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Age 45
Joined Friday, August 8, 2003
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Last Updated: Wednesday the 21st of September 2011 at 1:07 PM Pacific Time


In July 2011 I was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer. I am currently off work on disability while undergoing chemotherapy. Your prayers & healing vibes are most welcome. If you want to know more, please check out my blog or friend me on FaceBook (just let me know in your friend request that you are a bookcrosser). Thanks!

Note that I'm not nearly as active around here as I once was, but I *am* still around & I'm hoping to get back into BookCrossing (and move some of these books out of my house) in 2011.

Between my boyfriend Jemanu's bookshelf and my own, ALL of the books we own are registered on BookCrossing!

If you find or receive a book either of us have registered, feel free to use and enjoy it in any way you please, including keeping it as part of your PC.

My bookshelf picture is an illustration from one of my PC books:
Meow: Cat Stories From Around The World, written by Jane Yolen and gorgeously illustrated by Hala Wittwer. If you'd like to see more of her art, check out her website:

2011 Stats & Goals

As of the 1st of January 2011, BookCrossing tells me I have 1,688 books in my possession:
8 Reserved
30 Available
462 PC
1,188 TBR

My goal for 2011 is to move at least 600 books out of the house this year. That works out to 50 a month, which I think is doable. Many of my TBRs are very old & it's time to sh*t or get off the pot, as they say.

Also as of January 1, 2011:
20,271 books registered #008 KarenBC
05,325 books registered #100 piggydiva
03,812 books registered me

I still dream of someday being on the leader board, but this will not be the year for that. Maybe 2012...

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