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From Neenah, Wisconsin USA
Age 63
Joined Monday, April 28, 2008
Recent Book Activity
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books registered 4 938
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controlled releases 24 804
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new member referrals 0 8
forum posts 2 934
Extended Profile
My favs are historical fiction, fantasy books and the classics. I also love a good laugh and like reading the works of Christopher Moore, Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. I spend a lot of time in the car so I listen to audio books as well. You'll notice that I listen to quite of few children/young adult books. That's because I really do love imaginative tales and I find them easier to follow while driving. Don't want to be too distracted on the road!

I've noticed that some BCers like to collect items such as stamps or postcards. I've started to collect bookplates. I use these in my "special" books and I also like to share them with other BCers, tucking them in my "Controlled Releases". Just my way of saying "HI!" and wishing you an AWESOME day.

**By the way, if any of my Bookcrossing friends want to "friend me" on Facebook, I'd love it. Just be sure to send me a little message telling me your Bookcrossing name. I've received some friend requests in the past and didn't accept them because I didn't recognize the people by their real name.

NOTICE: I am willing to trade books with others. Check out my Available and Wish Lists.
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Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.

Arnold Lobel

Thanks to those who have granted me my wishes!

PaulsBooks, Tori58, Trekwoman, airyaa, Smurphie, karen07814, Tuz, booklady331, nuyear1975, News-Hound, jaenelle, nattabee, flossie771, hyphen8, hippolein, easterngirl71, elis-fromSweden, qweenoftheworld, judygreeneyes, dukefan86, Marsala, JudySlump612, dvg, southernfryed, ghir, Rororosie, Keetal, Katekintail, perryfran, indygo88, firefly711, amme1980, OneMorePage, redfox5, Sistermadilou, herchelle, JPix, heartthumper, footymadgill, twm3, GoryDetails, Hendertuckian, biisbsw, sfogs, Erishkigal, Frutz, slipperbunny, MRJIGGS, melydia, bookstogive, valpete, HI77, Aramena, book_drunkard (hostile17), fathermurphy, MmeClinton, spoiledrotten, tomato68, josierivers, lauraloo29, koivula5, NancyNova, BadgerJim, JessicaEby, lauraloo29

Reading Now:
The Wandering Earth by Liu Cixin

Listening to:
Black Cross by Greg Iles
King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry

2023 Reads

Sand Dollar Island by Rob Smith
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
The Secret Piano by Zhu Xiao-Mei
Executive Privilege by Philip Margolin
Population 485 - Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry
End of Mae by Angela Yuriko Smith
Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: The Lewis and Clark Expedition by Kathryn Lasky
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Le Divorce by Diane Johnson
The Great Reset: Joe Biden and the Rise of Twenty-First-Century Fascism by Glenn Beck and Justin Trask Haskins
The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert
The Dragon of Trelian by Michelle Knudson
The Magic of Life: A Son's Story of Hope after Tragedy, Grief and a Speedo by Michael Gershe
The Winners by Fredrik Backman
The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Scaife
What's Not to Love? by Jonathon Ames
Vision of the Hunter by John Tempest
The Yellow Bird Sings by Jennifer Rosner
Zombies vs Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbelastier
The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin
The Long Run by Leo Furey
The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Selleck
The Winter King by Christine Cohen
Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris
The Best Ghost Stories Ever by Christopher Krovatin
The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan
Eternal Lover by J.R. Ward
Be the Message by Chris and Kerry Shook
Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
We've Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

2023 Listens (Audio)
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
XO by Jeffery Deaver
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Inferno by Dan Brown
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whaler Turner
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
The King of Attolia by Megan Whaler Turner
The Good Earth by Pearl Buck
The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned by Walter Mosley
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Blue Heaven by C.J. Box

Past Books I Have Read To:

Past Audiobooks I Have Listened To:

Bookrings & Bookrays I'm participating in:

Audiobook VBB - iwillrejoice**Sent Forward**
CD Only Audio Book Bookbox - booklady331**Sent Forward**
HI77's Audio Bookbox - HI77**Sent Forward**
Bookbox of Intentional Variety - HI77
The Bookbox of the Apocalypse & Other Realities - Spatial

Bookrings & Rays I Have Finished and Sent Forward:

Bookrings & Rays I'm hosting:

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer**Successfully Completed**
Earreading Audiobooks on Cassette Bookbox #2 (KateKintail) **Successfully Completed**
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker**Successfully Completed**
Cassettes Are Still Alive Bookbox **Successfully Completed** Box Full of Magical, Mystical Stories and Dangerous Beasties BOOK BOX**Successfully Completed**
Women Authors Shrinking Bookbox**Traveling**

Past Bookrings & Rays I Have Started:

Happily handing out RABCKs since 2008

Total RABCK count: 102

You Are Ocean Blue

You're both warm and practical. You're very driven, but you're also very well rounded.

You tend to see both sides to every issue, and people consider you a natural diplomat.

What kind of bookcrosser are you
Your Result: ring in bundles

They come and come. Ringbooks come in herds, that's what you say! You made a basket on your mail box, otherwise the frontdoor woldn't open when you return from work. You know your postman by christian name.

Playfull RBACKer
Love to meet
Obsessive releaser
Thematic dropper
Talk of the toy
lucky lurker
strange looking bystander
What kind of bookcrosser are you
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