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Age 57
Joined Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Recent Book Activity
4 weeks all time
books registered 11 1,822
released in the wild 10 477
controlled releases 0 1,717
releases caught 0 100
controlled releases caught 0 1,522
books found 1 556
tell-a-friend referrals 0 437
new member referrals 0 17
forum posts 4 5,260
Extended Profile
Update: 26May24

Taken November 2009, too much mousie makes one exhausted kitty.
My PMs automatically go into a BC folder which I try to check daily.
My wishlist is always up-to-date.
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My Wishlist:
WL book
Wings ~ love to fly!
BCID labels (Store, homemade, a printed page for me to copy|cut|paste)
Dark chocolate anything
Coffee (with caffeine, strong, whole bean or ground)
Hand cream (travel sized for purse, scented or not)
Lip Balm (plain or tinted)
Warm fuzzy socks
I feed the stray cats at my job. They’re all spayed/neutered. Kibble, coupons are always welcome.
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I’ve been a member of BookCrossing for 19 years! I enjoy sharing my finds with fellow book lovers and reading the journal entries. What happens when I read a book I don't enjoy? Usually after reading the JEs, I find a different perspective (or 'aha moment') much like a good book club discussion. Wild releasing is my way of touching the world with a small act of kindness. My other interests are decorative painting, cooking and gardening.

Please note my bookshelf does not accurately display my book preference. As noted in my JEs, some are my husband's selections and some are purchased just to RABCK and/or Wild Release. I do read a lot of different genres including mystery, thrillers, horror, humor, chick-lit and, once in a while, a spiritual or cat book. I must confess to enjoying the screwball mystery such as Bubbles Yablonsky series by Sarah Strohmeyer ~ a girl's gotta laugh, right?

Some authors I enjoy reading: Jessica Beck, Martha Beck, David Bell, Jennifer Belle, Elizabeth Berg, Gillian Flynn, Joe Hill, Alice Hoffman, Anne Lamott, Jen Lancaster, Billie Letts, Elizabeth Letts, Sue Miller, Laurie Notaro, Jodi Picoult, Kathy Reichs, Anita Shreve, and Sarah Strohmeyer. I love trying a new author, which usually adds to this list!

I Know I Owe It ~ Wishlist Tag Game:
(These are books I have to read and/or mail.)

What am I reading now?
Live and Let Chai Bree Baker

Bookrays I'm Currently Hosting:
Searching for the next good one to offer.

Bookrings I'm Waiting To Be Sent My Way:
Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Bookrays I'm Waiting To Be Sent My Way:
Paper Towns by John Green (devon612) | This one has stalled along the way.

NonBC Books Read
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein | friend loaned | May 2022

Completed Bookrays:
Cat Selfies by Charlie Ellis (LenaLena) Arrived 29Sep15|Mailed 1Oct15
Cat Tales by Friends of a Roman Sanctuary (weeder) Arrived 20Sep16|RABCK'd 28Oct16
Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay (JennyC1230) Arrived 8Nov16|Mailed 15Nov16
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Bulan-Purnama) Arrived 30Jan17|Mailed 6Feb17
Under the Paw by Tom Cox (Charlotte1924) | Received 19Aug | Mailed 31Aug 17
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen (josierivers) Link to forum post | 13Sep17 Mailed
The Red House by Mark Haddon | Arrived 9Oct18|Mailed 10Nov18
Before Ever After by Samantha Soto | Arrived 21Jun19|Mailed 28Jun19

Book Box Participation:
Kitchen Sink Bookbox (JennyC1230)|Arrived 18Jun11|Mailed 20Jun11
Surprise Paperback Bookbox|Round 3 (Meekachu07)|Arrived 30Jun16|Mailed 15Jul16

Other Bookcrossing Activity Participation:
2016 Valentine Exchange hosted by Princess-Peapod
Biography|Memoir|Humor VBB Hosted by JennyC1230|Completed Rounds 1-7|2011-2015
Chicklit and Chocolate Sweeps: May|June 2015 hosted by Abby-Gibby|Completed
Wishlist Tag Game | 2012-2017
2012 RABCK Release Challenge | Forgot to post so its TBA
2011 RABCK Release Challenge hosted by NancyNova | YTD Total 72
2010 RABCK Release Challenge hosted by valentina1209 & smhamn|Grand total is 212!
2010 Valentine's Day Book, Chocolate & Coffee Sweepstakes (USA) hosted by FeistyPom2Love
2010 Valentine Pair RABCK hosted by princess-peapod
2009 RABCK Release Challenge hosted by valentina1209 & smhamn | My grand total is 241!
2009 NJ and NYC Nice Challenge RABCK hosted by wildflower37
2009 Summer Surprise Fun RABCK hosted by nattabee
2009 Random Bookmark Ring~Int'l. hosted by Chantie | 6Apr09 to Pitluv4
Happy Day RABCKs | as send only
Tiara Sweeps: 4-7 | as send only
International Secret Santa | 2008
Holiday Gift Giving | 2007-2010

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