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Joined Sunday, June 23, 2002
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NOT CURRENTLY DOING TRADES - SORRY! I am VERY busy with several things in my life right now that take precedence over BookCrossing (and unfortunately, even reading). I have received several books that I have not journaled and I have several book rings here that need to get on their way. I also have some incomplete trades, but I will complete those trades when things slow down a bit in my life. I am NOT a bad trader and I don't steal books. My numbers above prove that. I hope to be able to get back to BookCrossing again soon. Thanks for understanding!

I became interested in tracking things online when I heard about WheresGeorge, the site for tracking paper money. Like BookCrossing, only some of the "found" bills on WheresGeorge ever get journaled, but I have a decent "catch" rate there.

I have done some wild releases with two journaled catches to date. I released a book at the Lenscrafters optometrist's waiting room in a nearby mall. Waiting rooms, to me, are ideal release locations because you have a captive audience that always wants to read! I also released three books at the hair salon the last time I went - one that I left in the bathroom was caught! Yippy!

I have had a book "released" to me in a bar in the Atlanta airport while waiting for my boyfriend's flight to get in one nasty, rainy night in March of 2000. Someone gave me a book by Richard North Patterson and got me interested in reading more of his novels. I wish I could say thank you to this person who gave me the book and I wish I could tell her about this site! She seemed to be someone who traveled a lot, read a lot, and gave away most of the books she read. (The book she gave me was a book club edition, so I'm guessing she's a reader!)

If you see something you like in my bookshelf, check here for books I'm looking for:

My Wish List

The wish list is a work in progress, so even if you don't have anything listed here, ask anyway! Thanks to Cliff1976 for providing this wonderful forum.

Book Rays/Rings/Boxes

Lucky by Alice Sebold
The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Wanderlust by Chris Dyer
Open House by Elizabeth Berg <---- this book was "lost" - Nillabreen is beginning a new ring with the same participants. Please contact her if you wish to join the new ring.
Homesick by Sela Ward <---- this book was "lost". WarEagle78 has begun a new ray for it. Please PM her to join.
Thoughts While Having Sex by Stephanie Lehmann
Timeline by Michael Crichton
How to Murder a Millionaire by Nancy Martin
Burning the Map by Laura Caldwell
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (This is a new ring to replace a dead one.)
Patty Jane's House of Curl by Lorna Landvik
Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady by Florence King
Dust to Dust by Tami Hoag
Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells
Front Porch Tales by Philip Gulley
A Charmed Life: The Spirituality of Potterworld by Francis Bridger
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
My Second Audio Book Box CLOSED

Please PM me if you would like to join one of the above rings, rays or book boxes. If they are currently underway, I may not be able to add you, but I will do my best!

50 Book Challenge:

I can read 50 books easily, so I will call this a 100 book challenge. My goal will be 200 - see if I make it! By the way, this list is totally out of order and probably incomplete! I didn't register some of the books I read, so they may or may not have links.

1. Bleachers by John Grisham
2. Betsy-Tacy and Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace
3. Eat Me by Linda Jaivin
4. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
5. Last Man Down: The Fireman's Story by Richard 'Pitch' Picciotto
6. Callie's Tally: An Accounting of Baby's First Year by Betsy Howie
7. One Frog Can Make a Difference: Kermit's Guide to Life in the '90s by Kermit the Frog
8. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
9. Tom, Dick and Debbie Harry by Jessica Adams
10. The Entreprenurial Cat by Jazzie the Cat & Mary Hessler, Ph.D.
11. Virtue by Serena Mackesy
12. How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man by Zsa Zsa Gabor
13. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
14. Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast Pillow Book by Bill Richardson
15. Pushing 30 by Whitney Gaskell
16. So Far... by Kelsey Grammer
17. Bonita Faye by Margaret Moseley
18. Easy by Emma Gold
19. Spellbound by Jane Green (did not register)
20. Autobiography of a Fat Bride: True Tales of a Pretend Adulthood by Laurie Notaro
21. The Royals by Kitty Kelley
22. Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham
23. Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg
24. In This Mountain by Jan Karon
25. The Next Big Thing by Sara Caspian
26. The Fur Person by May Sarton
27. I Don't Mean to Be Rude, But...:Backstage Gossip from American Idol & the Secrets that Can Make You a Star - by Simon Cowell
28. The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch) : Lessons from a Life in Feathers by Carroll Spinney
29. The Other Woman's Shoes by Adele Parks (did not register)
30. Braving Home: Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales by Jake Halpern
31. They Went That-A-Way: How the Famous, the Infamous, and the Great Died by Malcolm Forbes
32. "G" is for Grafton: The World of Kinsey Millhone by Carol McGinnis Kay
33. Betsy Was a Junior by Maud Hart Lovelace
34. Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
35. Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace
36. Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown by Maud Hart Lovelace
37. Southern Fried Divorce: A Woman Unleashes Her Hound and His Dog in the Big Easy by Judy Conner
38. The Remnant by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (unregistered)
39. Armageddon by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (unregistered)
40. The Greatest Stories Never Told : 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy by Rick Beyer
41. Blushing Pink by Jill Winters
42. Elizabeth: A Novel by Tom McGregor

What I want:

Besides my wish list (see above for link), I'm interested in any and all British historical novels, especially those concerning the Tudor era and the Victorians. I always love chick lit, esp. Brit Chick Lit that is hard to obtain in the US. (Think I'm an Anglophile?) You can also visit my way cool Amazon Wish List for more ideas for trades or RABCKs if you are so inclined.

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