peanut butter), books from my wishlist; knitting patterns from my wishlist (I’m collectorkerri there also); a donation in my name to Heifer International; a gift certificate to; gift certificates from or I also have a wishlist on You will be able to access it with my real name; I think I’m the only person on US Amazon with my exact name.

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